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West End : Real Estate Advice

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Fri Apr 14, 2017
Cynthia Burnett answered:
I'm thinking if you can show that you've consistently paid rent since that occurrence that would be a start.
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Thu Mar 17, 2016
Hjkshope answered:
2016

I just bought the worst house on a Premier street in the historic West End. I started looking in November and it was my first trip to Atlanta. I instantly fell in love with the place. I am a Black Canadian who moved to the U.S as a permanent resident in 2012. I made a choice that was good at the time but knew it wasn't a forever home. Now the kids are gone and it's all about us. Atl is the place! Anyhow started our search in Edgewood and after two bad experiences ended up by chance in Historic West End. When we think back on it we feel blessed to have found the spot we are supposed to live in for the rest of our lives. Close to the finest educational institutions, close to downtown, Westside and using the 20 first and the connect thereafter, everywhere else is nearby. In fact, we bought two homes for the price of one in Edgewood! Traffic over there was crazy on a weekend. Here, one moves effortlessly through the area.

Don't worry about crime. It's as safe as any other neighbourhood. Price values are rising fast. Gentrification is clearly evident. All races are here and get along well. West end has the most historic homes. I love it and I didn't even know where I had bought or the true value til now. You will love it -- don't worry!
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Thu Feb 19, 2015
Paula answered:
Hi Latasha -
Depending on your income, employment and credit history, you might be able to work with my rental. Here's the listing, if you like it, please contact the property manager and they can walk you through the application process. http://www.trulia.com/rental/3172431387-872-White-St-SW-Atlanta-GA-30310

Thanks!
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Fri Dec 5, 2014
RoShaun Adams answered:
The West End Is a charming Part of the city. It has some beautiful homes as well as Its challenging areas like many urban cities. I would be more than happy to discuss in details with you regarding the options.

RoShaun Adams
ERA Atlantic Realty
678-362-3861
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Sat Jul 5, 2014
Royal Randolph answered:
About 10 minutes depending on traffic and actual building on campus. GSU is spread out over multiple buildings downtown. The good news is that I-20 has a better traffic pattern coming into downtown vs I75/85 aka "the connector" and there are many sides streets to navigate as well which I highly recommend over the I75/85 North exit. ... more
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Tue Mar 11, 2014
Robert A Whitfield Broker answered:
Listen to Pamela's advice - I was just on a Crime Report database the other day, and College Park and surrounding cites were listed as #1 in Metro Atlanta for the highest crime - all types of crime. ... more
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Tue Mar 4, 2014
Pamela Myers answered:
I would not, as a single woman, consider either neighborhood/city. I recently became a renter when a thug kicked down my door in East Point. Both neighborhoods were up and coming, but didn't make it. I suggest you look elsewhere. ... more
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Fri Feb 7, 2014
lodestaremail-garbage answered:
This is an age-old problem. I have not been able to get any banks or mortgage brokers to return calls reliably for 20 years. There is a general lack of professionalism in most of the profession, though by no means all. I would sincerely say 90% of the people in the business are sloppy workers who don't follow through. I know this sounds harsh, but we've been dealing with them for two decades, are always polite, patient, and professional, and my business has a spotless record, an A rating from Dun and Bradstreet, an my personal credit score is 805. Whenever I list a job in the company, we are always deluged by people who have been in this industry. I have an investment firm, and I would say 40% of the resumes we get are from people in this field, and, sadly, they never have sufficient qualifications for our work. Every single person I have spoken to on this subject has said the same. I hate to think this, but I believe it has to do with the fact that there is no international competition ... yet. ... more
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Sat Jan 4, 2014
Conesha Willdoyourhair answered:
Hello my name is Conesha I'm looking to live in this area my kids go to Giddions. If you would send me your info so that we can talk more. My email is cwcwhitley2@gmail.com
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Thu May 23, 2013
Larry Casner answered:
I think West End has and always will be a hot area, for even between 2008-2010 and when the market was tanked, finding a great deal in West End was not an easy task.

It's always going to be a popular area because of the proximity to downtown, so I wouldn't wait too long, for the values are elevating quickly. ... more
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Tue May 14, 2013
Oftrue answered:
Thanks everyone the VA appraisal came in at $166,000. A thousand over the purchase contract price. Yay!
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Sat May 4, 2013
Oftrue answered:
Yes, I'm under contract with a home at West End place. You have the Marta bus routes of 71 and 67 that runs by this house. You also can walk to the train station which is about 15 min. walk. ... more
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Mon Apr 1, 2013
frankpomaricofrank answered:
I personally know 5 families that have moved to the West End in the past 2 years, lots of change going on and housing is still the best price for the home in Atlanta. If you are looking to buy a historic home you cannot do better than the West End! ... more
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Thu Jul 22, 2010
Thomas Tolbert answered:
Sakura it looks like posting your question on Trulia did the trick. It looks like you have some great responses from a number of experienced foreclosure agents in the Atlanta area. Good Luck! ... more
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Wed Mar 10, 2010
Lee Taylor answered:
Jerry - no reason to shudder. This is about Atlanta neighborhoods, man.

I answered that question as a knowledgeable neighbor - I'm not quoting empirical data, Big Tone isn';t holding me to a specific metric, and Mee Mee shares the same ethic.

Just spreading knowledge.

I try to get everybody I know on the spotcrime.com tip - whenever a crime Q&A starts on Trulia, I find that spotcrime.com is a terrific resource...

Big Tone - Zone 4 HQ is on Cascade and MAJ Yabuku would welcome a visit if you want to see a specific beat book.
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Wed Mar 10, 2010
Kplanovsky answered:
We moved from Buckhead to West End back in July 2008 and couldn't be happier. As Mee Mee said, crime is everywhere in Atlanta - truth is, crime follows the opportunity. The West End Neighborhood Development (W.E.N.D.) meeting last week (every first Tuesday at the Peeples Street library) reported that crime in West End is down 60% over the last two years. The VAST majority of crimes here are teenagers breaking in to a car, stealing stuff from stores, or petty quick little smash and grabs.

Honestly, this is Atlanta's hidden gem and in only a few years it is going to rival East Atlanta and Inman Park - and for the GREAT home deals it is hard to pass up. Perfect location, great neighbors, active association, and lots of potential. Plus some of the most amazing historic homes you have ever seen. Feel free to checkout my website at www.beecherbungalow.com or email me at kplanovsky@gmail.com.

Thanks!
-Kevin

p.s. We are having a Spring Festival in West End this year, check out www.atlantawestfest.com
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Mon Dec 8, 2008
Davesm answered:
I got notified by this site of a response and wanted to add to it a little follow-up. Although the real estate market is in shambles the most peculiar thing seems to be happening in West End... There are more people buying homes here then in recent history. Owner occupied!!! Maybe its because of the low prices, maybe its because credit is harder to get without a certain size down payment, maybe its because of the recent favorable buzz about the neighborhood, but its happening. I must admit I was worried that the housing slump was going to have a negative impact on the community, but West End and adjacent neighborhoods have been seeing a steady stream of new residents.

Also, there are 3 super markets in West End (Kroger, Big Bear (fresh produce), Super Value (Next to Mall) and there is talk about a weekend Farmers Market (we'll see). Restaraunts are ok, but depends on your taste (Chantarelles, Soul Vegetarian, Taste of Caribbean, Gut Busters (Philly Cheese Steaks), Q-Time, Pizza Pie, other fast food types). There is one that is set to open in some Warehouse space on White St and I don't know what the hold up is with the Chicken & Waffles that was scheduled. There's more, but haven't been to them. Basically, if you want Thai, Italian, or Indian you'll have to hop in the car or on the train, but you won't have to go far.

West End's main Coffee shop has to be 'The Grounds' below Sky Lofts. Good coffee + Poetry reading + art selling + Comfy Sofas + Wi-Fi kind of place. Then you got Krispy Kreme (The kind with the conveyor belt) and a Dunkin Donuts.

Been here almost 4 years now and all-in-all I'm happy here. I don't expect things to change overnight, but honestly that doesn't bother me. I don't view it as a bad neighborhood. I've got good neighbors and I feel comfortable here.
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