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Decatur, Georgia, has become one of the most popular in-town neighborhoods in the metropolitan Atlanta area.   Early citizens rejected a proposal to make Decatur a major railway terminal because they didn’t want the noise and pollution, and subsequent city planners have built a vibrant community that oozes charm and retains the original character of the surrounding neighborhoods. Decatur is a small city that has done things right!

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What makes the City of Decatur Great?

  1. Location is always key for prospective home buyers, and Decatur is centrally located just a few miles Northeast of Atlanta,  about 20 minutes from the Atlanta Airport, and has easy access to all major expressways.
  2. Home buyers are also interested in good schools and the City of Decatur has a top-rated system that consistently scores high marks for excellence.  The City of Decatur also has it’s own Police Department and Fire Department, so services are local and readily available to residents.
  3. According to Livability.com, Decatur ranks as one of the top walkable urban areas.  Homes in walkable communities are high on the desirable list.  The area is not just for walkers, but for bikers, as the City has developed roadways and paths for bike enthusiasts as well.   Downtown Decatur contains numerous small shops, restaurants, and businesses.  The City also sponsors  frequent community events like the Decatur Book Fair, the Beach Party with real sand, and the Decatur Arts FestivalDecatur has also been named as the No. 1 Foodie City by Livability.com, which is a website that ranks the quality of life in small and mid-sized cities in the U.S.  Decatur has a diverse selection of restaurants, some of which are showcased on the Decatur Tourism site DecaturRestaurant-Tour.com.
  4. All in all, many excellent reasons to consider the City of Decatur if you are thinking of buying a home.

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If you would like to be a part of this dynamic neighborhood, contact Atlanta Decatur Homes, a local Atlanta real estate company, selling homes in Atlanta, Decatur, Druid Hills, Medlock Park, Morningside, Virginia Highlands & Tucker for over 25 years.  We also offer professional Property Management services.


Posted by Sharon Kolb on April 16th, 2014 11:04 AMPost a Comment (0)

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Reasonably priced homes located within close proximity to Emory University are not staying on the market long.  In fact, the average days on the market for nine properties that have sold since January 1, 2014 in the popular Medlock Park area is 41 days!

Homes in the Medlock Park neighborhood located just 2-3 miles from Emory sell between $150,000 and $270,000.  There are currently 14 homes for sale and 16 pending sales since the beginning of the year.

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Medlock Park is an area surrounded by convenient restaurants, grocery stores, shops, and the vibrant downtown City of Decatur is only a few miles east.

The neighborhood also contains Medlock Park, a lively complex with playgrounds, swimming pool, and an incredible 2 mile walking and bike path; plus the fabulous Shepherd Nature Preserve.

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The Medlock Park area is a close knit community with an active neighborhood association.  Prospective home buyers will enjoy the convenient location accessible to all activities, reasonable home prices, and congenial neighbors who walk their dogs, work  in their yards, and supervise their children at the local parks.

If you would like to be part of this special neighborhood, contact Atlanta Decatur Homes, a local Atlanta real estate company, selling homes in Atlanta, Druid Hills, Decatur, Medlock Park, Morningside, Virginia Highlands and Tucker neighborhoods for over 25 years.  We also offer professional Property Management.


Posted by Sharon Kolb on March 12th, 2014 2:44 PMPost a Comment (0)

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The Atlanta real estate industry is finally beginning to see signs of recovery.  In fact, the National Association of Realtors announced that the real estate market overall made a “robust” recovery in 2013. This may be the best time to own residential Rental Property.

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Our local multiple listing service, FMLS, indicated that properties sold in the Emory area and the City of Decatur increased by 60% from 2012 to 2013; that properties were selling closer to list price; and were on the market about 30 days less than in 2012.

The sale of Foreclosures and Short Sales has affected a large portion of the metropolitan Atlanta area during the past 4-5 years, but that inventory is dissipating, and the influence of major investors picking up distressed housing has almost disappeared.  There are, however, still some decent properties available for local investors who are looking for rental income.

ForRentPastelHere are a few predictions for the 2014 real estate market that could influence a healthy rental market for investors.

1)  Interest rates are likely to rise –More will be renting.

2)  Home prices will also rise – More will be renting.

3)  Many homeowners who lost homes through foreclosure and short sales will not be able to purchase another home for some time. – More will be renting

4)  Zillow reports in an article dated December 30, 2013 by Jennifer Chan  “that home ownership will fall below 65% in 2014, the lowest since the mid-1990’s.  The easy lending standards we saw during the housing bubble led to higher-than-normal homeownership, and in the recovery we’re seeing ownership rates normalize.”  More will be renting

5)   Chan also highlights another issue impacting the decline in ownership by Gen-Y-ers who are renters.  “This group is the next generation of homeowners, but they’re seeing high unemployment and low wages”.  More will be renting

6) Chan also indicates that “rising home prices will encourage Americans to move, but to less expensive areas where housing is more affordable.  Metros like Houston, Dallas, Denver, Atlanta and Portland will see a growth in residents”.  More will be renting

Atlanta Decatur Homes is a local real estate company selling homes located in Atlanta, Decatur, and Emory University neighborhoods for over 25 years and offering professional property management for homes in the Emory area.

 


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Decatur, GA 30033



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Atlanta Decatur Homes
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