Buying a Home in Atlanta…

Cream buns and doughnuts and fruitcake with no nuts
So good you could go nuts
I want a ball
I want a party
Pink macaroons and a million balloons
And performing baboons and …
Give it to me

I want the world
I want the whole world
I want to lock it all up in my pocket
It’s my bar of chocolate
Give it to me
Now! – Veruca Salt

So…FINALLY I’ve been bitten by the stop paying rent to DA MAN bug!

I want a brand new 4 bedroom, 3 bathroom 2 story brick house with hardwood floors, vaulted ceilings, crown molding – GIVE IT TO ME, NOW!

A garage and a basement in a safe, yet diverse, neighborhood with great schools, a coffee shop (evil empire doesn’t count) – GIVE IT TO ME, NOW!

A watering hole, a loaded local library, an independent bookstore, close but not TOO a major interstate! GIVE IT TO ME, NOW!

I want all of the above for less than $160k oh and I want it to be Intown! GIVE IT TO ME, NOW!

A girl can dream, right?

5 Comments so far

  1. Nikki (unregistered) on July 21st, 2005 @ 8:32 pm

    Good luck with that.

  2. Briam (unregistered) on July 21st, 2005 @ 8:41 pm

    I think you have better odds winning the lottery…

  3. kim (unregistered) on July 22nd, 2005 @ 9:24 am

    Hey, I want the same thing (well I don’t need that much space but same price range) and I’m looking in East Point. Nice, roomy affordable houses, many with basements… I’m still learning about the area though so I’m not sure about the library/coffee/etc… Good luck!

  4. Lisa Kessler (unregistered) on July 22nd, 2005 @ 12:24 pm

    If you’re going to live in-town then you’ll have to look at a much older house. I recently moved into the Drew Valley neighborhood which is conveniently located between Buford Highway and Peachtree rd. I’m close to Meehan’s and Jocks/Jills on Peachtree. Anyway… the house is a 4/2.5 and has a resonable amount of work to be done. We’ve already put down our own tile in the living room, and plan to complete most of the renovations ourselves. Yet to us, living in town was more important so we were okay with an older home. From our search, the Drew Valley neighborhood is practically one of the only ones left that is ‘decent’ priced, aside from E. Atlanta area which was simply too far from work so not an option.

  5. Scott Partee (unregistered) on July 24th, 2005 @ 1:21 am

    The home you describe is easily available. But since there’s only, like, 4 independent book shops in all of the ATL, good luck with the next part. And if by local loaded library you mean loaded with people that smell as though they bathe in their own urine, then I know the neighborhood you should try, because that’s where houses cost $160K. ;)

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