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Tue Aug 1, 2017
Lindapawlak1 answered:
what counties in ga give senior school tax exemption
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Wed Nov 11, 2015
janicestedman for Chris Veysey asked:
Thu Apr 30, 2015
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Tue Dec 16, 2014
Alan Grizzle answered:
Lumpkin County has one starting at age 65.
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Tue Dec 17, 2013
answered:
The only time I have ever heard of school tax not being paid is sometimes by owner occupant home owners over a certain age. Some counties exempt owner occupanys once they reach a preset age (usually in their 60's) while others do not. Carroll County has some exemptions starting at age 62 while some begin at age 65. ... more
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Fri Oct 25, 2013
Dave Raley answered:
Our home, and the neighborhood, does have a HOA which protects the eight homes values. There is no monthly nor yearly fee. We ALL pay for the private road and any lake needs such as stocking of fish etc.It is divided among the home owners. It is on an automatic renewal where it will not expire after just 20 years as in most HOA neighborhoods. I hope this helps. If you wish to call us, 706-629-5756 ... more
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Sat Jun 8, 2013
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Fri Apr 29, 2011
Joshua Jarvis answered:
Yes.

I'm not going to give you some wishy washy "carefully evaluate each deal and you never know," or "you need an agent to help" or even "do you want a short sale or the best investment" - clearly given the thoughtfulness and time you put into your specific question you want a detailed analysis of the short sale market.

Here's the deal.

Short sales that close at the absolute bottom with agents that are professional and have expertise in short sales are almost always great investments for those people who want to own the home. They rare offer the ROI that a true investor would want.

Right now almost every home purchase is going to be a decent one, except those buying in Gordon County.

There's your answer, take it to the bank, don't look back and... go hawks!
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Thu Mar 17, 2011
Gary Kaupman answered:
Hi,

Gilmer County offers all kinds of property tax breaks for seniors who file homestead exemption. The biggest is that you don't pay the education part of the property tax, which is about 80% of the tax bill.

Let me know if I can be of help, please,

Gary Kaupman
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Wed Jan 12, 2011
Corey Sprague, Realtor answered:
Call them and be very open about your concerns. If you do not like what you hear, tell them you will be moving in another direction. You can try to see if the agent/company will let you out of the contract but they may have a procuring clause in their listing agreement. If they do let you out, they will retain, for 90 days, the ability to collect a commission, paid by you, if someone comes to the table with an offer.

I would try or wait it out and then re-posistion your house. Even though the agent seems unprofessional and incompetent, the harsh reality if you're not getting any action is, your over priced for the current market. Regardless of open houses and promotions, as long as your property has full internet exposure, buyers are seeing it. That is if the pictures are clear or you have a video tour uploaded. Good luck to you and your agent. Sounds like you will both need it.
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Mon Jan 10, 2011
Matt Pickett answered:
I wish I could tell you but Im not an agent in your area
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Thu Jan 6, 2011
MaryAnn Dempsey answered:
You should strongly consider a short sale. It is better for you for the future than a foreclosure. I would get the pool out asap. Do you relaly think you will get much money for it to be worth the hassle? If you need a short sale specialist in your area, let me know. ... more
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Thu Jan 6, 2011
Paul Henderson answered:
It is very easy to buy a foreclosure.... but it does depend on what shape the house is in. There are
different type of loans - some allow money for repairs, some don't! Some require 3.5% down and
some are a 100% loans (with no down payments). Some homepaths homes allow you to buy the
house AS IS. Some HUD homes only require $100.00 down. Call me and we can talk about
what your options....... but you can buy houses for $30k - $50k less than 2006 pricing. Have a great day!
Paul Henderson
Re/max Neighbors
Calhoun, Ga.
770-789-2401 (cell - I answer my phone until 10pm)
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