The South, Urbanization and 'Charlanta'

Friday, July 25th, 2014

  Here at homesinatlanta we’ve been telling you about increasing urbanization (or more simply people are moving to the city).  Now a new study from North Carolina State has a prediction of what the South will look like by 2060 due to this trend.  Here in the South we’ve tended to be spread out because […]

Apartments are Shrinking. Would you want a Micro Apartment?

Friday, July 11th, 2014

According to a new report from Bloomberg apartments across the U.S. are shrinking.  In fact newer construction apartments are being built at their smallest size since 2002.  In Atlanta, average apartment size has shrunk 7%.  Why is that?  Three factors, really.  One is that rents have been increasing so smaller apartments are more affordable.  Another […]

Progress? Or is Real Estate flipping you the Finger?

Friday, June 27th, 2014

Here’s a great new post from Diana Olick at CNBC.  It’s about how taller buildings are now being built between smaller buildings due to a lack of available real estate.  It looks pretty ugly to us  (to each his own, though) and it got us thinking about Atlanta.  Atlanta has it’s own issues when it […]

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. […]

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 […]

Take a Look at These Atlanta Promo Vids from the 80's !

Friday, September 20th, 2013

We have tall buildings!  We have lots and lots of interstates!   These two videos from the 80’s give us a little different perspective as to what was important to city planners and recruiters 30 years ago.  Enjoy!  (and how about that cool soundtrack)  

Baby Boomers Moving to Urban Centers

Tuesday, April 30th, 2013

We’ve been seeing a trend for awhile now as Baby Boomers become empty nesters.  They’re looking to sell their current larger homes and down size.  In the past this often meant a move to sunny Florida or perhaps Arizona.  But today more and more baby boomers are looking to move to the city.  Part of […]

What's in store for Atlanta Real Estate in 2013 ?

Wednesday, December 26th, 2012

With the last week of 2012 upon us, here at HomesInAtlanta we’re going to be taking a look at what’s going to happen in 2013.   Here’s our first look.  It comes from the Urban Land Institute’s Emerging Trends Real Estate Report for 2013.  It’s focused more on commercial real estate but it covers a lot […]