For 20+ years, I have greeted my real estate clients in Atlanta by saying: “Something good is about to happen to you!”
But now I’m thrilled to be able to say that to all essential professionals in the city I call home!
Starting today, eligible homebuyers in Atlanta can take advantage of Landed’s down payment program, allowing them to reach a 20% down payment.
This announcement comes at a critical time. As The New York Times reported recently, putting down 20% is essential in competitive housing markets like Atlanta, which has seen its population grow to 506,000 people, a 19% increase since 2010. As of July, Atlanta home prices were up nearly 12% compared to last year, and the median sale price was $380,000, according to Redfin. And on average, homes in Atlanta are selling after 20 days on the market, compared to 38 days last year.
Wondering what this means for you? For starters, homebuyers must approach shopping for a home differently. Today, you need to move even faster and have a larger down payment to get your offer accepted.
I can tell you from experience that one of the most disheartening parts of my work is seeing the disappointment when people can’t afford the house they want. Many of these folks are those employed in education or healthcare, or work for local municipalities. As a result, they remain renters in the communities they serve, unable to build the wealth that home ownership brings.
As the Principal Broker of Landed, I know that Landed truly lives its mission –– to “uphold those who uphold us.” And it gives me great pleasure to know that the many buyers I could not help in the past will now have the leverage to not only become homeowners, but also have the strong support of Landed and its partners throughout their journeys.
By living closer to the communities they serve, our Atlanta customers will be able to answer the call without the strain of hour-long commutes and stressful traffic. And they will be able to put down permanent roots in these communities, which is just what a community needs to thrive.
Our first major employer partner in the Atlanta area is Atlanta Public Schools, and we are hosting dedicated informational sessions for employees there (which you can sign up for using the green button below). But all essential professionals in Atlanta are eligible to partner with us, so please reach out directly to learn more (you can also read the stories of other buyers who have partnered with Landed to see how we can help).
We hope to hear from you soon!
Are you an Atlanta Public Schools employee or another essential professional in Atlanta interested in buying a home with Landed? Here's how you can start the process: