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Wed Jun 2, 2010
CubbieFan answered:
FYI, primary residence has sufficient equity to take out roughly $ 300k in HELOC.
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Sat Jul 7, 2012
Scott Godzyk answered:
Your score is below what most loan programs call for unless you have a large down payment. The only way to know what you do or do not quailify for is to meet with a local and truste dmortgage company or bank. They can pull your credit and look at your financials and let you know if there are any programs that you do quailify for and what teh down payment requirements may be. Stay away from the internet lenders. ... more
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Thu Jul 29, 2010
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Wed May 12, 2010
Arvelyn Lewis answered:
I am not a contractor or inspector. If you are in the process of making a purchase, you would certainly want to get this checked by a qualified home inspector before you close on your purchase....just in case it is something to be concerned about. Appearance is not the only thing with homes. ... more
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Wed Jan 6, 2010
Michael Hammond answered:
Do you have a property address, Mayra? Or a link?
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Thu Feb 4, 2010
Aaron Mtuanwi answered:
Hello and Happy new year.
I am currently looking for homes for few of my clients for Archer High School. It's new. Some others are interested in Peachtree Ridge and couple of others.
I am sure I can help when you are ready. See my site, also.
I wish you the best.

Aaron Mtuanwi
Solid Source Realty
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Fri Feb 5, 2010
Carla Donaghy answered:
Hi Rvalere,
Congrats on finding a home you like. You can often get a better price on an all cash deal. First you need to research the comprable properties that have recently sold in the area of the home you have found. This will give you a better understanding if the home was priced correctly at the time of listing. Then do a comparison based on condition and features and make your offer accordingly. I always reccomend working with a buyers realtor to respresent you and handle your research and negotiations. If you need further assistance please feel free to call.

Carla Donaghy
Virtual Properties Realty
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Tue Dec 22, 2009
Chad Swoszowski answered:
Hey Lizzy,
That property is pending meaning it is under contract. I got a friend of mine a great deal on a house in Lawrenceville of of Ridge Road last month. We probably looked at every house for sale in her price range. The majority were foreclosures and needed a great deal of work. If you need any assistance please feel free to contact me even if it is just a question.

Chad Swoszowski
Prudential GA Realty
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Wed Dec 14, 2011
Inhouse Lender answered:
Are you looking to buy a home with seller financing, and wondering if the owner has had a recent loan modification? If that is the case, you need to get as much paperwork on the current home owners loan and its terms if you are to enter into a contract involving seller financing. ... more
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Tue Oct 20, 2009
Aaron Mtuanwi answered:
I can add yours to the list of my efficiently managed properties.

Here is my detailed info:

Aaron Mtuanwi
Solid Source Realty
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Mon Sep 28, 2009
Solomon Greene answered:

Please call me. There may be a few options available to you.

Solomon Greene
REALTOR® Keller Williams Realty Atlanta Partners
(678) 775-2677
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Thu Aug 13, 2009
Jodi Smith answered:
Elle, there are some listing agreements that say that you have to pay a fee to cancel the listing. There are some agents that won't allow a client to get out of a listing at all. In my own business I always tell my sellers that if they are not happy with my services, they can terminate our contract at any fees or costs involved. If I haven't done everything that I can to the best of my ability and to the best of the Seller's wishes, then I'm not doing my job and deserve to be let go.

Hope this helps!

Jodi Smith
Atlanta Real Estate Agent
Keller Williams Realty Consultants – Roswell, Georgia
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Thu Jul 30, 2009
Stephanie McCarty answered:
Wow, lots of issues here. . .hard to say what is going on. Has your agent asked the reason or the counter above asking price? I would love to hear that reason.
And, in a short sale situation the home should be priced at or very near market value - that, after all, is the purpose of a short sale - to sell the property in advance of foreclosure. Why a seller would counter, if the home were properly priced, is puzzling. Perhaps the bank told him to counter because they felt the asking price was too low? You see, the most difficult part here is that as agents we are supposed to be listing potential short sale properties at or near market value but the bank won't tell you if they agree or not in advance of an actual offer in hand. Yet another great example of why you should avoid short sales at all costs!
There are way too many really great foreclosures on the market to be bothered with short sale in my humble opinion. Even if the seller and the bank approve a short sale, third parties can kill the deal. Why go thru the hassle?
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Fri Jul 24, 2009
Celia M Means answered:
Sorry... but you might have to either find another house or see if your landlord allows you to go month to month (most apartment buildings will allow you to do so for a small increase on the rent). The name "short sale" misleads people, there is nothing short about a short sale, it might take anywhere from 60 to 120 days to finalize and be approved. Be sure and ask who is handling the short sale and how much experience in loss mitigation they have.
Don't loose up sleep over it, if you really really like the property and you know there is an upside to the transaction, be patient, VERY patient and try to get updates once a week for your own peace of mind.
Remember also, there is no guarantee in a short sale, after all those months, they might not accept it and proceed into foreclosure.

Celia M Means
M&M Real Estate in Columbia, SC
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Tue Jan 19, 2010
Stephanie McCarty answered:
No, haven't heard that one but I'm not surprised. We're dealing with a real estate market the likes of which we have NEVER seen before. It's literally like the wild west out there right now - every day we hear of some new "twist" that we never heard of before. Good luck on working this out. Might be a good idea to check with another reputable lender. If you want a referral for a good, honest, experienced lender, let me know. ... more
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Mon Jul 6, 2009
Inspiration Home Staging answered:
Hi Renee, well, what do you want to do, stick with it or move on? Short sales are really long sales...and they get very frustrating. Do you have a realtor? My experience is that the realtor really needs to call the lenders almost daily to get results. I've also heard that bank owned properties are generally quicker and easier to close so you might want to consider one of those if in fact you decide to move on.

Good luck!
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Wed Jul 1, 2009
Sally W. Hamby answered:
I recently closed a loan for a couple who planned to make the offer before the auction. The listing agent was totally unavailable to present an offer. They bought it a auction $25,000 less than the offe they planned to make.

The steps are to have your buyers agent write up the offer and send it to the listing agent as in any other deal.

Sally W, Hamby
Pine State Mortgage
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Wed Jun 24, 2009
Michael Hammond answered:
I am not sure anyone call tell you how many showings a property should be getting in today's environment, Susan. It sounds like your agent has done all the right things to competitively price and market your home. I have listings in nearby parts of the county, and they show 5 or 6 times some weeks and none the next. The old axiom that patience is a virtue more than applies to sellers this summer. The good news is that existing home sales have had back-to-back increases the past two months, which is a first since 2005. Remember, it only takes a single buyer, if it's the right one. As always, Good Luck! ... more
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Fri Jun 19, 2009
Calvin Neely answered:
Chris, If you can provide more details of the location of the property you will receive a better answer. Clayton County is a big area with varying property values. Let us know the size and location of the property and we can provide you with a narrower range of values. ... more
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Tue Jan 19, 2010
Robin Lanese answered:

This information can normally be found in the public tax records when the property was first sold. Realtors have access to this information through the Realist program. Many times also, a seasoned agent who works exclusively in that particular area would know where a builder has built in the past.

If seeking newly constructed properties be aware, most builders have their own sales contracts which favors their terms and conditions. They are different from our state approved forms. The on site agent represents the builders and can not protect your interests. Be sure to attend new construction developments with your agent.

I hope this information is of assistance to you in your search.

Robin Lanese, Realtor
HUD Registered Agent
Real Estate Owned Specialist, REO
Accredited Buyers Representative, ABR
Certified Relocation Counselor, CRC

Solid Source Realty
Office: 770-4475-1130 X 6180
Direct Line: 678-231-1412
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