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resantayana, Renter in 22079
resantayana asked:
We purchased a home and we are moving out of the home that we are currently renting. The end of our 90 days advance termination notice is Feb. 20. I've informed the real estate agent that if there is someone interested to rent the property effective Feb 1 , we would be willing to move out on Jan. 25. However, he continues to keep…
0 votes Share Flag Mon Jan 5, 2015 Rentals in 22079
David Kyle, Real Estate Pro in Alexandria, VA
David Kyle answered:
I just bought a townhouse in the lorton area in December for $259K but what we really want is a house somewhere in Springfield. Any advice?
There are pros and cons to all 3 of your options. If you stay put for a year you can resell it and at least get a return for what you paid for your property with making probably a few u ... more
0 votes Share Flag Tue Jan 7, 2014 Market Conditions in 22079
Diana Watson,…, Real Estate Pro in Fayetteville, NC
Diana Watson, ABR,ASP,MRP answered:
Is there any town house under $1700 per month in 22079 and 22315 near hayfield secondary school ?
Are you still looking? I can help. Please contact me as I can help with rentals and home purchases. If you are in a rental now have you thought about purchasing? There are many progra ... more
0 votes Share Flag Fri Oct 25, 2013 Rentals in 22079
Jennifer Riv…, Real Estate Pro in Fort Belvoir, VA
Jennifer Rivera answered:
I have a client looking for a rent to own property in the Virginia area. The cities of interest is Woodbridge and Fairfax. Does anyone know someone?
Yes, I have a rent to own listing in Woodbridge. Please contact me for more details. Thanks.
Please email me with your criteria (bedrooms, baths, price range, move in date and if you ... more
1 vote Share Flag Tue May 31, 2011 Rentals in 22079
Vivianne Rut…,  in Fairfax County, VA
Vivianne Rutkowski answered:
Seller agrees to the sale price on a short sale, the first and trust agreed to the short sale, the second trust was pending. Seller then backs out.

Think of the short sale as a sale that is contingent on the lender's approval - the same way as buyers have contingencies, home inspection, financing, etc.

In this ... more
0 votes Share Flag Mon Mar 22, 2010 Home Buying in 22079
Buckyb, Home Buyer in Alexandria, VA
Buckyb answered:
Do you recommend buying or renting in the Mason Neck area? We are military; and found a house we like.
It's always a gamble. We came here last yr on a military move and are now buying. There's no way to know for sure if the market will be up or down in 3-5 years, but keep in ... more
0 votes Share Flag Thu Nov 5, 2009 Market Conditions in 22079
Kathy Stark, Real Estate Pro in Burke, VA
Kathy Stark answered:
I just got served foreclosure papers while waiting for a short sell to go through. How can I delay the process long enough to get this sale done?
I have a short sale currently under contract waiting for the bank to approve the sale. About 2 weeks ago my client got a Foreclosure letter too. I call the bank and was told if they ... more
0 votes Share Flag Sat Oct 3, 2009 Foreclosure in 22079
Gabi, Home Buyer in Virginia
Gabi answered:
Can you push the mortgage company to speed up the short sale processing time?
and that is not even the worst....waiting.
i went through 4 short sales and beyond the ridiculous waiting period, some wait for last minute bids of higher than list price and/or decide ... more
0 votes Share Flag Fri Oct 3, 2008 Home Buying in 22079
Hi,  in Virginia
Hi answered:
Rent vs. Sell in Lorton

You should have sold it in 2006. You missed the boat. You may not be making any profit now. In 2010 when your arm resets, then what? You may not be able to refinance if it ... more
2 votes Share Flag Thu Mar 13, 2008 Home Selling in 22079
Chuck, Home Buyer in 22314
Chuck answered:
Still too expensive!!!
I am in the same position you are in. I still rent because:
1. I don't want to live in a bad area
2. I don't want a 1.5 hour commute
3. I don't want to live in a 400sq/ft studio. ... more
0 votes Share Flag Mon Oct 1, 2007 Home Buying in 22079
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