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Tue Mar 19, 2013
Mack McCoy answered:
Applying for a visa is a separate activity from buying property in the US. You can buy property in the US without being a resident, and owning property in the US does not give you the right of residency.

Public schools are free.

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All the best,
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Mon Sep 30, 2013
Patricia Queen and Joseph Rigoli answered:
Hi Susana,

First, you may want to check with your property manager to confirm that a leasing certificate is available. It the maximum allowable units have already been leased, the best you can do is make sure that your name is on the waiting list.

However, if you have the good fortune to have a leasing certificate already you can always enter a listing in Craig's List, but not Trulia which is reserved for realtors.

If you run into any snags I would be happy to assist you.

Patricia Queen
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Sat Mar 30, 2013
Michael Hammond answered:
There are over 190 home listed on the MLS, Allison, in metro Atlanta that meet your criteria. Now all we have to do is narrow down your description of a "most respected suburb" that would allow for traffic patterns locally. If you would like for me to send you electronic flyers of any or all of these properties, please forward me your email address and I will get them over ASAP. If you'd like to see some soon, please call, text or email and I will arrange the showings. Good Luck!

Please call, text or email if we can provide further assistance. Good Luck!

Michael Hammond
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Sat Mar 30, 2013
Tim Moore answered:
At least one, more than that is optional.
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Thu Apr 4, 2013
K.C. Jones answered:
60-90 days before you want to move is plenty of time, but you may want to apply now just to make sure you're on the right track. If you apply now we'll have plenty of time to work through any problems before you find your new home.

We finance FHA loans with only 3.5% down and FICO scores as low as 580.

You may apply online at or give me a call.

K.C. Jones
RH Lending
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Wed Mar 13, 2013
Brian Maguire answered:
There are several good districts a little south of the city if you are not looking to live in the City of Atlanta, areas like Peachtree City. Fayette County is also known for good schools. Just depends on what area is to your liking and if you want to be within the "City Limits"

I am assuming you are seeking a VA loan? I have to clients getting VA loans currently, very favorable plans. Please let me know if I can be of assistance to you.

Thanks for your brave service to our Country!
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Tue Jun 7, 2016
Kim Jones answered:
We have Jumbo loans with as little as 10% down! One Loan - NO PMI....

In today's mortgage market, this is a very unique product. The guidelines are below. Please call me with any questions. This is a one loan product with NO PMI ( private mortgage insurance).

Minimum FICO: 680
* Owner Occupied Only
* No first time home buyers (must have owned SFR in previous 3 years)
* Only 1 unit, detached SFR allowed (no attached homes or condos)
* Max debt to income ratio of 45%

Historical rates on this program have been very good. Please call or email me for rate inquiries or questions @ 678.468.4046 or
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Tue Mar 19, 2013
David Herren answered:

You need to contact a geotechnical engineering firm. Google "geotechnical Engineering" or Look up one of these national firms: ECS Limited, PSI, or Mactec and call the nearest office. Explain what you need and ask what level of compaction they recommend and how they propose to do the testing.


Dave Herren
Best Atlanta Properties
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Wed Mar 13, 2013
Silas Frazier Jr answered:
Yes I can. If you are interested in being my client. I will look out for your best interest. Please contact me at
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Mon Mar 11, 2013
Michelle Francis answered:
Glen Errol is only one! Also, Chastain Park Pool is very popular, nicely renovated a few years back and just in City Of Atlanta - you can join as a pool member for under $500 annually. Not quite the same as a swim/tennis, but a great place.

Michelle Francis
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Wed Jun 5, 2013
Kelly Bertier answered:
I'll be happy to help. You can email me directly with details of what area you are looking for and I can either help you find it or refer you to an agent who specializes in that area.
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Wed Mar 20, 2013
Hank Miller answered:
The frenzy is on right now - and I don't really understand it. I think there's a "investor" bubble; Atlanta is a different market and the ruin of many "investors" - especially distant ones. All of these homes will be dumped as soon as something better comes along....

I'd go very very easy with getting into this pool without someone you implicitly trust on the ground -
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Fri Mar 22, 2013
Lee Taylor answered:
Atlanta should be famous for winning a Super Bowl but we ain't got dat dun yet...
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Fri Mar 29, 2013
Jeffrey K. Claeson answered:
You cannot believe how much over biding is going on.
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Tue Aug 6, 2013
Tyler Willis answered:
Hi Joc,

One good thing is that the condo is a two bed two bath. The next thing you want to make sure is that the building is FHA approved. In my experience if the complex is not FHA approved chances are slim that they will ever be. If it is not it will decrease your potential pool of buyers when you are looking to resell. I recommend speaking with your realtor regarding this.

If you need anymore advice or you are looking for a realtor to help I'd be happy to give you any advice needed.

Tyler Willis, REALTOR®
Keller Williams Realty Intown Atlanta
621 North Ave NE, Suite C-50
Atlanta, GA 30308
Office: (404)541-3500
Direct: (678)656-5524
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Thu Jun 13, 2013
Sumbul Mirza answered:
I would be happy to assist you in your apartment search! Please contact me at your earliest convenience. :)
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Tue Apr 29, 2014
Bruce Ailion answered:

There are actually very few true live/work properties in metro Atlanta and even fewer for rent. The First Multiple Listing Service does not have that as a property category. I've seen a few units for sale in the last year, none are currently listed for rent.

Bruce Ailion,
RE/MAX Greater Atlanta
An Atlanta Real Estate Expert Serving Clients Since 1979
RE/MAX Hall of Fame – REALTOR Phoenix Award
Certified Residential Specialist
Certified Real Estate Broker
Accredited Buyers Agent
MS Real Estate and Urban Affairs
Certified Distressed Property Expert
Certified Internet Professional
203K Certified Specialist
2050 Roswell Road
Marietta GA 30062
404-978-2281 Direct
404-386-3682 Assistant Robin
678-760-6266 Buyer’s Agent Adam
770-973-9700 Office
listed for rent.
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Sun Mar 17, 2013
Michael Hammond answered:
By qualifying for and borrowing 95% of the Purchase Price.
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Thu Apr 25, 2013
David Herren answered:

Are you renting or buying? With that kind of budget, you have too many options to list here. I have lived and worked in the kind of neighborhood you describe for more that 20 years. Give me a call to discuss.

Dave Herren
Best Atlanta Properties
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Wed Mar 1, 2017
Rodney Mason answered:
I am not aware of any lenders doing a Manual underwrite with no credit score at this time. We will allow the Co-Borrower to not have a credit score so long as the occupant Borrower has a sufficient enough of a credit score.

To generate a credit score, you typically need to have 2-3 trade lines with a 12-24 month history.

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 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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