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Gameskevin556, Home Buyer in Danville, CA
Gameskevin556 asked:
I'm conflicted between these 2 condos. Which one has the better deal? Hello,

I'm a first home buyer who just recently graduated from college 3 weeks ago. I have already accepted my job offer and recently started working 1 and a half weeks ago. Since I…
0 votes Share Flag Thu Jun 9, 2016 Home Buying in Fairfax
Fhdlfjdkw232, Home Buyer in Fairfax, VA
Fhdlfjdkw232 asked:
Where in NOVA are there liscensed real estate agents or firms that refund buyers 1.5 percent of their (traditional 3 percent) commission? I recall meeting a local agent in passing some time ago who said his firm did this and wondered which firms do this.
0 votes Share Flag Tue May 31, 2016 Home Buying in Fairfax
Mini.rcn, Home Buyer in Allen, TX
Mini.rcn asked:
New Construction - Agent question Purchased the land and agent is out of picture since construction loan closing. I have done all the permit work, attended meetings with builder and now the construction will be completed…
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Amelia Robin…, Real Estate Pro in Falls Church, VA
Amelia Robinette answered:
I am looking to buy an investment property for up to 450K, low down payment but the rent cover mortgage in Northern VA.
Reston and Tysons are hot for rental property purchases right now. check out 12025 New Dominion Pkwy #505. It's for sale, luxury building in Reston Town Center.
0 votes Share Flag Sun Jan 10, 2016 Home Buying in 22031
Amelia Robin…, Real Estate Pro in Falls Church, VA
Amelia Robinette answered:
anybody here who purchased a house without a real estate agent?
You won't necessarily save the 3% by not using representation.

The selling agent has an agreement with the seller for a set amount, whether a buyer is represented or not, the seller ... more
0 votes Share Flag Mon Aug 31, 2015 Home Buying in Fairfax
Michael Irwin, Real Estate Pro in Vienna VA  22180, VA
Michael Irwin answered:
I want to sell my house to my daughter and her husband
sell it to Her for 300,000 with a gift of equity for the remaining 250,000. You should speak to a CPA but I do not believe you will have to pay Capital Gains if you have been living in ... more
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Paul  Viscon…, Real Estate Pro in Cambridge, MA
Paul Visconti answered:
Agents, any reason I should not use www.redfin.com and save $10,000. I have picked out my homes in zips 22181
I live by this in everything that I do and it is true: YOU GET WHAT YOU PAY FOR
0 votes Share Flag Sat Aug 8, 2015 Home Buying in Fairfax
Jay, Home Owner in Herndon, VA
Jay answered:
Home Inspection - negotiation after signed addendum?
you could walk away or ask atleast 30% more than estimated repair cost just to be safe. if you like the home you dont want to walk away
0 votes Share Flag Sun Jul 19, 2015 Home Buying in 22031
Mydoctor411, Home Owner in Fairfax, VA
Mydoctor411 answered:
Possibly relocating to VA -- BF would work in downtown DC, I'll be headed to GMU. What would be a good neighborhood to look into in terms of commute?
Please check out - Realtor.com / Trulia -- address Daniels Run Way, FFx 22030
0 votes Share Flag Sun Jul 5, 2015 Home Buying in 22033
Karen Olmste…, Real Estate Pro in Springfield, VA
Karen Olmstead answered:
Currently Active Duty and will be working in the pentagon in less then a month looking to find a home for my family and pit bull less then 1700
Hi
Apartment complexes will not take a pit bull and each owner may or may not take a pit bull. It may also depend on how long you want to be on the road/commute and number of bedrooms ... more
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Janeene Silv…, Real Estate Pro in Fairfax, VA
Janeene Silvester answered:
whether the new housing developement in Vienna metro will affect the existing house price??
You are asking if you buy an older house next to a new community, will your home decrease in value when the new development is completed, right? The answer is: No. Especially if the new ... more
0 votes Share Flag Tue Apr 28, 2015 Home Buying in 22031
Ali Daneshza…, Real Estate Pro in Chantilly, VA
Ali Daneshzadeh answered:
where should I buy in Fairfax county good schools, close to metro (work in dc) no condos 3 bed 2 bath or 2 bed 2 bath with basement for under 350K?
Alexandria is your best bet since it is extremely close to DC and there are many metros to access. Most importantly there are many areas in Alexandria to choose from that is seeing grow ... more
0 votes Share Flag Tue Apr 21, 2015 Home Buying in Fairfax
gigi otar, Real Estate Pro in Arlington, VA
gigi otar answered:
I'm an out of town buyer. An agent referred me to an inexperienced agent working in his firm. What are his responsibilities?
If you are from out of town, you will want two things from your buyer's agent:

1. That he/she be familiar with the areas you are interested in purchasing into
2. That they know the ... more
0 votes Share Flag Tue Mar 31, 2015 Home Buying in Fairfax
Scott Polly, Real Estate Pro in Vienna, VA
Scott Polly answered:
Do I buy a house at Listing price, what is the trend right now ? I am looking to spend 350K on a SF houlse in 22033 or 20171 with good school area-
The trend right now in Winter is mostly in my opinion a buyers market. But that will change come Spring. It all depends on if your looking for closing cost assistance as far as the sale ... more
0 votes Share Flag Wed Feb 11, 2015 Home Buying in 22033
Scott Polly, Real Estate Pro in Vienna, VA
Scott Polly answered:
Any hard cash lenders for owner occupied home buyer?
Those types of loans are for investors. Loans today have you check a box at closing indicating that your going to live in the property, and that it isn't an investment property.

Scot ... more
0 votes Share Flag Wed Feb 11, 2015 Home Buying in Fairfax
Ryan Albright, Home Buyer in Baltimore, MD
Ryan Albright answered:
Does anybody know any portfolio lenders in the state of MD or VA. Please contact me as soon as possible please. THanks TJ
I am looking for a portfolio lender in MD that offers blanket loans. Can anyone help?
0 votes Share Flag Tue Jan 13, 2015 Home Buying in Fairfax
Marco Badalla, Real Estate Pro in 23451, IL
Marco Badalla asked:
Do you know the rules to buy property in Italy? Are you planning to buy a luxurious property in lake Como, Italy? Do you know all the rules to buy property property there?
0 votes Share Flag Thu Sep 18, 2014 Home Buying in 22030
Kim Goicoech…, Home Buyer in Pittsburgh, PA
Kim Goicoechea answered:
Who offers a 5% down no PMI loan in Seattle?
Wellsfargo Home mortgage has programs with no MI- lending in 50 states. visit kimgmortgage.com
0 votes Share Flag Tue Apr 22, 2014 Home Buying in 22030
Diana Watson,…, Real Estate Pro in Fayetteville, NC
Diana Watson, ABR,ASP,MRP answered:
Can we have a contractor give us an remodeling estimate on a house we're thinking of buying?
That is a great question. Certainly give the log manufacturer a call. Most of the the log homes I am familiar with have the option to move walls and raise ceiling heights, if built th ... more
0 votes Share Flag Fri Apr 11, 2014 Home Buying in Fairfax
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