How Much Do You Know About Home Appraisals?

Amber Randhawa Homeowner and Homebuyer Tips, Real Estate Trends

If you have ever purchased or sold a home, then you are familiar with the part of the home sale process known as the appraisal. But what exactly is an appraisal, and why is it important for you to have one? An appraisal is an official valuation of the property in question, conducted by a trained and authorized individual. Appraisals …

First Time Home Buyers Love Atlanta

Amber Randhawa Homeowner and Homebuyer Tips, Real Estate Trends

The real estate market has changed a bit during the Coronavirus pandemic, and in many cities, Atlanta included, sales have slowed somewhat. In good news for sellers however, home prices have continued their steady rise. Even so, the personal finance website WalletHub has found that Atlanta still ranks among the best locations for first time home buyers. To determine what …

How to Increase Your Profit with a Vacation Rental Home

Amber Randhawa Homeowner and Homebuyer Tips, Real Estate Trends

With so many different types of investment opportunities these days, you may be considering real estate as your next investment venture.  Purchasing a vacation home you can rent out can be a fun and highly lucrative option.  Let’s go over some tips on how to increase your profits when it comes to owning a vacation rental. Know the Risks of …

Home Sales are….UP?

Amber Randhawa Real Estate Trends

Yes, you read that correctly. MarketNsight has released May numbers and it shows that Atlanta’s pending home sales for the first half of May 2020 are up 18% over the same period last year. This information comes as a surprise to many people who believed that the Coronavirus epidemic would slow home sales. It was widely believed that potential sellers …

Open Houses in the Age of Coronavirus

Amber Randhawa Homeowner and Homebuyer Tips, Real Estate Trends

Now that Georgia is gradually opening back up, industries all over are trying to navigate new guidelines and rules, along with varying comfort levels people have with being out and about. This is the case for real estate agents as well, who are accustomed to taking a very personal approach to the services they provide. Even in the midst of …

Will Coronavirus Change What We Shop for in Houses?

Amber Randhawa Real Estate Trends

Not surprisingly, the Coronavirus and shelter-in-place orders have left some prospective home sellers and buyers playing a waiting game, unwilling to jump into the market until a sense of normalcy returns. There are still houses on the market though, and while there may be fewer people looking to make a large move or life change, other people are looking to …

The Waiting Game – When Should You Make the Move to Refinance?

Amber Randhawa Homeowner and Homebuyer Tips, Real Estate Trends

Mortgage rates had already been trending lower before anyone in the United States had even heard of the Coronavirus. They finally reached a low of 3.29% during the first week of March, before drifting back up, and then down again. This rates roller coaster, actually led to a record setting increase occurring as well – 0.3% in less than a …

2.9% Mortgage Rates? It’s Possible Says Fannie Mae

Amber Randhawa Homeowner and Homebuyer Tips, Real Estate Trends

According to a recent article released by the National Association of Realtors, mortgage rates could continue tumbling over the next year and eventually reach all-time lows. In fact, in Fannie Mae’s Housing Forecast report, economists predict that the average 30-year fixed-rate mortgage for 2020 will fall to 3%, and then possibly go even lower to 2.9% by 2021. This means …