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Atlanta affordable housing problem city's new plan

Commentary: Atlanta needs more affordable housing, but the city’s plan is short on dollars and details

Georgia State professor Dan Immergluck on why the city of Atlanta's new Housing Affordability Action Plan falls short of what the city needs to address a growing housing affordability crisis.

Tiny houses are now allowed in Atlanta—sort of

People with tiny house dreams can now make them a reality thanks to the May 1 City Council approval of “accessory dwelling units”—tiny houses in the backyards of existing homes.
Pad on Harvard

5 things to know about the Pad on Harvard, College Park’s first new mid-rise in 40 years

The Pad on Harvard—a mixed-use project hoping to capitalize on ITP migration and recent investment around Atlanta’s airport—is College Park’s first new mid-rise project in four decades.
Atlanta real estate 2016 where to live in Atlanta now

Real Estate 2016: Where to live in Atlanta now

Our guide to navigating Atlanta's real estate landscape. Where to buy in Atlanta now, has intown Atlanta lost affordable housing for good, gentrification in Kirkwood, and more
Decatur

Editor’s Note: The price of success

My wife and I moved to Decatur in 2009 when we were expecting our first child. We’re lucky we bought when we did; Decatur’s current real estate market is out of our price range. By a long shot.
Midtown skyline

Commentary: Atlanta is becoming increasingly unaffordable. Here’s how we change that.

"History shows that affordable communities today may not be affordable tomorrow."
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Avalon Arrives in Alpharetta

10 facts about Alpharetta’s $600 million, 86-acre neighborhood that opens this month.

The rent (in Atlanta) is too damn high

I've read a lot of stories over the past year pointing out that, in several U.S. cities, it is now cheaper to buy a home than it is rent one. Because these sort of statistics are usually generated using city-wide averages, I assumed the "buying is cheaper than renting" condition was true only if you have good enough credit to obtain a mortgage at the lowest rates.

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