By Logan C. Ritchie, contributor

Decatur, GA — During her 21-year career in lending, longtime Decatur resident Laura Sosa-Rocha Witte has never seen a housing market like the current one. The pandemic caused homeowners to spend more time at home than usual. The need for a home office coupled with low interest rates has caused a boom, said Witte, VP of Truth and Lending and Mortgage Banker with Northpointe Bank.

“People are realizing their needs have shifted. While some people need more space, some need less. COVID drove home how important it is to live comfortable in your space,” Witte said.

She said people are moving for several reasons. Families are moving to Decatur because of the quality of schools. She also noticed Californians and New Yorkers moving to Decatur because they view real estate here as affordable. The real estate app Redfin ranked Atlanta as one of the top five metro areas seeing an influx…

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