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Mon Oct 31, 2016
Maricris A answered:

We didn't get enough information about your problem to resolve the issue. Please provide us with complete property address and we will be happy to assist you.


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Tue Aug 9, 2016
Angelica P answered:

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For future reference, you can feel free to contact us about this type of inquiry through our contact form here:

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Mon Apr 25, 2016
J. Martin asked:
property address is in woodstock, ga
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Fri Jan 1, 2016
Cassandra M. Bickel answered:
Trulia does not give a full realistic VALUE on your home as it does not know anything other than public records. What it gives is a general value for the area.

If you want to get a better and more realistic value on your home I would suggest contacting a local Realtor® or hiring an appraiser.

If your home is for sale, most buyers will be working with an agent who will run realistic and accurate comps when determining the value of your home.

Good luck!
Cassandra Bickel, Realtor®
ERA Sunrise Realty
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Tue May 13, 2014
Heidi Wang Real Estate GA answered:
Per MarketTrends Data Source from CoreLogic – Woodstock GA 30189
Avg Sold Price : $194567 in 2013; $163103 in 2012 (19.29 % increased)
Avg Days on Market: 93 days in 2013; 122 days in 2012 (23.77 % decreased)

Per Local Market Insight April 2014 Data Source from CoreLogic – Woodstock GA 30189

New Listings: YTD 2014 - 291; 2013 -239 (21.8 % increased)
Closed Sales: YTD 2014 – 126; 2013 -168 (25 % decreased)
New Pending: YTD 2014 -197; 2013 -221 (10.9% decreased)
Median Sold Price – YTD 2014 : $184000; 2013 : $161500 (13.9% increased)

If you need Woodstock GA 30189 Market Statistics Detailed Report (Data Source from CoreLogic), please let me know. Thanks

Heidi Wang
Associate Broker
Mustang Properties
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Thu Apr 24, 2014
Kirsten Wellborn answered:
Hi Rdoody1984, I answered on your other question. The property for sale is legit, but the rental is a hijacked scam.

Please feel free to contact me if you have any questions. I am the listing agent.

Kirsten Wellborn
Garrett Realty
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Fri May 31, 2013
Betty D. Scyphers answered:
It depends on the house and neighborhood. One elementary school area is moving fast. Let me know if I can help. Re/Max Town & Country
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Mon Jan 30, 2012
Gary and Karina Youngman answered:
There are many factors in a short sale...

#1) Inform your client of the worst case scenario (the deal may fall apart)

#2) Try to show properties that have completed the hardship package... or at least submitted it...

#3) Ask if there are offers pending

4) Find out if there is an agreed upon price...

5) Find the bank(s) holding the notes... more than one can add additional complications...
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Wed Sep 28, 2011
Hank Miller answered:
Have the HOA do the leg work, they have legal contacts that are likeluy on retainer.

FNMA does rent homes, I appraise occupied homes every once in a while and the crazy idea of renting them in volume has again been brought up despite a history of failure.

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Thu Sep 16, 2010
Desari Jabbar answered:
Answer the phone or at least return telephone calls or emails. Don't disappear when things get tough and you find out the applicant won't qualify for the property and you can't close the loan. ... more
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Thu Aug 26, 2010
Courtney Gore Smith answered:
Mr. Wilkes is right. you can google the counties tax divison many have the list available online.
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Wed Sep 2, 2009
Sally W. Hamby answered:
As Mike Pennington with Maxsel asked, what is affordable for you? If you have money to put down you might qualify for a REVERSE MORTGAGE. The REVERSE has no payment.

Sally W. Hamby
The Sally Team
404 644 7696
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Sun Feb 3, 2008
Deryk Harper answered:
Hi Lindsey,
January sales data for metro Atlanta is in.

Agents' comments below are correct for the most part. The stats for your area are much better than the overall metro Atlanta area. Based on the last 12 months sales data, there is anywhere from 4.1 to 20 months of inventory for resale single family homes under $300,000 & much higher for homes over that price. The lower the price range the better the stats . Average days on the market for under 300k homes range from 60 to about 90. This is all good.

If we look at just January's data that's also good. For residential detached home sales in areas 112 & 113 (South Cherokee east & west of 575) there were 87 closed sales. 472 new listings also came on the market thus increasing the available inventory. Average days on market for those sales was 84 west of 575 & 124 east of 575. While homes are taking longer to sell they are still selling. It is worth noting that there were also 274 listings that expired WITHOUT selling & another 80 that were withdrawn from the market without selling. Subtract that from the new listings & we have an adjusted 118 new listings. Many of these "new" listings are expired or withdrawn listings that have "relisted". Average sales price was $196,512 west of 575 & $255,421 east of 575. Sales price to list price ratio was 95.6% east of 575 & 92.5% west.

This was just posted on our multiple listing service this past Friday. It will give you an overall picture of metro Atlanta & it is not very good.

We are starting 2009 the way we left off in 2008. There were 2,520 closings for all single family housing in January or a decline of 24.3% from January 08. We would have to go back to January 1998 to find a month with less closings than we had in January.

There were 2,220 closings for single family detached in January. This is a reduction of 22.1% from the same year ago period & the 29th monthly year-to-year decline out of the past 30 periods.

The average sale price for all single family closings in January was $181,799. You would need to go back to February 1999 for a lower average price. January’s average is also $90,000 below the all-time high from June 2007.

The average sale price for single family detached was $185,294 in January. This is 23.5% below January 2007’s average, 35% below the all-time high, and 19.4% below 08’s average.

There were actually a couple of positive trends to report. There were 6,511 expired listings for all single family in January. This is a large decline from January 08’s total of 7,619 expired listings & the 5th consecutive monthly year-to-year decline.

Withdrawn listings also declined year-to-year for all single family. There were 2,404 withdrawn listings for all single family in January 09 versus 2,906 for January 08. This was also the 6th consecutive monthly year-to-year decline for withdrawn listings for all single family.

The year-to-year drops for expired & withdrawn listings are the direct correlation to reduced inventories. For the first time since statistics have been recorded, the inventory level of all single family was lower at the end of January vs the end of December. This was also the 9th consecutive decline for all active single family inventory at the end of a monthly period. This is the longest streak since records have been kept, but with the spring season approaching it will most likely be stopped at the end of February.

Days-on-market was 96.4 for all single family closings in January 09. This was the 4th consecutive monthly year-to-year decline & was also 7.4 less DOM than the same year ago period.

I am going to repeat what I stated in December’s year-end letter, as I feel strongly that liquidity in the markets is very important for 2009. “I believe resales will have year-to-year monthly increases starting at the end of the 2nd quarter with new construction following two quarters later or the end of the year. How much we improve will depend on how effective our government will be to improve liquidity and the ability to lend for our real estate industry. If our financial markets fail in the ability to fund and fund all-types (conforming, non-conforming, jumbo, etc) of mortgages, it will be a very slow upward turnaround.”
Thank you,
Steve Palm
Smart Numbers © 2009 Smart Numbers

This points to an upcoming shortage of homes in the under $250,000 price range & a significant increase in homes for sale over $300,000. Eventually prices in the lower price range will stabilize & start to rise as more & more buyers are forced by the economy to downsize & purchase in the low range. There will be less buyers in the higher price range forcing inventory & foreclosures higher & prices lower.

Bottom line, in my opinion, if you think you will have to sell in the next 3 to 5 years get your home in the best condition & get it on the market with a great agent ASAP to get the best price.
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