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Michael, Home Buyer in Atlanta, GA

What is the best area to purchase a condo in Atlanta?

Asked by Michael, Atlanta, GA Sun Sep 8, 2013

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LaShonda Solomon’s answer
Hi Michael,

There are great places all around the metro area to purchase great condo's. It would help to know a little about your criteria and price point. Downtown Atlanta and the Buckhead area are fabulous places to live. However, they are some great condo's in the suburban areas.

LaShonda Solomon
Associate Broker
Keller Williams Realty Signature Partners
(678) 477-5226
LaShondaSolomon@kw.com
http://www.AtlantasPremierProperties.com
0 votes Thank Flag Link Thu Sep 12, 2013
In my opinion, I believe the best area to purchase a condo is in Buckhead. There are still some really great deals in this area and I think it will have the greatest appreciation in the next five years. Please let me know if I can help with your search.

Jeff Jackson
Prudential Georgia Realty
404.909.1965
1 vote Thank Flag Link Tue Sep 10, 2013
I'd go with Buckhead and Midtown.

Katya Cooper
Keller Williams Realty Atlanta Perimeter
Realtor ®

Cell: 256-565-6082
Email: katya@kw.com
0 votes Thank Flag Link Tue Sep 10, 2013
Excellent....why would you say that??
Flag Tue Sep 10, 2013
Where, how much, how large, what amenities, buying when, characteristics.....

Just a few things that would be good to know
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0 votes Thank Flag Link Mon Sep 9, 2013
Hi Michael,
That is not really a question that can be answered by anyone but you. Everyone has their own preferences. A condo that you might love, someone else might hate.

When thinking of purchasing a property, you will need to rank what is important to you. Do you want amenities on site, if so, what kind? Do you want to be within walking distance of shopping and/or dining? If so, that will further define your possible areas. What part of town do you work in and how close to work do you have to be? These are just a few of the many questions that you will need answers to. There are many condos spread throughout Metro Atlanta, so you will need to define as many “must haves” as possible.

To view or make an offer on a property that is listed for sale, you should be represented by a Buyer’s Agent. The Buyer’s Agent will work on your behalf throughout the transaction. This is very important since the Listing Agent represents the seller.

By working with a Buyer's Agent, you are only seeing the homes that are actually listed for sale at that time. Also, having one Buyer’s Agent dedicated to you will greatly maximize your home buying experience since they will be locating available homes that meet your criteria as best as possible..

If you need a recommendation on a Buyer’s Agent, please contact me at (404) 591-2453 or rodney.mason@prospectmtg.com. I would be happy to put you in touch with someone who can assist you.

If you are looking to purchase a property, working with a knowledgeable and seasoned loan officer is critical in today's market. Getting Pre-Qualified is the only way for you to find out your mortgage options. To get Pre-Qualified for your purchase, you can submit your request online at http://www.rodneymason.com.

Regards,
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Prospect Mortgage
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0 votes Thank Flag Link Mon Sep 9, 2013
That's a loaded, subjective question.

If you are looking at "resale" then you have quite a few decent choices between the Buckhead loop buildings, a few buildings in Midtown like Luxe, almost anything in Inman Park and of course, my home of downtown Decatur.

What's your budget?
0 votes Thank Flag Link Sun Sep 8, 2013
Between $100000 -$200000.....
Flag Sun Sep 8, 2013
I MICHEAL, I AGREE WITH AVA, YOU NEED TO SIT DOWN WITH A SEASONED AGENT. REMEMBER CONDOS /TOWNHOMES IN ATL ARE TRICKY. YOU HAVE SEVERAL FACTORS TO CONSIDER:
HOA FEES, LOCATION, RENTAL RATIO, UPKEEP, APPERANCE, & PEOPLE RESIDING IN THE COMMUNITY. MOST BANKS WILL NOT FINANCE CONDOS/TOWNHOMES IF THE RENTAL RATIO IS HIGH IN THE COMPLEX OR COMMUNITY VS. OWNERS. ALSO, MAKE SURE THE ASSOCIATION HAS ENOUGH $$$ ON HAND FOR REPAIRS, INSURANCE, AND LIABILITIES. BEST ADVICE FOR CONDOS ARE PAY CASH OR SHOP HOMEPATH INVENTORY. THE $$$ MGHT SEEM ATTRACTIVE, BUT MONTHLY FEES WILL SCARE YOU AWAY. REMEMBER LOCATION LOCATION IN ATLANTA FOR CONDOS ( SHOPPING, TRANSIT, INSTERSTATE, ENTERTAINMENT)....
0 votes Thank Flag Link Sun Sep 8, 2013
The only way to answer that is consulting with someone about your wants and needs. The best area for one person is not the best area for someone else.
0 votes Thank Flag Link Sun Sep 8, 2013
Hi Michael. That would depend on a few factors. Price point, lifestyle (walkability, convenience to shops, etc), style of condo (townhome, highrise,etc) are things to consider. Are schools important to you? This kind of information will help to narrow down what would be the best options for you.
0 votes Thank Flag Link Sun Sep 8, 2013
Im looking at resale, schools aren't important.....
Flag Sun Sep 8, 2013
Hi Michael,

It all depends on your budget needs really. Where exactly would be your ideal area and how many bedrooms and bathrooms would you like?

There are pleanty of great places Intown, Midtown, Buckhead, and some nice places near the perimeter area.

Tyler Willis, REALTOR®
Keller Williams Realty Intown Atlanta
621 North Ave NE, Suite C-50
Atlanta, GA 30308
Office: (404)541-3500
Direct: (678)656-5524
tylerwillisintown.kwrealty.com
0 votes Thank Flag Link Sun Sep 8, 2013
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