The only time I have ever heard of school tax not being paid is sometimes by owner occupant home owners over a certain age. Some counties exempt owner occupanys once they reach a preset age (usually in their 60's) while others do not. Carroll County has some exemptions starting at age 62 while some begin at age 65.... more
If you have an agent helping you then - they can tell you about a house - the day it is listed.
You need an agent that is aggressive!
Do you have an agent helping you? if not call me@770-789-2401. Hot Deals go quick!... more
I'm not going to give you some wishy washy "carefully evaluate each deal and you never know," or "you need an agent to help" or even "do you want a short sale or the best investment" - clearly given the thoughtfulness and time you put into your specific question you want a detailed analysis of the short sale market.
Here's the deal.
Short sales that close at the absolute bottom with agents that are professional and have expertise in short sales are almost always great investments for those people who want to own the home. They rare offer the ROI that a true investor would want.
Right now almost every home purchase is going to be a decent one, except those buying in Gordon County.
There's your answer, take it to the bank, don't look back and... go hawks!... more
Gilmer County offers all kinds of property tax breaks for seniors who file homestead exemption. The biggest is that you don't pay the education part of the property tax, which is about 80% of the tax bill.
It is very easy to buy a foreclosure.... but it does depend on what shape the house is in. There are
different type of loans - some allow money for repairs, some don't! Some require 3.5% down and
some are a 100% loans (with no down payments). Some homepaths homes allow you to buy the
house AS IS. Some HUD homes only require $100.00 down. Call me and we can talk about
what your options....... but you can buy houses for $30k - $50k less than 2006 pricing. Have a great day!
770-789-2401 (cell - I answer my phone until 10pm)... more