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Home Buying in Suwanee : Real Estate Advice

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Mon Apr 24, 2017
Jamesgonzalez82 answered:
Sat Jun 4, 2016
USMortgageRanger answered:
Hi Shirley,

This is a very tough situation to be in. My advise is to get qualified for your mortgage and purchase your home but you will have to take the bus for a few weeks while you are buying your home. After you have closed on your home then you can find a decent car to purchase as the mortgage does not affect your car buying power. It will take some discipline and I wish I was closer to help you with transportation as I have a 2nd car that I rarely drive. If you are interested I can qualify you over the phone and provide you with an approval Letter to start the process.

Lowell Sterling
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Thu Mar 17, 2016
Ellievdavis55 answered:
I think that you could get a seller to be willing to make those repairs before you close, by offering to add that price to what you'll pay them. A lot of it will depend on who you talk to and what arguments you make though. I would definitely suggest talking to professionals to get quotes on those things before you even consider talking to the sellers. That way they'll know what kind of investment they'll be putting in.
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Thu Nov 5, 2015
Jeri Patrick answered:
I would contact a local lender to see what you qualify for. There are loan options out there that you might be able to use.
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Thu May 21, 2015
Jackson Willis answered:
Mortgaging is always an option. You should go to your bank to see if they can help you get the process in motion. Essentially you'd be borrowing money, and using the house as collateral, than paying the money back with interest. If you do a bit of research about the process, then go to your bank, you should be in a pretty good place overall. I hope you're able to get this all figured out without too much stress.
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Sat Apr 25, 2015
Tim Moore answered:
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Sat Dec 27, 2014
Larry answered:
Fri Jun 20, 2014
edsouciant answered:
I would recommend going with a national title insurer, however you need to find a local agent / closing attorney who will actually issue the policy. You should absolutely avoid any title company that is sponsored or affiliated with a real estate broker, such as the one mentioned on this post. All closings under Georgia law are required to be closed by a lawyer. So a title company that advertises that it "actual closes" is misleading since at most it can only issue a title policy as an "agent" for a title insurer. Affiliated Business Relationships are bad for the public because they drive up costs for the consumer and quite frankly conceal the fact that the real estate broker is making profit from the transaction in addition to the real estate commission. The title company is a standalone business, but in order to drive referral clients, they often "partner" with a closing attorney using a middleman "title company" to make what would otherwise be an illegal kickback legal, as well as to attempt to conform to Georgia law which requires the attorney to handle the closing. The truth is that it is common for real estate companies to disguise that the title relationship is a paid one. Most consumers would be shocked to learn and understand that their real estate broker or agent was sharing indirectly in the profits of their financial transaction. Moreover, it's fair to say that most agents would not refer to their "preferred provider" except for the fact that they are either being paid for the consumer's referral or required by their broker to use the title company. If you are dealing with an experienced agent and the agent discloses an ABA, then you will most likely get a better closing experience by not choosing the affiliated partner, but instead going with the agent's first alternate recommendation, since that will be a true, professional referral. ... more
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Fri Jun 13, 2014
Anthony Acosta answered:
I just listed a home that was built in 2004 with 3 bedrooms, 2-1/2 bath located at 405 Friars Head Drive Suwanee, GA 30024 in the Townsend Creek Community. Spacious living space, great kitchen, private backyard. Community amenities include Swimming Pool, 4-Tennis Courts, 2-Playgrounds, and an active homeowners association. Townnsend Creek has a beutiful private trail in the community's 40 acres of natural reserve. Call today to schedule a private tour of this great home. ... more
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Fri Jun 13, 2014
Anthony Acosta answered:
I just listed a home that was built in 2004 with 3 bedrooms, 2-1/2 bath located at 405 Friars Head Drive Suwanee, GA 30024 in the Townsend Creek Community. Spacious living space, great kitchen, private backyard. Community amenities include Swimming Pool, 4-Tennis Courts, 2-Playgrounds, and an active homeowners association. Townnsend Creek has a beutiful private trail in the community's 40 acres of natural reserve. Call today to schedule a private tour of this great home. ... more
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Sat Mar 29, 2014
attypahl answered:
I am a real estate attorney here in Atlanta and I enjoy closing properties on site (with chocolate in tote) since it allows me the chance to get out of the office. Some things to consider when opting to close on site:
1. Logistics. Most lender closing packages arrive shortly before closing. Choose a lender than can guarantee package arrival at least 24 to 48 hours prior to closing. New construction loan closings often involve last minute underwriting issues. Consider also that most lenders will not send their package until these issues have been resolved.
2. Funding. The majority of lenders require funding documents at the closing table, after documents have been signed. The closing office would need a high capacity scanning device and internet access in order to get the documents to the lender for final approval.
3. End of Month. The last day of the month, the last Friday of the month and days before holidays are by far the most popular closing days. Avoid these days, since it can affect logistics and funding. Closing the first week of the month is optimum.

CHRIS PAHL,
Real Estate Attorney
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Wed Nov 13, 2013
Liz Ryan answered:
Suwanee is located in two counties, Gwinnett and Forsyth and both offer upscale neighborhoods such as Laurel Springs, Grand Cascades, Olde Atlanta in Forsyth and The River Club, Edinburgh,and Rivermoore Park in Gwinnett. Both Suwanee's offer excellent schools, but Forsyth County schools are ranked higher according to School Digger and for sure the property taxes are lower in Forsyth County. ... more
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Mon Jul 29, 2013
Mayra Muret answered:
Need more information regarding your goals. Rentals, fixers, leasing, etc. What is your budget? Values are increasing on a monthly basis. Gwinnett, Forsyth , Cobb, Barrow counties are some of the areas that are moving very fast of course it all depends how far from home you want to be, how much time you have to invest in the venture. I work with investors and I handle all the process from location to leasing or resale. Feel free to contact me at sellinggeorgiahomes@gmail.com or 678-772-8585 ... more
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Fri Jun 21, 2013
Isabel Elsesser answered:
The market is getting better in terms of inventory the last 2 months.
Prices have gone up some!
However many seller still do not have enough equity to sell now.


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Mon May 20, 2013
Maijac2 answered:
Thank you both Raymond and Rodney, I will heed the warning.

I am in the position of needing to relocate preferably to 30024 zipcode, are either of you gentlemen familiar with realtors in the area. I am looking for a 3 bedroom townhome? ... more
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Mon May 20, 2013
Rodney Mason answered:
This is a quesiton for your Buyer's Agent when you are ready to make an offer on a specific home.

We are very much in a seller's market in much of Atlanta. This means that homes (that are in good condition and accurately priced) are not staying on the market for very long. Many of them are seeing multiple offers and quite are few are selling above list price. This holds true for HUD REO's. Most HUD home that I am hearing about are being overbid on.

This same story is now playing throughout Atlanta. There is really not much the Buyer's Agent can do to get an offer accepted by the Seller when another Buyer offered them a higher net.

If you are looking to purchase a property, working with a knowledgeable and seasoned loan officer is critical in today's market. Getting Pre-Qualified is the only way for you to find out your mortgage options. To get Pre-Qualified for your purchase, you can submit your request online at www.rodneymason.com.

Regards,
Rodney Mason, NMLS #151088
Sr Loan Officer
Prospect Mortgage
825 Juniper St NE, Atlanta, GA 30308
Office: (404) 591-2453
rodney.mason@prospectmtg.com
Apply Online at http://www.rodneymason.com
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 203K Renovation (Streamline & Consultant) | HomePath® | HomePath® Renovation | HomeStyle® Renovation | VA | USDA | GA Dream | Jumbo Financing.
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Fri May 3, 2013
Janeen Rumanes answered:
Grand Cascades is a very beautiful community and fantastic for kids and family who want an HOA that has lots of activities. Laurel Springs is also great for families and has the benefit of being gates and patroled as well as golf and country club facilities. Deerlake is also nice. They have fantasitic swim/tennis facilities and the location is ideal if you want to be very close to shopping and dining options while still enjoying the low Forsyth County taxes and Suwanee address! You may also want to consider Aberdeen as well. Its another large community that has a very involved HOA and a great swim team! ... more
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Sat Apr 27, 2013
Gwinnett Agent Pro answered:
I realize you asked this question almost 1 yr ago. If your still looking to purchase this property, I may be able to help. Just email me the property address and I'll see if it's on my contact list of companies with whom I work with. ... more
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Sat Mar 23, 2013
jordin hance answered:
Kids are out of control due to lack of positive parenting.
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Mon Feb 18, 2013
Jon Dingle answered:
In addition to checking with the Gwinnett County Public Schools, you may find Schooldigger to be a helpful resource in researching schools. www.schooldigger.com
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