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Joseph Gildon, Renter in 17268
Joseph Gildon answered:
Should the listing agent make time to show their homes to prospective buyers?
Im going to be meeting a reality agent after viewing the home for rent for a second time an i would like to know why?
0 votes Share Flag Tue Aug 23, 2016 Home Selling in 20121
James Ryan, Real Estate Pro in Leesburg, VA
James Ryan answered:
My current credit score is 568.I worked with a credit repair services for 6 months. What else should I do to qualify for a FHA loan?
It appears your question has gone unanswered for a bit. Although technically, FHA has no minimum score, lenders do require, in most cases, a minimum score. You can continue to work with ... more
0 votes Share Flag Wed Apr 20, 2016 Home Buying in 20121
Amelia Robin…, Real Estate Pro in Falls Church, VA
Amelia Robinette answered:
I'm looking for an experience lender in FHA 203k loans. Fairfax, VA area.
Bob Quarfoth at George Mason Mortgage, I've worked w/him on a couple 203k loans in Fairfax.
0 votes Share Flag Thu Sep 17, 2015 Home Buying in 20121
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
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
Kenneth Wang, Real Estate Pro in Chantilly, VA
Kenneth Wang answered:
if it has no preference for the pet policy does that mean it it negotiable then if so what is the deposit once when moving in or on top of rent
If it was entered in the MLS as no preference then it might have been the mistake of the agent. If you have a Realtor you're currently working with, ask them to call the listing agent t ... more
0 votes Share Flag Sun Jun 1, 2014 Rentals in 20121
Joann L. Pro…, Real Estate Pro in Centreville, VA
Joann L. Prociv answered:
I am in a dispute with my former property management company. The dispute is over a broken window which was determined not to be the tenant’s fault.
I am not privy to all the lease information for your former rental, but perhaps you can contact the Northern Virginia Association of Realtors in Arlington for advice. They have attorne ... more
0 votes Share Flag Mon Feb 3, 2014 Rentals in 20121
Marie Souza…, Real Estate Pro in Centerville, MA
Marie Souza Team answered:
How can I find out the name of the attorney who closed on my house about 7 years ago? In refinancing again, I'm being told it wasn't done
How did you make out on the above? Give us an update!
0 votes Share Flag Fri Dec 6, 2013 Home Selling in 20121
Faiza Alvi, Real Estate Pro in Fairfax, VA
Faiza Alvi answered:
home selling 32174
Hi:

Seems like you have not completed your questions. Anyhow are you looking to sell in this zip code or looking to buy? Either way I can help to get connected to an agent there who ... more
0 votes Share Flag Mon Nov 25, 2013 Home Selling in 20121
Akil Walker, Real Estate Pro in Upper Marlboro, 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
BL, Other/Just Looking in Milton, FL
BL answered:
I am being charged extra for a short term rental. After moving in they started construction on my building, ripping off the siding, stonework.help!
Take pictures from inside to show proof and outside as well. Record the noise!
0 votes Share Flag Wed Sep 19, 2012 Rentals in 20121
Jeanne Feeni…, Real Estate Pro in Basking Ridge, NJ
Jeanne Feenick answered:
I closed on selling my house and the seller was supposed to close the next day, but didn't. Almost 3 wks later still not closed. Put stuff in
Most likely you are - you may be able to work out some sort of reimbursement if the delay warrants. But generally I find that closing dates, while hugely important targets, are just tha ... more
0 votes Share Flag Wed Sep 14, 2011 Home Selling in 20121
Cindy Jones, Real Estate Pro in Alexandira, 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
Brian Halste…, Real Estate Pro in Miami, FL
Brian Halstead answered:
After going to closing is there a time frame in which the buyer can back out of the contract?
Hi Robin,

This varies from city to city in Miami-Dade Florida you can back out of a condo purchase within a certain time frame 3days for new and 15 days for a resale. In your cas ... more
0 votes Share Flag Fri Oct 29, 2010 Home Selling in 20121
Robin Wilson, Real Estate Pro in Winnetka, IL
Robin Wilson answered:
When should I lower my list price?
Compelling a home buyer to act usually boils down to just three things. I call it the 3-legged stool.
These variables are: 1) location, 2) features/finishes/benefits and 3) price. ... more
0 votes Share Flag Thu Oct 28, 2010 Home Selling in 20121
Patrick Sams…, Real Estate Pro in Centreville, VA
Patrick Samson 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
1 vote Share Flag Tue Apr 20, 2010 Home Buying in 20121
Jay Hurst, Real Estate Pro in Washington, DC
Jay Hurst answered:
I bought a house with my fiance - do we both qualify for the $7,500 first time homebuyer credit?
It did take a while to see this one! I would imagine your taxes are done.

The simple answer is - check the rules for how it applies - we have it on our web site here:
http://www.mcl ... more
0 votes Share Flag Tue Apr 28, 2009 Home Buying in 20121
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