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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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How to create a photo gallery in your home - Atlanta Magazine

How to create a photo gallery in your home - Atlanta Magazine | Midtown Atlanta Conversations and Condos | Scoop.it
Family photo displays are often a decorative afterthought. Both the pictures and frames tend to be a hodgepodge of gifts and dated keepsakes. Finding a balance between sentimental images and artistic presentation can be daunting. Kennesaw-based designers Joann Kandrac and Kelly Kole often create photo galleries for their clients. Below are some of their tips.
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This can be a great idea for those longer entrance hallways we find in many Midtown Atlanta condos....and a great use of the wall space!

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10 hottest housing markets for 2015 - CNNMoney

10 hottest housing markets for 2015 - CNNMoney | Midtown Atlanta Conversations and Condos | Scoop.it
As the jobs picture improves, Millennials are finally going to be buying homes in 2015 -- and these 10 cities are poised to benefit the most, according to Realtor.com.
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Keep in mind, the reference to "Atlanta" covers a lot of territory! Certainly, Midtown Atlanta is NOT flooded with new homes...in fact there is very little new construction! 

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Pro athletes ditch the glitz for their childhood hometowns

Pro athletes ditch the glitz for their childhood hometowns | Midtown Atlanta Conversations and Condos | Scoop.it
Professional athletes are renowned for buying multimillion-dollar mansions in cosmopolitan playgrounds like Miami and Vegas. Less visible are the scores of players who settle down near their childhood homes.
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Why Atlanta’s housing market is outpacing the US as a whole - FT.com

Why Atlanta’s housing market is outpacing the US as a whole - FT.com | Midtown Atlanta Conversations and Condos | Scoop.it
Atlanta may have appeared in daily news digests with more than its usual frequency of late. As home of the US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), the city has regularly featured in the story of efforts to control the deadly Ebola virus.
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Indeed, inventory is tight in Midtown Atlanta will almost no new construction in condos, or the buildings come start in the $700,000 price range! 

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Atlanta BeltLine Partnership Names Chuck Meadows as Executive Director

Atlanta BeltLine Partnership Names Chuck Meadows as Executive Director | Midtown Atlanta Conversations and Condos | Scoop.it
Regional Policy and Advocacy Leader to Head Organization Supporting Transformative Project
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Let's hope we one day see the light rail/tram transportation part of the Beltline come to life!!!

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Forecaster: Buckhead following Midtown’s lead - Once the epicenter of the metro Atlanta economy Buckhead is now taking a back seat to Midtown at least in the housing department. That was the messag...

Forecaster: Buckhead following Midtown’s lead - Once the epicenter of the metro Atlanta economy Buckhead is now taking a back seat to Midtown at least in the housing department. That was the messag... | Midtown Atlanta Conversations and Condos | Scoop.it
Once the epicenter of the metro Atlanta economy, Buckhead is now taking a back seat to Midtown, at least in the housing department. That was the message from Rajeev Dhawan, Ph.D., director of the Economic Forecasting Center at Georgia State University’s J. Mack Robinson College of Business in downtown Atlanta, during Wednesday’s quarterly Economic Forecasting Conference on campus. “Right now no one is going to break ground [on residential development projects] until they have the money,” he s...
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How to pull comps like an appraiser | Sacramento Appraisal Blog | Real Estate Appraiser

How to pull comps like an appraiser | Sacramento Appraisal Blog | Real Estate Appraiser | Midtown Atlanta Conversations and Condos | Scoop.it
The right comps make all the difference. How do appraisers pull comps? I scraped the surface of this topic a few days ago in a class I taught, and I wanted to
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And this is how a real estate agent should also pull comps. And if it is a condominium, the comps should be from just the condo building where the subject is listed, NOT from surrounding buildings unless there are no other sales. 

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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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Here To Serve’s Shout Restaurant Closing Dec. 23 as Tom Catherall Retires | What Now Atlanta

Co-Founder Leigh Catherall set to helm restaurant group. Change could mean eviction for Twist and Prime.
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Comcast plans to expand SE HQ in metro Atlanta; add up to 200 administrative jobs - Atlanta Business Chronicle

Comcast plans to expand SE HQ in metro Atlanta; add up to 200 administrative jobs - Atlanta Business Chronicle | Midtown Atlanta Conversations and Condos | Scoop.it
The technology and media company could be scouting for about 150,000 square feet of office space. The Fortune 50 company could also locate a data center and call center operation in metro Atlanta.
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Work set to begin on Seventh Midtown condo building - Atlanta INtown Paper

Work set to begin on Seventh Midtown condo building - Atlanta INtown Paper | Midtown Atlanta Conversations and Condos | Scoop.it
The Loudermilk Companies will begin construction on Seventh Midtown, which will include 20 luxury condominiums and ground-floor retail space, at the end of the month. Located at 7th and Peachtree Streets, Lord Aeck Sargent designed the 9-story building, which will feature two and three bedroom condominiums from 1,800 to over 2,800 square feet. Prices begin in …
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From $700,000! Can I help you find your perfect floor plan?

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Tomorrow's News Today - Atlanta: 6500 Square Foot Fashion Flop in Midtown

Tomorrow's News Today - Atlanta: 6500 Square Foot Fashion Flop in Midtown | Midtown Atlanta Conversations and Condos | Scoop.it
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alas....another retail store in Midtown Atlanta bites the dust....

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Atlantic Station Tower May Be New Home of WorldPay Regional Headquarters

Atlantic Station Tower May Be New Home of WorldPay Regional Headquarters | Midtown Atlanta Conversations and Condos | Scoop.it
Invest Atlanta has approved the issuance of $1.5 million in incentives to attract the company to move its regional headquarters to Midtown.
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If some of those jobs will involve a longer commute, maybe we can help them find just the perfect Midtown Atlanta Condo! 

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Advice for Putting Your Home in Shape Before You Sell

Advice for Putting Your Home in Shape Before You Sell | Midtown Atlanta Conversations and Condos | Scoop.it
Pay attention to the size of your furniture and the quantity of your knickknacks.
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Tesla to open Decatur store Nov. 4 as battle with dealers rages on - Atlanta Business Chronicle

Tesla to open Decatur store Nov. 4 as battle with dealers rages on - Atlanta Business Chronicle | Midtown Atlanta Conversations and Condos | Scoop.it
In addition to boosting supply, Tesla is investing in charging infrastructure in metro Atlanta. The company plans to install six-to-eight high-speed electric vehicle chargers at Atlantic Station — a retail, office and condo development in Midtown Atlanta.
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"In addition to boosting supply, Tesla is investing in charging infrastructure in metro Atlanta. The company plans to install six-to-eight high-speed electric vehicle chargers at Atlantic Station — a retail, office and condo development in Midtown Atlanta."

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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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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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