Despite coronavirus concerns, $325K Westview bungalow bags a contract in hours

Across Atlanta, evidence abounds that homebuying activity has not ground to a halt with other sectors of the economy in the face of the novel coronavirus. In light of COVID-19 concerns, real estate tech platform HomeLight conducted a recent national survey of 600 top agents that found almost 52 percent of homebuyers have paused their […]

Unfinished Atlanta moderns are listing with pre-sale status, called chances ‘to edit’

Even in the most robust economic climates, it’s not uncommon to spot home listings in Atlanta with kitchens that aren’t quite ready for dinner parties, master bathrooms not fully realized, or mere plans for houses that don’t exist yet at all. Locally, fresh home listings have hardly slowed down as novel coronavirus restrictions conflict with […]

Achieve Financial Literacy!

MoneyTipsApril is National Financial Literacy Month. Why do we dedicate this calendar page to highlighting financial skills and education? The tax deadline? Sound financial decisions are important all year long, but most Americans never learned how to manage money or save for goals, so financial security is a bigger challenge than it needs to be. Even if you can handle the math involved — and calculators can help if you can’t — things get complicated when making large (often emotional) financial decisions. Some of the most common pitfalls are described below. If you recognize any of them, you’re not…

As coronavirus impacts home showings, Atlanta real estate market takes a hit, adjusts

Year after year, springtime proves to be one of the best seasons to sell an Atlanta home. That is, until a pandemic seized control of the global economy. In response to the novel coronavirus outbreak, real estate agents in Atlanta and beyond have been forced to change the way they market properties. Despite coronavirus concerns, […]

‘A good time to wait’ or not? Experts weigh in on Atlanta homebuying as coronavirus looms

As a novel coronavirus alters everyday life around the world, would-be homebuyers, many of them watching the punished and volatile stock market, are wondering whether today is the day to drop a down payment, or if it’s best to wait for this pandemic to blow over. The outbreak of COVID-19, a disease spread by the […]

South of downtown, newly built home sells for $412K, sets Pittsburgh record

A resident of Atlanta’s Pittsburgh neighborhood sent a note recently that a Welch Street property had closed for a surprising amount that speaks to home value appreciation—and optimism—in the area. It’s a new-build, four-bedroom project just southwest of downtown that closed last week for $412,000—or about $12,000 above the most recent asking price. Records indicate […]