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This Week in Atlanta Real Estate: Atlanta’s affordability ranked, new apartment building planned for Grant Park and more

by Barbra Murray

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Despite the holiday, lots of exciting news broke this week in the world of real estate. Top stories this week included a new ranking of rental prices in Atlanta, plans for a new apartment building in Grant Park, and more.

Stay in the loop with our weekly real estate news roundup:

•Atlanta remains affordable compared to other metros – New numbers show that Atlanta is the 16th-most expensive rental market in the country. The Atlanta Business Journal has the full details here.

•New apartment building planned for Grant Park –The Memorial Drive corridor will see more apartment construction. Curbed Atlanta has renderings of the project here.

Downtown areas are regaining their appeal –There is a precedent for all the wealthy people moving into cities nowadays – the Gilded Age. Emily Badger of The Washington Post explores the history of the upper class’ relationship with urban areas.

New 3-D printing technique allows company to assemble earthquake-resistant house on site – A 3-D printed home that can withstand earthquakes?! Believe it or not, the technology is getting to that point. Realtor magazine has the story here.

Basketball stars dabble in real estate – What should NBA stars do when their careers begin to fade? As the Real Deal details, the league is exploring education opportunities for real estate investment.

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