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Van Garrett, Real Estate Pro in Reston, VA
Van Garrett answered:
We don't have much money saved, but are interested in purchasing a condo in the Alexandria area. We have seen
Preapproval and finding financing such as a 203k loan that allows for renovation costs is the best way to go when looking at these properties. Give me a call or visit my website below a ... more
0 votes Share Flag Tue Feb 24, 2015 Home Buying in 22311
Tim Moore, Real Estate Pro in Nags Head, NC
Tim Moore answered:
is there a way to get email from trulia whenever a property is listed in a particular zip code?
Why not contact a Realtor there to do this with real listings in their MLS. It's FREE. The seller pays the Realtors commission so they are FREE to you to use. Why on Earth would you not ... more
0 votes Share Flag Sat Feb 21, 2015 Home Buying in 22302
Ray Baumann, Real Estate Pro in Alexandria, VA
Ray Baumann answered:
Can I take any action against a Realtor and Appraiser who lied about the number of rooms in a property?
To say three unrelated folks scammed you might be hard to prove in court. First you lived in the condo for two years and were pleased with things and only when you became an investor an ... more
0 votes Share Flag Wed Feb 11, 2015 Home Buying in 22304
rightcoast81, Home Buyer in Alexandria, VA
rightcoast81 asked:
Canal Place in Old Town: anyone live there? Thinking about buying a place in Old town at a condo complex called canal place. Does anyone live there on here that could comment on what it's like? Curious if the construction is good…
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Emansaeed@ms…, Home Buyer in 22033
Emansaeed@msn.com answered:
What is the Crime in the area ?
We lived in that area for a year. I would consider it safe.
0 votes Share Flag Sun Jan 25, 2015 Home Buying in Nauck
Charles McDo…, Real Estate Pro in Charlottesville, VA
Charles McDonald answered:
would you test for lead in a home built in 1970 if buying yes or no? If not why?
Simple.... Prior to 1978 the answer is yes. I guess a better question would be why would you not test for lead on a home built prior to 1978...
0 votes Share Flag Wed Jan 7, 2015 Home Buying in 22315
Charles McDo…, Real Estate Pro in Charlottesville, VA
Charles McDonald answered:
trying to decide between a home in fairfax or alexandria, va worried about the schools. fairfax is an 8 and alexandria is a 5 on great schools.
Great schools is just a start. he best way I have found to find out about schools is "feet on the ground"... Actually go out and visit and tour the schools. It worked when I was purchas ... more
0 votes Share Flag Wed Jan 7, 2015 Home Buying in Alexandria
AJ Heidmann, Real Estate Pro in Arlington, VA
AJ Heidmann answered:
Bank want the earnest money before approval of sale
Since the Short Sale Addendum to the contract in Northern Virginia allows for the earnest money deposit to be provided at either the time of ratification OR within X days of third party ... more
0 votes Share Flag Sat Nov 22, 2014 Home Buying in 22315
Pamella Hase…, Real Estate Pro in 20110
Pamella Haselton answered:
Home sales in the area....
Not sure if your still waiting for an offer? I know that many people have suggested you look at your current competition and I trust your agent has provided that info for you. Additiona ... more
0 votes Share Flag Tue Oct 7, 2014 Home Buying in 22315
Giorgio Danso, Real Estate Pro in Fairfax, VA
Giorgio Danso answered:
How much will it cost to add another bathroom to a home that has 3 bed 1 bath?
Hi,

There are many factors to consider when trying to estimate the cost of installing an additional bathroom (size, quality of materials, etc). I work with some of the best home impr ... more
0 votes Share Flag Fri Sep 19, 2014 Home Buying in Alexandria
Giorgio Danso, Real Estate Pro in Fairfax, VA
Giorgio Danso answered:
hi is it better to use no money down vhda or conventional as a first time buyer
Hi,

I think it is best to see which one will give you a better rate and more affordable/comfortable monthly payment. I would guess the conventional will probably give you that. Howev ... more
0 votes Share Flag Fri Sep 19, 2014 Home Buying in Alexandria
Patty Blackw…, Real Estate Pro in Lorton, VA
Patty Blackwelder 703-801-9367 answered:
According to charts, there was an apprx $200k decrease in the median home price for the 22309 zip code over the past 5 months. Why is this?
Could be because the infill builders finished selling the new homes in that area. These new homes will adjust the sales prices. Median Price is not the whole story. Contact a local r ... more
0 votes Share Flag Sat Aug 30, 2014 Home Buying in Alexandria
Jill Murty, Real Estate Pro in Mission Viejo, CA
Jill Murty answered:
Buying a house under market value from a relative...
If you're already approved for your loan, the biggest potential obstacle I can see is seller's remorse for leaving so much equity on the table. Because your in-laws are giving you such ... more
0 votes Share Flag Sat Aug 2, 2014 Home Buying in Alexandria
Diana Watson, Real Estate Pro in 22152
Diana Watson answered:
Can i get a 3 bed 2 bath home not condo for under 385k in Alexandria city? where can I find foreclosures?
Hello Claire

Its almost impossible however, I have seen some come up but boy do they disappear quickly. Make sure your financing is squared away when making an offer. in your reques ... more
0 votes Share Flag Sat Aug 2, 2014 Home Buying in Alexandria
Diana Watson, Real Estate Pro in 22152
Diana Watson answered:
can i realistically buy a home in alexandria city for under 400k not a condo and three bedrooms?
Dear RC,

Yes it is possible to buy a 3 bedroom for under 400K in Alexandria City that is not a condo type ownership. Just ran a check in Alexandria City for same requirements and fo ... more
0 votes Share Flag Thu May 29, 2014 Home Buying in Alexandria
Yanoska Diaz, Real Estate Pro in Miami, FL
Yanoska Diaz answered:
Release of escrow necessary to ratify new contract?
If Buyers financing fell through I don't see why you are having a dispute over the escrow. Wasn't there a financing contingency?
0 votes Share Flag Sat May 10, 2014 Home Buying in Alexandria
Debra (Debbi…, Real Estate Pro in Livingston, NJ
Debra (Debbie) Rose answered:
How do I add photos to my listing?
Only agent listed homes may be posted on Trulia, so if you're a for sale by owner, you cannot add photos or list your home here.
0 votes Share Flag Wed Apr 23, 2014 Home Buying in 22312
Nicholas, Home Buyer in Miami Beach, FL
Nicholas answered:
Why are the condo fees at Watergate at Landmark in Alexandria, VA so different with the same # of bedrooms? Is it based on floor? Fee covers what?
Poor management. Terrible with the funds. Do some research, plenty of reviews from past owners/renters. The building has a lot of debt. Stay AWAY!

I pay $180 a for my current condo i ... more
0 votes Share Flag Sun Apr 6, 2014 Home Buying in Alexandria
Larry Tollen, Real Estate Pro in Durham, NC
Larry Tollen answered:
can i change realtors after contract has been signed?
If you are unhappy with your Realtor you can speak to the Broker in Charge of the company their with (assuming it's not the broker you're working with) and request that they assign anot ... more
0 votes Share Flag Tue Mar 18, 2014 Home Buying in 22304
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