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Epic Housing Shortage Being Reported

July 6, 2017 11:57 am

Epic Housing Shortage Being Reported | Simplifying The MarketThe Joint Center of Housing Studies (JCHS) at Harvard University recently released their 2017 State of the Nation’s Housing Study, and a recent blog from JCHS revealed some of the more surprising aspects of the study. The first two revelations centered around the shortage of housing inventory currently available in both existing homes and new […]

Be Thankful You Don’t Have to Pay Mom and Dad’s Interest Rate

July 5, 2017 11:54 am

Be Thankful You Don’t Have to Pay Mom and Dad’s Interest Rate | Simplifying The MarketInterest rates have hovered around 4% for the majority of 2017, which has given many buyers relief from rising home prices and has helped with affordability. Experts predict that rates will increase by the end of 2017 and will be about three-quarters of a percentage point higher, at 4.5%, by the end of 2018. Last […]

Your Opportunity to Achieve the American Dream Keeps Getting Better!

July 4, 2017 11:54 am recently released the latest results of their American Dream Index, in which they measure “the prosperity of the middle class, and…examine which states best support the American Dream.” The monthly index measures several different economic factors, including goods-producing employment, personal and commercial bankruptcies, building permits, startup activity, unemployment insurance claims, labor force participation, and layoffs. The national […]

NAR Data Shows Now Is a Great Time to Sell!

July 3, 2017 11:54 am

NAR Data Shows Now Is a Great Time to Sell! | Simplifying The MarketWe all realize that the best time to sell anything is when demand is high and the supply of that item is limited. Two major reports issued by the National Association of Realtors (NAR) revealed information that suggests that now continues to be a great time to sell your house. Let’s look at the data covered in […]

Existing Home Sales Surge into Summer [INFOGRAPHIC]

June 30, 2017 11:54 am

Existing Home Sales Surge into Summer [INFOGRAPHIC] | Simplifying The Market

Some Highlights:

  • Existing Home Sales reached their third highest mark this year in May.
  • Inventory of homes for sale has dropped 8.4% since last year, marking the 24th consecutive month of year-over-year declines.
  • NAR’s Chief Economist, Lawrence Yun had this to say: “Those able to close on a home last month are probably feeling both happy and relieved. Listings in the affordable price range are scarce, homes are coming off the market at an extremely fast pace and the prevalence of multiple offers in some markets are pushing prices higher.”

75% of Homeowners Think Now is a Good Time to Sell!

June 29, 2017 11:54 am

75% of Homeowners Think Now is a Good Time to Sell! | Simplifying The MarketThe National Association of Realtors (NAR) recently released the findings of their Q2 Homeownership Opportunities and Market Experience (HOME) Survey. The report covers core topics like, “if now is a good time to buy or sell a home, the perception of home price changes, perceived ability to qualify for a mortgage, and [an] outlook on […]

Buyer’s Market Helps Premium Home Sales Soar

June 28, 2017 11:54 am

Buyer's Market Helps Premium Home Sales Soar | Simplifying The MarketWe previously reported how a shortage of inventory in the starter and trade-up home markets is driving prices up and causing bidding wars, creating a true seller’s market. At the same time, in the premium home market, an over-abundance of inventory has started to see prices come down and put buyers in the driver’s seat, […]

5 Crown Court-Ellijay GA REDUCED!

June 27, 2017 8:30 pm

$229,000 Single Family 3 Bedrooms 4 Bathrooms located in Ellijay, GA (Gilmer)

Gorgeous 3 Bedroom 3.5 Bath Mountain Cabin with all the Extras sold Fully Furnished. Hardwood Floors, Soaring Stack Rock Fireplace, Wrap around Porch to Multi Level Decks and Screened Porch. Kitchen Boasts Custom Cabinets with Slide-Outs, Under/Over Cabinet Lighting and all Appliances Stay. Master on Main with Glass Doors to Deck/Porch to Enjoy the Better Than Seasonal Views. Upstairs, the Spacious 2nd Bedroom, Bath and Loft Offers a Special Crows Nest Bonus Room for additional living space.
Subdivision: Coosawattee River Resort
Mark Congdon
Mark Congdon
RE/MAX Town and Country

1991 Dial Road-Blue Ridge GA

June 27, 2017 2:27 pm

$289,000 Single Family 3 Bedrooms 2 Bathrooms located in Blue Ridge, GA (Fannin)

Sitting right on the Toccoa River! This fixer-upper is a fisherman's paradise! You can't build this close to the river anymore! Prime location just minutes from Aska Adventure Area. Over 1500 square feet with screened porch and river deck right on the river rapids. This cabin has tons of potential. Vaulted great room with lodge fireplace, small sleeping loft, 2 bedrooms with bath on main, plus additional bed/bath upstairs. Property is loaded with rhododendron and mountain laurel. All paved roads lead to property with easy access. Great potential for vacation rental property.
Subdivision: None
Ami Terry
Ami Terry
RE/MAX Town and Country

LOT 6 Pine Lane-Mineral Bluff GA

June 27, 2017 2:27 pm

$18,500 Land/Lot located in Mineral Bluff, GA (Fannin)

WANT TO BUILD THAT FOREVER HOME? Here is the perfect place to build that ^^MOUNTAIN HOME^^. Gentle laying lot has electric available and community water. Mature hardwoods abound. Very quite and serene but convenient to main roads. Not far from shopping, Lake Blue Ridge is just a hop and a jump away as well as great fishing in the Toccoa River. All this great buildable lot needs is YOU!
Subdivision: Creekstone
Team Ledford
Team Ledford
RE/MAX Town and Country