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Emory University

Emory University and Georgia Tech

Welcome to the College Real Estate Page for Emory University and Georgia Tech in Atlanta, Georgia. Many parents ponder whether they should buy or rent while their students attend college. For some the answer is to buy and for others the answer is to rent. College Real Estate hopes to help you find which is the right answer for you. Another great tool in helping you decide is our College Real Estate guide book that walks you through the entire process of buying student property. We hope you find this site useful and welcome any and all feed back. If you would like to be connected with a College Real Estate's exclusive Realtor in Atlanta, Georgia please visit our buying page. If you have decided that buying student housing is not the right answer for you and would like to be connected with a leasing specialist please visit our leasing page.

Atlanta, Georgia

Amidst the international Coca-Cola headquarters, Braves baseball and good Southern cooking, Atlanta also hosts two world class universities: Emory University and Georgia Institute of Technology.

Emory University

Just 15 minutes from downtown Atlanta lies the Druid Hills campus of Emory University. Over 12,300 students attend this prestigious ‘Southern Ivy’ school, coming from all 50 states and 110 countries worldwide. Originally founded as a United Methodist University, Emory now boasts the Dalai Lama as a “President Distinguished Professor” among many other notable faculty members. It is currently ranked 17th in National Schools by U.S. News & World Report and offers over 60 majors for students to choose from. Admittance is selective, and those talented enough to be accepted are looking at a price tag of over $33,900 per year in tuition fees and another $10,200 in room and board.

Georgia Tech

Launched in 1885 after the Civil War ended and Reconstruction began, Georgia Tech was the South’s response to the rising Industrial Revolution and development in the North, hoping to “teach both the mind and the hands.” To this day, Georgia Tech is best known for the programs in sciences, engineering, and computing offered to the 18,747 strong student population. The school first opened its doors to women in 1917, but more men than women (a 2 to 1 ratio) are drawn to become yellow jackets in the twenty first century. U.S. News & World Report put Georgia Tech as the number 7 public university for 2007, topping off the school’s 9-year run as a top 10 ranked public institution in the nation. THES – QS World University Rankings put the school as the number 8 university in technology.

Off Campus Home Market

Atlanta has long been hailed as the prosperous southern hub, and things seem to only be getting better for them. With new faces moving into the city daily, the need for housing in Atlanta remains steady.

Along the campus areas in particular, homes are typically cushioned from any falls in the market because they are always occupied. With annual appreciation from 5% up to 10% on average, Atlanta’s housing market shines like a diamond in a sea of foreclosures nationwide. As of 2007, the average sale price for a home in Atlanta lies near 250K.

Apartment rentals

Apartments near campus generally start at $700/month/person at a base level. If you are planning to rent, and would like to be near to campus, it’s best to start the apartment hunt within 120 days of your desired move-in date. With several students in the city, there can often be a housing crunch time in the months leading up to a new semester’s beginning. There are many houses north of campus available for rent, but be careful as some are in pretty sad shape with infestations and leaks.

Other Helpful Resources

College Real Estate’s goal is to make the moving transition as worry and stress free as possible so we have created a moving center which provides you with helpful information from your utility providers to local grocery centers, restaurants, churches and much more.

College Real Estate also offers a How To database that will keep a new homeowner or those of you renting a house or an apartment from paying an arm and a leg for a service that can easily be done yourself. You can learn how to fix the garbage disposal, light the pilot light, the best way to get rid of rodents, and many other useful lessons. We invite you to take advantage of this knowledge or even post your own helpful article.