Midtown Atlanta Condos Under $100,000

Midtown Atlanta Condos Under $100,000

Intown Atlanta Real Estate Under $100,000Why Do People Live in Midtown Atlanta?

Midtown Atlanta is a central location in the metro Atlanta area, and the walkability of the area is a key factor in why people live in Midtown Atlanta. Also, often called the “Heart of the Arts,” Midtown features the High Museum, Woodruff Arts Center and the Fox Theater, just to name a few. Step out the front door of your condominium and a host of dining options await you. From a walk in Piedmont Park to afternoon cocktails at Gordon Biersch Brewery on Peachtree Street, Midtown Atlanta is all about getting out on the streets and leaving your car in the garage. From most of the major condominium buildings you are walking distance to the CVS Pharmacy on 6th and Peachtree and the Publix Urban Market locate in the Plaza Midtown condominium building at West Peachtree and 8th Streets. All over Midtown Atlanta you’ll find restaurants serving up everything from salads to sushi.

Looking for a Condo in Midtown Atlanta?

Interested in Condos For Sale In Midtown Atlanta Under $100,000? Click that link to find all the currently available condos for sale in this area of Atlanta.

What’s the Neighborhood Like?

There is a variety of condominium homes to choose from in Midtown Atlanta. Finding one under $100,000 will certainly limit you to the buildings you can look at, but in that price range, you should be able to find a 1 bedroom ranging in size from 600-800 sq. ft. Most likely y0u won’t find your home in a high-rise building, but more so in the mid-rise condo buildings. Your condo may, or may not offer a balcony to take in the sights and sounds of Midtown. In smaller buildings located in the Historic Midtown area you may also have on-street parking rather than a garage or even a parking lot.

What’s Going on Nearby Midtown Atlanta?

Atlantic StationMidtown still has some work to do when it comes to the shopper….but never fear, you have options. Atlantic Station is located across the Downtown Connector at 17th Street.  It’s just far enough, you will have to break your car, or bike out to visit this one. Lenox Mall and Phipps Plaza are located in Buckhead, and you can use the MARTA train to get to and from there if you wish. Midtown West is an up and coming area with shops and restaurants. And you are within walking (or a MARTA train ride) from Downtown Atlanta where you will find the Georgia Dome (Home of the Atlanta Falcons football team) the Phillips Arena (concert and basketball central) and just on the other side of Downtown Atlanta is Turner Field, home of the Atlanta Braves baseball team.

What Schools will the Kids Attend?

If you have school age children, Midtown is served by Springdale Park Elementary, Inman Middle School and Grady High School. There are also some private schools, such as The Children’s School.

Now You Really Want to Find a Condo Here, Right?

If you are interested in the current Condominiums For Sale Under $100,000 in Midtown Atlanta, click on the link! My For Sale property information is a direct feed from the First Multiple Listing Service (FMLS) and us updated multiple times per day.

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I'm a real estate broker living and selling the Midtown Atlanta lifestyle. From high rise condominiums to historic homes, I enjoy everything Midtown Atlanta has to offer. I'll help you find the right home in Midtown Atlanta or any of the other exciting Intown Atlanta communities that border the Midtown Area!

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Could There Be New Lights Shining at the Doraville GM Plant?

Integral Group Looks to Purchase General Motors Plant in DoravilleThe City of Doraville held its breath as the General Motors Plant closed in 2008 and the real estate market also kind of closed up. Since that time, the parking lot has collected a few weeds (actually a lot of weeds) and the City of Doraville has  burned through a bank account surplus as it failed to reign in spending.

But there might be headlights, or building lights shining in the future. Atlanta developer and civic leader Egbert Perry is leading a team that may be close to striking a deal to purchase the property. And Dorvalle probably could not ask for a better steward….Perry’s company Integral Group, LLC has developed other mixed use projects, and Perry himself is Chairman of the Central Atlanta Progress, the group in charge of the Downtown Community Improvement District.

The GM site is a jewel for development. Located adjacent to I-285 and a stone’s throw from I-85, it has something the Atlantic Station in Midtown West would of loved to have….a MARTA transit station next to it! And studies have already indicated that the brown field cleanup at the GM site will be nothing of the magnitude that was required at Atlantic Station. Georgia Tech also completed a detailed development plan for the site that reconnects the “downtown” portion of Doraville with the site and the MARTA station. I’ve written about the Doraville GM Plant several times.

Burrell Ellis, CEO of DeKalb County has said GM officials suggest they are close to an agreement. “To get to closing, it’s going to take a collaborative effort between the City of Doraville, DeKalb County and state and federal governments.”

Ranch Homes in Historic Northwoods Doraville GeorgiaDoraville is a ITP (Inside The Perimeter) community with affordable housing already in place to support the people that would work at General City (that’s MY name, not anyone else’s!!) One community, Northwoods, has just been nominated to the National Register of Historic Places. Built in the 50’s and 60’s, Northwoods is the first planned unit development EVER built in Georgia. One of the original architects, Earnest Mastin was even present at a cocktail reception held to honor Georgia State University’s Heritage Preservation Program, and the Dekalb History Center for their efforts and contributions toward getting the neighborhood listed on the National Register of Historic Places.

Now just might be a good time to pick up a cool 60’s style ranch, renovate it and be ready for the real estate wave.

Thom Abbott

I'm a real estate broker living and selling the Midtown Atlanta lifestyle. From high rise condominiums to historic homes, I enjoy everything Midtown Atlanta has to offer. I'll help you find the right home in Midtown Atlanta or any of the other exciting Intown Atlanta communities that border the Midtown Area!

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Selling Your Intown Atlanta Condo

Intown Atlanta Condo For SaleSo you’ve decided it’s time to move on or upward and sell your Intown Atlanta condo? Well, just as buying it was a major decision, so too is the marketing of your home. You want to make sure you highlight all the features and benefits of BOTH your individual home, as well as the building or community where it is located.

Remember, probably some 80% or more of home buyers are going to start their search process using the Internet. So, how your Intown Atlanta condo is marketed on-line should be a top priority for you. You want to be sure you choose a real estate agent that not only knows your community, but know how to effectively market your home on-line.

Next, we need to get your home to shine! Let’s look at some other things we need to consider.

Building or Community

Why did YOU buy in this particular building? Was it for a view? Amenities? Security? Price?  As is often said in real estate, “there is a Buyer for every home.” We just need to know which ones we are looking for!  If you live in a high rise building or a smaller, historic building, we will want to highlight the unique benefits and features of each.

Size Does Matter, Right?

Well, you may have experienced the same thing when you purchased your Intown Atlanta condo. But now that you have lived there for some time, you’ve learned some tricks, shall we say, of how to make the most of the space you have.  While a new Buyer will need to learn about the amount of space you get in various buildings and with different floor plans, you may have already added some unique features in your home that we can highlight. Perhaps built-in book cases, or closet systems would be a couple examples. Now we need to focus on selling your Intown Atlanta Condo.

The Condition of YOUR Home

Ah yes, this is where we really have to focus to make your home stand out amongst the competition. Remember, your competition can be other buildings, not just homes in your building. So, let’s look at some important things you can do.

  •  Paint. One of the least expensive things you can do that can dramatically increase the appearance and interest in your condo. Maybe you never painted from the original colors the developer used. Or, you added some “unique” colors to your taste that may not appeal to others. Over time, you may have bumped walls, or a piece of furniture may have rubbed against a wall. Fresh paint will not only take care of these imperfections, it will make your home feel like new.
  • Packing your Intown Atlanta Condo For SaleStorage. Face it. It was probably a challenge for you when you first moved in and tried to figure out where to put your comic book collection or the 20 pairs of tennis shoes and 30 pairs of jeans you have! You know what I’m sayin’! Well, you don’t want a prospective Buyer to look in kitchen cabinets or closets and not be able to see past what all you’ve got. So, it’s time to start packing BEFORE you move! If you have not used it or worn it in 6 months, it might be time for a donation. But if you simply can’t part with all those shoes,  jeans or comic books, then we need to sort and store. Determine which you can work with over the next 30-90 days, and pack the rest. Make arrangements for a storage space in one of the local storage rental locations, or if you have family or friends that have a home with storage space, work a deal with them.
  • Cleaning.  Well, it seems obvious, but then again. And I’m not just referring to dusting the furniture and wiping the kitchen counters. First, there is a deep clean. Move that couch and capture those dust bunnies!  Clean the oven and refrigerator. I’m telling you…Buyers will open the oven, the fridge, your closets and drawers! They want to see the space and what’s available. And we want to show them the best.
  • Wash The Windows! Now, in some buildings, this may not be an option for you. But if you have a balcony with a sliding door, you have access to (and it’s actually your responsibility) to wash the windows. (Glass that is not accessible to you has to be cleaned by your home owners association) But when that potential Buyer walks in and looks out those windows…let the Sun Shine In!  It truly can make a huge difference!

Ok, so we’ve talked about the things YOU need to do to get prepared to Sell your Intown Atlanta Condo. Next time, we’ll talk about what WE do to Sell your Intown Atlanta Condo!

Thom Abbott

I'm a real estate broker living and selling the Midtown Atlanta lifestyle. From high rise condominiums to historic homes, I enjoy everything Midtown Atlanta has to offer. I'll help you find the right home in Midtown Atlanta or any of the other exciting Intown Atlanta communities that border the Midtown Area!

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Palmer House Properties Named in Inc. Magazine’s Top 500 Fastest Growing Private Companies

Inc.500Inc Magazine, one of the nation’s leading business magazines has named Palmer House Properties (where Thomas Ramon Realty is based) the 172nd fastest growing private company in the U.S. in the September, 2011 issue!

For more than 30 years, Inc’s list has served as evidence of the significant accomplishments of growing American enterprises. As an Inc. 500 honoree, Palmer House Properties (PHP) shares a prestigious pedigree with such notable alumni as Microsoft, Zappos and Clif Bar just to name a few.

The award is an example of the commitment to excellence that makes Palmer House Properties and Thomas Ramon Realty the perfect team. The hard work of the management team, staff and agents all combine to make PHP a leader in the Atlanta real estate market.

We are pleased to be affiliated with this organization. Give us a call and let us show you how we can help you buy or sell Midtown Atlanta real estate.

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Thom Abbott Midtown AtlantaFor More Information on how we can best serve your Midtown Atlanta Real Estate needs, please fill out the online contact form or call us at 770.713.1505.

We specialize in Condominium homes in Midtown Atlanta and other In Town areas of Atlanta. If you are planning to Buy or Sell real estate, let us help you explore all the possibilities available to you and help you find just the right home you will LOVE!

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Buying a Midtown Atlanta GA Condominium

When you are looking to buy anything, you always look at the pros and cons of your purchase. Whether it’s a new shirt (which color, etc) or a new car, you should look at both sides of the purchase. And you should also weigh the pros and cons of Midtown Atlanta Condominiums before you purchase one in Midtown Atlanta, or anywhere for that matter.  Owning a condominium is very different from owning a single family home. It’s a different type of lifestyle, and usually in a much different location. So, let’s take a look at both sides….

Viewpoint Midtown

The PROS to Condominium Living

Location While it use to be the case that most condos were located in more urban areas, like Downtown Atlanta, Buckhead or Midtown, you can find condos all over the Atlanta area. If you want to be in the center of the city, a condo can be a good choice for you.

Security While no building is totally secure, having controlled access with a card reader and a 24-hour Concierge and security staff does make one feel better. Also, if you travel much, the “lock it and leave it” convenience of a condo is awesome. No lawn to mow, paper to have picked up or mail to be taken out of the box! A condo, at the beach, makes a great second home for this very reason.

Minimal Maintenance Most any one of the Midtown Atlanta Condominiums that you look at offer you low maintenance. There’s no yard to mow, or snow to shovel (it can happen here!) Common areas (those areas of the building you share with your fellow owners) and things like the roof are handled by the property management. You mostly have to be concerned with items inside your home such as your a/c, kitchen appliances and such.

Affordability This is a key factor in purchasing a condominium. While they come in all shapes and sizes, so do the prices. However, a 1 or 2 bedroom condo in Midtown Atlanta will be less expensive than trying to purchase a single family home.

Metropolis Midtown PoolAmenities The chance you will buy (or be able to afford) a home with a pool, club room and fitness center are probably slim. But a condominium offers these types of amenities, and more. Some new buildings now have zen gardens and outdoor living rooms! Along with these amenities comes social events with your neighbors or, the ability for you to reserve the club room for your own private event!

And if you are not inclined to use these amenities, you should take them into consideration when purchasing your condo. You might not use them, but the next person might, and this could affect your ability to sell your condo in the future! Be sure to see the different amenities in all the Midtown Atlanta Condominiums!

Condominium Association Somewhat different than a typical homeowners association in that EVERYONE MUST be a member of the association. No ifs, and or buts! The association has a Board of Directors, elected by the owners, who work with the property manager to run the “day-to-day operations” of a condo building, that can be as small as 4 units or as large as 400. The Board acts to enforce all the rules and regulations and make decisions about the overall property and maintenance.

Single Family Home

The CONS to Condominium Living

“Box of Air” This term has often been used to describe a condo. You do not own the land on which the condo building sits, but share ownership with all the other owners. So comes the saying that you own a space in the area. It’s a bit more than that, as you are responsible (from maintenance as well as insurance) for your interior walls, in. So if you’ve done extensive remodeling to your condo, you can have alot more it in. But it is different than the single family home where you own the land your home sits on.

Community Living Of course you live in a community when you own a single family home. But, you’ve got some 10-20 feet between houses, maybe even more, depending on the neighborhood. In a condo, you share walls and common areas (hallways, pool, club room, garage) with your neighbors. So you are much more inclined to see them more often, and also might hear them if they play a stereo to loud! You are also much more involved as a group in making decisions for the entire building, than just your own home.

Fees Many condo buyers, especially if it’s your FIRST condo purchase, wrestle with condo fees. But it takes some careful analysis to look at what is really covered in that monthly fee which goes towards the maintenance and repair of the common areas and the building. In a single family home, you have insurance against your home, pest control, security (an alarm system?) trash collection, lawn maintenance (if you don’t do it yourself) and other expenses. All of these are covered in your monthly HOA fee. Some Midtown Atlanta Condominiums even include water and sewer charges, gas (if available) and internet access.

Aqua Midtown AtlantaResale It use to be thought that condominiums were more sensitive to trends in real estate than a single family home. But the recent market probably would question that thought process. More importantly in condo resales, is the condition of the building (common areas) as well as the financial strength (reserves) of the condominium association to handle future repairs or potential lost condo fees from foreclosures. In a single family neighborhood, an empty home can quickly be noticed by uncut grass or papers in the driveway. It’s pretty difficult to see which condo are empty.

Rules This is probably the single biggest difference between condominium and single family home living. Yes, in newer home communities, they have strict guidelines about painting your home, installing a fence or pool. But in a condominium, the Covenants, Conditions and Restrictions (CC&R’s) can limit everything from types of pets, what can/cannot be placed on your balcony, where you park and even what type of window coverings you can have. While it sounds very restrictive, and can be, it’s done in the interests of maintaining the community (building) to look the best for everyone. I often say, “not everyone has as good a taste as you and I.”

Condominium Association While it is a positive to have an association, it can also have challenges. But, most Midtown Atlanta Condominiums are professionally managed by a property management company. This provides for an on-site manager (in most cases) to manage the building on behalf of the residents, with direction from the Board of Directors. While I don’t think this much different than a single family association (except no property manager) it’s an important factor to consider. For example, if you want to remodel the interior of your condo, you have to have approval from the association. Not a bad thing….ever seen the damage cause when a contractor ruptures a waterline on the 16th floor?

Thomas Ramon Realty has been in the Midtown and Buckhead communities for the past 4 years. If you are looking for a condominium home in these, or other In Town neighborhoods, let our experience help you find just the right condominium for you! For more information, just click on our picture!

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Thom Abbott

I'm a real estate broker living and selling the Midtown Atlanta lifestyle. From high rise condominiums to historic homes, I enjoy everything Midtown Atlanta has to offer. I'll help you find the right home in Midtown Atlanta or any of the other exciting Intown Atlanta communities that border the Midtown Area!

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