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Amelia Robin…, Real Estate Pro in Falls Church, VA
Amelia Robinette answered:
My realtor refuses to come to the pre-drywall even though I made it clear I would like her there just in case. She says it's just a formality.
A Realtor isn't an expert on inspections, your best bet is to hire a specialist in this case. In Fairfax Co, the house won't go into drywall unless it passes all the county inspections, ... more
0 votes Share Flag Wed Aug 12, 2015 Home Buying in 20121
Ali Daneshza…, Real Estate Pro in Chantilly, VA
Ali Daneshzadeh answered:
Can a Seller accept other offers during contract negotiation?
Until a contract is ratified the seller can consider any offer
0 votes Share Flag Tue Apr 21, 2015 Home Buying in 20120
Albert Sing, Renter in Centreville, VA
Albert Sing asked:
What's the typical commission owners pay to have their property managed by a management company? I am trying to get out of my lease and the management company told me the owner paid a $3,000 commission and we would be responsible for the prorated amount which is about $165 a month.…
0 votes Share Flag Wed Mar 11, 2015 Home Buying in 20121
Albert Sing, Renter in Centreville, VA
Albert Sing asked:
I am hoping to buy a new home and it's expected to be built in July but my current lease ends October 31st. Any advice on how to get out of the? lease? We love the new home but can't afford to double up on rent and mortgage. We can break the lease but we are responsible for rent and utilities until the management company finds…
0 votes Share Flag Wed Mar 11, 2015 Home Buying in 20121
Pat Mulligan,…, Real Estate Pro in Newport News, VA
Pat Mulligan, ABR, SRS, CDPE answered:
How much does replacement of water piping for 1500 sqft townhouse?
I am no plumber--- but I caution you to be very careful about what you put in there to replacethe polybutylene.

I just heard from one of my past clients -- she had had her whole ho ... more
0 votes Share Flag Tue Oct 22, 2013 Home Buying in Centreville
Akil Walker, Real Estate Pro in Bowie, MD
Akil Walker answered:
Is it a bad idea to purchase if we will be living in the area for 3-5 years?
MM,


It depends on what is the plan after you move. In 5 years will you want to sell it or rent it out? Historically homes have appreciated at 4% average a year. That does not mean ... more
0 votes Share Flag Fri Sep 20, 2013 Home Buying in 20121
Yvette Mitch…, Real Estate Pro in Woodbridge, VA
Yvette Mitchell answered:
I want to schedule a visit for this property :13652 Forest Pond Ct Centreville, VA 20121
Hello,

I am available to show you this property at anytime. Please call if you would like me to show you.
Thank you,
Yvette Mitchell, Realtor
330-573-8323
0 votes Share Flag Tue Sep 10, 2013 Home Buying in Centreville
Tom Shipe, Real Estate Pro in Vienna, VA
Tom Shipe answered:
I am interested in investing in section 8 properties in the 20120 zip code or thereabouts. What is the process for going about this?
Lori, I have investment clients that have participated in the section 8 program. One Client went to Family Services so he understood the program completely then purchased the housing b ... more
0 votes Share Flag Fri Apr 26, 2013 Home Buying in 20120
John Ginty, Real Estate Pro in Herndon, VA
John Ginty answered:
I live in Centreville on a 10 acre horse property, which we are considering selling. Is now a good time?
There are a lot of variables that will determine if now is a good time. To discuss in detail and determine the answer give me a call at 703-307-3449 or email me at JohnGinty@kw.com.

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0 votes Share Flag Mon Jan 21, 2013 Home Buying in Centreville
Rawatkusum, Home Buyer in Centreville, VA
Rawatkusum answered:
If you need to file a complaint about a realtor that has been deceiving and corrupt -- where do you go?
I am having problem with the broker who is coming from yesterday (we shifted) he is not willing to understand that our cheque cannot be cleared in sunday it need to get deposite and tak ... more
0 votes Share Flag Mon Nov 19, 2012 Home Buying in Centreville
Dwight Bardot, Real Estate Pro in Fairfax County, VA
Dwight Bardot answered:
I'm looking to invest in renter properties in centerville, VA. Hows the renting market in centerville?
I would say that you need to look at your goals in finding and running a rental property. It could be possible in this market to find a property that you could settle on and then rent f ... more
0 votes Share Flag Mon Oct 15, 2012 Home Buying in Centreville
Oscar Busch, Real Estate Pro in Alexandria, VA
Oscar Busch answered:
Is it normal for a agent (dual) to request ss# &dob from the borrower on a short sale for the bank?
Yes if the seller's lender is BOA. Patience is the key!
0 votes Share Flag Fri Jun 15, 2012 Home Buying in 20120
Cindy Jones, Real Estate Pro in Alexandria, VA
Cindy Jones answered:
is buying a short sale bad?
Anyone notice this question is from October 2009?
0 votes Share Flag Fri Oct 29, 2010 Home Buying in 20121
Mack McCoy, Real Estate Pro in Seattle, WA
Mack McCoy answered:
How do I get a second opinion?
You know, Erik, I think that most agents - most people, in general - should shy away from "out of the box" thinking until they master what's already inside of the box!

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0 votes Share Flag Sun Jul 11, 2010 Home Buying in 20120
Pat Samson R…, Real Estate Pro in Centreville, VA
Pat Samson Realtor answered:
Is Centreville still a good place to live?
Hey LF,

I've lived in Centreville since 1986. I've raised 2 kids and 2 dogs and I've loved every minute out here. I originally grew up in Vienna, Va. which is now know ... more
0 votes Share Flag Tue Apr 20, 2010 Home Buying in 20121
George J. Cr…, Real Estate Pro in Vienna, VA
George J. Creed answered:
why priceses are going up in centreville, VA area. I put 4 offers and losted to someone else. are there investors driving the demand up.?
Saaxir:
Some good answers posted below by my colleagues! I am working with clients in that area; Several foreclosures and they are moving fast + short sales tat are taking awhile + ver ... more
0 votes Share Flag Fri Apr 9, 2010 Home Buying in 20120
Kathy Weber…, Real Estate Pro in Temecula, CA
Kathy Weber (951) 551-7587 answered:
Will Interest Rates stay around 5.00% through the end of 2010?
How scary!! I purchased my first how in "huh-hum", 1982!!! Interest rate 18%! Should have just put it on my credit card right!

Anyway, following a legitimate data king ... more
1 vote Share Flag Tue Feb 9, 2010 Home Buying in 20120
Pat Samson R…, Real Estate Pro in Centreville, VA
Pat Samson Realtor answered:
Will we see positive growth in Northern Virginia in 2010?
I think we're in for a long ride. We'll continue to see movement and in some neighborhoods we might even see equity growth. But in most areas, it'll take 4,5, maybe 10 ye ... more
0 votes Share Flag Mon Feb 8, 2010 Home Buying in 20120
Irina LaMar,  in Fairfax, VA
Irina LaMar answered:
If you have to choose between Centreville (20120, 20121) and Manassas Park (Bloom Crossing) which area do you
I think you can get a better deal in Bloom Crossing in terms of a detached home with a garage, a bigger lot, near a golf course, etc for the amount of money you pay.

Important thin ... more
0 votes Share Flag Wed May 27, 2009 Home Buying in Centreville
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