Archive for May, 2014

How Much Income Do You Need to Buy in Atlanta?

Wednesday, May 28th, 2014

HSH Mortgage recently released a study checking how much income you’d need to buy the average priced house in 27 different cities.  It’s no surprise that Atlanta was the 6th cheapest city.  Cleveland was the cheapest and San Francisco (no surprise) was the most expensive.  In Atlanta you need to earn just over $34,000 per […]

Renting vs Buying in Atlanta, which is Cheaper?

Thursday, May 22nd, 2014

Atlanta home values have been increasing the last two years.  It’s always important to watch how home prices relate to rents as some people can get priced out of buying.  But here in Atlanta our median home price of $130,000 still shows if you buy you can pay less per month than renting.  Good news […]

Is it Important to Get a Survey?

Tuesday, May 20th, 2014

Oh, you bet it is….how do you know where that new fence will go?  Is there a sewer line running under your new house? These and plenty of other potential problems can be headed off or at least discovered prior to causing you a problem.  Here’s a great article about surveys from the always great […]

Atlanta Still is one of the Most Affordable Cities

Wednesday, May 14th, 2014

We’re blessed in many ways living in Atlanta and one of the most important is affordable housing.   More and more we’re seeing the increased demand in urban areas pushing up prices beyond the reach of the middle class.  But in Atlanta we’re still very affordable.  For comparison In Atlanta the median income is $55,000 […]

Can Atlanta Go All in on the Beltline?

Saturday, May 10th, 2014

You know we’re big fans of the Beltline at ‘homesinatlanta’ and we’re big fans of Atlantic Cities.  Here’s a new article from Atlanta’s own Rebecca Burns about the Beltline and it touches on some great points so we thought we’d share it with you here.  One pararagraph for us really stood out explaining the popularity […]

Millennials want Walkability and Cities are trying to Provide it

Monday, May 5th, 2014

We’ve talked in the past about how important it is for cities to re-engineer for more and better walkable neighborhoods.  This is a trend that’s emerged from retirees and millennials demands.  Now there’s a new study out once again reinforcing that the young generation really values a lifestyle that is less dependent on the car. […]