Atlanta Home Search by School- The “Atlanta Hop”

Atlanta Home Search by School The “Atlanta Hop” Some of the most import features of Atlanta real estate are taxes, traffic and schools. This particular Atlanta Real estate blog will focus on what we call the “Atlanta Hop”. The “Atlanta Hop” is the process of an Atlanta couple buying and selling houses to follow public schools. This home buying process usual starts before a couple even knows it. 1.) The couples usual start with a home in a fun intown location before even thinking about children. Examples of these areas and home for sale in them are; Decatur, Virginia Highland, Brookhaven and Smyrna. These areas in Atlanta are not necessarily known as the best schools but they are known for great locations and fun restaurants and bars. 2.) 1st big HOP. Time to look for a home in a good Elementary school. 1st step in the hop is to call us to list your current home. 2nd step is to look for homes in Dunwoody, East Cobb, Norcross, Morningside or Buckhead. These are areas in Atlanta know for some of the top public elementary schools. Not all schools in these areas are the best but some of the most notable schools (from the web site Schooldigger.com) are Vanderlyn, Tritt, Mountain Park, Mount Bethel, Murdock, Simpson, Livsey, Brandon, Crabapple Crossing, Sope Creek, Fernbank, Austin, Timber Ridge. – –   3.) 2nd HOP. Time to look for good Middle and or High School. Your Realtor, other parents at the school or school digger are the best resources for your next move. A few areas to focus on that are know for...

Another Great Home Listed by ianmarshall.com

Woodland Hills Home JUST LISTED! GORGEOUS SOUGHT AFTER WOODLAND HILLS 4 SIDED BRICK BUNGALOW. 3 BEDROOM 2 BATH WITH INCREDIBLE MASTER W/LRG CLOSETS. NEW EAT IN KITCHEN WITH UPGRADED CABINITS.FINISHED BASEMENT WITH ENDLESS POSSIBILITIES.PRISTINE HARDWOODS. STORAGE GALORE.VERY PRIVATED BACKYARD. Feel free to contact the Ian Marshall if you have any detailed questions about Woodland Hills or any of the surrounding neighborhoods. We would like to be your Woodland hills listing agent. If you have a home you would like to sell in Woodland hills click here. Click here to see homes for sale in Woodland hills Other Popular Neighborhoods around Woodland hills MORNINGSIDE Homes for sale VIRGINIA HIGHLAND Homes for sale JOHNSON ESTATES Homes for sale DRUID HILLS Homes for sale ANSLEY PARK Homes for...

Buckhead Condos Under 150K brought to you by Brad Nevin

This week’s installment focuses on affordable and convenient Buckhead condo life. It’s an area where lots of us would like to live because of proximity to work or maybe all of the restaurants and shopping Buckhead has to offer. True there are lots of nice, expensive condos available to those in a certain income bracket, however there are other options for living in Buckhead which allow you to enjoy the same perks of the area. Buckhead Square is a new conversion in 2005 that offers hardwoods, granite countertops and stainless appliances for those looking for a modern feel. HOA’s tend to be around $150 per month which is great for Atlanta, and all units have new washer and dryer. Units are available from $150,000 and below, so definitely take a look at these condos. Another great location for Buckhead living can be found just up Piedmont from Peachtree at Habersham of Buckhead. Condos are available below $150,000, and the property has a pool and fitness center for your enjoyment. HOA’s are usually around 200 and below, still great for Atlanta, and the location has easy access to 85, 400 and 285. Moving to a slightly different location off of Sydney Marcus, Lenox Villas sits atop the hill providing some nice views if you find the right unit. Condos are available below $150,000, and HOA’s are holding steady around $200 per month. 85 is right out your front door for easy Downtown access, and Lenox Mall is right up the street. A few more buildings I would like to mention are SoBu Flats in Buckhead Village, Bradley House on Roswell...

Intown Atlanta Favorites from Kerry Lucasse with Nest: KIRKWOOD

Located just down the street from the new Edgewood Retail District, Kirkwood has has appreciated faster than most Atlanta neighborhoods. It’s easy to see why: it’s just minutes from Downtown Atlanta and the interstate, has a wide selection of beautifully restored bungalows and newer homes, and residents know their neighbors and can walk down sidewalks under mature trees to nearby parks and businesses. The numbers tell the story. The median price of an existing home in zip code 30317 increased by 69% from 2000 to 2004. With the recent development of the Kirkwood Station and many new businesses, home prices have increased even further and the average home price (as of March, 2007) is now more than $280,000. While these figures offer a good sense of the thriving Kirkwood real estate market, they understate the total impact, as they exclude the sale of condominiums, lots, and, most notably, homes sold by owner.   If you’d like more information, please contact me and I would be happy to show you around the neighborhood! Feel free to contact the ianmarshall.com team if you have any detailed questions about Kirkwood or any of the surrounding neighborhoods. We would like to be your Kirkwood Listing agent. If you have a home you would like to sell in Kirkwood click here. Click here to see homes for sale in Kirkwood Other Popular Neighborhoods around Kirkwood CANDLER PARK LAKE CLAIRE  VIRGINIA HIGHLAND REYNOLDSTOWN ORMEWOOD PARK CABBAGETOWN...

Park Central in Midtown Atlanta

Park Central in Midtown Atlanta One of my favorite condo communities in Midtown is Park Central. It is located on Juniper between 13th and 12th adjacent to Einstein and walking distance to Joe’s on Juniper. It has the best amenity package in Midtown with two pools (indoor and outdoor), club house, business center, rooftop terrace, separate cardio & free weight rooms, tanning bed, ping pong room, aerobic/exercise room, saunas, 24 hour concierge, dry cleaning service, gated parking, and it is only one block from Piedmont Park. That’s an amenities package that is hard to find anywhere in Atlanta. These condos are quite comfortable condo living. They offer a lot more space for the money. Most of the kitchens open to the living room. The bedrooms are a good size able to fit large beds/furniture and flexible enough for those who keep it simple with minimal furnishings. And the bathrooms are some of the largest bathrooms I’ve seen in condo highrises at this price point.   Park Central has 1 bed/1 bath, 1 bed/1 bath with den, 2 bed/1 bath, and 2 bed/ 2 bath units. Prices range from $150,000’s to $300,000. With all of the changes in Midtown, Park Central is a classic with so much to offer. We would like to be your Park Central agent. If you have a home you would like to sell in Park Central click here Click here to see homes for sale in Park Central Other Popular Condos around Park Central Biltmore condos for sale Twelve Atlantic Station Central City condos for sale Renaissance Lofts Cotting Court...