Atlanta Real Estate News

How much have home values changed in East Cobb?

Home values have seen significant changes since 2004. From 2004, home values rose significantly, only to fall during the collapse of 2007. It is safe to say the value of homes has been on a roller-East Cobb Homesstyle="font-size: 12px;">coaster since then. However, some areas have been affected more than others, and house price recovery is not consistent across counties. Many homebuyers and homeowners are not aware of how their home value has changed and if their area has been affected. Do you know if your area was affected or if it has recovered?

This is the question The Washington Post was on a mission to answer. They set out to study the country as a whole and individual neighborhoods and towns. In total, The

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Incentives are being offered to open the I85 swiftly

I-85 Bridge CollapseAn important section of Interstate 85 has collapsed after a major fire. This intersection, in particular, is a major north-south auxiliary for the Southeast of Georgia. Therefore, its collapse has caused a serious transportation crisis. The collapse of I85 has caused all five lanes of the highway in each direction to be closed until further notice. This has led to an estimated 250,000 vehicles having to find new routes for their daily commute. The Mayor is looking to resolve this issue as soon as possible because it is causing the state and its resident’s major inconvenience.

Consequently, the Georgia Department of Transportation Commissioner: Russell McMurry, has announced that the state is

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Atlanta takes a hard look at improving transportation

Atlanta TrafficAs the population in Atlanta continues to grow, residents have become more and more restless when it comes to their preferred form of transportation. This has been a constant concern for Atlanta residents as the streets in the early 2000s were crumbling at one point.

In response to this concern, the Mayor at the time, Shirley Franklin, proposed her “Pothole Posse.” This policy addressed neglected pothole areas. Residents were able to call and direct officials to where street damage needed repair. By fixing the potholes, transportation became a little bit easier for Atlanta commuters. The program has become such a success that Shirley is considered a hero among Atlanta residents.

As of today,

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Real estate Georgia laws to consider before buying a home

Purchasing a home is a big step regardless of the city or state in which you choose to reside. However, before calling a real estate agent and seeking to purchase a home in your desired area, you may want to look into the local real estate laws. Many potential homeowners aren’t aware of the fact that there are a significant number of laws per city that should be considered before purchasing a property.

The state of Georgia has multiple real estate laws. These laws can make purchasing a home safer for the homebuyer as well as for home renters. Consider the following legislation in Georgia before buying a home.

Homestead Laws

The homestead law allows home and other property owners to

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Alpharetta's makeover continues with Avalon's second phase

Alpharetta Real Estate|Homes for sale in AlpharettaAbout two and a half years ago, Alpharetta decided to get a makeover and add a walkable development with shopping areas, restaurants, and much more, to its diverse suburb community. This project was named Avalon and was built with hopes to expand Alpharetta’s appeal to tourists and regular city visitors.

Avalon Phase 1 did not disappoint; it has become so successful that it now holds 106,000 square feet of office space which are 100 percent leased to restaurants, retail stores, offices, and more. These office spaces have become so popular they are being rented for twenty percent more than the average submarket rates. Included in the 106,000 square feet are 88,000 now designated as retail

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Tiny houses may be coming to Atlanta

Atlanta Tiny housesIn recent years, we have all become aware of the new trend in housing that has taken over across the United States. Under-sized homes have become a huge trend, and more and more people are interested in purchasing one. However, not all states have taken a liking to this trend and Atlanta is one of them.

Atlanta currently has laws that do not allow tiny homes to be built in the city. However, Atlanta Councilman, Kwanza Hall, who is running for mayor, has another idea in mind. He introduced legalization for tiny homes, which he hopes will place hundreds, if not more, tiny homes in the city. Councilman Hall has stated that creating tiny homes is all about diversifying housing choices offered to Atlanta residents or

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Marietta resident challenges proposed senior living development

Marietta residents and developers are having a problem seeing eye to eye when it comes to a proposal of building 55 new homes on 14.52 acres of land. These homes are to be located between Powders Springs Street and Chestnut Hill Road in Marietta.

Another party having a conflict with the developers are members of the city’s zoning commission. In fact, the commissioners were split right down the middle: three agreed to the new proposal, and three disagreed on whether it would be a good idea to recommend approval by the city council.

During the commissioners’ meeting, Attorney Kevin Moore spoke on behalf of the developer, David Weekley Homes. He classified the neighborhood as being a

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Atlanta versus the Suburbs-where is it cheaper to live?

Finding a home is an exciting and enjoyable time for many families, especially when you are considering where to move. However, once you start factoring in your family’s living costs, you may become Atlanta Suburbsa little less excited. Let’s face it, moving is expensive regardless of where you decide to go.

Many homeowners ask themselves before moving or purchasing a home, “Where is it cheaper to live, the city or the suburbs?” Different individuals will give you different answers; many people will tell you that the urban center is a lot cheaper while others will opt for the suburbs. We have done enough diligent research, and no doubt have found the correct answer to this question.

There are multiple

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7 Smart Tips for Buyers with Bad Credit

Homebuyers with bad creditPotential homebuyers have many things to think about when considering purchasing a home. One of the main financial difficulties they may come across is not being able to qualify for a good loan because of their credit score. Knowing your credit score when you are trying to purchase a home is essential. This is one of the first things lenders look at before granting a loan. In reality, your credit score shows lenders how reliable you are when it comes to paying off your debt.

Although lenders want to lend you the money to help you purchase your home, they also want to make sure you will be able to pay back your loan with little to no difficulties. If you have less than good credit you may come across as a

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6 Tax Breaks Most Home Buyers Don't Realize They Can Get

Tax season is here once again, which means you don't want to miss out on any tax deductions you may qualify for. Whether you purchased a home in 2016 or you’ve been living in your existing home for some time, you may benefit from a few home owner tax deductions. Here are some deductions to consider.

Mortgage Interest

One of the largest tax deductions for homeowners is the interest made on mortgage payments, which covers interests paid up to $1 million dollars.

As a home owner, you’ll need to file an itemized tax return in order to claim your deduction. To know how much you paid in interest your loan provider will send you a 1040 form shortly after the tax year ends showing how much you

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