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Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices Georgia Properties offers an innovative new solution that allows consumers to enter an address to “click and see” local home value estimates. The estimates are free and do not require registration. In one month, we had over 125,000 new consumers enter their home address to get an estimate. Our website traffic and listing views are up considerably. This is one of the unique ways we are providing more relevant local content to attract more potential buyers for our listings.
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The Best Mobile App for House Hunters!

Many consumers will be getting new mobile devices this holiday season. This is a great time to update your device with the latest version of our BHHS Georgia Properties Mobile App. Our Mobile App provides all the listings from our 8 local MLS services and offers augmented reality. We have the fastest updates, the most filtering options plus Sold Properties and the ability to Search Properties by Drives Times. Get the mobile app today by texting DREAMHOME to 404.620.2300

Metro Atlanta Real Estate Update for November 2014

  • Closings for Metro Atlanta in November were down 24% compared to last month and down 9.5% compared to the previous year. This reflects the normal seasonal slowing for the fall plus some impact from world events and the November elections.
  • The Metro Atlanta market is 359 units ahead of 2013 closings which is essentially flat. If you exclude the heavy volumes of investors buying properties under $200,000 last year, the market above $200,000 is actually up 2,916 units or 13.6% compared to 2013.
  • The average sales price was $249,000 in November versus $245,000 in October. The average sale price for YTD 2014 was $250,000 which was up 42% from the bottom of 2011.
  • Listed inventory was down 6.1% from last month and up 14.9% compared to last year. Inventory is up 48% from the recent bottom of February 2013. But the limited availability of highly desirable properties in select markets is still driving multiple offers and very quick sales. Remember, real estate is local and specific markets can be very different.
  • Months of supply is 5.9 months versus 4.7 last month. Six months is considered normal.
  • New Homes are making a comeback. The problem is that many builders cannot build them fast enough! Visit to view new home communities.
  • Commercial real estate is also making a comeback in Metro Atlanta. Smart RE Data reports that land sales, industrial sales and office leases are improving. Our Commercial Real Estate Division specializes in these areas and would be happy to help you. Contact us for details.

We are providing this monthly real estate update to keep you informed about the latest trends and issues in the real estate market. Remember that real estate is local and every market is different. To find out what your home is worth based on the latest real estate trends and data, visit For more information, you can contact us at or 678-439-6699 to find out the specific details for your local area. If you know someone else who might be interested in receiving this report or who may benefit from our expertise, please let us know. Better information helps our clients make better real estate decisions!

Tips to Keep Your Home Warm this Winter

Cure for a Cold RoomAccording to the the US Energy Information Administration, households in the South and across the US could see heating costs drop this winter as milder weather reduces overall demand. Even so, increasing your home’s efficiency is always a good idea. A free ebook by called “The Cure for the Common Cold Room: A Safe & Smart Home Heating Guide” offers some quick and affordable ideas to home owners and sellers for keeping a home warm on a chilly day. The guide also offers great suggestions on how to evaluate your home’s energy efficiency and some helpful weekend project guides for reducing heat loss.

A few of the easiest tips include:

1. Add area rugs: Hardwood and tile floors can make your home feel cold in the winter. Add some area rugs to provide a warmer barrier between your feet and the floor. Non-skid utility rugs or rubber mats can make kitchen floors more comfortable and safe, according to the ebook.

2. Set ceiling fans to run clockwise: Yes, a ceiling fan can be used in the winter months too and can even help heat your home. The majority of ceiling fans have two settings: Counterclockwise cools rooms in the summer and clockwise can force warm air downward in the winter. Look for a small switch on the ceiling fan to change its direction clockwise for the cooler months.

3. Rearrange furniture: Check the arrangement of the furniture in the home to make sure it’s cozy. Often times, home owners spread out furniture to fill an entire room. Instead, group pieces together to get a warmer feel. Move furniture away from the windows and doors and closer to the fireplace, if there is one in the home.

4. Add moisture to the air: Humid air feels warmer than dry air. Therefore, a humidifier may make a difference. Cool mist and warm mist humidifiers can both be effective in making rooms feel warmer. “A cool mist humidifier is safer — and usually less expensive — because it doesn’t expel hot water or steam vapor that could hurt children or pets,” according to the book.

5. Let the sun shine inside: Use the sun to heat your home by adjusting the home’s curtains to let the sun in. Open south-facing curtains on sunny days. Also, be sure to close curtains at night to provide an extra barrier against wintery winds that are trying to squeeze inside the home.