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Top Five Reasons to Buy Not Rent - Clean Slate

Top Five Reasons to Buy Not Rent - Clean Slate | Midtown Atlanta Conversations and Condos | Scoop.it
FOX Business Network’s Cheryl Casone’s top five reasons to buy not rent a home in today's real estate market.
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From historic low interest rates to your ability to make changes to your home without the permission (or not) of your landlord....buying does make sense!

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The Atlanta Transit Agency's Big Plan to Convert Parking Lots into Housing

The Atlanta Transit Agency's Big Plan to Convert Parking Lots into Housing | Midtown Atlanta Conversations and Condos | Scoop.it
MARTA sees real estate as a gateway to better train and bus service.
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Building on top of existing stations! WOW! 

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Predicting Atlanta's 2020 housing market - Atlanta Business Chronicle

Predicting Atlanta's 2020 housing market - Atlanta Business Chronicle | Midtown Atlanta Conversations and Condos | Scoop.it
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A great article about what the future of real estate in Atlanta might look...in the year 2020....which is really just a short 6 years away! 

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Higher home prices, but fewer for sale

Higher home prices, but fewer for sale | Midtown Atlanta Conversations and Condos | Scoop.it
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If you are looking to buy in the Midtown Atlanta market, inventory is VERY limited, and there is NO new construction homes currently available! 

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5 Cities Buy More Than Half of All Electric Vehicles in U.S. | Autopia | Wired.com

5 Cities Buy More Than Half of All Electric Vehicles in U.S. | Autopia | Wired.com | Midtown Atlanta Conversations and Condos | Scoop.it
It's a stat that should surprise absolutely no one. More than half of all electric vehicles in the U.S. are silently running around five major cities.
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An exact reason why recent development presented to the Midtown Alliance were told "You need to do more that put in the infrastructure for charging stations...you need to install charging stations."

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Step inside the Clermont Hotel

Step inside the Clermont Hotel | Midtown Atlanta Conversations and Condos | Scoop.it
For nearly nine decades, the Clermont Hotel has accommodated everyone from white-collar workers to prostitutes under a single roof at 789 Ponce de Leon Ave.
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It certainly will be exciting to see what they turn this former gem into! The photos look scary, but just imagine this grand dame being returned to her glory! Another sign of the transformation of Ponce De Leon Avenue! 

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New Snags for the Self-Employed

New Snags for the Self-Employed | Midtown Atlanta Conversations and Condos | Scoop.it
New federal regulations, created as part of the Dodd-Frank lending reforms, stiffen requirements for verifying applicants’ ability to repay.
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I encounter Buyers all the time that are self-employed. This story further illustrates why we ask them to be pre-approved with our preferred lenders BEFORE we ever look at Midtown Atlanta Condos! You don't want to find the home of your dreams, only to have it disappear because you may not have enough down payment or your income is off kilter because you are self-employed! 

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Near Aquarium, Ground Breaks On Luckie-Marietta Hotel

Near Aquarium, Ground Breaks On Luckie-Marietta Hotel | Midtown Atlanta Conversations and Condos | Scoop.it
Another downtown parking lot is about to bite the dust. At the northwest corner of Ivan Allen Boulevard and Luckie Street, catty-corner to the Georgia Aquarium, construction is under...
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Having just returned from Miami and Miami Beach, our recovery is much different than there. But, at least, there IS new construction on the skyline! 

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9 Surprising Things That Add Value to Your House

9 Surprising Things That Add Value to Your House | Midtown Atlanta Conversations and Condos | Scoop.it
What adds value to a home? HouseLogic, the expert in adding the most value to your home, lists 9 surprising things that add value to a home.
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Look at Item #7..."a new pro sports stadium can raise property values in a 2.5 mile radius by an average of $2214....." Really? Would you WANT to live that close to a sporting venue?

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Atlanta will prosper if more companies step up to support BeltLine project

Atlanta will prosper if more companies step up to support BeltLine project | Midtown Atlanta Conversations and Condos | Scoop.it
By Guest Columnist JIM KEGLEY, president and CEO of U.S.
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The Beltline IS an amazing opportunity for Atlanta. This city NEEDS to work on its core and bring density into the city. I see no super highways in the future to manage our ever growing traffic and air quality issues. Like Jim said....we pulled it together for something like the Olympics....now's the time to do it again! 

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How Fights Over Fixtures Can Derail a Closing

How Fights Over Fixtures Can Derail a Closing | Midtown Atlanta Conversations and Condos | Scoop.it
With significant sums about to change hands, last-minute negotiations can turn into a tug of war over what comes with a property and what doesn’t.
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This is why I guide my Sellers...if it's something you really want to keep, remove it NOW, before you list the home, so there is no confusion as to what will, or will not stay in the home. "Oh, but we don't want to dismantle our home until we sell it." I reply, "Yes, it was your home. It's how a house for sale. You will pack up your memories and move them to the next one. But for now, this is a house we need to sell." 

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Rentals, not resells, hot new trend for Atlanta real estate

Rentals, not resells, hot new trend for Atlanta real estate | Midtown Atlanta Conversations and Condos | Scoop.it
A Connecticut company is raising $100 million to buy up single-family homes in Atlanta. Their goal is not to resell the homes, but to turn them into rental properties.
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Of course, in the Intown Atlanta real estate market, this will apply to single family homes, but certainly not condominiums and townhomes. These communities have strict leasing guidelines as part of their covenants, and as such buying them for investments, other than to be owner-occupied is not happening. 

 

I think too, you will see HOA's in some of these subdivisions work to clamp down on all these rental homes. While not all renters are problems, some don't feel the need to keep up the yard like the neighbors might like it. 

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Hot-Lanta Rises: The market for luxury condos heats up in Atlanta

Hot-Lanta Rises: The market for luxury condos heats up in Atlanta | Midtown Atlanta Conversations and Condos | Scoop.it
After years of surplus inventory and virtually empty high-rise residences, the market for luxury condos in Atlanta's real-estate market is heating back up, albeit at home prices below the 2006 peak.
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Perhaps this is the interest behind the new "Seventh" building in Midtown at 7th and Peachtree Streets. Prices to start at $600K to $1M

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To Hell With Beautifying The Connector — Let's Cap It!

To Hell With Beautifying The Connector — Let's Cap It! | Midtown Atlanta Conversations and Condos | Scoop.it
You may have seen news recently about spicing up one of Atlanta notable features: the Downtown Connector. That's gotten us thinking: Why stop at lighting the bridges and similar...
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As massive as it is, you have to admit, it would be pretty amazing to see a park running right through the middle of Midtown and Downtown Atlanta! True it would be, the land along this stretch that would be the "New Peachtree Peachtree!" Once can imagine, right?

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How To Get Your Offer To Buy A Charlotte Home ACCEPTED

How To Get Your Offer To Buy A Charlotte Home ACCEPTED | Midtown Atlanta Conversations and Condos | Scoop.it
How To Get Your Offer To Buy A Charlotte Home ACCEPTED - How to win the bidding war when buying Charlotte real estate.
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Everything that Debe says here....applies to Midtown Atlanta! I've had buyers lose 2 homes before they finally got their "ducks in a row" and then we got them the home they wanted! 

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Debe Maxwell www.iCharlotteRealEstate.com's curator insight, July 3, 11:13 PM

Still an issue here in Charlotte!

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4 Credit Mistakes New Homeowners Make - Credit.com

4 Credit Mistakes New Homeowners Make - Credit.com | Midtown Atlanta Conversations and Condos | Scoop.it
The relief that comes with finalizing a home purchase can spur a false sense of security. Here’s a look at four common credit mistakes new homeowners make.
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So now you've got your new home! But, there are still some credit landmines you want to avoid. Check out these 4 credit mistakes that new homeowners often make! 

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Michael Tavani of ScoutMob plans Atlanta incubator

Michael Tavani of ScoutMob plans Atlanta incubator | Midtown Atlanta Conversations and Condos | Scoop.it
Michael Tavani says Atlanta has great big consumer brands, but lags in the startup game. He aims to help change that with a startup incubator near such iconic offices as Coca-Cola's headquarters.
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Midtown Atlanta is indeed the tech spot of Atlanta! By locating this consumer startup incubator, Michael Tavani is giving people the opportunity to work, play and LIVE close to work! 

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Boozy 'Golf Entertainment Complex' Slated For Westside

Boozy 'Golf Entertainment Complex' Slated For Westside | Midtown Atlanta Conversations and Condos | Scoop.it
Its first Atlanta-area location hasn't even opened yet, and Top Golf — a "golf entertainment complex" offering food and booze — is...
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I've driven by this site for years....thinking...when will it become something? A golf entertainment complex? That could prove interesting! 

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Flashback Fotos: Aerial Atlanta, the city from above 1905-1988

Flashback Fotos: Aerial Atlanta, the city from above 1905-1988 | Midtown Atlanta Conversations and Condos | Scoop.it
Atlanta's landscape is ever-changing, and that's not a recent development. It seems that nothing stays the same for very long in our city and you can see that in these photos taken from above, some from airplanes, some from tall buildings.
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If you new to Atlanta in the last few years, you might appreciate these photos that show some of the changes Atlanta has gone through over the years. Probably the most dramatic are those in 1961 of the I-285 construction and the then simple clover-leaf that is now Spaghetti Junction! Amazing photos! 

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Defunk the Fridge

Defunk the Fridge | Midtown Atlanta Conversations and Condos | Scoop.it
If cleanliness is next to godliness, then organization is just a small step from domestic diva status. Here are the tricks and tools that helped my fridge...
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Has your condo fridge kinda of gotten out of control? Hmmm...actually some interesting tips here! 

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As interest rates rise, more home sales are cash deals | Inman News

As interest rates rise, more home sales are cash deals | Inman News | Midtown Atlanta Conversations and Condos | Scoop.it
The proportion of all-cash home sales has doubled since May, making up 42 percent of all deals done in November, RealtyTrac reports -- the largest proportion of cash sales since the data aggregator began tracking the stat nearly three years ago.
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Interesting observation. Keep in mind this are really broad numbers, but we've seen some cash buyers for sure! 

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Glimpses Of ATL's Most Annoyingly Vacant Spaces

Glimpses Of ATL's Most Annoyingly Vacant Spaces | Midtown Atlanta Conversations and Condos | Scoop.it
To the casual observer from older, denser cities, Atlanta can appear to be full of gaps. Holes. Vibrancy interruptions. In the grand...
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I've seen and noted many of theses buildings and think, "opportunity, opportunity, opportunity!!" Let's hope all these places are future shining stars in the continued rise of the ATL!

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Kerry Lucasse :: (404) 721.3001 :: www.NestAtlanta.com's curator insight, November 2, 2013 9:24 AM

This is just one of many fabulous buildings that are unloved in Atlanta.  Would love to see it restored!

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Taking Over a Seller’s Loan

Taking Over a Seller’s Loan | Midtown Atlanta Conversations and Condos | Scoop.it
Mortgages from the F.H.A. and Department of Veterans Affairs have a little-known feature: assumability.
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Homeowners with a mortgage insured by the Federal Housing Administration or the Department of Veterans Affairs should consider using their loan terms as a marketing tool when it comes time to sell.

Mortgage loans from both government agencies include a little-known feature known as assumability. In other words, the buyer of a home financed with an existing F.H.A. or V.A. loan may be able to take over, or assume, the seller’s loan, under the same terms, rather than take out a new mortgage.

During periods when interest rates are rising, homes offered for sale with an assumable, lower-rate mortgage may have extra appeal for certain buyers.

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Why do real estate agents still exist?

Why do real estate agents still exist? | Midtown Atlanta Conversations and Condos | Scoop.it
The internet was supposed to kill real estate agents. Instead, it helped them.
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A worthy article indeed! 

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Georgia Tech Off Campus Housing |Can We Still Buy A Midtown Atlanta Condo? - My Midtown Mojo

Georgia Tech Off Campus Housing |Can We Still Buy A Midtown Atlanta Condo? - My Midtown Mojo | Midtown Atlanta Conversations and Condos | Scoop.it
Georgia Tech Off Campus Housing Can Georgia Tech parents still buy a condo in Midtown ATL for Georgia Tech Off Campus Housing
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Since 2011, 1 bedroom home sales at Cornerstone Village have risen from the $60,000 price to $124,000. NOW is the time to get that purchase made for your GATech student!

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Georgia Tech unveils plan for 100th anniversary of Grant Field

Georgia Tech unveils plan for 100th anniversary of Grant Field | Midtown Atlanta Conversations and Condos | Scoop.it
THE FLATS – The home of Georgia Tech football for a century, Historic Grant Field will celebrate its 100th anniversary this fall.
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I've lived in ATL much longer than I'm going to say, because I've never made it to a Tech game....yet!! Maybe THIS is the season to change that??

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