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Tue Jul 25, 2017
kfgeorge asked:
Wed Jul 5, 2017
Perry asked:
?I own a doublewide manufactured home manufactured in 1978, but totally renovated inside and out in 2015. It has been permanently affixed to approximately an acre of land, and it is on…
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Sun Feb 7, 2016
Sally Grenier answered:
They don't. It's automatically calculated through special algorithms that really have no bearing on actual "fair market value". Please don't pay any attention to the values you see here, or on other sites like Zillow or

Whether you are buying or selling, the ONLY way to find out a home's value is to have a REALTOR do a FREE comparative market analysis (CMA).

I just wrote a blog post on the subject:

Sally Grenier
Broker Owner
Metro Brokers | Grenier Real Estate
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Thu May 28, 2015
Jeri Patrick answered:
I would speak to a local lender to see what your options are regarding claiming the 1st home as income. Best of luck
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Wed Apr 15, 2015
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Thu May 29, 2014
ebby.hamby asked:
I would like the market property value increases for Dawson County for 2013 and 2014 for both on lake lanier and off.
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Sat May 17, 2014
Bill Eckler answered:
As an agent, go to the drop down menu next to your picture and click on "listings." Then on the left side of the next page look for "open house calendar."

Hope this helps.

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Mon Mar 3, 2014
Why were you there during a showing? If you are close enough to overhear comments at a showing you are probably in the way.

Next, was it your agent or the buyer’s agent that commented on the condition of the property? Not that it makes a lot of difference, but if it was the buyer’s agent then it is none of your business what they discuss. If what they said about your house is true then they did you a favor, fix the problems.

Good luck,

Jim Simms
NMLS # 6395
Financing Kentucky One Home at a Time
I answer questions about financing real estate based on my decades of experience dealing with mortgage underwriters. This answer is my personal opinion, has not been reviewed or approved by the company I work for. I do not offer legal or tax advice, if you need answers from an attorney or CPA find one knowledgeable in your local market.
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Sun Nov 11, 2012
Rick Musto answered:
Looking closer to your question, are you perhaps asking about a potential landlords number? If you are looking to rent, I can help you out on that front. Give me a call or post me back here. Thanks.

Rick Musto, Managing Broker
Buckhead Home Realty
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Tue Apr 17, 2012
Alan Grizzle answered:
Buying a house off the court house steps is risky business. You need to check the title before bidding to know that you will get clear title. You will still be responsible for unpaid county taxes. Also you have no right to go in the home before the foreclosure unless the owner invites you in. You could be getting a home that needs lots of repairs you have not budgeted for. ... more
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Fri Jan 20, 2012
Anna M Brocco answered:
Have you considered searching social media sites....
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Tue Nov 8, 2011
Mikel DeFrancesco answered:
Rodney is right... your bank will assign the appraiser, you do not choose them. If you are considering buying the REO why not have a Realtor do a Market Analysis for you as-is or as-completed ( if you are flipping it ). ... more
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Fri Jun 10, 2011
I checked around with hard money lenders and they are not willing to finance this kind of property at this time because it is not marketable or cannot be re-sold easily. I remember way back when I had a person buying a bungalow in Atlanta and no others were around. The appraiser found "like" properties and we were able to close. As Rodney stated, you may have to get an appraiser that will dig a little deeper to find a property comparable to it (not necessarily like it). I'd recommend too, that you check out a different lender whose appraisers are not required to use the HVCC (Home Valuation Coded of Conduct) ruling. This ruling requires lenders to assign an appraisal to a management company who in turn assigns it to an appraiser who may not know what is a BERM property. If you can find a lender who doesn't use HVCC then you may have better luck in finding a comp for the property. Another option is to find an appraiser (appraiser association website) who can find the comps and then ask to have him added to your lender's appraisal list. Again, that lender cannot be using the HVCC system. Usually (and don't quote me on this), larger banks don't use HVCC. One last thought would be to contact the department of HUD ( and find out if they are giving away grant money to pay for your home. I'd figure that Georgia would want to have more of these properties available to the public to cut down on energy costs. I think it's great that you are looking to buy this property and I wish you the best. ... more
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Sat Jan 15, 2011
Alan Grizzle answered:
How much would you save per month with a better interest rate? It may still be worth it to pay some down on your home to get a better rate. Do the math.
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Sat Jan 15, 2011
Alan Grizzle answered:
You need to check with the county planning office to see that it has all the required permits. The last think you want to do is by a house you cannot get a CO for. Get a good home inspector. I know one that uses a inferred camera to scan the walls and ceilings. ... more
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Sat Jan 15, 2011
Alan Grizzle answered:
I have a free web site that will help you find values. I know some foreclosures have sold in the 60s off maple street. To refinance you will have to get an appraisal for the value you are financing. The foreclosures that have sold in the area may cause your value to come in low.
Keep in mind if you sell low and buy back low you are ok. If you hold out until you value is back up it will be up for what you buy to replace it with also. If you are upgrading you will save more on what you buy than you will loose on what you sell.
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Fri Dec 18, 2009
Alan Grizzle answered:
I am a local Realtor. I work the Dahlonega and Dawsonville market. I have closed several short sales.
I would be happy to talk with you and look at the home. I need more information to know what your options are.
I can be reached at 706-344-7096 or email me at
You may check my web-site out if you like
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