Keystone Homes Is Optimistic About Housing Market in Georgia

    While some may say that now is not the best time to buy a home, several recent developments say otherwise. According to the National Association of Homebuilders (NAHB), sales of new single-family houses increased nationwide by 17.5 percent in December. NAHB chairman Bob Nielsen believes this statistic points to the beginning of stabilization in several markets. Some of this growth can[...]

    Stimulate Housing Market with a Short-Term Buy-Down

    Realogy Corporation, a global provider of real estate and relocation services has approached the U.S. Department of Treasury with a practical solution to help stimulate the housing market and lead to a broader economic recovery. The Company recently conducted separate national surveys with its real estate franchisees and U.S. homeowners, the results of which underscore the rationale behind its proposal. “There[...]

    ULI's Emerging Trends Report Predicts Commercial Real Estate Market to Hit Bottom in 2009

    Real estate industry experts expect financial and real estate markets in the United States to bottom in 2009 and then flounder for much of 2010, with ongoing drops in property values, more foreclosures and delinquencies, and a limping economy that will continue to crimp property cash flows, according to the Emerging Trends in Real Estate® 2009 report, presented today by[...]

    David Crowe named NAHB Chief Economist

    David Crowe, who has been the Senior Staff Vice President for Regulatory and Housing Policy at the National Association of Home Builders (NAHB) since 2002, has been named the association's Chief Economist, effective November 17. He replaces David Seiders, who recently announced his retirement after serving as NAHB's Chief Economist for more than 20 years. "Dave Crowe is uniquely qualified[...]

    An Expert Analysis of the Housing and Economic Recovery Act of 2008

    There has been much talk recently about the Housing and Economic Recovery Act of 2008, specifically the temporary first-time homebuyer tax credit, and how it is going to impact the real estate industry. Many new homebuilders are using incentives in conjunction with the federal housing tax credit to encourage first-time homebuyers to get involved in the Atlanta real estate industry.[...]