The cost to Seller’s using the “EASY Button”

May 9, 2024 Posted by: admin

It does sound attractive to simply sell your home and move on. But there is a lot of money left on the table by using these offers. If there wasn’t money to be made, big money, then these corporations/ investors wouldn’t be making these offers. In recent years, a trend has emerged in the real estate market where homeowners opt to sell their properties directly to firms that buy homes. These firms promise convenience, speed, and a hassle-free process, often appealing to homeowners looking to sell quickly or avoid the […]

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Opinion: What is shutting out 1st Time Home Owners

April 25, 2024 Posted by: admin

Why are 1st time home owners being shut out of the market? Does is seem that there are forces in play, placing purchasing speed bumps in the way of first time home owners? The American Dream is basically becoming just a dream. Home ownership was a goal of young people, many just starting a family, looking to invest in a home to build equity for the future or just wanting to have your own space and get away from the renting crowd. Well, that dream may be over. With limited […]

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2024 Rising Home Prices

March 5, 2024 Posted by: admin

What mortgage rates mean for metro Atlanta home buyers this spring Data: Redfin; Chart: Alice Feng and Jared Whalen/Visuals Lower mortgage rates could push up home prices in Atlanta and nationwide if demand surges and inventory remains tight. Why it matters: Steep borrowing costs are just one piece of the housing affordability crisis. State of play: U.S. rates for 30-year mortgages are down from 20-year highs, but have crossed 7% again. By the numbers: In metro Atlanta, home prices surged and bidding wars were rampant when mortgage rates dropped below […]

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Don’t count on rate cuts

February 22, 2024 Posted by: admin

Don’t count on rate cuts in the first half of 2024  Economists say inflation is not falling fast enough to convince the Federal Reserve to lower interest rates. Key points: The U.S. economy is proving to be a difficult train to slow down, so homebuyers might have to settle for 30-year mortgage rates in the mid-to-upper 6% range — at least for a while. The Feb. 13 Consumer Price Index data shows the economy is slowing, but not as quickly as economists were expecting. The annual inflation rate checked in […]

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Existing Home Sales

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Existing home sales up after a year marked by declines  Sales rose by more than 3% in January, suggesting a turnaround in 2024, but mortgage rates still hold the key to the future of the market. Key points: After a historically dismal year, existing home sales seemingly had nowhere to go but up, and January’s numbers didn’t disappoint. Existing home sales grew 3.1% last month, according to NAR’s latest data, with a seasonally adjusted annual rate of 4 million sales. That’s a bump from December, but a 1.7% drop from […]

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Investors Buying Up Inventory

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Investors buying a bigger share of affordable homes  While overall activity softened last quarter, real estate investors flocked to Chicago and cities in California in the hunt for lower-priced properties. Key points: Investors didn’t purchase as many homes last quarter — but those who did buy set their sights on lower-priced homes, Redfin researchers found in a new report.  And that means regular homebuyers continue to compete with cash-flush investors for the most coveted properties: affordable homes that are within reach for typical earners. Investors purchases fell, but still accounted […]

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Are we in a Housing Bubble?

March 3, 2021 Posted by: admin

Home values appreciated by about ten percent in 2020, and they’re forecast to appreciate by about five percent this year. This has some voicing concern that we may be in another housing bubble like the one we experienced a little over a decade ago. Here are three reasons why this market is totally different. 1. This time, housing supply is extremely limited The price of any market item is determined by supply and demand. If supply is high and demand is low, prices normally decrease. If supply is low and […]

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Home Appraisals – What to Expect

February 1, 2020 Posted by: admin

Your Guide to the Home Appraisal You’ve found your dream home and now it’s time to cross all your T’s and dot all your I’s before it’s all your own. And one of the first items on your closing checklist the home appraisal. So, what exactly is that? The home appraisal is essentially a value assessment of the home and property. It is conducted by a certified third party and is used to determine whether the home is priced appropriately. During a home appraisal, the appraiser conducts a complete visual […]

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$7.5M Equestrian Property in Alpharetta

July 22, 2016 Posted by: admin

Want to see what $7.5M buys you? Click on the image to the left for a peek. However we all know that most people looking for equestrian property have a much smaller budget in play. The majority of equestrian property or horse farms fall into the $1M or less category and for that amount you will usually find many potential properties to choose from. If you are selling you are in the sweet spot. What can you expect for $1M and less? Well that depends on what is important to […]

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Sylvia Team Real Estate News

June 14, 2016 Posted by: admin

Welcome to the Sylvia Team Real Estate site. The Sylvia Team specializes in both the purchase and sale of horse properties in the Atlanta, GA area. Please feel free to browse through all of our listings and search all listings in the area using our powerful search features. If you have any questions about buying or selling horse properties, please do not hesitate to contact us! Featured Area Horse Properties

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