Not-So-Boring Graphs Show Where You Can Buy the Most House for Your Money

Lesa Bell Atlanta Real Estate Love Now Sell Later Smyrna East Cobb

Do you want to buy a house but can’t quite swing Buckhead prices? Take a look at two appealing alternatives: Smyrna and close-in East Cobb. A first-time home buyer will have to pay almost $500,000 for a three-bedroom home in Buckhead but can find a home in Smyrna or close-in East Cobb for under $300,000. As Atlanta grows and SunTrust Park opens, these areas will become increasingly popular and convenient to all amenities. Best of all, your Midtown/Downtown commute is very doable.

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2016 Median Sales Price of a 3-Bedroom Home in Buckhead

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2016 Median Sales Price of a 3-Bedroom Home in Smyrna/Vinings

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2016 Median Sales Price of a 3-Bedroom Home in Close-In East Cobb

Starting a home search? Let’s discuss your objectives and budget so we can get going! Email me to begin.

You might also be interested in reading Seven Reasons to Live in Smyrna

Did You Buy a Home in 2016? Time to File Your Homestead Exemption

Filing Your Homestead Tax Exemption

A homestead exemption is a reduction in your property taxes. You must have owned and occupied your home on January 1 of the year for which you are applying. Once granted, it is automatically renewed annually as long as you own the property.

 

Fulton County

Application deadline – April 1

Amount of exemption – $30,000

Certain groups may qualify for additional exemptions.

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Form

Online Filing Information

 

Cobb County

Application deadline – April 1

Amount of exemption – $10,000

Homeowners 62 and older on or before January 1 are entitled to an exemption from school taxes.

Certain groups may qualify for additional exemptions.

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Form

Must be mailed or dropped off in person. Instructions on form (in the above link).

 

Dekalb County

Application deadline – March 1

Amount of exemption – $6,000

Certain groups may qualify for additional exemptions.

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Form

 

Other municipalities, not listed here, may have Homestead Exemptions. Check the website of the one in which you reside for additional information.

 

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