Posted by The Keen Team on Saturday, March 29, 2008 at 10:42:56 AMBy The Keen Team / March 29, 2008Comment
Investing in Atlanta Real Estate?
Where should you put your money? Stocks? Bonds? Real Estate? Of course, the answer to that question will vary - depending on your individual resources, your threshold for risk and how many years you might be from your target retirement date. Few traditional models of low risk investment portfolio's mention the benefits of real estate investing - especialy for those of you that still have some gas left in the tank before retirement age.
Investing in the Bottom Line:
Over the long run...the Stock Market has always been a fairly "low-risk" investment with a good return. In fact, from 1987 to 2007 the S&P 500 has appreciated at an average rate of almost 10% annually. The NASDAQ, just over 11%. Home prices over that same time period rose at an average rate of 5.6% per year annually.
The numbers don't lie and it's clear why most financial analysis would focus attention on...
Posted by The Keen Team on Tuesday, March 11, 2008 at 9:33:14 PMBy The Keen Team / March 11, 2008Comment
We're selling houses.
Yes....it's true. Houses are still selling. In fact, since January 1st, 2008 I've personally closed 11 homes and currently have 5 others poised to close in the next 30 days.
In spite of this highly localized fact...the question persists.
"How is the Atlanta real estate market?"
You might remember this from a previous post:
With the real estate market operating like any other financial market - on the premise of supply/demand economics – I’ve been working to develop a way of delivering the stats. So when the time comes to sell, you know how to effectively position your home within the marketplace to maximize the return on one of your largest financial assets - as nothing is more essential to attracting qualified buyers and creating a successful sale than a thorough understanding of the market your home...
Posted by The Keen Team on Tuesday, March 4, 2008 at 5:07:58 PMBy The Keen Team / March 4, 2008Comment
Well...you might be in it for the long haul. Research shows the average buyer gets about 80% of what they're looking for and, unfortunately, every home has it's drawbacks. It's best to look at the glass as half-full...don't you think? ...