A good purchase can be found in either county - the thing that cannot be overstated is that you must go in eyes wide with regard to the data. Breaking even constitutes success with condos - get very educated about foreclosures, rental unit density, association fiscal health, special liens and assessments.....
I'm a foreclosure appraiser and the condo market continues to bleed worse than detached homes. Be careful
First, WELCOME to Atlanta! We say that "every day is an opening day." in Atlanta. There is so much to do here that no one can participate in every offering.**
Second, you have chosen a very nice area in which to look. Vinings is very popular now. The answers below are very thorough - lots of good advice. The ticket in Atlanta living is to avoid traf
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Getting a mortgage when one first moves to a new city is another interesting situation. Rodney Mason, Prospect Mortgage, answered a question about that on Trulia this past week. Link: http://www.trulia.com/voices/Home_Buying/removed-334012-p_1-
We are working with a family buying a townhouse now almost at the intersection that you mention. The Cross Creek Condominium Association - http://www.crosscreek-atlanta.com - complex is inside the city limits of Atlanta - in Fulton County. Yes, the higher tax area BUT as of January 1, 2011, a homeowner may register his/her home with the settlement document and the tax basis will be reduced to the purchase amount. So, when your real estate agent gets you a really good deal - your taxes will be re-adjusted beginning with the first year when you were actually living in your new home on January 1st of that year.
Cross Creek includes a 18-hole Par three course, swimming pools and tennis - right there on the grounds. Frankly, I am very pleased with the community there and it is very close to the I-75 and the I-285 interstates. Easy commuting! You might want to give Cross Creek a look.
At ODAT Realty Services, Inc., we do the same thing other successful REALTORS do - if we are not the BEST option for your family, we will refer you to an agent that may better serve you. Metro Atlanta is huge - different areas are like completely different cities with widely varying characteristics. Our goal is to give each Client the best service possible - even if that means asking a respected colleague to be the point person.
Have a happy day -
Lynn B. Friedman, Broker/Owner
ODAT Realty Services, Inc. REALTORS
** http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=uRecD0IcFKI --- A PR video for Atlanta! Good luck - Lynn
My contact information is below, I would be pleased to help you if you wish to get in touch.
Elizabeh 'Beppy' Walton
Keller Williams Buckhead
C/404 234 9418
Chapman Hall Realtors
I live in that area and work with many buyers here. Most of " Vinings Proper " is in Cobb County. There are some fantastic communities very near Vinings (at the perimeter) with a Smyrna address . It really depends on your price range. This area is so convenient to anything that you would want to do in the metro Atlanta area including the airport. The taxes in Cobb County are also lower than Fulton. Call or email me and I will be happy to send you some listings. My company also offers a great Buyer Program which you can read more about at http://www.duffyrealtyofatlanta.com.
Caroline Gamma-Duffy Realty 404-668-9167
I would have to agree with Rodney Just the Property tax in those areas. Nice area and it has good spacious Townhomes. I would love to send you some listing in the area to show you whats available if you haven't already. Let me know if i can be of service to you.
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