What’s Important for the New Home Office

Between self-employment and telecommuting, the home office is now a hot residential amenity that is quickly becoming the standard. According to Entrepreneur.com and Global Workplace Analytics, almost 25 million Americans are calling home “the office” at least one day a week, a population that is...

Want to Sell Your Home? Step Up the Tech!

Relying on a realtor for the first viewing of a possible home is no longer the norm. These days, buyers use the Internet and/or a mobile device to scope out possibilities and hunt on the go. How can agents and sellers take advantage of the digital...

The New Millennial Mortgage

Millennials are rapidly changing the way the world advertises and does business in general. This does not exclude the mortgage process. As digital natives, this new generation of homebuyers is saying goodbye to endless paperwork and having lenders meet them on their turf – online. Millennial...

Boomer Housing Trends

Boomer tradition is to sell their oversized suburban home and move to a new home for their new stage of life. While this remains constant, their priorities are changing. What’s important to Boomers? Before even considering retirement, boomers have a desire to own their home, free and...

What’s Your Community’s Soundscore?

If you live in a major metro area, I’m sure you’ve heard of WalkScore, a website that helps you find a walkable place to live by measuring the walkability of any address and assigning it a score between 0 and 100. Walk Score's mission is to...

Useful Apps to Help Homebuyers

When trying to decide the best way to go about buying, moving to or remodeling a home, the answers are closer than you think— on your smartphone. Here are some apps no homebuyer should be without. House Hunter House Hunter is a mobile app that helps you...

Single Female Boomers May Be the New Target Market

Did you know that 28 million, that’s 37% of America's 76 million baby boomers, are single females? According to the National Association of Realtors, single females account for one out of every five home purchases. This unique demographic is rapidly becoming the new target for...

Atlanta Housing Demand – As Hot As the Weather

Real estate in Atlanta continues to look up. CNBC reports that high demand is pushing prices, and builders are thrilled. During the housing crash, our city had one of the highest foreclosure rates in the nation and was slow to bottom out. As we sail into...

Millennial Homebuyer Myths [Infographic]

The Federal Reserve Bank of Atlanta recently researched the common viewpoint that young adult buyers are not as active in pursuit of homeownership as their counterparts from prior generations. What they discovered is that the numbers may not support this after all. Indeed what they discovered...

Some Boomers Are Actually Upsizing

There are many reasons that Americans tend to move to smaller homes after they become empty nesters, but recent trends are beginning to show the opposite to hold true. According to a recent study by Merrill Lynch, at least 30% of older homeowners are opting...