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Home Buying in 30080 : Real Estate Advice

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Sun May 14, 2017
Mickycoh answered:
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Tue Feb 24, 2015
Mike Price answered:
The market is improving, however, some owners are still upside down. If leasing you unit is an option, I would go that route until the values come back to the level you need to sell.

Mike Price
Keller Williams First Atlanta
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Fri Apr 11, 2014
Mckendricks answered:
What about the McDonough power plant located next to the sub division? Does that cause any kind of health concern?
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Thu Aug 22, 2013
Netdragon answered:
I'm a homeowner in South Smyrna a couple miles from that location, and thought I should give my impression of that community. It is in one of the earliest established districts, Spring Hill. This area is so sought after that people buy homes just to put mansions up in their place. It is at the end of one of the most affluent corridors in the metro area, Paces Ferry, and a very attractive iconic neighborhood that set the bar very high for the rest of the Smyrna area. Safety is just about the same as Buckhead and Vinings. The location and convenience to almost everything worth going to in the metro area is great . It's right outside of Vinings village, and right next to a silver come trail extension. Prices are rebounding but still off their highs throughout the area. It won't be that way for long. Carpe Diem. ... more
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Sun Aug 18, 2013
Netdragon answered:
As far as The Park, I assume you mean The Park near West Village and not the one off Spring Hill Pkwy. I know some homeowners in there, and they love it. The mention of distressed properties. Huh? Smyrna has an extreme shortage of homes available and prices are skyrocketing and though this is unincorporated Smyrna, it's still following that trend (in fact, the Atlanta Rd corridor is hot right now). So, obviously a lot has changed since 2011.

I live nearby, right across S. Cobb Drive, and love it. The Park is convenient, walkable to West Village, and also has a historic preserved site in the subdivision, which is kind of cool, along with Riverline Historic Area members. If you're lucky, and the state and CSX can agree, then it's remotely possible that the CSX line may be bought up to connect the Silver Comet Trail to West Village. Negotiations are being revived on that front at this very moment, since the last attempt in 2007, but it's being kept hush-hush until some results come out of it. There are good indications due to the changeover of Plant Atkinson to natural gas instead of coal and the pave over of Oakdale Rd's crossing that CSX may not need that part of their line anymore.

Crime? It's one of the lowest crime areas of Smyrna. Yes, it is convenient to the freeways and there are transients that come and go looking for easy things like unlocked car doors to snatch items. Just be smart, and don't leave your car doors unlocked or garage open overnight and you are fine. Usually, thieves that make a habit of it get caught pretty quickly. However, as far as safety goes, it's one of the safest areas in the metro.

The school there is Nickajack, and is a good school.

If you are looking for something more tucked away, suburban and exclusive, then go to subdivisions off the East-West connector. If you are looking for a healthy, walkable area and still a great place to raise kids, then The Park may be it.
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Wed Aug 7, 2013
larque.goodson answered:
This article may shed some light on HUD homes, buying them and getting financing for them.
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Sat Mar 23, 2013
Christy Chance answered:
Reach out to Gary McCord
He is super dependable, honest and does great work!!
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Thu Dec 15, 2011
Mike Price answered:
There is value in a 2/2 condo but you need to know your market. A good idea would be to take a look at all the inventory and see what is currently on the market. You also need to make sure you know how much the monthly HOA will be and find out if the community has had assesments or if there are any coming up in the new budget for the upcoming year.

Michael Price & Associates LLC
Keller Williams Cityside
Office: (770) 874-6251
Direct: (678) 559-7826 / Fax: (678) 317-9086
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Thu Dec 15, 2011
Mike Price answered:
Questions about schools are what I am hearing a lot. Smyrna schools are not of the Best or Worse. There is a new Elementary coming in next year and a combining of 2 schools. A great website to go to is It is full of great information on schools in Cobb County.

Mike Price
Keller Williams Cityside
3350 Atlanta Rd
Smyrna, GA 30080
770-874-6251 office
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Sat May 14, 2011
Scott Godzyk answered:
Michelle i agree something doesnt seem right, your purchase would have nothing to do with what type of loan the seller has, if it is a contruction loan, money would have been advanced to buy lot, but no money would be paid by bank to builder if nothing was built. If it was me i would not want to have a builder in financial trouble build a house for me. You should not get tied into buying the lot and having a specific builder build anything. I sure hope you have a buyer broker who is wel experienced in both new construction and short sales, both unique specialties that all agents do not practice. You should not enter into this without assistance and guidance, you also should have a lawyer review any paperwork before signing it so you are not taken advantage of. good luck ... more
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Fri Sep 24, 2010
Darrell Hess answered:
Just would love an update on how this panned out. Did you get the house? Did financing fall through? Did you use a buyer's agent?
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Sun Oct 25, 2009
Jen answered:
I am interested in the answers for I wanted to buy a townhome or a house in atlanta area. however, all of these are useless. ?
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Fri Oct 9, 2009
Aaron Hofmann answered:

It has been a popular neighborhood. A lot has to do with it's location right behind West Village. And it's a good price point for new construction in the area. Most new construction that has been in Smyrna in the couple years has been more in the $500-$600K range.

In terms of schools, I think everyone will admit that Smyrna schools don't rank as the best, but that has not hurt home appreciation as Smyrna has done so many other things right that buyers are very attracted to the area. Smyrna did a $25 million bond deal in 2005 to add additional parks and improve existing ones, the Silver Comet Trail starts here, there are some great restaurants and shops at Smyrna Market Village, West Village, Ivy Walk and the Vinings Village and there is a real sense of community.

Check out all the local events, particularly the summer concert series on the Smyrna Village Green and you'll find why people come here. And to top it off, it's a very convenient location. Easy access to the highway and decent commutes to Perimeter, Buckhead, Midtown, Downtown and the airport.

Depending on your price point, you may be able to take advantage of other new construction in the area, where the builders have struggled. There are a couple developments that are doing short sales on their construction loans. And it's not the nightmare short sales that you may have heard about. Builder short sales move very quickly.

In terms of the Registry at Park Avenue, homes have sold between $350-$450,000 in there.

I have worked with Pulte before. If I can be of assistance in your Smyrna real estate needs, feel free to give me a call. It's important to see what your options are and to get a better feel for the market, this gives you the perspective necessary to make a solid home purchase.

Aaron Hofmann
Local Market Expert
Keller Williams Realty Cityside
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Mon Jun 8, 2009
Hank Miller answered:
Matto -

I'm a certified appraiser as well as broker, this is a bit too general to accurately answer. There are a pile of things to consider before finalizing comps to use when ascertaining estimated market value. If you have questions about a property you can email me and I'm happy to have a look at it -

Hank Miller, SRA, ABR
Associate Broker & Certified Appraiser
Prudential GA Realty
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