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Kent Tunell, Real Estate Pro in Leesburg, VA
Kent Tunell answered:
I'm planning to buy a home in Ashburn.Can anyone advise which would be better.A toll brothers house in ...
This may be a selfish answer, but I would recommend a Toll Brothers house....specifically the one I have listed, and as described in my brochure, which can be found at http://imagepro1. ... more
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Katina Geral…, Real Estate Pro in Wilmington, DE
Katina Geralis answered:
considering buying a second home at the Villages of Red Mill Pond in Lewes, DE.Any opinion or advice? H ...
I am quite familiar with this development, I actually just sold some clients of mine a home there. I am happy to speak to you more about it. There are many questions that come into pla ... more
0 votes Share Flag Wed Feb 16, 2011 Home Buying in Lewes
CJ Brasiel, Real Estate Pro in San Jose, CA
CJ Brasiel answered:
Hello, I am a first time buyer. Townhouse/SFH?
Brad -

Part of the answer depends on your lifestyle. Will you want a yard? Do you want a pool that may be offered by living in a complex? Are you looking for good school assignment ... more
0 votes Share Flag Wed Mar 16, 2011 Home Buying in 95129
Shawn Sidhu, Real Estate Pro in San Jose, CA
Shawn Sidhu answered:
FHA vs. No permits / unwarranted conversions???

Yes, its possible to get financing for an unpermitted garage to bedroom conversion which is quite common in many part of the Bay Areas. As long as the work is done in a workma ... more
0 votes Share Flag Mon Feb 7, 2011 Financing in Daly City
Mirna E John…, Real Estate Pro in Houston, TX
Mirna E Johnson answered:
Townhome vs SFH for a single female in Houston?

If you are working with a realtor, they should be working for you and what's in your best interest. Most townhomes do have maintenance fees that are either paid monthly o ... more
0 votes Share Flag Sun Apr 21, 2013 Home Buying in 77058
Scottsdalesc…, Real Estate Pro in Scottsdale, AZ
Scottsdalescott answered:
First time home buyer, single family or townhome?
In todays market as a buyer you have a lot of purchasing power. Find out from a qualified loan officer what you can be approved for price-wise, then look for a SF home that meets your ... more
0 votes Share Flag Tue Mar 22, 2011 Home Buying in Richmond
Arthur G. Wh…, Real Estate Pro in Oakland, CA
Arthur G. White answered:
TownHome vs TownHome Style Condo ?
The issue is more about appreciation and the availability of loans when it is time to sell or refinance. Although the terms are not always clear in their usage, the real difference is ... more
0 votes Share Flag Sat Mar 5, 2011 Home Buying in Dublin
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Voices Member answered:
Is it true that banks won't approve mortgage loan less than 65k?
Hi Lb!

No that is not true. Secure a Realtor and get with their mortgage source. Their mortgage person should be able to walk you thru the process. Also don't rule out a single ... more
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Danya Gresham, Real Estate Pro in Las Vegas, NV
Danya Gresham answered:
Looking for a realtor in the Las Vegas area, relocating and debating to buy or r ... home or condo looking to a 2bedrrom and 2 bath. ...
I can't believe this has been posted for a few hours, and no answer yet! That's good, means everyone is out working!

As far as renting vs. buying...without knowing yo ... more
0 votes Share Flag Fri Jan 28, 2011 Home Buying in Las Vegas
Richard "RJ" Kas answered:
What's the best way to invest in real estate in Los Angeles if you hv about ... - as a first time home buyer? Would you buy a? ...
Hi Nikki,
Are you looking to be an investor/landlord or a happy homeowner? If you are capable of showing full docs for a loan, you may qualify for an FHA loan and that would only requi ... more
0 votes Share Flag Sun Feb 24, 2013 Home Buying in Hollywood Hills
Anna Brocco, Real Estate Pro in Nassau County, NY
Anna Brocco answered:
I am looking to purchase my first investment property to hold and rent out. I am looking for a realtor who is experienced and preferably specializes
Consider interviewing in person a few agents, or as many as needed, from different realty companies, then choose the one you like best; ask about scheduling around your needs, who will ... more
0 votes Share Flag Thu Jan 2, 2014 Home Buying in 55124
Reid  Kaplan, Real Estate Pro in Playa Vista, CA
Reid Kaplan answered:
Interest rates and home prices. Shouldn't agents know?
In theory, you are correct, and as you mentioned there are many factors other than interest rates that affect home prices, so in reality there is not a direct relationship. Of course, ... more
0 votes Share Flag Fri Jan 14, 2011 Home Buying
Cindy Jones, Real Estate Pro in Alexandria, VA
Cindy Jones 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.
Don't even try to use the square footage numbers in the MLS or tax records as a gauge for buying a condo or home. There are lots of inaccuracies in both sets of numbers. Total sq ... more
0 votes Share Flag Mon Dec 20, 2010 Home Buying in Reston
Nazila Pace…, Home Seller in Orange County, CA
Nazila Pace O'Flanagan answered:
I would love to move to Irvine, Ca, but I don't want to spend more than 250k for a home. I don' ...
Dear Commenter,

I have to be honest with you. I live in Irvine and have lived in Orange County for 21 years. But if you do not want to spend more than $250K in Irvine and less than ... more
0 votes Share Flag Mon Jan 3, 2011 Home Buying in Irvine
Tim Moore, Real Estate Pro in Nags Head, NC
Tim Moore answered:
I will be renting my first own place in a couple of months, and want an estate agent to find the right place for me. Who is to pay the comission?
If I understand the question, the owner of the property pays the agent(s) their commissions.
0 votes Share Flag Sat May 18, 2013 Rental Basics in Alexandria
Brandon Denm…, Real Estate Pro in Pacifica, CA
Brandon Denman answered:
What’s the best first time home buying strategy for the Peninsula?
Hi Oliver,

Your situation is very common. When a couple has their first child, they tend to want to get out of a rental and into a home (or condo/TH) that they own. It is beneficial ... more
0 votes Share Flag Fri Dec 17, 2010 Home Buying in San Mateo
Richard Schu…, Real Estate Pro in Los Angeles, CA
Richard Schulman answered:
what is the average annual home appreciation , condo vs. single family home , in Westwood 90024 in the last ...
Homes have been declining in value in 90024 in the last 3 years. The area has declined by about 25% or so over the last 3 years.

Richard Schulman
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0 votes Share Flag Sat Jan 4, 2014 Home Buying in 90024
Greg Fowler, Real Estate Pro in 75238
Greg Fowler answered:
I'm 52, a veteran, first time home buyer. great credit, live alone. Should I buy a single family or ...
Mr Renter,

Sounds like you are in a great position to buy either. I believe your decision is a lifestyle choice. A townhome can offer reduced maintenance, common area features, a c ... more
0 votes Share Flag Sat Aug 9, 2014 Home Buying in 75254
Patterson Ra…, Real Estate Pro in Austin, TX
Patterson Rausch Residential answered:
My real estate agent says that the market here in TX reminds him of what happened in AZ. Is it just slow because of the holidays?

Your agent can help you with the current comps, as a Zestimate is not always a good indicator of value. Personally, I wish my Zestimate was right for my home, but that ... more
0 votes Share Flag Fri Nov 19, 2010 Home Selling in North Dallas
Rob Spinosa, Real Estate Pro in Mill Valley, CA
Rob Spinosa answered:
What is the difference between a condo and a townhouse?

Very good question. Both properties fall under the general heading of common interest developments (CID's). Outside of that, it has been my experience that the classifi ... more
0 votes Share Flag Thu May 16, 2013 Home Buying in 12065
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