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Amelia Robin…, Real Estate Pro in Falls Church, VA
Amelia Robinette answered:
Attorney getting the buyer's commission on purchasing his home?
Why not ask for 3% seller subsidy as part of the offer? There is a separate form for unrepresented buyers that will be part of the paperwork (NVAR K1207).

You're welcome to give me ... more
0 votes Share Flag Tue Aug 18, 2015 Home Buying in Alexandria
Barbara Potv…, Real Estate Pro in Bedford, NH
Barbara Potvin answered:
We don't have much money saved, but are interested in purchasing a condo in the Alexandria area. We have seen
I have a seller looking to relocate to NH. She has a two bedroom condo available in Alexandria. It's priced at $247,000. But it doesn't need any work. You can often add money on to cove ... more
0 votes Share Flag Tue Aug 4, 2015 Home Buying in 22311
Karen Peyton, Real Estate Pro in Chandler, AZ
Karen Peyton answered:
how much farther can you extend the closing date as a buyer? Can you extend the closing date to 17th of august if you were meant to close on the 30th?
If you will have a mortgage, consult with your lender. If you've locked an interest rate, you will want to know how the rate will be affected and the fee to lock again if necessary.
0 votes Share Flag Thu Jul 16, 2015 Home Buying in 22310
Michael Abra…, Real Estate Pro in Deerfield, IL
Michael Abramsky answered:
I have a 540 credit score and in a program with the city of Alexandria where they will pay closing and gift 50,000 towards purchase
Realistically, you will need to increase your credit score to at least a 620 to qualify for an FHA loan. You can start by following a few simple rules:

1. Pay your bills on time
2. ... more
0 votes Share Flag Mon Jun 8, 2015 Home Buying in Alexandria
Mary Wharton, Real Estate Pro in Fairfax Station, VA
Mary Wharton answered:
My house at 5231 Chowan Ave, Alexandria VA, was recently appraised for $670,000 for a refinance - how do I reflect that price on your website?
The only prices the site can list are the following:
1. An offering price if a property is for sale
2. An actual sold price - but should give the date of actual sale
3. The price lis ... more
0 votes Share Flag Thu May 28, 2015 Home Buying in 22312
Erik J. Weis…, Real Estate Pro in Fairfax County, VA
Erik J. Weisskopf, ABR,CDPE answered:
Conventional vs VHDA or FHA mortgage if I can qualify for all of them?
Seems like you are getting closer to purchasing but have yet to get a Realtor in your corner. You will get lots of advice here and a lot of it is good. The real questions you need to ... more
0 votes Share Flag Mon Apr 20, 2015 Home Buying in 22306
Fritts Chris…, Real Estate Pro in Virginia Beach, VA
Fritts Christopher answered:
What is the housing value trend in zip 22303 in 2014?
Contact a local Realtor in your area who can provide you with this information through the MLS.
0 votes Share Flag Sun Mar 15, 2015 Home Buying in 22303
Brenda Stone, Real Estate Pro in Alexandria, VA
Brenda Stone answered:
is there a way to get email from trulia whenever a property is listed in a particular zip code?
I second Tim. We offer two types of updates via email for our clients.

One is a specific search for area, price range, minimum number of bedrooms/bathrooms, etc. Whenever a new h ... more
0 votes Share Flag Sat Mar 14, 2015 Home Buying in 22302
Scott Godzyk, Real Estate Pro in 03109
Scott Godzyk answered:
Bank want the earnest money before approval of sale
It is common that YES, you put a deposit down upon the seller accepting your offer but before the sellers bank approves it. On your offer is should state who will hold the deposit. It u ... more
0 votes Share Flag Wed Mar 11, 2015 Home Buying in 22315
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
Solutions Br…, Real Estate Pro in Charlottesville, VA
Solutions Broker 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
Solutions Br…, Real Estate Pro in Charlottesville, VA
Solutions Broker 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
Pamella Hase…, Real Estate Pro in 22193
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 Springfield, VA
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
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