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September 2015

There are 3 blog entries for September 2015.

Why Your Loan Officer Matters

Other Trends - Loan Professionals, Underwriters and Appraiser...  Or more commonly referred to "Why Your Loan Officer Matters"  It used to be that you could just fill out an online app and if you had A+ credit the loan was a slam dunk.  However, in today's market this is no longer the case.  The world of finance now includes conversations with Underwriters and appraisers and many times your loan professional may not know exactly how to navigate that.  

Appraisers

Let's start with Appraisers.  They may seem benign enough but we previously wrote that they may be the most powerful persons in real estate.  They determine the value and now many are becoming defacto inspectors.  (You can read about the issues with values

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Atlanta Real Estate Market Update: August 2015

Real Estate Market

For the first time in 2015 the median price dropped for both metro Atlanta as well as Gwinnett County as a whole.  Median pricing dropped in Gwinnett from $194K to $189K for homes sold in August.  Overall this is still a whopping 8.9% increase over last year.  Increases like this are not sustainable over the long term.   In addition, although we are still up in every category over 2014 we are down.

When you look at the graph below you'll notice that we are heading toward our usual Fall downturn.  This price decrease isn't always an indication of overall price decreases but rather that luxury home buyers tend to buy during summer months as well as school home buyers. Atlanta Real Estate Market Stats 

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Closeout of Classic Roswell Townhome Community

Providence Final OpportunitiesProvidence is a closeout community of new construction in Roswell GA built by Frontdoor Communities. This neighborhood is now releasing a limited number of homes starting from the $580. You're probably asking: "Why should I call a Roswell Real Estate Agent now to get my own home in Providence?"

Here are reasons why:

  1. The homes are of great quality and have amazing design. These homes exude a luxury feel as they are a mix of classic and modern architecture. What's more is that they don't scrimp on comfort, as well! There are 2 different floor plans to choose from depending on your needs and taste.
  2. The community has great onsite amenities! Aside from the homes, you can find a lot of amenities in
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