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Fri Nov 17, 2017
Cynthia answered:
For resale purposes consider including in a contract that has a dollar amount for a flooring allowance for possible buyers to market the home to by providing them the offering of new floors according of their tastes. This can be accomplished in your purchase price you agree upon or taking it off the table in negotiations. ... more
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Thu Jan 19, 2017
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Mon Dec 19, 2016
Monique Ligthart answered:
Typically a finished basement would add more value than granite countertops. As long as your current countertops are functional and in overall good condition, the appraiser will give similar value to those as it would for costly granite countertops. I would look for other upgrades - do the appliances look nice and work well, backsplash, do you have an unfinished basement that could be finished, adding a fence possibly? I would talk to a local Realtor to make sure you get a proper comparison with other sold similar properties in the neighborhood or school district. ... more
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Mon Dec 19, 2016
Monique Ligthart answered:
If it is an "unfinished" basement then most likely it cannot be included in the total sq.ft. of the house. Heated is good but it also has to be finished, though I would contact a local real estate expert for a more detailed expert opinion. ... more
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Mon Dec 19, 2016
Monique Ligthart answered:
It depends on the market in your area though you should be prepared to not be able to recoup the cost of it. If the market is slow and there is a lot of competition out there, you might have a better chance of selling the house if you update the flooring - if possible the property should always be listed in the tiptop shape. I would suggest inviting a Realtor for an appointment and getting an honest opinion about the condition of the current flooring. ... more
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Mon Dec 19, 2016
Monique Ligthart answered:
From my experience a fence could be appealing to buyers for different reasons - privacy and safety for their pets, for example. It could also add a bit of extra value to the property. But it all depends on the situation and each individual buyer. My advice would be to also get a survey done to make sure the fence is within the property lines. ... more
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Tue Jan 7, 2014
Kim Stone answered:
Ms.Saucedo, If you are listing it with a broker, you'd contact the broker to have the information corrected. If you are selling it yourself and have an account with Trulia, you can log in to your account to make the corrections yourself. Hope you find this information helpful and please let me know if there's anything else I can do to help.
Kim Stone
Exit Success Realty
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Wed Apr 3, 2013
David Myers answered:
I just checked today.....106 Jubilee circle has a PENDING status per the central Georgia MLS system
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Tue Mar 26, 2013
Michelle Lehman answered:
Rodney is absolutely correct. Check with your lender to see if you are able to get a FHA 203K loan or a Conventional Renovation Loan. Also if you are a VA or FHA buyer check with your lender to see if they do EEM (Energy Efficient Mortgages). There are many loans that allow home to be repaired or updated. A knowledgeable Realtor and Lender are a must! ... more
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Tue Mar 26, 2013
Michelle Lehman answered:
Always, always, always have a professional inspection. AS-IS means the seller will not do any repairs, but you as the buyer need to know what you are buying. I tell my buyers to consider the report from the inspection a "Honey Do List". A good inspector will usually have quite a list of items especially when you are not purchasing a "new" home. However, the inspection is needed to make sure there are no major items of concern. Sometimes you can go back to the seller, and renegotiate, but do not plan on that option. Your Realtor can give you advise. Please do get professional inspections: pest, home, roof at least. ... more
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Tue Mar 12, 2013
Michelle Merritt answered:
Although this question is fairly old, I would like to add that just because the average DOM for your subdivision may be a certain number doesn't necessarily mean your home will sell in that amount of time. I showed a Client several homes in Aspen Woods, most had been listed for over 3 months, however my buyer ended up choosing the one that was only on the market for 17 days mainly because he loved the dark color of the wood flooring. So you never know, your home may have that one thing that a certain buyer could fall in love with...could take months for that buyer to find you or it could only take a few days :) ... more
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Sat Oct 13, 2012
Karen Espinoza answered:
Another great source to view is This website pulls reports from the police department and is generally within 24-48hr accurate. You are able to see the police report number and then go their site to inquire more on. You can also ask the site for a certain area and get updated daily. Personally, I use this site on all of my vacant properties and ask for a 2 mile radius. ... more
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Thu Aug 18, 2011
Anita Clark answered:
A quick update. So far this year 130 single family homes (non-foreclosure and non-short sale) have sold in Bonaire GA 31005. The average price per finished square foot is $89.65 with a range of $49.24 to $112.37. A few more interesting facts (same criteria)...

Highest list price: $389,900
Highest sale price: $377,000

Lowest list price: $74,900
Lowest sale price: $75,900

Average list price: $193,894
Average sale price: $191,272 (98.65%)

Average days-on-market: 128

Subdivisions with most sales
Charleston (includes The Cottages) - 21
Southfield Plantation (includes Tivoli) - 14
Stratford Hills - 12
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Sun Jan 31, 2010
Anna M Brocco answered:
Your loan officer will be able to provide you with your credit score-- or you can buy the report online, try or one of the many others.
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