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Pavan.sra, Home Buyer in Cumming, GA
Pavan.sra asked:
Home Construction Quality Lennar vs Ashton Woods ? Home Construction Quality Lennar vs Ashton Woods ?
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Deepupower123, Home Buyer in Alpharetta, GA
Deepupower123 asked:
Detention pond in backyard of the house I signed contract on a house which has a detention pond in my backyard (and it has negligible backyard). But, the it has good amount of free space front of the house and one side of the…
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Tina Hillmer…, Real Estate Pro in Cumming, GA
Tina Hillmer - Realtor answered:
new home marketplace commons 30041 Cummings GA.i am just not sure about the area. as the name suggests it has lot of shopping centers, pros &cons pls
My office in right around the corner...The community has only a couple lots backing up to Buford Dam Rd and the perimeter is surrounded by a wooded buffer. Great location minutes from ... more
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Isabel Elses…, Real Estate Pro in Alpharetta, GA
Isabel Elsesser answered:
new home market place commons 30041 Cummings Georgia.
I have sold many Ryland homes. Do you need the assistance of a buyers agent to scope out the area and negotiate a good deal and terms for you ? On-site agents represent the builder th ... more
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marion hayes, Real Estate Pro in ,
marion hayes answered:
My home has the wrong bedrooms, bathrooms and square footage and we are in the process of selling it.
Tax records typically are wrong however the real estate agent will put this information on the MLS listing to let prospective buyers be notified of the wrong bedroom and bathrooms. Ther ... more
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Sammy Thieme, Real Estate Pro in cumming, GA
Sammy Thieme answered:
Three side brick option
Unless your home is already in a higher end subdivision, I don't suggest paying the extra money to have a three side brick home. Instead, I would opt for granite counter tops, hard wood ... more
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Sammy Thieme, Real Estate Pro in cumming, GA
Sammy Thieme answered:
What upgrades add most value to a home?
In this area, quality tends to supersede quantity. Upgrades are more important than finished square footage. I recommend a fresh update to kitchen cabinets and a fireplace, but not a to ... more
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Sammy Thieme, Real Estate Pro in cumming, GA
Sammy Thieme answered:
If 2 independent companies have declared mold remediation successful, is a home's resale value adversely affected?
If you are purchasing the home and are truly concerned about mold levels, contact a home inspector. Mold damage can be the result of a number of deeper issues, and mold remediation comp ... more
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George Raymo…, Real Estate Pro in Chino Hills, CA
George Raymondo answered:
With an FHA loan house was appraised $20,000 over contract but $5000 safety repairs done by seller and they want to raise price. Is that legal?
The seller is not required to do any repairs unless that were specifically requested and agreed to in the Purchase Contract or Addendum. If you did a Home Inspection or an Appraisal was ... more
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Solomon Gree…, Real Estate Pro in Duluth, GA
Solomon Greene answered:
How do use a grant to purchase a home in Georgia?
Hello Ralph,

There are grants available to help home buyers with their down payments and you'll find lots of information on that at the link below. Lenders typically coordinate with ... more
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Meir Aloni, Real Estate Pro in Plantation, FL
Meir Aloni answered:
i recently bough a home and the Home Appraisal came in 11k above the sale price. What does this mean? Can seller re-negotiate sale price?
Appraisal it's a art, not science...you pay 3 pro appraisals and you will get 3 different numbers (they should be close, never the less) i.e 200k; 207k; 192k........
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Suzanne MacD…, Real Estate Pro in 07856
Suzanne MacDowell answered:
Is there an advantage to offering cash to purchase a property over having to get a loan. Can you expect some kind of a discount and if so how much?
If my sellers had to choose between two identical offers, one cash and one with a mortgage contingency, I would tell them to accept the cash offer. If, however, the price differential ... more
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Kirsten Well…, Real Estate Pro in Alpharetta, GA
Kirsten Wellborn answered:
Looking for a home with no money down excellent credit
Hi!

There is 100% financing and several other options for very low down payments (maybe $1500 or so).

Give me a call to discuss & I can refer you to the lender that offers eac ... more
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HelpUBuy Ame…, Real Estate Pro in 75019
HelpUBuy America answered:
If the housing subdivison has big stores right across the street,is it good or bad?
If you can't see or hear the lights, building, trucks, etc., you'll be okay.

When you want to buy a home the best place to start is to hire an EXCLUSIVE Buyer Agent, not just a Buyer ... more
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Kirsten Well…, Real Estate Pro in Alpharetta, GA
Kirsten Wellborn answered:
interested to buy an owner financed home in 800K range with 20%down, have a good paying job but 1099. cant get conv loan
Hi Vichi,

I have lender that is doing stated income for 600k+. I believe he said 70% LTV, but I will need to double check. Give me a call if you're still looking for financing.
... more
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Sarah, Real Estate Pro in Cumming, GA
Sarah answered:
Looking for a GOOD Buyer's Agent
I have only lived in Cumming for 2 years (Alaska prior to here, and NY prior to that) :-), but my partner/mentor in Real Estate has been here forever! I am a Veteran and my husband is ... more
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Rodney Mason, Real Estate Pro in Atlanta, GA
Rodney Mason answered:
I have a good paying job (1099) CREDIT IS GOOD IN 700'S WANNA BUY OWNWR FINANCE HOME IN SOUTH FORSYTH AREA, CUZ I HAVE < 2 YRS OF tax return
Doing a lease purchase/rent to own can be a very risky for a Buyer. I do not suggest doing lease purchases/rent to own. There are simply way too many things that can go wrong with one ... more
0 votes Share Flag Sat May 17, 2014 Home Buying in 30041
paul, Home Buyer in Atlanta, GA
paul answered:
Is Ashton Woods builder cut above the rest in Atlanta (Forsyth) area?
Ashton Woods builds really nice homes. If you desire new construction, there isn't a more organized, efficient builder in the area. HOWEVER, be sure you negotiate for not just the h ... more
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Sammy Thieme, Real Estate Pro in cumming, GA
Sammy Thieme answered:
Houses near dave creek elementary school in 30041 zip
That is a very popular and fast-growing area. I have been an agent for 30 years, 20 of which have been in the Cumming, Georgia area. The only stupid questions are the ones you don't ask ... more
0 votes Share Flag Sun Apr 6, 2014 Home Buying in 30041
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