I have info on all these areas and have lived and worked in them for years selling, inspecting, and rehabbing properties. I assure you, that I can help you avoid the mistake of "renting some more to determine where you would like to live". In this market that is not a wise move, not because there wont be good deals a year from now, but because I beleive as do most mortgage experts, the mortgage market is trending towards getting much tougher in all aspects. A 1 percent rate increase can wipe out the benefits of a $10K price decline when buying and if underwriting requirements get tougher it can lock you out of a home. Even FHA loans are tougher, and there are factions in the government actually pushing for a 20 percent downpayment requirement for all mortgages.We can debate whether that would be good for the economy or not, but there is no debate, that would hurt homebuyers.
There has never been a better time to buy both for investments and a home to live in - and those who are
greedy and want to time the market to try and see where absolute bottom is will miss out - by the time absolute
bottom occurs we will already be on an upward trend and we will be looking at the bottom in our rear view
mirrors. Those who sit on the fence and beleive this window of opportunity will be open for an unlimited time can
end up missing the boat.
Give me a call, I would be happy to put this market into perspective and give you sound advice based on your important requirements - some requirements will automatically rule out where you don't want to live making it obvious where you do want to live.
I live in Smyrna and have enjoyed this area since 2001. Every city will have it's pocket areas of crime and as the Atlanta area expands it will expand crime to certain regions. Smyrna stretchs very far and the as you travel out towards the limits it may get a bit edgy. I feel very safe here and would suggest this city to anyone.
Checking with local Law is fantastic. I would check City of Smyrna as well as Cobb County for the unincorporated areas that they cover. As far as pest control. Not sure on that part of the question. Feel free to call me or reach my on my site www.smyrnahomefinder.com. If you want you can message me on my site on the area that you are looking at and I will tell you everything you want to know on that. If you have a Realtor I will only give you information that will help you and your Realtor as a courtesy.... more
I plotted it out on Google maps and it looks like about 1.75 miles. Silver Comet is a great amenity to have nearby and that looks like a pretty nice home. Let me know if you would like to take a look at it.
I could also set up a map search for other homes near the trail if you want.... more
how complete is the nbrhod?
how many standing homes and how many empty lots?
it the majority fo the nbrhood is not finished, i don't think this would be a good investment.
if the builder goes bankrupt, the bank will end up trying to sell the empty lots and you won't be sure who or wnen these will sell....smaller homes or no homes may end up in the nbrhood, which would bring your value down.... more
It's a safe area. This is a very densely populated area, so things happen. However, it's just about as safe as Lenox or any other high-end retail/office area throughout the metro. Most crime is domestic/car-related. Violent crime is very rare and usually not from locals but just due to the accessibility of the area to everyone, even undesirables. That's no different from any place along the interstates.... more
What does your representing agent in the contract negotiations say, Sch86? Good Luck!
Real estate agents are not allowed to comment on whether or not a neighborhood is good or bad. That is research that you would need to do on your own. There are a Federal Fair Housing Laws that prohibit that from happening. It is up to the individual to make their own determination about a specific area. Should a real estate agent comment on such a thing, it could be steering which is a prohibited act.
Some websites to try include:
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Yes, Team, it is possible. If you would like for me to send you electronic flyers of these properties, please forward me your email address and I will get them over ASAP. If you'd like to see some today or tomorrow, please call and I will arrange the viewings. Good Luck!
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The data shows me a community that has had the bottom fall out - if I'm correct: Mill Pond/Mill Pond Village?
Unless you're getting in there well under 100K you should be concerned. Has your agent pulled comps?