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Home Buying in Senoia : Real Estate Advice

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Mon Aug 1, 2016
Solomon Greene answered:
Hi Vicki,

Our market often offers homes for sale exclusively to active and retired military families. Nothing is currently showing as available in Senoia and I'd need to do further research on the ones that are listed for sale in Metro Atlanta. But we do sometimes have these properties for sale and military families can use their VA Benefits to buy them.

Good luck
Solomon Greene
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Tue May 19, 2015
John Robertson answered:
I did a search on google and there are several listed. One that claims to only lend in Georgia is Southeast Private Lending. Good Luck
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Sun Jul 20, 2014
Lillie Fuse Williams answered:
Senoia and Coweta County , as a whole new market is growing more and growing. 2014 seems to have promising business growth and home growth. We have a new local office in Newnan, Ga. serving Coweta and South Fulton counties as well as, Alabama. Stop by or give me a call and we can discuss Senoia and Peachtree further. ... more
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Thu May 22, 2014
Dan Tabit answered:
I recommend my new construction buyers get their home professionally inspected. Builders have warranties, but they don't last forever. If a small problem exists now that will lead to a big problem later, why wait?
So, YES get your 2 year old model home professionally inspected by the best inspector you can find. At the very least you'll sleep well knowing things are in good shape and you'll know what to keep your eyes open for.
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Tue Dec 10, 2013
Rodney Mason answered:
To begin improving your credit score, you would need to contact each of your creditors directly to see what your options are. Paying off derogatory debt will help improve your credit score in the long run, but not immediately.

With collection accounts, most of the damage is done when they are initially placed on your credit report. Some collection companies are now reporting you are late each month the debt goes unpaid. This continues to drag on many people’s credit scores each month until the debt is paid in full. Until you do that, your credit score has little chance of improving.

In exchange for paying the collection account in full, you can try to negotiate to have them completely remove the derogatory item once the payment is received. Some collection agencies will do this, while others will not. You will just have to ask each one and see. If they will not remove it, just having it paid and closed will help in the long run.

All liens and judgments will also need to be paid in full. These impact the title position of a mortgage so they must be satisfied.

It is very important that you be VERY careful in disputing accounts. You cannot dispute accounts which you know to be accurate. For a mortgage, you cannot have an active and open account that has a disputed status. Fannie Mae/Freddie Mac/HUD all have very specific guidelines to be followed when a borrower has an account in a disputed status. In some cases, it could cause you not to be able to qualify.

To build positive credit, you typically need to have 2-3 trade lines reporting for 12-24 months. There should be no late payments or other derogatory items reported in the last 12-24 months. On your Revolving credit accounts, your outstanding balance on your monthly statement should not exceed 30% of the credit limit.
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Sat Apr 28, 2012
Sherri Bloom answered:
Apprasials now days are one of the more challenging stubbling blocks for my buyers. I had a buyer offer the asking price for the home. The seller was happy and my buyer thought they were getting a good deal. The appraiser came by and appraised the home for $15,000 less than the contract price. The bank would only loan the amount of the apprasial so either the buyer had to come up with the extra 15k or the seller drop the price by 15k.

Long story short...neither happened.
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