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Sat Aug 26, 2017
Terrence Wright asked:
I'm a Realtor in Atlanta and my listing has posted to your site, however when you type in the address my brokerage's logo blocks the listing instead of being able to view…
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Thu Apr 28, 2016
Alysse Musgrave answered:
No, you can't. Some lenders might offer you a loan with a 580 credit score, but interest rates are based on a lender's risk. The higher the risk to the lender, the higher the cost to the borrower. Get your credit score up to about 640 before you try to buy a home.

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Sun Nov 1, 2015
Sally Grenier answered:
Keep in mind that Trulia is just a marketing website designed to make a profit off of us agents with listings. It is a giant database that pulls listings from different sources, such as MLSs and public records. The data is notoriously outdated and inaccurate.

Since your home is not listed for sale, I wouldn't worry about it. If anything, I'd be happy it's not your house pictured in the photo! Most people on here complaining about inaccurate photos are usually worried about security and privacy and want the photos removed!
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Wed Jan 14, 2015
Brian F. Walsh Downtown CHS answered:
Hi Jerald,

You should start by claiming the property. Under the main picture scroll over the button "Edit home facts". Then click on "Claim this home" Click on your name and it will probably prompt you through a series of steps to register and be able to change the pictures.

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Wed Feb 5, 2014
Steve Quintana answered:
Whether the credit for closing costs shows up depends on how the credit is applied:

1. If the credit is applied to the buyers costs of closing the sales price will likely remain the same and thus the credit will not be reflected in the sales price, which in turn may be recorded in the county records.

2. If the credit is applied as a price reduction to the sales price the price recorded at the county will be lower than the originally agreed sales price of the home.

Some lenders prefer to see seller credits handled as a price reduction rather than as a credit on the closing statement. A credit on the closing statement can raise questions about seller kick-backs and that can slow down or derail a loan.
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Wed Feb 5, 2014
Don Lantier answered:
The best thing about Vinings Estates is that it is too large to ever fail
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Mon May 27, 2013
Vanessa Williams answered:
i would be happy to take you on a visit to both properties if you have not done so. I can then inquire about the Homeowners associations or, we may even see some neighbors for first hand info. Call me at 404-213-0422 and let's go!!! :) Vanessa ... more
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Mon Oct 15, 2012
Laquita Baez answered:
Hi Cavon Hicks,
I see you may be considering purchasing a home in Mableton or Vinings Esates- two fine areas.
Best with your home search!

Laquita Baez
Licensed Realtor in GA and NJ
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Sat Oct 13, 2012
Jacklin Solomon answered:
In addition to Mableton and Vinings, the school is close to Virginia Highland, Druid Hills and Little Five Points. You may consider all of your options. It depends on how many bedrooms, bathrooms, etc. you need to have. Please contact me for more details at 678-986-9226 Jacklin Solomon, Professional Real Estate Agent, Drake Realty Inc. I will be glad to meet you and provide you with a free consultation. ... more
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Sat Dec 17, 2011
Mike Price answered:
From what I hear you saying the answer looks like a "yes". I would strongly advise you to get in touch with a great mortgage lender and get them all your documentation so they can tell you exactly where you stand. If you need a referral for an excellent lender please feel free to contact me.

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Fri Mar 19, 2010
Jackye Mumphrey answered:
Hi Bob,

As a Realtor who specializes in Mableton, I would suggest only finishing the basement to the standard of how your home is on the main and upper levels. To do otherwise will hurt your ability to sell in a few years. If you are finishing the basement for just finishing the basement sake and don't plan on doing a lot while your are in it. You'd be better not not spending the money. I have a finished basement in my Mableton home as well and hardly use it unless I am entertaining friends. You will still need to heat and cool it although you may never use it. Just some quick thoughts. Good luck ... more
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Tue Aug 18, 2009
Aaron Hofmann answered:
For the most part, we have seen most of the equity obliterated in Providence. The highest resale this year was for a end-unit townhome a little larger than yours that sold for $234,000. So while you're selling for less than you paid for it, pricing has been hit hard in your neighborhood this year. You're not really competing with other new construction within the neighborhood, but you competing with Legacy down the street. And if you can't come any lower to achieve your goals, you may be wasting your time.

From a marketing perspective, buyers like lots of pictures. It doesn't appear your virtual tour is working, so you'll want to get that fixed and be sure that the virtual tour is included on

And the old adage of it only takes one buyer is true. First-time homebuyer activity has been brisk and the expectations are that it will continue through November 30th and then expect a drop-off afterwards as many first-time homebuyers are moving up their timeline to buy earlier than they originally planned. It could very well be like the push we saw when 100% financing disappeared. Sales spiked and then dropped dramatically as everyone tried to squeeze in under the deadline.
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Fri Sep 12, 2008
Amanda Pittman answered:
According to the deeds at the cobb county superior court clerk website, the builder was Cornerstone. Am I missing something?
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Thu Apr 3, 2008
Timb answered:
Why go with a Townhouse when you can rent/lease a 4 Bedroom house in the same area? Check out the following. Better yet, Buy instead of lease as it is a "Buyers Market" as my agent would say.. ... more
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Thu Mar 27, 2008
Shiloh Morgan answered:
I'm not sure how that would work for you, but I am offering a $2500.00 realtor bonus plus $500.00 toward buyers first two mortgage or lease purchase payments if you are a
qualified buyer and can close before April 30, 2008. MLS#2306690 (4961 Heritage Crossing Drive, Hiram, Georgia 30141) in McEachern School District. Contact listing agent for more details. ... more
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