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What You Get for Your Dollar in Metro Atlanta’s New Home Market

You’ve set your budget to buy a new home in Atlanta. Now what? Well, this is the best time to start educating yourself about what your budget will actually cover as you begin your home search. Of course, what you get for your dollar will depend on where you wish to live in the metro area, the type of residence you choose to purchase and the home features you want. If you’re wondering what you’re going to find when you get out there into the market, then KNOWAtlanta can help you picture it. Here, we look at three popular new home price points and a few samples of what you can expect to see as you embark on this exciting home buying adventure.

The $200s

A two-story townhome in Keystone Gates from Rocklyn Homes

Where is it located?
Conyers, Rockdale County

What is the home like?
This is a three-bedroom, 2.5-bath townhome in a gated swim community. It offers just over 2,000 square feet of space and includes a variety of features, including a gourmet kitchen with an island, oak treads on the stairs, a master suite with a sitting area, a master bath with a garden tub and more.

Who is most likely to purchase a home like this?
Young professionals, first-time home buyers and empty nesters.

A two-story townhome in Ellis Pointe from Rocklyn Homes

Where is it located?
Lithonia, DeKalb County

What is the home like?
This is a 1,700-square-foot townhome with three bedrooms and 2.5 baths. Features within the home include hardwoods on the first floor, oak treads on the stairs, a gourmet kitchen with an island, a master suite with a sitting area, a master bath with a garden tub and more.

Who is most likely to purchase a home like this?
Young professionals, first-time home buyers and empty nesters.

The $400s

A two-story single-family home in The Lakes of Franklin Goldmine from Paran Homes

Where is it located?
Cumming, Forsyth County

What is the home like?
This is a four-bedroom, 3.5-bath home offering just over 3,100 square feet of living space. The home’s features include a large kitchen with a custom oversized island, a full stainless steel appliance package, a family room with a fireplace, a spa-inspired master bath, a main level in-law suite, a flex space and more.

Who is most likely to purchase a home like this?
A range of buyers from families to empty nesters.

A single-family home in The Enclave at Belmont from David Weekley Homes

Where is it located?
Smyrna, Cobb County

What is the home like?
This unique three-story home offers the low-maintenance lifestyle of a townhome with the privacy of a single-family residence. It features three bedrooms and 3.5 baths, as well as open-concept living on each floor. Distinctive interiors include exposed brick walls, free-standing tubs, metal spindles and railings on the stairs leading to all three floors and more.

Who is most likely to purchase a home like this?
Home buyers in every stage of life, but the low-maintenance lifestyle and excellent location is appealing to both first-time home buyers and empty nesters.

The $800s

A two-story single-family home in Hillandale from Patrick Malloy Communities  

Where is it located?
Roswell, Fulton County

What is the home like?
This four-bedroom, 4.5-bath home is 4,300 square feet that includes a gourmet kitchen, a guest suite, a spacious master bedroom and ensuite, a loft, a covered dining porch and living porch and more. High-end standard features include everything from 10-inch ceilings and pre-finished hardwood flooring throughout the first and second floors (except for bedrooms and full bathrooms) to a designer lighting package and designer tile in all bathrooms and the laundry room.

Who is most likely to purchase a home like this?
Move-down buyers and families that are looking for access to good schools.

A two-story single-family home in The Reserve at Old Atlanta from David Weekley Homes 

Where is it located?
Suwanee, Forsyth County

What is the home like?
This is a five-bedroom, 5.5-bathroom home with 4,500 square feet of living space. It is part of the Custom Classics by David Weekley product line, a luxury home building division. The modern interior features open-concept living and amenities that cater to an executive lifestyle, such as a butler’s pantry, two owner’s retreats, a FlexSpace option that can be used as a media or game room and spacious gathering areas for entertaining. Additional features include a gourmet kitchen, a front study, a guest suite and more.

Who is most likely to purchase a home like this?
Families with school-age children who want access to excellent schools and a superb location.

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