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April Martin, Real Estate Pro in 22066
April Martin answered:
Is Great Falls a family friendly area. Specifically, are there many young families with elementary/junior high aged children. Specific neighborhoods?

Great Falls is my area of expertise. It is truly a family friendly area and it has some of the best schools in the county. Additionally, many of the neighborhoods in McLean ha ... more
0 votes Share Flag Yesterday at 9:07am Home Buying in Great Falls
Dan Tabit, Real Estate Pro in 98074
Dan Tabit answered:
Marketing in Great Falls,VA 838 LEIGH MILL ROAD
It looks like you've done what you can to market it, but if that's not working ask why not? Are you the best looking, best marketed, easiest to see and priced appropriately for ... more
0 votes Share Flag Sat Oct 11, 2014 Market Conditions in Great Falls
Julia Borzova, Real Estate Pro in 22554
Julia Borzova 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
Good Morning,

This would absolutely depend, first and foremost, on how handy you are. If you are willing to undertake on some of the work, chances, are you could buy a cheaper home a ... more
0 votes Share Flag Sun Jun 1, 2014 Home Buying in 22066
Karin J Andr…, Real Estate Pro in Williamsburg, VA
Karin J Andrews answered:
Could anyone recommend to me a reliable home appraiser? I am looking for someone who is appropriately conservative and will base their quote from
Bret Derby - Derby Appraisal Services - Dunnsville, VA
0 votes Share Flag Sat May 31, 2014 Home Buying in 22066
Annette Lawr…, Real Estate Pro in Palm Harbor, FL
Annette Lawrence answered:
Open houses are available every Sunday to check or are they available only on certain days?
In Pinellas County Fl there are 3815 single family homes for sale.
311 had open houses last Sunday.

IN Palm Harbor FL there are 283 single family homes for sale
21 had open houses ... more
0 votes Share Flag Thu Mar 20, 2014 Home Buying in Great Falls
Diana Watson, Real Estate Pro in 22030
Diana Watson answered:
husband and wife looking for single family or rent part of home ..can move in immediately.Can pay 1500.00

i can certainly help you with your rental needs. i have included a link to what is active right now in the price range of 1000-1800. Let me know if can help you further if yo ... more
0 votes Share Flag Thu Mar 20, 2014 For Rent in Great Falls
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Voices Member answered:
I want to buy a single family house around $600,000 and my friends keep telling me housing market will go down
Bahareh, I have to agree with the rest of the posts below. Interest rates are still very low, and depending on your financial situation, buying can be much cheaper than renting, especi ... more
0 votes Share Flag Fri Jul 26, 2013 Foreclosure in 22066
John Ginty, Real Estate Pro in Herndon, VA
John Ginty answered:
what need to be done to build a house on a vacant land with trees (buildable lot)?
I am happy to assist you. There are many people doing what you would like to do. It's a great investment and great time to do it. As Dina explained below, there are several steps involv ... more
0 votes Share Flag Tue Mar 19, 2013 Home Buying in 22066
Terry Bell, Real Estate Pro in Santa Rosa, CA
Terry Bell answered:
Neighbor erected a fence adjacent to my property after receiving approval from HOA.
You didn't say whether you ever went and discussed it with your neighbor! You have to see your neighbors all the time, and so I encourage you to try and handle it with your neighbor fi ... more
0 votes Share Flag Tue Sep 18, 2012 Home Buying in Great Falls
John Fitzger…, Real Estate Pro in Fairfax County, VA
John Fitzgerald answered:
I have a buyer who wants my property for development sight unseen. Is this a red flag?
Hi. I'm a retired builder and developer, and I bought a few properties sight unseen. It appears that you have already got an offer. Some questions follow.

Was your property already o ... more
0 votes Share Flag Tue Jun 26, 2012 Home Selling in 22066
Erik J. Weis…, Real Estate Pro in Fairfax County, VA
Erik J. Weisskopf, ABR,CDPE answered:
What is the average assesed value of a one acre lot in Great Falls?

Excellent answer by my esteemed colleague Mr. Fitzgerald below. The question one might ask to be better able to answer your why do you ask that specific questio ... more
0 votes Share Flag Sun May 6, 2012 Home Buying in Great Falls
Janet M Lange, Real Estate Pro in Burke, VA
Janet M Lange answered:
My county tax value in zip 22066 dropped 11% from 2010. Was this typical for 22066, has it gone back up since the 1 Jan evaluation. Value is $1.156M

In answer to your question, Yes, the assessed values have typically gone down in your area for the past couple of years. That is a delayed reaction to the values falling and h ... more
0 votes Share Flag Sat Nov 12, 2011 Market Conditions in 22066
Kelly Putz, Real Estate Pro in 22207
Kelly Putz answered:
Which neighborhoods in Greats Falls are more sought after and likely to appreciate in the future?
Hi there,

The ones closer to McLean are more sought after because of their proximity to the schools. The farther towards Loudoun County you go, they seem to be less desirable, but it ... more
0 votes Share Flag Tue Sep 13, 2011 Home Buying in Great Falls
EmpoweredBuy…, Real Estate Pro in Bethany, OH Buyer Rebate answered:
I want to buy a house which is for short sale. what is your advise?
Banks want to deal with professionals, and so do other professionals. However, the pro's in our network reward the buyer with up to half of the commisison for knowing what they wa ... more
0 votes Share Flag Mon Jan 10, 2011 Foreclosure in 22066
Margo Lockard, Real Estate Pro in Fairfax, VA
Margo Lockard answered:
I need an expert appraiser to value a lot/land I would like to buy in Great Falls, VA. Does the appraiser have to have knowledge of Great Falls?
Mr. Spilkin:

You bet an appraiser needs to know an area, but they also need to understand the residential market and many other elements that surround a purchase. If you need the na ... more
0 votes Share Flag Sun Jan 9, 2011 Home Buying in Great Falls
Kay Bal REMAX, Real Estate Pro in Reston, VA
Kay Bal REMAX asked:
Question on recently updated section 40 DIPLOMAT immunity VA rental lease. Has anyone gotten a letter from embassy for waiving diplomat status of a tenant? I see that the new lease has an updated version of this clause.
0 votes Share Flag Mon Dec 27, 2010 Agent2Agent in 22066
Jay Seville, Real Estate Pro in Wilmington, NC
Jay Seville answered:
I'm looking for a Realtor who would be willing to work with me as a consultant. My email is Please email if you are
Just started using Trulia more, William. I assume I'm late to chime in. But for what it's worth I've been showing a lot of property in GF and am shifting the focus of m ... more
0 votes Share Flag Thu Sep 2, 2010 Home Buying in 22066
Jay Seville, Real Estate Pro in Wilmington, NC
Jay Seville answered:
We are looking to buy a house in Great Falls, VA because of the schools.
One of the risks in buying a home outside of Great Falls and Mclean for the Langley high school district is that the zoning for school districts could change. The first areas to lose th ... more
0 votes Share Flag Wed Aug 25, 2010 Home Buying in Great Falls
Mack McCoy, Real Estate Pro in Seattle, WA
Mack McCoy answered:
Real Estate Agent as facilitator?
- I'd like to have a way to vet that out in a home buying situation.

The consensus may not provide the best answer for your particular circumstance.

- There are serious limi ... more
0 votes Share Flag Sun Jul 11, 2010 Home Buying in 22066
John Fitzger…, Real Estate Pro in Fairfax County, VA
John Fitzgerald answered:
I am looking for houses in Great Falls, and I found a listing of interest. I was told that agents can run what's called a CMA to tell if the
Please ask questions about the CMA analysis, and be aware of what homes were used, and, just as important, what homes were excluded.. It's the whole problem of what's really ... more
0 votes Share Flag Mon Jul 5, 2010 Home Buying in 22066
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