For single-family-home buyers, getting a foot into desirable Atlanta areas (or ones projected to be desirable one day) could be surprisingly doable. Sacrifices don’t have to include things like gleaming hardwoods and solid countertops.
When it comes to sheer interior space, however, budget-conscious house hounds of ATL need to be flexible. (Literally flexible in some cases, because getting around the couch en route to the fridge is tricky).
Below, have a gander at four active listings on the Atlanta market right now. All have less than 1,001 square feet. But their prices vary widely.
All things considered, which is the best buy? Cast a vote below the galleries.
740 Bellemeade Ave. NW, Berkeley Park
Square feet: 768
Includes: Refinished hardwoods, earthy backsplash, proximity to Atlantic Station, Westside
This 1930 bungalow in Berkeley Park is touted as being charming and turnkey, with breezy access to The Connector and "many other hot areas." Recent refinishing projects included the hardwoods, interior paint, and decks.
1937 Clairmont Terrace, Brookhaven
Square feet: 960
Includes: Original floors, sunroom, large lot
This cozy, perky 1950 property in the Clairmont Terrace subdivision near Brookhaven is promoted as being move-in ready "in a quiet, safe, highly desirable neighborhood."
Square feet: 768
Includes: 14 solar panels, spacious deck, ample fenced yard
Two blocks from Kirkwood’s commercial district, this pint-sized place from 1954 represents a rather cheap entree into the neighborhood, or what the agent calls a "Fantastic First Time Homebuyer Opportunity."
Square feet: 1,000
Includes: "Built-in equity," per the agent.
This circa-1920 abode isn’t much to look at now, but it could be a dirt-cheap option for those bullish on this part of Atlanta. It’s blocks from Adair Park, near multiple renovation projects, and four minutes from Mercedes-Benz Stadium, according to the listing agent, who suggests two options: "Buy and hold or renovate and flip."