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Jeanlouis.da…, Home Buyer in Atlanta, GA

Me and my husband will soon be moving to GA from FL in about 3-6 mos. What is the best location to consider that are good location, less crime?

Asked by Jeanlouis.daphne, Atlanta, GA Sat Nov 9, 2013

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It looks like you have gotten some great advice here already. Like a couple of other people have mentioned I would definitely take into account where you are going to work, play, and if you have any school age children.
While looking for the right place you will also want to get pre-qualified for your purchase as well. That way you are looking in the right areas and price point.
Please let me know if you need help looking into that.

Keith Lewis
Cornerstone Mortgage
0 votes Thank Flag Link Tue Nov 12, 2013
Hi, You can visit http://www.HomeFair.com and click on the city reports section for in-depth crime stats and area demographics. They have a great side by side zip code comparison feature as well. Other options would be http://www.ZipSkinny.com, http://www.SpotCrime.com, and http://www.CrimeReports.com

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Hi Jeanlouis! You are doing the right thing by trying to get a "heads up" before your move. Every area is different and each has it's unique characteristics. Some of the factors you will want to consider are:

* Where will you work, study, spend a majority of your waking hours? This will determine how long you will have to commute.

* Do you have family, friends in the area that you would like to be near?

* Are you a sports enthusiast, shopping, theatre, arts, etc.

* Do you have other needs for yourself or husband that would determine the location of your move?

I am sure you have heard the comment "location, location, location" when it comes to home ownership. This means that the location of your home can be the most important factor when choosing a home. You will want to look at market statistics and home appreciation to find a nice home in a great location. .

In the Atlanta area we are experiencing low home inventory right now. That means that there are fewer homes on the market. That makes it a "seller's market".

To learn of the best homes and know about homes as soon as they come on the market then you can work with an agent that will put you on a free home alert to allow you to know when a home comes on the market.

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Feel free to contact me to discuss your home purchase needs.

Kathy Archambault, Keller Williams Atlanta Partners
0 votes Thank Flag Link Mon Nov 11, 2013
Welcome to ATl!

There are a lot of those. You should base that on work and schools as well.
Call me at 770-9102-5148 or get me at jerry.jenkins124@gmail.com or http://www.jerryfjenkins.com
0 votes Thank Flag Link Sat Nov 9, 2013
Hi Jeanlouis, there's quite a few areas that I would recommend. Give me a call to discuss some possibilities and help you with all your real estate needs. I can be reached at 404-433-4184.


Tiffany Hankerson
Associate Broker
Drake Realty
404-433-4184 Direct
770-565-2044 Office
866-260-7180 Fax
0 votes Thank Flag Link Sat Nov 9, 2013

Congrats on your upcoming move! I actually just responded to your other Q regarding HOA fees...it looks like you're getting the process started by doing some preliminary online research...smart move!

The Atlanta metro area has tons of neighborhoods that attract different people for a variety of reasons and that vary widely in price point so there are a lot of factors at play in making the 'location' decision....so talking to lender would likely be your first step if you haven't done so already to help focus your search. I have several that I work with and I'd be happy to provide some referrals.

Atlanta has some awesome Intown neighborhoods that offer you all the conveniences of the city but still maintain a strong sense of neighborhood solidarity. I'd be happy to discuss this further to get a sense of what you're looking for to provide a more specific response and some neighborhood suggestions for you to consider. Feel free to call or email me directly.

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0 votes Thank Flag Link Sat Nov 9, 2013
Ms Jeanlouis,
It would be my pleasure to assist you
Have you guys chosen a lender, will you need to sell your home?
Edna Sledge
Bob Wood Realty of Atlanta
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