1 02, 2017

Listing Your Cherokee or Cobb County Home NOW is Wise… Here's Why

2017-02-23T17:10:24-05:00Acworth, Home Selling, Kennesaw, Uncategorized, Woodstock|

If this is going to be a year of upsets, the rules for when Cherokee and Cobb County listings are best initiated might be primed to fly out the window. There’s no guarantee that 2017’s Cherokee and Cobb County listing performance will bend the rules, but if the National Association of Realtor’s® news site is [...]

24 01, 2017

4 Reasons Cherokee and Cobb County Real Estate Investments are "Smart"

2017-02-23T17:10:25-05:00Acworth, Home Buying, Kennesaw, Uncategorized, Woodstock|

When you see any title here containing the words “Cherokee and Cobb County Real Estate Investment,” you won’t be terribly surprised if the gist turns out to be what a good idea! When you’ve had the experience of seeing clients succeed with many real estate investment projects, it’s an unavoidable conclusion. Unfortunately, also pretty yawn-worthy. [...]

17 01, 2017

Woodstock Market Report – December 2016

2017-02-23T17:10:25-05:00Market Reports, Uncategorized, Woodstock, Woodstock Market Reports|

This is our December 2016 Real Estate Market Report for Woodstock, Georgia. Continuing last month's trend, the number of new listings and closed sales declined by 12.2% and 10.6% respectively.  A reduction in the number of closed sales generally represents fewer buyers in the market, but as long ask there continues to also be fewer and [...]

17 01, 2017

Kennesaw Market Report – December 2016

2017-02-23T17:10:25-05:00Kennesaw, Kennesaw Market Reports, Market Reports, Uncategorized|

This is our December 2016 Real Estate Market Report for Kennesaw, Georgia. Continuing the pattern of last month's decline in new listings, December in Kennesaw had 22.4% less listings; however, the downward trend in closed sales and sold price was broken.  Closed sales are up 9.3%, and median sold price is up 12.8%.  Although the number [...]

17 01, 2017

Acworth Market Report – December 2016

2017-02-23T17:10:25-05:00Acworth, Acworth Market Reports, Market Reports, Uncategorized|

This is our December 2016 Real Estate Market Report for Acworth, Georgia. As the busiest month of the holiday season, December is always an odd month in most industries, and real estate is no exception.  Despite November's increase in sales prices, December sees those drop by 3.7%; not completely undoing November's increase, but close.  The number of new [...]

27 12, 2016

Now is Prime Time for Cherokee and Cobb County Home Improvement Plans

2017-02-23T17:10:26-05:00Acworth, Home Selling, Kennesaw, Uncategorized, Woodstock|

When, as the holiday lyrics have it, “the weather outside is frightful,” that makes it a good time to start planning the coming year’s home improvement projects. If you wait for ideal weather conditions to begin laying out your plans, you’re likely to wind up well behind schedule before you even start. If the [...]

19 12, 2016

Kennesaw Market Report – November 2016

2017-02-23T17:10:26-05:00Kennesaw, Kennesaw Market Reports, Market Reports, Uncategorized|

This is our November 2016 Real Estate Market Report for Kennesaw, Georgia. As the holidays approach, the real estate market in Kennesaw is slowing down a bit.  The number of new listings and closed sales decreased by 26% and 16.9% respectively, which is common for the holiday season due to there being fewer sellers and buyers in [...]

19 12, 2016

Acworth Market Report – November 2016

2017-02-23T17:10:26-05:00Acworth, Acworth Market Reports, Market Reports, Uncategorized|

This is our November 2016 Real Estate Market Report for Acworth, Georgia. The biggest news in Acworth's real estate market report for November is that median sold prices appear to be rebounding; they're up 5.5% from the previous month, and up 10.3% above median sold prices from November of last year.  However, the number of closed sales decreased [...]

23 11, 2016

Mortgage Interest Rate Increase May Prod Cobb and Cherokee County Buyers

2017-02-23T17:10:26-05:00Home Buying, Uncategorized|

For prospective home buyers who have been eyeing the Cobb and Cherokee County listings without any particular sense of urgency, this month’s mortgage interest rate news could have added an element of angst. In the up-again/down-again world of consumer finance, even the threat of higher mortgage interest rates acts as a nudge in favor of [...]

19 11, 2016

Kennesaw Market Report – October 2016

2017-02-23T17:10:27-05:00Kennesaw, Kennesaw Market Reports, Market Reports, Uncategorized|

This is our October 2016 Real Estate Market Report for Kennesaw, Georgia. Kennesaw's real estate market continues to be strong, even heading into the holiday season. Similar to last month's report, the average sold-to-list price ratio is at 97%, a 5-year high, while the median number of days to contract is 26, a 5-year low. Additionally, [...]

16 11, 2016

How Cobb and Cherokee County Property’s Owner’s Equity Doubled in 5 Years

2017-02-23T17:10:27-05:00Home Buying, Home Selling, Uncategorized|

Diana Olick is a well-known industry writer. Anyone with an interest in Cobb and Cherokee County real estate can usually find something of value when she comes up with a new entry in her CNBC column (the one with the pun-worthy title, “Realty Check”). This month she commented on the rising housing market across the [...]

1 11, 2016

Cherokee and Cobb County Income Property Red Flags for Non-DIYers

2017-02-23T17:10:27-05:00Home Buying, Uncategorized|

HGTV has a weekly program called “Income Property” that Cherokee and Cobb County investors may find interesting from time to time. The host, Scott McGillivray—himself an income property investor—offers tips and advice on the subject. His insights are solid. They may not be earth-shaking, but it doesn’t hurt that, in addition to being an investor, [...]

18 10, 2016

Woodstock Market Report – September 2016

2017-02-23T17:10:27-05:00Market Reports, Uncategorized, Woodstock, Woodstock Market Reports|

This is our September 2016 Real Estate Market Report for Woodstock, Georgia. With most statistics taking quite a dive since last month's report, the September report for Woodstock might seem to indicate that the market is slowing; but the overall 12-month trends paint a different picture.  The number of new listings and closed sales are down 11.7% and [...]

18 10, 2016

Kennesaw Market Report – September 2016

2017-02-23T17:10:27-05:00Kennesaw, Kennesaw Market Reports, Market Reports, Uncategorized|

This is our September 2016 Real Estate Market Report for Kennesaw, Georgia. Kennesaw home sellers will be thrilled to see this month's real estate report!  The average sold-to-list-price ratio is at a 5-year high of 102%, meaning Kennesaw sellers sold their homes for 102% of their asking price, on average.  More good news for sellers is [...]