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Janice Graham, Home Buyer in New York, NY
Janice Graham answered:
Are there any risks to sellers to accept an FHA loan?
Just dealt with this issue and couldn't find out information from a seller's perspective. FHA appraisals stay with the property for 120 days. Lenders call appraisers and can gently expl ... more
0 votes Share Flag Thu Feb 4, 2016 Home Selling in McLean
Amelia Robin…, Real Estate Pro in Falls Church, VA
Amelia Robinette answered:
Areas with houses under $450K within 30 minute commute to Vienna, Va.
yep - there are some great options in Falls Church, around Loehmanns Plaza, well used to be Loehmanns Plaza now its Graham Road something or other. from Vienna, go down Gallows Rd towar ... more
0 votes Share Flag Wed Feb 3, 2016 Home Buying in Vienna
Nguyendduy, Home Buyer in Herndon, VA
Nguyendduy answered:
Which builders construction is more qualitative out of these three - Winchester,Pulte and Toll Brothers
Bought Winchester Homes in Brambleton, VA in December 2015. 45 days walk through there were numerous drywall cracks. Since the warranty has a limited amount of "drywall repair" hours ... more
0 votes Share Flag Wed Jan 27, 2016 Home Buying in 20170
Amelia Robin…, Real Estate Pro in Falls Church, VA
Amelia Robinette answered:
My name is Poongkon Lee. my address is 5736 Lakeside Oak Ln. Burke, VA, 22015
Poongkon - this information isn't produced by Trulia, they're pulling it from the Fairfax County Clerk of the Court land records database.

Go to the source at the county and get the ... more
0 votes Share Flag Fri Jan 22, 2016 Foreclosure in 22015
Five Stars, Real Estate Pro in Jacksonville, FL
Five Stars answered:
95% LTV Jumbo loan needed with 5% down. Willing to pay PMI--excellent credit!
95% would be difficult at that loan amount. We do offer 95% NO PMI up to 850K At that loan amount you would likely be required to put down 10-15%.

Five Stars Mortgage
National Hom ... more
0 votes Share Flag Wed Jan 20, 2016 Financing in Vienna
Tonya, Renter in Alexandria, VA
Tonya asked:
I am looking for a 3-4 bedroom Town House/SFH in Fairfax area that accepts the Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher A.S.A.P. Anything available? I am looking to move asap I am a single mother of 4 I work full time and also go to school full time I am a very neat and clean person and need some help locating private owners who except…
0 votes Share Flag Tue Jan 19, 2016 Rentals in 22315
NCHomes Team, Real Estate Pro in Chapel Hill, NC
NCHomes Team answered:
About to sell my home and it is in need of a new roof; should I put a new one on or sell as is?
I'd suggest putting a new one on as it's likely to cost less than if you attempt to sell it as is. Many buyers either overestimate the expense of repairs or simply don't have enough cas ... more
0 votes Share Flag Tue Jan 19, 2016 Home Selling in Chantilly
Amelia Robin…, Real Estate Pro in Falls Church, VA
Amelia Robinette answered:
While not yet selling my home just yet, I'm looking to be doing so in the near to mid future. What type of remodel/additions would help the?
biggest bang for your buck projects are:

finish the basement and add a bedroom
add hardwood

wet bar is a waste of time/money, unless you're going to enjoy it enough to justify th ... more
0 votes Share Flag Mon Jan 18, 2016 Home Selling in Chantilly
Clare Grana, Real Estate Pro in Reston, VA
Clare Grana answered:
I want to purchase on cash basis for a trust an older property 5 ac property, but then have it "upgraded" considerably...basically removed the top
You could make a lot of money for the trust. The answer is yes, unequivocally. There are lots of opportunities to do just the sort of thing that you were mentioning. The prices on some ... more
0 votes Share Flag Sat Jan 16, 2016 Home Buying in 22066
NCHomes Team, Real Estate Pro in Chapel Hill, NC
NCHomes Team answered:
In previous years, I have made home improvements (windows, doors, furnace, hot water heater) and received Energy Tax Credits.
Whomever told you this doens't know what they are talking about. If the home you are selling is your primary residence and the credits you received were for energy improvements you do n ... more
1 vote Share Flag Thu Jan 14, 2016 Home Selling in 22033
Amelia Robin…, Real Estate Pro in Falls Church, VA
Amelia Robinette answered:
I am looking to buy an investment property for up to 450K, low down payment but the rent cover mortgage in Northern VA.
Reston and Tysons are hot for rental property purchases right now. check out 12025 New Dominion Pkwy #505. It's for sale, luxury building in Reston Town Center.
0 votes Share Flag Sun Jan 10, 2016 Home Buying in 22031
Amelia Robin…, Real Estate Pro in Falls Church, VA
Amelia Robinette answered:
What is the crime like, around Columbia Pike and Carlin Springs Rd?
you can check this website and get all the reported crimes in the neighborhood, this is on the edge of Fairfax and Arlington, so you may want to check both counties

http://spotcrime. ... more
0 votes Share Flag Sun Jan 10, 2016 Crime & Safety in 22041
Amelia Robin…, Real Estate Pro in Falls Church, VA
Amelia Robinette answered:
INFORMATION IS INCORRECT ON MY HOME - I NEED TO UPDATE BUT AM UNABLE TO DO SO WITHOUT LISTING - PLEASE HELP
is your house for sale? if not, then why does it matter?

trulia isn't a real estate company, it pulls data from multiple sources and aggregates it here. if your house is not currentl ... more
0 votes Share Flag Sun Jan 10, 2016 How To... in Fairfax
Amelia Robin…, Real Estate Pro in Falls Church, VA
Amelia Robinette answered:
How hard would it be to buy a second home?
Where is your current property? If you can rent for more than your mortgage payment, it may be worth converting it to an investment property.

There are loan programs available that w ... more
0 votes Share Flag Tue Dec 29, 2015 Home Buying in Fairfax County
Attorney At…, Home Buyer in Colonial Beach, VA
Attorney At Law answered:
What the heck does "country kitchen" mean? As far as I can figure, it simply means "outdated."
It goes back to rural (country) farm life where they built homes with a table space in the kitchen for eating breakfast and lunch in while wearing your dirty work clothes so that you di ... more
0 votes Share Flag Sun Dec 27, 2015 Home Selling in Burke
Amelia Robin…, Real Estate Pro in Falls Church, VA
Amelia Robinette answered:
I am 38 year old and have been teaching at university level in VA. I want to change my career as Real Estate agent. Please guide me where to start??
your phd won't hurt your resume - in fact, not too many hiring brokers will read your resume. many brokerages hire anyone with a license.
0 votes Share Flag Sat Dec 26, 2015 Agent2Agent in Centreville
Scott Godzyk, Real Estate Pro in Manchester, NH
Scott Godzyk answered:
Can you, the agent, be held responsible if your client backs out of a sales contract?
The person to be sued would be the client who backs out. I would think if the agent was responsible for that client backing out , they may be sued too in this sue happy world. I would c ... more
0 votes Share Flag Mon Dec 21, 2015 Home Selling in Fairfax
Amelia Robin…, Real Estate Pro in Falls Church, VA
Amelia Robinette answered:
My agent says he can only give part of his commission as long as it doesn't exceed the closing cost amount.
It might be a lender restriction, could also be that the builder is reducing the commission because they increased the credit.

But, this should have been clearly explained to you, so ... more
0 votes Share Flag Sat Dec 19, 2015 Home Buying in 22182
BubbleBoy, Home Buyer in Arlington, VA
BubbleBoy answered:
How important is a finished basement when selling a townhouse in Reston? Assessed value currently about $305K. 3 BR, 1.5 baths.
I totally want to buy a house with a basement (not a townhouse, shared walls suck.)

A huge problem for me is that all these people finish it -- so when I buy I will have to rip all ... more
0 votes Share Flag Fri Dec 18, 2015 Home Selling in Reston
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