Gaining insight into today’s Cherokee or Cobb County real estate market doesn’t usually call for Nobel Prize-level theoretical input, but you can make a pretty good argument that last week provided an exception. For those of us who are relied upon to provide knowledgeable insight into the myriad forces that can move our market, an intriguing interview in Yale University’s YaleNews roundup could go far in explaining one nagging question.
There are many ways to look at housing affordability in Cherokee or Cobb County—but if you’re a typical prospective homebuyer, the one that makes a real difference isn’t found in the real estate statistics. The truly decisive “affordability” factor is the dollar amount of the mortgage payment that goes with the price of the home. It’s either affordable or it isn’t.
By now, just about everyone in Cobb and Cherokee County looks back on the last decade’s housing bust with a lot less consternation than heretofore—time can do that (as well as the recovery of temporarily lost value). For some Cobb and Cherokee County homeowners, the temporary nosedive in Cobb and Cherokee County real estate values was little more than an uncomfortable learning experience.
Few Cobb and Cherokee County residents who spend much time online have avoided the unnerving experience of having their screens populated with ads aimed at them, personally. Whether the culprit is Google or Facebook or one of the otherwise-useful apps, it’s close to impossible to avoid having your personal preferences noted and exploited by the omnipresent web snoops.
The word “estate” is one of those words that can carry a boatload of different meanings. As part of the “Cobb and Cherokee County real estate” caption, it’s one of the positive ones. “Real estate” means physical property that’s anything but imaginary.
Here’s an idea from one homeowner who’s just completed a complicated exit from a sizeable house to a smaller property. It’s a last-minute strategy that could be helpful for Cobb and Cherokee County readers who are planning a similar downsizing move.
Some say downsizing baby boomers are causing a housing demand shift that will result in market value oddities, while others say boomers aren't downsizing at all.
It's no surprise those devoted to the real estate industry champion homeownership, but we’re aided by over a century of wisdom directed to its merits.
What is the right size house for you? The Realtor® website suggests you ask yourself these 5 questions to help you decide, but we favor this 3-step process.
Determining your housing budget for retirement planning can be tough. As a detective might say, start by sorting out what you know—and what you don’t know.
There's many reasons to own a home, but the traditional advantages to homeownership have been joined by a newcomer that doesn’t immediately leap to mind.
For self-employed homebuyers frustrated after applying for a mortgage, this long-overdue update offers a process similar to that of typical wage earners.
Real estate investors' decision of "flip or rent" can be decided by financial analysis, but smart investors note a big part of choosing is actually personality.
Shopping mortgage rates isn't easy; APRs used to comparison shop don't all include the same costs. What additional fees are hiding in the advertised rates?
What most people are looking for when choosing their real estate agent is usually an outcome that can be summed up in 4 words: “best price, least hassle.”
A change in Fannie Mae's lending guidelines regarding renting second homes is opening new doors of affordability for those who want to invest in a 2nd home.
Over 10% of the country’s residential sales are now due to house-flipping, and flipper activity looks to be growing. What's that mean for you?
The past weeks have provided some news that could lift the outlook of Cherokee and Cobb County landlords and those who’ve been thinking about rental real estate as an investment.
Traditionally, April is a dependable month when Cherokee County home sellers can expect a lively market—and if first reports from across the nation are any indication, the evidence points to a spring selling season that fits the pattern.
For those who’ve been waiting to list their Cherokee or Cobb County home until this year’s spring selling season, the waiting is over.
The game of golf remains a leading participation sport across Georgia—but over the past decade, its growth as an industry has rolled into a hazard.
This spring’s Cherokee and Cobb County homes for sale will, as always, highlight the special features that make them stand out. Just which features those are for today’s buyers is what realtor.com calls “the billion-dollar real estate question.”
It's assumed that anyone able to afford luxury vacation homes is adept at math, but new market trends call specifically for a grasp of fractions.
This tale of an artist working on Pinocchio can be akin to home sellers, who have their own reasons for selling; sometimes timing is of utmost importance.
The term “buyer’s market” conveys falling home prices, but let's look deeper. Forbes said buyers “may be in for a rude awakening if they are waiting for the bottom to drop out.”