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Lorena Mcmul…, Real Estate Pro in Novi, MI
Lorena Mcmullen answered:
why do sellers not want to agree to a VA loan from a buyer?
From a real estate agent's perspective and experience of over 25 years - VA loans are usually difficult/ lengthy process/ loans - it doesn't have anything to do with the veteran/buyer - ... more
0 votes Share Flag Thu Apr 7, 2016 Home Buying in 20152
Jackson Will…, Home Buyer in Provo, UT
Jackson Willis answered:
Opinions: Is it better to replace carpet on a listing or offer a credit to allow the buyer to select the type and color preferred?
It really depends on the buyer. I know that I really would like to be able to customize something like that, and a credit to put towards a new carpet would definitely be intriguing to m ... more
0 votes Share Flag Fri May 15, 2015 Home Selling in 20152
Lara Adeosun, Real Estate Pro in Ashburn, VA
Lara Adeosun answered:
The Trulia estimate on the home listed does not reflect the actual square footage. How doed that get updated accurately?
Hello, the square footage of your home is being pulled from the tax records by Trulia. Feel free to contact me if you want more info...I would need the address of the home so that i can ... more
0 votes Share Flag Tue Apr 21, 2015 Using Trulia in 20152
Lidia Dennis, Real Estate Pro in Leesburg, VA
Lidia Dennis answered:
Upgrades with a builder
Van Metre Home Builder is one of the best Builders in Northern Virginia I worked with. Depending on the building stage where the Builder can be flexible. You will know for sure if Van ... more
0 votes Share Flag Sun Feb 1, 2015 Home Buying in 20152
Galia Taneva, Real Estate Pro in Sunnyvale, CA
Galia Taneva answered:
my home is for sale by owner. The prospective buyer is getting a va loan for purchase. what are sellers responsibilities in this process.?
So you are selling your home yourself? Hope you are at least paying a compensation to the buyer's agent so you can at least have somebody that knows what they are doing in this transact ... more
0 votes Share Flag Mon Sep 29, 2014 Home Buying in 20152
Giorgio Danso, Real Estate Pro in Fairfax, VA
Giorgio Danso answered:
Is it true once a house has a VA appraisal but the deal fell thru, the seller can not sell to a different VA buyer?
Hi Vicki,

This is somewhat of a loaded question. It depends on the reason behind the failure (appraised price, repair/condition requirements. etc.). However, another VA buyer may be ... more
0 votes Share Flag Fri Sep 19, 2014 Home Buying in 20152
Wanda  Rast, Real Estate Pro in Gainesville, VA
Wanda Rast answered:
How high is the crime at the Abbey apartments on Thoroughgood Drive?
Hi, I live in South Riding and feel very safe here. If you are concerned, here is a link to the Loudoun County Sheriff's Office, http://sheriff.loudoun.gov/index.aspx?NID=106
0 votes Share Flag Thu Apr 10, 2014 Crime & Safety in 20152
Eve Weber, Real Estate Pro in Leesburg, VA
Eve Weber answered:
blder said they will knock down price by $30k..from..list price - 10 for not using a realtor..10 builder incentives..and 10k for being repeat custome
Builders have all sorts of ways they promote the sale of new homes. Ultimately they have particular numbers they need to meet in order to maintain a profit and if they can make more fr ... more
0 votes Share Flag Sun Mar 2, 2014 Home Buying in 20152
Susan Temple…, Real Estate Pro in Bellingham, WA
Susan Templeton answered:
i am shopping now what qualifications should i compare or questions i need to ask when selecting a realtor to assist me with the sale of my property..
Fair questions of any Realtor:
1. Ask to see their listings that are active or sold (your specific type/location/price range)
2. Are you a full time Realtor? "R" logo on cards means ... more
0 votes Share Flag Tue Feb 4, 2014 Home Buying in 20152
Rich Triplett…, Real Estate Pro in Chantilly, VA
Rich Triplett, RealtorĀ® answered:
Selling our TH in South Riding..we have all SS appliances except our gas stove..should we spend $$ to get a SS gas stove...before we showcase our TH
Well, the simple answer is "it depends". Your choice of words (" ... before we SHOWCASE OUR TH") indicates you understand the importance of first impression. Obviously matching applia ... more
0 votes Share Flag Mon Feb 3, 2014 Home Buying in 20152
Kathy Knight, Real Estate Pro in Helenville, WI
Kathy Knight answered:
If you do a deed in lieu of foreclosure or a straight foreclosure, will the lender pay you a moving fee of $2500 or $3000?
In my experience with foreclosures, the deed in lieu let's you out of the mortgage without any type of compensation. This is in no way the rule or exception as all banks handle forecl ... more
0 votes Share Flag Thu Jan 30, 2014 Home Selling in 20152
Travis Moelk…, Real Estate Pro in Grand Rapids, MI
Travis Moelker answered:
Selling our townhome..in South Riding...how essential is it that we have a deck built or is it necessary at all?
Great question! It basically just comes down to the comps in your area. If you can put a deck up for 1k and still get the money out of it that you need it is going to be a great selling ... more
0 votes Share Flag Wed Jan 29, 2014 Home Buying in 20152
Abby Springer, Real Estate Pro in Denver, CO
Abby Springer answered:
Builder is selling me a spec home. there are 3 spec homes on the block that are not under contract..how much of a discount can i expect to get.?
I agree with a lot of the comments below. If there are other builders in the area that you would also consider, definitely compare pricing and let them know that you're shopping elsewhe ... more
0 votes Share Flag Tue Jan 28, 2014 Home Buying in 20152
Susan Temple…, Real Estate Pro in Bellingham, WA
Susan Templeton answered:
are closing costs typically 5% of home price..or can it be as little as 2%
Closing costs can be paid by the Seller, usually between 3 and 4%. Some fees are fixed so the % can be higher for smaller loans. Depending on the county and your Purchase Contract, the ... more
0 votes Share Flag Tue Jan 28, 2014 Home Buying in 20152
Matt Elliott, Real Estate Pro in Reston, VA
Matt Elliott answered:
builder is asking for 5% from me for closing costs ($32k) for a spec house..is that too much for me buyer like me to pay for a $600 new property?
If you are referring to the deposit they are asking you to pay at the time of the contract, it's a typical request. Builders typically ask for anywhere from $10K - 10% of the sale pric ... more
0 votes Share Flag Tue Jan 28, 2014 Home Buying in 20152
Andy Padmana…, Real Estate Pro in Centerville, VA
Andy Padmanaban answered:
Buying new home in Chantilly, VA AVONLEA
Avonlea is a great community. My brother-in-law just bought a townhome a year ago for almost that price, so I believe you are ok price-wise.

The community is great because you have a ... more
0 votes Share Flag Wed Dec 18, 2013 Home Buying in 20152
bobmgddelrio, Home Buyer in Chantilly, VA
bobmgddelrio answered:
buying a new home is it expected that the seller will decide against against my request to buy their home
so a VA loan for a brand new could be denied
0 votes Share Flag Wed Jun 12, 2013 Home Buying in 20152
Kelly Cooper, Real Estate Pro in Aldie, VA
Kelly Cooper answered:
The new tax assessment for 2010 shows big drop in 20152. How will this value influence the market price? Should I buy now or wait and see?
The Ridings at Blue Springs is a great community and the kids attend a very good elementary school down the street. We know several families currently living there and several kids at t ... more
0 votes Share Flag Thu Feb 9, 2012 Home Buying in 20152
Vivianne Rut…,  in Fairfax County, VA
Vivianne Rutkowski answered:
Hooray I think? Need help with short sale process.
http://www.shortsaleluxuryhomes.com/Loudoun_County_VA/page_2449780.html

To agent who posted this link:

In Virginia real estate agents must be affiliated with a broker AND the brok ... more
0 votes Share Flag Mon Jul 25, 2011 Home Buying in 20152
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