Have you considered Decatur? There are several nice neighborhoods in your price point. And it's quick and easy to jump on I-285 at the Athens/Decatur exit to go to Dunwoody. To go downtown is easy too, Take Candler to I-20 or drive straight through town on Ponce de Leon or on College Avenue towards the Freedom Parkway. Decatur has so much to offer with great restaurants, walking spaces, events in the Decatur Square, plus you are smack in the midst of everything intown and not too far to Dunwoody and Perimeter. Mall. Please contact me if I can be of further assistance and good luck with your house hunting.
Keith Gordon Broker/Owner; REALTOR; A.S.R; A.B.R.
2011 V.P. of Finance DeKalb Association of Realtors; Board Member
Gordon Street Realty
1384 Windsor Pkwy, Atl GA 30319
O# 404.254.4502 | C# 404.518.1580 | F# 1.800.620.7301
Check out these zip codes: 30345, 30341,30340, 30329, 30033 and also 30084 for affordable homes inside the perimeter that meet your criteria.
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William Raveis Legends Realty Group
To answer your question: YES you can generally find newer construction in your price range in Smyrna and NO you do not just have to settle with a ridiculous commute. As you mentioned before you would prefer inside the perimeter - That is not out of reach given the current market. I think you would especially like a 3 bedroom townhome that was built in 2006 in your price range that is currently available in Buckhead. If you would like to work with an agent who is familiar with the properties available inside and close to the perimeter please give me a call at 404-406-6407.
I think I have the perfect townhome opportunities for you. Great price value relationship, good location and nice neighborhood. I have personally visited both complex and the opportunities are Great.Please, contact me at 768-427-5512 or email me at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Keller Williams Realty
if i need to focus on the time to commute, anything less than an hour should do for me. although, i dont want to go too much up north, as i've heard advices like you you need to start by 6- am if you live in alpharetta to escape the peak hour traffic, to get to work early. I am not quite sure if that'll work for me (or maybe, i just have to make it work, i still dont know)
Also, I thought i'll mention, we are indians and me and husband recently relocated to atlanta 1 year ago, so we are trying to find a locality that'll suit us both best, in terms of commute time, safety, and a good friendly neighbourhood.
As David mentioned below about Smyrna, would you generally find newer construction there for the price range i'm seeking?
One question for you, though, did you already get prequalified or do you have a rather substantial down payment? I ask because most people's house payment in the 250-300k range will be much higher than $1500 per month unless they have a large down payment.
I agree with the other agents comments especially about finding something new in your areas of choice. However, we are in a buyer's market and opportunities come available every day. I can set you up on a
" Client Gateway Program " that will email you daily any new home opportunities that come available in the areas you select. This program is available through our FMLS (First Multiply Listing Service) listing system . The other thing I can do is contact all the new home builders in the areas you select and see how aggressively priced they have been with their last sold homes. Would you ever consider a townhome? There are some great deals on townhomes in your areas of choice and price range.
To learn more about me as a real estate agent please visit my website at http://www.rickpaynesold.com . Especially, preview my cover page "About Me " and the other information on my website. This should give you a better understanding about me as a real estate agent.
I would appreciate the opportunity to become your buyer's agent. Please contact me at 678-427-5512 or email me at email@example.com.
Keller williams Realty
The last thing I want to mention is that when you are looking in this price range and trying to stay close or inside the perimeter, you may be dealing with a short sale or foreclosure. There are some benefits and some downsides to that such as: it can take a long time to get an offer acceptace with a bank, the property is sold as-is, etc. but the benefits are you can find a home at a deep discount and if you are eligible you can also get $14,000 in repairs/downpayment assistance.
If you have any other questions or would like for me to show you some available properties that may meet your needs please do not hesitate to contact me.
Certified Short Sale Specialist
Certified REO Foreclosure Specialist
Harry Norman, Realtors
3423 Northside Parkway
Atlanta, Ga 30327
Everyone who will answer your question will probably answer that where they live and work is the best area.
You indicated that Alpharetta is 25+ miles from work. Focus on the desired commute time to/from your offices, not the mileage. With Atlanta traffic patterns, 25 miles can take 1 hour to commute in crunch time or may take 30 minutes. So, let us know where your office is located and how much time is tolerable to commute. Then you will get answers that meet YOUR needs.
If you like contact me and I will be glad to compile a list of homes that may fit your needs.
Keller Williams Realty Chattahooochee North