When it comes to renting and buying in today’s market, the average three-bedroom home can be monetarily draining for families across the nation. With home prices rising faster than wages and wages rising faster than rent prices within the greater Atlanta region, renting is the more financially beneficial choice when searching for a home this year.
Rick Sharga, executive vice president[...]
Celebrate the new year with the team at Harcrest Homes! The award-winning builder is known for continuously exceeding buyers’ expectations in and around Lake Lanier, Dekalb, Forsyth, Gwinnett and Hall counties. Kickstart your new year with a custom home perfectly designed to meet your family’s needs!
Understanding that a home should echo a buyer’s desired lifestyle, Harcrest Homes offers a thoughtfully designed[...]
There have always been excellent neighborhoods in Atlanta, Georgia. Atlanta is an exciting city, known throughout the world for its culture and art. It is a great place to live as a single person, as well as a great city to raise kids or retire. However, with its benefits comes a cost… literally. The cost of living in Atlanta is[...]
Interest rates have been on the rise this spring, and the Federal Reserve Board has hinted it will increase the Federal Funds Rate several more times this year in an effort to tame inflation. The increases leave homebuyers in a quandary. Monthly house payments are higher with increased rates, so purchasing an existing home can be tough. Uncertainty about how[...]
Home shoppers are wondering, why buy a new home now? Atlanta remains a red hot market for new home sales despite the recent upticks in interest rates. Wells Fargo Senior Economist Mark Vitner says he believes that Atlanta and other Sunbelt cities could get through a recession relatively unscathed.
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The weather is getting colder, and now is the perfect time to start preparing for warming your home. If you are a homebuyer looking at new homes in Atlanta area, a fireplace is certainly an enticing feature. Many home builders offer indoor and outdoor fireplaces, and while they can be great for gathering around, fireplaces must be used with caution.[...]
The US housing market may finally be cooling, but getting onto the property ladder is sometimes difficult. One solution is to buy a discounted property that need renovation. The availability and prices of these ‘fixer-uppers’ vary greatly across the country, but Atlantans fortunately have quite a range of them, and often at attractively reduced prices.
StorageCafe research discovered which large US[...]
Moving? Set Up Your Utilities with a One-Stop Shop
Moving can be a pain. There’s an endless list of tasks, such as making sure you have electricity, cable, internet and other utilities that make a house hum. We’ve decided to partner with an innovative company to make your move easier. The partnership between Atlanta Real Estate Forum and Utility Connect is[...]
Helping homeowners build fabulous, custom residences, Harcrest Homes understands that choosing to construct your ideal home is only the first step. The homebuilder’s talented team is there for every step as clients navigate the confusing and complex process of finding custom home financing options that are the right fit.
To provide a little clarity, the custom home builder teamed up with[...]
In today’s rising rate environment, adjustable-rate mortgages (ARMs) are coming back. But these aren’t the ARMs your parents used in the early 2000s. Today’s offerings provide some added protection due to the lessons learned in the 2008 crash.
Back then, about 30% of mortgages were made with adjustable rates. This means the loan started with an interest rate lower than the[...]