Hi Shon1914, I have several renovation loan products that may work for you. We offer 203k as well as Homestyle Renovation and construction to permanent products. Feel free to visit my page and reach out with any questions.... more
Typical garages do not get counted in a homes square footage. The rule of thumb is that the space has to be finished and heated/cooled. For the most part garages do not fall in to the category and do not reflect the listed sq ft on a home. Hope that info helps.
All the best,
Harry Norman, Realtors
Understand that ANYONE can post a rental. When a deal seems too good to be true, it is.. ALWAYS verify EVERYTHING you see online with a Realtor. Realtors adhere to a strict code of ethics which offers you consumer protection and piece of mind. Flag the listings and email email@example.com... more
You would need to contact a local real estate agent. They will be able to look up that historical data for you. But, note that past performance is not a guarantee of future performance. As neighborhoods mature, things change. Just keep that in mind as you look over the data.... more
It depends on the price, location, condition, rental rate, repurchase price and your credit profile. I represent over 100 overseas investors and if it fits within their profile a transaction is possible. Send me a private message with more the property address and additional info. Bruce@LocationLocationLocation.com... more
I lean towards advising you hang on to the property, *if* it is not a hardship. Howard is one of the most desirable streets in Kirkwood.
Here are a couple of links you may find useful.
The first is a link to an article from the National Association of Realtors, which predicts that in 2014, Georgia is one of the states where housing inventories will continue to be tight and home prices are expected to increase at a rate higher than that of other states.
I can only speak for my company and our policies. Typically we charge the 1st full month's rent as a tenant placement fee, but currently we are offering a special to potential new owner/landlords. We are offering a "No Up-Front Tenant Placement Fee". We only require a $350.00 administrative fee to cover the cost of co-op and processing all the paperwork. I have found over the years that it is better to offer discounts such as this in order not only to generate a higher rate of return, but to build and expand my client database. Satisfied clients will always refer your services to someone they know or meet. It is a proven fact, when you offer professional services at a quality unbeatable price it will certainly pay off for you in the long run. My clients have and continue to be satisfied with our services and I will continue to offer discounts to grow and expand our business. Calvin Gleaton, Direct Cell: 770-652-3827.... more
Seems to be a lot of vacant homes that must be owned by someone! But in those areas you mentioned there are fewer available homes to buy and renovate that perhaps a year ago or two. It is more difficult to get investors interested if there is little to do and they don't get the deep discounts on the pricing.
Maybe that is the strategy - trying to get real homebuyers to purchase instead of of investors?? Might be a way to get the areas more stable that filled with rental, or hold for flip. Time will tell.... more
Almost all good answers - I gave out some thumbs up.
Housed - I've lived in Kirkwood since 2004 - my expertise is focused in this area - if you want a second opinion and some marketing ideas, or just some help forecasting what to do, please call me...... more
Many Kirkwood sellers set the bar too high price wise. Pricing a home is the key ingredient of a successful marketing plan. It is improtant to know when you are leaving money on the table but it is even more critical to know when you have over priced your home for the market.... more
I can stop over tomorrow to evaluate your house first hand and for free and give you free advice, no obligation whatsoever.
What street are you on and how much are you asking for your house. Remodeled or not ?
I had house and lot on Clifton Street, House on Warren st. and Hosea Williams
My advice would be to go ahead and list your property. I would make sure that the home is in good overall condition and get assistance from a Realtor in basic staging of the home. And most importantly, price your home realistically and competitively. Kirkwood is a great neighborhood and provides a viable alternative to Buyers who cannot afford the pricepoints in nearby City of Decatur and Candler Park/Lake Claire. You appear to have the "luxury" of not being in the position of "having to sell" as so many people do not have, which allows you to wait for the right offer. Kirkwood has seen some decline this past year, but by no means has it been a drastic.....And who knows what the market and interest rates may bring by next Spring! There are many deal-seekers out there right now, but there are also serious buyers very aware of what a good area Kirkwood is for potential appreciation. I have seen this neighborhood change so dramatically the past 5-7 years, and now with the wonderful Kirkwood Station retail development in full swing along with the great changes made to Coan Park I believe that many more people are seeing what a great opportunity Kirkwood is. You have nothing to lose by listing now in my opinion....so Best of Luck!... more
Mary, that is a great question... Not only it's affect on home values, but it's impact on the surrounding area. The "New Urbanism" model is one that integrates community and becomes part of the 'fabric' of the existing character. Architecture and design are important as are transportation and pedestrian accessibility (and safety). Therefore, they are not built as 'gated-communities' nor neighborhoods that have one or two streets for ingress/egress (don't mean to offend anyone living over there in thos nice bungalows ;-) ). I'm sure the planned nature preserve and green-space will be open and availalbe to ALL, just like the park at Glenwood Park and how the street grid patterns were respected there also.
It will be a very nice development of homes, but they will not be 'comparable' homes to what most Kirkwood homes are, so they will certainly improve the quality of life for many Kirkwood neighbors, but I do not think it's going to have a huge impact on the surrounding older homes - though slight... that will be dictated by the current market, in my humble opinion.... more