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106 River Lake Dr-Blairsville GA REDUCED!

July 11, 2017 1:00 pm

$399,999 Single Family 3 Bedrooms 3 Bathrooms located in Blairsville, GA (Union)

Magazine Cover Quality Log Home On Lake Nottely... This Real Western Style Round Log Home Is Located At The Waters Edge Of The Pristine Waters Of Lake Nottely W/ Boat Slip Boat Dock Included. Complete With 3br/3ba Incl. Open Loft Br, Double Bunk Room Upstairs, & Double Private Balconies, This Home Features A 2-story Wall Of Glass Overlooking Layered Mountain & Lake Views. This Custom Designed Open Floor Plan Includes Round Log Beam Accents, Open Log Staircase, Accented Chink Interior & Exterior Walls, Custom Cabinetry W/ Granite Countertops, Metal Roof, Modern Fp In Gr + Much More. The Partially Fin. Basement Features A 4th Br That Can Be Finished, W/ Fin. Ba & Rec/media Rm Opening To The Patio & Outdoor Living Areaand Dont Forget All Paved Rd Access!
Subdivision: River Lake
Nathan Fitts
Nathan Fitts
RE/MAX Town and Country

The High Impact of Low Interest Rates on Your Purchasing Power

July 11, 2017 12:00 pm

The High Impact of Low Interest Rates on Your Purchasing Power | Simplifying The MarketAccording to Freddie Mac’s latest Primary Mortgage Market Survey, interest rates for a 30-year fixed rate mortgage are currently at 3.96%, which is still near record lows in comparison to recent history! The interest rate you secure when buying a home not only greatly impacts your monthly housing costs, but also impacts your purchasing power. Purchasing power, simply put, […]

5 Reasons Why You Should Not For Sale By Owner!

July 10, 2017 12:00 pm

5 Reasons Why You Should Not For Sale By Owner! | Simplifying The MarketIn today’s market, with home prices rising and a lack of inventory, some homeowners may consider trying to sell their homes on their own, known in the industry as a For Sale by Owner (FSBO). There are several reasons why this might not be a good idea for the vast majority of sellers. Here are […]

Median Days on the Market Drops to 27! [INFOGRAPHIC]

July 7, 2017 11:57 am

Some Highlights:

  • The National Association of REALTORS® surveyed their members for their monthly Confidence Index.
  • The REALTORS® Confidence Index is a key indicator of housing market strength based on a monthly survey sent to over 50,000 real estate practitioners. Practitioners are asked about their expectations for home sales, prices and market conditions.
  • Homes sold in less than a month in 24 out of 50 states, and Washington D.C.
  • Homes typically went under contract in 27 days in May!

RE/MAX Leads All Brands in "America's Best"

July 6, 2017 5:57 pm

RE/MAX, the #1 name in real estate, has once again qualified more agents than any other brand in the REAL Trends “America’s Best Real Estate Agents” rankings. Roughly 20% of all individual agents and team leaders (2,506 of 12,571) featured in the 2017 edition of the annual survey were earned by members of the RE/MAX network.


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.”