I currently live in Atlanta and have been transferred to Columbia, SC.

Asked by Margaret, Atlanta, GA Mon Mar 3, 2008

My home in Atlanta has been on the market a year. I am looking to buy new construction in Columbia. Many builders in the Atlanta area are taking trades of existing homes for new construction. Would it be unheard of for a builder in Columbia to take a trade on a home in Atlanta?

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Todd, , Florida
Sun May 18, 2008
Try to List Your Home for FREE on http://www.TradeYourHomeOnline.com, It's a new site dedicated to putting sellers together for your exact scenario.
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Lori Carnes, , Lake Murray, SC
Tue Jul 15, 2008
Hi Margaret.
My name is Lori Carnes. I would be more than happy to help you find a home in Columbia. I will check with the builders that I work with to see if they would consider this option.
Lori Carnes
Web Reference:  http://www.loricarnes.com
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Howard Rose, Agent, Columbia, SC
Mon Jun 16, 2008
Margret,

I am a fellow Atlanta implant that retired here in Columbia, SC. If you are still looking to purchase a home here in Columbia, please feel free to contact me 803-800-4448 or visit me at http://www.cbunited.com/howardrose (Retired Army)
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John Smith, , 29016
Fri Apr 4, 2008
Margaret,
We will sell it or ERA will buy it...that's a nationwide promise. I work with builders in the Columbia area and very familiar with new construction. If you want more information, call me at 803-315-2899. Glad to help. John Smith
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Sally & Mich…, Agent, Lexington, SC
Mon Mar 3, 2008
I am not familiar with any builders willing to do this for homes in another city. I will check with the builders that i work with and hear their thoughts.

Do you have your home with an agent that is full time and marketing your home? If not I can recommend some great agents in your area.

Congrats on your transfer! If you need info about the area feel free to check out my website and request a relocation packet.

Good luck!

Sally Lucas
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Cindy Kidd, Agent, Columbia, SC
Mon Mar 3, 2008
Wow, I have not heard of this, but I may just be uninformed. The only way I think you could do this is to find a builder that is an investor & holds properties in different cities. What is the price point and age of the home?

Is it possible that you could rent the home in Atlanta? Have you had your agent check the comps on your listing to make sure you are not way out of range on how much you're asking for the home?

I wish you much success with your home sale and I'll ask around and see if anyone knows of a builder willing to do that.
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