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Home Buying in 30067 : Real Estate Advice

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Solomon Gree…, Real Estate Pro in Duluth, GA
Sun Dec 18, 2016
Solomon Greene answered:

No, I would not recommend opening a new credit card at this time. A new credit card inquiry will be a hard pull that could lower your score temporarily. If you pay down your existing credit card debt, it will very likely increase your credit score around the time that a mortgage lender will be reviewing your credit. If you go that route, please be mindful of the funds that will be required of you to close.

I'd welcome the opportunity to speak with you about it. If you're not working with an agent, please call.


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Marvette Cri…, Home Buyer in Atlanta, GA
Wed Jul 20, 2016
Marvette Critney answered:
There is no list of NACA agents per se, NACA has their own in house agents. Then there are agents like me that do a ton of naca transactions. Marvette Critney Opulence Real Estate Group. 4043964519 ... more
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Hadyn_c, Renter in Marietta, GA
Wed Jun 29, 2016
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Joanneandmike, Home Buyer in Lusby, MD
Sat Feb 13, 2016
Joanneandmike answered:
All you need to do is go to your saved searches and delete them. If you don't want any more emails, at the bottom page of the email sent in tiny letters in unsubscribe link.
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Wolfert & Wr…, Real Estate Pro in Roswell, GA
Fri Jun 27, 2014
Wolfert & Wrenn Real Estate Team answered:
Possibly. The attorney may want it to be in his account for period of time to make sure the deposit is secure. We partner with excellent closing attorneys who can work with you to get this done. Please contact me if we can be of help.

Barry Wolfert, Associate Broker
Wolfert & Wrenn Team - Keller Williams
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Kirsten Well…, Real Estate Pro in Atlanta, GA
Sun Mar 16, 2014
Kirsten Wellborn answered:
I am very familiar with the Franklin Road area, and there are some communities within 15 minutes that I would be happy to send you. Please let me know if I can help.

Kirsten Wellborn
Garrett Realty
404 867 5662
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lecoolitguy, Other/Just Looking in Marietta, GA
Thu Nov 21, 2013
lecoolitguy answered:
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Matthew Share, Real Estate Pro in Marietta, GA
Wed Mar 13, 2013
Matthew Share answered:
As far as credit score, there is no substitute for actually getting prequalified by a lender and having them pull the score that will actually be used for your loan underwriting. This is especially true if your score is on the lower side. If you have an 800 FICO score when pulling it yourself then chances are it will be at least satisfactory when the lender pulls it and you have nothing to worry about. But, if you have a 690 when pulling yourself and the loan product you will be using requires a minimum 680 then it is imperative that you have the lender pull it rather than speculate that it will be within range and find out later that your speculation was incorrect.

After you get all that worked out, your next step will be to find an agent to work with. I would love to speak with you about that so give me a call at 678-520-3113.
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Deryk Harper, Real Estate Pro in Alpharetta, GA
Mon May 7, 2012
Deryk Harper answered:
HI Justin,
I have lived in the metro Atlanta area since 1965. I grew up off of Powers Ferry Rd and lived in several different homes there within about 5 blocks of each other. My mother has lived in the same home off of Oriole Lane for over 30 years. At one point, or another, I have been inside most of the homes in the area. I even attended Powers Ferry Elementary School.
The neighborhood has definitely changed. If you want to discuss the particular home you are purchasing, and rent values / ROI/property management, give me a call at 770-722-6922. I own my own property management brokerage and I am also an associate Broker with Keller Williams Realty for real estate sales. Marietta is not in my service area but I would be happy to share my experience there, and the pros/cons of property management, as a neutral 3rd party. If needed, I can refer you to a good property manager in that area.
Deryk Harper
Key Locations Property Management LLC
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Maribel Padra, Real Estate Pro in Roswell, GA
Wed Dec 15, 2010
Maribel Padra answered:
That school has a very high demand. There are some available at that price mostly short sales or foreclosure fixer uppers. If you need any assistance with your search, please do not hesitate to call me at my cell 678-521-9231. I know that market pretty well and it is my neighborhood too. Thanks, Maribel Padra ... more
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Ken Rizza,  in Marietta, GA
Tue Dec 14, 2010
Ken Rizza answered:
Hi Maggie- the reverse mortgage idea might not be a bad one although at 64 your mom would have to owner occupy it in order to get the loan. She would have to put down quite a bit also because of her "young" age. Can you shake the family tree to see who else might fall out that can help you? Mom and Dad can buy it as an investment property (20% down) and you can be added to title. When your income and credit are ok it can then be refinanced to take them off the property and it won't have to be treated as a sale because you will already be on the title. I have been lending for 18 years so if you would like to discuss some options just give me a call. Ken Rizza 678-442-9454 ... more
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Solomon Gree…, Real Estate Pro in Duluth, GA
Wed Jul 8, 2009
Solomon Greene answered:
I'll pile on and add my congrats too.

While the NSP funds referenced below have all been reserved (there was a waiting list for funds last week in excess of 150 people), several other options are available for first time home buyers. Read the fliers at the blog link below to find out about several down payment assistance programs including the federal down payment assistance program that will multiply the funds you have for the down payment by five. If you are contributing $500 (the minimum), this program will add an additional $2500 for a grand total of $3,000! Accordingly, if you have $2,000 to contribute, the program will add an additional $10,000 (the maximum) for a grand total of $12,000 in down payment toward the purchase of your new or existing home. Restrictions apply, so please be sure to read all about it and the others too.

If you are NOT working with an agent, please call me for more information.

Solomon Greene
REALTOR® / HUD-Certified Affordable Housing Consultant - Keller Williams Realty Atlanta Partners
(678) 775-2677
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