Metro Atlanta Real Estate Market: Owning vs. Renting

The real estate market is similar to the stock market in that it is normal for the market to shift gears and switch from a seller’s market to a buyer’s market and vice versa. In other words, the current market conditions will not last forever. If you ever wanted to purchase a home for any reason, now is the time. The present real estate circumstances, such as low interest rates and home prices have fostered an environment that have set up both current and potential real estate buyers for success.

Below is an in depth look at why NOW is the time to buy rather than rent your home in metro Atlanta:

Owning is less expensive than Renting in Metro Atlanta

The combination of low interest rates and home selling prices have made it possible for buyers to become home owners for much cheaper than then rapidly rising Metro Atlanta rental rates.  In fact, Zillow came out with its rent vs. owning index, which shows it is currently more expensive to rent than own a three bedroom, two bath home in most of America’s 50 largest cities.

Another explanation of the current rise in rental rates is supply and demand. The massive shortage of rental properties have lead to an significant increase in rental prices. The timing is now PERFECT for home buyers to take advantage of the current prime real estate environment.

Going, going, GONE. Low interest rates won’t last forever

Most experts do not expect the current low interest rates to last forever. Currently, potential home buyers can take advantage of low interest rates. However, factors such as impending mortgage reform and the fact that interest rates will increase as the economy improves come together to suggest that interest rates will eventually rise. Because the combination of both price and interest rates determine the overall cost of home ownership, it is imperative that anyone looking to buy real estate take advantage of the low interest rates while they are still available.

In closing, renting a home is the equivalent of having an adjustable rate loan with no cap that will readjust with higher rental rates each year. By locking in the current low interest rates, potential home owners can guarantee that the price of their living expenses stays the same, year after year. With that being said, low interest rates and rising home prices have set the stage for Metro Atlanta home buyers to enjoy the benefits of home ownership.

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Prime Time for Real Estate Investment in Metro Atlanta

Under the guidance of a REALTOR® that is an expert in investment properties in your area, there has never been a better time to purchase real estate for the purpose of investing for a return on investment.

Paige Slyman is an expert in metro Atlanta real estate and has over 2 decades experience investing in property himself as well as guiding clients in making real estate investments. In a sense, Paige Slyman will act on your behalf as your advocate for your investment to ensure you get the best deal possible.

More Renters, High Appreciation…Higher ROI

A multitude of factors have made this an unbelievably good time to invest in real estate.  Factors such as low interest rates, high competition among renters and home appreciation have all come together to make this a definite buyer’s investment market. If you are able to find a property in a good rental neighborhood while the market prices are still low, then you are setting yourself up for potentially making huge returns.

Advise on where and what kind of real estate to invest in

It is imperative that you consult with an area industry expert on your real estate investment endeavor. Not doing so could wreck havoc on your plans to make money from the investment and cause you more trouble than success. Paige Slyman is an expert in the metro Atlanta real estate market and can effectively and efficiently guide you in what properties will maximize your return on investment and be most beneficial to you as an investor. In fact, Paige is so trusted in the metro Atlanta market that his sale averages literally blow the industry standards out of the water. For instance, the median annual transaction for the average REALTOR® is 10, while Paige averages 70 transactions per year. When you are working with Paige Slyman you can trust you are in good hands.

Paige can also guide you in details such as:

-Advice on what neighborhoods in Metro Atlanta are most attractive to renters.

-Advice on the current fair market price of the property.

-Ensure the property(s) are not in violation of housing codes.

-Ensuring that the property will be (if you choose) thoroughly inspected for structural/mechanical and radon/hazardous materials and that the inspection is included as part of your purchase agreement.

Additionally, Paige can advise you on the investment based upon factors such as:

-Roof condition

-Foundation/masonry condition

-Heating and plumbing maintenance and repairs.

-appliances, counters, cabinets, floor coverings


-Paint and wallpaper condition

-Provide professional and accurate costs estimates for any and all renovations that will be needed.


Because maximizing your return on investment is your number one concern as a real estate investor, it is essential that you make a decision that makes financial sense for your specific situation.  Paige Slyman advises that all investors do a cash flow analysis for the next few years to ensure that purchase is a wise decision and within your own personal financial scope. Home owners and real estate investors can take advantage of significant tax advantages as well.

In closing, when choosing a real estate professional to guide you through the process of investing in real estate, it is advisable to do research and make sure you are choosing a professional with a proven track record. Paige has become an industry leader and his records speak for themselves. A few of his most notable accomplishments include averaging 9 million dollars in annual gross sales per year when the average REALTOR® averages roughly 1 million per year. On that note, the median years in real estate for the average REALTOR® is 7…Paige has over 2 decades serving the Metro Atlanta real estate market. His dedication and expertise is unparalleled among anyone in the industry.

Contact Paige Slyman today to begin the process of determining real estate investing is right for you. He can also answer your questions and inform you on what types of concerns and criteria you should you be familiar with before you take the plunge into rental property ownership. You’re dream of being a real estate property investor is within reach and there has never been a better than NOW to invest.

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Housing Investment is back: Now is the time to buy

The housing market in the Atlanta metropolitan area has become one of the best markets in the country due to a shortage of supply, low mortgage rates, and high appreciation in home values.

Because conditions are favorable for buyers, it is imperative that all home buyers work with a skilled and knowledgeable real estate professional that can guide them through the process.

Paige Slyman is an Atlanta real estate expert with over 2 decades serving the area. Known for his extensive industry experience and strategic approach, Paige is sought after for his assistance in serving and protecting clients in the home purchase process. He also specializes in advising clients on which areas to purchase in and NOT to purchase in. By focusing on areas that are forecasted to increase in value, you can ensure that your investment is the best decision for you and your family.

Below are additional points as to why NOW is the time to buy:

Owning is now cheaper than Renting

Over the past few years, the demand for rental homes has increased, due to many factors, including an increase in foreclosures and fewer existing renters making the decision to buy. This has driven up the costs of renting a home tremendously. In fact, often times it can be cheaper to buy your home than rent one from someone else. There is no better time to buy a home and stop renting.

Mortgage rates are at historic lows

Mortgage rates are some of the lowest we have seen in years, however, we cannot assume that they will stay at where they are or fall even more. It is crucial to take advantage of the opportunity now. Right now is the time to buy.

High appreciation in home values

Purchaser sooner rather than later is the key. Home values are on such a rapid rise that waiting until “the right moment” is a bad idea. Being a little early and ahead of the real estate curve gives buyers more leverage. Stop wishing and call Paige Slyman to help you find the home of your dreams.

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