Homeownership Dreams More Attainable in 2015

    Home prices are rising around the country, including in metro Atlanta. According to RealtyTrac’s® November reports, prices in the Atlanta real estate market were up 15 percent in November 2014 as compared to a year prior. In addition, the Augusta and Richmond metro area saw a 15 percent year-over-year appreciation, while the Chattanooga, Tennessee market, which also includes parts of[...]

    DeKalb County Makes List of Most Affordable Markets for Millennials

    Two Georgia counties have made RealtyTrac’s recent rankings of the Most Affordable Housing Markets for Millennials. Richmond County, which is located in the Augusta-Richmond County metro area, took the top spot on the list, while DeKalb County claimed the No. 3 spot. Many industry experts say that the millennial generation is the key to the current housing market recovery, with their[...]

    Atlanta Real Estate Foreclosure Statistics for June 2011

    RealtyTrac has released its Midyear 2011 Foreclosure Market Report, and to no one's surprise, there are quite a few properties facing foreclosure this year. More specifically, a total of 1,170,402 U.S. properties received foreclosure filings from January to June. The company defines a foreclosure filing as a default notice, scheduled auction or bank repossession. While this may be seen as[...]

    Unemployment-Related Foreclosures on the Rise

    It makes sense. Now, a recent report by RealtyTrac links unemployment with foreclosure. States facing high levels of unemployment are showing above average levels of foreclosure. And according to RealtyTrac, growing unemployment across the nation may have more of an impact on foreclosures than lasting effects from the subprime loan crisis. While some of the most foreclosure-saturated metro areas posted declining foreclosure[...]