The Atlanta real estate market is among the top five markets in the nation making it a great place to buy a home, but it also makes it a competitive market. Over the last year, the market has once again changed and there is a shortage of homes for sale. This means if you are actively looking for a home you must be prepared to move quickly. Having a knowledgeable buyer's agent can be extremely helpful particularly when you are unfamiliar with the various strategies needed to beat out the competition. Many of the good deals available are either bank owned, HUD homes or short sales and you will need an agent to navigate through the process.
The problem with searching non-MLS sites like Trulia and Zillow is their information on agent-listed properties (which is over 80%) is syndicated from the MLS but much of it is outdated. To search the actual MLS, click here.
When buying a home there are a number of factors to consider such as selecting the right type of mortgage, knowing what to look for when choosing a home, negotiating offers, etc. To read more, click here.
When buying a home there are many factors to consider other than how a home looks.
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Before you start searching for a home to buy, you must first get pre-approved for a mortgage loan. This must be done prior to making an offer on any home you want to purchase. To get pre-approved for a loan, click here.
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