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The secrets to finding a buyer in the Intown Atlanta real estate market

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Many different features attract buyers to a real estate purchase, but the seller only has control over two of them. Sellers can still get the highest possible list-to-sell ratio and sell their homes as quickly as possible if they are willing to put their trust in two time trusted principles of real estate: condition and price. Since 72% of all sales transactions are “equity” transactions – not distressed, not some odd luxury transaction and not an estate sale, the chances are favorable for sellers who “get it.” Here are the the top ten features that attract buyers according to the Keller Williams Realty International survey conducted for our 2011 Market Navigator booklet. 1. Location – favored by 69% of buyers 2. Neighborhood – favored by 55% of buyers 2. Floor plan – favored by 37% of buyers 3. Updates to the house – favored by 36% of buyers 4. Curb appeal – favored by 30% of buyers 5. Square footage – favored by 28% of buyers 6. Back yard – favored … [Read more...]

Percentage Amount of Seller Paid Closing Costs Remains Steady for Intown Closings

Seller Paid Closing Costs

Sellers in Intown Atlanta and Decatur paid some, or all, of their Buyer’s closing costs in 71% of the transactions through June, 2008, which is nearly the same as in the last two years... Greg the Pricemaster studied the following submarkets with our micro-numbers guru, Chartmaster Chuck to come up with our conclusions: 1. Ansley Park and Morningside southward to Inman Park and Reynoldstown - that includes Midtown and VAHI 2. Eastside Atlanta Dekalb - the neighborhoods East of Moreland and Briarcliff, plus Johnson Estates and southward to Edgewood and Kirkwood - all North of I20 3. Southside Atlanta Fulton - Grant Park, Summerhill, Boulevard Heights, Ormewood Park, EAV 4. Greater Decatur - South of Mercer U, down to I20 at South Dekalb Mall Based on my experience, these numbers seem even higher  - like 90% of the time or more. That being said, I've also experienced two transactions this Summer where appraisal almost caused the deal to fall apart and the … [Read more...]

Median Sales Prices for Intown Atlanta down 10.1%

Sales prices 2007 versus 2008 for Greater Intown and Decatur

Alright, alright, alright...I may be a sluggish "blogger" but if I am one thing, I'm a busy real estate agent and a 42 year old brand new father... My Business partner at Rootdown, Greg Ruis is truly the Pricemaster. He ran these numbers and got 21 charts from our "Senior Partner" Chartmaster Chuck . Today, I'll focus on just one thing - PRICES. We asked Chuck to run the following submarkets - pretty much the primary geographic focus for our team: 1. Ansley Park and Morningside southward to Inman Park and Reynoldstown - that includes Midtown and VAHI 2. Eastside Atlanta Dekalb - the neighborhoods East of Moreland and Briarcliff, plus Johnson Estates and southward to Edgewood and Kirkwood - all North of I20 3. Southside Atlanta Fulton - Grant Park, Summerhill, Boulevard Heights, Ormewood Park, EAV 4. Greater Decatur - South of Mercer U, down to I20 at South Dekalb Mall What we found is not terribly surprising, since we live in the market everyday:  * In … [Read more...]

Welcome to the Intown Insider…

intowninsider.com is a real estate media vehicle sponsored by Intown Atlanta and Decatur real estate specialists, The Rootdown Group. The site will feature up to date market analysis, a free real estate search tool with a terrific user interface, a neighborhood compendium, cultural epiphanies and some cool videos. We went live on January 1, 2008. We have a few things to add to make this site rock, but thank you for visiting. Please come back. Get your real estate on! … [Read more...]