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Mack McCoy, Real Estate Pro in Seattle, WA
Mack McCoy answered:
Hi, I'm from Malaysia. I am interested in homes around Brasfield Sq, Atlanta. What are the prices ranging for a 3-4 bedroom house/townhouse?
Applying for a visa is a separate activity from buying property in the US. You can buy property in the US without being a resident, and owning property in the US does not give you the r ... more
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Michael Hamm…, Real Estate Pro in 30078
Michael Hammond answered:
I'm looking for a ranch-style home ($350K-$450K) in the Atlanta area. What is the most respected suburb where I might find such a home?
There are over 190 home listed on the MLS, Allison, in metro Atlanta that meet your criteria. Now all we have to do is narrow down your description of a "most respected suburb" that wou ... more
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K.C. Jones, Real Estate Pro in Texas
K.C. Jones answered:
A question about a First Mortgage
60-90 days before you want to move is plenty of time, but you may want to apply now just to make sure you're on the right track. If you apply now we'll have plenty of time to work thro ... more
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Dave Herren, Real Estate Pro in 30306
Dave Herren answered:
Company that can conduct a compaction test
Amar,

You need to contact a geotechnical engineering firm. Google "geotechnical Engineering" or Look up one of these national firms: ECS Limited, PSI, or Mactec and call the neares ... more
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Silas Frazier…, Real Estate Pro in Tucker, GA
Silas Frazier Jr. answered:
I am looking to purchase 2 condos as a rental property. I am in MA so I am in need of a Atlanta based REA. Can anyone help?
Yes I can. If you are interested in being my client. I will look out for your best interest. Please contact me at Silas@SilasFrazierRealty.com
0 votes Share Flag Wed Mar 13, 2013 Home Buying in Atlanta
Hank Miller…, Real Estate Pro in Alpharetta, GA
Hank Miller Broker Appraiser answered:
Is it too late for an investor to invest in Atlanta?
The frenzy is on right now - and I don't really understand it. I think there's a "investor" bubble; Atlanta is a different market and the ruin of many "investors" - especially distant o ... more
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Lee Taylor, Real Estate Pro in Decatur, GA
Lee Taylor answered:
What should Atlanta be famous for?
Atlanta should be famous for winning a Super Bowl but we ain't got dat dun yet...
0 votes Share Flag Fri Mar 22, 2013 Home Buying in Atlanta
Tyler L. Wil…, Real Estate Pro in Atlanta, GA
Tyler L. Willis answered:
Purchasing a 2BR/2BA garden unit in Weatherstone complex, 30324 zip code for 110,000
Hi Joc,

One good thing is that the condo is a two bed two bath. The next thing you want to make sure is that the building is FHA approved. In my experience if the complex is not FHA ... more
0 votes Share Flag Tue Aug 6, 2013 Home Buying in 30324
Bruce Ailion, Real Estate Pro in Marietta, GA
Bruce Ailion answered:
I currently bank with a credit union. Is a credit union a good source for home loans. My credit score 710. Any advice?
Twitty,

A credit union is an excellent source for a home loan. A little known fact is Georgia credit unions are exempt from paying the State intangibles tax of $3.00 per thousand, s ... more
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Lee Taylor, Real Estate Pro in Decatur, GA
Lee Taylor answered:
buying a home near a higway
I just wrote this email to my client, looking at a shadow inventory house in Underwood Hills - copy/paste:

"Nothing on record for lease or for sale in either MLS going back years. So ... more
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Tim Moore, Real Estate Pro in Nags Head, NC
Tim Moore answered:
If paying cash for a short sell, is it faster closing?
NOPE. The bank is going to lose money because it is a short sale and they don't like that so they are in no big hurry to do so. A bank waiting an extra 3 weeks for a loan to go through ... more
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Aleta Saunde…, Real Estate Pro in Atlanta, GA
Aleta Saunders answered:
I'm gay in my late 40's moving to Atlanta. I do not want to live in Midtown. What neighborhoods are progressive and welcoming?
There are many progressive throughout the metropolitan Atlanta area, Brookhaven, Vinings, Inman Park,etc. it depends on what kind of services you are looking for. I would love to assist ... more
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Courtney Gore…, Real Estate Pro in Snellville, GA
Courtney Gore Smith answered:
Why are short sales more of a waiting game than a normal home purchase?
because the lender if taking a shortage on what the seller actually owes it has to go through a chain of commands and investors to get the sales price approved (shortage)
0 votes Share Flag Sun Feb 24, 2013 Home Buying in Atlanta
Rodney Mason, Real Estate Pro in Atlanta, GA
Rodney Mason answered:
Land Loan in Atlanta.
Hi Luis,
A lot loan would only be for a vacant lot. A property with a home already on it would not qualify as a lot loan. You are most likely looking at some type of a secured loan t ... more
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Rob Whitfiel…, Real Estate Pro in Roswell, GA
Rob Whitfield-Broker/Inspector answered:
good realtor working for out-of-state house buyer
I might be able to help you - depending on your expectations and goals.

Give me a shout.


Best,

Robert Whitfield
Broker/Owner
Professional Buyers Broker
New Home Constru ... more
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Michael Hamm…, Real Estate Pro in 30078
Michael Hammond answered:
Atlanta and Near By Suburbs - which area as a foreigner I should consider for an Investment.
What type investment property and what expected ROI are you seeking, Tarak? Please call, text or email if we can provide further assistance. Good Luck!

Michael Hammond
SellsReal ... more
0 votes Share Flag Sat Feb 23, 2013 Home Buying in Atlanta
Giovanni Rus…, Real Estate Pro in 30328
Giovanni Russo answered:
ELLENWOOD/DECATUR, GA AGENTS REALTORS
This is where I would go!

Let me know if you'd like an introduction.

http://www.emmettcarr.com/

Giovanni M. Russo

Real Estate Consultant |



www.TodaysAtlanta ... more
0 votes Share Flag Sat Feb 23, 2013 Home Buying in Atlanta
Charles Rori…, Real Estate Pro in Grants Pass, OR
Charles Rorive answered:
I'm looking to start a repo cleaning service. How do I find jobs in South Carolina, Georgia, North Carolina and Florida?
The best way to find jobs working on foreclosed properties is to:
1 - Make sure that you are licensed (contractor's license) and bonded.
2 - Start contacting the banks, re ... more
0 votes Share Flag Sat Feb 16, 2013 Home Buying in Atlanta
Rhonda Simps…, Real Estate Pro in Atlanta, GA
Rhonda Simpson answered:
We just purchased a new construction home and have a question about getting it inspected?
What did your agent advise you?
0 votes Share Flag Sat Feb 16, 2013 Home Buying in Atlanta
Rodney Mason, Real Estate Pro in Atlanta, GA
Rodney Mason answered:
trying to buy a home ,credit in the high 500s is this possible?
For an FHA mortgage, most lenders require a 640+ credit score for the last 2-3 years now.

Prospect Mortgage is one of the few direct lenders to offer an FHA 580-639 FICO loan progra ... more
0 votes Share Flag Thu Mar 14, 2013 Home Buying in Atlanta
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