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What $500K buys around Atlanta right now

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Similar sizes, recent updates, and desirable locations are common throughout this featured group

This installment of Curbed Comparisons examines what $500,000 purchases around Atlanta as spring selling season arrives.

This price point seems to offer a good mix of properties in desirable, varied locations. Each of these homes has similarities, including overall size; most have two bedrooms and three bathrooms, recent updates, and off-street parking. Interestingly enough, though, while three are new listings, two are experiencing longer tenures on the market.

Right next to the Beltline’s Eastside Trail in Poncey-Highland, this 2001 condo at Freedom Lofts offers plenty of space with two bedrooms and two bathrooms in 1,580 square feet on four floors. Amenities range from new wood flooring and automatic custom blinds to designer lighting and a new HVAC system. Potential buyers also can enjoy city views from the private rooftop deck. The current asking price is $499,000.


With two bedrooms and two bathrooms in 1,464 square feet, this 1942 house in Loring Heights is an “incredibly cute cottage.” The listing states a bonus room doubles as a guest room and office, but it looks more like a sunroom. There’s a small outbuilding in the backyard, but there’s no indication of what’s inside, so it could be just storage. Off-street parking is prevalent, though, with two driveways. Current ask: $495,000.


High above Buckhead on the 33rd floor of the Buckhead Grand, this 1,273-square-foot condo features two bedrooms and two bathrooms. It also has new paint, a new washer and dryer, and a new HVAC system. However, while the listing states this is a “rare opportunity for a unit to become available on this floor,” it’s been on the market for more than 200 days. The price has received $50,000 in reductions since September, with the current price standing at $499,000.


Located in coveted Morningside, this 1950 brick home comes with three bedrooms and two bathrooms in 1,559 square feet. Recent improvements include renovated bathrooms and kitchen, a new water heater, and a new HVAC system. There’s also an eclectic mix of flooring and tile throughout, from the hardwoods to the blue tile in what appears to be a laundry room to the red tile in the sunroom. The current asking price is $500,000.


After a full renovation, this 1940 brick home in East Lake (called “Kirkwood” in the listing) now showcases an open floorplan with family room and kitchen, plus three bedrooms and two bathrooms in 1,818 square feet. The modern interior includes some rustic touches like the kitchen’s farmhouse sink and the barn door in the master bedroom. The listing states the private backyard adds to the curb appeal on this corner lot, which is across the street from East Lake United Methodist Church. It remains on the market after nearly 50 days. Current asking price is $499,900.


Which home is the best buy?

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  • 29%
    400 Village Parkway N.E., Apt. 102 (Poncey-Highland)
    (160 votes)
  • 17%
    540 Hascall Road (Loring Heights)
    (97 votes)
  • 2%
    3338 Peachtree Road N.E., Apt. 3302 (Buckhead)
    (15 votes)
  • 25%
    1786 N. Rock Springs Road N.E. (Morningside-Lenox Park)
    (138 votes)
  • 24%
    2506 Hosea L. Williams Drive N.E. (East Lake)
    (132 votes)
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