Home Design

The 5 Design Trends Today’s Home Buyer Can’t Resist


You want your home to reflect your unique style and taste, of course. But if you have an eye on resale, you may want to consider incorporating a few of the today’s hottest design trends. According to the National Association of Home Builders, these are the looks home buyers are pining for… And here’s how to achieve them:

1. Think ‘Modern Farmhouse’

This style has been been popular for a few years, but the trend doesn’t seem to be cooling off anytime soon. Home builders who want to achieve this look can incorporate covered/wraparound porches, wood exterior details like ...


Here’s How Far $500K Will Take You in 10 Atlanta Neighborhoods


Each metro-Atlanta neighborhood has its own unique personality. And each offers an equally distinctive and diverse selection of housing options. From historic homes to ultra-modern lofts, suburban mini-mansions to high-rise condos, with a budget of $500,000 your options run the gamut. But in terms of square footage, fixtures, and overall appeal, your mileage may varyconsiderably.

Here’s a look at what at what a budget of around $500,000 gets you across 10 metro-Atlanta communities:

1. Cabbagetown $510,000 | Sold December 2016 3 beds, 2.5 baths 2 days on market

This new construction ...


Atlanta’s Four Best Neighborhoods for a Walkable Lifestyle


No surprise to local commuters, Atlanta’s traffic ranks among the world’s worst. And recent events certainly haven’t helped matters. Namely, of course, the now-infamous I-85 bridge collapse—followed by a string of incidents this week which shut down major sections of the city’s infrastructure with an underground gas leak, a chemical spill and, yes, ANOTHER bridge fire.

You’re not alone if all this has you day-dreaming of ditching your car entirely for a relaxed, walkable lifestyle.

Generally, walkability tends to increase home values. And it seems that Atlantan’s are increasingly placing ...


The 5 Hottest Condos in Midtown Atlanta


You can’t miss the skyline dotted with cranes as you pass through Midtown. No surprise, more than 45 projects and developments are planned or in progress—an impressive number for an area that’s less than 1.5 miles wide. Of these projects, 20 are condos or apartments, creating housing for an additional 14,000 new residents.

The population of Midtown has already been growing at five times the pace of Atlanta as a whole in recent years. And the demand shows it. Just take a look at the average price per sq. ft. ...

Projects & Construction

Will This Be Bigger Than The BeltLine?


To say the BeltLine has changed Atlanta would be an understatement. Though The New York Times recently referred to it as a ‘glorified sidewalk,’ its construction has left real estate prices soaring in its trail – to the tune of 50 to 60% appreciation from 2012 to 2015 vs. 30 percent in the rest of the city.

Does Atlanta’s next mixed-use, mega-project have the potential to impact Atlanta real estate even more dramatically? And is the Westside destined to be Atlanta’s hottest neighborhood? Let’s explore…

What is the project? ...
Home Selling Tips

When’s The Best Time to Sell Your Home in Atlanta?


Kelly and Mike disagree on when to list their metro-Atlanta single-family home. She advocates listing it during winter, when there are fewer homes on the market to compete with. He wants to wait till May, when the yard looks spectacular and more buyers are looking. So, who’s right?

The Off-Season Inventory is Low, But…

Kelly’s instincts about inventory levels are spot-on. Let’s look at the data for Fulton, Cobb and DeKalb counties to prove her point. Since 2014, the differential between the lowest-inventory month and the highest has averaged 22 ...

House Flipping

How To Flip A Home, Part 3: Selling For A Profit


So far you’ve sourced a property with a high ROI potential and renovated the home to fit in with the neighborhood. Now that the hard work is done, how can you maximize your flip’s profit once it’s ready to be listed?

Finalize the list price based on changes in the local market

As mentioned in Part 1, you should have set a target sale price for the flip even before purchasing the home. A lot can change in 6 months though, so once you’re putting the finishing touches on the ...