Why Invest in Atlanta?

Reasons to invest in Atlanta, GeorgiaThe Atlanta market has recently bottomed out and we are moving on this “once in a lifetime” opportunity. Understanding how short the window is, our goal is to share the opportunity with as many investors as possible. Since a lot of people have been asking us why we are investing in Atlanta, we decided to compile a short list of reasons why we are investing in Atlanta.

Here are a few reasons why we are investing in Atlanta

Large Metropolitan City

Atlanta is the capital of and the most populous city in the U.S. state of Georgia, with a 2010 population of 420,003. The Atlanta metropolitan area is home to 5,268,860 people and is the ninth largest metropolitan area in the country. With the recent housing crash, many of these people are looking for homes to rent. Nowadays, more and more homeowners cannot get access to credit to buy properties. This has increased the number of people who will need to rent. This means lower vacancy rates.

Median Home Price is Lower Than the National Average

As of January 2012 Atlanta had the lowest housing prices of major metropolitan areas in the country. Low prices means high rates of return for those investing in real estate.

Jobs

Job growth in Atlanta is increasing at a faster rate than the national average. Atlanta metropolitan area is the eighth-largest economy in the country and 17th-largest in the world. The city serves as the regional, national, or global headquarters for many corporations. Atlanta contains the country’s third largest concentration of Fortune 500 companies, and the city is the global headquarters of corporations such as The Coca-Cola Company, The Home Depot, Delta Air Lines, AT&T Mobility, UPS, and Newell-Rubbermaid. These companies employ a large portion of Atlanta’s tenant population.

Technology

As of 2006, Atlanta Metropolitan Area ranked as the 10th largest cyber city (high-tech centre) in the US with 126,700 high-tech jobs. Atlanta’s biotechnology sector is growing and gaining international recognition. High tech companies are some of the fastest growing companies in the world, leading to growth in higher paying jobs.

25-34 Year Olds

Atlanta leads the nation in attracting the labor market’s most sought-after demographic – college educated workers aged 25-34. These young people move to Atlanta, rent homes, and then after a few years move into the home owner stage of their lives.

Current Prices

Since Sundog Real Estate is buying mostly distressed properties from sources dealing directly with this type of real estate, we have access to properties at prices unseen since 1990. For example, homes that once sold for $200,000 can now be purchased for $50,000! Check out our latest property that we just purchased last week. This home is located in the suburbs of Atlanta in Union City.

So those are just a few of the reasons why we are investing in the Atlanta market. Can you think of any other reasons why investors should invest here? I do know that some of our readers already own investment properties in Atlanta. What made you decide to buy properties in Atlanta?

Comments

  1. Atlanta is really a great place to buy property.

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