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Old 01-15-2008, 03:25 PM
 
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I am looking to purchase a house and relocate to the Atlanta, GA area but it seems that most of the new houses that are ranging in cost from $100K to $150K (2-4BR) seem to be in areas of high crime.
Is that correct?

Where are the best areas with New Homes under $175K (3BR+)?

Any new subdivisions in Cobb County (Under $175K)?
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Old 01-15-2008, 03:27 PM
 
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You can get a 2 br condo in Candler Park (those condo conversions on Candler Park Drive) for that price.

I can't speak for Cobb County but I would GUESS that you'd be hard pressed to find something worth buying...good luck!

consider a townhome...seriously...
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Old 01-15-2008, 03:35 PM
 
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I am looking to purchase a house and relocate to the Atlanta, GA area but it seems that most of the new houses that are ranging in cost from $100K to $150K (2-4BR) seem to be in areas of high crime.
Is that correct?

Where are the best areas with New Homes under $175K (3BR+)?

Any new subdivisions in Cobb County (Under $175K)?
In order for us to give you better advice, let us know the area of Atlanta where you'll be working. Seriously, traffic can make or break you in this town.
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Old 01-15-2008, 04:55 PM
 
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I am in outside sales and traffic will be apart of my life... Looking at the job boards it seems they are a lot of opportunities in the Marietta area, I would also prefer to live in the suburbs and commute upto 45mins. to the office.

Not interested in condos or townhouses.
I would like a Single family home (Pool/tennis ammenities a PLUS).
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Old 01-15-2008, 05:16 PM
 
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I am in outside sales and traffic will be apart of my life... Looking at the job boards it seems they are a lot of opportunities in the Marietta area, I would also prefer to live in the suburbs and commute upto 45mins. to the office.

Not interested in condos or townhouses.
I would like a Single family home (Pool/tennis ammenities a PLUS).
Gee, you don't ask for much for $175k- I suppose you'd like granite countertops, 10' ceilings and tons of crown moulding too? lol

If you're willing to head out into Cherokee County, you can find some places in your price range- they'll be on the smallish side, and may not have pools/tennis, but they'll be new or relatively new.
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Old 01-15-2008, 06:16 PM
 
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"Gee, you don't ask for much for $175k- I suppose you'd like granite countertops, 10' ceilings and tons of crown moulding too? lol

If you're willing to head out into Cherokee County, you can find some places in your price range- they'll be on the smallish side, and may not have pools/tennis, but they'll be new or relatively new."


I meant a subdivision with Pool/Tennis. I have been seeing quite a few homes in different areas priced under $175K, but just not sure about the areas... So before you offer your professional advice, you may want to search the web and see what I am talking about. Thanks...LOL!
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Old 01-15-2008, 07:00 PM
 
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"Gee, you don't ask for much for $175k- I suppose you'd like granite countertops, 10' ceilings and tons of crown moulding too? lol

If you're willing to head out into Cherokee County, you can find some places in your price range- they'll be on the smallish side, and may not have pools/tennis, but they'll be new or relatively new."


I meant a subdivision with Pool/Tennis. I have been seeing quite a few homes in different areas priced under $175K, but just not sure about the areas... So before you offer your professional advice, you may want to search the web and see what I am talking about. Thanks...LOL!
If Marietta has the job opportunities for you, check out these areas for houses in your price range:

-Southwest Cobb County (Austell, Powder Springs)
-Bartow County (Emerson, Cartersville)
-Paulding County (Hiram, Dallas)
-Cherokee County (Woodstock, Canton)

All of the aforementioned areas are close or relatively close to Marietta and and have inexpensive (or relatively inexpensive), safe subdivisions/neighborhoods in your price range. Many subdvisions will have swim/tennis amenities well.

You should have no problem finding a nice home (in your price range) in a nice neighborhood in these areas.

Good Luck!


P.S...If you are willing to buy a townhome or condo, you can add Smyrna/Mableton/Vinings, Marietta and the rest of Cobb County to the list.

P.P.S...If you wouldn't mind an older contemporary style/cedar house, ranch, or split-level you can also add areas in the "P.S. sentence".
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Old 01-15-2008, 07:37 PM
 
Location: West Cobb County, GA (Atlanta metro)
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As some have said, you're going to need to head out to the far burbs in order to get that price range. Expect basic stick-built homes. Nothing outstanding, and yes, small (in the 1300 square foot or so range. Master bedrooms in the 12x14 ft size tops, etc. Some of the complexes may have a pool or tennis or be located near a public area that offers them.

Forsyth, Cherokee, or Paulding are going to be the areas where you will fine the "least bad" of the cheap subdivisions. Still, don't be totally shocked to find a number of monster wheeled pickup trucks in the driveways along with the occational four wheeler zipping down the road, and the occasional husband/wife fight out in the front yard. With a name like "BronxtoAtlanta" I'm wondering how well you'd adjust (or not) to that type of environment, to be honest - though I don't know you personally, so maybe I'm wrong. You might find cheap new homes in South Cobb or Douglas, but that close in you're talking the other way around where you'll hear Rap music from the neighbors at 3am, Pit Bulls barking in the yard at 4am, and once again, the husband/wife and girlfriend fighting in the front yard from time to time. In other words, sub-$175k these days isn't going to get you a home in Atlanta's version of Orange County with model neighbors.

If you will settle for older homes (1960s) that might need some paint or a new A/C unit, then you can find all kinds of stuff in the Powder Springs and Hiram/Dallas areas in that range. Usually brick ranch style homes on larger lots, or 70s/80s two story wood frame jobs. You may find that while some of the older brick homes especially, need a little updating, they're built better overall than the new stuff that's going up in the sub-$250k range in many areas of Atlanta. I've been in homes that are brand new and as of yet unsold that cost $225k or more and they're already showing cracks in the doorways, creeks on the stairs, etc. Georgia has VERY lax building codes compared to many other states, so it's very easy to find shotty construction on new homes that on the outside look very nice. Regardless of which way you go, a good home inspector is highly recommended.
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Old 01-15-2008, 10:54 PM
 
Location: West Cobb (formerly Vinings)
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There are brand new "Villas" (one-floor detached condos without basement) off of East-West connector in Milford (near Floyd Rd) and off of Floyd Rd itself in Mableton near Concord Rd that are in the low $200s. Don't know of anything else new for that price even in the "bad" areas of Cobb County and in much of Cobb county, you can't even get a small lot without a home for $175.

You can find small older homes on small lots for less than $175 in some of Cobb County (parts of Mableton, Austell, Southwest Marietta, and Powder Springs).

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You might find cheap new homes in South Cobb or Douglas, but that close in you're talking the other way around where you'll hear Rap music from the neighbors at 3am, Pit Bulls barking in the yard at 4am, and once again, the husband/wife and girlfriend fighting in the front yard from time to time.
Vinings and Smyrna is also South Cobb, so this may be a bit of a generalization. :-)

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Old 01-16-2008, 04:34 AM
 
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I meant a subdivision with Pool/Tennis. I have been seeing quite a few homes in different areas priced under $175K, but just not sure about the areas... So before you offer your professional advice, you may want to search the web and see what I am talking about. Thanks...LOL
I knew exactly what you were talking about, and I have searched the web- that's why I said that you're not going to get much for $175k without going out into the far suburbs, and what you do find isn't likely to be in a swim/tennis community. There will be some homes that are, but not many, and not the better ones- you'll be trading house size/amenities for community amenities- and don't forget about the association fees of $500-1,000/year in such communities. You might wanna lose the Bronx 'tude before you come down here, btw.
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