Archive for May, 2013

Want to Buy a House from Ikea ?

Wednesday, May 15th, 2013

    Well now you can!  Ikea has partnered with Ideabox from Oregon.  It’s a 1 bedroom 1 bath home.  The good news is you won’t end up trying figure out where those darn dowels go and you won’t end up with a handful of extra parts after putting it together.  The home actually comes in […]

Did you See That? Foreclosures just plunged again in Atlanta

Thursday, May 9th, 2013

    The number of foreclosures in Georgia and Atlanta fell again in April versus the same time last year according to new numbers from RaeltyTrac.  It’s a trend we’ve been seeing for awhile here at  the Homes in Atlanta blog.  Overall in Georgia foreclosures were down a whopping 42% from a year ago and 5% […]

Mortgage Applications Surge and Rates are Still Low

Wednesday, May 8th, 2013

Mortgage interest rates are down again, while mortgage applications are increasing.  And now, banks are loosening their requirements for a mortgage.  With foreclosures and delinquent payments down banks are feeling better about giving out mortgages.  Applications for new mortgages are up 11.5% this year to a 3 year high.   Part of this is because investors […]

Home Prices Increase the Most in Seven Years

Wednesday, May 1st, 2013

Home prices continue to climb as this article from Reuters explains; Single-family home prices rose more than expected in February, posting their best annual rise since May 2006 in a fresh sign the housing recovery remains on track, a closely watched survey showed on Tuesday. The S&P/Case Shiller composite index of 20 metropolitan areas gained […]