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Guaranteed Rate unveils new Spanish-language mortgage program

The mortgage lending and digital finance company Guaranteed Rate has launched an extensive Language Access Program to expand services to Spanish-speaking clients. The program uses language and cultural information to create an inclusive and informative experience for all clients, regardless of their English proficiency.

Atlanta REALTORS®: Home sales drop in August, while inventory, median price rise 

New listings of homes in the Atlanta area were down on a monthly and yearly basis. 

Former PalmerHouse Properties founder, CEO joins real estate tech startup KeyPleaz 

The KeyPleaz app allows busy agents to access a network of available local agents to show houses when their schedules prevent them from doing so themselves. 

Harry Norman, REALTORS® names new SVPs, managing brokers for Buckhead Northwest, Woodstock offices 

Tori Hughes was named senior vice president and managing broker of the Buckhead Northwest office, while Dawn Motter was named senior vice president and managing broker of the Woodstock location. 

Two views on what the Fed’s latest interest-rate hike means for real estate

Two economists expressed concerns about the real estate industry in the wake of the Fed’s decision to raise interest rates by three-quarters of a percent. 

Real Estranger Things

Enter the Upside Down… in Fayetteville, Ga! The famous Byers home from “Stranger Things” is officially on the market.

NAR: Existing-home sales fell in August while prices rose 

The median existing-home price for all housing types in August was $389,500, a 7.7% rise from the year before. 

Homeownership group opens 46-home community in East Atlanta

Highlands of Decatur will bring 46 new homes to Flat Shoals Road between Gresham Park and Panthersville. 

NAR: Charitable giving by REALTOR® associations increased 20% in 2021

The NAR’s Community Aid and Real Estate (CARE) Report shows that REALTOR® associations donated a median of $12,070 this past year, a 20% increase over 2020.

Housing starts surprise to the upside in August 

New-home construction posted a 12.2% month-over-month increase in August, thanks in large part to a significant jump in multifamily building.  

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