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Suzanne MacD…, Real Estate Pro in 07856
Suzanne MacDowell answered:
Can a buyers agent cancel an executed contract without permission from their client? A few other questions in details as well.
First, have you spoken to your lender about a renovation loan? It would permit you to purchase the home and pay for the repairs all in one loan. It's a good work around for the situat ... more
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Jirvin888, Home Buyer in Atlanta, GA
Jirvin888 asked:
Is there anything I can do to continue pursuing a HUD home, when utilities can't be turned on due to damage if foul play was involved & can be proven? I went to inspect the property from the outside around March 17, and there was no damage. I later went with my agent around April 25th and noticed the glass had been punched out in the back…
0 votes Share Flag Wed May 13, 2015 Home Buying in 30083
Brittnie, Home Buyer in Sellersburg, IN
Brittnie answered:
How do you protect against scampers or con artist? A house that was listed, the owner or someone pretending to be the owner tried to scam me.
What if someone else listed your home on Trulia? How would you know who to contact etc? This was on my home and it is not even listed on Trulia.
0 votes Share Flag Thu Mar 12, 2015 Home Buying in 30083
Solomon Gree…, Real Estate Pro in Duluth, GA
Solomon Greene answered:
Looking to buy a home in stone mountain, GA
Hello Marula,

Stone Mountain is a lovely area, offering easy access to the Centers for Disease Control, Emory University, dining, shopping, easy access to the interstates and other d ... more
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Solomon Gree…, Real Estate Pro in Duluth, GA
Solomon Greene answered:
Looking to buy a home in stone mountain, GA
Hi Marula

It is hard to describe areas as good or not since that is quite subjective. You might want to review the schools that serve Stone Mountain in both Dekalb and Gwinnett Coun ... more
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Allan Erps, Real Estate Pro in 10989
Allan Erps answered:
Seeking an experienced Realtor.
Sounds like many Agents will be responding to this request real soon!!
0 votes Share Flag Mon Jun 16, 2014 Home Buying in 30087
Allan Erps, Real Estate Pro in 10989
Allan Erps answered:
My Realtor/Broker won't ask the seller to fix or replace the deficiencies in the Home Inspection Report, so do I fire my Realtor-Broker?
Not the right course of action. In my area an experienced Agent may have pointed out several of these concerns when showing. More importantly there is a big difference between recommend ... more
0 votes Share Flag Mon Jun 16, 2014 Home Buying in Stone Mountain
Brian Nguyen, Real Estate Pro in Mission Viejo, CA
Brian Nguyen answered:
i want to invest in property in Stone Mountain area. I need solid walls in the property. Please advise,am from the United Kingdom.
Have you considered what you will do when it comes to financing? Someone in your situation should consider looking into a Foreign National Mortgage. These loans are meant for non-reside ... more
0 votes Share Flag Wed Feb 19, 2014 Home Buying in Stone Mountain
Rodney Mason, Real Estate Pro in Atlanta, GA
Rodney Mason answered:
What's the best down payment for a house with fair credit?
Hi Lisa,
Depending on how low your credit score is, FHa might be your only option. An FHA mortgage will require a 3.5% down payment.

You really do not want to start looking at ho ... more
0 votes Share Flag Thu Jan 30, 2014 Home Buying in 30083
Jennilee San…, Real Estate Pro in Snellville, GA
Jennilee Santiago answered:
I am wondering if any of the 4bd. 3 baths homes, have an in-ground pool? Thanks in advance.
Peanut03,

I can set you up to receive property notifications that have the amenities you are looking for in the areas you are looking in.

Please email me your requirements at Je ... more
0 votes Share Flag Sat Oct 26, 2013 Home Buying in Stone Mountain
Sally Wildas…, Real Estate Pro in Warner Robins, GA
Sally Wildasinn answered:
How difficult is it to sell your home in one state and buy a home in another state?
Hello Janecny,
My mother-in-law just sold her SC home after purchasing a home in another state. I am a member of the "Leading Real Estate Companies of the World", and would be very ha ... more
0 votes Share Flag Mon Oct 21, 2013 Home Buying in Stone Mountain
Solomon Gree…, Real Estate Pro in Duluth, GA
Solomon Greene answered:
Is it possible for a person with a short employment history to get approved for a mortgage or be eligible for the Ga dream homeownership program?
Giving Brian the thumbs up on this one. Georgia Dream often requires proof of 30 days of continued employment. Of course, there are other things to be considered.

Solomon Greene
G ... more
0 votes Share Flag Fri Oct 18, 2013 Home Buying in Stone Mountain
Rodney Mason, Real Estate Pro in Atlanta, GA
Rodney Mason answered:
can I buy a home in ATL Ga if my Experian score is almost 700 I have 10 % to put down but my income at this moment is through short term disability?
Unless you are on maternity leave, then Short Term Disability income could NOT be used as Qualifying Income. To meet the standards for Qualifying Income, it must be reasonable and cons ... more
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Rodney Mason, Real Estate Pro in Atlanta, GA
Rodney Mason answered:
New RN with challenged credit
For their program, GA Dream requires a 620+ minimum credit score. Down payment assistance programs such as GA Dream, do not allow the Borrower to own any other properties at the time o ... more
0 votes Share Flag Sun Oct 13, 2013 Home Buying in Stone Mountain
Rita Cox, Real Estate Pro in Stone Mountain, GA
Rita Cox answered:
Hello, Can anyone tell me about the Mountain Oaks subdivision of Stone Mountain Ga....? I'm thinking about purchasing and home there.
It is a well maintained community with a strong and active homeowners community. Good value.
1 vote Share Flag Mon Sep 23, 2013 Home Buying in Stone Mountain
Lee Taylor, Real Estate Pro in Decatur, GA
Lee Taylor answered:
If I am moving from New York State to Georgia, I want to know what the area is like where I might buy a home.Stop with the PC crap.
I got some PC for you - you are brainlessly attacking ethical people for being ethical and for never discriminating.

You must be a man or woman of discriminating taste.

If so, hee ... more
0 votes Share Flag Tue Aug 27, 2013 Home Buying in Stone Mountain
Suzanne MacD…, Real Estate Pro in 07856
Suzanne MacDowell answered:
how can i get contracts for foreclose clean up?
Are you sure you want to? I have a very good friend who did this work for quite some time and finally got out of the business because she just couldn't make enough money due to bank ru ... more
0 votes Share Flag Sun Aug 18, 2013 Home Buying in Stone Mountain
Rodney Mason, Real Estate Pro in Atlanta, GA
Rodney Mason answered:
How can i get a shot at the upcoming homes on the market before the investors buy them straight from the bank?
Contrary to what some people think, banks/mortgage companies do not sell homes directly to individuals. Inventory levels have been very low in 2013 so most homes are not staying on the ... more
0 votes Share Flag Sun Aug 18, 2013 Home Buying in Stone Mountain
Maria Cipoll…, Real Estate Pro in Coral Springs, FL
Maria Cipollone answered:
I have a 646 middle credit score and have found a property in stone mountain and need a good lender to work with someone in the service industry.
Shop around for a mortgage broker. They have access to many banks, private lenders and different programs. Your credit score is only the first part that Lenders use to determine if you ... more
0 votes Share Flag Fri Aug 16, 2013 Home Buying in Stone Mountain
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