The Worst Cities for Commuters

Commuters in America’s most crowded cities spend hours in their automobiles hoping traffic will clear.

To determine the nation’s most congested city, Forbes examined traffic in the 75 largest metro areas, calculating which ones logged the longest commuting times and the longest delays.

The magazine examined data from made available by the Texas Transportation Institute, a research division of Texas A&M University.

Researchers say the worst traffic is in places where most people commute from distant suburbs to center city. The best situation is where they commute to nearby suburbs.

Here’s a list of cities where commuters spend the most time stuck in traffic:

  • Washington, D.C. Annual delays per commuter: 60 hours; commutes longer than 45 minutes, 28.3 percent.
  • Atlanta. 60 hours; 24 percent.
  • Los Angeles. 72 hours; 19 percent.
  • San Francisco. 60 hours; 20 percent.
  • Houston. 56 hours; 17.3 percent.
  • New York. 46 hours; 43 percent.
  • Riverside-San Bernardino. Calif. 49 hours; 23 percent.
  • Chicago. 46 hours; 25 percent.
  • Dallas. 58 hours; 16.5 percent.
  • Boston. 46 hours; 20 percent

Source: Forbes, Matt Woolsey (04/10/2008)

Real Estate Atlanta,GA

Property Tax Appeal

 Great info from our new neighbor; Thanks Hans!

The deadline to file a property tax appeal in Fulton County is this
Tuesday, April 1
.
You have to submit a fairly simple form by that date. (However, the
form does request various legal details about your house.)

Here is the form (front and back page):
http://www.fultonas sessor.org/ content/pdffiles /HomesteadFormFr ont.pdf
http://www.fultonas sessor.org/ content/pdffiles /HomesteadFormBa ck.pdf

Here is where you can find some of the data on your property (current
appraisal, etc.):
http://www.fultonas sessor.org/ Search/GenericSe arch.aspx? mode=ADDRESS
You may also need to look at your deed for the recording information.

The completed form need to be delivered here by Monday, April 1:
Fulton County Board of Assessors
141 Pryor St. SW, Ste. 1047B
Atlanta, GA 30303

404-224-0102

Foreclosures Dip But Remain High

Daily Real Estate News  |  March 13, 2008

Foreclosures in February were down 4 percent from January, but the rate of foreclosures remain high year-over-year. The February rate was up 57 percent from February 2007.

“The year-over-year increase this February was significantly higher than the 19 percent year-over-year increase in February 2007, indicating we have still not reached the peak of foreclosure activity in this cycle,” says James J. Saccacio, CEO of RealtyTrac, which markets foreclosed properties.

The 10 states with the highest foreclosure rates were, in order, Nevada, California, Florida, Arizona, Colorado, Michigan, Ohio, Georgia, Indiana, and Tennessee.

The 10 states with the most foreclosures were, in order, California, Florida, Texas, Michigan, Ohio, Arizona, Illinois, Georgia, Colorado, and Nevada.

Source: RealtyTrac (03/13/2008)

Nia Knowles, Realtor

AREA West Realty Group, llc

Certified Short Sale and Foreclosure Specialist

  • First time homebuyers’ Agent
  • Listing Agent/Seller specialist (Investor, Relocation, Pre-Foreclosure,Estate Sale)
  • Atlanta down payment assistance expertise
  • FHA 203K renovation loan experienced
  • Broker Price Opinions (BPOs)

Hello! Welcome to my blog. I hope you’ve found it to be helpful.  If you are in the market to Buy or  Sell a home within the South West Atlanta area, please feel free to give me a call.

I am a local West End resident and specialize in two of the best In Town neighborhoods of Atlanta; Historic West End & Westview.  I’m not just saying that we are the best,I have found this to be true- I moved  here from East Atlanta!  If you are looking for homes reasonably priced, spacious, character filled and a TRUE sense of community within the city-  we’re here for you!  

For further information about each please view : www.westviewatlanta.com or www.atlantawestend.com contact any of the listed resources for neighborhood information as well as stats on crime, schools , shops.  Unfortunately my time is limited to my clients so I am unable to provide any general insight to our community beyond what I list on my blog.   However, after reviewing the above sites, and speaking with other residents, I’m sure you’ll come to agree these are great neighborhoods to relocate to and invest in.  Also, both communities have leaders that will provide walking tours.

If you are interested in becoming a client- feel free to give me a call 404-414-3289 or email niaknowsrealty@yahoo.com to set a time for us to meet. I look forward to working with you!

Want to know more about me? “Google” me- see all that I do within my communities, I’m serious about the continued growth and redevelopment of these wonderful communities within Neighborhood Planning Unit-T (NPU-T)!

 

Nia Knowles 

Skype ID: nia.knowles