I live in San Jose, CA, where I rent and have a good job. I want to buy a home in Dahlonega, Georgia....

Asked by Dale Hensarling, San Jose, CA Mon Apr 6, 2009

relocate my family there with all pets, belongings, etc., this summer. I want to continue to work at my current job, and i have a friend who will let me stay with them for free in San Jose. So, my current rent is $2500/month. I have found NUMEROUS homes that would put my monthly note at $800-1200/month, if I do this. I figure I can buy, work here a few more years, fly home to GA every other week for extended stay and work from home, and STILL pay less than what I am doing. I am originally from Mississippi, so I want to get back to the south before I retire. If you are a mortgage broker who can make this happen, email me, especially if you are familiar with FHA and USDA guaranteed programs. I have done my homework. The only hurdle is residency, as I understand it, but my wife would be on the deed, and I have no other properties, and I can continue my work unabated to pay this. Please advise. Thanks.

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Kathy, Home Seller, Cumming, GA
Thu May 10, 2012
Hi Dale,

My bias is for you to look at my home, you can really sock away some savings with the low payments. Its a jewel if I can say that myself.
Payments would be WELL under $600 a month


Good luck to you!!
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Jenn881, Home Seller, Dahlonega, GA
Sat Jul 31, 2010
Good Afternoon Dale, My husband and I purchased a foreclosed home on Tuesday March 2, 2010 on the Lumpkin County Courthouse steps. It currently has 3 bedrooms, 2 baths, new hardwood floors, newly tiled kitchen, baths, and laundry room, a fireplace, new deck, and a 2-car garage. It also has an enormous unfinished basement with sliding glass doors, and we recently installed a state-of-the-art wireless ADT alarm system throughout the home. We have so far put over 30K in remodeling. The house is located on Beautiful Crown Mountain Estates and is one of the BEST locations in all of Dahlonega. The house is located on over an acre lot, at 881 Calhoun Road, Dahlonega, GA. 30533. We are going the "For Sale By Owner" route in order to save everyone money. I can send you photos if you are interested, and the BEST part is that YOU and your family can take part in making this home "your very own". Please feel free to contact me at (281)202-8256, or via e-mail at j.pekarek@yahoo.com if you would like further information, and photos.
Thank you for your time and Best of Luck to you and your family in finding that "perfect" home! Sincerely yours, J. Pekarek, (281)202-8256 j.pekarek@yahoo.com
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Alan Grizzle, Agent, Dahlonega, GA
Sat Sep 5, 2009
I am a life-long resident of Dahlonega and a full time Realtor. I have some great lenders who can help you with a USDA or FHA loan.

You can view all the local listings on my website http://www.AlanGrizzle.com Let me know more about what you are looking for and I will be glad to help. Having lived in Dahlonega all my life and selling Real Estate full time for over 10 years I know the area very well.

You may reach me by email at AlanGrizzle@AlanGrizzle.com or by cell at 706-344-7096.

Alan Grizzle
Chestatee Real Estate
Web Reference:  http://www.AlanGrizzle.com
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Lori, Home Seller, Dawsonville, GA
Tue Jun 2, 2009

I have a great house for sale at a great price. Check out 343 Dartmore Lane, Dawsonville, GA 30534 in a great swim/tennis neighborhood with year round mountain views. It's actually in Lumpkin County, right between Dahlonega and Dawsonville. It's convenient to 400. It's list on http://www.georgiamls.com and on Trulia. Contact me if you're interested!!! loriwb@hotmail.com.

Lori Barnes
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Stephanie Mc…, Agent, Canton, GA
Mon Apr 6, 2009
Hi Dale. I am so curious. . .what draws you to Dahlonega? It's a great place - my son is in college there and we have grown to love the area.
I have a lender who is really sharp on all the programs including USDA. If you will send me a private email to slmrealestate@earthlink.net I will ask Chris to contact you right away.

Welcome to Georgia (soon)!

Stephanie McCarty, ABR
REMAX Greater Atlanta
404--457-8089 cell
Web Reference:  http://www.mysouthhomes.com
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Harriet Cart…, , 30571
Mon Apr 6, 2009
Hi Dale-

Be glad to help.
I am a Realtor who covers this area of the North Georgia MOuntains- Dahlonega and surrounding areas.
Please e-mail me- and I will send you financing contacts:

Look forward to hearing from you!

Harriet Carter
North Georgia Mountain Realty
53 Highway 255
Sautee Nacoochee GA 30571
706 219-0096
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