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Why Now is the Right Time to Buy in Atlanta’s BeltLine

April 04, 2018

As the Atlanta housing market continues to grow and strengthen, a few buying trends have emerged—and any potential homebuyer needs to take note. Quite a few neighborhoods in Atlanta have suddenly become desirable since the housing recovery began, and quite a few others are next in line. Houses along Atlanta’s BeltLine are predicted to be […]

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A Real Estate Guide to Atlanta, GA Parks

April 02, 2018

Atlanta is known as the Peach State, in part, for its lush environment. Green trees and fields cover most of the state, and the city of Atlanta attracts many homebuyers who want to live in the midst of this natural beauty. As with any urban area, this can be hard to find in the middle […]

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3 Tips to Applying for a Self-Employed Atlanta Mortgage

March 20, 2018

During the housing boom, qualifying for a mortgage with little to no documentation was a piece of cake. Today, however, with much more strict lending practices in place, self-employed Atlanta home buyers may be asked to jump through a few more hoops to prove their creditworthiness and ability to pay if they are looking to […]

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Mortgage News Roundup: December 12, 2014

December 12, 2014 Assembled for you every week, here are the top 4 mortgage-related industry stories for December 12, 2014.

At First Option, we believe each person who walks into our branches deserves to know everything about the mortgage process before they start it. “An educated consumer is the best client,” said the New York clothing store Syms. We agree, which is why we often use this blog to relay the latest industry news. Mortgage rules and real […]

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10 Things You Never Knew About Atlanta

November 03, 2014 Think you know Atlanta? You probably don't know these 10 facts!

You can live in a place your whole life and never really know it—or you can move there and feel behind the curve about everything from highway names to history. Whether you’re a Georgia resident born and raised or someone who just decided to buy a home in Atlanta, we’ve got you covered. These are 10 of […]

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Here’s More Good News for the Atlanta Housing Market

October 09, 2014

The Atlanta housing market felt the effects of the Recession particularly hard. As the economy all over the nation struggled, local home values sank, which forced most mortgages underwater, which resulted in thousands of Georgia homeowners defaulting on their loans. It seemed for awhile that risk of foreclosure was the norm in Atlanta real estate, because so many […]

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What’s Next for the Atlanta Housing Market?

July 21, 2014

The housing market in Atlanta is strong—and it’s been growing stronger for months. Atlanta home prices in April increased 2%, one of only five American cities to see such a gain. The numbers were even higher in May. Every other real estate factor has demonstrated similar growth, making Atlanta a kind of poster child for […]

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