Archive for October, 2013

SW Atlanta Beltline Gets a Tiger V Grant (Update)

Tuesday, October 29th, 2013

    If you’re a regular reader of this blog (if not, you’ve wasted your life) then you know we’re big believers in the value of SouthWest Atlanta.  It’s close to downtown and many of the neighborhoods have a great inventory of Craftsman Bungalows.  And it’s super cheap over there.  Now comes news that the SW […]

Bam! Just Like that Mortgage Rates are Back Down

Friday, October 25th, 2013

Mortgage rates dropped to levels not seen since June this week.  The government re-start and a weak jobs report means the Fed will keep pumping money into the economy and this should keep interest rates low.  Fear of rising interest rates pushed people into buying mode in the Spring but then as they inched up […]

Will New Loan Limits Affect Atlanta's Real Estate Market?

Saturday, October 19th, 2013

     Government officials are reviewing reducing loan limits for conforming mortgages, a change which could affect Atlanta.  From a report from NAR; In early September, the Federal Housing Finance Agency (FHFA), the entity that oversees Freddie Mac and Fannie Mae, gave notice that it would revise the conforming loans limits in an attempt to stimulate […]

$2 Million Under Budget and on Time, it's the Atlanta Streetcar

Thursday, October 17th, 2013

    According to a recent update from Atlanta Streetcar’s executive director, Tim Borchers, the streetcar is now on schedule for completion this Spring.  And to encourage people to give it a try they’re going to let you ride for free for the for the first 3 months.  How about them apples!  There were some early […]

Woodstock Gets a Shout Out from CNBC on Walkability

Tuesday, October 15th, 2013

       Here at homesinatlanta we love to babble incessantly about walkable neighborhoods.  Why?  Because this is the future of real estate.  We like to focus on the Intown market and all the great areas like Inman Park and the Old Fourth Ward and projects like the Beltline and the Downtown Streetcar.  But walking neighborhoods aren’t […]

A Little More Info on Atlanta's Walkability

Saturday, October 12th, 2013

          We read Chris Leinberger’s and the ARC’s report on where development is happening in Atlanta now.  Leinberger has studied Atlanta’s real estate market for years.  We wrote about the study recently here.   One of the surprising facts is how much development  is happening in what Leinberger rates as ‘walkable’ neighborhoods.  His study showed that […]

Intown is where it's at in Atlanta!

Friday, October 4th, 2013

        A new study from Georgia Tech and the Atlanta Regional Commission shows that Atlantans (and transplants) are continuing to choose to live in more walkable and denser neighborhoods.  An article about the study is here at the always great Atlantic Cities site. From the study;     “Since 2009, 60 percent of new office, retail and […]