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Wed Jun 7, 2017
Solomon Greene answered:
Consider the LOCAL search engine at the link below that also captures MLS listings of real estate and homes for sale in Atlanta. It uses both Metro Atlanta MLS listing services to provide all of the listings available that meet your specific criteria, so you don't miss anything and can act quickly. Set up and save your own personal profile using zip codes 30101 and 30102 to get email notifications of new listings in Acworth.

Want a more specific area of Acworth, say in Cobb County? Why not narrow your search down to the high school cluster? You can click the school tab and search by Allatoona, Kell, North Cobb or Harrison High School. Or search homes for sale in the Paulding County area of Acworth using North Paulding or Paulding County, There's even a choice for new homes for sale, townhomes and more.

Search freely without registration or hassle and unsubscribe at any time. So please search away and let me know if I can help.

If I can't, then all my best for a successful home search!

Thanks
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Thu Jul 2, 2015
Jeri Patrick answered:
Only licensed real estate agents can upload to Trulia. Contact your agent. Best of luck
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Tue Jan 20, 2015
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Thu Dec 4, 2014
Kirsten Wellborn answered:
Anything in real estate is negotiable.

With that said, there are some tricks to negotiating with builders. Also, buying a spec home, will typically allow for slightly more negotiation than "custom" building one.

I always recommend that you use a buyer's agent for new home construction. It does not cost you anything, and the subdivision agents ALWAYS work for the builder with his/her best interest at heart.

Please let me know if I can answer further questions, or be of assistance.

Kirsten Wellborn
Commonwealth Real Estate Associates, LLC
404-867-5662
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Thu Dec 4, 2014
Kirsten Wellborn answered:
Hi Ashley,

If you use your income, you must also use your credit & be on the loan. Unfortunately we cannot pick the best parts from each person & use those. It is all or nothing.

Please let me know if I can answer any further questions, or assist you in any way.

Kirsten Wellborn
Commonwealth Real Estate Associates, LLC
404-867-5662
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Mon Dec 2, 2013
Mary Lamb answered:
Yes we do Ryan!
Please give me a call or send an email with the type of home you are looking for and price range and I would be happy to send you some listings that are available to get you started.
When I moved to Altanta several years ago I also moved from Texas. There's no place like Texas!!
We have 8 Offices around metro Atlanta and am sure we can find you a home to your liking.
I look forward to hearing from you.
Thanks!

Mary Lamb
Associate Broker
Maximum One Realty Greater Atlanta
Cell: 770-366-2469
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Tue Sep 10, 2013
Heather Green answered:
Fannie Mae homechoice program can help you as well as Habitat for Humanity. You can also try a website disabled-world.com. You can click on disability and on the left look for housing and homes. It will explain what the U.S. can offer you. At least this might get you started! Good Luck! ... more
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Wed Jan 30, 2013
Darrell Hess answered:
Another two year old question with the same thoughts...must be a rerun night.

Did you sell or are you still in this property?

There is nothing on TV and this was the best soap box themed arena I could find. ... more
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Wed Jan 30, 2013
Darrell Hess answered:
Since this question was thrown out there over two years ago,

Did you sell or are you still in this property?

There is nothing on TV and this was the best soap box themed arena I could find. ... more
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Sat Oct 27, 2012
Darrell Hess answered:
I would go to http://www.dca.state.ga.us/housing/housingdevelopment/programs/downloads/Georgia_Landlord_Tenant_Handbook.pdf

This is a link to the Georgia Landlord Tenant Handbook and you will find your answers there. ... more
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Thu May 24, 2012
Darrell Hess answered:
Thu May 24, 2012
Darrell Hess answered:
Questions like these should be cleared, removed, or archived somewhere. Having this question still up as a relevant question in the area appears ridiculous.
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Mon May 9, 2011
Darrell Hess answered:
Came across this question when surfing and was just curious as to your end result. I see this was a few years ago, but curious none the less. I assume they did not answer, nothing was in writing signed off by them, and you were stuck having to pay the price agreed on. Did you end up closing on the property? If you closed in 2009 early 2010 you should be allowed to sell it by now. ... more
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Sat Sep 26, 2009
Joe Salcedo answered:
This situation must be in acccordance with guideline with lenders so my
suggestion is that you should go with the recommendation of the lenders
or It is for the benefit of you to better sale this property and buy anather in
better location. Instead of modifation apply for a new loan it is better for you.

The different of $ 245. is not much different on you payment .
It is better for you to find anather home. Good Luck..
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Tue May 5, 2009
Keith Sorem answered:
InRen
Normally lenders will not refi a property that either is listed or has been listed in the last six months.

You will be in a better bargaining position if you price your home to sell and AT LEAST have it in escrow before you make an offer on your dream home.

You have a choice in this: Would you rather have no home, or two homes?
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Wed Jun 18, 2008
Torrey Lewis answered:
Judy,

We are dealing with a couple issues here. One is the turning over of the HOA to the residents, and the other is the management of the association until it is turned over to the residents.

The terms as to when the HOA is turned over to the residents is usually covered in the association's documents (you should have gotten a copy of these at closing). I have seen multi-phase developments turn the associations over in a piece-meal fashion; that is, each phase is turned over to the homeowners as it is substantially completed. If you can organize the current homeowners, there is a chance you could persuade the developer to amend the HOA docs to allow you to take over management of the now substantially completed phase. Some developers are anxious to turn over associations, as they do not want the trouble of managing the accounts, paying the bills, etc. It's best to speak with an attorney about what your options are, and how you could work with the developer on taking control of the HOA earlier than anticipated.

The second issue you bring up is about the way the developer is currently managing the association, it's dues, etc. This should also be covered in the association documents. Common area maintenance, accounting, and bill payments are all duties that must be performed. If you feel that the price he is charging the association for common area maintenance is unreasonable, then you could ask that the work be bid out to several vendors for a more competitive price. Again, it's best to consult with an attorney (or, if you are confident about your abilities, read the association documents carefully yourself) about how the association is currently operating, and/or how it should be.

In these types of situations, it's best to try to work with the developer, and not against him. It sounds like this development is not particularly big, so it may be best to simply invite the developer to an owners meeting and see if a compromise can be reached. Understand that the developer will be trying to protect his interests, and successfully and profitably complete the development. It should be in your best interest for him to do so as well, as your home should benefit from the successful sales of the rest of the homes in the development.

Hope this helps! Good luck!
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Fri Mar 21, 2008
Joshua Jarvis answered:
John,

I know this flies in the face of what this site is about and what we are paid for but ... RENT!.

There's several reasons, but to be brief so I can get a few thumbs down before the night is over.

1. You should rent somewhere cheap and develop a budget - so you can pay down any debt, save up for a down payment AND pay off that car.
2. YOU'RE GETTING MARRIED! CONGRATS!!!!! - Although the thought of a "home" will be enticing the stress of the mortgage and other home responsibilities is something a newlywed should avoid. I like the idea of renting one year while you figure out how it works to be under the same roof with the same accounts. Enjoy each other. You've got a 1 in 2 shot of staying together in what is supposed to be a "forever" thing. A home - in the grand scheme of things - isn't worth your marriage, why risk it.
3. Based on the info. you provided, you are young and still have plenty of time to get this stuff together. Save up for the down payment so when you do buy a home you do it at the best market rate and with a lower payment then you'd have otherwise.
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Sun Oct 28, 2007
Darrell Hess answered:
Nice, I love it here. Easy access to interstates and roadways, great amenities and decent community to live in. Our schools are getting recognized nationally and in 2010 we were the All American City Award recipient.

Regarding your question; Emily pointed out you are able to search on Trulia now for foreclosed properties for sale. Keep in mind that the system still is reliant on listing agents changing their statuses on the MLS and/or removing sold listings from the database. Just about any 3rd party site is going to have its flaws.

The best advice I can give you is to work with an exclusive buyer's agent to assist you and work towards your best interest. If you would like to speak further about having a true consultant working for you I would be honored to see if we can help.
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