Family-friendly, intown neighborhood.Avondale Estates, GA is a planned community, established in 1924. It is family-friendly, with a neighborhood swimming pool and tennis community, a lake with walking
Avondale Estates is attractive to homeowners for many reasons. Many of the homes are older which translates into more unique designs and larger greenspace than the newer construction homes in the area. There is also the Museum School which attracts young families and the cost of living is relatively affordable for being inside the perimeter.... more
I've lived in the area for 10 years...close to Decatur and Avondale Village without having the additional city taxes. Yes, it is a safe area. I bought my home as a single woman and have never had any issues.. You should buy now and take advantage of the investment opportunity.... more
People often ask this question. Of course, we all want to simplify the process. The truth is that real estate is all about negotiation, and there is no one rule.
First, you want to have seen a variety of homes in the area. When you find one that is right for you, ask a Realtor to prepare a "CMA" comparative market analysis" This shows at least 3 similar homes in the area and what they sold for. The sales must be recent, preferably within the last 6 months. You might want to drive by the homes that are listed as "comparable" to be sure there are no hidden factors such as a bad location or a really pretty lot.
Second, what's it worth to YOU? Does it have a special feature that the others you saw don't? Do you anticipate that you will need to spend additional money shortly after you move in? Make an offer in line with your budget, and don't go over your budget without a compelling reason.
Good luck!... more
Avondale Estates is returning to its glory. A Publix is supposed to be built this year in the downtown area. Decatur trendy restaurants and galleries are slowing moving down the college ave. corridor. In my opinion, it is a good place to buy a home. However, I would buy in the unincorporated Dekalb section for the tax break. Unincorporated Dekalb area of Avondale is becoming a very desirable area and the houses seem to be holding their value in a depressed market..... more