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Old 01-23-2013, 05:20 PM
 
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We just moved from the NE and currently reside in an apartment in Marietta/Smyrna area, but are considering buying a single family home and prefer to buy new or fairly recent constructions (<5 years). Would like to stay in Alpharetta/Johns Creek area but want a reasonable commute for wife's work near the 75/285 intersection.
What should I expect to pay for a 4+ bed/3+ bath SFH in that area.

Any feedback is greatly appreciated.
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Old 01-24-2013, 06:56 AM
 
Location: Cumming, Georgia
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You can find the prices online for a 4/3 SFH in either areas.

The commute from Johns Creek/Alpharetta will not be "reasonable" to the 75/285 area. I'd focus the housing search to East Cobb.
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Old 01-24-2013, 07:13 AM
 
Location: Dunwoody,GA
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Yes, gotta be honest. It depends on your definition of "reasonable." Depending on where you chose in Alpharetta or Johns Creek, you could be talking about more than an hour, especially the afternoon commute. If she works off times (e.g., leaving before 4 PM), it may not be horrible, but 400 starts to stack up early.
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Old 01-24-2013, 02:17 PM
 
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thanks for your response.
I was hoping around 45 minute commute around 8am and 5pm.
Was looking at a couple of new constructions in that area and they are all close to or more than $500K with basement for around 3600 sq ft sfh with 1/3 acre lot... not sure if that's about average or if I just happened to pick the more expensive ones.

East cobb seems to be a great location commute wise but there's hardly if any new construction in that area. This will be our first home purchase and I just started searching so really trying to get an idea of what I should be looking for.

thanks.
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Old 01-24-2013, 03:27 PM
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Location: Decatur, GA
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On many mornings you would be looking at a 45 minute commute just from JC down peachtree industrial to get to 285. Just go to east cobb with that budget. Although the new construction may not happen, but values are steadier in 30067.
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Old 01-24-2013, 05:15 PM
 
Location: http://www.johnscreekrealtypartners.com
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We just moved from the NE and currently reside in an apartment in Marietta/Smyrna area, but are considering buying a single family home and prefer to buy new or fairly recent constructions (<5 years). Would like to stay in Alpharetta/Johns Creek area but want a reasonable commute for wife's work near the 75/285 intersection.
What should I expect to pay for a 4+ bed/3+ bath SFH in that area.

Any feedback is greatly appreciated.
Dealpal,

You'll see that the median home prices in Johns Creek is about 10% higer than Alpharetta. Johns Creek median home price will always be higher than Alpharetta. There is new 4/3 SFR development I am aware of in the JC 30097 that will start in the mid $300s. New SFRs in JC sold for under $300k in 2011, but does not exist anymore.
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