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Larry Tollen, Real Estate Pro in Durham, NC
Larry Tollen answered:
Does anyone know of a resource for finding average condo/HOA fees in a certain part of town?
There really is no such thing as an average HOA fee, these vary widely between HOA's based on what they are actually covering, the number of homeowners, the amenities provided etc etc. ... more
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Alan May, Real Estate Pro in 60201
Alan May answered:
Commenting on Listings
Never gonna happen .
1 vote Share Flag Sun May 3, 2015 Home Buying in Washington
spellsm, Home Buyer in Washington, DC
spellsm asked:
1099 within the past 12 months I am currently a W2 employee, but 6 months prior I was a 1099er for 6 months, however prior to that I was a W2 employee my entire career. For a refi, will I have the same trouble as others…
0 votes Share Flag Tue Apr 14, 2015 Home Buying in 20018
Gigi Otar, Real Estate Pro in 22209
Gigi Otar answered:
Pre-approved for $2500/month, other expenses, $900. Wht price range should I look for in DC area? Income $108000.
Look for one bedroom condos not to exceed $450K-475$, at 3.5% for a 30year fixed rate (assuming your credit is good), you should be in good shape.
Here is an example:

Purchase price ... more
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Gigi Otar, Real Estate Pro in 22209
Gigi Otar answered:
1. What neighborhoods have most sales or are most in demand by buyers? 2. How are closing costs divided between buyer and seller in a standard RE?
1. In DC, right now, there is a great trend of purchases in 20005 (logan circle) and 20009 (Columbia Heights). In SW, the waterfront is also very busy with resales of mostly coops (2002 ... more
0 votes Share Flag Tue Mar 31, 2015 Home Buying in Washington
Matt Albert, Real Estate Pro in Greensboro, NC
Matt Albert answered:
Are there any physician loan programs for Indiana?
Yes! My name is Matt Albert (NMLS# 658999) and I am a Doctor/Physician Loan Specialist with Citizens/Charter One Home Loans. I have been specifically working with physicians for over 12 ... more
0 votes Share Flag Wed Mar 18, 2015 Home Buying in Washington
Marie Sbrocca, Renter in Washington, DC
Marie Sbrocca answered:
My home has been listed for rent but I did NOT post the listing!!!!! Please REMOVE the for rent post!
I was using this site to look for a rental, and every single one I heard back from was obviously fake! It was AWFUL.
0 votes Share Flag Sat Mar 14, 2015 Home Buying in 20002
Kari Woodard, Home Buyer in Denver, CO
Kari Woodard asked:
Looking for buyers agents and their clients who are in the process of buying as a group either; TIC, JTWROS or w/o and agreement for an interview. Can anyone recommend buyers or their agents undergoing this process who would be interested in sharing their experience?
0 votes Share Flag Wed Mar 11, 2015 Home Buying in Washington
Barak Sky, Real Estate Pro in Washington, DC
Barak Sky answered:
Will property in Columbia Heights continue to appreciate considerably?
The short answer to your question is yes. However there are a lot of factors that go into this. There is so much development happening in CH and still tons left to go. Prices keep go ... more
0 votes Share Flag Wed Feb 25, 2015 Home Buying in Columbia Heights
Jim, Both Buyer and Seller in Norcross, GA
Jim answered:
I am new to this country, I work for an international organization in Washington, and would like to buy a home.
Watch out the guy named Ricard - EI Bey.
He is a fraud. He cannot get you any loan at all. What he does is cheat your money for appraisal which he will never done. Once if he got the m ... more
0 votes Share Flag Wed Feb 4, 2015 Home Buying in 20001
Jim Talbert, Real Estate Pro in Arlington, VA
Jim Talbert answered:
A buyers agent agreement we have been asked to sign stipulates an additional fee above the commission %, is this common? and how high?
Hello... The DC Buyer Agency agreement states the following regarding open houses:
Public Open Houses:
In the event Buyer elects to visit an open house without Buyer's Agent named ab ... more
0 votes Share Flag Mon Jan 5, 2015 Home Buying in Washington
Wilhelm Lind…, Home Buyer in Pocatello, ID
Wilhelm Lindemann answered:
Can a person on social security disability buy a home?
I have been researching this topic for 15 years in 2 dozen states. There is no way for a disabled person to buy a home.

What lender will give you a mortgage on $600 a month and no do ... more
0 votes Share Flag Tue Dec 30, 2014 Home Buying in Kingman Park
Phillip S Al…, Real Estate Pro in Washington, DC
Phillip S Allen answered:
rentable co-ops?? Is it possible?
So the earlier comments are generally correct. Regarding the River Park Coop you are specifically requesting about there is no legal way to buy and rent out the unit immediately legal ... more
0 votes Share Flag Mon Dec 29, 2014 Home Buying in Southwest / Waterfront
Kelly Putz, Real Estate Pro in 22207
Kelly Putz answered:
New Agent Question
If you haven't submitted it to your broker yet, you can just make the changes on the Listing contract and have your client initial next to the changes. If you have submitted it then you ... more
0 votes Share Flag Sun Dec 28, 2014 Home Buying in 20011
Michael Cheng, Real Estate Pro in San Jose, CA
Michael Cheng answered:
Get documentation that the new house directly caused your walls to crack and meet with that home's owner/contractor to discuss a solution.
0 votes Share Flag Sun Nov 23, 2014 Home Buying in Washington
Dan Tabit, Real Estate Pro in 98074
Dan Tabit answered:
With a credit score of 595, what is the quickest way to bring it up and how long will it take
Depending on the reason for the low score, the answer will vary. I'd strongly encourage you to do this with the assistance and direction of a local lender who has your cur ... more
0 votes Share Flag Mon Nov 10, 2014 Home Buying in Washington
Tom Henry, Real Estate Pro in Washington, DC
Tom Henry answered:
Up and coming areas in DC
If you are looking for value pricing now with sales opportunity after 5-10 years, consider the area to the east of Walter Reed, and the neighborhood of Stronghold. As Walter ... more
0 votes Share Flag Mon Sep 22, 2014 Home Buying in Washington
Miekeba Jones, Real Estate Pro in 20903
Miekeba Jones answered:
Looking for a motivated and savvy FHA Expanded Loan lender/broker for Washington DC
HI Minu, Were you able to make the purchase? If you are still looking to buy, I can help you.

Miekeba Jones
Heymann Realty, LLC
10230 New Hampshire AVE, STE 102
Silver ... more
0 votes Share Flag Sun Sep 21, 2014 Home Buying in Washington
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