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Amelia Robin…, Real Estate Pro in Falls Church, VA
Amelia Robinette answered:
Can I switch to a new mortgage lender 15 days before closing date?
Depends...you'll need to discuss the contract terms with your agent and see if it's possible. Keep in mind, if you have a rate locked, you may not get the same rate with another lender, ... more
0 votes Share Flag Fri Sep 4, 2015 Home Buying in 22204
Kelly Putz, Real Estate Pro in Fairfax, VA
Kelly Putz answered:
I'd like to purchase an investment property in Arlington. Any Realtor that specialize in investment properties please contact me.?
Hi Steven,

I specialize in residential investment properties and own several myself. What kind of cap rate are you looking for? Cash flow? Arlington is great for appreciation value, ... more
0 votes Share Flag Mon Mar 30, 2015 Investment Properties in 22204
Alex Mihalac…, Real Estate Pro in Fairfax, VA
Alex Mihalache answered:
Email distributions
What e-mail account you have? Why don't you mark them as SPAM ? They will automatically go to that folder.
0 votes Share Flag Wed Mar 4, 2015 Using Trulia in 22204
Adrienne Cic…,  in Arlington, VA
Adrienne Cicero answered:
Is there anything that can be done to remove fraudulent postings?
I agree with everyone else, definitely contact Trulia's customer service and they should be able to help you out right away.

0 votes Share Flag Mon Mar 10, 2014 Rental Basics in 22204
Rick Gersten ,  in Washington, DC
Rick Gersten answered:
Good afternoon, If an agency finds a tenant for my condo, is the one month fee a one time fee or will I pay every time the lease gets extended?
you do not need to pay more than once. , There are firms that manage and charge for the renewal. Some apartment locator firms only find you a qualified renter, and don't manage, They do ... more
0 votes Share Flag Mon Feb 3, 2014 Rental Basics in 22204
SaiW, Home Owner in 22182
SaiW answered:
I have a 2 bedroom condo for rent. What is the cost to have an agency get a renter for me? Thank you!
Just an FYI, in addition to using an agent, you should post your own ads online to other free sites such as craigslist / zillows / etc.

Sometimes, your agent only post the condo on ... more
0 votes Share Flag Fri Nov 22, 2013 Rental Basics in 22204
Chris Ognek, Real Estate Pro in Fredericksburg, VA
Chris Ognek answered:
Home Inspection showed Dryer vent and bathroom exhaust feeding into same ductwork. Is this issue serious enough to walk away from purchase?
No, relatively easy fix. Ductwork is cheap and I've seen this come up before. The homeowner was operating the systems that way for a decade and never had a problem. My concerns would ... more
0 votes Share Flag Fri Oct 4, 2013 Home Buying in 22204
Chris Ognek, Real Estate Pro in Fredericksburg, VA
Chris Ognek answered:
When considering real estate licensing programs, is it better to go with a brokerage firm or an independent provider?
It really depends on how you learn and what you will need to be successful in your business. The unfortunate reality is that passing your license exam will do absolutely nothing to hel ... more
0 votes Share Flag Wed Jul 24, 2013 Agent2Agent in 22204
Thomas Moser, Real Estate Pro in East Northport, NY
Thomas Moser answered:
What should I expect from a property manager? Rent is always late and there is a paying tenant that is not on the lease.
Make sure that your property manager is active and visits the property regularly. Some property managers are very passive and try to manage the property from behind a desk.
0 votes Share Flag Mon Jul 15, 2013 Rental Basics in 22204
George Raymo…, Real Estate Pro in Fort Worth, TX
George Raymondo answered:
What is the deal with rental income and buying a new home?
My Compadre John below has it right, but if you would like further clarification on the subject, please click on the link below. This should surely clear up any questions you may have a ... more
0 votes Share Flag Sun May 5, 2013 Home Buying in 22204
Marian Thomp…, Real Estate Pro in Arlington, VA
Marian Thompson answered:
Rent vs. buy an inexpensive condo?
Jay, 1200 for a 1 bed in Arlington is a good deal. Sustaining a comparable monthly payment would necessitate moving out of Arlington. There are some attractive buildings in Alexandria ... more
0 votes Share Flag Sun Mar 17, 2013 Home Buying in 22204
Alyssa Hellm…, Real Estate Pro in Cary, NC
Alyssa Hellman answered:
Is the market on the rise? If so, will it continue to rise in the short to longterm?
Absolutely. We are seeing well-priced properties move quickly. Even those that need some improvements. With the increased activity in the market, I am seeing more buyers compromise in o ... more
0 votes Share Flag Tue Jan 29, 2013 Home Buying in 22204
Marcia Burgos, Real Estate Pro in Arlington, VA
Marcia Burgos answered:
Are there any rent to own properties anymore?
You want to look for a true investor landlord. Chances are, they may not be working with a Realtor. Why wouldn't you just buy? Maybe credit is an issue? Find a good lender who can t ... more
0 votes Share Flag Mon Nov 19, 2012 Home Buying in 22204
Adolphus T M…,  in 20148
Adolphus T Miner Jr (301) 821-3136 answered:
Do you think Arlington will hold its value for the next 10 years with all the baby boomers moving South?

I think for sure the value of the respective properties in Arlington,Va will continue hold their value. There are some great plans slated for Arlington and they are happening ... more
0 votes Share Flag Thu May 24, 2012 Market Conditions in 22204
Martin Signo…, Real Estate Pro in Bethesda, MD
Martin Signore answered:
what is a conventional loan?

It looks like you have an ARM (Adjustable Rate Mortgage). Depending on how much time you have left on your loan and what index your ARM is pegged to, it may or may not make se ... more
0 votes Share Flag Sat Feb 25, 2012 Home Buying in 22204
Melissa Bark…, Real Estate Pro in Washington, DC
Melissa Barkalow answered:
distance between rosslyn MRT and this condo

If you are asking because you are thinking of walking, it is too far, but I would recommend using Google Maps or Bing to check exact distances of places you are considering. Ross ... more
0 votes Share Flag Mon Dec 19, 2011 In My Neighborhood in 22204
Dorene Slavi…, Real Estate Pro in Torrance, CA
Dorene Slavitz answered:
I have white aplnc. in my kit. The DW just went. Should I slowly switch to SS or keep it white? Would SS give more value or high quality white?
Dear ABC123,
Stainless is all the rage "now"..I say now because it was once "harvest yellow or green". I personally love the clean look of the stainless, but Im no ... more
0 votes Share Flag Mon Sep 26, 2011 Design & Decor in 22204
Delaine Camp…, Real Estate Pro in Alexandria, VA
Delaine Campbell answered:
Neighborhoods for the Ideal Commute - Arlington, and...?
Hi Dan,
I've been around long enough to know there is a lot more with your question :)
Equal commutes: Do you mean driving time, distance, or metro? There is no metro to Andrews.
The ... more
0 votes Share Flag Wed Apr 8, 2009 General Area in 22204
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