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Mon Mar 4, 2013
Rodney Mason answered:
There are three malls in Gwinnett County. The Mall of Georgia is located in Buford. Discover Mills is an outlet type mall in Lawrenceville. Gwinnett Place Mall is older and located in Duluth.

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Sun Feb 17, 2013
Michael Hammond answered:
There are several properties that meet most of your criteria, mcdaniel.brenda1. 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 today or tomorrow, please call, text or email and I will arrange the showings. Good Luck!

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Mon Jan 21, 2013
Michael Hammond answered:
There are many options, Jean, in and around Dacula. What is your budget? Please call, text or email if we can provide further assistance. Good Luck!

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Tue Jan 8, 2013
Joyce Carter answered:
Auction: Bank Owned Foreclosed Home
This Bank Owned Foreclosed Home is a great investor opportunity. Cash purchase only - financing not available. This property will be auctioned on Wednesday, January 9 at The price displayed is the Starting Bid amount of $125000.00. For more info including Open House dates and to register to bid,

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Mon Oct 29, 2012
Michael Hammond answered:
The home at 2215 Leighs Brook Court (the Trulia link you provided) was listed on 10/15/12 and is still available, Ducalv. Please call, text or email if we can provide further assistance. Good Luck!

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Tue Oct 9, 2012
Michael Hammond answered:
There are many great Realtors and Brokers in the metropolitan area, Pmitchell3. All you need to do after getting that current home situated is to decide where you want to live, interview enough Agents to pick one with whom you can easily work, and get started qualifying new homes. Please let me know if I mighr help further. . Good Luck!

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Thu Aug 16, 2012
Ashley Terry answered:
Hey Arthur,

At this time rentals are up and you can reach out to a realtor for a list of homes. I also have homes for rent on my website at
Please feel free to contact me if you have any questions 404-558-3120. ... more
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Tue Jun 12, 2012
Priscilla Hammond answered:
If you're referring to mortgage loan qualification there are guidelines lenders have to adhere to and the only scores that matter are from the 3 credit bureaus.
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Fri Jul 22, 2011
Gary Geer answered:
Not usually. They prefer a clean break with the previous owner. Contact them and ask you never know.

All the best,
Gary Geer
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Tue May 1, 2012
David McEachern answered:

Other than going the regular mortgage routes which you still have to do, there are two down payment assistance programs. One is the Homestead program in Gwinnett County that for 1 percent of the sales price they will pay up to 7500 in closing costs and down payment. If you stay in the house for 5 years the funds will be forgiven. The other program is the Georgia Dream Program. Here there is 5000 in assistance but you have to pay back those funds whenever you sell the house. If you purchase through FHA you just have to put down 3.5 percent of the down payment amounts. I have lenders who can be of great assistance to you and I can help you find a great deal in the Dacula area. Please feel free to call me with any questions.

David McEachern
Keller Williams Realty
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Sun Sep 26, 2010
Priscilla Hammond answered:
Hello Sheri,
So many factors would affect the answer to your question-the amount of the down payment, the term of the lease, etc. Once you choose an agent he/she can give you a better idea after they see the home. ... more
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Tue May 1, 2012
Felicita Borrero answered:
Hi Meg,

I live in Buford off of Hamilton Mill Rd. Would love to help you with your home search. I am a full time real estate agent and do work weekends and weeknights. Please feel free to call me. I can be reached at 770-617-3982. ... more
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Tue May 3, 2011
Arnie Levine answered:
Hi kathy,
my understanding from an FHA appraiser is that no they do not use foreclosures but yes they do use short sale comparables. This was about 1 month ago.
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Tue Dec 22, 2009
James Gordon ABR SFR SRS answered:
Euleta Trulia does not list property. Trulia redistributes information. Sometimes you will see listings from agents that had a listing and published a flyer and distributed it on the web. I used to use a flyer publisher that distributed to 80 web sites. The only problem is when the property sells it is still listed for sale on those site for a long time. The other thing that you could be seeing is a legal notice pulished by Realtytrac. Most of these homes that notices are published on are not for sale and never will be for sale at the amount of the notice of legal action on the owner.
Have your agent set up a feed for you on available properties in your area so that you are among the first to know when something in your area is available. Your agent is the best source for information in your area. Trulia and the like are fun for a broad overview or broad information. For your best results locally work with one good Realtor® who knows the area.
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Wed Mar 11, 2009
Joshua Jarvis answered:
1. NOPE! Most agents are independent contractors so it should just be the best agent, period. Not company.

Home Traffic and ultimately home offers are a result of pricing it right and to a lesser extent marketing it right.

In this market more than ever (like someone's new slogan) you need a high octane, full time Realtor that can get the job done.

One test might be to do a search like you are doing in Roswell, and do the same thing in Dacula, who has the most exposure. That person might be one of the best people to interview!

2. There is no standard commission, it's all negotiable. You'll find agents that will work for food and some that will charge you an arm and a leg. ;)

3. MOST all homes are represented on the MLS. There are a few homes that may or may not be for sale that do not appear there. Primarily AUCTION style homes may or may not be there, but for the most part homes are listed.
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Mon Mar 16, 2009
Bill & Auburne Bythewood answered:
That depends directly on your pricing. Right now, most of what we are seeing is foreclosures. Rates are good, but people believe they can get a great deal on a foreclosure, which is mostly true. This is generally because the bank can cut the price, where the everyday homeowner cannot. What you may not make in a sale you will most assuredly pick up in a purchase. Traffic is starting to tick up (finally!!!) and with both foreclosures and resales on the market I am seeing some movement in both. Please dont hesitate to contact me with any other questions! ... more
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Tue Mar 10, 2009
Dana M. Gibby answered:
Here is my starter list for prepping your home:

You only get one chance to make a first impression!
Buyers believe the condition of a home's exterior speaks volumes about the interior.

Be sure the house number is clearly visible from the road.
A new coat of paint will earn you far more than it costs, including labor.
Clean stains from walks and driveways.
Vinyl siding should be cleaned and checked for gaps.
Does the front door need a fresh coat of paint?
Polish or replace the front door kick plate.
Wash ALL the windows inside and out.
Check to see if screens need replacing.
Keep the grass cut and the leaves raked.
Freshen up flower beds with colorful blooms. (potted flowers look nice also)
Pull Weeds and replace mulch.
Trim hedges.
If you have a pool that is open make sure it sparkles!

Be sure all clothing is put away in a proper place
Organize all cabinets and closets.
Remove all personal mementos and photos.
Deep clean and deodorize the carpets.
Polish wood floors.
Wipe out the window sills and the baseboards
Open the blinds and curtains to let the sunlight in.
Dust, dust and dust again (blinds, fixtures, electronic equipment, tables, etc.)
Replace all non working bulbs.
Clean the oven and stovetop.
Be sure the bath is organized and stain free.
Put out fresh towels and decorative soaps in bathrooms.
Change heating and air filters.
Clean the fireplace.
Provide the last three months utility bills.
Make readily available manuals from appliances that will stay with the home.
Use place settings at the kitchen table and a centerpiece on any formal table.
Dab a little vanilla on a cool light bulb with a cotton ball.
Packs away your collectibles.
If your rooms look crowded you can temporarily store furniture or hold a garage sale before showing.

Your competition is ready to sell, are you?
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Tue Apr 1, 2008
Joshua Jarvis answered:

If you can price it in the top 10% (which may mean the bottom 10%) and have it in great shape, then it will sell, no doubt. I'd be happy to give you an analysis on the things you've done.

Granite in Evergreen sounds like you went over and above.

I'd check around windows and make sure you've caulked and painted areas that might have gotten some wood rot. In Evergreen, there aren't too many homes with a lot of wood products on the outside, so I'd focus around the garage and doorway.
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Tue Jul 10, 2007
Joshua Jarvis answered:
This is not a question. However, there are several commercial properties available in Dacula. You'll need to be pretty specific with your question as Dacula has a very diverse landscape for commercial purposes.

Hope that helps.
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