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What if you got your property tax bill and found that your assessment was set at double the price you paid for your house? Maybe funny in an optimistic way in 2006, but it’s most definitely un-funny in 2011. And illegal, thanks to a state law designed to protect homeowners from greedy, cash-strapped or incompetent county governments. Fulton County has found itself on the wrong side of this issue, and its scrambling to fix the errors it has found. But it’s speculated they’ve only discovered the tip of the iceberg. Careful as you write that check this year! [AJC] >>
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On the heels of our look at MARTA and the neighborhood’s efforts to solve the traffic issues plaguing the Emory University area, the Saporta Report has an excellent piece on some of the political dynamics of the issue. As the sausage is made on finalizing a project list, it looks like Dekalb County CEO Burrell Ellis will push to leave the Clifton Road Corridor transit line’s funding under the bill intact, and seek to shift funds from a road project in Sandy Springs to pay for rail south of I-20. But he has to get through Sandy Springs Mayor Eva… >>
For those Curbed Atlanta readers currently attending or employed by Georgia State University , this will come as encouraging news. As the state’s most populous university, you’d think the GSU masses on the streets would kind of rule the roost in their own quadrant of downtown. But take a walk down there at rush hour and see how safe you feel crossing the street as a green light gets stale. Welikes both the practical and aesthetic aspects of this proposed project. Should be a no-brainer, right? [Creative Loafing] >>
A.M. Linkage: No Commercial Flights Into Gwinnett Just Yet; (Yawn) More Disturbing Housing Data; The Feds May Sell Some Assets
[Georgia 400 runs under the Atlanta Financial Center. Photo credit Scott Coulter via Flickr .] · Commissioners set to start from scratch on Briscoe Field [AJC] · Northwestern Mutual finances Midtown tower [Atlanta Business Chronicle] · Behind the Numbers: Pending Sales Prompt Concern [WSJ] · Cash-Short, U.S. Weighs Asset Sales [NYT] · MARTA fare hike takes riders, businesses for a costly ride [AJC] · Millions for North Atlanta Elementary Students Depends on Vote, Demographics [Buckhead Patch] >>
Click here to view the full photogallery. The term ‘expert’ makes us supremely uncomfortable. But covering real estate as we do, we here at Curbed would like to think we’ve acquired some modicum of knowledge about what it takes to sell a home in this charred hellscape of a housing market. And we’re pretty confident listing photos like these are not a recipe for success. Inman Park is a great neighborhood, and a 3 bed, 2 bath townhome with a lot of space, an elevator and private roof deck with skyline views sounds great. But even a low $300′s price point… >>
A.M. Linkage: Architects Getting Busier; Reusing a Demolished Housing Project; Is It Time for the Metro Atlanta Area To Elect a Leader?
[Hartsfield Jackson International Airport from the air, image via NASA World Wind gallery .] · Centex, Horton ‘Housing Bubble’ Lawuits Revived by U.S. Appeals Court [Bloomberg] · Multifamily Sector Snaps Rising Streak [WSJ Developments Blog] · Architecture Billings Spike Up after Four Months of Decline [CoStar] · Hola Cuba: Delta to launch Atlanta to Havana charter flights [AJC] · Final Comments Sought on Taxes for Roads, Transit, BeltLine in Midtown [Midtown Patch] · Best Reuse Of A Demolished Housing Project [Creative Loafing] · Past ARC Chair Sam Olens: Is it time to elect a metro leader? [Saporta Report] >>
As some may recall, July 4th was a rainy one here in the Atlanta area, wreaking havoc with fireworks displays all over the city. The City of Decatur scrapped theirs all together, and held their onto their pyrotechnical stash for a nicer evening. Well, that evening is upon us. So if you like fireworks and can’t wait until next July, get to Decatur this Saturday night at 9:15pm. Also take note of this if you live in Decatur: those booms and flashes you will hear and see are friendly fire ! [Decatur Metro] >>