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Zillow.com has reported that Atlanta, Georgia is currently a buyer’s market. Over the past few years, there has been steady growth, which makes it a favorable area for investors. According to Zillow, home values have increased by 4.8% within the past year. Here are some other notable statistics obtained from Zillow regarding the current state of Atlanta’s real estate market.

Fulton (County North)


  • The median home value is $409,961.
  • Alpharetta home values have gone up 1.5% over the past year.
  • Zillow predicts home values will rise 2.4% within 2020.
  • There are currently 28 foreclosure listings.


  • The median home value is $411,877. 
  • Roswell home values have gone up 0.9% over the past year. 
  • Zillow predicts home values will rise 1.8% within 2020.
  • There are currently 42 foreclosure listings


After finding that there are only 70 foreclosure homes in these two Fulton County North cities, we have concluded that these properties do not remain on the market for very long. 

Fulton (County South)


  • The median home value is $192,054. 
  • Fairburn home values have gone up 5.4% over the past year.
  • Zillow predicts home values will rise 4.1% within 2020.
  • There are currently 135 foreclosure listings.


  • The median home value is $132,074.  
  • Palmetto home values have gone up 2.3% over the past year.
  • Zillow predicts home values will rise 2.0% within 2020.
  • There are currently 9 foreclosures listings.

Union City

  • The median home value is $871,072. 
  • Union City home values have gone up 8.7% over the past year. 
  • Zillow predicts home values will rise 5.5% within 2020.
  • There are currently 46 foreclosure listings.


There are significantly more foreclosure listings in Fulton County South compared to Fulton County North.

Fulton North Atlanta & South Atlanta

North Atlanta

  • 3723 property listings on USHUD.com
  • There are currently 4 foreclosure listings on USHUD.com

South Atlanta 

  • 1200 property listings USHUD.com
  • There are currently 4 foreclosure listings on USHUD.com


There are not very many foreclosure listings in either North or South Atlanta counties.

Additional conclusions on research findings

-Home values have increased in every city on the above lists.

-There are significantly more home listings in Fulton (North Atlanta) compared to Fulton (South Atlanta)


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According to the City of Houston 2020 Facts and Figures, Houston is the fourth most populous city in the nation. In July 2018, the estimated population was 2,325,502. This large metropolis is known for the Space Center, the Grand Opera, and it’s Historic District, which features stunning architecture and plenty of restaurants. To help you get started with your research on Houston, Texas, we gathered significant market data about this metropolitan area.


As the leading online real estate database, Zillow found that Houston home values have increased by 3.6% over the last year. Also, Zillow predicts that home values will continue to rise by 2.4% by the end of 2020. 

Houston, Texas Profile as of 2019:

  • Median price of homes currently listed is $284,995
  • Median list price per square foot is $141
  • Median home value in Houston is $189,397.


According to Realtor.com, there are 14,866 homes for sale.  It was concluded in December 2019 that the housing marketing in Houston is currently a seller's market.

  • Houston consists of 149 neighborhoods. Some of the most popular neighborhoods include Great Uptown, Greater Heights, Montrose, and Alief.
  • With a median listing price of 155.8k, Alief is the most affordable neighborhood
  • With a median listing price of $600k, Montrose is the most expensive neighborhood

With so many reasons to consider Houston as your future hometown, Houston is a great place to start your home search in 2020.

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Do you plan on buying a house this year? There are many important points to consider when searching for real estate. However, price is the biggest determining factor for most homebuyers. The best way to ensure that you do not overspend on your home purchase is to set a budget. The issue for many buyers is that this is easier said than done. Several aspects need to be taken into consideration when creating a house budget today. Continue reading and discover a few tips that will help you formulate an accurate budget.

Include a buffer 

Many buyers will not give themselves enough of a cushion in their savings to cover them on a rainy day. Things will inevitably arise, and you do not want to put yourself in a position where you are strapped for cash because you purchased a home you couldn’t afford. By giving yourself a buffer, you have peace of mind that you are covered if you were ever faced with an issue down the line. 

Determine what kind of loan you can qualify for

One of the best steps a buyer can take is to get prequalified for a mortgage. Doing so will allow a buyer to understand what kind of loan they can qualify for based on their financial situation. This will help to eliminate homes that are out of your price range. 

Factor in your reoccurring monthly costs

It is almost impossible to predict all the expenses you will face in a given month. This is because costs will arise unexpectedly; however, you can account for your reoccurring monthly costs like maintenance, utilities, and insurance.

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Are you preparing to buy your first home this year? The process of buying a home is both an exciting yet daunting task. There are many steps a home buyer should take to have the best chance for successfully buying a home. Keep reading and discover a few important steps first-time homebuyers should take in 2020. 

Save a Down Payment Save for Closing Costs

Many real estate and financial experts believe that it is in your best interest to make a 20% downpayment when purchasing real estate. Yet, there are plenty of buyers today who put down far less when they purchase a home. There is not necessarily a right or wrong answer when it comes to how much homebuyers should be putting down on a home. However, you want to be sure that you have enough saved for not only your downpayment but your closing costs as well. This is where many buyers go wrong. They think they have their finances in order but don’t factor in closing costs into their projections.

Set a budget

Be sure that you set a budget when you begin your home buying search. This is an important step for several reasons. Most notably, it prevents you from buying a home you cannot afford. Also, it helps expedite the home buying process by eliminating home listings that are out of your price range. 

Get Preapproved for a Loan

One of the best ways to gain a competitive advantage from the competition is to get preapproved for a loan. When you get preapproved, you gain a competitive advantage because you become more favorable to sellers. You will be seen as a more serious buyer if you get preapproved for a mortgage.

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One of the most challenging questions that most homeowners face at some point is paint color selection. Several factors go into the decision-making process, like the space and resale value. While you may be tempted to go with bright colors, it may be in your best interest to go with a toned-down approach and choose a neutral color scheme throughout your home. Examples of neutral colors include white, gray, brown, and beige. Continue reading and discover a few reasons why neutral colors are a great option for your home. 

Appeals to the greatest number of people

If you plan to sell your home down the line, you should know that neutral colors have mass appeal to buyers today. Also, it can be tricky for some buyers to see past bright colors and see the potential of a room. When it comes to staging a home, your goal should be to appeal to the greatest number of people possible.

Provides the perfect base

Neutral colors provide the perfect base for a room. Vibrant hues can be extremely distracting and inhibit one’s ability to envision their style to the setting. Think of neutral colors as a blank canvas for your room design. It is easier to incorporate different colors into a room with neutral-colored walls with furniture and accessories. Also, if you decide to make major interior design changes in the future, it will be easier if you have neutral-colored walls. 

Provides a feeling of calmness 

Your home should be your oasis and the place where you can always go to relax. For most people, neutral colors give a tranquil look and feel inside your home. It may be challenging to develop a sense of calmness if you choose a bold color scheme for your interior walls.

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Open houses can be a great way to generate buzz about a home listing. It is important to realize that the process of staging a home can require a great deal of work. In many cases, a homeowner needs to make several cosmetic changes to make their home more favorable to homebuyers. Continue reading and discover a few easy steps a homeowner should take before hosting an open house. 

Set out fresh-cut flowers

Fresh-cut flowers can be a nice touch to your open house. Not only do they help make the home smell nice, but they add a nice splash of color as well.

Bring in the natural light

Most people do not want to purchase a dark and dreary home. Before every open house, be sure to open your curtains and other window treatments to allow the light to shine through. If you do not receive enough light that way, turn on the lights inside of your home.

Monitor the indoor temperature

The goal should be to get your visitors to stay for more than just a few minutes. One of the best ways they stay long enough to see the home in its entirety is to make the home as comfortable as possible. Be especially mindful of the temperature inside of your home.

Leave the home

There is no reason for you to stay in the home when hosting open houses. The main reason for this is because your presence can make homebuyers feel uncomfortable. If you staged your home well, it should sell itself. Also, more than likely, you have your agent present to answer any questions. 

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