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GAMLS: Atlanta home sales remain brisk in January
GAMLS: Atlanta home sales remain brisk in January

The Atlanta metro area continued to see a healthy pace of home sales in January despite dwindling inventory, Georgia MLS said in its Housing Snapshot.

Georgia housing market remains hot in 2020 despite pandemic
Georgia housing market remains hot in 2020 despite pandemic

After a bumpy start to 2020, Georgia’s housing market shrugged off much of the initial pandemic-related disruptions to post a solid finish to the year, with major indicators pointing to strong demand and tight supply, according to the Georgia Association of Realtors’ annual report.

Phase two construction of Ormewood Park development underway
Phase two construction of Ormewood Park development underway

When complete, Vernon will offer 20 three- and four-bedroom homes priced from the low $600,000s.

Atlanta home prices jump 18.6% in 2020
Atlanta home prices jump 18.6% in 2020

The report added that vacation homes and affordable homes in small towns near major urban centers were in strong demand as a result of the pandemic.

BHGRE Metro Brokers partners with real estate coach Jared James
BHGRE Metro Brokers partners with real estate coach Jared James

“To succeed in our rapidly changing local market, agents need to build their business on principles that work, and that’s when a coach can make all of the difference.” — Craig McClelland, vice president and COO of BHGRE Metro Brokers

Waiting to buy in Atlanta could mean higher mortgage payments
Waiting to buy in Atlanta could mean higher mortgage payments

Fence-sitters thinking of buying a home beware, says a new study from Zillow, which notes that waiting could mean a much higher mortgage payment down the road.

Berkshire Hathaway opens Historic College Park office
Berkshire Hathaway opens Historic College Park office

Atlanta-area homebuyers have another resource at hand, thanks to Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices Georgia Properties opening its new Historic College Park office to serve clients and agents in South Fulton.

Harry Norman, Realtors reports strongest quarter on record
Harry Norman, Realtors reports strongest quarter on record

The company, which just celebrated its 90th birthday, bested its fourth quarter 2019 numbers by 46%.

First-time Atlanta homebuyers face bidding wars from wealthy out-of-towners
First-time Atlanta homebuyers face bidding wars from wealthy out-of-towners

“Homeowners will see the value of their homes rise, but first-time homebuyers will face tougher competition from out-of-towners with big budgets.” — Daryl Fairweather, Redfin chief economist

GAMLS: 2020 was Georgia’s biggest sales year ever
GAMLS: 2020 was Georgia’s biggest sales year ever

It was a record-shattering year for brokers and agents using the Georgia MLS, with sales volume jumping 18.5% from the previous year to $39.9 billion, according to the listing service. That’s the biggest number Georgia MLS has experienced since its inception in 1962.

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