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Art Wood of Cole Taylor Mortgage is our first guest on this week’s Atlanta Real Estate Forum Radio show! Art discusses mortgages in 2014, and he is followed by Julia Forbes, the digital engagement manager for the High Museum of Art, who talks about what is going on in Atlanta’s biggest art museum.

A former tennis pro turned mortgage officer and community advocate, Art Wood is passionate about making sure that the people who want to buy a home can do so. With the changes that have shaken up the mortgage industry, he tells us that this spring lenders will be looking for borrowers with:

  • Low debt to income ratios
  • Significant down payments
  • Strong credit scores
  • Robust financial reserves/savings

Mortgage experts predict that there will be 30 percent fewer mortgages in 2014 because of rising rates and fewer refinances. With more inventory coming onto market, Cole Taylor is ready to support homebuyers in 2014 with multiple mortgage products/options and advantages, buyer support, education and more.

Art will share some of his knowledge about and predictions for mortgages in 2014, with helpful information for both industry professionals and borrowers alike! To learn more about Cole Taylor and Art Wood, visit Facebook.com/ArtWoodMortgage, email him at awood@ctmtg.com or call 678-951-1281.


This week’s deal of the Day is from Construction Resources. They are  offering a special deal on Italian Granite slabs from Antolini. This super-low pricing of just $45 per square foot, fabricated and installed, is available only on the trendy White Torroncino design.  Supplies are limited and products must be purchased and paid for in full in January to enjoy this special discount. If you are looking for more of a golden hue, there are just a few slabs left of Golden Crystal granite at $39 per square foot fabricated and installed. Head to the Decatur Slab Gallery at 224 Rio Circle today or visit CRHomeUSA.com to learn more!


Julia Forbes is a nine year veteran of the High Museum of Art and is head of digital engagement. She works on helping people see what goes on beyond the art, from audio tours to labels to interactive tours and more.

The High Museum, located at 1280 Peachtree Street, N.E. Atlanta, Georgia 30309, has been around since 1905. The modern museum, which opened in the 1980s and expanded in 2005, is home to a permanent collection of more than 13,000 works of art. This weekend is the last opportunity to view the Paris on Peachtree exhibit or art from the Louvre’s Tuileries Garden, and while you’re there you can also explore the Go West special exhibition of art of the American Frontier. Julia also hints at new exhibitions coming to the High in 2014 and ways that you can interact and engage with and support the arts in Atlanta.

To learn more about the High Museum, visit www.High.org.


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