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Why Buy a New Home Now? Atlanta is a Hot Market

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. Click here to read the full article in the Atlanta Business Chronicle. With[...]

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MarketNsight Announces Housing Sales Have Found a Bottom

Pending Sales Down 4 Percent from 2021 and still up 5 percent from 2019 Keeping with its trend of being ahead of the curve and setting accurate benchmarks to use nationally, MarketNsight released early August numbers for Atlanta. The first three weeks of August revealed a definite bottom for housing sales, which is, of course, tied to interest rates. With 30-Year Fixed[...]

St. Bourke Atlanta Market Report Q2

St. Bourke Shares State of Atlanta Housing Market

Atlanta Housing Market - Increased sales, limited lot supply, Gwinnett is HOT! St. Bourke, an Atlanta-based asset management and property development company, gives a snapshot of the Atlanta housing market at the end of Q2. Economic indicators remain positive; however, home affordability has weakened against inflation, rising interest rates and the threat of recession. Demand is still present, and inventory is[...]

Lack of Supply, Demographic Shift Fueling Build-to-Rent

MarketNsight Answers: Lack of Supply, Demographic Shift Fueling Build-to-Rent

The lack of housing supply, paired with the demographic shift of the last decade and how Americans live today, is driving the demand for build-to-rent communities in the Atlanta area, according to MarketNsight Principal and Chief Analyst John Hunt. Like Atlanta’s almost historically low levels of housing inventory, build-to-rent communities are a product of both the Great Recession and the[...]

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St. Bourke State of Atlanta Housing Market 1Q2022

St. Bourke, an Atlanta-based asset management and property development company, reveals a big picture snapshot of the Atlanta housing market in 1Q2022. Home prices continue to rise, homebuyers continue to push out toward the suburbs and exurbs and inventory continues to decline. “The upward trajectory of Atlanta’s economic recovery flattened during Q1 as the market began to feel more significant impacts[...]

MarketWatch Atlanta: Not Your Grandfather’s Housing Market

MarketWatch Atlanta: Not Your Grandfather’s Housing Market

In the post-pandemic world of homebuilding, many old rules just don't apply. Join MarketNsight for a virtual MarketWatch Atlanta on Thursday, June 9, 2022, at 10 a.m. The free bi-annual event will include a data-driven discussion on the housing market including inflation, interest rates, inventory and affordability from Dr. Rajeev Dhawan of the Georgia State Economic Forecasting Center and housing[...]

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Innovation Drives Georgia Economy Back to Normal

Innovations Drive Georgia Economy toward Normal, Wild Cards Notwithstanding Seventy percent of Georgia’s employment and income are generated in the Atlanta metro area, which “took a huge hit from the 2020 Covid-19 shutdown by devastating the bread and butter of the city’s economy: its convention and meetings business,” said Rajeev Dhawan of the Economic Forecasting Center at Georgia State University’s Robinson[...]

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Townhomes Popular with Homebuyers in Metro Atlanta

Are townhomes popular with homebuyers? Well, an NAHB analysis of the most recent Census data of Starts and Completions by Purpose and Design shows that townhouse construction jumped more than 28% in 2021. As housing demand shifted to more suburban and exurban areas and housing affordability headwinds persist, medium-density construction lagged for much of 2020. However, demand for medium density neighborhoods[...]

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MarketNsight Answers: “Will 2022 Finally Be a Normal Year for Housing?”

John Hunt Gives a Market Update and 2022 Housing Predictions Home price appreciation will moderate to 8 - 10% in 2022 and return to a more normal 4 to 5% as we head into 2023, predicts MarketNsight Founder and Chief Analyst John Hunt. The housing analysis firm recently held its biannual MarketWatch Atlanta event where Hunt gave a market update and[...]