Amazingly, in spite of the economic conditions over the last 5 years or so. East Atlanta ( 30316,30317 zip codes) did not skip a beat or slow down. One of the popular moves in this area is to build or add a second floor or additional rooms to a home already establish. This way, you raise your price point and position your self for a greater return on your investment. There are several additional areas but different strategies work for each location. Pay attention to the trends for each area and hire a good real estate agent. An agent could play a specific role or a general role.