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Barb Johnson, Real Estate Pro in Rincon, GA
Barb Johnson answered:
How do I find out if I am exemt from the school tax and what do I need to claim it in Chatham County??
Have you contacted Chatham County representatives @ the Courthouse? They should be able to answer your questions specific to your situation. You should have filed for a homestead exem ... more
0 votes Share Flag Mon Feb 22, 2010 General Area in 31410
Jeri Creson, Real Estate Pro in Studio City, CA
Jeri Creson answered:
House did not pass inspection. No appraisal was done. Purchase cancellation was made/signed and delivered, now lender is asking for brokerage fee
Sounds pretty fishy to me. I'm not familiar with Georgia law, but I do believe we have pretty strict guidelines regarding fees charged by lenders, nationally...and they just got a ... more
0 votes Share Flag Sun Feb 7, 2010 Home Buying in Savannah
Alice V. Pol…, Real Estate Pro in Pooler, GA
Alice V. Pollak answered:
What do you consider the most important characteristics a real estate professional should have to earn your business?
0 votes Share Flag Wed May 19, 2010 Home Buying in Savannah
Anna M Brocco, Real Estate Pro in Williston Park, NY
Anna M Brocco answered:
what is the demographic of midtown savannah ga?
Do some of your own homework first--if you are not familiar with the area, now is the time to visit--visit the neighborhood several times and at different times of day to get a sense of ... more
0 votes Share Flag Sun Jan 24, 2010 Home Buying in Savannah
Sean Dawes, Other/Just Looking in Philadelphia, PA
Sean Dawes answered:

Please link up what home you are referring to. Currently trulia only advertises properties for sale. So it is possible it is showing up as for sale on trulia and then on craig ... more
0 votes Share Flag Sat Jan 12, 2013 For Rent in Savannah
Kim Chitwood, Real Estate Pro in Fayetteville, GA
Kim Chitwood answered:
Listings currently listed as active on other websites show up on Trulia as "No longer available" for sale. Why is this & how can I?
trulia is not a good search engine. It is hand entered by agents and you know how that goes! Go to an individual agent site that pulls from MLS. Mine does but I'm not sure what are ... more
0 votes Share Flag Wed Jan 13, 2010 How To... in Savannah
Al Akerman, Real Estate Pro in Lakewood, NJ
Al Akerman answered:
IF I am buying a home with an FHA loan I am required to put 3.5% down. Is that money used to pay my closing costs on the HUD? Or does that mean I put
You would have to pay closing costs in addition to the 3.5% downpayment.

However, the seller can pay your closing costs up to 6% of the purchase price. Once you have a realtor you ca ... more
0 votes Share Flag Wed Dec 30, 2009 Financing in Savannah
Steve Elmgren,  in 31410
Steve Elmgren answered:
Are there any flooding problems in the area that would result is high flood insurance cost?
I wouldn't consider them 'problems', so much as a great location. Any home in the 31410 area is practically surrounded by marsh and water. Your home owner's insura ... more
0 votes Share Flag Sun Apr 7, 2013 In My Neighborhood in 31410
Sam, Other/Just Looking in Sarasota, FL
Sam answered:
I need help! Are you or do you know who can give Vassatu Home advice in Savannah, Georgia? I have client wishing to make proper choices. Renee
I believe it is spelled VASTHU OR VAASTHU and is Indian in origin - similar to Feng shui. Mainly to plan the lay out of the home - ideally entrance facing east and rules for placement o ... more
0 votes Share Flag Wed Dec 2, 2009 Home Buying in Savannah
Sean Dawes, Other/Just Looking in Philadelphia, PA
Sean Dawes answered:
What does it mean when property is listed as a RESALE?
Resale is when the home has been lived in before and is up for sale.

Typically you have the words "resale" or "new construction" with agents type of business. I ... more
0 votes Share Flag Wed May 4, 2016 Home Buying in Savannah
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I want to use my VA loan to buy a house. I saw a really nice Victorian house on W 38th Street ... it is still in the "renovation" process.
It would be helpful to know exactly what property you're talking about. You stated that you want to use your VA loan, but if this home is not completed and/or up to VA standards i ... more
0 votes Share Flag Wed Sep 19, 2012 Home Buying in Historic District - South
Joe Salcedo,  in San Jose, CA
Joe Salcedo answered:
Short term lease?
Good Morning,

You can do that but remember if you do not close the deal their is problem.
I remembered that time when I was new agent my broker told me that if you
did close the de ... more
0 votes Share Flag Wed Aug 21, 2013 Home Selling in 31401
William Squi…, Real Estate Pro in Algonquin, IL
William Squires answered:
I'm interested in short sales at the Landings.One realtor I talked to said people are looking for deals. How muchis a deal?
10% to 12% less the fair market value.

0 votes Share Flag Sun Nov 8, 2009 Foreclosure in Savannah
Michael Hamm…, Real Estate Pro in Suwanee, GA
Michael Hammond answered:
On average what is the current value of a home that was worth $400,000 in November 2002?
You would need to provide much more info, Doug. That's akin to asking what is the current value of an average airline stock that was worth $X in year Y.
0 votes Share Flag Mon Nov 2, 2009 Home Selling in Savannah
Debra (Debbi…, Real Estate Pro in Livingston, NJ
Debra (Debbie) Rose answered:
What happens if my wife loses her job a month before we close? If she has another job before we close making the same or more money, are we still ok?
HI Alone
I think you may be ok, but you really need to reach out to your mortgage lender............he or she is the only one who knows your particular details, and can give you a def ... more
0 votes Share Flag Thu Oct 22, 2009 Financing in Savannah
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Is E Victory Drive between Ardsley Park & Baldwin Park in Savannah considered a "safe" area?
As a Realtor, it is very hard for me to answer your question. What I can do is give you some links so that you can see what the statistics for the area are. http://spotcrime.com/ga/sav ... more
0 votes Share Flag Wed Aug 15, 2012 Crime & Safety in Savannah
Jennifer Kam…,  in Savannah, GA
Jennifer Kamfiroozie answered:
Savannah's Victorian district...pros & cons? Can a current bargain be had in this area?
To answer your question there are bargains to be had, however you have to act quickly when you do come across one. The Historic District is divided into two zones. The first is the Do ... more
0 votes Share Flag Wed Oct 28, 2009 Home Buying in Historic District - North
Jinan Lamas…, Real Estate Pro in avannah, GA
Jinan Lamas Cole answered:
Why aren't houses selling in Ardley Park right now? Do you have to have a renovated kitchen to sell a bungalowin Ardsley Park right now?
While the entire market is a bit off in Savannah at the moment, Ardsley is especially slow. As to the need for a renovated kitchen, that depends on what the asking price per squre ... more
0 votes Share Flag Tue Oct 6, 2009 Home Selling in Savannah
Jeri Patrick, Real Estate Pro in Pooler, GA
Jeri Patrick answered:
What do you guys think of the Daffin Heights area? Thinking about buying a 2/2 that has been fixed up, living in it, then eventually upgrading and
If you e-mail my team the address you are interested in we can send you a complete market report with comparables sales etc...within minutes
0 votes Share Flag Fri Feb 3, 2012 In My Neighborhood in Savannah
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