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Agent, Home Buyer in Arlington, VA
Agent answered:
can you buy condo homeowners insurance coverage for special assessments in alexandria, va?
One thing you might not know about condo insurance, usually an HO6 policy, is that you can bundle it with your personal auto insurance to save money. We offer bundle policies from multi ... more
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Ruth and Per…, Real Estate Pro in Los Gatos, CA
Ruth and Perry Mistry answered:
Home inspection addendum asked for contractor to perform work, but contractor missed major problems.
Sorry to hear of such a costly issue.

Well the Seller did what you asked, so s/he is of the hook.

Well, as the Contractor did assure you, you know where the liability rests..

Y ... more
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Karen and Pa…, Real Estate Pro in Cameron Park, CA
Karen and Paul Catania answered:
Appliances that are Expected to be included in a townhome sale.?
Stand alone refrigerators are personal property and go with the seller unless buyer ask for it as part of the sale. As a seller you have the right to accept or decline seller your frid ... more
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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
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Gary Gilbert, Real Estate Pro in Austin, TX
Gary Gilbert answered:
I am looking to buy a property in Medellin, Colombia. I am a US citizen and live in Virginia. I want to take advantage of strong dollar. Need Mortgage
Please contact me on my US number below anytime to discuss your search here in Medellin. I am a real estate veteran who has recently moved here to Medellin and will steer you in the ri ... more
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Samiam53, Home Buyer in New York, NY
Samiam53 answered:
are banks allowed to profit off of the sale of foreclosed property?
Ron FTC This is kind of a tricky question , The Federal Banking Commission is very specific on this subject NO When a property is foreclosed on it goes into RECEIVERSHIP an ag ... more
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Amelia Robin…, Real Estate Pro in Falls Church, VA
Amelia Robinette answered:
Attorney getting the buyer's commission on purchasing his home?
Why not ask for 3% seller subsidy as part of the offer? There is a separate form for unrepresented buyers that will be part of the paperwork (NVAR K1207).

You're welcome to give me ... more
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Karen Peyton, Real Estate Pro in Chandler, AZ
Karen Peyton answered:
how much farther can you extend the closing date as a buyer? Can you extend the closing date to 17th of august if you were meant to close on the 30th?
If you will have a mortgage, consult with your lender. If you've locked an interest rate, you will want to know how the rate will be affected and the fee to lock again if necessary.
0 votes Share Flag Thu Jul 16, 2015 Home Buying in 22310
Michael Abra…, Real Estate Pro in Deerfield, IL
Michael Abramsky answered:
I have a 540 credit score and in a program with the city of Alexandria where they will pay closing and gift 50,000 towards purchase
Realistically, you will need to increase your credit score to at least a 620 to qualify for an FHA loan. You can start by following a few simple rules:

1. Pay your bills on time
2. ... more
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Mary Wharton, Real Estate Pro in Burke, VA
Mary Wharton answered:
My house at 5231 Chowan Ave, Alexandria VA, was recently appraised for $670,000 for a refinance - how do I reflect that price on your website?
The only prices the site can list are the following:
1. An offering price if a property is for sale
2. An actual sold price - but should give the date of actual sale
3. The price lis ... more
0 votes Share Flag Thu May 28, 2015 Home Buying in 22312
Erik Weissko…, Real Estate Pro in fairfax, VA
Erik Weisskopf,ABR,CDPE, answered:
Conventional vs VHDA or FHA mortgage if I can qualify for all of them?
Seems like you are getting closer to purchasing but have yet to get a Realtor in your corner. You will get lots of advice here and a lot of it is good. The real questions you need to ... more
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Christopher…, Real Estate Pro in Virginia Beach, VA
Christopher Fritts answered:
What is the housing value trend in zip 22303 in 2014?
Contact a local Realtor in your area who can provide you with this information through the MLS.
0 votes Share Flag Sun Mar 15, 2015 Home Buying in 22303
Brenda Stone, Real Estate Pro in Alexandria, VA
Brenda Stone answered:
is there a way to get email from trulia whenever a property is listed in a particular zip code?
I second Tim. We offer two types of updates via email for our clients.

One is a specific search for area, price range, minimum number of bedrooms/bathrooms, etc. Whenever a new h ... more
0 votes Share Flag Sat Mar 14, 2015 Home Buying in 22302
Scott Godzyk, Real Estate Pro in Manchester, NH
Scott Godzyk answered:
Bank want the earnest money before approval of sale
It is common that YES, you put a deposit down upon the seller accepting your offer but before the sellers bank approves it. On your offer is should state who will hold the deposit. It u ... more
0 votes Share Flag Wed Mar 11, 2015 Home Buying in 22315
Ray Baumann, Real Estate Pro in Alexandria, VA
Ray Baumann answered:
Can I take any action against a Realtor and Appraiser who lied about the number of rooms in a property?
To say three unrelated folks scammed you might be hard to prove in court. First you lived in the condo for two years and were pleased with things and only when you became an investor an ... more
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rightcoast81, Home Buyer in Alexandria, VA
rightcoast81 asked:
Canal Place in Old Town: anyone live there? Thinking about buying a place in Old town at a condo complex called canal place. Does anyone live there on here that could comment on what it's like? Curious if the construction is good…
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Emansaeed@ms…, Home Buyer in 22033
Emansaeed@msn.com answered:
What is the Crime in the area ?
We lived in that area for a year. I would consider it safe.
0 votes Share Flag Sun Jan 25, 2015 Home Buying in Nauck
Charles McDo…, Real Estate Pro in Charlottesville, VA
Charles McDonald answered:
would you test for lead in a home built in 1970 if buying yes or no? If not why?
Simple.... Prior to 1978 the answer is yes. I guess a better question would be why would you not test for lead on a home built prior to 1978...
0 votes Share Flag Wed Jan 7, 2015 Home Buying in 22315
Charles McDo…, Real Estate Pro in Charlottesville, VA
Charles McDonald answered:
trying to decide between a home in fairfax or alexandria, va worried about the schools. fairfax is an 8 and alexandria is a 5 on great schools.
Great schools is just a start. he best way I have found to find out about schools is "feet on the ground"... Actually go out and visit and tour the schools. It worked when I was purchas ... more
0 votes Share Flag Wed Jan 7, 2015 Home Buying in Alexandria
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