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Atlanta Area Real Estate News & Market Trends

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Oct. 3, 2018

October 2018 Metro Atlanta Market Update

October 2018

While the Real Estate market remains strong, there are a few things happening that deserve attention... I certainly don't have a crystal ball but some of the things we are seeing today surely could be early indicators of a shifting market that would eventually give more of an advantage to buyers... Let's look at a few facts:

  •     Ever climbing mortgage rates. The 30-year fixed mortgage rate currently stands at around 4.77%, that's near a seven-year high, and almost 1% higher than just a year ago. This is the result of a steady rise over the last 12 or so months.
  •     Home Affordability. With home prices skyrocketing in the last several years, affordability is down. In fact, one estimate from June found that home affordability is at a 10-year low. This is translating into fewer mortgage applications and fewer home sales.
  •     Ongoing growth in prices. Over the past several years, home prices have gone up at close to double the rate of inflation, and have far surpassed the growth of incomes. The price increases, in turn, have been caused by lower inventory, which has been shrinking for the past three years.
  •     Fewer new home starts. Builders pay very close attention to these indicators and we have recently seen a declining trend in new construction permits pulled across the board. Builders are still building yet they are becoming very picky about what type home they are building, in which areas and what they will be able to sell the product for.


So what does this mean for you?

If you're looking to sell in the near future, listing now may insure you get top dollar for your home, despite the rising mortgage rates.

As always, my job is to keep you abreast of any changes in the market and help you protect your equity. If you have any questions or would like a free valuation consultation on your home please call or email me.

Posted in Market Updates
June 20, 2018

Recent Testimonials

From Rita:

After a year of trying to sell our home with no success, I had given up. My husband then called and said that he want us to try again because he had spoken to Dany and he is impressed and confident we will succeed this time. Reluctantly, I agreed. Dany showed up for the initial appointment and went through everything clearly. I half halfheartedly agreed to go with him. Well, Danny has more that exceeded our expectations. He was polite, courteous and very professional. He did not mask anything. He was very realistic and gave us good advice. He listed our home on Tuesday and within 2 hours of the listing appearing, someone wanted to view the home. The next day we had 2 more viewings. By the 3rd day, he had more buyers requesting viewings and again on Thursday. I started to feel a bit positive. We had more buyers view our home in just three days than we ever had in more than a year. So to top it all off, Danny call with the best news ever. He has an offer. This guy is the best. I started out doubting Thomas and he proved me wrong. Danny, YOU ARE THE BEST!!!!!!!!!!!. I will hire you and recommend you again, and again. THANK YOU SO MUCH." - Rita

From Crystal:

Our house was on the market for a year with our first 2 agents...they couldn't get it done...We were desperate...Dany got the listing and sold our house within 2 weeks!! My sisters house had been sitting stale on the market for even longer than ours... I referred her to Dany and he sold hers in  about 2 weeks as well! Go with Dany...     - Crystal   

From David:

Danny is a real go getter and aggressive in marketing a home to sell. He had no problem getting immediate offers and was always patient with my many questions. I was selling this house from long distance and never met Danny in person but feel like I have after going through this process. He is a true advocate for his clients and represents a seller well. The paperwork process was streamlined and online. He even closed the deal for me in my absence. This was a full service experience and I would recommend him to anyone.- David

From Daniel:

Dany was precise and professional every step of the way, we needed to sell at a certain price and a specific time frame, and Dany got our house under contract at full asking in less than 24 hours! He was always responsive and flexible with our needs, an absolute pleasure to work with.  - Daniel

From Pam:

Dany was truly a joy to work with. He sold my elderly parents home & property which had unique circumstances attached. He listened & understood my parents’ needs & was determined to find the right buyer. Dany is a great negotiator & helped my parents thru every step of the process. I am impressed by his knowledge, and his quick response when we had a question. I would highly recommend him to anyone looking to buy or sell  - Pam    

From Lisa:

He is responsive to your needs in getting you results. Dany was always professional with a positive attitude. He communicated with me every step of the way in the process of getting my home sold. - Lisa

From Dobbin:

My experience with Dany Drouin was outstanding.  From the first moment of our home buying experience through the closing, Dany was on point in every facet of our decision making process, negotiation, lender communications, seller communication and closing.  We chose to work with Dany based on his stellar reputation as a top producer in real estate and now I know why he has been so successful.  His professionalism, knowledge of our Real Estate Market and warm personality made our home buying experience exciting and rewarding.  We are now in a perfect home for our family and Dany Drouin made it happen in style!! Dany has my highest recommendation for both listing and buying a home in North Georgia or anywhere for that matter!! - Dobbin

From Jeff:

This was a difficult house to sell, not because of the home, but the market conditions surrounding the home. This home was one of the higher-end homes in the market and thus getting comps to support its value were challenging.
Dany pursued us from the beginning by cold calling. He was persistent even though we lived 1,000 miles away from GA. He was persistent enough that we met with him when we returned to GA to put the home back on the market - it sold initially, but the deal fell through after we moved out.  We met with many realtors, but Dany was persistent and was the only one that appeared to really understand and have a solution for our unique circumstance - we were also out of town owners. Dany did exactly what he said he would do. We had a contract in the timeframe and for the amount he predicted we would and he saw the transaction through to the end just as he said he would. Those are the key attributes in any good sales person and I would recommend Dany.  Dany was a very good seller’s agent. He is very professional and will work hard to get your home sold for the highest possible price.  - Jeff        

Posted in Testimonials
July 31, 2017

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