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Brian White, Real Estate Pro in Atlanta, GA
Brian White answered:
Disabled Vet wants to sell 3/2 home in disrepair, 1.85 acre in Duluth. Is it even possible to sell if you have no money for repairs?
Of course you can! Buyers purchase properties in need of repair every day. Some investors prefer to purchase properties which need some work because they can get a better deal on a fi ... more
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Rodney Mason, Real Estate Pro in Atlanta, GA
Rodney Mason answered:
I am on the security deed, but not the mortgage loan. How do i remove myself from the security deed?
You would have to consult with a Real Estate Attorney on that matter.

Regards,
Rodney Mason, NMLS #151088
Sr Loan Officer
Prospect Mortgage
825 Juniper St NE, Atlanta, GA 303 ... more
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Ava Anderson, Real Estate Pro in 30078
Ava Anderson answered:
Hi! I am interested in purchasing a single family home for myself and I need info on finding a buyer's agent and getting downpayment assistance...
Hi E Tay,

Congratulations on your decision to purchase a home! A buyers agent is a Realtor® or real estate agent who primarily works with buyers. This agent would work for and ... more
0 votes Share Flag Sun Dec 9, 2012 Home Buying in Atlanta
Fred Yancy, Real Estate Pro in Woodstock, GA
Fred Yancy answered:
I have a 560 credit score and I would like to purchase a house. What steps should I take?
What You Can Do to Improve Your Credit Score

Credit scores, along with your overall income and debt, are big factors in determining whether you’ll qualify for a loan and what ... more
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Veronika Bar…, Real Estate Pro in Roswell, GA
Veronika Barash answered:
Garden Hills Elementary...is ist getting any better? Not sure what the problems are, but it gets a low rating for schools...
Hi Harold,

Did you check on schooldigger.com? That's a great site showing you the trends on school's performance.

Feel free to call or email if I can be of futher help to you.

... more
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Stephany Cro…, Real Estate Pro in Decatur, GA
Stephany Cross answered:
Which are the best family friendly neighborhoods near city parks?
Atlanta is lucky to have quite a large tree cover and park areas. Where the best places are for parks is a wide open question. You need to narrow down your search. Where will you be wor ... more
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Sherry Bailey, Real Estate Pro in Atlanta, GA
Sherry Bailey answered:
What's the best lake in a North Georgia to purchase a second home for weekend recreational jaunts?
I guess that would all be a matter of personal perspective and my personal favorite is Lake Burton. The scenery there is absolutely breathtaking! However, there are plenty to choose fro ... more
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Morgan Campb…,  in Valdosta, GA
Morgan Campbell answered:
Hi, i am looking for an Atlanta bank that can do a renovation/construction loan on top of a new home purchase. Any advice?
I can lend you up to $35K to renovate your home. Please fill out my online loan application and I will be glad to assist you!
0 votes Share Flag Mon Dec 3, 2012 Home Buying in Atlanta
Alan May, Real Estate Pro in 60201
Alan May answered:
Seller's agent playing games... any recourse?
It depends on how your purchase contract reads. Ask your Realtor (and/or real estate attorney).
0 votes Share Flag Wed Nov 28, 2012 Home Buying in Atlanta
Bruce Ailion, Real Estate Pro in Marietta, GA
Bruce Ailion answered:
REOs for sale in Atlanta area (West End, Mid Town, Decatur, Stone Mtn, etc)
By definition homes in the $10 to 20K price range need substantial rehab, if they did not need substantial rehab they would not be in that price range. Also by definition they are in ... more
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Debra (Debbi…, Real Estate Pro in Livingston, NJ
Debra (Debbie) Rose answered:
Getting down payments back
Sorry, but no one can really answer that question for you....you need to read your contract to see what the terms are.

Usually there are certain time periods/contingencies which gi ... more
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Giovanni Rus…, Real Estate Pro in 30328
Giovanni Russo answered:
Our current home is 40% underwater in Ga and we will use VA loan to purchase a new home. I have a renter but can't find a lender who will take
Most lenders are going to want some type of "rental history" over time to determine that you are actually obtaining that income.

This is a rather detailed conversation, I'd suggest c ... more
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Ron Thomas, Real Estate Pro in Fresno, CA
Ron Thomas answered:
Will they do a lease purchase on this house.?
Lease/Option
You are desperate!
Your Credit or Finances, or both, will not allow you to go the conventional route:
You need the Seller to help you out!

The Seller will know it, ... more
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Lee Taylor, Real Estate Pro in Decatur, GA
Lee Taylor answered:
Areas with affordable (80-100k) housing in Atlanta, GA?
Too many to mention, but I like the 30310 for what you seek - Adair Park, etc.
0 votes Share Flag Fri Nov 16, 2012 Home Buying in Atlanta
Rodney Mason, Real Estate Pro in Atlanta, GA
Rodney Mason answered:
Do you have to put down 3.5% when using a 203k and streamlined k loan if improvements are 35,500?
All FHA mortgages, except HUD REO's, require a 3.5% minimum down payment. HUD does not allow repairs to exceed $35,000 under their Streamline 203K program. Only the Consultant 203K al ... more
0 votes Share Flag Sun Dec 9, 2012 Home Buying in Ormewood Park
Dave Herren, Real Estate Pro in 30306
Dave Herren answered:
i'm trying to find the demographics for a business in Buckhead: around the Piedmont area?
I am not sure exactly what demographics you need, but you might start with the US Census website:

http://www.census.gov


Best,

Dave Herren
404-425-4945
Best Atlanta Properti ... more
0 votes Share Flag Mon Nov 12, 2012 Home Buying in Atlanta
Brent Hill, Real Estate Pro in Atlanta, GA
Brent Hill answered:
I'm an investor looking to buy or "lease to own" a multifamily property in Atlanta. Can any other investors help point me in the right?
Your first step is really to simply find an agent that you feel comfortable working with. Interview a few and see who is the most knowledgeable with the aspects that you are looking for ... more
0 votes Share Flag Tue Nov 13, 2012 Home Buying in Atlanta
Ron Thomas, Real Estate Pro in Fresno, CA
Ron Thomas answered:
is it illegal to rent a property that is in foreclosure and has been foreclosed on.?
It would be illegal to rent -out a property that YOU do not own:
If the property has been FORECLOSED, then the Bank now owns it,
and the Bank does not rent-out property.

If someone ... more
0 votes Share Flag Wed Nov 14, 2012 Home Buying in Atlanta
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