Welcome to City-Data.com Forum!
U.S. CitiesCity-Data Forum Index
Go Back   City-Data Forum > U.S. Forums > Georgia > Atlanta
 [Register]
Please register to participate in our discussions with 2 million other members - it's free and quick! Some forums can only be seen by registered members. After you create your account, you'll be able to customize options and access all our 15,000 new posts/day with fewer ads.
View detailed profile (Advanced) or search
site with Google Custom Search

Search Forums  (Advanced)
 
Old 06-20-2007, 07:32 AM
 
Location: New York City
3 posts, read 8,464 times
Reputation: 10

Advertisements

Hello all,

My husband and I are moving from New York City in July. We have visited GA twice with intentions to purchase our first home. Unfortunately, we have not found the right home as of yet, and our employment for GA is not in place as of yet either. However, we didnt want these things to spoil our move because we really fell in love with GA. We have decided to rent an apartment first in Cobb County. We are also open to renting from apartments around this county. Please if you have any suggestions to share regarding great apartment complexes, with great schools, and family friendly (and reasonable rent rates; cause we still are furture home buyers) neighborhoods it would be very helpful. Also if any one wants to share any tips for our transition; maybe because you rented first too before purchasing, that would be great! Thanks
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message

 
Old 06-20-2007, 07:49 AM
 
Location: Atlanta, GA
273 posts, read 1,756,881 times
Reputation: 99
No job? You will be asked to verify your income. In general, your income has to be 3x your rent.

If you have enough in savings, just be prepared to prove it.
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
 
Old 06-20-2007, 11:36 AM
 
1,145 posts, read 4,221,333 times
Reputation: 971
Don't forget to ask each apt complex about their broken lease penalty. If you find a great house, you may want to break your lease and buy the home.
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
 
Old 06-20-2007, 11:53 AM
 
Location: West Cobb County, GA (Atlanta metro)
9,191 posts, read 33,936,871 times
Reputation: 5311
Quote:
Originally Posted by Twinkletoes View Post
No job? You will be asked to verify your income. In general, your income has to be 3x your rent.

If you have enough in savings, just be prepared to prove it.
This is especially true of all of the "Post Properties" - as a matter of fact I think some of them require you to make MORE than 3X the rent plus have a pretty high credit score on top of it. To be honest most of them are built pretty shotty as well (thin walls) and you're basically paying for elaborate landscaping and ammenities that you may not even use. While others may have more specific names of communities in mind, my advice would be "avoid Post".

Once you do have a list of communities, check out apartment ratings at: Apartment Ratings - Apartments for Rent with Ratings and Reviews from Actual Renters . You can read opinions from actual renters in those communities. Keep in mind that people tend to write more when they're angry rather than to just give praise, but if you see a lot of complaints about a particular problem (same issue) amongst many renters, it may show an issue with that community. Likewise sometimes employees will sneak in there to write bubbly reviews of their own places, but you can usually spot them as they're a bit overly done on the good side. Either way, it's one resource at least.
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
 
Old 06-22-2007, 12:59 PM
 
14 posts, read 40,065 times
Reputation: 13
If you care about good schools (i.e., you have kids who will be attending school in the fall), you'll want to be looking in East Cobb. There aren't many apartments (perhaps none!) in the good school districts of East Cobb. You might want to consider renting a condo or townhome. There are a few clusters of condo/townhome communities in the Walton school district behind Parkaire Crossing shopping center off Lower Roswell Road. Also a few more down near the Chattahoochee River off Johnson Ferry Road and another cluster behind the Old Towne shopping center off Johnson Ferry Road. I believe all of these condos and townhomes go to either Sope Creek or Timber Ridge Elementary, and to Dickerson Middle School and Walton High School. I'd recommend a trip down for a weekend of driving around in these neighborhoods and calling realtors who have posted rental signs in the windows. Or, you may want to see if a buyers agent might be willing to help you find a short-term rental in the area while they help you find a house to buy.
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
 
Old 08-08-2007, 04:16 PM
 
15 posts, read 71,604 times
Reputation: 12
Default Did you find a rental home in East Cobb?

Quote:
Originally Posted by lanjvc View Post
Hello all,

We are also open to renting from apartments around this county. Please if you have any suggestions to share regarding great apartment complexes, with great schools, and family friendly (and reasonable rent rates; cause we still are furture home buyers) neighborhoods it would be very helpful. Also if any one wants to share any tips for our transition; maybe because you rented first too before purchasing, that would be great! Thanks
Hi,

If so how did you go about your find? We are looking for occupancy effective 9/1. Your insight would be helpful. Thxs
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Please register to post and access all features of our very popular forum. It is free and quick. Over $68,000 in prizes has already been given out to active posters on our forum. Additional giveaways are planned.

Detailed information about all U.S. cities, counties, and zip codes on our site: City-data.com.


Reply
Please update this thread with any new information or opinions. This open thread is still read by thousands of people, so we encourage all additional points of view.

Quick Reply
Message:


Settings
X
Data:
Loading data...
Based on 2000-2022 data
Loading data...

123
Hide US histogram

Over $104,000 in prizes was already given out to active posters on our forum and additional giveaways are planned!

Go Back   City-Data Forum > U.S. Forums > Georgia > Atlanta
View detailed profiles of:

All times are GMT -6. The time now is 11:41 AM.

© 2005-2024, Advameg, Inc. · Please obey Forum Rules · Terms of Use and Privacy Policy · Bug Bounty

City-Data.com - Contact Us - Archive 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11, 12, 13, 14, 15, 16, 17, 18, 19, 20, 21, 22, 23, 24, 25, 26, 27, 28, 29, 30, 31, 32, 33, 34, 35, 36, 37 - Top