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 …

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 …

How will Coronavirus Affect the Housing Market?

Amber Randhawa Real Estate Trends

Spring normally ushers in the busiest time of year for the residential real estate market, but this year is different from any other in recent memory. The Coronavirus and social distancing measures intended to fight its spread are changing almost every aspect of our lives and home sales are no different. There will be some potential sellers that are no …

An FYI About HOAs

Amber Randhawa Homeowner and Homebuyer Tips

If you are currently or soon to be shopping for your first home, or your first home in a planned community, you may want to familiarize yourself with homeowners associations, or as they are more commonly referred to, HOAs. HOAs are the management organizations that create and enforce rules governing condominium and home communities. HOAs draw mixed feelings from homeowners. …

The Housing Market is Booming!

Amber Randhawa Real Estate Trends

When the housing market crashed in 2008, the average home lost over a quarter of its value, and many Americans were financially devastated, especially those who had bet their entire financial future on the house flipping craze. Flippers who had been making hundreds of thousands of dollars on each house they flipped were going bankrupt, stuck with houses that were …

There Goes the Neighborhood….Affecting Your Home Price!

Amber Randhawa Homeowner and Homebuyer Tips, Real Estate Trends

How does your real estate agent decide on the right selling price for your home? What do they see that you don’t when they advise you on which houses in your search area are priced above or below market value? Whether you’re in the market to buy or sell a home, or both, it helps to understand how factors that …

Compass to be Real Estate “One Stop Shop!”

Amber Randhawa BrownDaniel News, Real Estate Trends

During an interview with Bloomberg this month, Compass CEO Robert Reffkin said he believes the real estate industry is experiencing a “Netflix versus Blockbuster moment,” and he wants to make sure Compass emerges as a one-stop shop for real estate and moving services. From the initial home search, through the mortgage origination process, on to the home inspection and move-in …