housing affordability

Home Affordability Declines in 40 percent of Housing Markets

U.S. home affordability has out priced wage growth in 40 percent of U.S. Housing Markets, including Atlanta where 12 of the 21 counties in this report show that home prices are growing faster than wage increases. Most of the Georgia counties reviewed show that they are less affordable than the historic average. ATTOM Data Solutions, curator of the nation’s premier[...]

housing affordability

Executive Order Supports Housing Affordability

Breaking News! President Trump put housing at the forefront of the national debate today by signing an executive order focusing on tackling the housing affordability crisis impacting America today. As the economy has strengthened, demand for safe, affordable housing has skyrocketed, but the housing industry has not been able to  mean this needed supply. By signing this order President Trump[...]

sharp residential

Toll Brothers Enters Atlanta with Sharp Residential Acquisition

Yet another national builder has entered the Atlanta market through the acquisition of an established private local home builder. Toll Brothers, Inc., (NYSE:TOL) , the nation’s leading builder of luxury homes, has expanded into the Atlanta market through the acquisition of Sharp Residential. This was a cash $$$ purchase, that at the time we published was not yet disclosed. Sharp Residential[...]

Brockton Construction

Brockton Turns a Small Part of Atlanta into a Thomas Kinkade Painting

How can the captivating paintings of Thomas Kinkade inspire home builders? On today’s All About Real Estate episode Co-Owner of Brockton Construction Joe Hafif explains to listeners the unique charm and character that Brockton Construction uses to revive Old-World craftsmanship and style. Hafif began his career in construction in the 1980s with little-to-no knowledge of the real estate and homebuilding industry. “I[...]

Atlantic Properties

Darion Dunn Explains How Atlanta’s Transportation, Affordable Housing Go Hand-in-Hand

Housing and transportation costs are often the two largest expenditures for Atlanta residents. Unfortunately, for those who need affordable housing, it is often located outside of the urban core, driving up transportation costs and negating the savings on housing. On today’s special All About Real Estate episode, Darion Dunn, Managing Partner of Atlantica Properties joins us to discuss how transportation[...]

pet spas

Atlanta Communities with Amenities for Dogs

From Dog Parks to Dog Spas Atlantan's Cater to Their Dogs The pet industry is over a $70 billion industry with the average pet owner spending one-percent of their annual income on the family pet. With this love for pets, especially the family dog, it is no huge surprise that pets are a huge factor in a new home purchase. In[...]

Atlanta Real Estate Forum Radio

Atlanta Real Estate Forum Announces its April Radio Lineup

Atlanta Real Estate Forum is excited to announce the April Radio lineup of guests! Committed to providing listeners with the latest news and information regarding Atlanta real estate, events, attractions and things to do around the city, this month’s shows offer something for everyone with both rookie and return guests. Sponsored by Jackson EMC, the award-winning real estate podcast airs twice[...]

Dave Schmit

The Integral Group Transforms Piles of Rubble to a Thriving Business District in Doraville

Doraville, GA, once known as “the plant” is quickly becoming Atlanta’s version of Grand Central Station. Dave Schmit, Principal at Schmit and Associates and Strategic Partner with The Integral Group joins us on today’s All About Real Estate episode to discuss the redevelopment of the old General Motors factory site in Doraville and give inside details on what’s next. Schmit jokes[...]

The American Lung Foundation

The American Lung Foundation in Georgia is Stepping Up to Make a Positive Impact

Whether it’s raising money for lung cancer research, keeping kids off tobacco or fighting for laws that protect the air we breathe, there’s one organization in Georgia that is dedicated to saving lives. On today’s Around Atlanta episode, Executive Director of The American Lung Association Melissa Bauer shares the many programs offered to those suffering from lung disease. Bauer has a[...]