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George J. Cr…, Real Estate Pro in Vienna, VA
George J. Creed answered:
why priceses are going up in centreville, VA area. I put 4 offers and losted to someone else. are there investors driving the demand up.?
Saaxir:
Some good answers posted below by my colleagues! I am working with clients in that area; Several foreclosures and they are moving fast + short sales tat are taking awhile + ver ... more
0 votes Share Flag Fri Apr 9, 2010 Home Buying in 20120
Pat Samson R…, Real Estate Pro in Centreville, VA
Pat Samson Realtor answered:
If an investment property is in short sale process and the 2nd mortgage file suite to get his money but at the same time sent 1099a. what to do?
Hey Laily,

You recieved some good advice below. Certainly when you get in the IRS and Law, you need to consult a professional. I've know and seen a lot of situations that grew i ... more
0 votes Share Flag Fri Apr 2, 2010 Foreclosure in Centreville
Pat Samson R…, Real Estate Pro in Centreville, VA
Pat Samson Realtor answered:
I rent in centreville, va. I want to buy the townhouse I'm living in but my landlord is willing to sell it to me for $400k. How can I find out if the?
Hey R,

Simply call your local Realtor and ask them to do a "CMA" (comparitive market analysis). We can do one quickly for free and give you an idea of ball park value.

G ... more
0 votes Share Flag Fri Apr 2, 2010 In My Neighborhood in 20120
Kathy Weber…, Real Estate Pro in Temecula, CA
Kathy Weber (951) 551-7587 answered:
Will Interest Rates stay around 5.00% through the end of 2010?
How scary!! I purchased my first how in "huh-hum", 1982!!! Interest rate 18%! Should have just put it on my credit card right!

Anyway, following a legitimate data king ... more
1 vote Share Flag Tue Feb 9, 2010 Home Buying in 20120
Pat Samson R…, Real Estate Pro in Centreville, VA
Pat Samson Realtor answered:
Will we see positive growth in Northern Virginia in 2010?
I think we're in for a long ride. We'll continue to see movement and in some neighborhoods we might even see equity growth. But in most areas, it'll take 4,5, maybe 10 ye ... more
0 votes Share Flag Mon Feb 8, 2010 Home Buying in 20120
James P. Ryan…, Real Estate Pro in Washington, DC
James P. Ryan, Jr answered:
My husband will be working out of Merrifield, VA. What cities should be consider? We are looking for a very low crime, family oriented community
Just wanted to weigh in a bit, with just a few caveats for the Washington marketplace and interest rates. Obviously, renting for a year will get you very familiar with the area, I agree ... more
0 votes Share Flag Fri Sep 18, 2009 General Area in Centreville
Joseph Gheit…, Real Estate Pro in South Riding, VA
Joseph Gheitanchi answered:
Is there any recourse to an FHA appraisal that doesn't seem legitimate?
Unfortunately these days we are running into this situaation ALOT. You can try to dispute the appraisal, but more often than not, that doesn't work. Maybe the seller will make up half ... more
0 votes Share Flag Mon Jul 13, 2009 Home Selling in Centreville
Irina LaMar, Real Estate Pro in Fairfax, VA
Irina LaMar answered:
If you have to choose between Centreville (20120, 20121) and Manassas Park (Bloom Crossing) which area do you
I think you can get a better deal in Bloom Crossing in terms of a detached home with a garage, a bigger lot, near a golf course, etc for the amount of money you pay.

Important thin ... more
0 votes Share Flag Wed May 27, 2009 Home Buying in Centreville
Jay Hurst, Real Estate Pro in 22101
Jay Hurst answered:
I bought a house with my fiance - do we both qualify for the $7,500 first time homebuyer credit?
It did take a while to see this one! I would imagine your taxes are done.

The simple answer is - check the rules for how it applies - we have it on our web site here:
http://www.mcl ... more
0 votes Share Flag Tue Apr 28, 2009 Home Buying in 20121
Cindy Jones, Real Estate Pro in Alexandria, VA
Cindy Jones answered:
Could someone compare Burke(22015) and Centreville such as education, investment, neighborhood, ... Thanks
This is a fairly wide open question. Each area has multiple neighborhoods and types of housing. An investor may have different concerns about ROI then someone looking to buy a home to ... more
0 votes Share Flag Sun Jan 25, 2009 Home Buying in Centreville
Vicky Chrisn…, Real Estate Pro in Leesburg, VA
Vicky Chrisner answered:
What are the essential considerations for becoming a landlord? Is VA a pro landlord or pro tenant state?
Lawrence... I guess it all depends on what you're comparing Virginia to! Compared to DC or MD, Va is VERY pro-landlord. Compared to Texas, not so much. I have some links on the web p ... more
0 votes Share Flag Sat Dec 27, 2008 How To... in 20120
Bill Eckler-…, Real Estate Pro in Venice, FL
Bill Eckler-Florida, answered:
Which townhouse has better value for resale between with garage and without?
Sun,
It's our experience that more people are looking for garages than those that are not. Those with garages would be more desirable and should bring a higher price for resale.
0 votes Share Flag Fri Dec 5, 2008 Home Buying in Centreville
Mike Rosen, Real Estate Pro in 20176
Mike Rosen answered:
I see many good properties in Centreville, but they are listed as SHORT SALE.
I personally advise my clients to steer away from short sales for the most part. You can find good value in a short sale but most of them are fake listings. If you have a good agent t ... more
0 votes Share Flag Wed Dec 3, 2008 Home Buying in Centreville
Margo Lockard, Real Estate Pro in Fairfax, VA
Margo Lockard answered:
I am interested about this property could you please send me more information &more pictures thanks -Nil
Hi, Nilesh --

Can you provide the address for this property, or the Multiple Listing #? Cannot help you without it. My e-mail is Margo@MargoLockard.com. I'm a Realtor in Northern ... more
0 votes Share Flag Fri Nov 21, 2008 Home Buying in Centreville
Irina LaMar, Real Estate Pro in Fairfax, VA
Irina LaMar answered:
I would like to purchase a forclosure but I dont have the whole 10 percent any suggest
I list bank own properties and most of the sales are with 3% downpayment (will most likely increasr to 3.5% after 1/1/2009). Bigger downpayment may be used as a strong argument when mu ... more
0 votes Share Flag Tue Oct 14, 2008 Foreclosure in 20120
Bill Eckler-…, Real Estate Pro in Venice, FL
Bill Eckler-Florida, answered:
Title Search Issue: I am set to close on Monday, Oct. 6th, but there was an issue with the title search,
Sarah,

This is definately an issue for a real estate attorney. We recommend you get in contact with one for support of needs.

Good luck
0 votes Share Flag Mon Sep 29, 2008 Home Buying in Centreville
Jeff Royce, Real Estate Pro in Fairfax, VA
Jeff Royce answered:
There are two homes that I like, and one is a short sale. If I put an offer on the short sale, I could lose
Sarah...thanks for the update. Good luck with the new house.
0 votes Share Flag Tue Sep 2, 2008 Home Buying in Centreville
Tamara Inzun…, Real Estate Pro in Alexandria, VA
Tamara Inzunza answered:
how much is a town house in Centreville, va?
I would echo Glenda's comments about some of the recent scams. A property management company could help you as well. If you want to rent it yourself, post some free ads on CraigsList. ... more
0 votes Share Flag Wed Apr 30, 2008 General Area in Centreville
Debra Talley, Real Estate Pro in 22101
Debra Talley answered:
I live in Nothern VA, Due to all slow down in the real estate market, I know my house will sell less than i
Hi Jeanine,

In order to make the decision on your best option, it is a good idea to have a broker do a market analysis of your home and show you what comparable properties are sellin ... more
0 votes Share Flag Tue Apr 29, 2008 Home Selling in Centreville
Joann L. Pro…, Real Estate Pro in Fairfax, VA
Joann L. Prociv answered:
looking at townhomes in Centerville (zip 20120 and 20121) near the 66 & 29 intersection. Is that a good area ?
Centreville is popular because of its location and Park & Ride Lots (2-3). the 20121 zip is located south of Rt. 29 and the 20120 is north or Rt. 29. Depending on your needs and p ... more
0 votes Share Flag Sat Sep 29, 2007 General Area in Centreville
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