With all of this talk of rising interest rates, low housing inventories and climbing home prices, prospective home buyers have gotten themselves whipped up into a feeding frenzy – desperate to find a decent home at a decent price before interest rates are through the roof. On the other side of the coin, volume homebuilders who have been careful about production leading out of the recent housing market crash now see their inventories shrinking at a pace that is difficult – if not downright impossible – to keep up with. So what’s a home buyer to do when what used to be the simple task of house hunting suddenly becomes a downright treasure hunt? We’ve compiled a list of three fairly palatable options:
1) Draw a Treasure Map
Home buyers today must do their homework in order to find a builder or builders they trust, who build houses that fit their family’s individual tastes and design needs. Next, they should figure out which areas of the city work best for them with regard to school district, commute to work, proximity to family members, etc… Third, they should map out those areas and see if the builders they prefer are currently building there – within a price point they can comfortably afford. The laws of supply and demand dictate that they may need to snap up a home site quickly in order to get in the ideal neighborhood built by their preferred builder. If they are fortunate enough to find a “hidden gem” – a newly completed ready-to-move-in home by their builder at a palatable price point – they should consider themselves lucky.
2) Make Your Own Destiny
A growing trend in Atlanta homebuilding is the sudden infill development boom that’s taking place in some of the city’s most sought after neighborhoods such as Buckhead, Chastain, Sandy Springs, Brookhaven, High Point, and more. Highlight Homes is thrilled to be building our first new construction home in 6 years as a result of this latest movement within our industry. Located in the highly desirable Brittany subdivision in the heart of Buckhead, our semi-custom 5 BD, 4.5 BA home is in the beginning stages of construction – an excellent time for a potential home buyer to come on board and customize the design details to their specifications. Highlight Homes has 3 to 5 more of these projects in the works over the next six months.
3) There’s Gold in Them Thar Hills
Sometimes the best answer is simply to stay put. There are plenty of currently owned homes out there that have awesome potential, just waiting to be realized. Treasure abounds right there at home, and a skilled remodeling company can sense it right away. Homeowners who are on the fence about moving may want to consult with a respected design-build team like Highlight Homes to learn what their options might be. The blueprints their designer comes back with may just be beyond the homeowner’s imagining – transforming their house into a home they can fall in love with all over again, without the need to call a moving company.
To learn more about Highlight Homes and the services we provide, please visit us online at www.highlighthomesga.com. Be sure to like us on Facebook to stay up-to-date on all of the latest Highlight Homes news! To schedule a no-obligation consultation for an upcoming home renovation or to inquire about the Brittany subdivision home currently under construction, call us today at 678-873-9234 or fill out our convenient online contact form.