Marietta, Georgia History and Real Estate

Georgia has a very rich history.  It was one of the original thirteen colonies was the fourth state to ratify the United States Constitution on January 2, 1788.  On January 21, 1861, Georgia declared its secession from the Union along with six other states.  These were the original seven Confederate states.  Georgia was the last state to be restored to the Union on July 15, 1870.

Georgia is ranked 24th in size among the 50 U.S. states.  In terms of land area, this makes it the largest state east of the Mississippi River.  With an estimated population of 9,685,744 in July of 2008, it is the ninth most populous state.  Georgia also had 14 counties ranked among the nation’s 100 fastest growing counties.  This makes it one of the fastest growing states in the United States.

Marietta is the county seat of Cobb County.  According to the 2000 census, the population of the city was 58,748.  This makes it one of metro Atlanta’s largest suburbs. The Marietta, Georgia real estate market is beginning to rebound from the economic recession.  The median sales price of a home for sale in Marietta, Georgia for September through November 2009 was $166,676.  This is a decrease of 2.8% when compared to the median price for the same time period in 2008.  Certain areas of Georgia that are rebounding faster than other areas and Marietta, Georgia is one of these areas.

Buying a home is still a great investment and Marietta offers lots of great buying opportunities.  The real estate market is starting to recover and prices are expected to start rising in 2010.  Homes for sale in the Marietta area are an especially good investment at this time due to it’s prime location, low taxes, excellent schools and easy access to Atlanta and major interstate highways.

If you are considering purchasing a new home, now is the time since interest rates are still low, tax credits are available and it is still a buyer’s market.  How long these benefits will last is unknown but now is the time to buy your next home. Contact me to get the latest market information and available homes.