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Nikki patter…, Real Estate Pro in Dale City, VA
Nikki patterson answered:
House buying in Stafford, VA
1. There is the VRE Station that is on Brooke Road and that will take you down to DC/Union Station
2. Aquia Harbour, as a community, for example, has their own direct shuttle buses to ... more
0 votes Share Flag Wed Jun 24, 2015 Home Buying in 22554
Ernie Behrle, Real Estate Pro in Raleigh, NC
Ernie Behrle answered:
Who pays closing costs? Buyer or Seller??
I have found that closing costs are negotiable at time of offer as to who pays what.
0 votes Share Flag Tue Apr 28, 2015 Home Buying in Stafford
Robert & Lin…, Real Estate Pro in Quantico, VA
Robert & Linda Leathers answered:
Is it better to buy a home in colonial forge or poplar estates both are in stafford va?
I would suggest looking at the school ratings for both neighborhoods and whether or not you will be commuting up north. If you would like to look at properties in both of those neighbo ... more
0 votes Share Flag Sat Nov 1, 2014 Home Buying in 22554
Michael & Re…, Real Estate Pro in Stafford, VA
Michael & Rebecca Straley answered:
$42k/yr. moving to the mainland
Hi....

send them our way Victor... we love Puerto Rico and just had dinner with friends from San Juan Last night... and in Rincon last year.

Sounds like they have many choices. M ... more
0 votes Share Flag Mon Sep 29, 2014 Home Buying in 22554
Michael & Re…, Real Estate Pro in Stafford, VA
Michael & Rebecca Straley answered:
What new developments are zoned for North Stafford High School?
Julie, not sure what you are asking? Are you looking for a new home?
Michael Straley is excellent working with new home builders in Stafford
540-834-6263

Rebecca Straley
Broker F ... more
0 votes Share Flag Mon Sep 29, 2014 Home Buying in 22554
John Lynch, Real Estate Pro in Fredericksburg, VA
John Lynch answered:
With scores in low 600s and income about 110k (with 180k in debt including student loan debt). Can we qualify with 0 down?
If you are a vet and you are using the VA loan program then it will be a no down payment mortgage. The next best thing would be an FHA loan at 3.5%. Some banks like Navy federal Credi ... more
0 votes Share Flag Thu Jul 3, 2014 Home Buying in Stafford
Diana Watson, Real Estate Pro in Woodbridge, VA
Diana Watson answered:
should I sell now or wait until spring to sell?
Now is really the time to sell as inventory is still low and Spring is just upon us. As a Avery-Hess agent, I have a lot of tools to market your home and get it sold!

Let me know ... more
0 votes Share Flag Sat Mar 15, 2014 Home Buying in Stafford
Diana Watson, Real Estate Pro in Woodbridge, VA
Diana Watson answered:
Can you tell if it looks like it will go through or not? I love the house and location.
Hello Barbara

Are you still looking to purchase? Please feel free to contact me if you haven't signed on with an agent.

Diana Watson, Realtor®
Avery-Hess, Realtors®
dwatson@av ... more
0 votes Share Flag Tue Mar 11, 2014 Home Buying in Stafford
Diana Watson, Real Estate Pro in Woodbridge, VA
Diana Watson answered:
Is there a realitor that can assist us with locating a spacious townhome with a garage?
Hello

I can certainly help you. How much square feet are you looking for? Bed?Baths? Are you renting or buying?

Please feel free to download the mobile app by texting "AVERY" ... more
0 votes Share Flag Tue Mar 11, 2014 Home Buying in Stafford
Diana Watson, Real Estate Pro in Woodbridge, VA
Diana Watson answered:
Pre approved but need more money!
Hello

I have some lenders that you might want to call based on your situation. there are ways to build your credit up. There are definitely programs out there that might fit your s ... more
0 votes Share Flag Tue Mar 11, 2014 Home Buying in Stafford
Ted and Anne…, Real Estate Pro in Stafford, VA
Ted and Anne Hupka answered:
We are buying a home in Stafford and are looking to rent it out once we leave in 3-4 years. What is most attractive for renters, house or townhome?
That is a great question. Knowing that your long term goal is to make rental income from this property, you need to consider not only what is most desirable to the prospective tenants b ... more
0 votes Share Flag Wed Oct 23, 2013 Home Buying in Stafford
Steven Batit…, Real Estate Pro in Fredericksburg, VA
Steven Batitto answered:
We are looking to buy a new construction home. We have a tentative purchase price. What are the advantages of using a realtor?
The person you've been talking to at the site works for the builder/contractor. He/she is NOT looking out for your best interests. They probably convinced you that the 'Options" are wor ... more
0 votes Share Flag Tue Apr 16, 2013 Home Buying in Stafford
Lisa Frensley, Real Estate Pro in Fredericksburg, VA
Lisa Frensley answered:
What are new construction costs in Stafford?
On average, a new single family home in North Stafford will run into the upper 400s with minimal options, but average into the low to mid 500s for most buyers once the options are added ... more
0 votes Share Flag Sun Jan 20, 2013 Home Buying in 22554
Rita Gibbons,  in Fredericksburg, VA
Rita Gibbons answered:
When can you get a mortgage loan after a bankrupcy/foreclosure? Any suggestions on an agent/lender that will work with you?
There are many reputable realtors and loan officers that will work with you to help you purchase a home after bankruptcy/foreclosure. Generally, you need to wait about 4 years after ba ... more
0 votes Share Flag Thu Jul 22, 2010 Home Buying in Stafford
Amy Burns, Real Estate Pro in Greenwood, IN
Amy Burns answered:
We need to rent a 5bed. 3 bath with finished basement,good schools and family neighborhood for under $2100/month
Let me know when you will be in the area and I will do my best to help you out. I know the Stafford Fredericksburg area well and we have many rental coming available soon. My office d ... more
0 votes Share Flag Mon May 10, 2010 Home Buying in Stafford
Alex Kim,  in Stafford, VA
Alex Kim answered:
How does a relocation buyout and short-sale work?
Hi Melissa, I understand your frustration and the complexness on this Contract between the Buyer, the Seller and the Relo. But I have to ask you, Do you have an real estate agent who i ... more
0 votes Share Flag Sun Mar 21, 2010 Home Buying in Stafford
Jennifer Riv…, Real Estate Pro in Fort Belvoir, VA
Jennifer Rivera answered:
What responsibilities come with a property if there is a cemetery on it?
Hello Mr. Rio,
The cemetery Committee Chairman for Stafford County is Anita Dodd; her contact information is ALDodd4@hotmail.com. I hope this is helpful.
If I can answer any other ... more
0 votes Share Flag Thu Jan 14, 2010 Home Buying in Stafford
Sandy Pearce,  in Fredericksburg, VA
Sandy Pearce answered:
if I'm pre-qualified in boston, ma and I want to buy my home in stafford, va how would that work?
I "second" the answers below. It's not difficult, with the internet and cell phones, to contact a local lender and would only take a short time to be pre-qualified. And remember that yo ... more
0 votes Share Flag Tue Dec 30, 2008 Home Buying in 22554
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