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Wed May 15, 2013
erica071678 answered:
Good Morning! Any real estate agent can assist. If you email me your email address I will send you listings.
Erica@mymaximumone.com

Thanks!
Erica Goodwin
678-416-9722
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Fri Apr 26, 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.crimereports.com
http://www.familywatchdog.us/
http://www.neighborhoodscout.com
http://www.greatschools.org/
http://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&…
http://realestate.aol.com/blog/2010/12/06/what-a-real-estate…

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 May 4, 2013
Rodney Mason answered:
Hi Robin,
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:
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.
... more
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Sat May 4, 2013
Rodney Mason answered:
You would need to consult with your Buyer's Agent on that. They will do the research to help determine an appropriate offer price. To make an offer on a property, you should be represented by a Buyer’s Agent. The Buyer’s Agent will work on your behalf throughout the transaction. This is very important since the Listing Agent represents the seller.

If you need a recommendation on a Buyer’s Agent, please contact me at (404) 591-2453 or rodney.mason@prospectmtg.com. I would be happy to put you in touch with someone who can assist you.

The seller of the property will want to make sure that you are qualified to purchase the property should your offer be accepted. 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 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 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.
... more
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Thu Jan 17, 2013
Rusty Taylor answered:
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Fri Oct 5, 2012
Lee Taylor answered:
Need more info - sounds like you are a tenant cuaght in the middle of a property that is up for sale or already sold.

Dust off your lease and call the landlord.
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Tue Jan 22, 2013
Ron Thomas answered:
Lease/Option
You are desperate!
Your Credit or Finances, or both, will not allow you to go the conventional route:
You need the Seller to help you out!

The Seller will know it, and you are going to pay dearly for this service:
There aren't too many altruistic Sellers out there.

The terms that can be written into a Lease/Option can be dangerous to you:
How long is the Option period?
How much money are you putting in to the Option?
What happens if you are not able to execute the Option?
How do you know what your financial situation will be 2-5 years from now?
How much is the rent in the meantime?
Who will be responsible for maintenance and repair in the meantime?
What will be the Market Value of the home in 2-5 years?
What will be the Selling price 2-5 years from now?

This is the Ultimate Caveat Emptor!
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Tue Aug 21, 2012
Kaylane Peters-Davis answered:
Hello Underwater. I can definetly get some info together for you. Let me know what your needs are & what is your intrest in lease purchase or seller financing homes? Contact me I can help you. Kaylane Peters. Keller Williams Realty Metro Atlanta 504-373-9696 ... more
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Mon Aug 20, 2012
Ron Thomas answered:
Lease/Option
You are desperate!
Your Credit or Finances, or both, will not allow you to go the conventional route:
You need the Seller to help you out!

The Seller will know it, and you are going to pay dearly for this service:
There aren't too many altruistic Sellers out there.

The terms that can be written into a Lease/Option can be dangerous to you:
How long is the Option period?
How much money are you putting in to the Option?
What happens if you are not able to execute the Option?
How do you know what your financial situation will be 2-5 years from now?
How much is the rent in the meantime?
Who will be responsible for maintenance and repair in the meantime?
What will be the Market Value of the home in 2-5 years?
What will be the Selling price 2-5 years from now?

This is the Ultimate Caveat Emptor!
... more
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Thu May 30, 2013
Kim Glass answered:
Hey Rich,

Take a look at Trulia's Crime Map feature here:
http://www.trulia.com/real_estate/College_Park-Georgia/crime/

Note that Trulia also provides a way for you to browse the local amenities, commute and the local schools by selecting the appropriate filter on the map, here:
http://www.trulia.com/real_estate/College_Park-Georgia/

Hope that helps!
-Kim, Community Manager
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Sat Jun 16, 2012
Rusty Taylor answered:
I do not know, but you can go online and pull up the police statistics for the entire area.
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Fri Jun 8, 2012
Rusty Taylor answered:
Around $105,000. That depends on what neighbor hood you are in. You have prices from $475,000 all the way down to $15,000.
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Wed May 2, 2012
Anna M Brocco answered:
When it comes to any safety/crime related issues, it's always best to contact the local police department with all your questions, hear all there is to hear firsthand. If unfamiliar with the area(s) do revisit more than once and at different times of day, possibly chat with locals/neighbors. Real estate professionals are prohibited from steering, enticing a buyer to purchase/rent, or not, in specific neighborhoods.
http://www.neighborhoodscout.com/
https://www.crimereports.com/
http://www.homefair.com/
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Mon Jul 8, 2013
Lee Taylor answered:
Good luck with that...I would drive around. You should be able to identify two or three buys within a 5-6 hour period.

Or not.

This is a process of elimination, not selection.
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Wed Jul 6, 2011
Meche asked:
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Thu Apr 28, 2011
Dp2 answered:
You can contact the office of the county treasurer or auditor/assessor to get that info.
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Wed Dec 4, 2013
Al Akerman answered:
If it was a Chapter 7 you would need to wait two years from the date of the discharge.

If it was a Chapter 13, you would need to provide proof that you have been making all court appointed payments for a minimum of a 12 month period. You would also need to get written approval from the trustee to go ahead with a mortgage for any bank to even start on your file.

In either case (Chapter 7 or 13) you would have to have reestablished good credit, have a good job stability and have a good explanation as to why you had a bankrupcy-including why you think it won't happen again.

These are guidelines for an FHA loan. Conventional guidelines are much stricter.

I hope this was helpful.

Good luck.
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Wed Oct 7, 2009
Jeff Hudson answered:
You could check this link http://www.finestexpert.com/Search/Search?searchType=search&filter.ForRent=False&filter.ForSale=True&filter.MinBedrooms=3&filter.MaxBedrooms=4&filter.MinAskingPriceDiscount=35&filter.MaxAskingPriceDiscount=50&filter.MeasureType.MeasureId=3&filter.PropertyTypes=Single_Family_House&filter.ForeclosureStages=Real_Estate_Owned&filter.Location=College%20Park,%20GA so you could have an idea ... more
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Fri Dec 4, 2009
Jodi Smith answered:
There are 6 actives and 5 Pendings. 9 have Sold in the last 6 months. It looks like there are a lot of foreclosures, which would give you a great opportunity to purchase a home in Brookwood for a great price.

Here is a link:
http://www.atlantapd.org/index.asp?nav=map
You can search areas for yourself for the crime in any given location. Hope this helps!

I'll be more than happy to send you a link with all the actives in Brookwood as well as the info on the Pendings and Solds in that subdivision as well.

Call Me at 678-763-6025 or Email me: jodismith@kw.com

Have a great day!
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Mon Apr 20, 2009
Dana Schuster answered:
I think your best option is to contact your local Department of Social Services. You would also probably need to be at least 18 to be able to sign a lease.
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