Your 2015 Grant Park Real Estate Market Update

Monday, August 3rd, 2015

    In our quest to keep our loyal readers up to date on Atlanta’s Real Estate Market we bring you Grant Park for the first half of 2015.  Like much of Atlanta, Grant Park has been hot and seen increasing prices and tight inventory.  For the uninitiated, here’s a refresher course. Grant Park is […]

Mortgage Rates Inch Higher

Thursday, July 23rd, 2015

Mortgage rates continued their slow, incremental move up the last few weeks with fears of Greek economic turmoil and a slowing Chinese economy.  Also Janet Yellin suggested the Fed was ready to raise interest rates this fall. From Realtor MAgazine and Freddie Mac; The average rate on the 30-year fixed-rate mortgage increased five basis points […]

Have you Registered or Renewed Your Alarm Registration?

Monday, June 15th, 2015

  Did you know that you are required to register your alarm if you live in the city of Atlanta.  And if you have registered you have to renew your registration each year.  It’s free to register but if you haven’t registered and you have a false alarm the city may fine you as much […]

Ways to Make Your Unfinished Basement Great

Thursday, February 5th, 2015

Here at homesinatlanta we’re big fans of the site and app, Brightnest.  This month the have an excellent article about ways to improve on your unfinished basement.  You know, short of finishing it, of course! Here’s the six ways and here’s a link to the original article. 1. Stop the Moisture The biggest anti-cozy factor […]

CoreLogic's 5 keys to Housing in 2015 and do they apply in Atlanta?

Saturday, January 3rd, 2015

         Last week HousingWire.com had an article about CoreLogic’s keys to housing in 2015.  We decided to take a look and see how it applies in Atlanta. 1.  Millenials will start buying.   CoreLogic states that better employment and higher income for Millenials will mean more will enter the real estate market […]

The Good News in Today's Housing Starts Report

Wednesday, November 19th, 2014

If you just read the headline in today’s Commerce Report for housing starts it looks bad.  New housing starts were down 2.8%.  This is usually an indication that builders are seeing a slowing market and cut back on new construction.  But let’s look a little deeper.  The reason overall starts were down is that multi-family […]

Things to Know When Buying or Selling and a Tenant Occupies the Property

Tuesday, August 19th, 2014

Our favorite closing attorney, Kati Heller, is always giving us great info and advice about the pitfalls to avoid in a real estate transaction.   Today she focused on tenants and I’ll just share it here since she says it better than I can; We are seeing more and more properties being sold with tenants […]

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 […]

How do you develop new property in Manhattan West? Here's How

Thursday, September 12th, 2013

Okay so this site is about residential real estate in Atlanta but we love and follow all kinds of real estate issues everywhere.  When we saw this animation we just had to share it. There isn’t exactly an abundance of undeveloped real estate left in Manhattan so if you want to create something new you […]