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Category: housing-news

Over the Top Property of the Week: 70's Style Throwback

If you are looking for a throwback, look no further. This five bedroom detached house in Framingham, MA is any 70's fanatic's dream home. Original wallpaper, window dressings, and carpet throughout give this place it's groovy vibe. The property comesfalse

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Posted in Housing News, Over the Top, Properties

Featured Property of the Week: Father of the Bride

If your dream wedding includes a backyard reception, swans in the bathtub, a quirky (that’s an understatement) wedding planner, and your dad taking wedding stress out on the hotdog buns at the supermarket, today is your lucky day! The home featured infalse

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Posted in Buyers, Housing News, Properties, Uncategorized

Four Trends in Atlanta Real Estate

One of our favorite things about Atlanta is that it is always changing. There is always a new restaurant to try, a new neighborhood to explore, a new neighbor to meet. Real estate in Atlanta is no different, with new construction and renovationsfalse

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Posted in Housing News, Neighborhood News, Quick Clicks, Trends

Fake Your Spring Clean

Spring cleaning feels great- especially when it's over. Fortunately, there is no reason to dread this season's tidying. These spring cleaning hacks guarantee you will have the cleanest house in Atlanta in no time at all.

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Posted in Design, Housing News, Tips

Real Estate Unicorns

Spring is coming in Atlanta.  That means warmer weather, blooming blossoms and growing grass. Spring also brings the busiest season for real estate sales. With more buyers on the market, demand for inventory goes up as well.  We've identified threefalse

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Atlanta Mixed Use Development Round-Up

On the heels of hugely successful mixed-use developments that opened in 2015 (Ponce City Market, Krog Street Market and the Avalon, to name a few), 2016 is poised to be another year of growth in Atlanta. Live, work, play communities have become a partfalse

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Posted in Housing News, Neighborhood News, Neighborhoods, Weekly News Roundup

Over-the-Top Property of the Week: $48M Price Tag Wins Most Expensive in Georgia

This week's over-the-top property features the most expensive home ( more like palace) for sale in the state of Georgia! For a casual $48M , you can become the proud owner of Atlanta's Chestnut Hall Estate. Majestically set on over 18 acres, thefalse

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Posted in Buckhead, English Manor, Housing News, over the top, Over the Top

3 Great Trends for Atlanta's Housing Market

2015 is turning out to be a great year for the Atlanta housing market as it has grown stronger each subsequent month and shows no signs of slowing down. June was not only Atlanta's best housing month thus far this year but also one of its best sincefalse

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Posted in Housing News, market trends, Trends

Atlanta Ranked Among Most Budget-Friendly for Millennials

Atlanta is still in the range of affordability for the average millennial, according to a recent study by Bloomberg L.P.

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Posted in Affordable, Housing News, Millenial, Trends

Over-the-Top Property of the Week: Wake Up in a Fairytale

With a fairytale bedroom and toilets of gold, silver and bronze, this week's over-the-top property is fit for Marietta royalty. The $9.1M mansion is dripping with luxury from head to toe featuring floor mosaics by Fantini and Rosoni, Murano glassfalse

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Posted in east cobb, Housing News, marietta, Mediterranean, over the top, Over the Top

10 Most Expensive Cities to Rent in Georgia

ApartmentList.com recently complied a list of the 10 most expensive places to rent in Georgia via their June 2015 Georgia Rental Price Monitor. An ApartmentList.com monthly staple, the report draws data and research conclusions from the thousands offalse

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Posted in Housing News, johns creek, Neighborhood News, Rent

Over-the-Top Property of the Week: "Finest Home in Atlanta"

With a tagline like the "finest home in Atlanta", how could this week's over-the-top property not feature this Druid Hills home? Originally conceived by Arthur Neal Robinson in 1919, the beautifully restored Mediterranean style home is a marriage offalse

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Posted in Housing News, Over the Top, Properties

Airbnb, Realtor.com Partnership Promotes Home-Ownership

Airbnb and Realtor.com have announced a partnership allowing users to "live like a local" and experience a potential new neighborhood before purchasing into it.

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Posted in airbnb, Announcements, Buyer Tools, homebuying, Housing News, Neighborhood News, realtor.com, Tips

Over-the-Top Property of the Week: "Once Upon a Time" Worthy Estate

Once upon a time, one lucky family purchased a French countryside "castle" and they lived happily ever after... in Buckhead, GA. Sounds idyllic right? This dream becomes a reality with this charming Buckhead listing. The $3M mansion is fit for yourfalse

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Posted in Buckhead, Fairytale, French, Housing News, Over the Top, over the top property, Properties

Over-The-Top Property of the Week: Slide Into a Hall of Fame Home

Calling all Braves fans! This week's over-the-top property is the Milton mansion of none other than John Smoltz. Nestled on 19 acres, the estate can make any athlete's dream come true with features like separate tennis and basketball courts, baseball andfalse

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Posted in Celebrity Homes, Housing News, john smoltz, milton, Over the Top, over the top property, Properties

Over-the-Top Property of the Week: Palace Fit For Will & Kate

Just call it the Kensington Palace of the South. But seriously, this palatial estate is ready for William, Kate, George, and Charlotte to move into tomorrow. The Buckhead beauty is just as stunning on the inside as it is on the outside. Listed atfalse

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Posted in Buckhead, Housing News, Over the Top, over the top property, Properties, west paces ferry

Atlanta Named #1 City for New College Grads

Posted on 02, June 2014 by Sarah Eick

Homes.com and ForRentUniversity.com recently teamed up to rank the top 10 cities for new college graduates. The rankings were based on factors like mean entry-level income, average rent for a one-bedroom apartment, unemployment rate and nearbyfalse

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Posted in Announcements, apartment, atlanta, atlanta real estate, college graduate, Housing News

The Overall Value of Atlanta Real Estate Is Down, But There’s More to the Story - Pt.2

Posted on 30, August 2012 by csadmin

Okay, enough with the bad news! Previously, we examined which of Atlanta’s ITP (inside the Perimeter) neighborhoods took the hardest hits when it came to year-over-year change in home value, as calculated by Zillow. The number went as high as 30% - ouch!false

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The Overall Value of Atlanta Real Estate Is Down, But There’s More to the Story - Pt.1

Posted on 29, August 2012 by csadmin

Zillow has revealed their always fascinating monthly home value index, and the news is good for the country, but not so great for Atlanta’s real estate market. While Zillow has national home values up for the eighth consecutive month in July, metrofalse

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New Home Construction is Up in Metro Atlanta; Renting Might Not Be the Deal You Thought It Was

Posted on 16, August 2012 by csadmin

Some all around good news from the Atlanta Business Chronicle is making homebuying in Atlanta a more tempting proposition than it has been in recent years. First off, a report by Zillow bursts the bubble a little bit in the current rental craze. Maybefalse

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The 2012 Spring Home-Buying Season Could Be A Game Changer

Posted on 25, April 2012 by csadmin

We couldn’t help sharing some good news about the nation’s housing market; it’s not something we’ve been accustomed to hearing in the past few years! Spring has traditionally been a bright spot for buyers and sellers. The weather’s warming up, whichfalse

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The Bottom of the Atlanta Housing Market: Are We There Yet?

Posted on 01, March 2012 by csadmin

At this point, the “bottom” of the housing market in Atlanta is more elusive than anyone could have imagined. The latest news is that December 2011 saw the third straight month of decline in metro wide housing prices, to the tune of 1.8%.  The declinefalse

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50% Off Sale: 25 Units at Nashville's Fifth and Main Condo Project Are Headed to the Auction Block

Posted on 13, October 2011 by csadmin

The new owners of Nashville's Fifth and Main condo project are hoping an auction might jumpstart interest in their mostly empty asset. This isn't the building's first time at the rodeo, so to speak; ACG Equities Inc. acquired the foreclosedfalse

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Posted in auction, condos, Housing News, housing news, nashville condos, nashville homes for sale, nashville real estate, Properties

The Game of Home Ownership

Posted on 10, October 2011 by csadmin

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Posted in Buyer Tools, Buyers, home buyers, home buying, home ownership, Housing News, infographic

Buck-who? Forsyth County's King When It Comes to High End Real Estate

Even with the economy on extended life support, Forsyth County continues to hold its own when it comes to ritzy real estate.  You could say the construction of GA-400 in the early 1990s caused a northbound leak in Buckhead's money dam.

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Posted in Buyers, forsyth county, ga homes for sale, georgia homes for sale, gold communities, Housing News, Neighborhoods, real estate, swim and tennis

THE PROPPORTUNIST Presents: Mr. Rogers’ Neighborhood

Posted on 16, August 2011 by csadmin

In this recurring column, Clicks & Mortar spotlights the latest, greatest Atlanta-area estate of the rich and famous who make their homes here. This time, The Propportunist would like to direct your attention to...

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The Buy Vs. Rent Index Is Out, And You May Be Surprised...

Posted on 16, August 2011 by csadmin

Trulia's quarterly Buy vs. Rent Index was published today, and the overall findings favor homebuyers.  In case you were wondering, the index is calculated by dividing a city's median list price by its median rent cost.  The higher the index number,false

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Posted in Buyer Tools, Buyers, Housing News, rent vs. buy

Will 2012 Be The End...Of The Housing Slump?

Posted on 10, August 2011 by csadmin

Fiserv Inc., the company behind the benchmark Case-Shiller Index, is predicting home prices to bottom out near the end of 2012.  Of course, since the world will also be ending around that time, our celebrations might get cut a little short.

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Posted in case-shiller, Foreclosures, foreclosures, Housing News, housing news

Finally, Atlanta Condo News That Doesn't Suck

Posted on 03, August 2011 by csadmin
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GA and TN Rank Low In Closing Costs, But What Are You Really Paying For?

Posted on 20, July 2011 by csadmin

According to a survey by Bankrate Inc., Georgia and Tennessee rank below the national average when it comes to closing costs.  Tennessee is the 35th most expensive state with an average of $3,817, and Georgia trails it at 36th with an average offalse

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Posted in buyer, Buyers, closing, costs, Housing News, loan

Stricter Lending Pleases Some, Perturbs Others

Posted on 27, June 2011 by csadmin
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Three Indicators of A Housing Market Recovery

Posted on 21, June 2011 by csadmin
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Posted in Foreclosures, Housing News

Revised July 26 Deadline For Most Fulton County Property Tax Appeals

Posted on 13, June 2011 by csadmin

If you own property in Fulton County, listen up! Corrected tax notices just went out this past weekend for about 70% of properties, which pushes back the deadline for appealing to July 26th (45 days after the notices were mailed). The originalfalse

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Atlanta Third in the Nation for Underwater Homes

Posted on 13, June 2011 by csadmin
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4 Tax Benefits for Homeowners

Posted on 31, March 2011 by csadmin

It's that time again....

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Go Ahead: Deduct That Mortgage Interest!

Posted on 21, February 2011 by csadmin

At the beginning of the year, there was all kinds of panicked talk about the possibility that Congress was going to get rid of the mortgage interest tax deduction, and we even blogged about it. This deduction is one of the many perks that has made owningfalse

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The State of Housing: Highlights From the Latest NAR Report

Posted on 27, January 2011 by csadmin

Just last week, the National Association of REALTORS® (NAR) released its real estate numbers for December 2010. NAR is considered one of the leading authorities on the housing market and bases its findings on multiple statistical surveys it conductsfalse

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The End of the Mortgage Interest Deduction?

Posted on 10, January 2011 by csadmin

Now that we've entered a new tax year, there are some issues of interest for current or soon-to-be homeowners: the federal income tax mortgage interest deduction. There was a great article on Zillow a few weeks back about recent attempts to placefalse

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Falling Home Prices: Where’s the Silver Lining?

Posted on 03, January 2011 by csadmin

The dreaded S&P Case-Shiller Index numbers are out again, and it seems that Atlanta home prices are back to levels not seen since May 2000. That means that a home purchased a decade ago would fetch the same price in today’s depressed market. Read more false

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Posted in Buyers, Housing News

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