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Home Buying in Canton : Real Estate Advice

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Sat Jan 19, 2013
Lee Taylor answered:
30114 - with 112, Q4 2012 sales ranging from $627K to $15750 = 165 DOM

30115 - with 90, Q4 2012 sales ranging from $712900 to $40000 = 113 DOM
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Mon Oct 8, 2012
Rick Musto answered:
First of all your best person to talk to about this is a mortgage broker. They have experience in this that will help you layout a plan. I can tell you that the general rule for a BK &/or Foreclosure is 3 years from when they were discharged, not 2 years. So, talk to your lender and see what they think about your specific situation. Best of luck!

Rick Musto, Managing Broker
Buckhead Home Realty
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Thu Sep 6, 2012
Molly McGrory answered:
Yes, Summer Walk is a great community being built by Peachtree Builders. We have several lots and many plans to chose from, it is a great opportunity to take advantage of this buyers market. ... more
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Thu Aug 2, 2012
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Wed Aug 1, 2012
Fred Yancy answered:
Christie - give me a call. I'd be happy to recommend a lender to you. Let me know if you need any assistance in locating a home in the Canton area. You can also review my website for available homes in the Canton area as well.

Fred Yancy, Broker
Crye-Leike Realtors
(678) 799-4663
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Wed Feb 1, 2012
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Tue Jul 24, 2012
davidwbrower answered:

I'd be happy to help you locate homes. Give me a call and let's talk about what you desire in a home.

David Brower, Realtor
Crye-Leike Realtors

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Mon Oct 11, 2010
Don Tepper answered:
Probably not. But check with a mortgage broker or loan officer to see if there are any special programs you might qualify for.

Good luck.
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Thu Jul 15, 2010
Don Tepper answered:
Walk away.

Just walk away.

What you're describing is fairly typical for short sales, especially when two lenders are involved. Three months isn't particularly long, either. How about 8-10 months?

Your best bet probably will be to wait for it to go into foreclosure, if you feel like waiting another 4-8 months or so. Once there, the lender will put it back on the market (though maybe not immediately) and then the process is a lot smoother. I know plenty of investors who do just that: They identify properties on which short sales are being attempted. Then they wait for the foreclosure and buy them then, quite often for less than was being offered during the short sale.

Your agent should have told you that short sales can take a long, long time and that the outcome is in doubt up until the moment of closing. Well, now you know.

Your odds of getting the house still aren't particularly good. Ask your agent for any additional information, but often even the listing agent can't really get the straight story. And there's no way anyone can speed up the process--not your agent, not the listing agent, not the seller, and not you.

If you're tired of "the crazy waiting game"--and I don't blame you--walk away. Find some home that's being sold conventionally. Find one tomorrow, have your offer accepted in a couple of days, and you probably can move in in 45-60 days.

Hope that helps.
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Fri Feb 8, 2013
davidwbrower answered:
Absoliutely great place to buy. I played the course on Friday. One of the best courses around. Always in great shape and a joy to play. Golf course communities generally retain value. Great time to buy in hear b/c prices are at all time low. if you need help let me know. ... more
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Mon Nov 2, 2009
Sharon Chubb answered:
I would be happy to assist you with your relocation and any questions you may have concerning the market in Canton and the surronding area. Feel free to visit my website and call me so that we may further discuss various options that may be available to you. ... more
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Thu Jul 2, 2009
Michael Hammond answered:
Good morning, Lee. I have located several properties in a wide price range that meet your criteria. If you will send me your email address, I will forward you the buyer's reports. Good Luck!

Michael Hammond
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Fri Dec 9, 2016
Hank Miller answered:
Way too broad a question, narrow it down to a few thousand variables and it'll be easier to give you an idea.

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Mon Feb 23, 2009
Maxine H. Allen answered:
Lisa - my partner in my Real Estate Company is a Builder and we have several homes in Ball Ground, GA (next door to Canton) one on acreage that he would be willing to do a lease purchase on, and 3-4 others in town Ball Ground that he would also do lease option, and short term seller financing. Please go to my web page and you can view. I don't know about the "help finish Homes" but if you email exactly what you need I can pass on to him. P.S. All my homes are new and have at least 4 bedrooms. All have full basements stubbed for bath. Houses he has Cokers Chapel and Old Canton Road. ... more
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Mon Jan 27, 2014
Brad Nix answered:
Canton has an absorption rate of 18 months to sell all existing inventory. This points to a nice a buyers market, but keep in mind that houses have been selling at 96% to 97% of List Price. You can see the latest market stats for Canton, GA at

You can also search ALL available properties at

Let us know if our Maxsell agent can help you find the right land/house for you.
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Thu Aug 20, 2009
James Dudley answered:

Orange shoals is a nice community. Homes are priced from the mid 200's- 400's depending on if you want a basement or not.

I like that the lot sizes in this community because they are a little larger than most. The lots average at least 1 Acre in this community and there are nice trees left in the neighborhood which gives it a nice feel.

Canton is a great area experiencing alot of growth with a new mall on the way, great new hospitals, and good schools.

There are also many new home opportunities in the Canton area to consider with builders offering great discounts and incentive packages due to the sluggish real estate market. I would be happy to provide you with information on homes available in the Canton area or properties currently listed in the Orange Shoals subdivision. I hope this information was useful and be sure to contact me if you need anything else.
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