Friday, November 12, 2010

Good news/bad news

So for the good news: mortgage rates are lower than they have EVER been in recorded history. Can you believe that? Rates are 'around' 4% and some say they may fall UNDER 4% if this QEII is successful. What's the bad news? Atlanta home prices (per the National Association of Realtors) have fallen 12.3% for the 3rd quarter, relative to prices a year ago. Not only that, the median sales price for ATL is $113,500 which is 34% lower than the peak prices of 2007. The odd thing about that is that I've heard so many say that ATL really didn't have much of a 'bubble' in real estate (truth be told, we had a bubble in real estate construction--which is why oversupply still exists)! Regardless of all that, keep positive and let's get people in houses! Time to move out of that basement and get into your new home! I hope sales remain strong for the next few months! Have a great weekend, Bo