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Moving to Atlanta - Advice Needed...


By mcluvin

6 months ago



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    #1 6 months ago

    Work will be in the 5 Points area with a desire to use MARTA and avoid highway congestion as much as possible. Can any of you folks suggest some of the safer/nicer areas to look at? I don't mind driving but would prefer not to have to park in 5 Points. Suburbs are fine and probably preferred.

    Thanks!

    #2 6 months ago
    Quoted from mcluvin:

    Work will be in the 5 Points area with a desire to use MARTA and avoid highway congestion as much as possible. Can any of you folks suggest some of the safer/nicer areas to look at? I don't mind driving but would prefer not to have to park in 5 Points. Suburbs are fine and probably preferred.
    Thanks!

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    #3 6 months ago

    Depending on your price range, Chamblee and Brookhaven are great places to be. Close to Marta as well. Lived there for several years and we loved that place so much, we’re moving back there next year.

    #4 6 months ago

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    #5 4 months ago

    Atlanta is a seller's market currently. I had a handful of homes selected to look at and every friggin one of them went pending the week before we drove up. South of Atlanta is looking like it makes more sense for us, Fayeteville/McDonough areas. I wish I was making this move about 5 years ago. Home prices have really gone up.

    #6 4 months ago

    Yep....If you could live up 85 north and make an hour commute, I am building a house that would be perfect for you...

    #7 4 months ago

    Be careful at the drive thru

    #8 4 months ago
    Quoted from midniight:

    Be careful at the drive thru

    Which one?

    #9 4 months ago

    avondale estates was very nice. so was dunwoody and decater ,used to love little 5 points.

    #10 4 months ago
    Quoted from elcolonel:

    Yep....If you could live up 85 north and make an hour commute, I am building a house that would be perfect for you...

    I would love to. We very much prefer the area north of Atlanta, but that commute is a killer.

    Quoted from ccbiggsoo7:

    avondale estates was very nice. so was dunwoody and decater ,used to love little 5 points.

    The nicer parts of those places are so f'n expensive. Hell, the shitty parts of those places are too. I'm amazed. Atlanta used to be cheap. But when you have companies like Zillow buying homes and competing with people, the people get screwed.

    We've toured a couple homes since yesterday. Beatiful 4 sided brick home, would have been perfect. It's trashed inside. There's moisture issues in the basement. It's a project. Looked at a newer home today (7 years old). It looks a lot better and it's in a nice gated community. I go to one of the closets. The light fixture looks odd to me. I tap it. It's full of water. These people want top dollar and they are living in this home. How the hell does the seller not know that and fix it or the selling agent for that matter? It's a total turn off to me as a buyer. The fan on the larger heat pump was way out of balance and has probably been like that for 7 years. What else is wrong?

    #11 4 months ago
    Quoted from mcluvin:

    I would love to. We very much prefer the area north of Atlanta, but that commute is a killer.

    The nicer parts of those places are so f'n expensive. Hell, the shitty parts of those places are too. I'm amazed. Atlanta used to be cheap. But when you have companies like Zillow buying homes and competing with people, the people get screwed.
    We've toured a couple homes since yesterday. Beatiful 4 sided brick home, would have been perfect. It's trashed inside. There's moisture issues in the basement. It's a project. Looked at a newer home today (7 years old). It looks a lot better and it's in a nice gated community. I go to one of the closets. The light fixture looks odd to me. I tap it. It's full of water. These people want top dollar and they are living in this home. How the hell does the seller not know that and fix it or the selling agent for that matter? It's a total turn off to me as a buyer. The fan on the larger heat pump was way out of balance and has probably been like that for 7 years. What else is wrong?

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