A dream home, a stepping stone or maybe an investment: A $250,000 home in metro Atlanta can be different things to different prospective buyers.
A little below the median sales price in Atlanta, which is $280,000 according to Trulia, these homes are a pinnacle for some who have been saving to finally afford a comfortable home in a neighborhood with good schools. For others buyers in the metro area, the $250,000 price point corresponds to a home that they'll use as an investment property or to flip, or one they'll hope to graduate from as soon as they're making a bit higher salary..
No matter the buyer's aim, $250,000 properties in different Atlanta neighborhoods are worth scoping out. Here are five that demonstrate the range of value, space, amenities and neighborhood vibe available at the quarter-million price point for single family dwellings in metro ATL:
4 bedrooms, 3 bathrooms, 2,292 square feet on .36 acres
Built in '74, this home is well below Atlanta's average of $208 per square foot at $109 per square foot. Multi-level, the house is spacious with three living or family rooms, a separate dining room and a screened-in porch for gazing at the wooded backyard.
3 bedrooms, 3.5 bathrooms, 2,024 square feet
An end unit town home, this is a comfort-driven living space with two master suites, granite counters in the kitchen and a rear-entry two-car garage. A Kerley Family Homes property means a $4,000 furniture gift card for those purchasing before the close of March.
5 bedrooms 3 bathrooms, 2,300 square feet on a 4,522 square-foot lot
Proving even a intown Atlanta property can be unique and also affordable, this two-story home is minutes from Mercedes-Benz Stadium. The seller emphasizes that it could be a great investment property as well, particularly in light of the business developments following the stadium to the Pittsburgh neighborhood.
3 bedrooms, 3 bathrooms, 1,687 square feet on a 7,339 square-foot lot
A family home for sure, this open-floor plan split level is in a quiet and established neighborhood. In Roswell, the updates are expansive even on a house that comes in well under the Atlanta median price of $280,000. Just a few here include updated kitchen, new windows, garage doors, HVAC and appliances. The area is also dog-friendly, but most neighbors do warn you'll need a car to get around.
4 bedrooms, 2 bathrooms, 1,856 square feet on .46 acres
In OTP Atlanta you can pay $250,000 and land on a wooded lot in a great school district (Harrison-McClure). Plus, the parking, at least at this 1982-built single family dwelling, is a two-space dream. Other perks at this contemporary rustic include an unfinished basement, Brazilian cherry hardwood floors, a front porch with stone masonry and a fence. Plus, students and their parents will find it a convenient 8 miles from Kennesaw State University.
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