There are a number of ways to find homes with specific criteria that agents can use. Your question is a bit open as there are a number of neighborhoods in Atlanta "proper", in neighoring cities (Decatur, East Point, College Park, Vinings....), and outside in nearby cities.
As is always the case - location is the first thing we'd need to know. From there it's a combination of desk research, MLS, and boots on the ground stubby pencil work. My team has sucessfully helped buyers like yourself, some find what they want quickly and it has taken others many months - it all depends on what you'd like.
We'd be glad to help -
Hank Miller, SRA, ABR
Associate Broker & Certified Appraiser
REMAX Greater Atlanta
We refer to two nationwide "modern" listing websites regularly - if you want more info, lets talk.
Your options are endless, even in a price range for less than $300,000.00. We know about a new build coming up in Kirkwood that should be a stunner in the low $300's. There are 4 builder close outs from one of my favorite architects, Michael over at InsideOut in South EATL all for sale in the $300's. There are renovations galore in northern Decatur. Tucker/Doraville's Northcrest neighborhood is like going to a candy store if you love mid-century houses.
How much do you want to spend? Do you want to build from scratch? Contact me - I can help you find what you seek.
Mid-Century Modern Atlanta Specialist. http://www.debrajohnston.atlantafinehomes.com
The greatest concentrations are Northwoods, Northcrest, Briarcliff Road between Shallowford and Clairmont. These houses range in price from about $150,000 to $450,000. Some of the starter midcentury homes in Northwoods have not been molested and are a steal in the $150,000 to $225,000 range, some have .5 acre lots. Amberwood has spectacular midcentury homes designed by Green who was a student of Frank Lloyd Wright., one home recently sold for over $1,000,000. The homes in Northcrest are larger and are a bargain as well in the $200,000 to $350,000 range. Both are not in "trendy" neighborhoods, yet both are relatively safe and are in secure neighborhoods and both are located near the international business's along Buford Highway. And both are very convenient to Downtown and Buckhead, so they are hidden treasures.
There are many others, as well, spread thoughout the city. Sandy Springs and Buckhead have spectacular midcentury homes in very good condition. And they can sell for $500,000 to millions. Unfortunately, a lot of these houses have been lost in high end neighborhoods because of new constuction. One good thing about the present economy is not many new homes are being built, so it's a blessing in disguise for our midcentury treasures.
I am a 203K Consultant Trainer, 203k Consultant and I own a Construction Company. We charge $150.00 for a Feasibility Study. A Feasibility Study Inspection is used to answer the question "is this property feasible" for the 203k loan. It is a quick walk thru inspection to identify what repairs must be done to meet HUD's property standards, your desired items and offer a ball park cost estimate before you have to bear the full expense of full blown Consultant Work Write Up.
This might be a good option for you. Check out the web site below for more information.
Garrett Feis Sr.
My name is Judson Kidd and I am a Realtor in the Atlanta Metro area and I specialize in nothing but Mid-Century and Classic Modern homes. Please reach out to me if you are still looking in the area. 404-353-1249
Matthew-I will be in touch by email.
I think that there is a huge play for Robert Green houses and other utilitarian designs right now. A scaled down value version would work well across a lot of Intown Atlanta tear down lots. Many on a half acre or more and many that would offer the scale and the topography for cool houses.
On the luxury side, tear down lots over 3/4 acre abound.
Land has never been this cheap to get.
A smart developer could get famous doing some Robert Green style urban renewal.
You will find many little pockets of homes all over - including some in less desirable areas around Atlanta. There are even a few spots that would be fantastic if only appreciative buyers would move in and improve things.
I have lived in more than one of these style of homes and love the open feeling of the living areas.
By the way, anyone reading this - Lisa runs the best property for sale website on the internet that specializes in Intown Atlanta properties only.
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If you're serious about moving to Atlanta, I've worked with Coldwell Banker agents all over the country, and know a man down in Atlanta who is an excellent resource for people relocating to his area.
He also happens to be a Top Producer, and has systems in place to make your transistion to the area nice and easy. The way it should be.
If you need my help, I'd be happy to put you two in contact.
I would be happy to help you! I could run a search for homes built during the time period you are interested in and send them to you.
If you have any additional requirements such as style, or building materials I can customize it any way you like. For instance if you are looking for a brick tudor or a cedar shake home. It sounds like you have something in mind already and the more details you have the better. There are a number of homes in different areas that fit your catagory.
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