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Home Buying in 30319 : Real Estate Advice

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Mon Oct 30, 2017
Terry Hooker answered:
I think stucco is a great low maintenance exterior for a residential home. In Florida most of my clients actually prefer stucco to other types of siding. And have never had an insurance company not willing to issue a policy for a stucco home.
As far as that agent not willing to show you stucco homes I agree with @Neale Humes... They work for you! i can give my advice to a client, but buying decision is and always was theirs.

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Mon Sep 18, 2017
Nina.perea answered:
In this scenario, I would recommend a conventional FNMA Home-style renovation loan. I specialize in these types of loans. Please see my Zillow profile and contact me for more info.
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Thu Jun 29, 2017
Mary answered:

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Fri Sep 2, 2016
Bruce Ailion answered:
Miyumeng, It is impossible to provide an accurate answer without seeing the sales contract. Also, issues may depend if you were represented by an agent representing your interest or if you only were dealing with the seller's agent. All contracts have a date that provides both parties must perform the obligations in the contract. Failure to complete the obligations by that date could constitute a breach of contract whereby you might get your money back and might be able to sue for damages. This is something a local attorney who has reviewed the agreement could determine. That said, many builders agreements will state the buyer's money is non-refundable early in the agreement. Additionally, the builder's agreement states you must buy when the home is finished and provide for an open-ended period for completion. The builder's contract would allow for extensions due to acts of nature, labor shortages, regulatory approval delays. Many things could allow the builder to extend without penalty and potentially allow the builder to keep your money if you do not buy. The best decision for you is to speak with an attorney that specializes in business transactions and contracts to determine what your rights and options are at this point. ... more
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Thu Feb 6, 2014
Dayna Broder answered:
You can find their license info by going to! Hope this helps!
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Wed Nov 6, 2013
Brenda.Miller answered:
As stated by several responses FHA does offer 3.5% down. However if you make application right away. We are still offering 97% conventional financing up to $417,000. until mid month. This product would require a minimum credit score of 680 and would need to be completed by 11/16 to work. I would be happy to provide you a comparison with this program and FHA if you would like. You will see that the conventional PMI will be sugnificantly less than FHA MIP on a monthly basis.

Unfortunantly we have been informed that we would need full underwriting approval by 11/16. As FNMA will discontinue the 97% product after that date. There are several optons availalbe upto the 10% down as well.
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Tue Sep 10, 2013
Bruce Ailion answered:
Walk away. Even if fixed this will be a difficult home to sell. It is similar to buying a car with a salvage title. There are many homes without such problems and this condition is either a sign the home was not built correctly or was not maintained correctly both a sigh there are probably other issues. View this home as buyer would, buying from you. Walk away. There are plenty of great homes.

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Sat Sep 7, 2013
Maria Cipollone answered:
Buyers who look into short sale purchases (cash) will find these alternative can save them a great deal of money and time. While no two transactions are exactly alike, they all provide buyers with a potential to enjoy greater purchasing power and even tremendous savings over market value.

Best of Luck,

Maria Cipollone
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Mon Dec 3, 2012
Jeff Jackson answered:
Prudential Georgia Realty/Buckhead Office - Bill Murray / Managing Broker
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Tue Nov 8, 2011
Aaron Mtuanwi answered:
Finding a Realtor that specializes is easy.
I am, and a few others, are NAR ShortSale and Foreclosure Resource (SFR) certified.

It will be my pleasure to help.
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Fri Apr 15, 2011
Georgia can start foreclosure after 30 days without taking you to court. However, if you call the bank and tell them your situation, they will try to help you keep the house. I've seen some people go as long as 12 months without making a payment and some people lose the house after 90 days. Call them, talk to them, work with them. If they won't help you and you have an FHA loan, contact HUD ( If you have a conventional loan, see if you can rent your house and ask the renter for ? amount of months that you are behind. Your next option is to talk to the bank about doing a "deed in lieu of foreclosure". This will keep you from having a foreclosure on your credit report. It will damage your scores for 12 months but at least you will be able to buy after that. If you do a "short sale", it is equivelant to a foreclosure and you will not be able to buy for 3 years. Again, credit damaged for 12 months. Another option is to contact NACA ( and see if they can help you. Whatever you do, don't pay anyone thousands of dollars to modify your loan. You can do it yourself by working with the bank. Let me know if you need help (no fee). ... more
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Sun Dec 26, 2010
Dallas Texas answered:
Best to confer with attorney , still more question(s) than answer here in your authored statement. But if the builder can't complete the property prior to foreclosure date I WOULD assume you should request for your escrow money be returned.

Lynn911 Dallas Realtor & Consultant, Loan Officer, Credit Repair Advisor
The Michael Group - Dallas Business Journal Top Ranked Realtors
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Sun Dec 26, 2010
Whiterabbit answered:
Please tell me the last post is a joke? Anyone who has travelled and lived in other cities knows that Atlanta is sorely lacking in culture of any kind for a city with its population.
For nature lovers its also terrible due to a distinct lack of parks, totaly reliance on cars OTP and some of the worse polution in the US.
As for architecture and design Atlanta is also a total bust. Case in point is the Centex homes in this thread which are bland and very poorly designed and look the same as every tract home OTP. Thats why they are cheap for the area and sq ft. Although these homes have a great location it is a shame a decent builder didn't build a more quality product with better design.
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Wed Aug 4, 2010
Danburyparcowner answered:
We have been in Danbury Parc since spring 2008 and LOVE it. I really can't imagine living anywhere else. We are in one of the two-story townhomes.

The location is fantastic- easy access to 400, 285, and 85. You can also get to Buckhead in 10 min and Perimeter Mall in 5 min. You also have all the ethnic restaurants on Buford about 10 min away. You can walk to Blackburn Park and the huge tennis center there. You can also walk to Kroger, Publix, Starbucks, and about 7-8 different restaurants.

I've been very happy with our home construction too. The floorplan is great and we always get ravishing compliments from visitors.

There's a reason that the townhomes basically all sold out before construction.
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Sun Jan 24, 2010
Hank Miller answered:
I had a buyer make an offer on this home, we didn't get it done and they purchased a different one. I'm happy to speak with you about it, give me a call.

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Thu Nov 12, 2009
Andrea Shapiro answered:
yes. They are nestled in an area that is being revitalized. I have sold some in there.
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Fri Oct 23, 2009
Andrea Shapiro answered:
In answer to your question I am not sure why. Compared to other townhomes in the area they are quite nice. I believe they may be slightly overpriced but one can always try to negotiate.I think it is a great area. I have sold several homes there.
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Wed Oct 21, 2009
Ben Hester answered:
Watch out. They SHOULD disclose, but don't count on it. The listing agent may not know the developer is facing foreclosure. Depending on what you are worried about, either a specific home going into foreclosure, other home in a subdivision going into forclosure from the developer, or the builder going into bankruptcy, there are different things to check and and ways to protect yourself.

What, more specifically, is your situation and what are you concerned about happening?

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