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Usnavybunny83, Home Buyer in Williamsburg, VA

why is this property considered good for a big family when there are 2 bullet holes in the front door?

Asked by Usnavybunny83, Williamsburg, VA Tue Jul 26, 2011

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let's see... proper Realtor-spin would be.... "those aren't 'bullet-holes'... those are two height-adjusted peepholes".
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Alan May, Real Estate Pro in Evanston, IL
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0 votes Thank Flag Link Wed Jul 27, 2011
First did you trespass to get that information! Second there could be many reasons for the bullet holes and third if it is not your cup a tea just walk away and say nothing, you have no knowledge of the place!
0 votes Thank Flag Link Wed Jul 27, 2011

The public remarks for that listing read "...PLENTY OF ROOM FOR A BIG FAMILY. ALSO GREAT FOR INVESTORS. GREAT RENTAL HISTORY." With an estimated 3,800 square feet of living space, the listing agent has a point. As for the suitability of living for your peace of mind and sense of security, it is very understandable that you prefer not to consider it after observing what appear to be bullet holes in the front door.

I've helped many military buyers find great homes in Hampton Roads at below-market prices in neighborhoods they consider comfortable and safe. Feel free to call or email me if I can assist you with this most important endeavor. My mobile number is 757-268-5123, or toll free at 800-780-5123.

Best to you,

Joe McAvoy
Virginia Commonwealth Realty
0 votes Thank Flag Link Wed Jul 27, 2011
Hello Usnavybunny83,

I reside in Suffolk and work with several realtors that specialize in Suffolk. If you like I can refer you to agents with military background to assist you with your search.

I can also assist you with the financing of your new home or if you would like to get a Free mortgage analysis to make sure you are getting the best deal. We are a local lender with in-house processing, underwriting and closing.

Feel free to call with any questions at 757-803-5017.

Thank You,

Eric Tan #265183
Senior Loan Officer
New American Mortgage
0 votes Thank Flag Link Wed Jul 27, 2011
I dont know if you are working with and agent or not but a good buyer's agent could have told you al that stuff up front.Please feel free to give me a call at 757-403-5401.I know suffolk well.Thanks Bob
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0 votes Thank Flag Link Wed Jul 27, 2011

You are asking a very tricky question :-)
Real estate agents can find themselves very easily in proverbial hot water for violating Fair Housing Laws by answering this question the *wrong* way.

Realtors cannot decide what house is big enough for a *big family* or what house should be occupied by one person. Typically, two people per bedroom policy in enforced or three people IF the bedroom is big enough to allow at least 50 square feet of floor area per person. Of course, no matter how big the house, it can always by occupied by one person, or a *small* family - again, it is not something realtors can, should, or even want to debate.

As for the house, we do NOT know what happen at this property and we cannot assume anything. Perhaps it was an accident or perhaps it was an act of violance.
There is no law in Virginia that requires suicides or homicides to be disclosed to the purchasers, even though the thought makes many buyers very uncomfortable - the listing agent had no legal duty to disclose it.
It is a personal decision based on the purchaser's comfort level. Some buyers will like the fact that they can purchase the property at a discounted price.
0 votes Thank Flag Link Tue Jul 26, 2011
The house is 126 Chestnut Street, Suffolk, VA. I am in the military and I am familiar with bullet holes. Yes the bullet holes went all the way through the door. The house is vacant so I do not know if it was reported. Perhaps the previous owners were shot.... Who knows. The local police department informed me that the HVAC system was recently stolen from this home. Who ever listed this property wrote that it is good for a big family. Just wanted to inform others if they are looking to buy this property like I was.
0 votes Thank Flag Link Tue Jul 26, 2011
A. Hahaha
B. What property?
C. Who said it was good for a big family?
D. How do you know they are bullet holes?
E. Do the bullet holes go all the way through?
0 votes Thank Flag Link Tue Jul 26, 2011
I would say the bigger the family the bigger targets they make so I would think the opposite is true.
0 votes Thank Flag Link Tue Jul 26, 2011
Sounds like a question for the local police department. Shooting into an occupied dwelling, and reckless handling of a firearm are both felonies. If these holes were caused by a firearm there should be a police report on file to determine the series of events leading to a violent crime at this residence.

Dwayne & Maryanne Moyers
(540) 379-7359
(540) 446-6284
0 votes Thank Flag Link Tue Jul 26, 2011
This is a redundant question; right?
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