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Sun Nov 6, 2011
Joshua Jarvis answered:
I've seen $85 to $135 and you still only get maybe a week to do it.
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Sat Jan 29, 2011
Tony McMahon answered:
Are you working with a Real Estate agent in your area ? They would be the best resource for you, and be able to direct you to a local lender to help you with your credit.
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Sun Feb 12, 2017
Michael Hammond answered:
What does your agent say, Geoff? That's your best chance to make the right decision, in my opinion. You do have an agent representing you against the bank and their team, right? Good Luck!

Michael Hammond
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Mon Oct 18, 2010
Mark Lackey answered:
For two months homes are seldom available. Try an apartment community that also caters to corporate relocations since they are usually short term.

Mark Lackey
Atlanta Housing Source at
Solid Source Realty, Inc.
Associate Broker

Home Buyers & Sellers -
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Thu Jul 8, 2010
William M "Mack" Perry answered:
Good Morning Anson,

There are currently 16 homes that meet the criteria you published. Give me a call or email and let me know when you want to see them.

Mack Perry
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Mon Apr 8, 2013
Jeff Harper answered:
Hello Mrs. Laird,

I understand your frustration. Sites like Trulia often obtain their listings through other sites such as Sometimes they have little control over the listings displayed, because they are automatically added to the site. Of course, they can be manually removed if reported correctly. Are you looking for a home in the Buford area? I would love to help.

Best of luck,
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Mon Oct 19, 2009
William M "Mack" Perry answered:
Hi Cheryl. First off congratulations! I wish I had a crystal ball and could give you details on exactly where the real estate market in Lilburn, Buford and Gwinnett County was headed. Other than guessing, we should probably look to the pros for some guidance. The most recent Case-Shiller report for the Atlanta Metro area, issued on 9-29-09, shows a 2.44% increase over the previous month. While this is good news, we still have a way to go to reach a full recovery. Unfortunately the real estate fiasco that we all experienced was like a heart attack. Bad practices over a period of time caught up with the market and all of a sudden the attack hit. The recovery to where values were 24-36 months ago will happen, it will just take time. I think we have bounced off the bottom as far as home values go and will see a slow continued increase.

One alternative you may have is to wait out the market by renting your home until values reach the point where you break even or hopefully realize a return on your investment. I have several clients how have utilized this strategy and are pleased with their success. Let me know if I can help. Good Luck and again Congratulations!
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Fri Jul 23, 2010
Tammie Seldon answered:
Hi Serious Buyer,
This is just one of the millions of communities that is going through this transition. I have not heard of any builder coming in to finish this project but if it is of any consolation DR Horton has moved back into the area to resume building in a foreclosed community not too far from Mill Creek Lakes. Hopefully, that is positive indication that builders are out once again looking for good opportunities. If you have any other questions, do not hesitate to call.

Tammie Seldon
Associate Broker
Atlanta Property Shoppe at Keller Williams Realty
3925 Peachtree Road
Suite 200
Atlanta, GA 30319
Office: 404-419-3500
Direct: 404-419-3696
Fax: 404-419-3501
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Tue Jan 19, 2010
Emily Peker answered:
Yes, a title search should reveal if there are any title problems prior to Closing. And Title Insurance would insure your ownership after closing in case there was any fraud anywhere in the life of the land (like if someone forged a signature anywhere over time). The 60day special stip sounds like it is enough time to
fix any title problems, and prevent anything fromd draggin on forever.

Did you have any issues with your transaction and has it already closed?
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Sun Aug 30, 2009
Michael Hammond answered:
You are likely stuck for this year, Newb, but when you file your homestead exemption next January, take the time to file an appeal of the county's assessment. Good Luck!
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Tue May 26, 2009
Charlotte Cliche answered:
Docks are private property. You bought it, you own it. Not sure what to do about this case. I would try the DNR or the Corps of Engineers if it is still there in the morning!

You can also try to lookup the boat registration assuming that it has a decal with the registration number as it is supposed to. Here is a link for that.

You can look by county or download the entire database...

Good luck with this strange one!
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Fri Jun 13, 2014
Bob Georgiou answered:
Effective May 1 the rules for appraisals have changed. It will have yet another adverse market reaction in the short run which, over time, should moderate the market some. The new appraisal rules elevate the value of square footage while negating the value of improvements. When the market educates itself to that fact and home improvement industry begins to feel pressure, I expect that to change.

If the foreclosed home sells first it will value to the AVERAGE of 3 comparable home sales within 1 mile. It will then have a bearing on the other home's price and appraised value and vice versa.
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Mon Apr 20, 2009
Michael Hammond answered:
How long do you plan on holding this property, MMc? If you are like a lot of Gwinnett residents, you will likely see a couple of changes over a 5-10 year period. One neighborhood near Killian Hill & Five Forks went from Parkview to Brookwood to Shiloh, and then later was split so that the students went to all three schools, depending on which streets you lived. Good Luck, regardless. ... more
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Fri May 8, 2009
Joshua Jarvis answered:

Is this person a "REAL" full time real estate agent? Lease Purchase really means Renting in this market. A true lease purchase is where someone puts money down on the home to secure the OPTION to purchase it later.

If you don't have equity and are upside down on your home then a lease purchase may be the only option, other than a short sale.

What I don't understand is why a realtor would recommend them. They are messy, not usually in the client's best interest and keeping it real here, the pay is horrible.

Good luck!
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Sun Dec 14, 2008
Russ Garmon answered:
I usually advertise my properties for rent on craigs list and in the AJC.
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Sat Jan 19, 2013
Dallas Texas answered:
WOW, sorry to hear this HOWEVER if you HOA has restrictions I would determine if you can receive an exception to the rule. The reason why HOA have limited amounts for if another property wanted to sale their residence a lender MAY NOT approve the loan due to % of property ratio is more rental than owner occupied and HOA has to supply these ratios.
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Tue Oct 14, 2008
Scott Godzyk answered:
First you need to get a brokers price oppinion that will show you what similar townhomes have sold for so you can see if your home is priced correctly. Then you need to see if the realtor has lived up to his./her end with advertising, marketing and suggestions how to get more people to your home. You have to get it to stand out. ... more
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Thu May 20, 2010
Lee Adkins answered:
Gwen -
I'm sorry to hear of your situation. You can reach out to Steve Chance at Wells Fargo for more specific information - 770-238-0211 or

There are some tax ramifications as well as other things you should consider before making a decision.
I can also recommend a Realtor in the area who has been living/working in Buford for many years if you need someone to list your townhome or assist in your purchase.

Best of luck to you!

404 966 3247
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Fri Jan 18, 2013
Gwen answered:
did you get much traffic at your open house - i am considering one next weekend and also live in your area
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Wed Jul 9, 2008
Dallas Texas answered:
Yes home can go stale, sometimes great to replace pictures, description, take out of MLS rest for a week or less. then place it back on the market.
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