With a limited budget, buying a home is dance of compromises. Exhibit A is this two-bedroom condo at Virginia Hill, that whitish 1987 tower that rises in Virginia-Highland near Grady High School. For the relatively reasonable price of $249,900, a buyer could live at the crux of the Beltline and Piedmont Park, enjoying interior updates that include marble countertops and snazzy hardwoods. But here's the rub: the condo, while it's listed as a true two-bedroom, two-bathroom, offers just 800 square feet, environs that most ATLiens would consider a bit cramped. Note the Miele stainless steel vent hood, but also a stove that will rile the anti-electric contingent. Note the killer city views, but also the somewhat awkward windows between the kitchen and living area, which can only be blamed on the unit's Alf-era layout. There's just one deeded parking space, but from the balcony, a buyer could catch at least half the action at Grady home football games. See, compromises.
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