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Controversial transit vote could derail or spur Gwinnett growth
Controversial transit vote could derail or spur Gwinnett growth

By all accounts, the March 19 vote on expanding public transportation, including a rail line, into Gwinnett County should be close. And the impact on one of the country’s fastest growing counties will be immense — no matter which way...

Chase chief economist on managing client uncertainty
Chase chief economist on managing client uncertainty

American homeowners have a vested interest in the U.S. economy, and by association, so do real estate agents. The size and scope of the housing market, itself just one piece of the world’s largest economy, makes this a difficult subject...

New 2019 housing forecasts reflect brighter outlook
New 2019 housing forecasts reflect brighter outlook

Only three months ago, the consensus among economists studying the U.S. housing market was that 2019 would be, at best, unimpressive. Given prevailing trends at the time, it looked as though rising interest rates would continue driving up the cost...

It’s cheaper to buy than rent in Atlanta
It’s cheaper to buy than rent in Atlanta

If your renter clients are under the impression that it’s too expensive to buy a place in metro Atlanta, LendingTree has some data that may make them rethink that. In fact, based on cost alone, it may not make financial...

Big data solutions for housing’s most pressing problems
Big data solutions for housing’s most pressing problems

The U.S. Census Bureau is renewing its push to stimulate innovative technological developments through the use of its own data. The Opportunity Project (TOP), a collaborative effort between government agencies and private tech firms, continues to build upon initiatives launched...

Using data to predict the future of business
Using data to predict the future of business

The tech landscape is experiencing another transition as big data and predictive analytics take on a more significant role in how real estate professionals approach the housing market in their area.

What ‘The Stitch’ needs, according to land use experts
What ‘The Stitch’ needs, according to land use experts

While a bit short on details, the Urban Land Institute (ULI) and several nationally renowned land use experts and urban planners laid out all the reasons for implementing the potential $400 million development known as “The Stitch” at a community...

Atlanta housing starts dip, but not for lack of demand
Atlanta housing starts dip, but not for lack of demand

It’s been almost a decade since the Atlanta region experienced a year-over-year decline in quarterly construction starts but that’s exactly what happened last year, according to research released this week by Metrostudy, a provider of primary and secondary marketing information...

Real Estate in Brief: New homeowners, economic growth and more
Real Estate in Brief: New homeowners, economic growth and more

Homeownership rate posts eighth-consecutive quarterly gain The newest estimate of U.S. homeownership rates, released Feb. 28 by the Census Bureau, showed that more Americans have become homeowners in the last two years. As of the fourth quarter of 2018, the...

Pending home sales grow nationally, a welcome sign for spring
Pending home sales grow nationally, a welcome sign for spring

The first evidence that homebuyers are reacting to favorable market conditions came in the National Association of Realtors’ latest Pending Home Sales report. According to NAR’s index of pending home sales activity, contract signings grew 4.6 percent in January compared...

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