January 2021

I hope this finds you feeling healthy, happy and hopeful moving into the New Year!

In the spirit of the New Year, let's explore "Out with the old, in with the new!" This month the focus is 2021 trends and forecasts. Articles included in this issue are:

  • A summary of predictions and recommendations for the Atlanta real estate market.

  • Tips and tricks to keep your home neat, tidy and organized for the year ahead, since January motivates us to improve. Don’t miss the coupon!

  • Interior design trends for 2021 that reflect our new attitudes brought on by life changes in 2020.

  • Where Atlanta locals go to find snow, hiking for all fitness levels, restaurants with winter dining patios, MLK Day celebrations…it’s all here.

Check out the Winter Maintenance Checklist that keeps the metro-Atlanta version of winter in mind - it's printable! If you're in need of home maintenance contractors, I have a good list. Just reach out.

If you’re planning to take advantage of the market this winter or just want to explore the idea, I would love the opportunity to have that conversation with you.

Wishing you all the best in 2021!


P.S. Please be sure to check out my new video below the forecast. I would love to get your feedback!
Atlanta Real Estate Forecast 2021
Experts predict 2021 will see a strong real estate market both nationally and in the metro-Atlanta area. Regional highlights from the 2021 National Housing Forecast by Realtor.com include:

  • Home prices in Atlanta are projected to grow 6.7% in 2021, compared to a 5.7% increase nationally.
  • Atlanta home sales are also predicted to increase by 3.6% this year.
  • New construction is expected to increase by 9%.

Other facts that stand out:

  • With increases in new construction predicted and sellers ready to jump into the market after sitting out last year, home inventories will likely be stronger in 2021. Atlanta will still be in a housing shortage and recovery is expected to be slow.

  • Mortgage rates are predicted to rise to 3.1 - 3.3% in 2021. While a few percentage points may not seem huge, it can mean hundreds of dollars added to a mortgage payment and thousands of dollars more in closing costs. 

  • Rising prices, interest rates and an increased stringency of mortgage underwriting by lenders will all contribute to lowering the affordability of homes as 2021 goes on. This will most likely impact younger or first-time homebuyers the most.

If you are considering entering the market, the overall message is clear. Sooner is better than later. If you are selling, there will be less competition and more buyers able to afford the price you ask for your home. If you are buying, the sooner you purchase, the more value you will get for your investment. If you are thinking about either and want to explore the possibilities, I would love to chat.

If you have no plans to enter the market but would like to stay aware of your home's value and remain up-to-date with your neighborhood activity, I can set you up with automatic updates. Just use the button below to email the name of your neighborhood and I will get you set up!
The Organized Homeowner
100 of the best solutions to declutter your garage, bedroom, kitchen, and more!

Avoid the needless scavenger hunts through your kitchen.

For small and large closets, some free, some not, big changes and small tweaks.
Interior Design: 2021 Refresh
Reinvent your home for the year ahead with these unmissable interior design trends.

Renovation experts and interior designers suggest seriously considering these home renovations.

Most 2021 design forecasts mention interior plants as an important trend.
Color of the Year 2021 Videos
Embrace Atlanta's Winter Fun
Inside & outside the Perimeter and weekend trips

January 18th | COVID-Safe and Online Events

One hike every week for one year for all levels

17 acres of botanical, artistic, historical treasures
Heat lamps, covers, and distanced tables

Livestream classes and free self-paced classes

Hotels | Airbnbs | VRBO

January's list of to-dos