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Shunter07 asked:
I just posted an add for a room rental but I think it posted some of the pictures several times and I needed to update the description to note all expenses included in price
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Fri Oct 13, 2017
Susie Kay answered:
Yes, you need to pay the realtor who is bringing the buyer to you. You can check flat fee brokerages if you are trying to save money but make sure that they will help you when needed. Someone that I know hired a flat fee broker once and everytime he had a question he would ask me. He even asked me to create a net sheet for him. Another thing to keep in mind is that commission is negotiable. ... more
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Fri Oct 13, 2017
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Thu Oct 12, 2017
Sethnfay answered:
can a list of names, addresses and phone numbers of the residences be exchanged within the membership of a HOA ?
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Thu Oct 12, 2017
Andrew Bernhard answered:
Possibly.

Read more on contract waiver, release, and abandonment here: https://fraudlawyersflorida.com/2017/10/11/waiver-release-and-abandonment-whats-the-difference-in-florida-law/
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Wed Oct 11, 2017
Frank S. answered:
Hello Nobach, sure a felon can be refused to rent to from a background check but I am sure there are rentals out there for you. How long have you been working and do you have credit scores? Many rental management companies go by credit scores and income.

You may even qualify to buy with two years of income. If you had two years of income before you would only need to be on your new job for 6 months in the same line of work.

You may qualify for FHA financing with fico scores between 500-579 with 10% down and minimum 580 fico score may consider 3.5% down. You may even qualify for FHA financing with NO FICO SCORES and alternative credit. If you have some rental history, cell phone, utilities, car insurance, etc. they can be used to qualify.

Nevertheless you should study RENT vs BUY listings to compare payments. The rentals in Atlanta GA start from $590 for 2bd 1ba apt and from $600 for 2bd 1ba single family home. The purchase in Atlanta start from 38k for 3bd 2ba single family home.

You may qualify to buy and pay less than rent in Atlanta GA. If you are looking to rent you are going to have to call each available rental and inquire as to there qualifications before you apply...
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Fri Oct 6, 2017
1jamtaylor answered:
America's Home Place is currently building my daughter's house across the highway, and because she lives an hour away currently, her father and I are watching and monitoring the progress for her. Neither of us would ever recommend this company....shoddy work...no prior communications with us or our daughter regarding any issues, though the contractor is quite aware we are visiting daily. We are calling/texting him daily about issues now that they are 3/4 complete...doorbells mounted on shutters....Porch headers that are maybe 8" thick balancing on the 1/3 of the fronts of the porch columns, electrical outlets mounted in the correct areas and trying to camoflage it with moulding that is poorly constructed....paint job that has left two tones of the paint all around the doors and windows and corners, other places no paint at all.... Air unit connections just stuck out the side of the house in the middle of the siding, no wiring at all over bathroom vanities for lighting, but excuses that "oh that comes later", when the whole house has already been supposedly wired....The contractor Brent, is a joke.... probably has not been at the house more than four times in three months, even though the foundation crew did not speak English and we're unable to communicate with any questions we had, or for that matter, questions they may have had.....I can go on.... Our biggest fear....it will burn to the ground once the electricty goes on...honestly fear it has not been wired by a licensed electrician ... Our friend who is a contractor in another part of SC tells us after seeing pix, that they are using "tract housing" techniques....picking up labor where ever, with no crews of their own, taking all the shortcuts...."cheap cuts" for them.... Run, don't walk... I wish I had never put up the down payment which the company quickly fooled my daughter into signing off in full at the very beginning, rather than taking three bank draws as it was suppose to be according to the bank. They had half of the cost of the house upfront, so they can sit back and do nothing now... Oh yeah....have two friends upstate that are unfortunately in mid build with them too...one has already replaced his contractor, the other is ready to.....same experiences. :( ... more
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Fri Oct 6, 2017
Ellen Swindall asked:
I am looking for a house, duplex, or townhome with a landlord that will accept pit bulls. Would prefer a fenced yard for her and my budget is 900 max. Is this possible? I feel like I’ve…
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Thu Oct 5, 2017
Nameloc1972 answered:
Make sure you're not using EIFS and Stucco interchangeably. A properly installed 3 coat stucco system is pretty solid. EIFS sucks. EIFS installed prior to 2000 really, really sucks, but even modern EIFS sucks. As a contractor and home inspector, I would not buy an EIFS house.

Regardless...stucco or EIFS, make sure you get a specific stucco or EIFS inspection. This is not part of a typical home inspection. EIFS inspections are expensive, invasive, and need to be performed by someone with experience. I've been a contractor and home inspector for almost 30 years, yet I'm not qualified to do EIFS inspections...that should tell you something.

Now, you will get EIFS contractors and EIFS owners on here defending their EIFS. Hey, you have a 83% chance that you will survive playing Russian roulette with a loaded revolver....good luck with that!
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Thu Oct 5, 2017
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Wed Oct 4, 2017
Cordell Ewell answered:
Hello, I am looking for a 3bed/2bath home for my children and I, ASAP. Somewhere in the range of 800-940. Max 35 mins away from Jonesboro, ga. Private landlord preferred. Anyone looking to rent? By 10/10/2017 ... more
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Mon Oct 2, 2017
Prosper Realty answered:
We've been sending our credit-challenged clients to Home Loans For All for a couple years now with pretty good success. That's where I'd start if you have bumps and bruises on your credit. We also send our clients with great credit to them as well. I'll include a link to them below.


Best of luck to you.
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Sun Oct 1, 2017
Stanford answered:
BPO request are on the rise again. Prefer to spend my time listing and selling. However, some brokerages that specialize in Commercial & Residential BPO will sometime pay a licensee a referral fee for referring a BPO customer to them . Check out http://www.realnova.com/bpo_request2.html ... more
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Sun Oct 1, 2017
Wayne30549 answered:
In Georgia does a realtor have to disclose if a person died in a house or the seller
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Sat Sep 30, 2017
Rosettadavis41 answered:
Iam buying a house with the lease to own agreement My question is sould the person name be on my hometown insurance policy as the payee that iam buying it from.
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Fri Sep 29, 2017
Solomon Greene answered:
The asking price may have been too high in the first place. Your agent should be completing the offer forms. That person would understand what you're signing, including all of the fine print. Do you have your own agent? ... more
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Wed Sep 27, 2017
cathibra asked:
Recent college student relocating from Indiana University to Atlanta after securing audition and job placement for Atlanta Symphony Orchestra. I need to find something offering 6M-1Y lease…
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Wed Sep 27, 2017
cathibra asked:
Price range up to $1100; utilities included, free parking and washer/dryer on premises would be a dream come true! Thank you!
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Tue Sep 26, 2017
Ddigby03 asked:
Good rental history, good job history.... currently paying almost $1000 for a one bedroom apartment. I have a social security but my credit is not that great my husband has GREAT credit…
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