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Wed May 10, 2017
Chris Colvin answered:
Bad idea, no matter how you slice up the cake. Code minimum is in place for a reason, and when you walk into a space that doesn't meet an ergonomic minimum it often just needs to be fixed with a hammer. Plus when you sell it the Appraiser will note it, and it won't be a value-add to the property. ... more
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Wed Mar 1, 2017
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http://www.fhamortgageprograms.com/georgia-fha-mortgage-lenders/
If he has 3 lines of utility bills, cell phone, gas, electric, cable for 12 months and a zero score then he can go through the FHA no credit score home loan. He will have to put 3.5% down and may not qualify for down payment assistance.
If he doesn't have that then he needs to rent for a year and open 3 lines of credit (secured or unsecured).
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Fri Aug 12, 2016
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Mon Mar 21, 2016
Rebecca Kirson asked:
The picture shown is very outdated and not a good photo!
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Wed Feb 18, 2015
Suzanne MacDowell answered:
If you will go into the rental listing and scroll down to the MORE drop down menu that is just below the photo in blue. Click on FLAG you will get a dialogue box called listing error. Click on the down arrow called ERROR TYPE and choose suspected fraud. In the dialogue box, tell Trulia why you suspect this is a scam. The listing will be pulled down and if it is confirmed to be fraud it will NOT be put back up. And thank you in advance for making the world a better safer place. ... more
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Wed Jan 7, 2015
KIKI JACKSON answered:
Hi I have some great rental options in that area. Please give me a call I would be happy to schedule a appointment with you to discuss some option.

Kiki Jackson
Keller Williams Realty Peachtree Rd.
404-386-0232
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Mon Apr 22, 2013
Trulia Customer Service answered:
Hello Joe!

Nathan from Trulia here! Someone from our customer service team will be contacting you shortly regarding this issue. We apologize for the inconvenience and thank you for your patience in this matter. Please do not hesitate to contact us at 1-888-466-3501 or customerservice@trulia.com ... more
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Mon Oct 31, 2011
Lisa Reeves answered:
It looks like Trulia is misreading the information from the property appraisers office of Dekalb County - the public information shows each floor of your home separately and not totaled together. I would suggest having your agent contact Trulia and see if they can fix this issue. ... more
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Tue Oct 6, 2009
Lee Taylor answered:
Certainly, the "City of Decatur" limits below North Decatur Road is the greatest distinction between the two general submarkets, wouldn't you agree?

The "city limits" has a demand pull that outsells the other side of the street by probably 2:1...

"Why are prices so much lower on north side of north decatur road than those on south side of n decatur rd?"

Supply and demand, Jotman, supply and demand.

That's why.
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Thu Oct 1, 2009
Bryan Furse answered:
Commissions are always negotiable, but what you should be looking at is how much you put in your pocket, not what the individual expenses are. Look closely at what an agent offers and how they can help you maximize the sale of your home, not where exactly the money is going. The bottom line is, a "cheap" agent is the most expensive thing you can do! The longer it takes to sell your house, the more mortgage payments you make. The longer it takes, the more tax you pay. The longer it takes, (typically) the lower the selling price goes. The longer it takes... the list goes on. That is also not to mention the fact that a cheap agent won't likely be able to sell your house in this market AT ALL, let alone cheaply. Then there's the fact that you will have to come up with more money up front to sell your home, because the lower the commission goes, the more of the risk the agent will expect you to take. If you really want to do it cheaply, try to sell your own home! It's possible and it's legal for you to sell your own home... or you can save yourself some time and stress and just do your homework up front. Because, after trying to sell your own home, you'll be begging your agent to sell your home (if they can).

Good luck and I wish you well and much prosperity!
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Thu Jul 30, 2009
Debra (Debbie) Rose answered:
Kim - based on what you said, consider yourself "abandoned", and find a new agent.

If your agent has had a personal problem, then she should have assigned someone else to cover you.

I am in frequent contact with all my buyers and sellers - a minimum of once a week, even if I have nothng new to tell them.

Time to move on to an agent who wants your business!!

Good luck....
Debbie Rose
Prudential NJ Properties
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Sun May 3, 2009
Lee Taylor answered:
Cfgal,

You just heard from Hank and David and I gave their answers a "thumbs up." Based on their "suburbanacity," (my new word that I just coined) I find that their 30307 insights are quite refreshing, don't you?

30307 is a state of mind, from the parkside mansions of Druid Hills to the crystal meth labs of Edgewood (all gone now, I'm pretty sure, after the razing of 30+ properties on the Mayson/Hardee blocks)...isolating a price point, a style and an era of home, and a particular 30307 neighborhood is imperative to making "average comparisons" in 30307, or for that matter, most zip codes.

Start with the fact that there has only been one sale over $1 million since September 30, 2008 in 30307, but that there are 12 houses for sale. That sale was quickly off of the market, and it went for over $2 Million. Druid Hills.

Ya think that this throws off the average for a single zip code?

Demand for properties in 30307 is reflected in the 54 sales since September 30, 2008 - only twelve of those were over $500,000.

You do the math.

Watch my video in the web reference - I speak about the stats through 2008 for all of Intown Atlanta.

To answer your last question about realistic negotiations, the difference is an average between 96.5% and 88% off of list - watch the video to know how those percentages counterbalance.

Call me if you need help navigating 30307 - I do it without a GPS.
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Sat Feb 14, 2009
John Morgan answered:
Arizona 2 has an amazing feel. It feels loft / industrial, but also has a warm feel. The proximity to Candler Park, Candler Park Village, Fellinis Pizza, the Flying Biscuit, Candler Park Market, La Fonda is incredible. It is really a 5 block walk to some great places.

The amenities are nice. The pool is beautiful. The party room is perfect for entertaining with friends.

At the current prices, there are some really good buys in there, too.

John Morgan
Fitzgerald Realty
johnbmorgan3@gmail.com
johnbmorgan3.com
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Tue Jun 17, 2008
Lee Taylor answered:
Mimi,

I moved to Inman Park in 1998 and served as a volunteer in various roles with Public Safety in the area since then. I've grown to know the neighborhoods, our APD Zone 6 officers, and many of the challenges that Atlanta's law enforcement professionals face.

Right when I moved to Atlanta's suburbs in the late '80's, news came out about a young girl walking home from Little Five Points who was raped and killed in Candler Park. She was walking by herself across the golf course - a short cut home. After Midnight. She was in the US Army Reserve - early 20's. Prime of life. That was my first impression of Intown Atlanta crime as a Georgia resident, and you know what - that same crime can occur tonight if a young girl wants to go walking be herself late at night. Security starts with you and your confidence.

Am I confident that Candler Park is one of the safest neighborhoods in Intown Atlanta? Yes. 100% confident.

Plenty of other single women in single family homes all over the area. A really nice girl with a McLendon listing has been there 12 years and she will be glad to give you her impressions if you ask. You just need to get in the neighborhood and start talking to neighbors.

Our city is rife with lots of non-violent crime. Violent crime is up. Police headcount is not where it needs to be. We are losing good officers to other cities, and yet I still live in the absolute safest part of Atlanta - Zone 6.

On good streets, crime doesn't happen as much as it does on bad streets - with good neighbors looking out for each other, and private security patrols, and perimeter lighting, and a dog, and an imposing don't mess with my stuff curb appeal, not much crime is going on. On good streets. Sometimes never at all, on good streets. Candler Park is loaded with good streets, good neighbors and good police officers doing the best that they can with a 911 driven, reactive system.

Go to some Candler Park neighborhood asociation meetings. I can connect you with long term neighbors who will tell you the good, the bad and the only sometimes ugly. Let me know if you have more questions.
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