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Thu Dec 15, 2016
sugarfreesailor asked:
https://www.trulia.com/property/3256462577-194-Sable-Trace-Trl-Acworth-GA-30102 is a rental property and not for sale. Very misleading price.
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Fri May 13, 2016
Aaronda R Boyd asked:
paying my rent for a year. Just need a break. I am employed. Oh, I have 14 days to find a place.
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Mon May 2, 2016
Kirsten Wellborn answered:
Typically, builders really want you to use their preferred lender. But, you have the opportunity to use who you like. They may offer more closing costs or other perks for using their preferred lender. They may require that you pre-qualify with the preferred lender to feel confident that you are a qualified buyer.

I suggest speaking with your buyers agent (yes it is important to have a buyers agent representing you even when buying new construction), as they may be able to shed some light on the situation.

Good luck in getting the home you want!
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Thu Apr 2, 2015
Anna M Brocco answered:
Rent to own is really not a good idea, therefore consider fixing whatever is preventing you from purchasing outright. Rent to own can be risky and one could stand to lose a bit of money, it favors the owner; therefore inform yourself well in advance of your search, and consider consulting with an attorney who specializes in real estate before considering the idea and or before signing any agreement. If you haven't done so yet, visit with any licensed loan officer, see if you can buy outright, or simply continue renting until a purchase can be made. ... more
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Thu Feb 19, 2015
Christine Topham answered:
The key is to work with a very experienced lender, that has a track record for cleaning up credit issues. There are lenders out there that will put a plan in place for their clients, to ensure that their loan will go through underwriting and be approved. I work with several lenders who specialize in helping buyers become credit ready. Would you like me to refer you to them?

Please feel free to contact me, I am happy to help.

You Win in Life by Helping Others!
Christine Topham
RE/MAX Unlimited
christine@teamchristine.com
Off: 770-386-0076

Serving Acworth, Cartersville, Canton, and Kennesaw Georgia since 1995
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Thu Dec 4, 2014
Kirsten Wellborn answered:
Anything in real estate is negotiable.

With that said, there are some tricks to negotiating with builders. Also, buying a spec home, will typically allow for slightly more negotiation than "custom" building one.

I always recommend that you use a buyer's agent for new home construction. It does not cost you anything, and the subdivision agents ALWAYS work for the builder with his/her best interest at heart.

Please let me know if I can answer further questions, or be of assistance.

Kirsten Wellborn
Commonwealth Real Estate Associates, LLC
404-867-5662
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Thu Dec 4, 2014
Kirsten Wellborn answered:
Hi Ashley,

If you use your income, you must also use your credit & be on the loan. Unfortunately we cannot pick the best parts from each person & use those. It is all or nothing.

Please let me know if I can answer any further questions, or assist you in any way.

Kirsten Wellborn
Commonwealth Real Estate Associates, LLC
404-867-5662
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Thu Feb 27, 2014
Hank Miller answered:
The obvious answer is that there are multiple variables. Assuming the same variables for both master down and master up, then the main one is that difference...In that case, there are two main issues. First is usually the size of the foot print; MOM tend to be larger and that usually requires a larger lot. Second is the added cost of a "horizontal" design - that larger foot print requires more site prep, concrete and more effort; it's easier and cheaper going up than out. Builders can build more homes with masters up in a given space and since it's all about profit, that's the design usually seen. Ranch homes and MOM remain popular with folks but there is a limited supply. ... more
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Tue Jan 7, 2014
Adrea Thomas answered:
Hi Hilary,
Give me a call, I'd be happy to give you with more information provided you can give me some additional details.

Adrea Thomas
Keller Williams
678-973-9373
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Tue Oct 8, 2013
Michael Hammond answered:
If you will post an address or link, Virginia, we can likely tell you where the current school district lines are drawn. Please call, text or email if we can provide further assistance. Good Luck!

Michael Hammond
SellsRealty@gmail.com
404-538-5499

http://www.georgiamls.com/agentsite/index.cfm?SiteID=HAMMONDJOHNM

http://www.chapmanhallprofessionals.com

http://www.SellsRealty.org

http://www.city-data.com/

http://www.greatschools.org/
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Tue Oct 8, 2013
My NC Homes Team answered:
People are buying the rates haven't significantly impacted this. Inventory in most areas is low, (2-3 months worth available which favors Sellers)

When homes don't sell in the first 60 days in most instances it only means one thing the property isn't priced right for it's condition.

Presently new would be buyers can't do much of anything with the Government shut down. One of the basic requirements for a mortgage is having the past two years of tax returns verified. With the IRS closed this can't be done and until the Government re-opens unless a buyer was smart and got pre-approved in the past 4-6 weeks their not going to be able to do much of anything.
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Sat Aug 3, 2013
Betty D. Scyphers answered:
I can find out for you. I have been in new home sales for years, bscyphrs@aol.com
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Sat Jul 20, 2013
Roy Bush answered:
I had a buyer that wanted to buy a home in Arizona, but he had a Chapter 7 bankruptcy 7 months ago. I introduced a loan program at http://www.cfsflex.com, they allow a mortgage after a foreclosure, short sale, or bankruptcy. There is only a six month waiting period. This is perfect for individuals looking to become homeowners again ... more
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Thu Jan 24, 2013
Sean Anderson answered:
There are a few, very few "rent-to-own" properties available. Some are listed with an agent and some are marketed directly by the homeowner. This arrangement can be complex and would highly recommend the expertise of a Real Estate Professional. If you are not currently working with a Real Estate Professional, please contact me directly to discuss your specific situation.

Best,

Sean Anderson
Associate Broker
REO Agent
770-547-4466
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Thu Dec 20, 2012
Darrell Hess answered:
Yes, checkout Rodney's answer for the link.
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Mon Aug 20, 2012
Fred Yancy answered:
Darrell: I agree with you. I have a long list of approved ready to go buyers with nothing to sell them. Banks have been promising for months that they would be releasing foreclosed inventory but I still have not seen any results of that. The house next door to me foreclosed two years ago and still has not been put on the market. Prices are definately on the rise due to the lack of inventory. ... more
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Sun Jul 22, 2012
Lindsey Haas answered:
Here is their website with tons of information and contact info as well. You can call them anytime and ask questions. Many people do so to verify fees and dock permits etc on listings. http://www.sam.usace.army.mil/allatoona/
I have been boating on Lake Allatoona since 1995 and sell a lot of homes on it. If you have any further questions feel free to call me 678-933-1962.
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Thu May 24, 2012
Darrell Hess answered:
Questions like these should be cleared, removed, or archived somewhere. Having this question still up as a relevant question in the area appears ridiculous.
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Sun Mar 18, 2012
Darrell Hess answered:
It may not have been relisted, but rather had its status changed. If it was under contract it would or should be showing a contingent status of some sorts or pending status. Check to see if this is showing Active status or one of the aforementioned statuses. ... more
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