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Vicki Piirto…, Home Buyer in Savannah, GA
Vicki Piirtola answered:
how safe is this neighborhood?
Safe quiet neighborhood. We have lived here for five years with no problems.
0 votes Share Flag Mon Jun 2, 2014 Market Conditions in Historic District - South
Rodney Mason, Real Estate Pro in Atlanta, GA
Rodney Mason answered:
can I send my daughter to Esther F. Garison school if I live in 406 W Hall St
You would have to contact the school in question for that answer.

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Rodney Mason, NMLS #151088
Sr Loan Officer
Prospect Mortgage
825 Juniper St NE, Atlanta, GA 30308
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0 votes Share Flag Sat May 17, 2014 Market Conditions in Historic District - South
Jenny Ruther…, Real Estate Pro in Savannah, GA
Jenny Rutherford answered:
my daughter will be attending scad in the fall should i be concerned for her safety?
I graduated from SCAD and still live downtown! I personally love it :) She should be aware of her surroundings and SCAD will do their best job with orientation helping her to learn the ... more
0 votes Share Flag Mon Nov 11, 2013 Crime & Safety in Historic District - South
Johnathan Ke…, Real Estate Pro in Savannah, GA
Johnathan Kenyon answered:
Hi. I like this house, but it has for sales for years. Does anyone know why it hasn't sold?Location? Upkeep? No yard? Parking lot next door? Thanks!
Hey Rosemarie,

Thank you for the question again, and as Ben stated it was withdrawn in 2010. Even before that it has been on and off the Market since 2004, and listed as high as $89 ... more
0 votes Share Flag Thu May 30, 2013 Market Conditions in Historic District - South
Kelly Doane…, Home Buyer in Marblehead, MA
Kelly Doane Hensey answered:
I am buying a home in one of the historic districts of Savannah. Can anyone tell me which areas to avoid? Or, which areas would be considered safe?
I would stay away from the streets that are numbers if that makes sense. There is a beautiful house for sale at 217 E. Gaston Street....probably has the best bathrooms of any house in t ... more
0 votes Share Flag Sat May 25, 2013 Crime & Safety in Historic District - South
Rodney Mason, Real Estate Pro in Atlanta, GA
Rodney Mason answered:
crime rates in the historic district over the last 15 years
Real estate agents are not allowed to comment on a variety of topics. The Fair Housing Act restricts the information that can be provided by a real estate agent.

Off Limit Topics In ... more
0 votes Share Flag Thu Jan 24, 2013 Crime & Safety in Historic District - South
Rodney Mason, Real Estate Pro in Atlanta, GA
Rodney Mason answered:
Looking at property in the historic district of Savannah-looking at houses w/porches/piazzas and wonder why nothing is screened. Permitted by ARB?
Hi Teresa,
As Johnathan stated, all homes in the Historic area must meet Architectural standards. You have to be very careful when making changes to homes in areas like that.

Regar ... more
0 votes Share Flag Mon Dec 3, 2012 Home Buying in Historic District - South
Diane Strick…, Real Estate Pro in Savannah, GA
Diane Strickland answered:
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.
Michelle,

A licensed realtor can assist you in searching for homes that meet VA loan requirements.
Many older homes may not meet VA requirements.

It may be helpful if you tal ... more
0 votes Share Flag Wed Sep 19, 2012 Home Buying in Historic District - South
Diane Strick…, Real Estate Pro in Savannah, GA
Diane Strickland answered:
Could someone explain the wide range of prices per square foot in the historic districts? How do you put a value on renovations? Location, etc?
I am a native of Savannah and full-time realtor. It is often difficult to pin point a price per sq.ft. for the historic district. I look at the most recent properties which have sold i ... more
0 votes Share Flag Wed Sep 19, 2012 Home Buying in Historic District - South
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Crime in the Historic District of Savannah, GA
as far as crime just look at the 3 murders this week in the historic area. ive had opportunities to buy in that area but the thought of my wife walking in that area is unbearable. anyh ... more
0 votes Share Flag Thu Sep 6, 2012 Crime & Safety in Historic District - South
Lee Taylor, Real Estate Pro in Decatur, GA
Lee Taylor answered:
Based on the current housing market, how much " wiggle room" is there pricewise in historic district properties?
Good answers so far - if I gave you the example of Atlanta's Inman Park, or the West End or Collier Heights then I would be talking about 3 different contexts of housing stock and ... more
0 votes Share Flag Tue May 24, 2011 Home Buying in Historic District - South
Thomas Tolbe…, Real Estate Pro in 31410
Thomas Tolbert answered:
how much r property taxes and how are they figured?
John, Robin gave you a great answer..... that sums it up!
0 votes Share Flag Tue Oct 26, 2010 In My Neighborhood in Historic District - South
Catherine Ha…, Real Estate Pro in Savannah, GA
Catherine Hawley answered:
What is the difference between the Historic District and the Victorian District (other than location). I am curious about the pros/cons of buying
In Savannah, both the Historic District and the Victorian district have value in the city's rich history. The Landmark Historic District real estate prices are a bit higher so in ... more
1 vote Share Flag Tue Jul 20, 2010 Home Buying in Historic District - South
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