Downtown Atlanta Apartments - AMLI Parkside

| December 9, 2014

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Experience contemporary urban living at AMLI Parkside in the Old Fourth Ward neighborhood of Atlanta. Residents of our Inman Park apartments enjoy amenities such as a beautiful resort-style pool, outdoor living room with fireplace and grill, 24-hour state-of-the-art fitness center, and scenic park and skyline views. AMLI Parkside offers unique studio, one-, and two-bedroom apartments as well as two-story townhome style plans that feature gourmet kitchens, granite counters with subway tile backsplashes, sleek black GE appliances, washer/dryer connections, ten-foot ceilings, and private patios or balconies.

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Speedwell Construction is a family owned construction business celebrating its 21st year of success. From the start, we were valued by our early customers for bringing excellent management resources to every job and for completing projects on time and within budget. The loyalty from our customers and the referrals they were quick to give, helped us build a strong reputation for the company in the commercial building industry throughout the Northeast region. Over the past two decades, we have enjoyed steady growth, largely due to our ever-growing loyal customer network, who are quick to speak well of our company and our services.

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Lockdowns To Push Back Spring Selling Season

Article | August 18, 2021

The spring selling season might be pushed back for a couple of weeks or even months as lockdowns restrict activity in some states and territories, according to CoreLogic. Prior to the COVID-19 pandemic, sales and listing turnouts typically rise from September to November. Over the ten years to December 2019, the growth in new listings during spring averaged 15.7% while sales hit 6.8%. CoreLogic head of research Eliza Owen said both sales and listings tend to be most seasonal in the capital cities, particularly in Sydney and the ACT. With the lockdowns, however, the in-demand locations might not witness the same level of activity this upcoming spring, which is only two weeks away. "Observing housing market performance through lockdowns reveals that both sales and listings volumes will fall through lockdowns," Ms Owen said. What can be learned from last year's Melbourne lockdown? The extended lockdown in Melbourne last year could provide a glimpse as to what could happen in this year's lockdowns. Melbourne was in lockdown from mid-July to late October. During the period, listings dropped consistently, hitting the lowest at 1,411 in the four weeks to September, which was 80.7% lower than the previous five-year average. There are several factors that contributed to the slowdown during the period. Aside from the obvious restrictions that have limited inspections and auctions to virtual sessions, the low levels of consumer confidence also dampened the overall market sentiment, with vendors being unsure whether they would get an optimal price for their properties. Mortgage repayment deferrals and other government support also contributed, as these prevented distressed sales. However, when restrictions in Melbourne got lifted by late October, there was a sudden shift in the market mood, with listings quickly recovering. "New listings volumes through December 2020 trended an average 40.4% higher than the previous five-year average, suggesting the spring selling season of 2020 was 'pushed back' into the final months of the year," Ms Owen said. Lockdowns to only postpone market activity Ms Owen said the trend in sales and listings through a lockdown indicate the relative stability of the economy and the housing market amid the COVID-19 pandemic. "This has meant that housing purchasing decisions were more likely to have just been postponed through lockdowns, rather than abandoned all together.” In fact, the muted sales activity through lockdowns actually led to an uplift in sales across Melbourne in December of 2020 and July 2021, a time when seasonally, sales volumes would usually be far more subdued. "There are tailwinds in place for housing market demand to suggest this may happen again; household savings rates remain elevated, new average mortgage rates continue to reach new record lows, and many government fiscal stimulus and broader institutional responses have been resurrected amid renewed lockdowns," Ms Owen said. Affordability might become a concern The consistent surge in prices across capital cities in recent months have already resulted in the inevitable constraints in affordability. CoreLogic's Hedonic Home Value Index in July showed a 1.6% gain in dwelling values, a retreat from the previous growth of 1.9%. Ms Owen said some support schemes that supported consumer sentiment, such as JobKeeper and HomeBuilder have already ended which could dampen the expected rebound in demand. The rising threat of the Delta variant of COVID-19 might also be a major headwind, as it could result in further lockdowns which will ultimately impact the incomes of Australian households. "With affordability constraints becoming a larger obstacle in the market, as well as the potential for tighter credit conditions further down the track, if buyer activity does not match the lift in listings we could see a gradual rebalancing between sellers and buyers," Ms Owen said.

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The Commercial Real Estate Market in 2020

Article | August 18, 2021

In the crowded conference room of a major institutional investor in late 2009, an investor asked the owner of a global real estate development company why so much of its good money had been thrown at obviously failing development projects. The answer was: Because we could. This anecdote raises a number of questions about checks and balances, alignment of interest, but also the understanding (or in this case misinterpretation) of market momentum. We analyze past performance, market dynamics and risks, and target markets/products going forward, yield expectations and interest rates, private real estate debt markets, and technological impacts. We provide some guidance to investors on how to look at potential commercial real estate investments in 2020 and how to avoid common market misperceptions.

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Is Commute Time Becoming a Housing Factor?

Article | August 18, 2021

While many workers plan, at least according to recent surveys, to continue spending at least part of each week working from home, a shorter commute still seems to be holding increasing appeal. The National Association of Home Builders (NAHB ) says its first quarter Home Building Geography Index (HBGI) indicates not only a pandemic driven shift in construction to low density, low cost markets, but a rapid expansion in areas with the shortest commutes. Litic Murali, writing in NAHB's Eye on Housing blog, says workplaces are moving toward hybrid home/office work models which could affect 30 to 40 percent of the American workforce. This will give renters and buyers increased market power over their travel times and the ability to reduce both housing and transportation costs. The nationwide average commute is 26 minutes. Those counties in the bottom quintile (lowest 20 percent) have a commute time of 18 minutes or less while the commute in the highest quintile is 28 minutes. The data show that 36.2 percent of the U.S. population resides in the counties in that top slice. The HBGI indicates that the top two quintiles with the longest commutes together had 63.6 percent of single family building. However, growth was strongest in that bottom quintile with a four-quarter moving average annual growth of 22.2 percent.

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Top Marketing Ideas in Real Estate That Work (in 2020)

Article | August 18, 2021

As a realtor, what’s your marketing strategy for getting ahead of the competition? Research shows that over half of all home buyers look for their next home through the internet. And that’s not all, only around 34% approach a real estate agent for help. Unless your clients are able to find you the next time they do an online search, you will be left behind! Here are eight marketing ideas in Real Estate that can help you create a marketing strategy to expand your client list in 2020.

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Speedwell Construction, Inc

Speedwell Construction is a family owned construction business celebrating its 21st year of success. From the start, we were valued by our early customers for bringing excellent management resources to every job and for completing projects on time and within budget. The loyalty from our customers and the referrals they were quick to give, helped us build a strong reputation for the company in the commercial building industry throughout the Northeast region. Over the past two decades, we have enjoyed steady growth, largely due to our ever-growing loyal customer network, who are quick to speak well of our company and our services.

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