Posts by Liz Hughes

Housing affordability falls for a third straight month
Housing affordability falls for a third straight month

Affordability declined in 49 of the 50 major markets according to the May 2021 First American Real House Price Index....

Homebuying competition lessens in Atlanta. Could the market be losing steam?
Homebuying competition lessens in Atlanta. Could the market be losing steam?

The competitive homebuying market showed signs of loosening up last month as bidding wars dropped from May despite being higher than they were a year...

Compass, Guaranteed Rate launch loan origination company OriginPoint
Compass, Guaranteed Rate launch loan origination company OriginPoint

Two of the largest leaders in the real estate market are joining forces to form a new mortgage origination...

How long would it take a renter to save up for a down payment in today’s market?
How long would it take a renter to save up for a down payment in today’s market?

It could take Atlanta-area renters more than seven years to save for a down payment in today’s...

Median rental price hits highest point in two years
Median rental price hits highest point in two years

Rents in Atlanta jumped 13.2% year over year in...

New listings growth seen across U.S. markets in June
New listings growth seen across U.S. markets in June

Housing markets across the country saw new listings growth in June, as the median list price hit yet another all-time high, and Atlanta was no...

Atlanta home inventory levels rebounded in May
Atlanta home inventory levels rebounded in May

Inventory levels rebounded last month, finally showing signs of recovery following a year of historical declines....

Could zoning changes help boost supply and balance the market?
Could zoning changes help boost supply and balance the market?

Expert panelists from Zillow’s Home Price Expectations Survey say if changes aren’t made, new construction growth will stall, home prices will continue to increase, and less of today’s 30-somethings will have the ability to own a...

Out-of-town movers reshuffling to larger, more affordable homes
Out-of-town movers reshuffling to larger, more affordable homes

Rising property values had homeowners cashing out of their existing residences to buy bigger homes in less-expensive areas last...

Thursday is the most popular day to list a home in Atlanta
Thursday is the most popular day to list a home in Atlanta

With half of all homes in today’s market selling above the asking price, the timing of when to list can have an impact on both time on market and sale...

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