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Sdcollins85, Home Buyer in Virginia Beach, VA
Sdcollins85 answered:
We don't have much money saved, but are interested in purchasing a condo in the Alexandria area. We have seen
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 tremendo ... more
0 votes Share Flag Mon Oct 19, 2015 Home Buying in 22311
Hollie Trues…, Other/Just Looking in San Francisco, CA
Hollie Truesdale answered:
Oak kitchen cabinet and corium count top are "dated". Should we replace cabinets and count top or reduce the sale price.?
It sounds like it really depends. I personally would rather move into a place that doesn't need a lot of renovation unless I was looking for something to renovate initially. However, th ... more
0 votes Share Flag Fri May 29, 2015 Remodel & Renovate in 22311
Mandy Lux, Real Estate Pro in jamesville, WI
Mandy Lux answered:
We are trying to buy Fannie Mae property in Hampton Roads and will apply for 203k loan. Do you know any good lenders for this type of loan? Marta
If InLanta mortgage is in your area, they area great at 203K's I have closed a few of them, smooth as silk
0 votes Share Flag Tue May 5, 2015 Remodel & Renovate in 22311
Caleb Hart, Renter in Orem, UT
Caleb Hart answered:
Painting the interior of a townhouse: DIY vs. professionals
Would you be able to say that you're a good painter right now. It doesn't take a whole lot of skill, but you definitely want it to look good. Maybe you should get a quote from a profess ... more
0 votes Share Flag Thu Mar 26, 2015 Remodel & Renovate in 22311
Van Cash To…, Real Estate Pro in Alexandria, VA
Van Cash To Buyers Garrett asked:
Where are some of your favorite places and things to do in and around the 22311 zip code of Alexandria? Thanks,
Van Garrett Jr.
Direct: (571)295-4414
e-mail: TheDreamHomesAgent@gmail.com
Samson Properties
0 votes Share Flag Tue Feb 24, 2015 General Area in 22311
Jackson Will…, Home Buyer in Provo, UT
Jackson Willis answered:
If I put IKEA kitchen cabinets in my $500,000 to $750,000 (depends on our economy) home, what will it do to resale? Will it hurt the value?
It really just depends on the quality of the cabinets and how well you take care of them. If you get high-quality cabinets and take good care of them, you could potentially increase you ... more
0 votes Share Flag Fri Jan 9, 2015 Remodel & Renovate in 22311
Junaid Bashir, Real Estate Pro in Mclean, VA
Junaid Bashir answered:
can i buy a house in west head end alexandria for under 300k? I do not want a condo.
Yes, I can e-mail you short sales, foreclosure or bank owned properties.


Junaid Bashir / Realtor
0 votes Share Flag Mon Apr 15, 2013 Home Buying in 22311
Candy.f.cole, Home Owner in Ocala, FL
Candy.f.cole answered:
I am in the market for a 3-level TH and need to have an in-law suite
Well, this home has a 2,000 sf mother in law suite, dayliight, seperate entrance and one from the main house entrance, gourmet kitchenette, laundry room, large double living room with f ... more
0 votes Share Flag Mon Feb 18, 2013 Home Buying in 22311
Ron Thomas, Real Estate Pro in Fresno, CA
Ron Thomas answered:
What's going to happen to the interest rate in the next several months (yes, I know, crystal ball would come?
FYI; the average home interest rate, over the period since WWII, is 7.62%

I agree with the others who said that it will stay flat thru 2012, due to the election.
0 votes Share Flag Tue Nov 22, 2011 Home Buying in 22311
Scott Godzyk, Real Estate Pro in Manchester, NH
Scott Godzyk answered:
I signed closing paperwork on a bank owned home at title company. The seller has yet to respond in signing their closing documents I have keys to home
Amanda rule 1 in closing a bank owned home is get seller signed docs first and ahead of the actual closing when the buyer comes in to sign. The signed deed and hud from the seller is of ... more
0 votes Share Flag Sun Sep 25, 2011 Home Buying in 22311
Deeley  Ches…, Real Estate Pro in Ocean City, MD
Deeley Chester answered:
second home as rental property to help out with paying two mortgages, do i need to get bussiness license or permit?
Hi Hunny,
Rudy has a great answer and is very correct. You don't wanna get sued if something were to happen. But also make sure you speak with a CPA for income purposes.
0 votes Share Flag Mon Sep 5, 2011 Financing in 22311
Timber Creek…, Real Estate Pro in Los Altos, CA
Timber Creek Construction answered:
Home Depot or IKEA?
Look into having someone (a contractor) install the cabinets for you.
My company can install kitchen cabinets from either of these two place far less, and still make a profit.
0 votes Share Flag Wed Nov 11, 2009 Remodel & Renovate in 22311
Misha Zaitze…, Home Buyer in 10002
Misha Zaitzeff answered:
Are you interested in Social networking that really works? my favorite sites!
I think you guys would really love Flippingpad. It's a good mix of Investors and Professionals.
0 votes Share Flag Sat Oct 10, 2009 General Area in 22311
Rachel Carter, Real Estate Pro in Alexandria, VA
Rachel Carter answered:
If a home is listed at a specific price on a short sale, can that price be changed?
Yes. I had a short sale at the end of last year where the listing was priced at $450K and the bank approved his offer at $420K plus 3% of the sales price in closing costs. It was a VA ... more
0 votes Share Flag Wed Jul 29, 2009 Foreclosure in 22311
Margaret Ama…, Real Estate Pro in Sarasota, FL
Margaret Amador answered:
What is the difference between foreclosure, short sale and bank owned?
Very briefly the foreclosure process starts with the bank suing the borrower from which a lis pendens is entered into public record.
A shortsale is a payoff where the lender accepts ... more
1 vote Share Flag Wed Jul 8, 2009 Foreclosure in 22311
Mag, Home Buyer in Alexandria, VA
Mag answered:
How much time does the Foreclosure process take?
Thank you ALL for your helpful feedback and advice!

My lease had expired on February 09, and I opted on month to month basically because I was planning on buying my own place at the ... more
0 votes Share Flag Sat May 2, 2009 Home Buying in 22311
Amarachi, Home Buyer in Alexandria, VA
Amarachi answered:
Who will be eligible for $8,000 credit for first time home buyers (referring to new bill in Congress)?
I am a first time buyer, but my husband own a rental property that he purchased in 2005. Would be qualify for the credit?
1 vote Share Flag Wed Feb 18, 2009 Financing in 22311
Lori Jeltema, Real Estate Pro in Newport News, VA
Lori Jeltema answered:
Delayed Closing
M. There really isn't anything to reimburse...and please, someone correct me if I'm explaining this wrong .
It's either pay now or pay later when you are closing on a property. If y ... more
0 votes Share Flag Sat Sep 27, 2008 Home Buying in 22311
Mark Brian, Real Estate Pro in Anderson, SC
Mark Brian answered:
Back to the future - how low will they go?
Do not use Zestimates to make your decision! Use Zestimates along with current sold comps from a Realtor that is referred to you by someone you trust. What is your strategy regarding th ... more
0 votes Share Flag Thu Aug 28, 2008 Home Buying in 22311
Luke Allison,  in Asheville, NC
Luke Allison answered:
What's better: FHA Insured Fixed or Conventional Fixed with PMI?
Since you are not paying your closing costs anyway, might I suggest an even more savvy approach. If your home is appraised at more than the purchase price, then after you close on ... more
0 votes Share Flag Fri Aug 22, 2008 Home Buying in 22311
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