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Home Buying in 30328 : Real Estate Advice

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Tue Jun 14, 2016
Simmya answered:
Sat May 28, 2016
Jackq asked:
is this based on public records for the property or just an estimate based on location?
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Fri Apr 8, 2016
MCM_STL answered:
You can search for homes online by yourself. Most buyers do that these days.

Here's what you want to think about: Who are you going to call when you find something you like? If you always reach out to the listing agent, you're establishing a relationship with them and making it difficult for you to bring in your own representation later if you want to buy that property.

If you're in a competitive market (and an awful lot of us are), you are way behind the ball if you're waiting until a house is on a public website to a) find it and b) create a relationship with the agent who will represent you.

It is hours to days before a house hits the various public websites. That gives a buyer relying on their agent's MLS feed a huge advantage in getting into a house immediately and making an offer. Additionally, agent-only "coming soon" pages on Facebook are huge now and give buyer's with agents an even greater advantage in knowing what's about to hit the market so they can pounce early.

I cannot think of any reason why you're better off working alone at home with the internet than having a professional helping you.
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Tue Jan 5, 2016
Andrewyoungiii answered:
I'm having the same issue.
I've owned my home over 17 months and they haven't deleted the pictures from their site. Once a home is posted as sold Trulia and all these other real estate sites should have the decency to remove the pictures automatically. ... more
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Thu Oct 15, 2015
Brian Brown answered:
Lisa - I can handle VA loans all the way down to 560 Credit score - 630 should be fine. Nick is correct in that we need to know how much of the entitlement is being used in your current home to best advise on the 2nd home. Call me anytime - 678-644-9912. ... more
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Thu Oct 15, 2015
Amelia Robinette answered:
The best way to determine is to talk to a lender who does VA loans. Just because it's not currently listed, doesn't preclude it from being VA eligible. There's a process for approving on a case by case basis.

Talk to a mortgage lender who knows VA very well, they'll be able to educate you about the process.
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Fri Apr 11, 2014
Marion Webb answered:
Good Luck First Time Home Buyer!! I agree you should be discussing with a mortgage person about getting preapproved to see how much home you can afford. However, consider going to a home buying seminar in your area to get step-by-step information first. Not just mortgage rates but what you can expect from your partners - i.e. mortgage professional, real estate, insurance agent, home inspector; what really matters to you and your family in a house; what expenses other than the mortgage you might be faced with and even why a home warranty might serve you well if you decide to purchase an existing property. Some of the seminars and workshops cost little or nothing.

If you find yourself in Georgia the 2nd weekend in any month, drop buy to see us at Webb Solar Realty - we offer FREE home buying seminars. Participants who have taken the workshop believe they are better prepared and feel more confident with moving forward once they know whats ahead. Get your facts even before you contact the mortgage person.
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Fri Apr 11, 2014
Tim Maitski answered:
I live in that zip code. "a lot of crime" is all relative. Crime happens all over. I feel safe but that's me.
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Tue Jan 6, 2009
Hank Miller answered:
What's the listing? GA FMLS typically doesn't display listing dates and days on market until after closing.

Hank
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