Archive for April, 2016

Investment Home Sales Rebound in 2015

Friday, April 29th, 2016

  Some Highlights: 2015 marks the first year-over-year increase in investment home sales since 2011. 62% of all investment homes purchased were single family homes. The South saw the highest percentage of investment home sales (39%) with the West coming in second (28%)\ Read more here ==>> Olya V. Krokos M.A, REALTOR® Sellers Representative Specialist Master Certified […]

Mistakes Atlanta Homebuyers Make

Thursday, April 28th, 2016

Don’t look at homes you cannot afford. Many buyers make the mistake of not knowing how much they can comfortably afford in advance and wind up looking at homes that they ultimately can’t get. While that would seem to be harmless, it’s really not – if you’re looking at more expensive homes to begin with, […]

Investors: More Sales and Higher Prices

Thursday, April 28th, 2016

The National Association of Realtors recently released their 2016 Investment and Vacation Home Buyers Survey. The survey revealed many characteristics of both vacation home purchasers and investors. Two weeks ago, we posted on the vacation home market. Today, we want to concentrate on the investor real estate market. The survey revealed that investment-home sales in […]

Searching HIGH and low for a home in Desirable N.Druid Hills/Emory University area and keep turning up empty handed?

Wednesday, April 27th, 2016

  You’re not alone! Houses are selling every day, as soon as they hit the market, in this wonderful neighborhood. If you’re serious about buying the right home, at the right price, you’re going to need insider information on homes for sale, from professionals, to get on the list simple go to ==> We’re […]

Thinking of Buying A Home? What Are You Waiting For?

Wednesday, April 27th, 2016

With spring right around the corner, you may be wondering if you should wait to enter the housing market. Here are four great reasons to consider buying a home today instead of waiting. 1. Prices Will Continue to Rise CoreLogic’s latest Home Price Index reports that home prices have appreciated by 6.3% over the last […]

Just got on the Market!!!

Tuesday, April 26th, 2016

Great Schools, Affordable Safe and Private Newer Construction in N.Druid Hills is NOW FOR SALE !!! 1688 Summit Glen Ln, ATL, GA 30329 Virtual Tour: FMLS # 5673975 GAMLS #07621995   Sincerely, Olya V. Krokos M.A, REALTOR® Sellers Representative Specialist® Master Certified Negotiations Expert® C: 626-272-6263      

One More Time… You Do Not Need 20% Down To Buy NOW

Tuesday, April 26th, 2016

A survey by Ipsos found that the American public is still somewhat confused about what is actually necessary to qualify for a home mortgage loan in today’s housing market. The study pointed out two major misconceptions that we want to address today. 1. Down Payment The survey revealed that consumers overestimate the down payment funds […]

Plans Move Forward for Buckhead Park Over Ga. 400

Saturday, April 23rd, 2016

A local group’s dream to cap a stretch of Ga. Highway 400 in central Buckhead with 10 acres of green space just got a little closer to reality. The Buckhead Community Improvement District announced this week a partnership with award-winning, New York City-based design firm Rogers Partners for a project now called “Park Over GA400.” The business […]

Your Credit and Buying a Home 101

Friday, April 22nd, 2016

  If you’re in the market to buy a home, knowing what kind of shape your credit score is in can give you an idea of whether you’ll qualify for a loan and what kind of interest rate you’ll pay. Loans are necessary for most future homebuyers because they cannot afford to pay cash upfront.downloadWhile […]

Buying a Home is 36% Less Expensive Than Renting Nationwide!

Tuesday, April 19th, 2016

In the latest Rent vs. Buy Report from Trulia, they explained that homeownership remains cheaper than renting with a traditional 30-year fixed rate mortgage in the 100 largest metro areas in the United States. The updated numbers actually show that the range is an average of 5% less expensive in Orange County (CA) all the […]