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Wed Apr 17, 2013
Thomas Hagan answered:
Give me a call in the am ill find out about it I know the area well thanks
Tom Hagan 954-553-0847
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Sun Apr 21, 2013
Joshua Jarvis answered:
Absolutely! In a short sale, the terms (due diligence period, contingencies, etc) are more important than price much of the time. Also, stronger financing options can often make the deal more appealing to a seller. Each scenario is different though. ... more
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Sat Apr 20, 2013
Tyler Willis answered:
Hi Justine,

We realtors are unable to speak on those things legally. I will say this; I am in a interracial relationship with my wife, we are originally from Philadelphia, since we have moved here to Atlanta we have never personally encountered any problems. If you need help or any advice feel free to contact me anytime.

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
tylerwillisintown.kwrealty.com
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Sat Apr 27, 2013
Rodney Mason answered:
Real Estate Agents are not allowed to comment on a variety of topics. The Fair Housing Act restricts the information that can be provided by a Real Estate Agent.

Off Limit Topics Include:
• Crime Statistic (including questions about whether a neighborhood is good or bad or safe)
• Demographics
• Environmental Concerns
• Household Income
• Religion
• Schools (including questions about how good or bad the school is)

Determining to the answers to questions on any of the topics listed above is something that you would need to do on your own. It is up to the individual to make their own determination about a specific area. If a Real Estate Agent were to comment on such a thing, it could be steering which is a prohibited act.

Some websites to try include:

http://www.trulia.com/crime/

www.crimereports.com

www.familywatchdog.us/

www.neighborhoodscout.com

www.greatschools.org/

www.schoolmatters.com

Reasons Why A Real Estate Agent Cannot Comment
http://realestate.msn.com/article.aspx?cp-documentid=20748062
http://www.fairhousing.com/index.cfm?method=page.display&pageid=3657
http://realestate.aol.com/blog/2010/12/06/what-a-real-estate-agent-cant-tell-you

These links should be able to provide some of the answers you are seeking.

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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Sat Sep 7, 2013
Bruce Ailion answered:
Not really, proof funds would be needed instead of loan approval. Most of the paperwork is on the seller side.


Bruce Ailion,
RE/MAX Greater Atlanta
An Atlanta Real Estate Expert Serving Clients Since 1979
CRS, CRB, ABR, MSRE, CDPE, CAIS, e-PRO, ESQ
2050 Roswell Road
Marietta GA 30062
404-978-2281 Direct
bruce@locationlocationlocation.com
www.LocationLocationLocation.com
The LinkedIn REALTOR
http://www.linkedin.com/in/bruceailion
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Sat Oct 12, 2013
Bruce Ailion answered:
No, you would have to use a construction loan, construction permanent, or hard money loan.

Bruce Ailion,
RE/MAX Greater Atlanta
An Atlanta Real Estate Expert Serving Clients Since 1979
CRS, CRB, ABR, MSRE, CDPE, CAIS, e-PRO, ESQ
2050 Roswell Road
Marietta GA 30062
404-978-2281 Direct
bruce@locationlocationlocation.com
www.LocationLocationLocation.com
The LinkedIn REALTOR
http://www.linkedin.com/in/bruceailion
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Sat Feb 28, 2015
Linda Lorenzo answered:
Depends on your area. There are some programs like a VA loan or a USDA loan that do not require down payments. You need to check with a local lender as they can guide you in what you need to do. Good luck. ... more
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Mon Apr 15, 2013
Charles Bagley answered:
The simple answer is maybe. The only way to know is to contact a competent loan officer.
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Fri Apr 12, 2013
stephen webber answered:
Not to worry yet. Many of the loan officers are overwhelmed with todays market. I would call the lenders front desk and ask for your loan officer and mention you are worried. Everything you described here sounds typical for some markets today.
Best of Luck, Stephen
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Thu Apr 11, 2013
Fred Yancy answered:
The fewer the contingencies, the better chance you have at winning a bidding war. Of course, contingencies are only one factor looked at when deciding which offer to accept. Keep in mind that if you put a lot of contingencies into your contract, there are thirty or forty other people bidding for that same house who may not be as "difficult". ... more
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Sun Apr 21, 2013
Tyler Willis answered:
When you have a moment feel free to contact me anytime to discuss your criteria.

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
tylerwillisintown.kwrealty.com
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Sun Jun 30, 2013
Julie Horvath answered:
Hi Zorger,
I would be happy to help explain some of the details around applying for and getting approved for a mortgage. My first question would be, why are you looking to go through FHA? With those credit scroes, you should be able to qualify for a Fannie Mae backed loan which will have a lower monthly Mortgage Insurance payment associated with it than through FHA.

Please give me a call as I would love to work with you as you purchase a new home for your family.
Regards,
Regards,
Julie A. Horvath
Northpointe Bank
Area Manager
555 Metro Place North, Suite 320
Dublin, OH 43017
NMLS ID: 563029
866.901.3570 phone
740.602.3320 mobile
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Thu Apr 11, 2013
Jen and Mark Bowman answered:
If the home is being sold as is, the seller doesn't need to contribute anything to repairs. The seller can terminate if the buyer doesn't close on time. It's really important to pay attention to deadlines and timeframes in a contract.

Best wishes.

Jen Bowman
Keller WIlliams Realty
licensed in GA and FL
404-456-5024
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Wed Apr 10, 2013
Fred Yancy answered:
Sally - regardless of zipcode - inventory is way down and multiple offers are way up. When I can put a property on the market and 5 hours later have 10 cash offers over asking price and not one person has walked the property - it speaks volumes. ... more
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Thu Apr 11, 2013
Kaylane Peters-Davis answered:
hi Arkla
I can definitely assisdt with purchasing a home in those areas give me a call.
Kaylane Peters
Coldwell Banker South Gwinnett
kaylanepeters@hotmail.com
404-907-0798
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Tue Apr 9, 2013
Jeffrey K. Claeson answered:
If the offer is good and its cash, take the cash and run
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Tue Apr 9, 2013
Lee Taylor answered:
Too many choices. Roswell is indeed a good one.

What is your price range?
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Mon Apr 15, 2013
Michael Hammond answered:
What is the Listing Broker telling your representative, purelife9999? Would guess there has been some level of communication from BOA. Please call, text or email if we can provide further assistance. Good Luck!

Michael Hammond
SellsRealty@gmail.com
404-538-5499

http://www.georgiamls.com/agentsite/index.cfm?SiteID=HAMMONDJOHNM

http://www.chapmanhallprofessionals.com

http://www.SellsRealty.org

http://www.city-data.com/

http://www.greatschools.org/
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Tue Apr 9, 2013
Robert A Whitfield Broker answered:
That depends on a number of things, like:

1. Who is doing the house hunting - a buyer working on their own (very slow) - or a buyer who is working with an experienced agent/broker..faster but can vary dramatically from agent to agent
2. What type of loan is being used - GA Dream loans and the like can take 45+ days to close - so you need to count backwards and allow a cushion
3. Has the buyer done the necesary homework to determine exactly where they want to live and why..
4. Does the buyer have a good idea of what type home they wil get for a certain price on the areas they wish to target - $400K goes a lot farther in Woodstock than it does in Vininigs or Buckhead
5. Are they buying a SF home or condo - if condo, (to do it right - and you know what you are doing) can take extra time to comfirm all the important info about the HOA and buiding issues that can impact buyers.

I like to start house hunting at least 45 days before the cleint wants to be in a home to go through the entire homefinding process and close. I have done the whole process in as little as two weeks from entering into a Brokerage Agreement to represent a buyer, but I am extremely fast when it comes to identifying ideal homes for clients, and in those cases my clients loans were already approved and we were able to get an appraisal quickly.


Robert Whitfield
Broker/Owner
Professional Buyers Broker
New Home Construction Expert
ICC Code Certified Building Inspector
Advantage Realtors
678-585-9691
RobertWhitfield.com
TheHomeBuyersRep.com
Corporate Relocations | New Construction | Luxury & Investment Properties
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Fri Jun 21, 2013
Michael Hammond answered:
Consider contacting a Lender, Dionne. There are many factors to consider in determining where your price point and loan amount could be. Please call, text or email if we can provide further assistance. Good Luck!

Michael Hammond
SellsRealty@gmail.com
404-538-5499

http://www.georgiamls.com/agentsite/index.cfm?SiteID=HAMMONDJOHNM

http://www.chapmanhallprofessionals.com

http://www.SellsRealty.org

http://www.city-data.com/

http://www.greatschools.org/
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