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Mar
19
2020
Market for Luxury Homes Strong in Georgia and Around the US, But Covid 19 Presents Risks
Sales of luxury homes--- those priced at $1 million or above-- increased in Georgia and across the US in 2019, spurred partially by a strong economy and lower home mortgage interest rates. Sales of homes valued at $1 million or above increased over 11% in 2019 when compared to a year earlier....
Mar
19
2020
COVID-19 May Make Your Mortgage More Affordable
First off, we want you to know that we're in this crisis together. Sure, we've made adjustments to accommodate the "temporary new normal," but still, know that we're here for you more than ever before! And that includes watching the market to find opportunities for your homeownership...
Mar
17
2020
Home Flipping Acitivty Up in Atlanta Area, Profits Down
According to a recent report, home flipping -- or buying a home in need of repairs, making improvements, then selling it quickly for a profit---was up 6 percent across the country in 2019 when compared to 2018. In the Atlanta area, however, home flipping activity increased 39 percent when...
Mar
13
2020
New H-2B Guest Worker Visas May Ease Construction Worker Shortage, Boost Georgia's Home Building Industry
Facing increasing demand and continuing labor shortages, the home building industry received welcome news earlier this month as the Department of Homeland Security announced that it is issuing 35,000 additional H-2B guest worker visas. The additional visas will allow construction...
Mar
12
2020
Mortgage Loan Applications At Highest Level in 10 Years
Fueled by lower home mortgage interest rates, mortgage loan applications across Georgia last week increased to their highest levels in more than ten years. Purchase activity was 12 percent higher when compared to a year earlier, and refinance activity reached its highest level since...
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