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John Griffin, Real Estate Pro in Mendham, NJ
John Griffin answered:
If 2 independent companies have declared mold remediation successful, is a home's resale value adversely affected?
Not all mold remediation companies are created equally. First and foremost, has the moisture, water, humidity problem been deal with properly. Being in the business there are a handful ... more
0 votes Share Flag Fri Nov 28, 2014 Home Buying in 30040
djennifer009, Other/Just Looking in Salt Lake City, UT
djennifer009 answered:
What upgrades add most value to a home?
It depends on what your home looks like now. Is your kitchen completely outdated and painful to look at? Then you should probably replace the cabinets. If your home looks good in every ... more
0 votes Share Flag Wed Nov 12, 2014 Home Buying in 30041
amit_3977, Renter in Columbus, GA
amit_3977 asked:
Three side brick option I have a question about. 3 side brick option. My builder is only offering one side brick, can some body suggest me should I go for three side briCk options paying $11,000?. What are advantage…
0 votes Share Flag Sun Nov 9, 2014 Home Buying in Cumming
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
0 votes Share Flag Sat Oct 18, 2014 Home Buying in 30041
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
0 votes Share Flag Mon Oct 6, 2014 Home Buying in 30041
Mynewhome2003, Home Buyer in Cumming, GA
Mynewhome2003 answered:
I am intrested in the Whitfield community by Legendary homes in cumming ga, 30040.
I would say think many times before you buy from legendary... They will trick you from sale to warranty service. Horrible service. All sales agent , broken all are fooling customer.
0 votes Share Flag Tue Aug 19, 2014 Home Buying in 30040
Meir Aloni, Real Estate Pro in Fort Lauderdale, 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........
0 votes Share Flag Tue Aug 12, 2014 Home Buying in 30041
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
0 votes Share Flag Sun Jul 13, 2014 Home Buying in Cumming
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
0 votes Share Flag Mon Jun 23, 2014 Home Buying in 30040
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
0 votes Share Flag Thu Jun 12, 2014 Home Buying in 30041
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
0 votes Share Flag Sat May 17, 2014 Home Buying in Cumming
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
0 votes Share Flag Mon Apr 14, 2014 Home Buying in Cumming
Sammy Thieme, Real Estate Pro in 30534
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
Sammy Thieme, Real Estate Pro in 30534
Sammy Thieme answered:
Thinking of buying a home In POst Brrok farms, in Cumming by DR Hortons.
Typically, a storm water drain is considered a disadvantage. I have had several clients in the past who feared that certain pests may live in the detention pond. Post Brook Farms is a b ... more
0 votes Share Flag Sun Apr 6, 2014 Home Buying in 30041
Dan Tabit, Real Estate Pro in Sammamish, WA
Dan Tabit answered:
RENTAL SCAM IN CuMMING GA
Donna,
I hate the scammers. I have had to deal with them for years. They cloned one of my listings and posted it on Craigslist as a rental. Fortunately I was called by a potential t ... more
0 votes Share Flag Wed Mar 26, 2014 Home Buying in Cumming
Fred Yancy,…, Real Estate Pro in Woodstock, GA
Fred Yancy, Broker answered:
Thinking of buying a home in Reserve at James Creek by Ashton woods.
Anytime you purchase a home, even (especially) with a home builder, you need to have a buyer agent represent you in the transaction. The sales agent at the model home represents the bui ... more
0 votes Share Flag Wed Mar 26, 2014 Home Buying in 30041
Kim Moore, Home Owner in Cumming, GA
Kim Moore answered:
Can someone give me some feedback (community, commute to Atlanta, Crime, builder) on the community called BRIDGETOWNE in cumming ga?
It's a great place to live. I've been there since 2009. Low crime, friendly neighbors, kid friendly. Depends on what time you leave the house and where in Atlanta you are going for y ... more
0 votes Share Flag Mon Mar 24, 2014 Home Buying in Cumming
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