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‘I WANT TO BUY YOUR HOUSE!’Mass Mailing Campaigns by Unlicensed Flippers Cause Havoc in a Booming Market – What You Can Do to Protect Yourself and Your Interests

Unless you’ve been living in your RV up at the lake for the last couple of years, you’ve no doubt received a postcard like one of the ...

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4 COMMENTS

  1. Excellent explanation by one of the “good guys.” To more fully illuminate the function of Turn Back the Block, readers should be aware that TBTB is a nonprofit organization which rehabs properties, using volunteers, in the Harrisburg area. They are then sold, at market value, to vetted individuals using a 0% interest loan supplied by TBTB. The buyer also receives extensive training in becoming a successful home owner. It is designed to assist individuals, who do not otherwise qualify for typical mortgages, to become home owners.

  2. My family recently experimented with two house buying businesses by inviting them to inspect and bid on my deceased sister’s house in North Augusta. The buy-as-is bids were about 50% of the actual, as-is market value of the house. These businesses only assist cash-strapped sellers who are desperate to sell their home due to old age, overdue taxes, crushing debt, or impending foreclosure. Their bids must be accepted within a limited time, which creates pressure on the seller to accept the bid. It’s about one level above pawning your house title.

  3. I certainly hope that Gov. Kemp will see the need to order an Audit of Augusta-Richmond County spending of taxpayers money with a city owned credit card and not turning in receipts and not giving a hoot about answering to the tax payers by mayor Davis! Then the commissioners voted to sweep it under the carpet, with Com. Hasan saying commissioners sure not speak to the media about the spending, apparently the majority thinks it is alright to spend taxpayers money without having receipts and not revealing anything about the money spent! In my opinion, the commission is aiding to block any information about these questionable spending and so I think the city should have a full audit of every department! The commissioners say it would cost too much for an audit, but the spending of the mayor with the city credit card is much higher than an audit! This needs to be cleared up and truly have open door policies for the citizens.

  4. I have a relative that sold to a group like this as an ASIS and when they got their offer they charged them a hefty price percentage of the sale price, to fix all the ASIS. Who sales a house ASIS and then turns around and has to pay for it!! They did!

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