Coronavirus

Coronavirus Throws Potential Curveball at U.S. Real Estate Markets

Dr. Rajeev Dhawan of the Economic Forecasting Center at Georgia State University’s Robinson College of Business recently shared his insights regarding the impact of COVID-19, more commonly known as coronavirus, on the 2020 Economic Forecast. While several factors currently impact the real estate market such as a sharp drop in oil prices to the pullback of the presidential election, Dhawan[...]

Housing Inventory Demand Solutions from SR Homes

Housing Inventory Demand Solutions from SR Homes

Beginning in 2019, housing experts began projecting an upcoming housing inventory shortage. In response, SR Homes currently has move-in ready inventory homes in sought-after locations throughout the metro Atlanta area including Athens, Cumming, Gainesville, Johns Creek, Tucker and Watkinsville. While the demand is there, according to Forbes, 2020 will see ‘historic low level’ of housing inventory, possibly the biggest shortage in[...]

Gina Spearman with New American Funding

New American Funding Announces New Products for 2020

Atlanta’s Best New Homes Show recently welcomed Gina Spearman, regional manager of New American Funding. Spearman joined the show to discuss the many programs and services offered by New American Funding, review 2019 and examine the expected mortgage changes in 2020. New American funding saw extreme growth in the Atlanta market in 2019. Spearman recaps a successful year helping to provide[...]

MarketNsight President John Hunt to Speak at 2020 International Builders’ Show

MarketNsight President John Hunt to Speak at 2020 International Builders’ Show

This month, professionals of all aspects of the homebuilding industry will meet in Las Vegas for the 2020 International Builders’ Show (IBS). Hosted by the National Association of Home Builders (NAHB), IBS brings thousands of exhibits showcasing the latest and greatest in homebuilding tools and products together, provides countless educational opportunities and offers networking occasions for all professionals connected to[...]

Best Time to Sell

Three Reasons Why Now is the Best Time to Sell a Home

Deciding to sell a home can potentially lead to a big return on investment. Knowing when the best time to sell can be tricky, but also important in determining the final profit on selling a home. Georgia REALTORS recently released an infographic explaining three reasons why now might be the best time to sell. The three reasons are outlined below: 1.[...]

AREF Radio Jeremy Crawford with FMLS

FMLS President and CEO Jeremy Crawford Joins All About Real Estate

First Multiple Listing Service (FMLS), formed by a group of brokers 62 years ago, helps exchange listings between Realtors while offering cooperation and compensation to help buyers and sellers connect with each other through the agents of their choosing. FMLS is currently serving over 45,000 brokers and agents in Georgia. President and CEO of FMLS Jeremy Crawford is in studio[...]

2020 Economic Forecast: Which Way Will the Camel Sit?

2020 Economic Forecast: Which Way Will the Camel Sit?

Dr. Rajeev Dhawan of the Economic Forecasting Center at Georgia State University’s Robinson College of Business gives his 2020 Economic forecast. He says, "A maturing business cycle, the ongoing global slowdown and the U.S.-China trade spat are fostering a deteriorating business investment climate, and a slowdown in job growth has made consumers wary of spending." Related to overseas buyers, Dhawan commented[...]

MarketNsight Presents Solutions to Increase New Home Sales

MarketNsight Presents Solutions to Increase New Home Sales

Pending new home sales up 20% last several months, but flat overall MarketNsight recently hosted its December MarketWatch Atlanta event giving a state of the market for 2019 and predictions for the New Year. MarketNsight and ViaSearch President John Hunt reiterated that Atlanta is an incredibly price-sensitive market and that as interest rates have dropped, new home sales have increased. Hunt highlighted[...]

Time to Buy Infographic

Winter is the Best Time to Buy

ATTOM Data Solutions, curator of the nation’s premier property database and first property data provider of Data-as-a-Service (DaaS), released its annual analysis of the best days of the year to buy a home. The analysis shows that only three days of the year offer discounts below estimated market value. All three days fall in the month of December, meaning it[...]

MarketNsight Examines Missing Middle Housing, Affordability

MarketNsight Examines Missing Middle Housing, Affordability

Housing types to address unmet affordable housing demand In the latest update from MarketNsight, Principal John Hunt examined the Missing Middle and the need for affordable housing. Many major cities, such as Atlanta, struggle to provide multi-unit affordable housing solutions due to limited zoning that restricts density in high-demand locales. Within the housing industry, the Missing Middle is recognized as multi-unit housing[...]