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Len  Perry, Home Buyer in Flowery Branch, GA
Tue Jun 28, 2016
Len Perry answered:
My wife and I resided in Tampa for 25 years. When we began to search for a community to live in when we retired the Del Webb communities met all of our requirements. We wanted a community that was friendly, well located, had many activities, and homes that showed pride of ownership. All the Del Webb communities that we visited in Florida met these requirements - however Florida living had numerous drawbacks for us. We visited relatives in the Atlanta area and were told about The Village at Deaton Creek (VDC), located about 30-45 minutes North of Atlanta. When we visited we immediately knew that VDC was going to be the answer for everything that we were looking for. We met with a wonderful realtor named Shelly Bloom, who took her time to know us and show us around the community. On our first visit we didn't find the home we wanted - but knew what style-sze would be best for us. A few weeks later Shelly told us about a home that would soon be going on the market. We returned, viewed the home, and made an offer. On December 1, 2015 we closed on our home. All I can say is that we love living here. We have made so many new friends. We go out for "Happy Hours" and always meet new people. The facilities are great - very well maintained, with a very knowledgable and friendly staff. ... more
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Solomon Gree…, Real Estate Pro in Snellville, GA
Fri Nov 13, 2015
Solomon Greene answered:
Hello Ms. Vener,

By all means, please do negotiate. There are several agents here in Gwinnett County with very strong sales histories. Even many of them will consider some form of negotiations.

The link below displays properties that I've sold in Gwinnett County alone this year. These are in addition to the ones, sold in Fulton, Hall and other counties. I'd welcome the opportunity to speak with you if you haven't yet signed to list already.

Solomon Greene
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Amelia Robin…, Real Estate Pro in Falls Church, VA
Tue Nov 3, 2015
Amelia Robinette answered:
You'd hopefully be able to find comparable properties to determine value. You may want to run the address by an insurance agent as well to make sure the flood insurance is affordable.
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Jeri Patrick, Real Estate Pro in Pooler, GA
Thu Sep 10, 2015
Jeri Patrick answered:
You do not have to but it would help with marketing your home and the negotiating process. I would interview a few real estate agents to see what they can offer you.
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Rodney Mason, Real Estate Pro in Atlanta, GA
Fri Jan 10, 2014
Rodney Mason answered:
Based soley on your numbers above, you will probably best off paying any additional money toward house #2. Once you have paid the loan down to 80% of the original appraised value, you should be able to drop the MI after at least 24 months of on time payments.

With an older FHA mortgage, MI must be paid for a minimum of 5 years. Paying it down before the 5 years may not be a significant

Before making any decisions, you should consult with your CPA and/or your Financial Advisor. Only someone qualified to give tax advice can properly advise you on these questions. Also, before paying any extra, you need to make sure that you have sufficient reserves on hand. Your advisor may urge you to get more aggressive on your retirement savings instead paying down a mortgage more.

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 203(k) Renovation (Streamline & Consultant) | HomePath® | HomePath® Renovation | HomeStyle® Renovation | VA | USDA | GA Dream | Jumbo Financing.
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OC Hunter, Other/Just Looking in Orange County, CA
Tue Dec 17, 2013
OC Hunter answered:
You can download a Property Detail Report at for a small fee. The report features home ownership and mortgage information, current property tax, liens even property history since the day it built. There is another website allows you to download a free report and sell a detail report at a lower price. ... more
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Fucktrulia, Home Buyer in Hoschton, GA
Wed Nov 20, 2013
Fucktrulia answered:
low life scum who will sooner or later be foreclosed.
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Betty D. Scy…, Real Estate Pro in GA,
Fri Oct 18, 2013
Betty D. Scyphers answered:
I am willing to take on a challenge.
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Josh Barnett, Real Estate Pro in Chandler, OK
Sat Apr 13, 2013
Josh Barnett answered:
Check out the "Local Info" Tab at the top great info on both areas.
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Shelly Bloom, Real Estate Pro in Duluth, GA
Mon Sep 10, 2012
Shelly Bloom answered:
sorry, I just saw your post. I rented a 2/2/sunroom/office last week in village at Deaton Creek. I know there will be at least two villa's available for rent starting October 1st and 15th. One has 2/2/office with a large eat-in kitchen. The other is a 2/2. No office. They have not been listed as yet, but I can get more information if you are interested. Currently, there are no single family homes available.
Shelly Bloom
Virtual Properties Realty
404.788.6186 or 800.345.1039
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Chuck Green, Real Estate Pro in Norcross, GA
Tue Aug 28, 2012
Chuck Green answered:

I'm not sure what system you are utilizing or what your Realtor has set up for you to may want to request that you be provided info directly from the MLS databases that is current and updated multiple times daily with expanded search parameters. ... more
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Anthony Daug…, Home Buyer in Snellville, GA
Sat Mar 3, 2012
Anthony Daugherty answered:
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Solomon Gree…, Real Estate Pro in Duluth, GA
Wed Feb 16, 2011
Solomon Greene answered:
Well, my first choice would be Sandy Diekroeger Owens (, but I've also referred clients to Roland Lorans. Both good choices.

Solomon Greene
REALTOR® Keller Williams Realty Atlanta Partners
(678) 775-2677
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Mac, Home Buyer in Suwanee, GA
Sat Oct 23, 2010
Mac answered:
Thanks. However, I am more interested in the rental market, how long will it take to rent a single family home out,
assuming the house is in good condition and reasonable rent.
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James Dudley, Real Estate Pro in Suwanee, GA
Tue May 19, 2009
James Dudley answered:
The main thing you need to qualify for are the income limits.

I work alot with HUD homes and my company is a local listing broker for HUD.

You can now consider homes that don't qualify for FHA since the $8K tax credit can now be applied as a down payment. This opens the window to purchase a better deal on a home that may need a little more work. Sounds like you can handle that being a handyman!!

Let me know if you need help finding a great HUD home. We are the best in the HUD biz!!

James Dudley
ERA Sunrise Realty
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Solomon Gree…, Real Estate Pro in Duluth, GA
Tue May 19, 2009
Solomon Greene answered:

If this was the face-to-face, eight-hour class, you should be in good shape.

Solomon Greene
REALTOR® / HUD-Certified Affordable Housing Consultant - Keller Williams Realty Atlanta Partners
(678) 775-2677
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Beth, Other/Just Looking in Georgia
Wed Mar 5, 2008
Beth answered:
Thanks to Joshua and Kim for their answers. I thought we would have to contact an attorney. As far as the taxpayers paying for her to stay in a nursing facility, we wanted to be able to sell her home and put her in a better facility and pay for it with the proceeds from the sale and then we would pay for anything else. She does have a substantial amount of money in money markets, cd's, etc. We just didn't want to see her put in something that was not up to her's or our standards and the state decide what happens with her money. Thanks again. ... more
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