Archive for May, 2016

How Does Housing Help Build Family Wealth?

Tuesday, May 31st, 2016

As the economy continues to improve, more and more Americans are seeing their personal financial situations also improving. Instead of just getting by, many are now beginning to save and find other ways to build their net worth. One way to dramatically increase their family wealth is through the acquisition of real estate. For example, […]

What’s Ahead For Mortgage Rates This Week

Tuesday, May 31st, 2016

  Last week’s economic reports included new home sales, pending home sales along with weekly mortgage rates and new jobless claims. New Home Sales Surpass Expectations Sales of new homes surpassed expectations and the prior month’s reading. April’s reading of 619,000 sales exceeded expectations of 523,000 new homes sold and 531,000 new homes sold in […]

18 Easy DIYs To Consider Doing Before Selling Your Home

Tuesday, May 31st, 2016

1. Learn how to cheaply and easily make an ugly backsplash a thing of the past. Via Dimples and Tangles 2. Tired of that ugly ceiling light cover? Want to focus the light on a smaller area? This DIY shows how to create a drum shade for your ceiling light. Via Apartment Therapy 3. Here’s […]

Best Cities for Job Seekers in 2016

Sunday, May 29th, 2016

Despite a slow but steady economic recovery, the nation’s unemployment rate remains stuck at about 6%, forcing many Americans to consider moving to find their next job. “A lot of people, either single or with family, look at certain areas for career opportunities and where they’re going to see growth and success,” says Rebecca Harrell, […]

The Best Places to Live—For You

Sunday, May 29th, 2016

Find out where is the best place for your money https://www.nerdwallet.com/cost-of-living-calculator/     Let me know if you have any questions on relocation or finding Real Estate professional to help you with move Olya V. Krokos M.A, REALTOR® Sellers Representative Specialist Master Certified Negotiations Expert C: 626-272-6263 okrokos@kw.com www.LuxuryRealtyATL.com

New & Existing Home Sales Climb

Friday, May 27th, 2016

Some Highlights: Both New Home Sales and Existing Home Sales are up month-over-month and year-over-year. Inventory remains low which continues to drive home prices up as demand continues to exceed the 4.7-month inventory. The median price of new homes is up 12% from March 2015, while the median price of existing homes is up 6.3% from April […]

Unparalleled Trust Necessary Before Listing Your House

Thursday, May 26th, 2016

You and your family have decided to sell your house. It is now time to choose a real estate professional to help with the process. One of the major attributes this agent must possess is trustworthiness. To what degree do you need to trust them? You must have enough trust in them that you feel […]

When Is It A Good Time To Rent? Definitely NOT NOW!

Monday, May 23rd, 2016

People often ask whether or not now is a good time to buy a home. No one ever asks when a good time to rent is. However, we want to make certain that everyone understands that today is NOT a good time to rent. The Census Bureau recently released their first quarter median rent numbers. Here is […]

Atlanta’s spring homebuying season continues with a thud

Wednesday, May 18th, 2016

The Metro Atlanta housing market began the spring homebuying season in disappointing fashion, according to new numbers from the Atlanta Board of Realtors (ABR). In April, the Atlanta area saw 4,238 home sales, a 9.8 percent decline from March and a 7.6 percent decline from April 2015. Meanwhile, median sales price came out to $243,000 […]

In a Seller’s Market: Is it Time to Downsize?

Tuesday, May 17th, 2016

A study by Edelman Berland reveals that 33% of homeowners who are contemplating selling their house in the near future are planning to scale down. Let’s look at a few reasons why this might make sense for many homeowners, as the majority of the country is currently experiencing a seller’s market. In a recent blog, Dave Ramsey, […]