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November 2015

There are 3 blog entries for November 2015.

Atlanta Real Estate Market Update November 2015

The Atlanta market continues to give signals that it's full steam ahead.  What's telling here is that despite new listings being higher then the 5 year average the active listings are so much lower then the 5 year average that there's still a shortage, which means prices are rising.   In the lower price points tensions have eased a bit due to the absence of professional hedge fund investors.   The means that local investors have more choices and first time home buyers can now browse homes that need to fixed up.  This is great overall for metro Atlanta, basically until that "Active" listing increases by a large percentage you won't see a huge shift in the market.  Thank goodness new construction hasn't…
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Down Payment Assistance For Veterans, Nurses, Teachers, Police and Firefighters

GA Dream program is still ongoing if you haven't read about it on our First Time Home Buyer Programs post, then head over there now.  However, there is a special program for Down Payment Assistance through the GA Dream Program that offers Military folks, Teachers, Firefighters and Police Officers and even others such as Nurses!  up to $7,500 for down payment assistance.  This is slightly more than what is offerred to "regular" home buyers.

Dubbed PEN Loans or Protectors Educators and Nurses these "loans" are down payment assistance for all public "safety" workers, including military, teachers, firefighters, police officers, nurses, correctional works and more!  Again,

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5 Things You Need To Know When Buying A New Home

5 Things You Need To Know When Buying A New HomeWith the real estate market up, there's a lot of new buyers and new move-up buyers that will be considering new construction.  Whether you're looking for new homes in Lawrenceville or closer in to Atlanta, the builders are out in full force and we thought it would be good to come up with a guide on What You Need To Know When Buying A New Home

First Things, First

The new home builder will likely have their preferred lenders and while it's tempting to browse real estate, it's in your best interest to at least get a quote.  You can ask us for our preferred lenders but we recommend a local Georgia lender that has been referred to you and one that's been in business for some time.  It's important that

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