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Thu Mar 23, 2017
Marquita.jensen asked:
The $800 range. I have three jobs. I have good rental history, no criminal record and no bankrupties. I just made a couple of bad choices. Willing to pay $1600 upfront. Someone please…
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Sun Feb 12, 2017
Janice6573 answered:
I live in a portrait townhome that was built in 1997..I would never buy another one. I just call it an upscale apartment. The designing is terrible, like my bedroom is backed up against my neighbors living room. .the walls are thin so I can hear their music or tv, I just thank the Lord that with all the change in next door neighbors that none have been extremely loud. The workmanship on the one I purchased (the Abbey) very poorly done, and of course alot of things didn't see until after the fact. Most of my electrical outlets don't work, never have, cracks in my foundation, had termites. If I were to ever buy a town home again I would buy one that had a garage in between my town home and my neighbors. So basically unless they have gotten any better since 1997 I myself would would never buy a portrait townhome. They also did a shotty paint job..well best to you in your decision... ... more
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Sun Feb 5, 2017
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Thu Nov 24, 2016
Thomas Martin answered:
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Tue Nov 8, 2016
Solomon Greene answered:
Hi KSue

Standard of Practice 3-8 is quite clear that...REALTORS shall not misrepresent the availability of access to show or inspect a listed property.

Of course, not all local real estate agents are REALTORS (members of the National Association of REALTORS). And I, as a member, show all of the properties that are in MLS.

But some of these flat fee/discount brokers ask us agents to contact the owners directly. On several occasions, I have done so only to find that the property was no longer available, but it had not sold.

Some things to keep in mind
1. The fine print in at least one of these so called discount brokers reads that you are still paying out a hefty fee.
2. You get what you pay for
3. Fair Housing Laws (and others) apply to everyone and everyone can be fined.

I am in Gwinnett County and would enjoy a brief conversation with you. Otherwise, good luck.

Solomon Greene
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Mon Oct 31, 2016
Ella Kobylinski answered:
Scam, scam and have to physically go there and check if this property for rent
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Mon Sep 12, 2016
Solomon Greene answered:
Hello from Buford

Please forgive me for sounding like a smart-aleck. But we agents can't comment on whether something is legal since that requires a license. I see nothing wrong, however, with you selling your home to your partner. If your partner is using a loan to purchase the property, the lender may have some questions about the transaction, but even those frequently close without a problem.

I have helped many people who have known each other (usually tenants buying a property they've been renting from their landlord) complete real estate transactions lately, so you should be good-to-go barring any unusual circumstances.

Good luck.

Solomon Greene
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Mon Feb 1, 2016
Kirsten Wellborn answered:
Hi N Wyatt,

You can follow up directly with HUD to see if you are owed a refund. The following link tells you what to do to follow up (Directly from HUD)

Good Luck!

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Fri Jan 1, 2016
Solomon Greene answered:
Hello Ms. Crump and Happy New Year

You will be inundated today with contacts from agents all over Metro Atlanta through methods including calls, text and email messages about re listing your property. Few of them will know this area as well as me and will very likely make some of the same errors that your now expired listing displays. I won't be a pain, but I do live just around the corner from this property, have relationships with businesses nearby (my kids attended Kids Harbor) and, with your cooperation, can very likely help you get this property sold.

Will you please call me about helping you sell? That is all. No more from me.

Solomon Greene
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Fri Dec 4, 2015
UpNest Top Realtors answered:
The only way to get your FSBO home listed on Trulia is to have it listed on the MLS. Only agents have access, but you could also pay for what's called a flat fee listing service if you want to sell by owner (generally not a good idea).

We created UpNest ( to help home sellers get the best value possible. All you have to do is submit a few details about your home, and we'll invite several top local agents to submit proposals to you.

Since agents are competing to earn your listing, they bring out their best commission rates and value added services, saving you a lot of money. There's no risk to try us at all, and it's completely free for you.

Good luck!
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Fri Nov 13, 2015
Solomon Greene answered:

All of Metro Atlanta has down payment assistance, including grants, interest and monthly payment-free loans and other 100% financing programs, for both first time home buyers and families moving up to their next home. Read up on the programs at the link below. Please call me to discuss. Your call will be returned if I miss you today. I'll be at a closing this morning with another higher-income buyer who obtained 100% financing on her beautiful Grayson, GA home.

Solomon Greene
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Fri Aug 21, 2015
John answered:
Tricky question: Looks like 4244 Friar Tuck Lane is in foreclosure, which means it'll probably go to auction soon.

What exactly are you looking for in Buford? I'm native to the area.
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Sun Jul 26, 2015
Jeri Patrick answered:
Only licensed real estate agent can post a listing on Trulia. Best of luck
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Tue Jun 16, 2015
Manny Lopez answered:
Have you tried an FHA Loan? You don't need perfect credit for FHA loans. I was approved with a 600 credit score, I think FHA goes down to 580. The Lenders Network referred us to our lender. Good luck! ... more
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Tue May 12, 2015
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Tue Mar 3, 2015
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Tue Jan 27, 2015
Don Tepper answered:
Here's a link to a blog I wrote on how to find rent-to-own homes:

And there are a ton of them in Alpharetta.

Hope that helps.
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