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Home Buying in 30345 : Real Estate Advice

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Wed Oct 5, 2016
Solomon Greene answered:

Multiple MORTGAGE lenders can pull your credit within a twenty one day period (I've also heard thirty days, but please stick with twenty one to be safe) without worry that it might lower your credit score. So you may want to find something within that time frame.

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Mon Oct 3, 2016
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Mon Jul 18, 2016
Matt Weber asked:
My wife is about two weeks away from getting her real estate license. We are coincidentally looking for a house right now as well. We have found a house that fits all our needs, and would…
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Tue Oct 14, 2014
Christopher Pagli answered:
I've heard that if they are enclosed and heated they can be. Should also have a certificate of occupancy pif a permit was needed.

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Fri Jan 24, 2014
Sally English answered:
It has been six months since I first posted this question on Trulia. At that time - there was still a good amount of inventory on the market - but he better inventory was starting to move fast. Any buyer in the market in Spring 2014 absolute needs to use a listing alert to find the best inventory. Homes that are priced right and are move in ready - sell very quickly. Withour a listing alert you will miss a lot of the best homes coming on the market. ... more
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Thu Jun 20, 2013
Chris Irvin answered:

I have to concur with what many have already stated, to the "big banks" you're just another file and they feel that you need them more than they need you. I just recently left a "big bank" after 3 years of employment because of this type of attitude towards customer service. They are largely successful right now due to the contraction of competition in the market but I believe they are starting to bleed market share due to their lack luster service. Smaller regional banks are becoming more and more prevalent and the vast majority of realtors prefer them over the "big boys". I would be glad to assist you in any way that I can, just give me a call. It’s important to note that you are not likely to receive better terms & conditions from a lender just because they have 1000's of branches in GA. You need a mortgage not an ATM.


Chris Irvin
Mortgage Banker
Brand Mortgage
NMLS #75615/465546
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Wed Apr 10, 2013
Betty D. Scyphers answered:
Try 30066 and all of East Cobb and Kennesaw Mt school area..there are fewer all over..Betty Re/Max Town & Country
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Fri Mar 22, 2013
Kawain Payne answered:
Hello Sally,

If a buyer is searching for listings, they are searching on consumer based websites. These sites are a great tool for consumer information. However, they are often not updated and the data on listings may be old.

The best thing for a buyer to do is to get a buyer's agent to search for homes for you. Agents have access to the MLS and will confirm the home is still available before even showing it to the buyer.

Today's market is too fast changing for any buyer to be out there on their own looking for a home.
Even with working with an agent buyer's will have to be patient. Working and searching alone will, in my humble opinion discourage the buyer.

Best Of Luck to YOU!!!!!
Kawain Payne, Realtor
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Fri Jan 18, 2013
Sally English answered:
The answer was apparently yes. The real estate market showed improvement within a week of the National Election coming to an end.
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Thu Jan 3, 2013
Sally English answered:
You are way out of line. Asking buying why they are making decisions is the best way for Realtors to better serve the community.

Buyers in today's real estate market are making independent deicisons and lead the way in a home purchase. Real estate agents who try to control information or bully their buyer clients find they are out in the cold.

Savvy home buyers are looking for agents who are responsive to the market. They dont want drill sargents OR order takers.

Home buyers want agents who LISTEN.

If you cant add something positive to the conversation - stay on the sideline.
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Mon Mar 5, 2012
David Herren answered:
The motto at Syms is "an educated consumer is our best customer". I think education is the point of Sally's post. In that spirit, I cannot stress enough the importance of sellers interviewing a range of Realtors (forget about sales agents) to find out what they will do for you to sell your home. A knowledgeable full service Realtor will be able to demonstrate that they can sell your home faster and for more money than a discounter.

Thanks for the discussion, Sally.
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Tue Jan 3, 2012
Sally English answered:
Month end analytics from our websites show the QR codes are working. Also, more Android users than iphone which was a surprise. The trial period is over and we are commtting to full implementation on all marketing materials. ... more
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Fri Mar 4, 2011
Tim V. Johnson answered:
This sounds too simple but here goes. 100 year flood plain means it floods about every 100 years. Statistically it has a 63.4% chance of flooding in a 100 year period. Find out from the county the last time it flooded if it has, then do your calculations to see when it may potentially flood again. Provide this information to your lender and to your insurance company and see what happens. Other than that it may be a challenge to dispute.

If you like the home that much maybe the flood insurance is worth it , if not then look for another home. The older I get the more I sound like my Father who used to say "the insurance company is betting you won't have a claim and you are betting that you will". It boils down to how much risk is the insurance company taking to insure your home.

Tim V. Johnson - REALTOR
Windermere RE Puyallup, Inc.
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Wed Feb 17, 2010
Sally English answered:
Days on the maket is a direct function of right pricing. When priced right I expect homes to receive an offer after 5 or more showing by a Realtor or after 45. Of not, time to take a look at the price. If you have had no showings, it is time to take a look at the price. ... more
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