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Economists differ on 2019 real estate outlook
Economists differ on 2019 real estate outlook

As 2018 winds down, so too have several leading indicators of home sales activity: New and existing home sales, builder sentiment, price growth and more have taken a turn for the worse in the closing months of the year. Now...

Atlanta named best city for singles. Where can they afford to buy homes?
Atlanta named best city for singles. Where can they afford to buy homes?

Atlanta beat out Denver, San Francisco, Portland and even Los Angeles as the best city for singles among the 182 WalletHub listed in a recent survey. While it ranked No. 9 for “fun & recreation” and second for “dating opportunities,”...

MLS, brokerages evolve their stance on private listings
MLS, brokerages evolve their stance on private listings

There is a growing trend throughout several markets involving property listings that don’t appear on that market’s multiple listing system. The idea around private listings, or pocket listings, office exclusives or a number of other names, has been known for...

Atlanta No. 2 for home size, but does it matter?
Atlanta No. 2 for home size, but does it matter?

LendingTree recently ranked Atlanta second on a list of cities with the largest average home sizes. The online lending exchange company combed through its database to determine that the median home size in the Atlanta area is 1,914 square feet....

Americans believe the housing market has cooled
Americans believe the housing market has cooled

Heading into the winter months, many Americans are seeing the housing market cool off. According to ValueInsured’s Q4 2018 Modern Homebuyer Survey, 75 percent of Americans believe their local housing market is cooling off. Additionally, 67 percent of those surveyed...

New construction in Atlanta remains strong but faces challenges
New construction in Atlanta remains strong but faces challenges

When the latest home sales figures came out last week, Atlanta Realtors President Bill Murray noted the increase in home prices and inventory stability that continues along with the positive economic signs. But, he added, “These healthy trends, however, depend...

Married couples, single females continue to dominate the housing market
Married couples, single females continue to dominate the housing market

Married couples continue to make up the majority of buyers, according to the National Association of Realtors’ 2018 Profile of Home Buyers and Sellers. Married couples accounted for 63 percent of all buyers this past year, while single females accounted...

Baby boomers are holding onto their homes as they head into retirement
Baby boomers are holding onto their homes as they head into retirement

As the baby boomers gracefully round into their golden years, Trulia found that the already strained housing market tightens a bit further as they hold onto their homes into retirement. Defined as the population born between the years of 1945 and 1964, aging the seniors at 54...

Want to know where home prices will be rising? Look for a new Starbucks
Want to know where home prices will be rising? Look for a new Starbucks

Neighborhood amenities can make a difference on how much buyers want a specific home, and there is one amenity that seems to have a larger impact on home values than any other – Starbucks locations. A recent study by the...

As Gen Z enters the housing market, here’s what agents need to know
As Gen Z enters the housing market, here’s what agents need to know

There are already approximately 100,000 Gen Z homeowners and that number will only continue to increase. While they share some concerns with earlier generations about affordability, 83 percent of Gen Z see themselves entering the real estate market within the...

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