Can we still afford Atlanta?

It is really, really hard to buy your first house in Atlanta right now

In the current Atlanta real estate market, the idea of paying list price, taking two weeks for a due diligence period, or even having a night or two to sleep on one of the biggest financial decisions of your life now seems quaint. It's even harder for first-time buyers.
Mandarin Oriental penthouse

House Envy: Living the high life—Mandarin Oriental’s penthouse is Atlanta’s priciest

Atlanta's priciest penthouse—a two-level, unfinished unit above the Mandarin Oriental—offers a concierge, housekeeping service, personal drivers, a private elevator, and spectacular views.
St. Regis Hotel

Sales surging for condos at the St. Regis and other luxury hotels

The Mandarin Oriental closed $20 million in sales last year, while the Ritz-Carlton sold 129 units in two and a half years. The St. Regis has chalked “historic” sales, and 1065 Midtown, the apartments above the Loews Atlanta Hotel, are selling almost as fast as they’re converted into condos.
The Facility

House Envy: Survive a nuclear blast in this $17.5-million underground shelter

The only privately owned nuclear-proof bunker in the world is in Georgia, and it can be yours for $17.5 million.
HGTV Dream Home

Atlanta designer Brian Patrick Flynn gives us a sneak peek inside HGTV’s 2017 Dream Home

HGTV is giving away another fully decorated and renovated home, and this year's prize is just a short drive away on St. Simons Island. Atlanta designer Brian Patrick Flynn describes his inspirations for the house.

These Atlanta homes are made from old shipping containers

While traveling in Europe, Glen Donaldson saw houses crafted from old shipping containers and was intrigued. But back home in Atlanta—where rail lines carry more than a million boxcars a year—he couldn’t find anything similar. So Donaldson located an affordable lot in an area where zoning permitted modern houses, secured an architect, and designed his dream home.
Maison des Bois

House Envy: This Buckhead estate was updated by Yong Pak and Dan Carithers

The pedigree of this five-acre French Country estate includes renovations by architect Yong Pak and renowned decorator Dan Carithers.
456 W Paces Ferry Rd

House Envy: Neil Reed’s version of George Washington’s Mount Vernon estate

Iconic Georgia architect Neil Reed created this mansion on 405 acres off West Paces Ferry. Some of the property later became home to the Governor's Mansion.

House Envy: Country music superstar Alan Jackson and wife Denise are selling their Lake Burton retreat

Situated on 1.2 wooded acres at the end of a private road, the Jacksons’ rustic yet refined abode features a spacious farmhouse-style kitchen, a private screened porch with a fireplace, and a two-story boathouse.
Sinclair Farm

House Envy: Golfer Davis Love, III, is selling his pastoral St. Simons Island retreat

Golfer Davis Love, III, is selling his five-acre estate and horse barn on St. Simons Island.

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