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Foreclosure in Alpharetta : Real Estate Advice

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Tue Jan 12, 2016
Jimmy Payne answered:
Trulia pulls that data from the tax records and public data from the county legal organ. If it was published at some point for foreclosure, it is public record and Trulia displays it. I am unsure how long the data stays in the public record so until the public record is removed, Trulia may show it. If you never had a public record for foreclosure, you may need to have the county research why it is showing up. ... more
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Thu May 17, 2012
Sherry Mezze 404-545-4118 answered:
I would be happy to help you. I have som homes pulled up now. Can you please tell me your price range and where I can email this information.
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Sat May 12, 2012
Roxie Cioanta answered:
To briefly answer your question: NO, there are no foreclosures or pre-forclosures on Amy Frances Lane, Alpharetta, as of today; if interested in the area and this particular search, please let me know, there are quite a few within 1 mile radius. ... more
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Thu Dec 16, 2010
David Chiles answered:
Thank you for your question about obtaining a list of foreclosure homes. You can get a hold of a foreclosure list from good real estate agent, bank websites (Fannie Mae, Freddie Mac, Chase, & Bank of America). There are fee based services as well, RealtyTrac. ... more
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Mon Feb 22, 2010
Emily Erekuff answered:
Hi Terry,

Your question was duplicated on our site. You can thus find additional answers at the link below.

Best Wishes,

Emily Gibson
Community Moderator
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Wed Jan 6, 2010
Hank Miller answered:
That house went for 226,800, sweet deal.

I've appraised a bunch in there for Fannie Mae, that development is twisting right now. I think that big cell phone tower and some of the overhead wires clearly have an impact - that combined with the market dropping off stalled this project. On the flip - great area, great schools and the homes that I've been in were well done. There is still the opportunity to score a good deal here, they want them sold.

I've had buyers looking in here but we've passed for different reasons. let me know if you want more info -

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Fri Oct 16, 2009
The Laugesen Team answered:
Dear Pretzel #1

Peninsula Abstracts sells an annual subscription which shows all sales, refinance, deeds in default, and trustee sales in my area which is all of San Mateo County. Look for abstracts in your area via computer and see if your area has something similar, I want to say a subscription runs around 1000.00 a year and it is full of great information.
Good Luck to you.

denise laugesen

Cashin Company
#1 Producing Agent
Denise Laugesen
DRE: 01011089
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Tue Sep 8, 2009
Kevin Pind answered:
I am a Buyer's agent with Prudential Georgia Realty's REO Division and would be happy to provide you with our list of foreclosure listings that is constantly being updated as the Listing side of the team brings new properties on the market from the different banks. Aside from that, I can provide you with all of the listings that are currently for sale as foreclosed properties. Buyer representation does not cost the Buyer anything in Georgia and most of the services that you mention besides being fee based are also uploading public data that is typically out of date and will not help you secure a property in a timely fashion. I will be glad to elaborate as there is so much more information you you will need. Please visit my website at ... more
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Thu May 21, 2009
Mike Linkenauger answered:
They are almost always "as-is" sales, so if they are in poor condition, they can only qualify for FHA 203K programs, or Cash usually.

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Fri Mar 27, 2009
Hank Miller answered:
Eric -

I often suggest that my clients get their own attorney when dealing with distressed homes - this is a perfect example of why. If you have an agent they need to be running this for you, if not, then I guess you'll need to work through the selling agent or go directly to the lawyer.

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Thu Mar 19, 2009
Hank Miller answered:
Amy - another post addressed this as well - do you know Nick?

Another erroneous RealtyTrac entry - no such animal and the only reference in Realty Trac shows tennis courts.

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Wed Mar 18, 2009
Julie Brittain answered:
Nick -

Hank is dead on. Steer clear of this house. Synthetic stucco is a no-no.

Let me know if you'd like for me to pull other foreclosures in the area for you to consider.

Julie Brittain
Keller Williams Realty First Atlanta
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Sat Dec 29, 2007
Hank Miller answered:
Hi Scott -

I'm right in the REMAX Greater Atlanta Alpharetta office - close by.

I usually fall back to my "big 3" when a question is posted concerning selling a home in this market. You must have these 3 areas totally covered: EXPOSURE - APPEAL - PRICE.

EXPOSURE - you can't just market to agents; there are too many part-timers and knuckleheads that shouldn't be in this business. The MLS service is no longer the magic bullet. Unless your home is out there for buyers to find as well, you are likely to have an extended marketing time or an expired listing. Every agent will tell you how internet savvy they are and where your home will be posted. Verify that the AGENT, not the company, provides this exposure. Unless the agent has their own accounts for internet sites, at best you will have rotational exposure from the company as all of their listings flood a few spots. Also check to see that you will have maximum photos, tours, etc etc on every site – no extra photos mean no looks!

APPEAL – you need to look at your home as a buyer looking at a hundred will. Unless it’s squared away, well photographed, has a well written narrative that excites a buyer and demonstrates the care you’ve given it…it’ll never get past that first quick mouse click. Get it in top shape, if you wouldn’t buy it as presented odds are some potential buyer wouldn’t either.

PRICE – The idea of having a strategy when it comes to negotiation is great. One thing that’s often forgotten is that there has to be something to negotiate. Unless it’s priced to attract BUYERS, not lookers, the strategy is moot. I complete what amounts to a “demonstrative appraisal report” for my listing clients. This typically runs 15-20 pages and outlines my pricing strategy, negotiation techniques and how best to SELL your home. You have to get potential buyers through the door, and then convert them into buyers; your agent and the price will do that. In this market we are selling homes by pricing close and negotiating closer – we exploit the advantage that we gain once the buyer has made an emotional connection (demonstrated by the offer) with your home. We SELL your home; we present solid arguments that will make your home stand out to the buyer and their agent.

Of course there’s much more but this isn’t a soap box. You would be wise to carefully compare agents; verify everything, ask for printouts of their last three years of performance (not team – their individual record) and see what they will do for you, not the company that they work for. Many agents hide behind company performance; you want to see what THEY will do for you, not the company. They better be able to present cogent arguements and be flexible and responsive - buyers wnat instant gratification. You’re essentially marrying this agent – do your homework.

Of course I’d love to have the chance to earn your business – let me know how I can help!

Hank Miller, SRA, ABR
Associate Broker & Certified Appraiser
REMAX Greater Atlanta
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Sat Nov 10, 2007
Vicki Maselli-Shoop answered:
The short answer is: "Potentially within the first day on the market." Location is good given that it is an Alpharetta address. List price, condition and the method of sale (listing with a full-time professional Realtor v/s For-Sale-By-Owner) you choose will ultimately determine the actual time on market. I did a quick search in MLS for potentially comparable homes (4BR, 2+BA, 2-story, slab or basement) in Alpharetta like the one you're about to inherit. Average # days on market for the last 30-45 days is 65, with an average sales price (SP) around $311K. If you need a quick sale and do not want to hold the property for very long, it is highly recommended that you set a price at or slightly below the average SP to stimulate activity among buyers and buyer agents. Be sure to address items needing repair and consider hiring a professional stager to gain an advantage over your competition. Let us know if we can be of further assistance with the sale of the home. Best wishes - Ted ... more
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