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Home Buying in Alexandria : Real Estate Advice

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Tue Jan 24, 2017
Angelica P answered:
Hi,

I have emailed you regarding this concern.


Thank you for using Trulia!

Angelica
Consumer Care Advocate
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Tue Jan 24, 2017
Steph asked:
I never asked to be put on Florida notices via email. However, I keep getting them. I only want notices for Fairfax County (Alexandria & Lorton, 22315 or 22079)
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Fri Oct 7, 2016
USMortgageRanger answered:
Your PMI is added to your payment monthly and depending on the loan type you may or may not have the option for any early cancellation. I must ask you why are you paying PMI when there are other ways that provide lower payment and better tax benefits.

I would be delighted to provide you with some mortgage options, this does not require us pulling your credit and will allow you to make the best decision for your family. I can be contacted for a FREE no obligation consultation.

Lowell Sterling
Mortgage Banker
NMLS 968898
Phone 469-347-3572
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Thu Jul 21, 2016
Kristin Saunders Murphy answered:
After lots of research, we didn't feel that asking for an estimate on a vapor barrier was too far, especially if it fixes the mold issue. It's hard to determine what is and isn't reasonable. What we see as reasonable, they do not. We didn't ask them to replace the heat pump that is on its last legs because it is working. We didn't ask for any credits for the shoddy plumbing. I really don't know if we are asking for too much.... ... more
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Tue Jul 5, 2016
Bipubd001 asked:
can i buy this house by cash?Add dcaetails about your question (optional)

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This question was asked from this property: http://www.trulia.com/foreclosure/3207723752-6114-Bibbings-Way-…
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Fri Jun 3, 2016
USMortgageRanger answered:
Hi Sarah,

Congratulations on your decision to purchase a home. I would advise you to get qualified by a Lender whose Qualification Letter are solid (Priority Borrowers Letter) in Dec-Jan time frame. This will give you sufficient time look at home in your price range and move find your dream home by close and fund by April end. You can start now to reduce your credit utilization so that your score will be in 800 and you can demand better rates. You are welcome to visit my web site for simple ideas as to how to raise your score and should you have any question and need to get an answer please reach out to me at 469-347-3572.

Thanks

Lowell
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Tue May 17, 2016
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Mon Apr 11, 2016
Dain.bentley asked:
We called FFX county and found there was a permit for a pool granted in 1986. However when that home was sold to the next owner (the previous owner to us), the pool was filled in. FFX…
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Tue Mar 29, 2016
Margaret Burton answered:
If you need help, it is best to work with
a real estate agent who can lead you through
the process. If you would like, I am part of a
real estate company that can set you up with

a top agent in the area you are looking, there
is no cost to you for our service.
Go to my website http://www.ParkPlaceConnects.com/mburton
for more details.
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Mon Jan 4, 2016
Joda_e answered:
No one seems to have replied to Springville below.

I am in the same position in that I have an incompetent broker that has already resulted in us being 3 months in to our journey and still no close.

It sickens me that after everything they have done to mess up the sale, the huge extra costs and penalties that have been run up as a result of their incompetence and everything myself and the sellers have had to sort out on our own would mean that they would get $4000!

Nowhere else is it conceivable that if you don't do your job properly you still get paid!
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Wed Nov 4, 2015
Ruth and Perry Mistry answered:
Sorry to hear of such a costly issue.

Well the Seller did what you asked, so s/he is of the hook.

Well, as the Contractor did assure you, you know where the liability rests..

You could have hired your own Inspector and you did not. 3 months later is too
late, its likely that the contractor now has an out too...

Get a second opinion, there are capable folks in MN that can repair a heat pump
or get spares on line.

Not too many choices :

1.) go after contractor

2.) get 2nd opinion

3.) look on line for heat pumps..

4.) buy a new one

Good luck
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Wed Nov 4, 2015
Karen and Paul Catania answered:
Stand alone refrigerators are personal property and go with the seller unless buyer ask for it as part of the sale. As a seller you have the right to accept or decline seller your fridge as pert of the sale. A counter top microwave is personal property also. A built in microwave above the stove or in the cabinets and built in fridge is attached to the house and included with the house when you sale. ... more
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Mon Oct 19, 2015
Sdcollins85 answered:
I do not believe you need to settle for a REO/Foreclosure. I used the VHDA + FHA first time home buyer assistant programs to purchase my first property four years ago. It was a tremendous help; we only needed to put $1400 down towards the leftover costs of closing and the home inspection. Not bad since most apartments now charge:

-$500 administration fees
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Tue Aug 18, 2015
Amelia Robinette answered:
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 a call or email and we can talk general strategy and I can help with some administrative questions. 703-407-3426 or amelia@novahouseandhome.com ... more
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Thu Jul 16, 2015
Karen Peyton answered:
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.
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Mon Jun 8, 2015
Michael Abramsky answered:
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. Pay Down Your Credit Cards
3. Don’t Close Old Accounts
4. Stop Checking Your Credit
5. Build Credit Slowly
6. Check Your Credit Reports
7. Repair Your Credit Reports
http://www.creditfirm.net/blogs/7-steps-to-better-credit.html

Good Luck!
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Thu May 28, 2015
Mary Wharton answered:
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 listed in the tax records
4. The price given as part of an automated valuation used on the site

You could mention it in the remarks section of a listing but you would have to indicate that the valuation was done by an independent appraiser hired by your bank as part of a refinancing. Unfortunately, the market valuations given in an appraisal reflect one person's (the appraiser's) (hopefully) educated opinion and, although intended to give the best estimation of value at the time of the appraisal, are not intended to supplant actual real market data.
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Mon Apr 20, 2015
Erik Weisskopf,ABR,CDPE, answered:
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 be asking..or reviewing..you are not asking.

There are a host of other factors that go into choosing financing. Feel free to contact me to discuss. Would enjoy sitting down with you and showing you how my 25 years of experience can benefit you well beyond mortgages!

Kind Regards,

Erik J. Weisskopf,ABR,CDPE,CRS,GRI
Re/Max Distinctive Real Estate
Erik@AskMeAboutHomes.com
703-216-1222
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