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Steven Schan…, Real Estate Pro in 22201
I'm Steve Schantz, retired US Army Intelligence Officer with over 27 years of dedicated service to the United States. I'm married to my lovely wife, Brandy Baker-Schantz, a former US Army Intelligence… Read more
Blogged Wed Apr 9, 2014 by Steven Schantz Home Buying Home Selling Financing
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Steven Schan…, Real Estate Pro in 22201
If you want to use your VA entitlement to purchase a condo in VA, DC or MD, then start with a simple search here:VA CONDO SEARCHIf the condo that you are looking at purchasing is not on the list, then… Read more
Blogged Tue Mar 11, 2014 by Steven Schantz Home Buying Financing Military Movers
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Steven Schan…, Real Estate Pro in 22201
Brandy Baker-Schantz, Loan OfficerNMLS # 1127861 703-652-1232 office 571-263-0206 mobileContact me if you have any questions!LinkedIn Read more
Blogged Thu Feb 27, 2014 by Steven Schantz Home Buying Financing
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Steven Schan…, Real Estate Pro in 22201
Brandy Baker-Schantz, Loan OfficerNMLS # 1127861 703-652-1232 office 571-263-0206 mobileContact me if you have any questions!LinkedIn Read more
Blogged Thu Feb 13, 2014 by Steven Schantz Home Buying Financing
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Miekeba Jones, Real Estate Pro in 20903
Miekeba Jones answered:
Do you list houses that are on the MRIS? My listing in the MRIS is not in your system. How do I get it into your system. DC8153791 is the MLS number.
Hi Mary!! your Realtor is able to list it. Do you need a Realtor because I could list it for you?
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Wayne Johnson, Real Estate Pro in Washington, DC
Wayne Johnson answered:
Are there any properties located close to Georgetown Univ campus that one could rent for graduation weekend?
Hi Brenda,

Check Vacation Rentals by Owners at vrbo.com, then go to Washington, DC and check under Georgetown. There is a great house located on Q Street just off Wisconsin but you ... more
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Donald Steve…, Real Estate Pro in Riverside County, CA
Donald Stevens 909-428-0503 answered:
What is a good price for insurance for a masonry house built in 1900 in zip 20007?
A good price to me is the best coverage for the best rate. You can get a stripped down basic policy that costs almost nothing but doesnt cover much either. Best thing to do is to compar ... more
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Brendabyars59, Home Buyer in Washington, DC
Brendabyars59 answered:
can you purchase a home without closing costs?
I live in the Winston-Salem area. I was wanting to know if I can buy my first home without the closing cost? A home under 80,000 dollars.
0 votes Share Flag Sat Feb 9, 2013 Home Buying in 20007
Ellie Shorb, Real Estate Pro in Gibson Island, MD
Ellie Shorb answered:
I work in D.C. every other week but live in New Hampshire (where I own a large house). I would like to buy a one bedroom as I am tired of renting a
Dear Patti:
There is no good reason not to start your search now. Interest rates are incredibly low and there is better inventory in May through mid-July than there will be in Aug.... ... more
0 votes Share Flag Thu May 27, 2010 Home Buying in 20007
Kelly Putz, Real Estate Pro in Frederick, MD
Kelly Putz answered:
I am thinking of buying a condo in Foxhall (MacArthur Blvd) and want to know if homes in the area are sellable if i want to move out 3yrs on
Hi Matt,

Homes in that area are always sellable - a year, two years, three or ten down the road. It all just depends on whether you want to make money or break even on the deal. Unle ... more
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James P. Ryan…, Real Estate Pro in Washington, DC
James P. Ryan, Jr answered:
what should a loan confirmation letter look like from a family company to an individual? we are entering the bidding process adn would like a letter
Good morning Parkcrest, Your loan confirmation letter and its contents are going to be regulated in most cases. Most terms like pre approved, pre qualified, etc are now defined by statu ... more
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Arthur Hardy, Real Estate Pro in Washington, DC
Arthur Hardy answered:
What is the rule of thumb regarding distance from the Beltway and traffic noise?
One of the things I always insist my buyers do is go to the homes we are considering to view and stand on the sidewalk and listen at the time they would normally be getting home from wo ... more
0 votes Share Flag Sat Oct 10, 2009 Home Buying in 20007
TeamConnect…, Real Estate Pro in Orlando, FL
TeamConnect Realty answered:
Why are showing my listings to unqualified buyers? I can't figure out this one yet. .
Showing your home to buyers that MAY be unqualified is toward the bottom of the list of buyers you want viewing your home but these buyers could end up being qualified down the line. I ... more
0 votes Share Flag Sat Oct 10, 2009 Home Buying in 20007
Courtney Pou…, Real Estate Pro in 90039
Courtney Poulos, Broker answered:
how does price per sq ft for new contrstruction compare to previously-owned prpoerties in West End?
Greetings!

An excellent question! It can truly vary depending on the property, the finishes, etc. In general, new construction properties often sell for 10-20% more per square foot t ... more
0 votes Share Flag Mon Aug 17, 2009 Market Conditions in 20007
Bill Eckler-…, Real Estate Pro in Venice, FL
Bill Eckler-Florida, answered:
Beltway noise--how far does it carry into nearby neighborhoods?
Mark,

Regardless of location, road noise in the distance can largely be influenced by the direction of the wind. If the predominent wind is toward your complex you can expect a more ... more
0 votes Share Flag Thu May 7, 2009 Home Buying in 20007
Richard Helb…, Real Estate Pro in Bethesda, MD
Richard Helbig answered:
What is the best approach to selling your current house in order to buy your new house?
Mark,

You can sell your home: "contingent on the seller purchasing another home", a clause that used to be called something like "Home-of-Choice". Your agent can fill you in on the d ... more
0 votes Share Flag Mon Apr 27, 2009 Home Buying in 20007
FrankyRealty, Real Estate Pro in Arlington, VA
FrankyRealty answered:
I put down a deposit to purchase a condo under development about 5 years ago. 2 years ago when the condo
Yes. (but I am not a lawyer)

Happens all the time.

But people would rather lose $30,000 than talk to a lawyer for $500.

But you better hurry, there are time limits for things ... more
0 votes Share Flag Fri Mar 20, 2009 Home Buying in 20007
Lise Howe, Real Estate Pro in Washington, DC
Lise Howe answered:
What is the best book on getting started buying real estate, with the intent of renting it out?
I really like the Rich Dad, Poor Dad series - Rich Dad's Advisors®: The ABC's of Real Estate Investing: The Secrets of Finding Hidden Profits Most Investors Miss, and What Every Real ... more
0 votes Share Flag Tue Mar 10, 2009 How To... in 20007
Tammy Britt -…, Real Estate Pro in Washington
Tammy Britt - Local Expert answered:
is there any project in logan circle that would help appreciate the values of the homes similar to the target?
John,

Not Logan Circle specific; however, next door Shaw has plans of the new O Street Market revitalization and scheduled Marriott and Kimpton hotels. As someone else mentioned, the ... more
0 votes Share Flag Sun Feb 22, 2009 Home Buying in 20007
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