Why Do Real Estate Investors Love Atlanta?

Because the Real Estate Market is good and the City is great!

The April 2015 United States Homes Sales Report by Realty Trac reports that in April of 2015, a national average of 3.7 percent of all single family home sales were to institutional investors — those purchasers buying 10 or more properties per year.  Atlanta, however, saw an average of 17.5 percent of all home purchases were to investors, making it one of the top cities in the country for real estate investment.



Why Do Investors Love Atlanta?

Real Estate Investors love Atlanta GA because it is one of the most stable and fastest growing cities in America.  Home to the world’s busiest airport and favorable housing affordability compared to major metropolitan areas make Atlanta a great place for companies to locate.

Of course, we’ve been watching the Atlanta real estate investment market for quite a while now.  It has many of the economic indicators that make it a a great cash flow and growth real estate market.

  • Ranked as the #1 rental market by Forbes Magazine
  • America’s 4th best city to invest in says (CNN Money.com)
  • America’s 4th most affordable city (Forbes Magazine)
  • America’s 3rd best city for job growth
  • Atlanta is the only city to hit the top list of 25 different studies and is the only city on all 25 studies.
  • Atlanta has a very large array of businesses which gives it such strong stability. Atlanta continues to be a very large draw for  international businesses as well.
  • 2nd fastest growing city in the U.S. last ten years
  • Population, Greater Atlanta: 5.5M
  • 6th Best State for Total Tax Burden
  • Low Cost-of-Living (94% of Nat’l Avg)
  • Comfortable, Year-Round Climate

In addition to the studies, the biggest economic impact for Atlanta that Investors are noticing are large scale development projects including:  The Atlanta Beltline project that connects 45 neighborhoods in and around Atlanta along the railroad; and  Ponce City Market, the most anticipated tourist attraction in the country, is attracting top tier technology companies, restaurants and retail shopping.

Finally, the movie and television industry that has quickly taken residence in Atlanta which has led production staff, celebrities and the actual studios to relocate here.  Welcome to the Hollywood of the South.

Are you thinking about investing in Atlanta?  Contact Wakamo & Associates today at 404-729-1133 so that we can discuss investment opportunities that may be a good fit for your portfolio.


posted: May 28, 2015 | No Responses

Posted by:  Melissa Wakamo

When Melissa Wakamo began her real estate career in 2004, her goal was to focus on her immediate area and get to know her neighbors. "I've had a lot of fun over the years helping my neighbors sell their homes and helping newcomers become a part of our community."

Melissa quickly became one of metro Atlanta's top producing agents and consistently performed in the top 1% of all Atlanta agents. By 2009, Melissa's real estate team had grown to include several agents and support staff, dedicated to providing exceptional service to buyers and sellers in Atlanta's intown neighborhoods.

In 2010, Melissa transitioned Red Robin REALTORS® into an independently owned boutique brokerage. Even in the tough real estate market during that time, Red Robin REALTORS® continued to outperform other small brokerages and was able to help buyers and sellers adapt to the rapid changes in the market.

In 2017, Melissa had the opportunity to merge the Red Robin REALTORS team with another like-minded boutique brokerage, Keller Knapp Realty. The two community-focused organizations bring together more than 100 agents, including 3 of the top 10 agents in metro Atlanta. With offices in Oakhurst, Ormewood Park and Midtown, Keller Knapp Realty and Red Robin REALTORS team are the top boutique real estate firm in Atlanta.

In her role as Managing Broker, Melissa provides agent training, marketing and strategic oversight for the Brokerage, ensuring that the brokerage maintains its focus and commitment to the intown market.

Melissa's active participation in various neighborhood organizations and charitable efforts, as well as her passion for antiques, cooking, and gardening, keep her busy and in touch with the community.

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