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Mortgage Rates Pretty Steady for the Last Week of the Month

by the zac team @ RE/MAX Greater Atlanta

Hello neighbors,

Wondering what the mortgage rates are looking like for the end of the month? According to reports released by Freddie Mac, mortgage rates were flat this week. Their Primary Mortgage Market Survey showed an average of 4.98% as well as an average 0.6 point for the week ending on January 28th for 30 - year  fixed - rate mortgage (FRM) which were down from the previous week's average of 4.99%. This rate is also down from last year's average rate of 5.10% at this time.

In addition, there was a 4.39% average and an average 0.6 point for 15 - year FRM which showed a decrease from the previous week's average of 4.40%. At this time last year, 15 - year FRM's averaged 4.80%.

There was an average of 4.25% this week with an average 0.6 point in the 5 year - Treasury - indexed hybrid adjustable - rate mortgage (ARM) which was also a decrease from last week's average of 4.27% and last year's average of 5.27%.

Lastly, there was an average of 4.29% with an average 0.5 point for the 1 - year treasury - indexed ARM this week which was also a decrease from last week's averaged 4.32% as well as last year's 4.90%.

All in all mortgage rates proved to be pretty steady for the last week of the month.

Listen to what our clients said

by the zac team @ RE/MAX Greater Atlanta

At the zac team, we take what our clients have to say about us very seriously. We were thrilled to help these great people and hope we can do the same for you someday soon.

"Without the initiative and expertise of The zac team, we would not have known that the short sale opportunity existed and would work for us.  Joshua called us and started the conversation. We felt the main difference between the zac team and other agents we knew of was the team’s experience with short sales. It was invaluable.

What impressed us the most about the team was the great follow-up.  The advice provided to us was very helpful, accurate and prompt."

Jack and Carol Brocksmith

A Lovely Ranch Awaits You @ 349 River Mist Circle

by the zac team @ RE/MAX Greater Atlanta

Greetings neighbors,

Take a look at this wonderful 3 bedroom, 2 bath ranch on a large, level lot with easy-care landscape located at 349 River Mist Circle. Features that are sure to make you fall in love include: fireplace in great room, formal dining room and open white kitchen with breakfast bar, and breakfast room with vaulted ceilings!

As for the master bedroom suite you are sure to enjoy crown molding and tray ceilings, a walk-in closet, garden tub, and separate shower!

In addition, you will find bonus features such as: two-car garage, attic, heat-saving thermal glass, separate laundry room, and abundant natural light and muted-tone décor!

For your outside enjoyment, you will find a covered porch over looking a lawn with irrigation system. In addition, a back patio opens to a large, level lot backed by a woodland setting!

You will also find neighborhood amenities such: clubhouse, pool, playground, walking trails, and great schools!

View the virtual tour!

For more information and the most current price of this home, please call our 24-hour hotline for free, recorded information at 1.888.510.1884 and enter code 2144.

Areas we serve: Decatur Georgia, Buckhead Atlanta Georgia, DeKalb County, Fulton County, Avondale Estates, Ansley Park, Virginia Highland, Poncey-Highland, Poncey Highland, Morningside, Candler Park, Grant Park, Lake Claire, Druid Hills, Emory, Inman Park, Downtown Atlanta, Midtown Atlanta, Little Five Points, Edgewood, Cabbagetown, Reynoldstown, East Atlanta, Kirkwood, Oakhurst, Medlock, Fernbank, Castleberry Hill, East Lake, Georgia Tech, Georgia State, Atlanta lofts, Atlanta condos, Atlanta luxury condos, Atlanta townhouses

Newly Remolded Brick Condo: A Must See!

by the zac team @ RE/MAX Greater Atlanta

Hello neighbors,

We would like to present to you a renovated brick condo located at 1822 North Rock Springs Rd. # 8. This lovely 2 bedroom, 1 bath intown condo includes vaulted ceilings!

Located on the end, this unit also includes features such as: honey maple hardwood floors, abundant natural light, a newer kitchen that gleams with over- and under-cabinet lighting, stainless steel Frigidaire refrigerator, stove, dishwasher, and front-loading washer and dryer. In addition, you are guaranteed to love the French doors leading to your private balcony with garden!

As for your master bedroom, you will find features such as large windows, hardwood flooring, and customizable European-style closet system. In your bathroom you will find Travertine tile, a large shower, and dual vanities.

Additional perks of this spectacular home include: energy efficient Atrium windows, custom wood plantation shutters, newer mechanicals, an alarm system, low association fees, and assigned parking space!

View the virtual tour here!

For more information and the most current price of this home, please call our 24-hour hotline for free, recorded information at 1.888.510.1884 and enter code 2434.

Areas we serve: Decatur Georgia, Buckhead Atlanta Georgia, DeKalb County, Fulton County, Avondale Estates, Ansley Park, Virginia Highland, Poncey-Highland, Poncey Highland, Morningside, Candler Park, Grant Park, Lake Claire, Druid Hills, Emory, Inman Park, Downtown Atlanta, Midtown Atlanta, Little Five Points, Edgewood, Cabbagetown, Reynoldstown, East Atlanta, Kirkwood, Oakhurst, Medlock, Fernbank, Castleberry Hill, East Lake, Georgia Tech, Georgia State, Atlanta lofts, Atlanta condos, Atlanta luxury condos, Atlanta townhouses

Founders Of Home Buyer Tax Credit Web Site Seeks to Rectify Possible "Marriage Penalty"

by the zac team @ RE/MAX Greater Atlanta

Greetings neighbors,

In reference to the Home Buyer Tax Credit, many Americans in the position to buy homes have taken advantage of the tax credit as well as it's extension. However, those who are married may not reap the same benefits as consumers who are single and unmarried.

According to the guidelines of the Home Buyer Tax Credit, the IRS has somehow created a penalty for married couples which require both parties to qualify for the exact same credit or have the same type of ownership history. In contrast, those couples who may want to purchase a home together but are not legally married are tested separately. This means if one party doesn't qualify and the other does, the credit can still be issued to the qualifying party.

With that being said, there are people out there who disagree with the "marriage penalty" and feel that something should be done such as the founders of Homebuyertaxcredit.com. In order for this over-site to be rectified, owners of the site believe if enough attention is brought to this issue it can be fixed. The founders have also added a Facebook page to bring more attention to this pressing issue.

Obama's Mortgage Relief Program: Did It Pay Off?

by the zac team @ RE/MAX Greater Atlanta

Hello neighbors,

It seems as if there may be conflicting views on whether or not Obama's mortgage relief program is actually working.  According to an article in the AJC, the president's program is actually a risk for the recovering housing market.

Obama's plan was established to help borrowers in financial trouble by making payments more manageable. Modifications that were put in place to obtain these more affordable monthly payments included a lower interest rate and a lower repayment period. These modifications cut the average home owner's  payment by $500.

Under Obama's plan, home owners would have to make three payments and complete required paper work which includes proof of income and a letter explaining their financial hardship. After successful completion of these tasks, the lower monthly payments would then become permanent.

However, only 7% of borrowers who signed up have completed the program since December, while over 5% have completely exited the program due to missing payments or being found ineligible, and many are still waiting to here an answer according to the AJC.

Open house Sunday, 1/31, cool vintage condo at 1136 Briarcliff #3

by the zac team @ RE/MAX Greater Atlanta

Group open houses at Briar Hills Condominiums! Four units at historic Briar Hills Condominiums on Briarcliff Road are opening their doors this Sunday, January 31st, from 3-5 p.m. Preview their virtual tours online and then bring your best buyers!

1136 Briarcliff Road #3: 3982370

This architect-designed two bedroom and two bath brick intown condo is between Virginia Highland and Emory. Upkeep is a breeze in this well-kept unit near public transportation!. Check out the variety of features such as hardwood flooring, bright windows, huge kitchen, spacious living room with “Dean Martin” wet bar, and large dining room that steps out onto the screened in porch that looks over the tree tops. Stylish custom touches, like floor-to-ceiling bookcase, plantation shutters, marble counter top, stainless steel appliances, and big corner window in master bedroom. Full landscaping, covered parking, top floor unit – steps from Emory shuttle and walking distance to Virginia Highland.
For more information and the most current price of this home, please call our 24-hour hotline for free, recorded information at 1.888.510.1884 and enter code 2014.

Also, these homes will be open:

1390 Briarwood Drive: 3991833
1130 Briarcliff Road #2: 3978495
1140 Briarcliff Road #1: 3976575
1120 Briarcliff Road #5: 4003946

The Top 10 Must Haves In New Homes

by the zac team @ RE/MAX Greater Atlanta

Greetings neighbors,

With home sales slowly rising in comparison to this time last year, many people searching the market are looking for certain features or amenities when buying their homes now. According to RISMedia, there are 10 must haves that current consumers are searching for in a new home which include:

Grand kitchens w/ islands: Invest more money on where people actually

Granite Counter Tops are in high demand for those who are "buying-up" or for those who want to purchase custom homes.

Green Features such as Energy-efficient appliances, high-efficiency insulation and high window efficiency.

Office Space/Study is preferred over formal dining room space these days.

Master bedrooms on the main floor are becoming very popular this day in age.

Outdoor Living Rooms are also increasing in popularity. It seems that people are wanting to spend more time outside.

Soaker tubs in the master bathroom are in high demand in addition to whirlpools. Large showers with sitting areas are also rising in popularity.

Homes made out of stone or brick are now in hot demand by consumers opposed to stucco and vinyl.

Up to date landscaping including paths or playgrounds can be of some use.

Two car garages and sometimes three car garages that are sometimes used for additional storage.

You Have To See This Home @ 480 Wimbledon Road!

by the zac team @ RE/MAX Greater Atlanta

Hello neighbors,

We present to you a wonder 2 bedroom, 1 bath home located at 480 Wimbledon Road in Piedmont Heights. You are guaranteed to love this open plan home with a luxurious living room, hardwood flooring, formal dining room, and large bedrooms.

In addition, you will also find a fireplace in the living room as well as a newer kitchen with work island, built-in microwave, stainless steel appliances and large breakfast room!

As for the exterior features you will definitely enjoy the back garden with over-sized deck, pergola, stone patio, elegant fish pond with waterfall, full landscaping, and privacy fencing! Other exterior perks include: plantation shutters, crown moldings, garage, double pane windows, and architectural shingle roof!

You will also find that this home is just walking distance to Ansley Mall with easy access to interstates!

View the virtual tour here!

For more information and the most current price of this home, please call our 24-hour hotline for free, recorded information at 1.888.510.1884 and enter code 2614.

Areas we serve: Decatur Georgia, Buckhead Atlanta Georgia, DeKalb County, Fulton County, Avondale Estates, Ansley Park, Virginia Highland, Poncey-Highland, Poncey Highland, Morningside, Candler Park, Grant Park, Lake Claire, Druid Hills, Emory, Inman Park, Downtown Atlanta, Midtown Atlanta, Little Five Points, Edgewood, Cabbagetown, Reynoldstown, East Atlanta, Kirkwood, Oakhurst, Medlock, Fernbank, Castleberry Hill, East Lake, Georgia Tech, Georgia State, Atlanta lofts, Atlanta condos, Atlanta luxury condos, Atlanta townhouses

The Realtors®Relief Foundation Give Towards Relief in Haiti

by the zac team @ RE/MAX Greater Atlanta

Hello neighbors,

As most probably know, Haiti was forever affected by an earthquake on January 12, 2010. Many people around the world have taken an interest in joing the efforts to send some type of relief to the shaken land and The Realtors® Relief Foundation of the National Association of Realtors® will give $550,000 to victims of the tragedy.

With over 1 million members, NAR is asking for their help in sending relief to the earthquake victims. The Realtors®Relief Foundation is a 501 (c)(3) and was founded to assist and provide help to victims of disasters.

Searching for a realtor? Try us, the zac team@ RE/MAX Greater Atlanta * 1057 Ponce de Leon Avenue Atlanta, GA 30306 * 1-800-510-1884 * www.GotZac.com

 

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