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Sun Nov 19, 2017
Otha Greer asked:
Why listing FMLS #5925972 for 195 14th Street, Unit 511, Atlanta, GA 30309 is not featured on your daily rental email notifications.
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Wed Sep 27, 2017
cathibra asked:
Price range up to $1100; utilities included, free parking and washer/dryer on premises would be a dream come true! Thank you!
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Fri Apr 21, 2017
Mary answered:

We have closed your Trulia profile on your behalf. Please let us know if you have any additional questions.

Thank you for using Trulia!

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Thu Aug 18, 2016
Gwendolen Smith asked:
Mon Oct 26, 2015
thinz answered:
If you have one loan, on average it will take 3-4 months. The equator process is actually not as slow as you think...the problem is that many agents do not know how to effectively manage their cases on Equator. If you complete tasks ahead of schedule, and follow-up with phone calls to the servicer's negotiator, things move quickly. Tom Hinz ... more
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Thu Jun 25, 2015
jennifer.friese asked:
Thu May 28, 2015
Leslie answered:
Hi Melissa,

I recommend that you start looking about 6 weeks to 2 months prior to your expected move date so that you have an opportunity to find just what you are looking for and won't feel rushed. Most homes are not marketed any longer than that. Once you know the general location you are looking for an a budget in mind feel free to contact me to see what we have coming up around that time frame. :) ... more
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Sat May 9, 2015
dherleyloans answered:
Do not use all of these Private Money Lender here, there are not legitimate and if they have a free email account tag i.e. yahoo, gmail, hotmail, live etc then they are not legitimate. If they have telephone number with international dialing codes from Nigeria, India, UK, Singapore and France then you have to beware. A legitimate company would have a genuine website, personalized email address/account and based in the country they claim they are. I would recommend anyone looking a a serious/honest loan lender to visit: DAVID HERLEY FINANCE HOME BASED IN THE USA and their reputation speaks louder than others in the industry when it come to obtaining all kinds of loan, mortgage, debt consolidation and Real Estate Loans. Their full website information and contact details are tel no: +1 (321)-323-1809, Website: or Email: located in Orlando, Florida. USA. ... more
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Fri Apr 24, 2015
Simon Watson answered:
One way for sale by owners to show up on the Trulia listings is to
post it on a web site called FIZBER.COM, it will show up on Truila within 24-48 hours

Simon Watson
Keller Williams Realty-East Bay
VA Buyer Experts
(925) 286-7112
(510) 859-4773
BRE 01881304
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Mon Dec 15, 2014
Todd Schneider answered:
I agree with the others. The agent has no control over this process. All they can do is try to provide updates to you. Until the bank accepts the short sale you will have to keep waiting. If there is more than one bank involved it can definitely take longer. As a buyers agent I don't start the escrow until I have in my hands the signed short sale agreement. We have had some deals in California where the listing agent would say that they have full approval. The escrow would start, and then when it came time to close all of a sudden the bank says it was never approved. That is why I insist on a written approval from the bank. I never have trouble getting it as long as it has been approved. Good luck! ... more
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Thu Jul 31, 2014
Deb Stephens answered:
Hi Lee, I live in midtown and know the market very well and would love to talk. Give me a call at 678-596-4385. Deb
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Sat May 24, 2014
"Brenda Lee" Foster answered:
Happy Memorial Day, B3D Investors!

By now you probably have lots of experience! So just wanted to know if you are still interested in the Atlanta, GA market for multifamily homes! Please e-mail me at
or feel free to text/call! I would need to know how much you wish to invest, are you interested in Single Family Detached homes also, do you need a property manager for your properties or will you manage yourself and are you willing to rehab. I would like to help us make your investing experience a win-win experience for everyone! By the way, we require an in-person meeting at our office before we start.
Thank you for your inquiry.

"Brenda Lee" Foster, 678.558.8098
RE/MAX Grand South
Atlanta(Buckhead), GA 30305
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Fri Oct 18, 2013
LaShonda Solomon answered:
Hi Monica,

A seller does not have to be behind on mortgage payments in order to qualify for a short sale. In my experience facilitating short sales, Wells Fargo is one of the better lenders to work work with. As long as they are provided with all of the required documents within a reasonable time frame, we have received approvals within an 8 to 12 week time frame. However, each short sale is different. You have to consider all of the variables such as the type of short sale, the negotiator, the seller and even the listing agent/facilitator.

I have never seen a short sale with Wells Fargo take over a year. Are you the listing agent? If so have you been in touch with the negotiator or even had the file escalated? If I can answer any specific questions for you, please feel free to reach out to me.

LaShonda Solomon
Associate Broker
Keller Williams Realty Signature Partners
(678) 477-5226
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Thu Dec 20, 2012
Natalie Keller Williams answered:
Wow what a move.. that's awesome!! Welcome to ATL (in advance) :)
I remember when I moved from South America to here.. what an experience!!

Georgia is a great place to live. There are a lot of nice areas, neighborhoods in Fulton County.
I know of great restaurants, that you will never be bored.. lol :)

I'll tell you what.. you should contact Helen Archer at Keller Williams and I am sure she will be more than glad to assist you on your relocation. She knows the Peachtree area very, very well!!

Her contact information is:

Helen Archer
Keller Williams Realty First Atlanta

Best of luck and great success for 2013!!
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Thu Dec 13, 2012
David Herren answered:

As a Realtor I cannot give legal or financial advice. You should consult an attorney or accountant who is familiar with real estate investments by non-citizens. Once you are clear about the legal and business aspects of real estate ownership, call me and I will be glad to help find that property which meets your investment goals.


Dave Herren
Best Atlanta Properties
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Thu Dec 13, 2012
David Herren answered:

Sounds like you are not getting very good information about the short sale process. For instance, you should not have done your inspections without a written acceptance of your offer and a proposed closing date. I know just enough about short sales to know I need a professional short sale negotiator in my corner, a very good one. Call me and I will give you their contact information.

Best of Luck,

Dave Herren
Best Atlanta Properties
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Thu Aug 16, 2012
Lisa Allen, Buyers and Sellers answered:
If the seller has an experienced Short Sale Specialist in place, the process should be very easy and relatively 'quick' as far as short sales go. The problem that you are facing is that someone made an offer before yours or another offer was accepted in a multiple offer situation. The seller can only sell their home to one person so once the first contract is signed, the next offer in line can only be held as a 'back up'. The banks are not allowing agents to send them multiple 'unsigned' offers...the seller must sign first then send to bank for approval.

Short Sales are a great way to get a good to great deal on a home. They do sell for less than fair market value and you will need to determine if this 'good deal' is worth the wait. Short Sales do have some advantages to foreclosures though...usually better condition (sellers currently live in home and seller's disclosure filled out), some seller's may opt to do some repairs and of course, below market list price.

I would continue looking at all types of properties when buying a home...short sales, foreclosures AND normal resales...everyone has a price so don't rule it out just because...

Good Luck and let me know if you have any further questions,

Lisa Allen, CDPE, CDRS, SFR
Short Sale Specialist
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Sat Aug 4, 2012
Caroline York answered:
Should not have any problems. Have your agent put it in writing. Explain that after revewing your financial picture the verbal offer may not work so you are asking them to consider the attached writte offer.. Also ask your agent to present this in a way that keep communications open with the seller so they know that you are very interested in the property and trying to make it work for both parties. Often a party in the negotiations can miscommunicate and get emotions going. That never helps the bottom line for either the buyer or the seller. Put your offer in writing. Even if you were going to make the same offer as the one you made verbally should be in writing. You are making a major investment and I don't care if you are buying a property from your parents - put everything in writing. ... more
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Wed Jun 27, 2012
I am not clear if you are the owner doing the financing or the buyer looking to finance the purchase. In order to do a refinance, you name has to be on title now. If you are purchasing the property and not currently on title, then it would be considered to be a regualr purchase transaction.

Rodney Mason, NMLS #151088
Sr Loan Officer
Prospect Mortgage
825 Juniper St NE, Atlanta, GA 30308
Office: (404) 591-2453
Apply Online at
Licensed in Alabama & Georgia

Prospect Mortgage offers a full selection of mortgage programs including:
Conventional | FHA | FHA 580-639 FICO | FHA 203K Renovation (Streamline & Consultant) | HomePath® | HomePath® Renovation | HomeStyle® Renovation | VA | USDA | GA Dream | Jumbo Financing
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