All About Real Estate: Insights from Metrostudy on the Market Right Now

Metrostudy Atlanta regional director and Atlanta Real Estate Forum Radio Hall of Fame member Eugene James returns in-studio to Atlanta Real Estate Forum Radio in this week’s “All About Real Estate” show. James, who has been a regular on the show for the past two or three years, puts the story behind the data in this witty and informative discussion with[...]

Academy Mortgage Provides Positive Housing Market Insight

While the housing market seems to have slowed slighting in June, there is plenty of positive data on hand that indicate the housing market is still moving along a path of slow and steady growth. Freddie Mac’s Multi-Indicator Market Index (MiMi) fell in May, but on a year-over-year basis, the index was up 0.86 points. The slight decline is likely due[...]

Meritage Homes Acquires Legendary Communities

National home builder, Meritage Homes, the ninth-largest public home builder in the United States, is coming to Atlanta. The builder recently announced that it has selected Atlanta as the home for its regional headquarters for its new South Region. This new region will also include the Charlotte, N.C., Nashville, Tenn. and Greenville-Spartanburg, S.C. markets. Along with its creation of a new[...]

New Home Starts Increase by 28% in First Quarter of 2014

Just like the weather outside, the Atlanta housing market is heating up! The first quarter of 2014 saw both new home construction and home prices on the rise, as well as a strong demand from prospective home buyers. According to Metrostudy, a national housing information and consulting firm, new home starts totaled 3,401 homes during the first quarter of 2014. The[...]

Future Looks Bright for 55+ Housing Market

The second quarter of 2013 proved to be positive for almost everyone involved in the real estate industry. Just like reports have shown from other sectors of the industry, the 55+ housing market has seen a drastic increase in builder confidence. "Builders and developers for the 55+ housing sector are feeling optimistic as they are seeing more consumers return to the[...]

Second Quarter of 2013 Proves Successful for Atlanta Real Estate

The Atlanta real estate market saw exponential growth in new home construction during the second quarter of 2013, prompting everyone in the industry to declare that the market is on fire. With strong job growth and a lack of inventory, the demand for the construction of Atlanta new homes appears to only be increasing. According to a report from Metrostudy, a[...]