I need to know if I should invest in a home, townhome or condo in Atlanta.

Asked by superduper, Atlanta, GA Sat Apr 5, 2008

I'm a single female first time home buyer. My price range is max 260,000, but I can't seem to find a single family home that meets my needs in the Atlanta area. I love all of the Intown areas, but those in my price range never seem to give me the new home feel unless I'm viewing townhomes or condos. And then I of course have to sacrifice size, yard and privacy. At this time I can wait to see if things go down in the market and I save more money..What do I do? Go now for something that I may not be happy with or wait till later this year or early next year.

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Tonja Neal, Agent, Saint Louis, MO
Mon Jul 16, 2012
It all depends on what your preferences are. Atlanta is wide open right now so be sure to do your research.
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Lisa McKnight, , Olivette, MO
Sat Feb 20, 2010
Curious to know what choice you made. Will you need help selling your home in Kirkwood, MO?
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Lisa McKnight, , Olivette, MO
Mon Sep 14, 2009
Part 2 of first answer. Consider what stage you are in homebuying. Is this your first primary resident purchase? If so, consider your dream home, then consider out of that what you must have in the first home. Do want granite counters in the kitchen and bath with marble floors or is it really large rooms with a decent kitchen and bath with a patio to barbeque and nice landscaping in a quiet neighborhood that you want. Decide the specifics before you look and decide which things you can sacrifice the first time around. This will make your search for defined for the agent and they can narrow your search to only these homes and condos. If you need a referral to an experienced agent in your area, let me know.
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Lisa McKnight, , Olivette, MO
Mon Aug 31, 2009
My suggestion would be to weigh things out and evaluate your situation. Are you a busy person who won't have time to cut grass and trim bushes? If so, a condo/townhouse with a balcony would be better. If you love to landscape and have a slow to moderate schedule and house with a yard would suit you well. Both have added fees. A house has trash and sewer fees and a condo/townhouse has condo fees. Regarding waiting to see if the market drops, it's a gamble. It's dropped quite a bit already. It may drop more, it may go up.
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