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  • PalmerHouse Blog Moved to Facebook
    Updates to the PalmerHouse Properties Blog have been moved to the PHP public facing Facebook page. PalmerHouse agents are also invited to join our internal Facebook Agent Resource Facebook page. Our PalmerHouse WordPress blog will remain live through 2015 as a resource for past postings. Thanks for visiting our PalmerHouse Blog! [read more]
    Source: PalmerHouse Properties BlogPublished on 2014-09-21
  • Why Americans Love Real Estate
    Results from a new Gallup poll out this past month show that Americans still view owning a home as the best place to park their hard-earned cash for the long term. And of course, opinion writers jumped on the chance to point out holes in the thinking. Results from an [read more]
    Source: PalmerHouse Properties BlogPublished on 2014-06-14
  • So much for winding down Fannie and Freddie; full speed ahead for Mel Watt
    Mel Watt will do more than just keep the lights on at Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac while Congress kicks around ideas on how to replace these key players in the secondary mortgage market. Four months into his tenure as director of the Federal Housing Finance Agency, Watt delivered his [read more]
    Source: PalmerHouse Properties BlogPublished on 2014-05-13
  • April Case-Shiller Market Numbers are In
    Prices Continue to Rise, Inventory has yet to recover. Here is the April Case-Shiller April report. • Closings for Metro Atlanta in January were up 17.8% compared to last month and down 12.4% compared to the previous year. • Pending were up 42% from the previous month showing a strong [read more]
    Source: PalmerHouse Properties BlogPublished on 2014-05-06
  • Georgia Schools Graded; Atlanta, DeKalb County Districts get “D” (Lists)
    According to the Atlanta Business Chronicle, the Georgia Department of Education has released a report that ranks the performance of every K-12 public school in Georgia. In the latest College and Career Readiness Performance Index, the state’s overall grade is  “C.” Atlanta Public Schools and DeKalb County Schools get a [read more]
    Source: PalmerHouse Properties BlogPublished on 2014-04-24
  • Novare Eyes Key Midtown Corner for New Tower
    One of Atlanta’s most prolific high-rise residential developers wants to build its latest tower on a prime corner in the red-hot Midtown market. Novare Group intends to buy a nearly 1.5-acre site at West Peachtree and 14th streets, near One Atlantic Center and Atlantic Center Plaza, according to several sources [read more]
    Source: PalmerHouse Properties BlogPublished on 2014-04-19
  • NAHREP Spring Conference Summary
    On March 20th, Kevin Palmer attended the National Association of Hispanic Real Estate Professional (NAHREP) Spring Conference.  While we all know that the Atlanta Market has changed from what we were experiencing in 2010 – 2012, I thought he following statistics and facts could be informative. Despite a banner 2013, [read more]
    Source: PalmerHouse Properties BlogPublished on 2014-03-23
  • Latest Case-Shiller Reports
    Here is the latest Case-Shiller Report. http://www.palmerhouseproperties.com/pdf/doc_1395500538.pdf [read more]
    Source: PalmerHouse Properties BlogPublished on 2014-03-22
  • The Housing Turnaround
    Things are looking sunny in metro Atlanta as the spring homebuying season gets underway. Foreclosures are down, sale prices are up and housing starts are improving, as the area begins its first spring since a robust housing recovery took root. It should be the first at least somewhat normal season [read more]
    Source: PalmerHouse Properties BlogPublished on 2014-03-16
  • Short Sale Debt To Be Taxed
    If you have sellers who are considering a short sale, please notify them that the tax exemption that had been in place for the forgiveness amount was not renewed for 2014.  Despite some optimism at the beginning of the year, a 6-year-old federal law that allowed homeowners to avoid liability for federal [read more]
    Source: PalmerHouse Properties BlogPublished on 2014-01-30
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