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Irisa, Home Owner in Reston, VA
Irisa answered:
Can someone advise me whether I will find a townhome or house within 45 minutes of Dulles, VA, where there are good schools and low crime?
West Market community is adjacent to the Reston Town Center; it has lots of town homes, amenities include a large clubhouse with fitness center, a large pool, a jogging track around a l ... more
0 votes Share Flag Thu Apr 30, 2015 Home Buying in Reston
Irisa, Home Owner in Reston, VA
Irisa answered:
i keep getting updates for homes in Leesburg. We have decided against Leesburg but are interested in some of Reston's homes.
Lots of townhouses and condos available in West Market, a well maintained, quiet community with lots of amenities.

A number of large row houses, many with large top floor balconies ... more
0 votes Share Flag Thu Apr 30, 2015 Home Buying in Reston
Gary Geer, Real Estate Pro in Antioch, IL
Gary Geer answered:
Hello! I do not want town houses. I do not want condos. I want free standing house. We are expanding our viewing to include Washington DC. Sam
Sam,
Contact a local agent for assistance. That agent can ensure that you only receive information on the type of homes your are interested in.

All the best...
0 votes Share Flag Wed Nov 26, 2014 Home Buying in Reston
Chris Ognek, Real Estate Pro in Fredericksburg, VA
Chris Ognek answered:
When living on rental property, what can you do when pest control is not good enough?? Roaches?
Pests can be a common problem in townhouses and condos because of the close living conditions. Unfortunately if one unit has roaches, the entire row of homes can be affected. You either ... more
0 votes Share Flag Thu Sep 19, 2013 Home Buying in Reston
Eileen Dubose, Real Estate Pro in Reston, VA
Eileen Dubose answered:
Is the Northgate Square Condo Community in Reston approved for VA loans?
Hi Magiro,

It is not currently on the list. However, the Board of the Condo Association could submit an application. If I can help you with a condo that is approved, please let me ... more
0 votes Share Flag Fri May 31, 2013 Home Buying in Reston
Laura Ibanez, Real Estate Pro in Reston, VA
Laura Ibanez answered:
hello, ok i need help fast!!!!! .... need rent to purchase 4 bedroom 3 bth home in northan va ...in next 30 days can any one help!!!
Please create a free account at my website: www.LivingInFairfaxCounty.co, so that you can view the latest listings available. I will be happy to help you and you may also call me at (70 ... more
0 votes Share Flag Thu May 30, 2013 Home Buying in Reston
Tatiana Busch, Real Estate Pro in Alexandria, VA
Tatiana Busch answered:
why I have to bring cashier check to the settlement plus personnel check?
Lucky One,
Looks like you are dizzy from all of this information and I understand how you feel!
Let me explain a little bit:
You will get a detail explanation of the HUD-1 with a li ... more
0 votes Share Flag Fri Jul 13, 2012 Home Buying in Reston
Bill Eckler, Real Estate Pro in Venice, FL
Bill Eckler answered:
I am single, but living with my boyfriend. I want to buy a house and have him pay rent, but was wondering if I could somehow include his salery on
Frodo,

You may be entering into a scenario involving a high degree of difficulty. Today's lenders are seeking stable, sound, and risk reduced lending opportunities. A friend, po ... more
0 votes Share Flag Thu Feb 10, 2011 Home Buying in Reston
Erik Weissko…, Real Estate Pro in fairfax, VA
Erik Weisskopf,ABR,CDPE, answered:
What is the difference between square footage total finished and tax living area? Looking at condos in Reston, VA and I noticed different numbers.
My colleagues give you some excellent advice. If the property in question is an apt. style condo or even a townhome style condo...and you really are looking for solid numbers on square ... more
0 votes Share Flag Mon Dec 20, 2010 Home Buying in Reston
Erik Weissko…, Real Estate Pro in fairfax, VA
Erik Weisskopf,ABR,CDPE, answered:
RE: offer price for a short sale or REO [Reston VA Nov-2010]
Susan,

Timing is everything! Certainly your question yields a myriad of answers but simply put...It depends! Just some of the things it depends on..how the price compares to others ... more
0 votes Share Flag Fri Nov 26, 2010 Home Buying in Reston
Erik Weissko…, Real Estate Pro in fairfax, VA
Erik Weisskopf,ABR,CDPE, answered:
I am looking for a condo In Reston. How do I learn the percentage of units being rented out in a community? that usually affects property values.
My colleagues are correct in how to obtain the information. Let me stress however there are MANY other factors affecting values of all properties..but condos have inherent things to lo ... more
0 votes Share Flag Mon Nov 1, 2010 Home Buying in Reston
Kevin Olson,…, Real Estate Pro in Colorado Springs, CO
Kevin Olson, Jessica Laude answered:
What happens after BPO is completed?
Hello Joanie,

From what I've seen a BPO is ordered after the file has been assigned to a loss mitigation specialist. Were the owners behind and they did a BPO to get an idea of ... more
1 vote Share Flag Wed Sep 15, 2010 Home Buying in Reston
Pat  Orend, Real Estate Pro in Reston, VA
Pat Orend answered:
Do you know of any new construction? Looking to move the late part of 2011 and I want only to purchase a New Townhouse.
Reston, as you may be aware, was the first planned community. At the time it was built, common ground was set aside for everyone. Property was built in Clusters, also with common grou ... more
0 votes Share Flag Wed Apr 21, 2010 Home Buying in Reston
George Creed, Real Estate Pro in Vienna, VA
George Creed answered:
1031 exchange - Sale of land in W.VA to a condo/TH in reston VA
Ram:
Lot's of good word from previous agents. Many settlement attorneys can be the intermediary; but find an attorney who has done it before and knows what they are doing. Also, t ... more
0 votes Share Flag Wed Apr 7, 2010 Home Buying in Reston
Lori Jeltema, Real Estate Pro in Newport News, VA
Lori Jeltema answered:
Is it typical for a realtor in Virginia to ask the buyer to guarantee a 2.5% commission plus add'l $300?
Each agent determines their own requirement when it concerns fees. If you are a VA buyer, paying a buyer's agent becomes an issue but if you are not, then whatever you negotiate w ... more
0 votes Share Flag Sat Jan 23, 2010 Home Buying in Reston
Monika Kumar, Real Estate Pro in Reston, VA
Monika Kumar answered:
Reston Virginia, Should I buy a house that is 2 bedrooms and 1 1/2 bathroom or Really go for 2 bed 2 bath?
Ok Did you buy something If yes what?

I am curious to know since its been 2 years :)
0 votes Share Flag Fri Jan 22, 2010 Home Buying in Reston
Lori Jeltema, Real Estate Pro in Newport News, VA
Lori Jeltema answered:
If I switch financing options, will this affect the offer that I submitted to the seller? I am buying a short
All the contracts are different around us. Some have a buyer request written persmission, some don't. It seems so clear to us when we look at the specific contract.

I wonder what e ... more
0 votes Share Flag Mon Jun 22, 2009 Home Buying in Reston
Sonal Goda, Real Estate Pro in Reston, VA
Sonal Goda answered:
What happens when you get a ratified contract and then your bank does not meet the set closing date? Will the?
Most of the time (99.99%) the settlement will be extended and the loan will still be processed. There are many reasons for delays of closing on both sides - the loan officer is only on ... more
0 votes Share Flag Sat Jun 20, 2009 Home Buying in Reston
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