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Randy Brazee…, Real Estate Pro in Atlanta, GA
Randy Brazee & Jonathan Huff answered:
What should you ask your listing agent before they list your home?
A lot of good questions!
I would ask an agent if he/she is a member of their local Board of REALTORs and the National Association of REALTORs. They should be able to explain what that ... more
0 votes Share Flag Mon Mar 5, 2012 Home Selling in Atlanta
Adrian Provo…, Real Estate Pro in 30313
Adrian Provost answered:
which are the best areas to buy a house or houses for investment ( in Atlanta) 10Feb 2012
There are too many important variables to consider when investing in properties in Atlanta to submit a simple and vague answer to your question. I would suggest consulting with a real e ... more
0 votes Share Flag Mon Mar 5, 2012 Home Selling in Atlanta
Adrian Provo…, Real Estate Pro in 30313
Adrian Provost answered:
Should you take down personal photos when staging a home?
Mack and Suzanne present very valid points. I suggest that my clients remove personal pictures when staging a property, unless we're using a professional staging company for that p ... more
1 vote Share Flag Sat Feb 25, 2012 Home Selling in Atlanta
Adrian Provo…, Real Estate Pro in 30313
Adrian Provost answered:
How do I get rid of a rental property that is located in a not so great neigborhood and needs a LOT of work?
I would suggest consulting with a real estate professional in person. This will allow you to receive a detailed analysis of your situation and allow you to determine the most efficient ... more
0 votes Share Flag Sat Feb 25, 2012 Home Selling in 30344
Adrian Provo…, Real Estate Pro in 30313
Adrian Provost answered:
I live in the Atlanta Georgia metropolitan area. Can I sell my current home short sale, and buy another? Can I work this out with the bank?
There are multiple plans of action that you can take to settle your situation. I would consult with a reputable real estate professional to discuss your options. Feel free to contact me ... more
0 votes Share Flag Sat Feb 25, 2012 Home Selling in 30344
Tyler L. Wil…, Real Estate Pro in Atlanta, GA
Tyler L. Willis answered:
I own a condo with my partner & his work is relocating him to CA. We are both on the deed. Can we qualify for a shortsale?
Hi Dianak,

A short sale is only for when you are showing a hardship in your loan. Even then it may be a bit of a process to get a short sale approval from your bank. Get a REALTOR to ... more
0 votes Share Flag Wed Feb 22, 2012 Home Selling in Atlanta
Larry Tollen, Real Estate Pro in Durham, NC
Larry Tollen answered:
Is it better to lower your house price or raise the buyer agent commission?
Without a doubt lower your price. Every single home presently for sale could be under contract in the next thirty days for a price. If you home hasn't sold, there's truly only ... more
0 votes Share Flag Sun Feb 12, 2012 Home Selling in Atlanta
Keith Gordon, Real Estate Pro in Atlanta, GA
Keith Gordon answered:
best intown neighborhoods
Hey Jason. I got this one! Atlanta is truly abundant with great Intown neighborhoods, which is why Gordon Street Realty focuses on them. There's really not enough room here to desc ... more
0 votes Share Flag Sun Feb 12, 2012 Home Selling in Atlanta
Brian Maguire, Real Estate Pro in Atlanta, GA
Brian Maguire answered:
Currently Own On Proposed Beltline, But Want to Move. Should I Sell Or Rent My House?
Here is another interesting read Altrez:

http://www.smartplanet.com/blog/cities/7-bold-urban-projects-to-watch-in-2012/1441
0 votes Share Flag Wed Jan 11, 2012 Home Selling in Atlanta
Ron Thomas, Real Estate Pro in Fresno, CA
Ron Thomas answered:
What is the CHASE CHAMP Program? We are being considered, but do not know what it is.
As Anthony told you, CHAMP is a loan MODIFICATION program.
CHASE CHAMP is Chase's version of a CHAMP loan.
Which you probably won't get!

Please forgive my negativity, and ... more
0 votes Share Flag Thu Jan 5, 2012 Home Selling in Atlanta
Potential Se…, Home Seller in Old Fourth Ward, Atl...
Potential Seller answered:
Doing a lite kitchen remodel. Not replacing new white applicances w/stainless, so what's the best resale value for replacing our countertops?
Thanks for everyone's responses. We went with Absolute Black leathered granite countertops (a suggestion from my realtor who helped me buy the house) and it looks great with the sp ... more
0 votes Share Flag Fri Nov 18, 2011 Home Selling in 30312
Sally English, Real Estate Pro in 30345
Sally English answered:
I have a current mortgage and would like to sell this house and get another one
UPDATE: 30340 is still selling even though most of Atlanta (especially outside the perimeter) is slow. Just sold a really nice home at the $250.000 price mark. It is a good time to b ... more
0 votes Share Flag Fri Nov 18, 2011 Home Selling in 30340
Potential Se…, Home Seller in Old Fourth Ward, Atl...
Potential Seller answered:
My husband and I are looking to rent before we buy. We are considering Cabbagetown/Reynoldstown. WE are concerned about schools and resale, any adv?
Transitional neighborhood with cute houses. Close to a lot that the city has to offer. But the schools are terrible, and it will impact your resale. That's the boat I'm in (li ... more
0 votes Share Flag Fri Nov 18, 2011 Home Selling in 30328
Lisa Reeves, Real Estate Pro in 33606
Lisa Reeves answered:
HELP!! Trulia has our Sq Footage as half of actual (and subsequent $ per SF are doubled in the calculation)
It looks like Trulia is misreading the information from the property appraisers office of Dekalb County - the public information shows each floor of your home separately and not totaled ... more
0 votes Share Flag Mon Oct 31, 2011 Home Selling in 30307
Bill Polack, Real Estate Pro in Atlanta, GA
Bill Polack answered:
Atlanta - we have been renting out a 2nd home for 2 years & now want to sell. How much of the loss can we write off to the original purchase?
When completed, please send your loss statement to Barney Frank and Chris Dodd and thank them for destroying home values in the United States.
0 votes Share Flag Sat Oct 29, 2011 Home Selling in Atlanta
Carol Perdew, Real Estate Pro in Central Valley, CA
Carol Perdew answered:
Looking for INFO from any "Short Sale" where the seller signed a promissory note to second mortgage holder at closing. Comments
Sally,

The guidelines for short sale transactions appear to continuously changing. Although some of the short sale second lenders are not requiring a promissory note, many of the sh ... more
0 votes Share Flag Fri Oct 28, 2011 Home Selling in Atlanta
Bill Gassett, Real Estate Pro in Hopkinton, MA
Bill Gassett answered:
do you have to pay your mortgage when your home is up for short sale?
Here is a terrific reference that discusses whether or not you should continue to pay your mortgage or not: http://massrealestatenews.com/stop-making-mortgage-payments-during-a-short-sa ... more
1 vote Share Flag Sat Sep 24, 2011 Home Selling in Atlanta
Kathleen Cle…, Real Estate Pro in Atlanta, GA
Kathleen Clementi answered:
A friend in Atlanta was recently transfered out of state. She rented her condo and now the condo assoc has told her she cannot rent (already at 25%).
There is a new Legal contract that may help her around this issue. It is called a Joint Residential Ownership Agreement. I would be glad to forward the name of the lawyer that has deve ... more
0 votes Share Flag Wed Sep 7, 2011 Home Selling in Atlanta
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