Committed to Communities: Atlanta West End area
Saturday, January 12, 2013 from 11:00 AM to 3:00 PM
RESOLUTION 2013 - OWN IT!
You are cordially invited to our 6th Committed to Communities event which will showcase the possibilities of owning a home in the Historic West End neighborhood and adjacent neighborhoods. The starting point for this home and community tour is the host home at 580 West End Place, Atlanta, GA 30310, where there will be refreshments and a map guide for the more than 20 homes for sale in the area. Some homes will be in walking distance, while others will be a short drive away.
To help individuals achieve homeownership in 2013:
- Down payment assistance providers will be available to explain how to obtain funds that can help you with your purchase, including NeighborhoodLIFT ($15,000).
- Loan officers will be on hand to discuss 203k renovation loans for purchasing an affordable fixer-upper, as well as traditional financing for ready-to-go homes.
- Home buyer education providers will explain how to become a fully informed buyer.
Prices for the available homes on the tour range from $70,000 to $275,000. The low cost real estate market in Atlanta today offers an unprecedented opportunity to purchase a home and start investing in your future! With the much-anticipated Atlanta BeltLine adding value and appeal to neighborhoods around Atlanta, the communities of Southwest Atlanta are becoming a destination for those who wish to live close to downtown while surrounding themselves with a small-town feel.
We are excited to feature the Historic West End with this event as the area celebrates over 150 years of existence. The West End was largely created because of the street car that ran from Five Points to the The West End Trolley Barn, and the neighborhood grew around it. The West End has been home to many local and national celebrities, most notably Joel Chandler Harris, whose home still exist as the Wrens Nest. Today the neighborhood boasts of being home to one of the best charter schools in KIPP’s entire system, as well as the Kindezi Charter School, an up and coming Atlanta Charter School.
In addition to open house tours like this one, the Committed to Communities program works to promote Atlanta Beltline communities through community-wide clean-ups, hosting barbecues in local parks and actively renovating vacant homes.
WHY OWN IT IN 2013?
Own it: Take advantage of low housing costs and start building for your future.
Own it: Benefit from downpayment assistance that is available now, but is time limited.
Own it: Acquire an investment in a BeltLine neighborhood.
Own it: Strengthen the community by becoming an engaged homeowner and occupying a currently unowned home.
Own it: Enjoy being a neighbor in an area with a rich history.
Own it: As a new homeowner, help attract new local businesses that can lead to a more vibrant, walkable neighborhood.
Own it... The opportunity!
When & Where
Committed to Communities
Committed to Communities was initiated by The Beltline Team and EpiCity in 2010 and has now grown to involve multiple sponsors and community partners.
Check out this great article about Saturday's event in Rolling Out! Looking forward to seeing everyone there.