The Best Places For Real Estate Investing In Metro Atlanta

The Best Places For Real Estate Investing In Metro Atlanta

One of my real estate investor friends, who is located in Korea, asked me a great question. And I decided to share the question and answer with all you!


Dan asked,"Are there any particular areas of ATL that you think offer great (investment) opportunities?"


Answer: 

It all depends on whether you are investing for Cash Flow, Appreciation, or Fix & Flip.

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Best Cash Flow Investing Areas in Metro Atlanta:

If you are investing for cash flow, I would recommend places like ClaytonCounty, South Atlanta, Decatur, and certain areas in Douglasville. These areas have low price points, high rents and mid income levels. I would avoid war zone areas, unless you are super familiar with the neighborhood and local residents.


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Best Fix & Flip Investing Areas in Metro Atlanta:

If you are investing as a flipper, I would recommend places like Cobb County, Gwinnett County, Forsyth County, North Fulton County, a few up and coming Intown Atlanta neighborhoods, and certain parts of Dekalb and Douglasville. Retail purchases are flying off the shelves in these places so after renovating your home will sell high and quick. Finding a distressed property in these areas is sort of like finding a needle in a haystack. But once you find it, its a nice quick payday for any strategy.


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Best Areas to Invest for Appreciation in Metro Atlanta:

If you are investing for appreciation, I would recommend Cobb, Forsyth, and Gwinnett counties as they are pretty consistent and stable with appreciation. There are some other places that have appreciated but the counties above have showed to be less affected during economic down turns.

Appreciation example:

I just sent out marketing letters to a few probate leads in Cobb County. One of the leads purchased the home for $374,000 in 2005, and now in 2015 the home is worth over $1.2 million. I would say that’s an awesome investment for appreciation!
I live in Cobb County so I am intimately involved in this area a little more than others.

I hope this gives you a better view on the areas and different opportunities available for investing in real estate in the Metro Atlanta area.


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