I'm a realtor and have been living in Thornberry subdivision since 2000. It's a great place to live very quiet the values range from 500-600. The subdivision is close to the highways so i experience little traffic.
Chapman Hall Realtors
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I have had so many problems with my home it hurts everyday. Most of my problems popped up after the 1 year warranty ended. Like leaky commode which ruined the hard wood floor. Moisture seeping under the kitchen entry door rotting the floor board. Large cRacks in the walls. My plants would not grown in the garden, Had the garden bed dug up and found debris from the home in the bed. Debris such as water bottles, soda cans, plastic taupe, roof materials, bricks, plywood etc. I am now renovating the master bathroom. When the workers removed the tile around the bath, we found pieces of plywood, broken tiles, the hard plastic ties use to tie boxes together, etc. this is just to list a few..... more
No one has a crystal ball, but based on the factors that bring value to properties, Alpharetta has them all: great schools, high socioeconomic level, population with high levels of education, good infrastructure and great location. The Alpharetta/Johns Creek/Milton areas have experienced a higher level of recovery since the uptick started in 2012 and it is my prediction, that this will continue and that this area will expect higher than National and State levels of appreciation in the next year.... more
My home has been on the market for 7 years and is 50% below 2007 appraisal price in a town whose job market was cut almost as much. My realtor called me with a deal to rent to own and I turned it down. Later she said it was probably a good thing I turned it down. A couple years later she had a contract drawn up for a lease to buy.
"Buyers propose to lease the house for 6 months at $1500 a month with $650 going to rent and $850 going into escrow for purchase at the end of 6 months."
As anxious as I am to sell after so many years, to me this smelled fishy. Under the Residential Landlord Tenant Act, which many states have adapted all or portions of , these prospective buyer can have you over a barrel in making repairs on an already drastically reduced property prior to closing the deal.
OK, maybe I'm too suspicious, MAYBE. But the house has been reduced from 109k appraisal to 60K asking over the years. They offer 57k and they can't come up with down payment. If you have good credit, my understanding is you don't have to have 20% down like the majority of the population.
Well, the prospective buyer is the wife of a doctor. Give me a break! I can come up with 20% and I haven't worked in 8 years. Heck I can get it on a credit card if I had to.
Anyone seen this deal or gotten caught in one of these? In case you are wondering I live 1k miles from the property, a 3 bdrm 2 full bath with garden tub, separate shower and dbl sink in master bath, full kitchen, dining rm, 15 x 25 foot living rm with fire place, a 1/4 basement, front porch, built in the 40's of adobe and block and it also has an apartment out back with kitchen, shower bathroom and 3 more rooms. the yard is fenced and has a fire place built into the stone part of the fence. also I am retired from the military. Oh yeah, there is only one realtor in town.... more
You may need to contact the listing agent and ask them to remove the pictures. If the listing is for sale, the feed to Trulia has to come from the listing agent, ask them to take the photos down.... more
I would suggest the deposit is paid no more than 30 days to move in. I would suggest a reservation fee of a few hundred dollars if the landlord is asking for money to hold the home off the market. The main purpose of the deposit is to protect the property from damage and if you are not occupying the home until April, the full deposit is not necessary 3 months early.... more
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Regardless of where you decide to buy a home, I agree with some of the comments made on this tread, you should have good representation that will walk you through the buying process. If you are looking for a new home, I would specifically look for a REALTOR that is well versed in the new home market. It makes the buying process easier for you and the builder you decide to buy your next home from. If we can help answer any of your questions or address your concerns, please feel free to reach out to us directly. Again, thank you for your interest in SR Homes, A Builder Focused on You!
It all depends on what you want to be responsible for. If the town house is associated with the condo then most likely the exterior will be maintained by the management. With a single family home you will be responsible for everything. Are you up for that or do you want an easier lifestyle...
Sam, the search engine on my site is designed to let you set up searches to receive alerts when new properties hit the market that meet your criteria. So while ranches are fairly rare in this area (Alpharetta and surrounding), you can be alerted when new properties hit the market and possibly see and make an offer on one that you like right away. visit janieslater.com and use the search tool.... more
Paddy, did you ever locate a home in the Summit Hill school district? I live in that district and my kids went there--one of the BEST in Atlanta! I just saw your question and wanted to follow-up.... more
The cost of grass can vary greatly, depending on the form. Sod is pricey, but it gives you an immediate lawn. Hydroseeding is much easier and less costly, but it will take a while to grow in. If you don't need grass right away, I would recommend hydroseeding.
There is definitely a value to some home improvements. However, not all home improvements are equal. Overall, the fair market value of your home will be determined by you and the person buying your home. Once you agree on a price, the buyers bank will do an appraisal to be sure that their investment (aka the mortgage) is a safe one. They do this by sending over an appraiser to walk through and look at your home and then compare the specifics of your home to others that have sold in the area.
If you have concerns about your home appraising for the accepted offer price, there are a few things you can do. You can be sure your home is looking its best the day of the appraisal. Leave out a list of the improvements you've made to the home especially if they are not immediately apparent ... (keep in mind the appraiser has no obligation to take or even look at your list) ... and have your agent prepare a packet for the appraiser that includes the contract, listing, tax card and some comps. Again, the appraiser may or may not be willing to take or look at that information but it is always better to have that information together.... more
There are down payment and closing cost assistance for Gwinnett and Fulton County. Adding overtime to get into a home won't work unless you have already been receiving overtime that can be documented for a period of time
With a 2000 a month budget your price point more likely is around 75,000
Good luck with your venture
Cathy Thomason, SR MLO