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Feb. 17, 2016

Gwinnett Home Prices for January are In!

From January 2015 to January 2016, the median sales price of single family homes in Gwinnett increased from $182,000 to $192,625 which represents an increase of 5.8% while the average sales price from the same period increased from $218,817 to $223,572 representing only a 2 ...

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Feb. 4, 2016

Penske Truck Rental Announces Atlanta as the 2015 Top Moving Destination!

If you love living in the South, you are not alone! Penske Truck Rental recently announced the top ten moving destinations for 2015 and Atlanta finished first for the 6th year in a row!  According to Penske Truck Rental, "there have been two constants: our customers continue relocating en masse ...

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Feb. 1, 2016

Spring 2016 Metro Atlanta Home Price Update

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As you may know , the Fed recently raised interest rates. Don’t worry. You won’t see the cost of mortgages going up much. It’s only a 0.25% rate hike.  However, as the Atlanta economy improves, interest rates will likely rise further making it more expensive to buy a home.  If you’re ...
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Dec. 18, 2015

Why Rent If You Can Buy?

Nearly half of renters in the U.S. are struggling to afford their monthly payments.

Experts generally recommend keeping your housing costs around 30% of your monthly income. But the number of "cost-burdened" tenants -- those who spend more than 30% of their income on rent -- rose to 21.3 million ...

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Nov. 23, 2015

Sales Market Statistics

The median sales price for homes in Buford, GA for August 2015 to November 2015 was $198,450. This represents a decline of 0.7%, or $1,300, compared to the prior quarter and an increase of 1.8% compared to the prior year. Sales prices have appreciated 16.9 ...

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July 27, 2012

The Good, The Bad and The Ugly…Real Estate in Buford Ga Economy

A recent article from Ron Phillips 2012 Immediate past president of the National Association of Realtors said a June survey of Economists indicated we have hit bottom and are now on the rebound. He mentioned that before the crash the majority of the work agents put in for their client ...

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June 15, 2012

Baffling Appraisal Process

The appraisal process often baffles consumers. They may feel that their home is worth a higher dollar amount, and so the appraised value doesn't always make sense to them. It is important to know that the appraiser is completely independent from lenders, buyers, sellers, and real estate agents, and ...

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March 2, 2012

Rising Home Sales

Sold Home in Buford, GAAccording to the National Association of Realtors®, pending home sales are on an upward trend and are nicely above a year ago since reaching a low last April. That is great news for home buyers and sellers alike!  Perform a custom search for homes in Buford and other areas ...

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March 25, 2010

Is a Smaller Home for You?

Studies over the past few years have shown a solid trend regarding home sizes. Buyers today want smaller homes with
smaller price tags. During the boom era in the mid-2000's, homeownership was about McMansions and spacious sprawls. The recent recession and continued ailing recovery have made many families rethink their budgets ...

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