Lease a Home, or Get Brand-New? How About Both!

There’s a hot new trend in Atlanta’s rental market. If you’re tired of your cramped apartment but you’re not quite ready to own a new home, you can now have the best of both worlds. What would you say to open, spacious 4 and 5 bedroom...

Do Consumers Prefer New Homes to Existing?

Builder Online says yes, naming larger closets, open floor plans, and roomy kitchen islands seen as big draws. Ironically, according to a new survey from Trulia, twice as many American consumers prefer a newly built home but are reluctant to pay extra for new. Forty-one percent of...

How Social is Your Neighborhood?

It’s no secret that today’s average American neighborhood is much different than the neighborhoods of the past. And what’s changed the most are the neighbors living in the neighborhoods. In a world of people who are more focused on social media than socializing face to...

Walk Score and Your Health – It’s More Than Just Convenience

Walking is one of the easiest and cheapest ways to stay healthy.  Believe it or not, a recent study revealed that the average person in a walkable neighborhood weighs 6-10 pounds less than someone in an unwalkable neighborhood. Does this growing topic of research prove that...

Developers Target Gen Y

Generation Y grew up being told that they needed to go to college so they could get a good job. Who could have foreseen was that many would be coming out of college only to find themselves thrust into a time when jobs are harder...

Vacant Cities?

It’s no secret that the real-estate downturn has affected the economy at large in countless ways. Empty homes are one of the unfortunate side effects of such a downturn. According to the Census Bureau, vacant properties have increased by 43.8 percent nationwide since 2000. As of...

Is HomeSnap Really a Snap?

[caption id="attachment_2978" align="alignleft" width="169" caption="Image courtesy of Boston.com"][/caption] Have you ever driven through a beautiful neighborhood, past that certain stunning home, and wondered how much it cost? Now you can instantly find out! Guy Wolcott of Sawbuck Realty Inc. wanted to make something that was different than...

How to Market During the 3 Stages of Buying

In an industry that once used print media as its primary form of delivering the marketing message, there is now an urgent need to employ the Internet to reach today’s homebuyer. A recent study by the National Association of REALTORS found that 94% of homebuyers...