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.
* 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".
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Kathy Archambault, Keller Williams Atlanta Partners
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.
LaDonna B. Suggs, Realtor & Accredited Relocation Specialist
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