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Ed, Home Buyer in Marietta, GA

I'm looking to purchase a bunalow or tudor style home in intown atlanta (fixer upper). What are some good?

Asked by Ed, Marietta, GA Thu May 29, 2008

areas with still reasonable prices.

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There are some good answers already.

What is your price range?

There are some great deals in Kirkwood, like this one:
http://www.zillow.com/HomeDetails.htm?zprop=14469894
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Brent offered some good advice about fundamentals - will this be your primary residence?

For fixer upper "bungalows and tudors"...

Under $100,000 - Vine City, parts of Southwest Atlanta, Lakewood, parts of Decatur
Under $200,000 - Edgewood, Reynoldstown, East Atlanta, East Lake, Decatur Terrace, Avondale Estates
Under $300,000 - Kirkwood, greater Decatur, Grant Park, Ormewood Park
Under $400,000 - look for better school districts like Mary Lin, Jackson, charter school access...Lake Claire, Emory area, Loring Heights, Home Park, too many to mention
Under $500,000 - Virginia Highland, Garden Hills, Peachtree Hills, too many to mention
Over $500,000 - take your pick

Get your real estate on.
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Define "reasonable price" AND "fixer".... Also, is this a long-term investment, or are you flipping? Are you going to live there or Renters?

For what I consider a "reasonable price" for a "fixer" in a neighborhood where you'll see some nice appreciation over the next 5-7 years with a quality renovation:
-Ormewood Park would be a great option, especially if you're really into Tudors.
-Grant Park is also a good option that someone already mentioned. Just make sure it's a true Grant Park address before making an offer. Many Agents/Homeowners believe their home or listing is in Grant Park when in reality it's Blvd. Heights. It's very important to the value of your purchase.
-Berkeley Park is a good option if you're thinking about being closer to 75/Atlantic Station/Midtown. There's some really cute bungalows there awaiting your renovation.
-Reynoldstown, Edgewood, Cabbagetown, Kirkwood, East Lake, East Atlanta (near the Village), Oakhurst, and the 4th Wards would also all be neighborhoods I would take you to as well, if you were my client.

If you're serious about making a move or investment in Intown Atlanta, please don't hesitate to contact me. It's my specialty and I'd love to find you exactly what you're looking for!


Sarah Turner
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Sanctuary Real Estate, Inc.
300 North Highland Avenue Suite B | Atlanta, GA 30307
T: (404) 688-3363 | F: (404) 688-3372 | M: (404) 323-9976
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There are many great intown neighborhoods with tudor and bungalow style houses that are ready to be fixed up. Grant park, Inman park, Candler park, Old Fourth ward, Edgewood, Kirkwood, Oakhurst, Virginia Highland, Morningside to name a few. What will determine which neighborhood you choose to look in will be determined by what you consider a reasonable price and how many beds, baths, parking, size of yard, and how much you would like to put into the house to make it right for you. In Virginia Highland and Morningside you should expect to pay no less than $350k for a small home that needs many updates. In Grant Park and Ormewood Park you should expect to pay closer to $240k for the same house. while you may be able to find the same type house in Edgewood and Kirkwood for $175k.

Schools obviously play into this senario and if you want a neighborhood that you can walk to restaurants, bars, shopping, etc. If you post a few more details about what you want, I am sure this group can steer you in the right direction. If you would like to work with an agent to track down the right house, I would be happy to help. 404-392-7368
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Ed: As always there are some great answers and information here from fellow intown agents. As an active intown resident and REALTOR I want to add a hidden gem - in my opinion ;-)
A great neighborhood with great investment opportunities is Capitol View Manor!

It has Craftsmen Bungalow and Tudors that are just like the ones in Morningside - I've heard it may have been designed by the same architect. It's in an up an coming area with great access and proximity to the rest of intown Atlanta. I have many clients whom have purchased homes ( and have written about their 'fun' experiences - go to my web-site to read Hollis Gillespie's article of 'Battling with the Buffer' ;-)
http://dwellintown.com http://www.dwellintown.com

Oh, there is also a hidden park called Emma Miliken Park that has received several large grants from the Arthur Blank Foundation and another just recently to continue working with the city on the improvements there. Once the City of Atlanta gets the TAD funding approved later this year (hopefully) this neighborhood and many others will help Atlanta continue to improve and step up all it's great improvements intown!

Living in any Urban City/Area with higher density of community has elements that may be different from others. One always has to have their 'street-smarts' and enjoy the benefit's of city-liiving... - yes, I tend to be an optimist. The power of community is powerful! CVM, Capitol View and many other intown 'hoods (like mine in Grant Park) have under gone certain levels of cyclical restorations and changes...

Let me know if you or anyone out there has any more specific questions or wants more information. I have maps here somewhere of the Masterplan for the park and more! Thanks!

Ramiro Garcia - Your Intown Realtor
http://www.GrantParkExpert.com
http://www.KirkwoodExpert.com
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