Atlanta real estate remains hot

The real estate market has been robust for years. But, today we have record unemployment, and a foreclosure moratorium expiring at the end of the year.

Mortgages

Why the real estate market won't collapse when the foreclosure moratorium ends.

Should you waive your home inspection contingency when buying?

With today’s shortage of homes for sale, it’s no longer unusual to see several offers submitted to the seller for consideration, but some buyers have decided to make their offers more attractive to the seller by waiving their right to a home inspection.

Renters may be hardest-hit by $600 unemployment expiration

Weekly $600 payments and eviction moratoriums have been a lifeline for many renters out of work, but those payments have now been terminated. FOX 5 Real Estate Expert John Adams provides some guidance in navigating this challenging time.

US new home sales jump 13.8% in June

The Commerce Department reported Friday that the June gain pushed sales of new homes to a seasonally adjusted annual rate of 776,000. The increase follows a 19.4% jump in May.

Vacation rental cancellations during coronavirus pandemic

The Vacation Home Rental Industry is big business, with a growing part of the vacation market ditching the traditional hotel/motel experience. Instead, many choose a fully furnished home or apartment with maybe several bedrooms, of course, a bath or two, but usually including a full kitchen.

Breathing life into Atlanta’s dead or dying malls

Just as Netflix replaced Blockbuster and Amazon has replaced Circuit City, the COVID-19 pandemic is hastening the death of the shopping mall by scaring shoppers away from public spaces and stores that have to be visited.

Buying a home during the pandemic

Most homeowners don’t want to put their homes on the market in the midst of a pandemic, but some do need to move, and it’s not the worst time to sell. 

Appeal your property tax now

When it comes to your 2020 property taxes, there’s still a way for you to appeal your assessment for this year, but the window for that process is closing fast.

Refinance now and save for years to come

Home loan interest rates are lower than they’ve been in several years, yet millions of American homeowners who should refinance to these lower rates have not done so, and it's literally costing them money every day that they wait. 

US existing home sales plunge 17.8% in April

The National Association of Realtors said Thursday that last month's decline pushed sales down to a seasonally adjusted annual rate of 4.33 million units, the slowest pace since September 2011.

What if you can't pay your rent?

The Coronavirus shutdown has already caused major changes in the lives of most Americans. Whether we are social distancing or experiencing the disease first-hand, we all are affected.  And one result of the virus is that many Americans are now unemployed, but your landlord says the rent is still due on the first of the month.