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Home Buying in Hiram : Real Estate Advice

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Mon Jun 27, 2016
Miley88wonder answered:
When I first moved in to my place to rent I sign the lease sent through my email. I asked for a copy of the lease and the person said they would send it over. My lease just renewed back in Nov. I have not signed a new lease so I asked the person they said they would use the old copy and that I did not need to sign a new lease. Plus they also changed companies. If I want to buy a house how do I go about it. I have asked the person several times for a lease and I have not received it. ... more
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Tue Mar 18, 2014
Kirsten Wellborn answered:

I think it depends on what your credit issues are. I work with a variety of lenders in the area. They specialize in things from first time homebuyer grants to second chance 1 year out of bankruptcy.

Contact me if I can help.

Kirsten Wellborn
Garrett Realty
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Wed Nov 13, 2013
Trudy Hess answered:
This property is accessible via a dirt road. Please note this property has multiple offers and highest and best has already been called by seller due today I believe. If you have any further questions please feel free to contact me. ... more
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Thu Sep 12, 2013
Matt Ledesma answered:
Call me Jenny!! I can help you!! I live in Hiram and know Douglas and Paulding counties really well!! I can be reached at 770-876-1458 or via email at Thanks!! ... more
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Mon Sep 2, 2013
Roger Maier answered:
This home currently has an offer pending approval. I would be glad to help you find other homes that are available.
Feel free to contact me.

Roger l. Maier
Asher Realty
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Sun Apr 21, 2013
Michael Murphy answered:
I'll forward your question to Gareth Thomas, he is the loan officer I use the most. He to close loans that most can't.
Mike Murphy Associate Broker Chapman Hall Realors 678/467-3084

Gareth Thomas Silverton Mortgage 770/241-6910
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Thu Apr 18, 2013
Solomon Greene answered:
What Rodney wrote.

The other thing to consider is buying a HUD-owned home with that FHA mortgage if your husband can qualify. The full 3.5% down may or may not be required on HUD-owned properties since they are advertised as $100 down to borrowers who use an FHA mortgage. But please be mindful that overbidding is rampant given the limited housing inventory and any amount bid over list price will have to be brought to settlement along with the upfront mortgage insurance premium and the funds to set up the repair escrow should it be required.

Solomon Greene
Georgia Real Estate Brokers Associate, REALTOR®, Certified Affordable Housing Counselor
Keller Williams Realty Atlanta Partners
(678) 775-2677
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Thu Apr 18, 2013
No, down payment assistance programs look at the overall household in addition to the specific borrower. Sicne you currently own a home, that would not be possible. If you have a 3.5% down payment, he might be able to obtain an FHA mortgage in his name.

Rodney Mason, NMLS #151088
Sr Loan Officer
Prospect Mortgage
825 Juniper St NE, Atlanta, GA 30308
Office: (404) 591-2453
Apply Online at
Licensed in Alabama & Georgia with over a decade of mortgage lending experience.

Prospect Mortgage offers a full selection of mortgage programs including:
Conventional | FHA | FHA 580-639 FICO | FHA 203K Renovation (Streamline & Consultant) | HomePath® | HomePath® Renovation | HomeStyle® Renovation | VA | USDA | GA Dream | Jumbo Financing.
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Sun Mar 24, 2013
S Dena Hoggard answered:
Are you looking to purchase or rent a property? Feel free to register and search on my website

or call me directly at 770-595-5127
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Mon Sep 24, 2012
Bill Hornsby answered:
Hi Mr. Miles!

I am located in the Hiram/Douglasville market. Your question is somewhat difficult to answer because there are so many factors that go into properly putting a value on a tract of raw land.

Depending on whether the land is on an easement, possibly has commercial potential, has paved road frontage, has any portion of it in a flood plain, has access to county water and other utilities, etc. all play a big part in what a piece of land is actually worth. It would certainly be on a case by case basis with the biggest factor of course being exactly where the land happens to be located in Hiram or Douglasville.

Generally speaking, this would be an excellent time to buy a piece of land because the value overall per acre is the lowest I have seen in many years. You could expect to get a really good deal right now on some land as compared to the prices that we were seeing 8-10 years ago.

Please call or e-mail me so I can help you identify some suitable land for you and then I can help you determine the current market value of each tract you are interested in based on it's individual characteristics.

I hope that helps you!

Have a great day!
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Tue Apr 3, 2012
Darrell Hess answered:
Get an agent that knows the REO/Foreclosure market and process. Otherwise your offer most likely will get rejected due to the offer being submitted incorrectly.

I repeat, get a qualified agent to assist you.

There are thousands of agents out there and less than half are doing any production so make sure you are qualifying the agent you choose to work with. Some great questions to ask can be found at Hank Millers Blog at

I know a top agent that works that area if you would like a referral.
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Tue Apr 3, 2012
Darrell Hess answered:
Depends on the seller and the time frames given in the purchase and sale agreement submitted. If it is a bank owned home then typically they care less about a time limit of offer and go with what nets the highest with the fewest contingencies. ... more
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Thu Feb 11, 2010
Lee Taylor answered:

So, how does it make you feel to ask a questions that gets 41 answers on Trulia Q&A?

Many questions never get more than an answer or two.

Have you identified a few ways to "pick an agent" that make sense?

I've only been through Hiram a few times, but, one night, about six years ago, I drove out there to see my friend's band open at some shopping center music club for none other than Robbie Van Winkle, the one and only, Vanilla Ice...

Ice was at home in Hiram that night - maybe he'll come play your housewarming party!
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Thu Jan 28, 2010
Donna Abbott answered:
Hi Donnie,

I had a buyer that was looking at a home in this neighborhood a few weeks ago. It was a two story foreclosure with a finished basement (the only 2 story in the neighborhood currently for sale). It needed some TLC, but was priced pretty good at $134,900. It was actually one that they keep on their list for awhile, but decided on another home. This home was really large and had a lot of usually space and a great lot. Of the other homes on the market in that neighborhood, there are 4 split levels and 1 Ranch (the other foreclosure). I would be happy to take you to see any of these homes that you are interested in seeing if you are not already working with an agent. My office is located in Hiram. You can contact me through the website listed below if you are interested. Good luck with your search and I hope you were able to get the information that you were looking for. If not, maybe I can assist with more information once we talk. Best of luck. ... more
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