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Sat Apr 20, 2013
Dan Simon answered:
Joel,,

See if the Google Map link below is helpful. It looks like there are several malls in the area.

https://maps.google.com/maps?q=mall&sll=35.97713,-86.560026&sspn=0.009603,0.021136&near=Cedar+Grove+Heath+Rd,+Smyrna,+TN+37167&geocode=CQG21ANXba98Far3JAId5jLX-ilt6syP6gxkiDE1cg3nNMXccg&t=h&hq=mall&z=10 ... more
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Tue Jul 17, 2012
Tim Moore answered:
Don't pay any attention to the prices Trulia puts on a house or the payments. Do yourself a favor and call a real lender to get real answers to questions.
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Thu Mar 22, 2012
Julia Odom answered:
A bankruptcy in that time frame definitely won't be an automatic disqualification but it will depend on your credit history since then and the corresponding credit score. I'd recommend that you speak with a local lender to get more specific answers. ... more
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Sun Feb 12, 2012
Chris Mannino answered:
I have a lender who will go as low as 600. Feel free to give me a ring.

Chris Mannino
615-299-7995
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Wed Aug 25, 2010
Dave DeVos answered:
Bill, If homes like yours are selling in the area, for some reason yours is not competitive. It may be because of location, price, features, floor plan, curb appeal or a thousand other reasons. Talk to your agent. What do they say? How are they marketing your home? Who is showing your home? How are the homes that are selling being marketed and by whom?

If homes like yours are NOT selling in your area, be patient. In a slow market there are no magic answers, but remember, it only takes one happy buyer to sell your home. If you can't be patient, lower the price and keep lowering the price until it becomes such a good deal a buyer can't pass it up. Don't blame your agent for the slow market or for the lowering prices; they do not control the market. Believe me, they want your home sold.
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Sat Dec 8, 2012
Tn Real Estate Elisa Graham answered:
Theran Doll 615-519-1014. I am a Real Estate Agent and Theran is my brother in law. If you're going to paint it, paint it right the first time--you can always tell when it has not been professionally done! Theran is a fabulous painter and has always painted my homes. He can do just regular home painting (but will do a fabulous job) and he also does portraits, murals, has done buildings in downtown Nashville and some of his work has been made into billboards. He is very creative and will work with you. I can send you a photo of his work on my previous home and baby's room if you send me your email address at elisa@2TnHomes.com. ... more
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Wed Feb 24, 2010
Bob asked:
I have a home in Smyrna, TN (Rutherford County) that I am hoping to re-fi. I currently live in NY, so the home is non-owner occupied. Initially we placed 20% on the home and have owne...
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Fri Jul 24, 2009
Fred Griffin answered:
Hi, Slk1968

Only an Attorney can make the determination:

There may be liability on the part of the Real Estate Brokerage and the Pool Inspector.

There may be failure to disclose issues with the Seller.

See a Real Estate Attorney right away.

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Best wishes,
Fred
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Fri Jul 24, 2009
Bill Eckler answered:
slk,

The scope of any inspection can be directly related to your expectations. It is normal for a pool inspection to involve an inspection of the pump and filtration system as wella s a visual inspection of the surface for pitting or other problems. Unless you have direct information about loss of water there may be no reason to go forward with a dye test to determine where and if water is definitely being lost.

A converstaion with the company that did the evaluation should clear up the extent of their work. Take a look at the paperwork to see if this document explains this in any detail.

Good luck
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Mon Feb 15, 2010
Tina Evans answered:
Hey Bob,,,well you've done your homework it seems. First question I ask is how many homes are listed that are within a 2 mile radius that are comparable to yours? Where do you fit price wise with those homes? Do I need to lower the price to just under what the market bears in order to drive traffic to my house and not the competition?

Then I'd ask what is it that my home has or doesn't have that these do/don't? If you've got the same home then you need to ask for more specific feedback from the realtors that did show it. What was the one thread that kept coming up? That information is where you start. It could be a simple matter of just a $10 gallon of paint and boom, it's sold... or it could be decluttering,,, etc. Your home needs to have something that the other homes don't have so that the traffic is driven to YOUR home, not the others. Without knowing what your home looks like, it's hard to give any other specific advice... If you can email me the listing number, I can take a look at the home and maybe give you some more specific advice.
Good luck,
Tina Evans, Broker
tina@tinaevans.net
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Tue Feb 23, 2010
Ginger Garland answered:
Hi Mgabriel,

Because of all the factors involved in selling a home, it sounds like you need the help of an experienced real estate professional who is familiar with the current market within your area. Hopefully he/she can assist you in making the best decision for you and your family.

Please let me know if I can help!!!

Good luck!!
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Thu Jul 11, 2013
Mikem answered:
Do other houses comprabale to yours actually sell? What's the difference between those and yours? If yoru house is better (or comparable) and is priced for less, than it should be the one that sells (unless nothign sells at all)

Ultimately, it's the price. With 2-3 showings per week it seems like your realtor(s) have done a good job at promoting your house. But your agent can't make someone buy, all they can do is try to get as many people in your house and hope that someone makes an offer.
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Sun Apr 6, 2014
Margaret Rodgers answered:
Pretty much the same things as if you were getting a loan ,the home inspection,appraisal,property disclosures,the title report,the title company , you can always hire a Realtor to represent your interests the agent that represents the seller does just that ,they work for the seller anything you say goes back to the seller not limited to anything if you say you are paying cash they will know that and it can limit the amount they may be willing to reduce the price by . Most buyers think paying cash will get more buying power,most sellers see deep pockets. ... more
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Sat Jan 28, 2017
Dana Milby answered:
I lived in Smyrna years ago when there was hardly anything there. I remember the Kroger, O'Charleys, and just a few other things. Now I think it is wonderful! Smyrna has so much to offer it would be hard to pick out just one thing that is my favorite, but if I had to pick only one it would be convenience of all the different shopping, from building supply stores, multiple grocery stores, clothing stores, discount stores, Etc. It used to be nothing compared to what it is now, and I think it's great! ... more
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