RedBrick Homes & Development Focusing on Affordable Housing in Atlanta

RedBrick Homes & Development Focusing on Affordable Housing in Atlanta

It is always exciting when someone finds their fit in the residential construction industry! On this week’s All About Real Estate edition of Atlanta Real Estate Forum Radio, co-hosts Carol Morgan and Todd Schnick are joined by RedBrick Homes & Development Owner Jim Cheeks to discuss the company’s origin and affordable housing in Atlanta. RedBrick Homes & Development is a developer[...]

MarketNsight Announces Best May for New Home Sales since Downturn

MarketNsight Announces Best May for New Home Sales since Downturn

MarketNsight Principal John Hunt recently projected that May new construction pending sales would be up 12% from 2018 closings. Opportunely, once all of the data was in, May pending new home sales were up a whopping 28% year-over-year! “In fact, this is the highest number of pending sales for May since the great recession,” Hunt said. “This is a big deal!” Hunt’s[...]

Jackson EMC Sponsors MarketWatch Atlanta

Jackson EMC Sponsors MarketWatch Atlanta

Jackson EMC returned as a sponsor of MarketWatch Atlanta, a biannual event that shares data on the state of the Atlanta new home industry. As one of the largest electric cooperatives in Georgia and the nation, Jackson EMC values the information provided at the event, which is hosted by MarketNsight. John Hunt, principal with Atlanta-based market research firm MarketNsight, and Dr.[...]

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[...]

MarketNsight Presents MarketWatch Atlanta

MarketNsight Presents MarketWatch Atlanta

MarketNsight recently hosted its biannual MarketWatch Atlanta event releasing data on the state of the Atlanta new home industry to a crowd of more than 400 home builders, developers, bankers, Realtors and others in the industry. MarketNsight and ViaSearch President John Hunt gave an overview of the Atlanta housing market and shared predictions for the remainder of the year. At the[...]

atlanta townhomes

Townhome Popularity Increases to Fill Buyers’ Needs

North Square Sells Out and Parkside East Opens The popularity of townhomes has increased greatly over the past few years. Homebuyers are seeking communities where they can live, work and play. And, home builders have answered the need with stylish, well-designed Atlanta townhomes that are located right where buyers want to be. Marietta-based Traton Homes offers townhomes in locations exactly where buyers[...]

MarketWatch Atlanta Correctly Predicts No Rate Hikes in 2019

MarketWatch Atlanta Correctly Predicts No Rate Hikes in 2019

At the most recent MarketWatch Atlanta in December 2018, John Hunt of MarketNsight and Dr. Rajeev Dhawan of the Georgia State University Economic Forecasting Center both shared insightful information regarding the state of the Atlanta new home industry – including the prediction that the Federal Reserve would not hike rates in 2019! Dr. Dhawan went against all conventional thinking to say[...]

Less than stellar Q4 for housing

Higher Rates, Lack of Inventory and Government Shutdown Contribute to a Less than Stellar Q4

MarketNsight, a housing research and feasibility company, announces that pending sales in Atlanta for both new and existing homes fell 4th quarter 2018 over 4th quarter 2017. Pending sales are the leading indicator for housing demand, and this was the first year-to-year decline since 2014. Pending sales were down six percent for the quarter, with November being the worst month[...]

Lilburn CID

Lilburn Commercial Property Owners Take Future into Their Own Hands

Community improvement districts (CIDs) are an increasingly popular method of promoting economic growth in Atlanta, with 29 active CIDs currently and four more in formation. On today’s All About Real Estate episode, Emory Morsberger, Executive Director of Lilburn CID discusses the various economic development plans to make Lilburn an even better place to live. He also explains the formation of[...]