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From Listed to Sold in 2 Weeks

Redfin reports homes sell at fastest pace on record! From listed to sold in two weeks --59% Under Contract within two weeks! The median home-sale price increased 17% year over year to $335,613—an all-time high—according to a new Redfin report, the technology-powered real estate brokerage. However, year-over-year comparisons may more reflect the fact that this time last year, stay-at-home-orders halted both[...]

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Professional Home Staging Sells Homes Faster

A new survey from the National Association of Realtors® (NAR) reveals that home staging helps buyers visualize what the home will look like with their furniture in it. Thus the homes that are stage sell faster! Key Highlights Eighty-two percent of buyers’ agents said staging made it easier for a buyer to visualize the property as a future home. More than[...]

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Harry Norman Realtors Adds Developer Services Division

Luxury real estate firm Harry Norman, REALTORS®  announces its newest department, Developer Services, the company’s first division dedicated to builders and developers of new construction clients. This addition further expands Harry Norman’s services as they continue to support and capitalize on the residential growth around metro Atlanta. Developer services will be led by Leslie Johnson and focus on providing marketing,[...]

Kelly Allison with NAF Discusses why now is a good time to buy a home

New American Funding Discusses Why Now is a Good Time to Buy a Home

On this week’s All About Real Estate segment of Atlanta Real Estate Forum Radio, co-hosts Carol Morgan and Todd Schnick are joined by Kelly Allison, southeast divisional vice president of New American Funding. The group discusses why now is a good time to buy a home. New American Funding was built to serve the community by helping individuals achieve homeownership. The[...]

Erin Igleheart and DeAndrea Byrd with Start_ME

Start:ME Helps Create Small Business Owners in Underserved Areas

Program Director for Start:ME Erin Igleheart is in the studio for today’s episode of Atlanta Real Estate Forum Radio, along with Start:ME graduate and owner of Tutu Maniac DeAndrea Byrd. Joined by co-hosts Carol Morgan and Todd Schnick, the group gathers to discuss the Start:ME program and its impact on its participants on this Around Atlanta segment of Radio. Igleheart has[...]

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SR Homes Appoints Rhonda Whitfield as Director of Human Resources

Local home builder SR Homes is pleased to announce Rhonda Whitfield as its new Director of Human Resources (HR). In her new role, Whitfield is responsible for developing and implementing organizational human resources policies, programs, and strategies. Since 2007, Whitfield has worked in varying human resources positions throughout the Atlanta area. Prior to joining the SR Homes team, she served in[...]

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MarketNsight Releases First Atlanta Housing Report for 2021

MarketNsight recently released its first housing report regarding 2021 Atlanta housing year-to-date. Data shows the roles of closings and pendings reversed with closings dropping first following by pendings, but record-breaking permits continued into January 2021 with the highest seen since January 2007, suggesting that new supply is coming. “We have seen sharp moderation for both new and resale beginning in the[...]

$15,000 Down Payment Assistance

President Biden Proposes $15,000 Down Payment Assistance Credit

President Joe Biden recently proposed a $15,000 down payment assistance tax credit for first-time buyers, making homeownership a more affordable and achievable option for 9.3 million renters. According to Zillow, this $15,000 tax credit would be enough to cover the minimum down payment in a majority of the metro areas across the country. For almost 30% of renters, this tax[...]

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Top Reasons to Hire Temporary Employees

Temporary workers play an important role in many companies. In fact, according to the American Staffing Association, more than 3 million temporary and contract workers work for staffing companies in the U.S. during an average week and 16 million during a typical year. Temporary employees now fill positions beyond secretaries and file clerks including accountants, new home sales professionals, assembly-line workers,[...]