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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...

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...

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...

This week in Atlanta real estate: A new Avalon, offices converting to housing and more
This week in Atlanta real estate: A new Avalon, offices converting to housing and more

News broke this week on a fair number of new developments coming down the pike, hires and promotions in real estate, movement on a housing aesthetics bill at the statehouse and more.

Georgia ranks 9th in assistance for first-time homebuyers
Georgia ranks 9th in assistance for first-time homebuyers

If you work with first-time homebuyers, now might be a good time to brush up on the special programs available to help them afford a home. Georgia has 66 programs from 28 agencies that can assist first-time homeowners with a...

Atlanta more than doubles the national average in 4th quarter price gains
Atlanta more than doubles the national average in 4th quarter price gains

Prices are up nationally, but it’s tough to hold a candle to the rapid increases in Atlanta. The increase in the median price of a single-family home in metro Atlanta during the fourth quarter of 2018 (as compared to the...

Real estate industry suits up for ‘weird’ legislative session
Real estate industry suits up for ‘weird’ legislative session

The Georgia General Assembly started its 40-day session and already it is “weird,” according to Jeffrey Ledford, senior director of governmental affairs for the Georgia Association of Realtors. “It’s been slow to start … A handful of little things rumbling...

This week in Atlanta real estate: New downtown Norcross communities, Midtown apartment dilemmas and more
This week in Atlanta real estate: New downtown Norcross communities, Midtown apartment dilemmas and more

Miller Lowry Developments entered into a strategic partnership with Waterford Homes to develop two subdivisions near historic downtown Norcross. The partnership allows Miller Lowry to focus on larger developments by shifting from a general contractor role to that of a...

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