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Home Buying in Evans : Real Estate Advice

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Mon May 15, 2017
Scott Godzyk answered:
For a buyer, it depends what you negotiated in your buyer agent agreement. If the builder has the home listed, that broker may offer a buyer broker fee. If it is sold by the builder, they may not and then the buyer would pay what the negotiated. All this needs to be checked before making an offer. ... more
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Wed Mar 8, 2017
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Wed Mar 18, 2015
Tajmya answered:
What good is a warranty when they don't honor it. We've bought our home since 07/2014 and are still waiting for Delano Crown Warranty to fix the settling issues we're having with our home. There are cracks in our home, and because the house is still shifting we have doors that no longer close. The cracks have gotten bigger, while we are forced to be at the mercy of crown warranty patiently waiting. Communication is the absolute worst. You continuously send emails till your blue in the face ; and then you wait & wait & wait for someone ( anyone) to respond . Next step for us will be BBB because this is unacceptable. ... more
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Thu Jun 26, 2014
Jennifer Neal answered:
I would recommend you research the mandatory HOA dues in Northridge and other neighborhoods alike.
Having a real estate agent is key to finding this information out ahead of time.
BTW, I personally like the neighborhood but if $1400/yr is more than you are willing to pay then you may decide to look at other neighborhoods with comparable amenities and location.

I can also be reached for mortgage financing options and neighborhood analysis.
706-860-4200 direct lender
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Sat Dec 28, 2013
Kevin Duncan answered:
Conner Place is located directly across the water from Section 8 housing. While there is a gate at the entrance of the subdivision, there is no gate or fence between you and the apartments. Conner Place is also directly next to the railroad tracks. Some of the homes are less than 30 feet from the rail. There are numerous trains that run that route daily.

Also, the Mosque is on the other side of the apartment complex. Currently, the county noise ordinance prevents them from calling prayer five times a day, but they continue to fight it and given the political climate in the US some liberal Judge will allow them to do so eventually. Most of the residents have been leaving that area and trying to move further into Evans, This is address is Martinez, not Evans. Martinez is an older part of Columbia county and while far better than Richmond County, the blight from Augusta has been slowly overtaking Martinez and residents have been leaving.
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Sat Dec 28, 2013
Kevin Duncan answered:
Welcome to the CSRA. You got swindled. It will not be the first time. Wait until you buy a car. They don't even try to pretend to be legitimate at the dealerships around town.
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Wed Jul 31, 2013
kalista cave answered:
Please make sure you call to come visit my AMAZING Farmington listing! 4bdrms, 3.5bths, and lots of storage space! -
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Wed Jul 31, 2013
kalista cave answered:
Interview, Interview, Interview. Communication is the most important part. A good rapport goes a long way.
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Sun Jul 14, 2013
Roy Bush answered:
I had a buyer that wanted to buy a home in Arizona, but he had a Chapter 7 bankruptcy 7 months ago. I introduced a loan program at, they allow a mortgage after a foreclosure, short sale, or bankruptcy. There is only a six month waiting period. This is perfect for individuals looking to become homeowners again. ... more
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Mon Apr 29, 2013
Joe Loomer answered:
Providing you have references, an explanation of why the scores are where they are, and a satisfactory criminal background check, most property management companies will take your scores into consideration but not flat out exclude you because of it.

The good folks at Morgan Smith Realty should be able to tell you pretty quick what your ability to rent is (I do not work for them).
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Sat Nov 24, 2012
Currie Miller answered:
The area that you are trying to purchase in can makea big difference, as the exact condition of the market varies from place to place. For example, in the Augusta/Evans area, we don't have a large amount of foreclosures, but we have large amounts of moderately priced new construction. I would agree with Lee, that you may want to seek the help of a Realtor in the area you are purchasing, even if the home is a for sale by owner, often the seller will agree to work with a Realtor if the buyer requests it. The bottom line is that you should offer what you think is fair based on the appraisal you had done and keep in mind that the tax value has little to do with the market value. The tax value is the amount the county will assess your taxes on and you will definitely want it tb be assessed for less than 290k, even if you pay that much as it will save you on your annual tax bill. Again, I would suggest you seek some help, as many buyers aren't aware of all of the intricacies of purchasing a home including having inspections, asking for repairs, unforseen delays and how to handle them, etc. Best of luck to you! ... more
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Tue Nov 13, 2012
Amanda Hollimon answered:
There is currenly one home on the market in this price range that has been modified for wheelchair accessibility. It is a 1700 square foot patio home listed at $159,900. Thank you for your interest and please let me know if you have any additional questions or would like more information on this particular home. ... more
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Mon Nov 5, 2012
Allboys2 answered:
Check before you buy about roads in the county. There are several roads widdening and your house may cost 220k today and next year a lot less. Also they are rezoning the schools right now. Houses in country place are the same since they put a big Walmart outside the subdivision.Really check the areas and future projects. I am not an agent ... more
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Mon Jul 9, 2012
Brock Hughes answered:
Choose a Realtor you trust and will show you around the Evans area. There are a lot of great options around town....plenty of neighborhoods to choose from.
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Mon Jul 9, 2012
Christine & Drew May answered:
There are really not guidelines on price drops on new homes. It all depends how desperate the builder is and if they have money to come to closing (i.e. how much money they have to come to closing)

If you like the house, the best thing would be to just give it a try, turn in a lower offer and see what you can negotiate out - BEFORE the price drop... because once a house is a super deal, there may be multiple offers.

Please let me know if I can assist you with this or any other home!

We offer $1500 buyers incentives for NEW construction priced over $150,000

How soon are you looking to move?

What price range are you interested in?

Magnolia Valley is a NEW Evans subdivision which have some amazing pricing (and even better deals for the 1st 20 people) Call or e-mail me for details. Christine (& Drew) May 706-869-9478
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Wed May 2, 2012
Lee Taylor answered:
Hank is right, and Hank is the best "paired sales analyzer" in Georgia. You should hire him.

Regardless, you'll find numerous articles warning you against this purchase - the trade off is usually for extra, sunny greenspace...when the time comes for resale, will that be a big enough differentiator? ... more
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Sat Nov 5, 2011
RS answered:
We do have an agent, but I like to research myself too.
The lot/house/area is very good.

I appreciate all the input.
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Wed Aug 10, 2011
Greg Scott answered:
Rose I currently have a home for sale in the Grovetown area with a lease purchase option, the home address is 745 Michelle Ct and it is in the Pamir Place Subdavision,if you are interested e-mail me at or call me at 706-421-4904, I am willing to work with you any way that i can. You can go to to see pictures. ... more
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Mon Jun 6, 2011
Jerry Dean answered:
I suggest you talk to your Buyer's Agent to do some leg work for you. There may be some willing home sellers to do a lease option. You may want to also look in to a lease purchase agreement. Home sellers may be more willing to do this than a lease option because you will be putting earnest money down, in most cases, non-refundable after your due diligence period. The lease purchase with significant earnest money down tells the seller you have some "skin in the game" and will probably think twice should you change your mind before closing. ... more
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