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John Burke, Real Estate Pro in Austin, TX
John Burke answered:
How can I get a mortgage?
Hi Bobby,

Here's the deal, since your intention is to rent out your current home you would have to refinance it as an investment property which requires at least 25% equity. If you t ... more
0 votes Share Flag Wed Jan 21, 2015 Home Buying in 30024
edsouciant, Other/Just Looking in Suwanee, GA
edsouciant answered:
Can anymore recommend a reputable title insurance company in GA?
I would recommend going with a national title insurer, however you need to find a local agent / closing attorney who will actually issue the policy. You should absolutely avoid any tit ... more
0 votes Share Flag Fri Jun 20, 2014 Home Buying in Suwanee
Anthony Acos…, Real Estate Pro in Buckhead, GA
Anthony Acosta answered:
How far is suwanee from atlanta and is area safe for families and retirees?
I just listed a home that was built in 2004 with 3 bedrooms, 2-1/2 bath located at 405 Friars Head Drive Suwanee, GA 30024 in the Townsend Creek Community. Spacious living space, great ... more
0 votes Share Flag Fri Jun 13, 2014 Home Buying in Suwanee
Anthony Acos…, Real Estate Pro in Buckhead, GA
Anthony Acosta answered:
New house in the Roberts Crest community being built by Ryland homes in Suwanee (30024)
I just listed a home that was built in 2004 with 3 bedrooms, 2-1/2 bath located at 405 Friars Head Drive Suwanee, GA 30024 in the Townsend Creek Community. Spacious living space, great ... more
0 votes Share Flag Fri Jun 13, 2014 Home Buying in 30024
attypahl, Real Estate Pro in Buckhead Village, At...
attypahl answered:
Would builder's and buyers prefer the convenience of onsite closing, instead of driving to an attorney's office and wait?
I am a real estate attorney here in Atlanta and I enjoy closing properties on site (with chocolate in tote) since it allows me the chance to get out of the office. Some things to consi ... more
1 vote Share Flag Sat Mar 29, 2014 Home Buying in 30024
Liz Ryan, Real Estate Pro in Cumming, GA
Liz Ryan answered:
I understand Suwanee is located in three different counties with different school systems, which is considered most upscale?
Suwanee is located in two counties, Gwinnett and Forsyth and both offer upscale neighborhoods such as Laurel Springs, Grand Cascades, Olde Atlanta in Forsyth and The River Club, Edinbur ... more
1 vote Share Flag Wed Nov 13, 2013 Home Buying in 30024
Mayra Muret, Real Estate Pro in Alpharetta, GA
Mayra Muret answered:
where are the best neighbour hoods for investers to invest in.?
Need more information regarding your goals. Rentals, fixers, leasing, etc. What is your budget? Values are increasing on a monthly basis. Gwinnett, Forsyth , Cobb, Barrow counties are s ... more
0 votes Share Flag Mon Jul 29, 2013 Home Buying in 30024
Isabel Elses…, Real Estate Pro in Lawrenceville, GA
Isabel Elsesser, R.E. Pro answered:
Why are there not more homes hitting the markey???
The market is getting better in terms of inventory the last 2 months.
Prices have gone up some!
However many seller still do not have enough equity to sell now.


Isabel Elsesser, ... more
0 votes Share Flag Fri Jun 21, 2013 Home Buying in Suwanee
Maijac2, Home Buyer in Suwanee, GA
Maijac2 answered:
I am looking for a lease to purchase option in 30024. Preferably a town home. In the current market is this a popular option?
Thank you both Raymond and Rodney, I will heed the warning.

I am in the position of needing to relocate preferably to 30024 zipcode, are either of you gentlemen familiar with realto ... more
0 votes Share Flag Mon May 20, 2013 Home Buying in 30024
Rodney Mason, Real Estate Pro in Atlanta, GA
Rodney Mason answered:
When buying a home in the current Suwanee market how low of an offer is too low?
This is a quesiton for your Buyer's Agent when you are ready to make an offer on a specific home.

We are very much in a seller's market in much of Atlanta. This means that homes (tha ... more
0 votes Share Flag Mon May 20, 2013 Home Buying in 30024
Janeen Ruman…, Real Estate Pro in 30024
Janeen Rumanes answered:
In your opinion, what are the top 3 neighbourhoods in Suwanee school districts?
Grand Cascades is a very beautiful community and fantastic for kids and family who want an HOA that has lots of activities. Laurel Springs is also great for families and has the benefi ... more
0 votes Share Flag Fri May 3, 2013 Home Buying in Suwanee
jordin hance, Home Buyer in Leander, TX
jordin hance answered:
Why are there so many arrests in August 2012 for break-ins and underage DUI?
Kids are out of control due to lack of positive parenting.
0 votes Share Flag Sat Mar 23, 2013 Home Buying in Suwanee
Jonathan Din…, Real Estate Pro in Suwanee, GA
Jonathan Dingle answered:
Is Edinburgh in 2 different school boundaries? I am seeing houses in this subdivision with different schools in listings.
In addition to checking with the Gwinnett County Public Schools, you may find Schooldigger to be a helpful resource in researching schools. www.schooldigger.com
0 votes Share Flag Mon Feb 18, 2013 Home Buying in Suwanee
Ron Thomas, Real Estate Pro in Fresno, CA
Ron Thomas answered:
Purchasing Bank Owned Property
Almost FIVE YEARS OLD!!!!!!!!!
0 votes Share Flag Mon Jan 7, 2013 Home Buying in Suwanee
Rodney Mason, Real Estate Pro in Atlanta, GA
Rodney Mason answered:
Refinancing question
For an appraisal report to be valid, it must contain at least 3 comparable homes that have closed within the last 90-180 days. Should nothing comparable have closed in that time frame, ... more
0 votes Share Flag Mon Nov 26, 2012 Home Buying in Suwanee
Rodney Mason, Real Estate Pro in Atlanta, GA
Rodney Mason answered:
Bankruptcy discharge in 2006, including home foreclosure.
FHA mortgages are the least restrictive for a previous bankruptcy. HUD requires that a minimum of 24 months must have elapsed from the DISCHARGE date of a Chapter 7 Bankruptcy before a ... more
0 votes Share Flag Mon Oct 22, 2012 Home Buying in Suwanee
Rodney Mason, Real Estate Pro in Atlanta, GA
Rodney Mason answered:
We are looking to buy our first home in the near future and we have credit scores of 577 & 615, would it be impossible to get a loan.
No, those credit scores to not meet FHA's minimum requirement at this time. HUD currently has a 580+ minimum credit score for all FHA mortgages. For an FHA mortgage, most lenders requ ... more
0 votes Share Flag Mon Oct 22, 2012 Home Buying in Suwanee
Lee Taylor, Real Estate Pro in Decatur, GA
Lee Taylor answered:
How good is Dr Horton Builders , and what is your take on Wyndham Park, Suwanee Subdivision?
DR Horton builds a good "kit" house, based on my one experience with them in 2005.

I think that their mortgage lending arm (at least in 2005) was a rip off - a local lender beat them ... more
0 votes Share Flag Thu Sep 6, 2012 Home Buying in Suwanee
Shanna Rogers, Real Estate Pro in Murrieta, CA
Shanna Rogers answered:
we have a contract on short sale. Pd for appraisal and HO insp. Now told that short sale has expired. What does that me to us?
Hi Tgentry,

We need a little more clarification on 'short sale has expired' before we can answer this question accurately. Do you mean the listing has expired? Do you mean you had ... more
0 votes Share Flag Mon Jul 23, 2012 Home Buying in Suwanee
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