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Home Buying in Smyrna : Real Estate Advice

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Sun May 14, 2017
Mickycoh answered:
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Mon Apr 17, 2017
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Thu Aug 18, 2016
Sally Grenier answered:
I would talk to a local REALTOR about this. Here in CO there is no good time of year. The market is super HOT here and the longer you wait, the higher the prices go, regardless of the season. Good luck! ... more
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Fri Jul 1, 2016
Nmramsey3 asked:
I'm concerned that this may pose a health risk. Does anyone know about the community at Park at Vinings? Any info would be greatly appreciated.
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Wed Apr 6, 2016
Sally Grenier answered:
I'm fairly certain you can't just ask for a refund for a bad appraisal. That's why you do an appraisal. To find out if the property is actually worth the sales price you're under contract for. Buying a home costs money up front. There's the inspection, appraisal, etc. And sometimes you have to go through that several times if the first place doesn't work out. ... more
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Wed Jan 27, 2016
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Fri Jan 15, 2016
joni.washington1 asked:
King Valley seems like a nice neighborhood and very stable. For it to be so large, I'm surprised there are NO listings there. The only one I saw during a Jan 2016 drive through. I love swim-tennis…
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Thu Jan 7, 2016
Scott Godzyk answered:
There is no address or link. I can say if it is an auction, the starting bid is just that, a place to start and not to be confused with the reserve price of what they will sell for
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Sun Nov 29, 2015
Solomon Greene answered:

This scenario plays out repeatedly, often with an unnecessary result, a change of mind due to the denial of credit. You see, many lenders will review your credit and then deny it without sharing the reason why. That is why you should consider reviewing your own credit to confirm that everything is accurate. That can be done for free at If all is well, then you may want to visit for one of your other scores. If that score is in or near the high 600s, you're credit is probably OK.

Time to contact a lender? Not yet. You've indicated that you've freelanced for ten years, so you should have two or three years of tax returns. You'll want to find and have those handy. Hopefully, they show a net income. Lenders tell me all the time about self employed people with good credit who write off all of their income to keep their taxes low. Unfortunately, they are unable to get a mortgage because their tax returns show no income. So you'll want to plan properly during the approaching tax season.

Do you have funds for the down payment and closing costs? You probably won't need the 20% or 3.5% down that you may have heard about. You'll find several local home buying programs (including grants) at the link below that may be available for assistance with the down payment and closing costs.

Time to contact a lender? No. The lender that you contact will discuss their programs only, if they offer any at all. I'd welcome the opportunity to speak with you about the programs at the link below and get you in touch with a list of participating lenders who will take an interest in your success.

Solomon Greene
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Tue Jun 9, 2015
Netdragon answered:
Townhomes are really popular in the Smyrna, GA/Vinings area and there are at least four new townhome developments and one row house development, along with a lot of gorgeous townhouses built in the last 10 years. You'll probably have a lot of choices there.

I noticed it says you are from Smyrna, DE. Are you sure you have the right Smyrna?
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Tue Apr 21, 2015
John Grimes answered:
Smyrna is hot and for good reason. It is convenient, appreciating quickly and has loads of shopping, dining, recreation and entertainment options.

There are 69 properties between $350 - $400k on the market in the Smyrna area. Of those, 29 are under contract. So, yes, they do go quickly. My buyer clients are not limited to what is listed, since I have means of giving them access to homes that have not yet on the market. And I get them through the door quickly so that they have a chance at their dream home when it becomes available.

In addition to Smyna, You may want to consider the Covered Bridge area of Mableton as well as Mableton's Southeastern edge. The neighborhoods mentioned - Ennisbrook, Wetherbrooke, Woodland Brooke, Woodlands Highlands are all good. Also consider Barnes Mill, Legacy at the Riverline, Smyrna Heights, Medlin Park, Woodbridge Crossing, King Valley, Chapel Hill at Vinings, Vinings Estates, and Providence.

I hope that this helps. Good luck. Please check out my Trulia profile and contact me if you would like an aggressive agent to help you get into the right home.
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Tue Apr 21, 2015
John Grimes answered:
I used to live around the corner, off Concord Rd. It is a wonderful area.

I noticed the same thing - there is a lot of turnover in Ennisbrook. I have been in there a few times and it seems like a nice place. I believe Lakia and Musikana are correct - the community is nice, but people in that price range want better schools for their children. And people no longer owe more than the house is worth, so every body that had wanted to move during the down turn has moved. It should stabilize now. ... more
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Tue Feb 24, 2015
Mike Price answered:
The market is improving, however, some owners are still upside down. If leasing you unit is an option, I would go that route until the values come back to the level you need to sell.

Mike Price
Keller Williams First Atlanta
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Wed Jan 21, 2015
jmcdowell answered:
Lets take a look at what is on the report -- there may be old items that can be deleted with the right help and you may need some new active accounts to push up the score -- I have 31 years experience in mortgage industry -- email me at - will see if I can help you ! And at the very least put you in the right direction ... more
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Wed Jan 14, 2015
Destinee Autumn Brownlee answered:
Would we be better off getting 2 secured cards and making payments or paying off the old debt first
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Tue Apr 29, 2014
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Fri Apr 11, 2014
Mckendricks answered:
What about the McDonough power plant located next to the sub division? Does that cause any kind of health concern?
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