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Buying A House

In Today’s Market, Listing Prices Are Like an Auction’s Reserve Price

In Today’s Market, Listing Prices Are Like an Auction’s Reserve Price

For generations, the process of buying and selling a home never really changed. A homeowner would try to estimate the market value of their house, then tack on a little extra to give themselves some negotiating room. That figure would become the listing price. Buyers would then try to determine how much less than the full price they could offer and still get the home. As a result, the listing price was...

Avoid doing these things after applying for a mortgage

Avoid These Things When Applying For a Mortgage

Applying for a mortgage is easy. Anyone can apply. Getting approved for and closing on that mortgage require that you meet certain requirements and DON'T DO certain things. These are some of the things you should avoid doing after you apply for a mortgage. https://youtu.be/6ATG9ED4SbE Kurzner Group is a real estate agent in Atlanta. We can help you buy or sell homes, and we can help you avoid...

Top Reasons To Own Your Home [INFOGRAPHIC]

Top Reasons To Own Your Home [INFOGRAPHIC]

Some Highlights June is National Homeownership Month, and it’s a great time to consider the benefits of owning your own home.If you’re thinking of buying a home, it might just help you find the stability, community, and comfort you’ve been searching for over the past year.Let’s connect today to determine if homeownership is the right next step for...

Historically low home mortgage rates

Take Advantage of Historically Low Mortgage Rates

Timing is everything, they say. This is especially true of the historically low mortgage rates we are seeing during 2021. Rates haven't been this low in over five decades. A low mortgage rate makes homes more affordable because the interest you pay is reduced by a significant amount, sometimes as much as several hundred dollars per month. We may never see rates this low again. If you are thinking...

Dreaming of a Bigger Home? Why Not Buy It This Year?

Dreaming of a Bigger Home? Why Not Buy It This Year?

Are you clamoring for extra rooms or a more functional floorplan in your house? Maybe it’s time to make a move. If you’ll be able to work remotely for the long-term or your overall needs have simply changed, it’s a great time to sell your house and move up. Why? With mortgage rates in their favor and higher-priced home sales powering more moves across the country, sellers in today’s market are...

What’s Motivating People To Move Right Now?

What’s Motivating People To Move Right Now?

This year, Americans are moving for a variety of reasons. The health crisis has truly reshaped our lifestyles and our needs. Spending so much more time in our current homes has driven many people to reconsider what homeownership means and what they find most valuable in their living spaces. According to the 2020 Annual National Movers Study: “For customers who cited COVID-19 as an influence on their...

6 Reasons to Celebrate National Homeownership Month

6 Reasons to Celebrate National Homeownership Month

Our homes are so much more than the houses we live in. For many, they’ve also become our workplaces, schools for our children, and safe harbors in which we’ve weathered the toughest moments of a global pandemic. Today, 65.6% of Americans call their homes their own, a rate that has risen to its highest point in 8 years. As National Homeownership Month kicks off this June, homeowners have every reason...

How Misunderstandings about Affordability Could Cost You

How Misunderstandings about Affordability Could Cost You

There’s a lot of discussion about affordability as home prices continue to appreciate rapidly. Even though the most recent index on affordability from the National Association of Realtors (NAR) shows homes are more affordable today than the historical average, some still have concerns about whether or not it’s truly affordable to buy a home right now. When addressing this topic, there are various...

Buying a Home Is Still Affordable

Buying a Home Is Still Affordable

The last year has put emphasis on the importance of one’s home. As a result, some renters are making the jump into homeownership while some homeowners are re-evaluating their current house and considering a move to one that better fits their current lifestyle. Understanding how housing affordability works and the main market factors that impact it may help those who are ready to buy a home narrow down...

It's Critical To Be Prepared for a Bidding War

It’s Critical To Be Prepared for a Bidding War

The housing market in Atlanta and around the U.S. has becoming incredibly competitive in 2021. Home prices are rising, homes are selling quickly and the supply of homes is not able to keep up with demand. As a home buyer, you must be prepared to deal with this sellers market. https://youtu.be/b1SqV_Pwqk0 If you are having difficulty buying a home, connect with us to see how we can help you find...

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