All entries filed under: Seller Advice

Mar 27

Atlanta Real Estate Market Update | Home Prices Up!

Posted on March 27, 2014 by Kerry Lucasse

  February 2014 Market Update The Atlanta Board of Realtors recently released their February report, offering us an overview of real estate trends in the Metro Atlanta real estate market. This month, they had some exciting news to report:   Median home sales prices increased almost 17% year over year (impressive!) Monthly, median prices increased [...]

Oct 02

Home Renovations with the BEST Resale Value

Posted on October 2, 2013 by Kerry Lucasse

  Atlanta Home Renovations with the BEST Resale Value Thinking of making some improvements to your home?  Want to make sure that whatever you put into your home you will get out of it when it is time to sell?  Below you will find a handy infographic with all the Atlanta home renovations with the [...]

Sep 12

Breaking Down Home Break-ins

Posted on September 12, 2013 by Kerry Lucasse

Breaking Down Home Break-ins in Atlanta GA   As many of you know, crime in Atlanta spikes from time to time and home break-ins are a concern for many Atlanta home owners.  And if it happens to you, it’s a nightmare.  Most of the robberies are called “smash and grab”, meaning that the burglars just [...]

Aug 11

Atlanta Homes Values are UP Almost 40%

Posted on August 11, 2013 by Kerry Lucasse

  Atlanta Homes Values are UP Almost 40% We are half way through the 3rd quarter of 2013 and hope that it measures up to last quarter’s housing reports, when Atlanta home values rose almost 40% YTY. It really is AMAZING! More and more Atlanta home owners who have been under water are now able [...]

Jun 07

5 Selling Points Most Sellers Overlook | Tips for Atlanta Homeowners

Posted on June 7, 2013 by Kerry Lucasse

Tips for Atlanta homeowners 5 Selling Points Most Atlanta Home Sellers Overlook Anyone who has looked for an Atlanta home has at least one or two memorable examples of homes they felt were falsely advertised. Neighborhoods described as “up-and-coming” that should have been deemed “down-and-out.” Rooms that were Photoshopped to luxurious (if deceptive) spaciousness — [...]

Jun 05

5 Seller Turn Offs that Keep Buyers From Getting the Homes They Want

Posted on June 5, 2013 by Kerry Lucasse

5 Seller turn offs that might keep you from getting the home you want. Thinking of buying a home in Atlanta?  In the current real estate market bidding wars are commonplace, so once you finally find your dream home, you don’t want to lose it .  We wanted to share a few very important tips [...]

Apr 19

Top 5 Home Buyer Turn-Offs of 2013

Posted on April 19, 2013 by Kerry Lucasse

   Top 5 Home Buyer Turn-Offs of 2013   Selling a home in today’s market can be a bit frustrating.  There’s all sorts of home staging and property preparation advice out there, and some of it seems daunting or impossible to follow unless you already live in a haute home or have a serious bankroll [...]

Apr 04

5 Steps Smart Atlanta Home Sellers Take to Generate Multiple Offers

Posted on April 4, 2013 by Kerry Lucasse

  5 Steps Smart Atlanta Home Sellers Take to Generate Multiple Offers   Home sales (and values) have been on a strong uptick in Metro Atlanta thanks to low interest rates, freer lending standards and a drop in the foreclosure rate. Sellers everywhere are breathing a giant, collective sigh of relief! But for all of [...]

Feb 17

Mortgage Forgiveness Debt Relief Act Extended

Posted on February 17, 2013 by Kerry Lucasse

  Mortgage Forgiveness Debt Relief Act extended through December 31, 2013 Good news for short sales that were not able to close in 2012! The Mortgage Forgiveness Debt Relief Act of 2007 has been extended (again) through 12/31/2013, as part of the Fiscal Cliff legislation. This Act allows qualifying taxpayers to exclude taxable income from the [...]

Dec 19

Should I sell my Atlanta home this year?

Posted on December 19, 2012 by Kerry Lucasse

  Is it a good time to sell my Atlanta home? Our vote would be a resounding YES!    Atlanta home values are up, mortgage interest rates are at historic lows (averaging a 3.34%), and the Atlanta housing inventory is extremely LOW — and that means less competition for you.    We don’t know how [...]