Monroe will take a little longer to develop.
There's a little bit of a lull with the new construction out there, I wouldn't say it's bad, but do beware! Take your inspector. It's a buyers market out there.
Let me know if you need any help.
Schools rank pretty well in Loganville. Some of my clients have been very happy with the school system there. Let me know if you would like to get in touch with any of them for a reference regarding the schools there.
I won't deny that traffic on GA 20 is a mess! This has been one of the problems with the Grayson area and the reason for many trying to move out of that area. Development was booming in Grayson over the past few years and the roads were not prepared for it. The road widening project is underway now and will free up the traffic a great deal once it is completed. If you know your way around the area many of the backroads can help you avoid the gridlock on GA 20 depending on where you are trying to get to.
If you would like some assistance with your home search I would love the chance to work with you. I know the area well and can direct you to some great communities no matter what your price range. You can contact me through my Trulia profile or visit my website.