Archive for December, 2009

Grant Park Bungalow Renovation – Week 3

Wednesday, December 30th, 2009

This week was Christmas, so nothing substantial was completed on the renovation. I thought I would throw in a few pics of the fireplaces in the house. They look great! Justin Landis Keller Williams Peachtree Road 404-803-0471 cell

House prices stall, consumer confidence up

Tuesday, December 29th, 2009

From Yahoo! Finance By Burton Frierson NEW YORK (Reuters) – U.S. consumer confidence rose to a three-month high in December, while prices in the hard-hit housing sector stalled in October, breaking a five-month string of gains. The consumer confidence reading released on Tuesday reinforced views that the economy is gradually recovering, and the October housing […]

November home sales soar 7.4 percent

Tuesday, December 22nd, 2009

By Alan Zibel, AP Real Estate Writer , On Tuesday December 22, 2009, 10:28 am Home sales up 7.4 percent in November as federal aid spurs sales WASHINGTON (AP) — Home resales surged last month to the highest level in nearly three years, reflecting an extraordinary level of federal support that has pulled the housing […]

Grant Park Bungalow Renovation – Week 2

Monday, December 21st, 2009

This week was clean out week! The house has finally been cleaned out, and it took seven dumpsters. Check out the picture below of ONLY two of those dumpsters. Now that the house is empty, you can finally see the house and not what was in it. Good news – the original moldings are in […]

Grant Park Bungalow Renovation – Week 1

Saturday, December 12th, 2009

This week, work is going to begin on a pre-1920 bungalow in Grant Park that needs a major overhaul. Over the next few months, we will follow this process. I’ve been in hundreds of “ugly houses”, but I’ve never seen one with more “stuff” in it. We literally had to walk on trash to move […]

FHA Condo Changes

Thursday, December 3rd, 2009

For buyers looking to purchase a condo with an FHA loan, things are about to change. Condo buildings must be approved by FHA in order to use an FHA loan on a condo in that building. In the past, it was possible to get a spot approval on the unit in a pretty timely fashion. […]