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Mon Apr 24, 2017
BuildingMemoriesConstruction asked:
We are in need of a good attorney to handle our investment properties. Someone who's familiar with wholesaling, pre-foreclosures, foreclosures, bankruptcy, probate and tax lien investment…
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Tue Oct 14, 2014
joann lauterback answered:
[ am in the same shape now days you can not really do anything without credit report. talk to friends and family see if they can help
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Sat Nov 16, 2013
LaShonda Solomon answered:
This real estate market is highly competitive with limited inventory. You do need an agent who puts your interests first. Did you sign a brokerage agreement with the agent? You do have the right to ed that agreement. Is this a full-time agent that you are working with or a part time one. All of these answers can impact how your agent works for you.

LaShonda Solomon
Associate Broker
Keller Williams Realty Signature Partners
(678) 477-5226
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Tue Jun 11, 2013
Edith Karoline Jasser answered:
I wish the answer would be easy, it is not...

It all depends on how the basement will be finished (rec room, full bath, 2nd kitchen, add. bedroom) or just a big finished space with ceiling walls flooring and lights?

So the expense and the details of the finishings of a basement largely depend on the current size
age and upgrades of the home and may be more importantly the size, upgrades and styles of the
surrounding homes, do they all have finished basements, how large are they and how would yours compare to them...

The best would be to connect with a good local Realtor, who can give you some insight as sometimes it is great to have another bedroom and a full bath in the basement and a finished basement, but sometimes the new buyers do not mind an unfinished basement as they can live in the home as is and then finish the basement down the road they way they want it and with what they need.....

What I usually do for clients of mine who are thinking about adding on or finishing

if they need the space for themselves and love the area and yard and really do not want to move and sell, and intend to stay in the property for another 6 - 10 years, by all means finish it to your
desires and needs.... if a sale could come before the next 5 years, then I take my clients to
see homes in their area that have finished basements and those that do not that are currently on
the market so that they can see for themselves and at the same time get some really good ideas
for what to do with their basement and what not.

But in general a finished basement will add value, the question always will be how much does it cost you and how much will you get back when selling!!!!!

Good luck to you

Most sincerely yours,

Edith Karoline Jasser YourRealtor4Life! Working always in the very BEST interest of her clients, covering most if not all of the city of Chicago, all N and NW suburbs, the fine homes of the North Shore, and many of the W and SW suburbs as well.
with @Properties, with several offices in the city of Chicago, offices in Evanston, Winnetka, Highland Park and lake Forest, 30 Green Bay Rd, Winnetka, Il. 60093 or (preferred)
or contact me via my website at, you can find out
about YourRealtor4Life! and her services, expertise & more

Have a most wonderful Day!
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Wed Feb 20, 2013
Scott Roma answered:
You can find value information in several ways! You can ask a Real Estate professional like myself or you could use the Trulia site to give you the estimated value. A visit to the property is helpful and could reveal more information. Our company manages a home in that subdivision and our tenants like living there. If you are not working with an agent and would like some assistance, please contact me. Thanks and good luck. ... more
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Thu Sep 13, 2012
Bill Hornsby answered:
Hi Kimberly!

The best way to find out is to call the Dallas Ga. Police Dept. at 770-443-8100.

They should be able to share some crime statistics with you as well as any personal experiences that they have knowledge of within that community.

Hope that helps you!
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Sat Apr 7, 2012
Darrell Hess answered:
Survey and file complaint with your local ordinance if found to be encroaching on your property.
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Sat Apr 7, 2012
Darrell Hess answered:
You should maybe think about a different career path. Most of the large accounts are already being serviced by companies with contracts. If you are doing this under your own name and not a corporation or LLC with at least 3 employes it may be hard applying for the job bids with Freddie Mac and Fannie Mae. You may be a bit late to the party in my honest opinion. I will let you know this however, this is not your typical clean up a house job. The homes are freaking disgusting filled with trash and debris often littered with rodents and insects of all sorts. Dead animals, human waste, and rotten garbage are almost always present and the smell that is in the air will choke you out. If you can put up with this the pay is decent, but with so many other opportunities to make some hard earn money out there why would you want to put up with this? ... more
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Sat Apr 7, 2012
Darrell Hess answered:
Well all of them are slightly different, but most of them will be containing some form of wildlife you may or may not like, i.e mosquitoes, frogs, snakes, rodents, etc. Is the pond going to be fenced off with a gate or are they using natural landscaping to "encase" it? Resell down the road may be an issue depending on how the pond functions (if they designed it right it would not hold water for more than 2 days after a large storm) how close to the property in question it is and how is it incorporated into the surround landscape. I would hope that there is somewhere in writing you could fall back on regarding who will maintain it. Just some thoughts... ... more
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Sat Dec 4, 2010
Gary Kaupman answered:

I agree with Phil about getting actual code info, but I'm thinking that it's your county's Environmental Health office that you want to talk to:

140 Stonewall Avenue West
Fayetteville, GA 30214-1520
(770) 305-5415

If you are looking far a quick answer: In general, wells need to be 100+ ft from septic systems. But depending on what's in the retention pond that could be different. If it's storm water run off, no biggie. If it is something that is environmentally nasty, then 100 ft may not do the trick.

Gary Kaupman
Dixon Gary Realty
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Tue Sep 29, 2009
Anna Montgomery answered:
HI Rougerose...
I think a realtor can answer the question about the flood zone. There are alot of options for you. Are you a 1st time buyer? It's smart to look at closing cost fee's also when buying a new home.
Please feel free to call me or email me with any questions.
Loan Officer
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Tue Aug 12, 2008
Prissy Dixon answered:
There are 40 homes 450,000-500,000 active in Paulding now, 10 in that range closed in the last year. These figures may not include all of the new construction homes. Of the 10 that sold the average time on market is 239 days. It ranged from 17 days to 534 days. The sellers motivation, condition of home, location, etc. play a major part in how long it takes to sell.

I agree with Gina. In todays market you need a full service agent that is willing to go that extra mile. An agent that is willing to go above and beyond, plus an agressive seller gives that extra edge that is a must right now.

I live and work in the Paulding/W Cobb area and if you need anything, even just info to make you more informed to make your decision, just let me know.

Prissy Dixon
Dixon Real Estate Group
Metro Brokers/GMAC
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