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lburdulis, Real Estate Pro in Marietta, GA
lburdulis answered:
My daughter lives in Winder, GA. What part of GA close to Winder is a good area for a senior 58 years old for buying a single family home or condo?
There are some considerations:
1. Do you wish to be near medical facilities? (Athens Regional or Gwinnett Medical)?
2. Would you prefer a condo (no maintenance) or a SFH (some mainten ... more
0 votes Share Flag Tue Jun 10, 2014 Home Buying in Athens
Anna Brocco, Real Estate Pro in Nassau County, NY
Anna Brocco answered:
Athens (Good School District/ Neighborhood)
Research areas of interest on you own, why entertain what other people think or say, another's opinion may not be anywhere near the best thing for you. Take the time to visit a neighbor ... more
1 vote Share Flag Mon Dec 16, 2013 Home Buying in Athens
Josh Barnett, Real Estate Pro in Oklahoma City, OK
Josh Barnett answered:
I am looking to build a house near Athens, GA. We have the land and financing, but are looking for a good builder. Any recommendations?
Look up your local state builder's association that is a branch of the National Builder's Association.
1 vote Share Flag Tue Dec 3, 2013 Home Buying in Athens
Omar Khamisa, Real Estate Pro in Stockton, CA
Omar Khamisa answered:
IM 26 with 2 kids and looking to buy/rent-to-own my first home any suggestions on where to start ?
Hi Valencia


If you can buy now it would be good chance becuase price is low and rate is low.


Omar Khamisa
Mortgage Loan Manager
Omar@MSJMortgage.com
NMLS#: 369325
Cell: ... more
0 votes Share Flag Mon Nov 11, 2013 Home Buying in Athens
Richard- El…, Real Estate Pro in Atlanta, GA
Richard- El Bey answered:
Can I get a mortgage for a US property whist living overseas?
Foreign National Loans

Borrowers using TIN Okay
Borrowers with NO CREDIT SCORE
Borrowers with NO SSN
Foreign Nationals {Expatriate}- NO PASSPORT {Must have valid work visa or 30% ... more
0 votes Share Flag Thu Oct 10, 2013 Home Buying in Athens
Megan Carnes, Real Estate Pro in Athens, GA
Megan Carnes answered:
are values in forest heights subdivision rising?
Hi! I have a home in Forest Heights and I have noticed the prices are increasing. If you haven't been to Forest Heights in a while, they now share a neighborhood pool with Hampton Par ... more
0 votes Share Flag Sat Sep 14, 2013 Home Buying in Athens
Justin Wooda…, Real Estate Pro in 30605
Justin Woodall answered:
I hate to drive and my husband can't. Could we live in Athens without a car?
Athens has a good bus service, you just need to make sure you find a home that is on or near the bus line. Check out http://athenstransit.com/
0 votes Share Flag Mon Jul 22, 2013 Home Buying in Athens
Robert Speck…, Home Buyer in Athens, GA
Robert Specker answered:
Is Athens, GA a reasonable place to retire for an old hippy like me?
I'm not a realtor and just stumbled upon this page. I have the best house for an old hippie because I'm one too. I've been in this house 20+ years and have loved it. Very light filled h ... more
0 votes Share Flag Fri Jul 12, 2013 Home Buying in Athens
Heather McEl…, Real Estate Pro in Athens, GA
Heather McElroy answered:
Thinking about moving to Athens, but a little worried about the job market. Are there jobs available better then minimum wage?
It depends on your area of expertise. We have many areas that provide well paying jobs. The University of Georgia and our two hospitals (Athens Regional Medical Center and St. Marys) ar ... more
0 votes Share Flag Thu Apr 25, 2013 Home Buying in Athens
tom.allen, Home Buyer in Tyrone, GA
tom.allen answered:
taxes are a bit high @ 191 Water Oak St., in Athens, GA, given its size. What's the milleage, and why so high?
Clarke county is the smallest land area county in Georgia and the University ( that does not pay taxes) comprises appx 60% of the land area. More services spread over fewer taxpayers.
0 votes Share Flag Fri Apr 19, 2013 Home Buying in Athens
Stephen Moll…, Real Estate Pro in Athens, GA
Stephen Molloy answered:
What type of single family house is ideal for rental in Athens (number of bedroom, bathroom, price range, etc.)? Seeking cash flow.
Hey Ivy, I agree with Geoff that it really depends on the market you are looking to target, if you refer back to your last questions I kinda hit on some of that. If you are trying to re ... more
0 votes Share Flag Sat Apr 6, 2013 Investment Properties in Athens
Stephen Moll…, Real Estate Pro in Athens, GA
Stephen Molloy answered:
What Athens neighborhoods are most ideal for purchasing single family residences to rent out and why? Seeking good cash flow.
Hey Ivy,
It really depends on a lot of factors. How much you are willing to pay for a home, how much return you would like on your money, what type of tenants you would like to attract ... more
0 votes Share Flag Sat Apr 6, 2013 Investment Properties in Athens
Jill Swope, Real Estate Pro in Athens, GA
Jill Swope answered:
My credit score is 604 (mid) am I able to be approved for a mortage (1st time buyer) in GA?
Emily,

Yes, that shouldn't be a problem barring your income will be enough to satisfy debt ratios that lenders are tied to meeting. I have a team of agents that can guide you in the ... more
0 votes Share Flag Wed Jul 18, 2012 Home Buying in Athens
Ethan Atkins…, Real Estate Pro in Athens, GA
Ethan Atkinson answered:
How is the under $100k condo supply in Athens compared to the last few years? Up, down, flat?
The condo supply for under 100k is down for sure. There are few that even get priced below that last long. I had one listed and it was sold in just a week. There are still plenty tha ... more
0 votes Share Flag Tue Jun 26, 2012 Home Buying in Athens
Erin Groover, Real Estate Pro in 30606
Erin Groover answered:
Who gets the cash if the broker refuses to give it to you after they have checked the house?
No! Broker's nor Agents do not receive any monies in these situations and actually don't get paid at all until the property closes for any and all work involved. Cash for keys is discre ... more
0 votes Share Flag Tue May 22, 2012 Foreclosure in 30606
Matt Presnell, Real Estate Pro in Athens, GA
Matt Presnell answered:
Looking for a Multi-Family dwelling for purchase.
500 Dearing St Units 2 and 5. Listed for $129,000, originally purchased for about $145,000. SHORT SALE
0 votes Share Flag Wed May 9, 2012 Home Buying in Athens
Matt Presnell, Real Estate Pro in Athens, GA
Matt Presnell answered:
Houses close to downtown?
Beechwood Hills is also a great neighborhood close to the shops at Beechwood, including Kroger, Steinmart, CVS and several smaller stores and restaraunts. The City Bus line run through ... more
0 votes Share Flag Wed May 9, 2012 Home Buying in Athens
Wynay Hand, Real Estate Pro in Statham, GA
Wynay Hand answered:
How safe is area around the Sapphire Court in Athens GA?
Crime in any one area or even address is a matter of public record. You can check with the police. I would go in person and speak to an officer who is frequently in the immediate area o ... more
0 votes Share Flag Fri Apr 27, 2012 Home Buying in Athens
Penny Chandl…, Real Estate Pro in Athens, GA
Penny Chandler answered:
Need listings info below
Hi, I currently live in the Kings Bridge Middle School Area and would love to help you find a home in this area. My kids have attended that middle school and Loved it. They are both G ... more
0 votes Share Flag Fri Apr 27, 2012 Home Buying in Athens
Sally English, Real Estate Pro in 30345
Sally English answered:
Hi! Saw ur add for a house sale on:
Serv Pro and other companies can remove smoke odors if you run into that situation again. For do it your selfers there is a machine that mists an odor eating chemical. House has to be ... more
0 votes Share Flag Sun Dec 4, 2011 Home Buying in 30605
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