Mary Towler's Blog Posts

Renovation Experts' Positive Outlook: 2024 Forecasts After a Tough 2023

Renovation Experts' Positive Outlook: 2024 Forecasts After a Tough 2023Discover why renovation professionals are feeling hopeful for 2024 after a challenging 2023. Despite setbacks, experts are

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🏑🌷 Sell Your Home Before the Spring Rush: 6 Compelling Reasons Why Now Is the Time! πŸ’ΌπŸ“ˆ

Looking to sell your home? Discover six compelling reasons why selling now, before the spring rush, could be a smart move. From less competition to motivated buyers, learn why this season might

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The Indispensable Role of Real Estate Agents in Selling Your Home!

 The Indispensable Role of Real Estate Agents in Selling Your Home!  Are you considering selling your home? Discover why real estate agents play an indispensable role in the selling

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🍽️🏑 Discover the Latest Kitchen Remodeling Trends! πŸ“°βœ¨

Are you planning a kitchen remodel or simply love staying up-to-date with the latest trends in home design? Houzz has compiled a list of nine kitchen remodeling trends that everyone should know

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πŸ πŸ“‰ Lower Mortgage Rates Coax Home Buyers Off the Fence: Real Estate News Update πŸ“°βœ¨

 Lower Mortgage Rates Coax Home Buyers Off the Fence: Real Estate News Update  Exciting news for homebuyers! Lower mortgage rates are prompting more buyers to take action in the real

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πŸ“ˆπŸ  Lower Mortgage Rates Boost Buyer Demand: Real Estate News Update πŸ“°βœ¨

 Lower Mortgage Rates Boost Buyer Demand: Real Estate News Update  Exciting news for homebuyers! Lower mortgage rates are fueling increased demand in the real estate market. The

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πŸ β„οΈ Winter-Proof Your Home: Essential Tips for a Cozy Season! β„οΈπŸ 

As the colder weather approaches, it's time to ensure your home is ready for winter. Good Housekeeping has put together a comprehensive guide with essential tips to help you winter-proof your home.

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🎨🏑 Discover the Latest Paint Color Trends for 2024: Transform Your Home with Style! 🌈✨

Looking to update or freshen up a room? Paint is an inexpensive and effective way to give your space a new look. Good Housekeeping has revealed the top paint color trends for 2024, providing insight

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πŸ πŸ“ˆ 2024 National Housing Forecast: Insights for Real Estate Ahead πŸ“ŠπŸ”

Wondering what the future holds for real estate in 2024? Gain valuable insights into upcoming trends and forecasts with Realtor.com's comprehensive report. Whether you're a buyer, seller, or,

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πŸŽ‰πŸΎ Ring in the New Year with a Bang: Unique New Year's Eve Events and Themes! πŸŽ‡πŸŽ†

Looking for unique and exciting ways to welcome the New Year? Georgia has you covered with a fantastic lineup of New Year's Eve events that are anything but ordinary!  There's something for

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πŸŽ…βœ¨ Magical Countdown to Christmas: NORAD Tracks Santa's Journey! βœ¨πŸŽ„

Embark on a festive adventure as NORAD gears up to track Santa's epic journey around the world!  The beloved tradition continues, and you can follow every magical moment right from the

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πŸ‘πŸ“‰ Real Estate Insight Alert: Survey Reveals Shift in Buyer Sentiment! πŸ“Šβœ¨

Discover the latest findings that shed light on evolving buyer attitudes in the real estate market. According to a recent survey highlighted in WRE News, fewer buyers are willing to wait for

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πŸ‘πŸ’Ό Breaking News: Mortgage Application Activity Soars to Six-Week High! πŸ’ΌπŸ“ˆ

Exciting developments in the real estate world! Dive into the latest insights on mortgage application activity, now at its highest level in six weeks. This article from WRE News unpacks the details

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πŸŽ„βœ¨ Sparkle and Shine: Your Guide to Atlanta's Enchanting Christmas Lights! βœ¨πŸŽ„

Embrace the magic of the holiday season with the ultimate guide to Christmas lights in Atlanta.  From dazzling displays to festive events, this article from Atlanta Parent is your ticket

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πŸ¦ƒπŸ‚ Thanksgiving Fun with Loved Ones! 🍁πŸ₯§

As the Thanksgiving season approaches, let's infuse your festivities with extra warmth and joy! Dive into these fantastic resources to make this holiday unforgettable. Get ready for a fantastic

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🍁🏑 Fall Home Maintenance Guide: Prep Your Space for the Cozy Season! πŸ‘πŸ‚

As the leaves start to fall, it's time to cozy up your home and get it ready for the autumn season! Explore this comprehensive Fall Home Maintenance Checklist from Reader's Digest, ensuring your

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πŸ πŸ“ˆ Mortgage Rates Holding Steady: A Positive Sign for Homebuyers! πŸ“ˆπŸ 

Exciting news for potential homebuyers! Delve into the latest insights about the housing market in this article. The stability in mortgage rates is a promising signal for those considering a new.

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πŸ‡ΊπŸ‡ΈπŸŽ– Veterans Day is Approaching: Let's Pay Tribute with Gratitude and History! πŸŽ–πŸ‡ΊπŸ‡Έ

As November 11th approaches, we're gearing up to honor our veterans, and it's essential to understand the significance of this meaningful day.Veterans Day was originally known as Armistice Day and

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πŸπŸ‚ Fall Adventures in Georgia πŸ‚πŸ

 Fall Adventures in Georgia  Get ready for a spectacular autumn season in Georgia, offering something for every kind of adventurer!   For Thrill-Seekers: If you're

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Avoid These Mortgage Mistakes for a Regret-Free Home Buying Journey!

Planning to buy a home? Make sure you're equipped with the right knowledge! Check out this insightful article on Realtor.com to discover the mortgage mistakes you need to be mindful of.  

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Record-Breaking Streak: 139 Consecutive Months of Home Price Increases! πŸ’°πŸ‘

Hold onto your hats real estate enthusiasts! August marked an astonishing milestone with the 139th consecutive month of year-over-year home price increases. In this game-changing article, you'll

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Elevate Home Value: A Designer's Top 10 Tips

Ready to enhance your home's worth and aesthetic appeal? We've got just the article for you! Explore a top designer's exclusive tips for increasing your home's value, featured on Houzz.From clever

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Elton John's Atlanta Condo Hits the Market - Your VIP Access!

Get ready for a real estate extravaganza that's as fabulous as an Elton John concert!  The Rocket Man himself has listed his Atlanta condo.  This stunning property, featured on

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Your Perfect Home Awaits! The Best Week to Buy in 2023 is Near!

Exciting news for all you aspiring homeowners! Are you ready to seize the opportunity and make your homeownership dreams come true? The best week to buy a home in 2023 is just around the corner, and

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Plan Your Fall Adventures with the 2023 Fall Foliage Prediction Map!

Autumn enthusiasts, rejoice!  The much-anticipated 2023 Fall Foliage Prediction Map is here, and it's your ticket to an unforgettable fall season.  This incredible resource

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Positive Shift in Mortgage Application Activity: What Does It Mean for You?

Exciting news for the real estate and mortgage world! For the first time in five weeks, mortgage application activity is on the rise. This development could have significant implications for both

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Breaking News: NAR Economist Declares End of Housing Recession!

Great news for the housing market!  The National Association of Realtors' (NAR) economist has officially declared the end of the housing recession. This pivotal announcement is a

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Hiring a Contractor? Ask These 10 Crucial Questions First!

Embarking on a home improvement project? Before you dive in, make sure you're equipped with the right knowledge! We've come across an enlightening article that outlines the **10 essential**

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Stay Informed: Mortgage Rate Forecast and Its Impact on Homeownership

 Stay Informed: Mortgage Rate Forecast and Its Impact on Homeownership  Hello, homeowners and aspiring homebuyers! If you're keeping a close eye on the housing market, you won't

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Say Goodbye to Summer Fruit Flies: Your Ultimate Guide

Summer is here, and so are those pesky fruit flies! Don't worry, we've got you covered with the ultimate guide to get rid of them!  Check out this informative article from Houzz that

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Atlanta Realtors' Median Sales Price Declines in June

Breaking News: Atlanta Realtors' Median Sales Price Declines in June Hello, Atlanta residents and real estate enthusiasts! We have an important update regarding the local housing market.

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Learn 9 Effective Ways to Build Equity in Your Home!

Homeownership is a dream for many, and building equity in your home is a key aspect of long-term financial success. If you're a homeowner or planning to become one, this Forbes article is a must!

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Discover Georgia's Price per Square Foot Trends

Greetings, Georgia residents! We have exciting news to share with you today. Atlanta Agent Magazine has just published a highly informative article that explores the fascinating price per square

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Important Update: Atlanta Home Sales Fall in June

Hello, Atlanta residents and real estate enthusiasts! We have some significant news to share with you today. According to a recent report featured in Atlanta Agent Magazine, the housing market in

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πŸŽ‰πŸ‡ΊπŸ‡Έ Happy 4th of July, America! πŸ‡ΊπŸ‡ΈπŸŽ†

 Today, we celebrate the birth of a nation that stands for freedom, courage, and endless possibilities. As we gather with family and friends, let's honor the spirit of liberty that unites us.

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Unleash the Patriotic Spirit: Fourth of July Celebrations in Metro Atlanta 2023 πŸŽ‡πŸ‡ΊπŸ‡Έ

Hi Everyone,  Get ready to light up the sky and celebrate Independence Day in Metro Atlanta!  In this article, we've rounded up the most exciting Fourth of July celebrations

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Atlanta's Impressive Rebound in Home Sales Unveiled

Hi Everyone!Exciting news for Atlanta's real estate market! Calling all homebuyers and enthusiasts, you won't want to miss this. Our featured article unveils the impressive rebound of home sales in

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The History of Flag Day

Calling all history buffs! Get ready to dive into the captivating origins and significance of Flag Day, which falls on June 14th. In this article, we explore the rich history and enduring symbolism

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Home Price Growth Slows as Inventory Fell in May

Hi Everyone!We have some exciting news to share with you today. According to a recent report by Atlanta Agent Magazine, the red-hot housing market experienced a notable shift in May. The article

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Affordable Homes in Atlanta

Hi Everyone,Great news, Atlanta residents! Atlanta has emerged as one of the top cities for home affordability in a recent survey. If you've been dreaming of owning a home in Atlanta, now is the

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Hot Seller’s Market

Attention all real estate enthusiasts! Exciting news awaits you regarding the current state of the housing market. Atlanta Agent Magazine’s latest article uncovers the fascinating dynamics of

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A Boost for Renovation Projects

Hi Everyone!Good news for homeowners and home improvement enthusiasts! According to a recent report, the availability of skilled labor in the home improvement industry is on the rise. If you've been

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27 States Ask Biden and FHFA to Scrap Mortgage Fee Increases

Looking for the latest news on the U.S. housing market? Check out this article on WRE News that discusses a recent letter signed by 27 states, asking President Biden and the Federal Housing Finance

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Decrease in Pending Home Sales

The latest report by WRE News indicates that pending home sales have declined for the first time in four months, signaling a potential shift in the housing market. In this article, we take a closer

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Single-family Housing Starts Increased in March

Good news for the housing market! The attached article discusses the recent increase in single-family housing starts in March and what it means for the current state of the housing market. It offers

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Home Design Trends & To-Dos

Find inspiration and positive vibes in the styles, colors and features expected to soar in 2023! In an ever-changing world, many are looking to find stability and balance with lively homes. Check

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Housing Market 5-Year Forecast Brings Surprises

Over the next 5 years, experts predict we will see many shifts in the real estate market still stemming from the pandemic, higher interest rates, low inventory levels, etc.  Many of

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Your January Home Checklist

Take advantage of a new year full of new beginnings by sprucing up your home! It’s time to give your space a little midwinter TLC with over a dozen to-dos provided in the link below. :

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Say Goodbye to Outdated Home Trends

Some home designs seem to be timeless where others simply need to stay in the past. It’s important to update your home with current styles to enhance future showing beauty in case you decide

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New Home Sales Continue to Rise

Single family home sales rose for the second month in November. Traditionally, sales decrease at the beginning of the holiday season so this is an encouraging statistic!Check out this week’s

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Home Office Trends In 2023

Remote offices grew in popularity during the pandemic and have continued to be a hot commodity over the last several years. If you are wanting to spruce up your home office or create one, this week

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What Will Happen to the Housing Market Next?

The housing market has remained fluid and experts are sharing their predictions of what is to come as we close 2022.  This week’s article relays expectations and what you’ll need to

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Top Tips for Selling Your Home During the Holidays

While many avoid getting in the marketing from November to January, there are some advantages to buying or selling over the holiday season! This week’s article shares several benefits as well

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Thanksgiving Traditions Around the World

Thanksgiving isn't always just about turkey, stuffing, cranberry sauce and seemingly endless football. It depends where you're from! It’s always fun to learn about other cultures and their

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Great News For Home Buyers!

Some of the home buying process is shifting favorably towards buyers.  This may be the beginning of a shift from what we’ve seen over the past few years.  See our article below

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Seismic Shifts Happening in Real Estate

Since the onset of the global pandemic, the real estate market has shifted. First time home buyers hit an all time low this past year, dropping 8% from 2021. The age of home buyers also spiked to

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Top Ways to Cut Moving Costs

Buying or selling a home can easily lead to expensive moving costs. The last hurdle you want to incur when you’ve just purchased a home are high expenses to move. This week’s article

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Spooky Halloween Traditions Around the World

While Halloween is typically an American holiday, it is celebrated in other countries as well. Some revel in a unique way that matches their culture or religion. Read on to see how Halloween is

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10 Best Places to Live in Georgia

Georgia is noted as one of the best places to live in 2022. The Peach State has much to offer in any area you can imagine! Check out our weekly article for the top ten spots in Georgia to reside

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Fall is for Gardening

It’s the moment you’ve been waiting for and Fall is in full bloom! This season is the perfect time to plant your garden and watch it flourish.https://www.houzz.com/magazine/why-fall-is

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Latest Market Predictions Found Here

In an effort to “reset” the market and get back on track, buyer interest rates have been on the rise. Experts have several key facts to say about this, and you’ll want to be in the

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Hello Fall

Fall has finally arrived, and we are excited to see what’s in store for us this season! From the beautiful falling of leaves to all the festivities on the calendar, be sure to keep track of

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Real Estate Predictions for the Remainder of 2022

This year has been on the challenging end for many home buyers for several different reasons. Since the beginning of the year, the market has shifted from an alarmingly low inventory to more homes

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Atlanta Real Estate Forecasts 2022

Is the Atlanta housing market cooling off? Overall, the market has recovered smoothly despite the highs and lows of the last several years. This week’s article will focus on the most recent

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Your September Home Checklist

September is a month of transition and changing seasons. It is the perfect time to get a jump start on your house to-do list! Please take a few minutes to visit this week’s article for an

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The Status of Atlanta and Georgia’s Real Estate Market

For the first time in several years, the Atlanta marketplace is showing signs of a slowdown, even if it’s slight. Although we continue to hear potential signs of the real estate market,

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Metro Atlanta Home Prices

Much has been said about the housing market over the last several years. In the Atlanta area alone, home prices have increased by 70% through the course of the last 5 years. Great news for!

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When Is The Best Time To Sell My Home?

What should you consider when deciding when to list your home?  This week’s article focuses on several key items to focus on and what to think about before taking the leap. https:/

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Housing Inventory Rises Nationwide

Hopeful news for home buyers! Since the first time since mid 2019, we have seen an increase in the number of houses on the market. Home sale prices still increased, but it was the smallest year over

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Real Estate Investments

We often have people asking our team about buying investment properties. Many people specifically ask what they should be doing to find a solid investment property. Another great question is what

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Existing Home Sales Continue Downward Slide

Existing home sales (closed transactions) have dropped for a 5th consecutive month, according to the National Association of Realtors®. This is in the midst of interest rates rising and

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Home Buyers Finally Finding Relief

According to a recent Redfin report, the market is slowly starting to balance out -- which is fantastic news for home buyers! Fewer buyers could mean fewer bidding wars and less stress for you. Take

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Selling Your Home This Summer

As we all know, the market is on fire! It’s also at a pivotal point making it that much more important to hire a professional. There are many areas a Licensed Real Estate Agent will guide you

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Median Atlanta Home Prices Rise

According to the Atlanta Realtors® Association the average sales price of homes on the market continued to surge upward through May. This week's article is filled with current statistics&

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Independence Day – Let’s Have Fun!

We have celebrated Independence Day as a Federal Holiday since 1941! The tradition goes back much further. Festivities are all over the map but fireworks and barbecues are some of the most popular

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Housing Boom Is Not Over

We all know the housing market has seen drastic changes over the last several years. According to this week’s article, May statistics for homes above a 300k price point are up 25% year over

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10 Facts About the American Flag

Flag Day is an unofficial federal holiday and today we are honoring the 106th one! While Flag Day often gets overshadowed by Memorial Day and The Fourth of July, we want to make sure you know what

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Home Prices Continue to Rise

As most of us are aware, home prices have continued to increase. This is especially true for the Atlanta Metro area. Check out this week’s article/video on these statistics.https://www.wsbtv

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Median Atlanta Home Prices Increase

As Summer grows closer, the average sales price of homes on the market continues to rise. This is a very important factor to know as both a Buyer and a Seller. Buyers should expect to pay

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Your Home Maintenance Checklist for Summer

Goodbye doom and gloom. Hello sunshine and longer days! This week is the perfect time to get busy around the house, inside or out! Many tasks are a quick to-do and can be done in under an hour.

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Ten Best Things to Do This Summer in Georgia

School is almost out and summer is about to start! If you're looking for activities to fill these warm days with, we have a great list for you. From playing in the water to ziplining through

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10 Best Things to Do This Summer in Georgia

School is almost out and summer is about to start! If you're looking for activities to fill these warm days with, we have a great list for you. From playing in the water to ziplining through

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Will Rising Gas Prices Affect Home Prices?

Gas prices have been on everyone's mind lately. The rise seems to have slowed some, at least in Georgia, but they're still not what we would consider low. In fact gas prices could hit a national

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How Long Do Atlanta Homeowners Stay Put?

Atlanta is trending in the opposite direction as the rest of the nation when it comes to homeowner tenure. We're actually seeing a decline from 10.3 years in 2012 to 9.8 years in 2021. So why is

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Millennials Make a Comeback in the Housing Market

The number of millennial homebuyers increased by 6% last year! That's great news for a generation that has struggled with homeownership in the past. Millennials are also buying properties

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Should I Wait For Home Prices to Fall Before Buying?

If you're waiting on the housing market to crash before buying a home, you could be waiting indefinitely. Experts agree that the bubble won't burst this time around like it did in 2006, even though

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What Will 2022 Bring as The Spring Housing Market Approaches?

Last year we saw home prices climb 20% or more across the country. So what will this year bring as the spring market, typically the busiest home buying time of the year, comes closer? Experts all

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5 Remodels Take Make Good Resale Value Sense - and 5 That Don't

Before you embark on any remodeling projects in hopes of increasing your home's value, you need to read this article. Some remodels are worth the money, like kitchens, primary suites, and bathrooms.

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Existing-home sales swing back to negative territory in February

Existing-home sales increased in January of this year, but fell in February. Prices have continued to rise with the median price climbing 15% since February 2021.  Total housing inventory

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War in Ukraine Not Expected to Hamper Housing Market

The war in Ukraine continues, making a lot of people worried about the geopolitical fallout. How will our economy be affected? And if so, how much? Thankfully experts agree that the housing

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To-Dos: Your March Home Checklist

Spring is quickly approaching and the warmer weather is already showing its face! This is the perfect time to tackle some projects inside & out! Take a look at our weekly article for over a

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Selling a Home As-Is

It’s grown more popular in this extended Seller’s market for Seller’s to list their home on the market as-is. This essentially means that if the Buyer does a home inspection and

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How Long It Takes to Sell Your Home

There are many factors that determine how long a house stays on the market such as location, home quality, market conditions and who you choose to help you sell your home. Check out this week&rsquo

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Anticipation Rises for New Project Inquiries

Coming to you hot off the press, 2022 stats reveal that many buyers continue to go in the direction of new construction for their home selection. This remains true despite supply-chain issues that

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Decluttering Projects That Make a Big Impact

Is your kitchen or family room feeling on the small side? This week’s article focuses on over a dozen small decluttering ideas that could improve the atmosphere of your home! https://www

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Staging Tips With Universal Appeal

Thinking of putting your home on the market in the near future? As a homeowner, you want to take every step possible to make sure your home is attractive to buyers and sells for the best price

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Repair It or Replace It?

As a homeowner, you’ll eventually find yourself needing repairs. The article this week focuses on over a dozen household items that can cause problems and how to know when to replace vs.

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Your Guide to a Smooth-Running Construction Project

Due to the extended low inventory of homes on the market, many people are choosing to stay in their current home and trying remodel projects instead. This week’s article provides valuable tips

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ANNUAL HOME PRICE GROWTH ACCELERATES IN NOVEMBER

Buyers are growing discouraged as home prices continue to increase through the winter months. This pattern continues due to a supply/demand imbalance. There are still more Buyers in the market than

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GROWTH OF SINGLE-FAMILY HOME PRICES

Home prices for single families have continued to rise to just over 19%. With sales prices continuing to increase, it is becoming more difficult for home buyers to qualify for a new home. This is

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Best Holiday Christmas Events In and Around Atlanta

Christmas is still several days away which means there is plenty of time to fit in some holiday family fun! Our article this week includes fun excursions under $5 so be sure and take a few moments

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HOME DÉCOR TRENDS COMING 2022

Interior Designers predict customers moving towards more color in the new year. Colors like yellow, punchy orange, green and more! Check out this week’s article for more insight into upcoming

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SINGLE-FAMILY HOME PRICES

Home prices for single families continued their upward trend through September of this year. Generally, we see seasonal slow downs but so far, that has not been the case. Check out the article below

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Supply Chain Expectations Over the Holidays

While select items may be more expensive or harder to find this holiday season, you should be able to locate most of your wish-list items if you start early! Supply chain delays have been a

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Housing Market Set to Normalize in 2022

When will the economy be “normal” again? This question has been a popular topic raised over the last year. Experts say we should see a slowdown going into 2022 but they still expect home

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20 Ways to Winterize Over the Weekend

The cold weather is quickly approaching and you don’t want winter to be in full force before taking steps to winterize your home! The article below highlights areas you may not have considered

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Zillow's Home-Flipping Business

According to Barbara Corcoran from Shark Tank, Zillow’s decision to flip homes made no sense. Take a look at the detailed article below that explains Zillow’s plan and how it has gone

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Goldman Sachs Home Price Predictions

Are you waiting to purchase a new home until this strong Seller’s market hopefully relaxes in the New Year? Turns out you may want to take action sooner rather than later. Based on the recent

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4 Neutral Paint Colors That Can Add Value to Your Home

The color scheme of your home is more valuable than you may think! A fresh coat of paint can make it feel like a new home and potentially increase the value by thousands! Visit the article below for

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Are the Holidays a Good Time to Sell?

Looking to sell your home but waiting for Spring? Surprisingly, the winter months may be the ideal time to sell due to low inventory and eager buyers. You could easily end up getting more out of

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Your Fall Home Maintenance Checklist

Fall is here and the holidays are right around the corner! That means we are in a great window to complete any and all outdoor upgrades/projects before the cold weather hits. Our article this week

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Housing and Stock Market Forecasts

The outlook is suggesting that the real estate market is set to slow it’s pace through the upcoming months and ramp back up around March of 2022. So should you purchase now or later? Success

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Emerging Design Trends

As we are nearing another new year, the style movements are changing again! During the pandemic people seemed to enjoy the more neutral tones and looking into 2022 is an even more minimalist.

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Home Buying in a Hot Market

Have you been house hunting for far too long with too many disappointments? Then this article is for you! Check out how this one couple had success in a strong Seller’s market and maybe it can

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What’s New in New Construction

As you probably know, we have been in a Seller’s market for quite some time. This means we have more Buyers than available inventory of homes. Sellers have had a huge advantage. Because of the

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The Housing Market Continues To Cool.

What will this Fall be like in terms of real estate? According to experts, the market is predicted to shift closer to the norm this coming Fall. With that said, it looks like we will remain in a

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2021 Fall Foliage Peak Map: When Leaves Are Best In Georgia

The foliage map is a great sneak peak at what to expect on your Fall vacation! It will help you catch the prettiest times of the season so you don’t miss out on Georgia’s beauty. We are

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Mortgage Rates Barely Budge

And so the trend continues! Mortgage rates remain low which remains enticing for home buyers. On the flip side of that, it’s also still a seller’s market so it’s wise to weigh cost

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Home Prices in Atlanta Surge

Looking to sell or buy a home in the Atlanta area any time soon? You should know that the average sales price in Atlanta has seen a drastic increase when compared year over year. In the metro area

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2022 Real Estate Marketing Forecast

The housing market has remained steadfast through the adversities of the last several years. But what should we expect in 2022? It’s great to stay informed in case you decide to sell or buy a

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How to Choose a Ceiling Fan for Comfort and Style

Ceiling fans are a great feature to have in your home – especially in the bedrooms! If you’re looking to install new fans in your space, the article below has some great tips to keep in

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Demand For Housing Remains High in Georgia in June

Summer is in full swing and the market remains hot! Year over year, sales price has increased by 24% and inventory declined by 43%. Check out the article below on June’s metrics to see how

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27+ Awesome Drivable Weekend Getaways in Georgia

Are you long overdue for a vacation or even a weekend getaway?   You’re in luck! Georgia has countless getaways for you to enjoy solo, with friends and/or  family. Whether you enjoy

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GAMLS: New Listings Trending Upward

Year over year, the number of active listings has increased by 14% in June. If the amount of homes on the market continues to rise, we may exit this extended Seller’s market we’ve been

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Best 4th of July Events in Atlanta 2021

There are countless events in the Atlanta area to celebrate the 4th of July in style this year! Food trucks, Parades, Fireworks & so much more. Be sure to visit the article below from Atlanta

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A Designer’s Top 10 Tips for Increasing Home Value

It's a great time of year to complete upgrades around the house but which projects will pay off in the long run? From furniture placement to kitchen upgrades to curb appeal, the article below

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The Forgotten History of Father's Day

Did you know that Father’s Day has been celebrated for nearly half a century? It wasn’t originally accepted as a holiday but over time it has gained great popularity! Find out the

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Buyers Are Realistic About Housing Challenges

Are you in the market for a new home? If you’ve already started your house hunting, you probably realized that it may take longer than expected due to the strong seller’s market. A&

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What to Expect From the Housing Market in Summer 2021

This summer is predicted to bring with it some changes to the real estate market. Will interest rates remain remarkably low? Can we expect to still see a strong Seller’s market through fall?

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Fix It or Not Fix It? Upgrade or Not Upgrade? What to Know When Prepping Your Home for Sale

Are you thinking of putting your home on the market? It can be tricky knowing which upgrades will actually increase the resale value of your home enough to make it worth while. We are in a strong

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What Does the Future Hold for Real Estate?

A recent meeting among experts provides educated predictions of how the Real Estate market will play out. There are no guarantees but below is a great article that will only take a few minutes to

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To-Dos: Your May Home Checklist

Memorial day is approaching in just a few short weeks making this the perfect time to get more items checked off your to-do list! Maybe you don’t have a formal list and need some help

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11 Interior Design Trends to Incorporate into Your Home This Spring

Spring is in full swing and with the excitement of a new season comes the desire for home upgrades. If you’re interested in completing some interior upgrades this Spring, check out the article

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The Biggest Mortgage Rates and Real Estate Trends to Watch for this Spring

With Covid vaccines on the rise, the Real Estate Market surge is likely to continue through Spring but it’s not a guarantee! Check out the article below for trends to keep an eye on so you

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Home-Price Surge Reflects Nationwide Housing Competition

As previously shared, the housing market is booming and that’s not only in Georgia but worldwide! In many locations, there are half as many homes for sale compared to last year which has led

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11 Ways To Get Your Offer Accepted in a Seller's Market

Are you feeling ready to hit the real estate market and find your dream home? We can help! We are currently resting in a Seller’s market which means there are more buyers than there are homes

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US Housing Market Forecast 2021: Will Sales or Prices Crash?

We touched on this topic a bit last week, but it's a high point of discussion amongst many Americans so we wanted to re-share! The pandemic drastically altered our standard order and the economy.

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Is a Housing Market Crash Possible in 2021?

The Real Estate arena has been booming with rising prices and increasingly less inventory. A legitimate question/concern of some is if we are headed for a major house market crash like we saw 15

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20 Home Renovations that Will Hurt Your Home's Value

It's a common misconception that any home upgrade will add to it's worth when selling. However, what may be an improvement to your family may not be beneficial to the buyer. Below are specific

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The True History Behind St. Patrick's Day

St Patrick’s Day is just around the corner and some of us may not be aware of the holiday’s origin. We actually don’t seem to know much about the Saint himself, but the article

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What Is a Buyer's Agent? A Trusted Guide Who'll Help You Find a Home

Are you on the hunt for a new home? I’m your gal! Houses are going faster than ever, and I can help ensure you put in an offer that gets you noticed. Be sure to check out the article below for

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8 Surefire Vegetables and Herbs for Beginning Gardeners

Do you enjoy vegetables, nature, and the beautiful fresh air? This week we will be covering the new arena of veggies, herbs & gardening! The article below covers fun tricks & tips that you

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Tax Deductions for Homeowners

Did you know you may be able to receive tax breaks on your return as a homeowner? For starters, you may be able to receive credits if you work from home -- which is likely to be a popular deduction

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Home Buyers Reveal What Made Them Fall in Love at First Sight

Home buying has a lot more in common with falling in love than one might think! It’s oftentimes emotional for both the buyer and the seller. Check out the stories below to ensure your 

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Groundhog Day 2021: Forecast, Facts, and Folklore

Are you a fan of winter or do you prefer the bloom of spring? It’s an annual tradition in “Punxy” Pennsylvania to gather at the square and watch in excitement to see if the

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Did You Know Owning is Cheaper Than Renting in Most Markets?

To rent or to buy – that is the question. Home prices are rising faster than rent in most markets yet home buying may still save you money over renting based on the area you live in!https:/

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Active Listings at 50% in Atlanta β€” Homes Selling Faster

Nationwide, homes for sale dropped to an all time low in December of 2020. In Atlanta, active listings were down nearly 50% when compared year over year. Check out the link below to see what the

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To-Dos: Your January Home Checklist

For many, the winter months can quickly grow monotonous with the cold, dreary weather. I’d say the majority of us don’t get outside nearly as often as we do during the summer months

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15 Expert Tips to Help You Plan for a More Organized Home in 2021

Has your home grown disorganized post-holiday hustle and bustle? The holiday scene, along with more virtually focused work in 2020, has left many homes in disarray! But don’t worry -- Team

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We Welcome 2021 with Positive Vibes

With the New Year on the horizon, we wish you embrace it with an open heart and go forward with faith, hope and a ton of courage! Here’s to another 365 days of new opportunities and chances! A

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DON’T FORGET TO TRACK SANTA AROUND THE GLOBE!

With the holidays looking a bit different this year, it’s a perfect time to begin a new family tradition! Do you have kids or grandkids? Be sure to visit the famous Santa Tracker! I mean, what

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Cost Guides

Have some time off over the holidays and are thinking of some do-it-yourself upgrades? Maybe hiring a professional to complete the work for you? The link below has estimates based on the area in

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Things To Do on Christmas and For The Holiday Season in Atlanta

The holidays are upon us and while they may feel a little different this year, there are still many opportunities to continue traditions and create some new ones along the way! Here is a collective

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The Youths Are Coming For The Housing Market

Housing plays an enormous role in both the economy and people’s personal balance sheets. The COVID-19 pandemic has caused the real estate market to surge! Recent statistics have shown that the

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Being Thankful Is Good For You & Others

2020 has been a crazy year for all of us.  While many of us look at this year as "the year of mostly downs",  now is the perfect time to reflect and focus on giving thanks for the

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Atlanta Home Prices Rising During COVID-19 Pandemic

COVID-19 has had a negative impact on many industries since it’s onset. One area that hasn’t tanked? The Real Estate market! Experts have been surprised to find that home sales are

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5 Design Trends With Staying Power

Are you in the process of buying or selling a home and interested in making some upgrades once you move in or before you sell? The article below takes a look at design trends that have been going

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10 Common Decorating Mistakes and How to Fix Them

Do you sometimes look at certain rooms in your home and think they need a "little something"?  A little update in interior colors can help! Do you choose neutral tones or bolder vibes?

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How to Survive a Kitchen Remode

Are you thinking it’s time to upgrade your kitchen or are you already in the process of doing so? The experts have some top-notch tips to help make this transition as easy as possible for you.

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Sales of Existing Homes Surge to 14-Year High

The real estate market continues to amaze! This may come as a surprise to many amidst the COVID-19 pandemic. Single-family homes, condos and town-homes are all in the mix! One reason... interest

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Staging Your Living Room For Sale

When you need to relax after a hard day at work, or to have a few friends over for the game, the living (or family) room is the place to go -- your own little realm of tranquility. But what has been

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When is the Best Time of Year to Buy a House?

Without a licensed real estate professional, buying a home can be a lot of work and you may end up paying over market price or simply buying at the wrong time based on market trends. Life can be

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August Statistics Take us Into Fall Y’all

It’s official – the stats are in! August was a big month for homes going under contract. We also saw a spike in the cost of the homes on the market. The latter is as a result of the

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Mortgage Rates Hit Record Lows. Could They Fall Even Further?

We are all painfully aware that 2020 has had its fair share of challenges, but it’s time to start looking at the positives! Let’s take a look at the real estate market for instance.

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Staging Your Kitchen For Sale

When it comes to selling your home, your kitchen can be a deal-breaker. At an open house, most potential buyers will spend considerable time in the kitchen to check out the finishes, appliances,

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Georgia Named β€˜Top State for Doing Business’ for 7th Consecutive Year

Kudos Georgians! Georgia was recently recognized as the top state for doing business – for the 7th year in a row - now that is quite an impressive feat! A warm congrats to our leadership and

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Atlanta Pending Sales Up YTY 17%, No Moderation in Sight

Are you considering buying a home, but it’s never seemed like the right time? Your time may be now! August showed a huge increase in pending home sales when compared year over year. Why?

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What to Offer

Finding the house you want to make your dream home can be an incredibly exciting moment. Making an offer on that house however, can be a daunting and stressful task. The written offer is a step in

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Home Prices Hit Record Highs. Is It a Bubble About to Burst?

Have you noticed that the cost to buy a home is on the rise? An important fact to note if you’re the home-buyer! Some are even wondering if the tides will change quickly and drastically in the

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Sellers Are Now Returning to the Housing Market

If you have had your thumb on the real estate pulse lately, you will know that is has been a seller's market because of the substantially low inventory of homes for sale. However, there is some

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Tips for the First-Time Home Buyers

Ditching the land lord and taking the leap into the realm of home ownership? While it can be frightening, consumers who have the resources to buy a home shouldn't shy away from this type of

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August is the New May for Peak Home Sales

Everyone knows that the Spring & Summer markets are the hottest in real estate. However, the COVID-19 pandemic has broken all the rules this year & really altered the real estate market.

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Parents' Ultimate Survival Guide to Virtual Learning

Now that school is either in session or about to start in Georgia, parents are faced with a difficult decision: do I send my child to school or do I have them attend school virtually from home?

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Self-Moving Advice & Tips

If you're a bit strapped for cash or if you don't have too many belongings, moving by yourself - and not with the assistance of a moving company - can be a practical option. You'll save money,

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Two Months in a Row for Improved Pending Home Sales

Pending home sales have not only remained steady but have risen for two months straight, according to the newly released data from the National Association of Realtors (NAR). The South leads the

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Woodstock

Woodstock is located just 30 miles northwest of Atlanta in Cherokee County. It's slogan is "A City Unexpected," and it lives up to that. In Woodstock, you can enjoy small-town life and city.

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Staging Your Home For Sale

Selling your home isn't the easiest thing to do, but with a little bit of work and re-organization, it can become a smoother process. One of the most successful ways to sell your home - which will

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Planning Your Move

While buying or renting a new home can bring joy and excitement, most people can agree that moving from one home to another, especially for the first time, can be troublesome. Moving can be,

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Kennesaw

Kennesaw has all amenities of all metropolis, but skips the usual chaos. The fastest growing municipality in Cobb County, located north of Atlanta, you'll love this thriving, vibrant community.

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Painting Your Home

When you're selling your home, you want to make it as appealing and enticing as possible, and it starts with the most basic principle: color. That is, the color of your walls. Over the years you may

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Moving With Children

Moving can be a challenge for anyone, even for your children. Some children might be frightened by the prospect of moving, but, with your care, guidance and positivity, the process of moving with

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Marietta

Marietta is a popular, fast growing city in Cobb County, just north of Atlanta. It serves as the county seat, since it's the most central city in Cobb. Whether you're a history buff, lover of

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How Much Do I Qualify For?

When buying a home, it is helpful to determine the type of home you'll like and how much you can afford before beginning your search. Monthly housing costs shouldn't be more than 32% of your gross

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How Long to Sell My Home?

That is THE QUESTION, isn't it! There are three main factors that affect a property's time on the market: location, condition, and price. Location is the one thing that you

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Home Inspections

Buying a home may well be the largest financial investment you will ever make. Naturally, you will want to know as much as possible about the property before you finalize the purchase at closing. It

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Home Improvements

The following information is from NAR's national real estate marketing publication. It should be used only as a general guide to ranking the importance of these improvements. Many factors will

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Hiring a Moving Company

When it comes to moving, there are a lot of options in what you can do. You can be ambitious and try to move all your belongings yourself, but if you feel like you can't handle that, you could

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Getting That Perfect Mortgage

For most first-time home buyers, shopping around for that "perfect" mortgage can be a daunting and complicated task. Just as if you were to take your time purchasing a car or new large screen

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Get Pre-Approved

Most mortgage lenders take the guess work out of applying for a loan by figuring out for you the amount you can afford to borrow. Then, they give you a printed document stating the maximum mortgage

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FREE Home Evaluation

When selling your house, one of the key factors to consider is asking price.There are a Number of Factors that Affect Asking Price:UrgencyCompetitionAvailable FinancingCompetitive Market

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Best Home for You & Your Family

Thinking of a better home for you and your family? Families grow quickly, and before you know it you have a bunch of little children running around. If you're rapidly running out of space, or if you

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Am I Priced to Sell?

Attracting buyers is the name of the game.As a Seller, you have two goals: To get the most money possible.To sell as quickly as you can.Be realistic. Price is the number one factor that most

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