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Cindy Jones, Real Estate Pro in Alexandria, VA
Cindy Jones answered:
What is the best Flat Fee website to list a Rental property on MLS.?
Put the property on Military by Owner and Craig's list instead.
0 votes Share Flag Tue Apr 2, 2013 Home Buying in Sterling
Matt Elliott, Real Estate Pro in 20148
Matt Elliott answered:
I was looking to purchase a condo in the arcola center community built by Ryan Homes. How is the airplane noise in this area?
Hi RB - you are a little further West of Dulles than you would be in Centreville or Chantilly, so the airport noise is not as bad as if you were directly below the flight path when flig ... more
0 votes Share Flag Wed Mar 13, 2013 Home Buying in 20166
Roger Nakaza…, Real Estate Pro in Reston, VA
Roger Nakazawa answered:
I want to rent out my current home and use that income to buy a new house. Is there any lender out there only need to see the rental lease?
I do not know of any lending institutions that would need to see the lease only. The lending criteria has become very strict over the last seveal years. I believe they would need to see ... more
0 votes Share Flag Tue Apr 2, 2013 Home Buying in Sterling
Ron Thomas, Real Estate Pro in Fresno, CA
Ron Thomas answered:
Buyer's Loan Denied 1 Day before Closing - We've Moved/House is Empty.
In this Market; this can happen.
Now, you can move left, or you can move right; what is your goal?
If your Goal is to sell the house, you may want to help and work with the Buyers you ... more
0 votes Share Flag Tue Oct 23, 2012 Home Buying in Sterling
Steve Quinta…, Real Estate Pro in Albuquerque, NM
Steve Quintana answered:
We prequalified for a mortgage, the builder insists that we submit an application and get preapproved by their designated lender. Is this legal?
Good question. I hope someone knows if this is contrary to a statute, rule or the common law.

Another question is what is the practical effect of requiring an application and prea ... more
0 votes Share Flag Sun Jun 3, 2012 Home Buying in 20165
Martin H. Th…, Real Estate Pro in Vienna, VA
Martin H. Thomas answered:
Trying to buy a house in NOVA. I've been told by several Realtors I can't buy a house because I want to use (and pre-qualified) a VA Loan.
Hello Duck,

Have you talked at all with a loan officer about getting pre-qualified for a VA Loan?

If you don't have a lender, I can recommend a few for you to talk with, and ... more
0 votes Share Flag Fri Aug 3, 2012 Home Buying in Sterling
Tish Thompson, Real Estate Pro in Bristow, VA
Tish Thompson answered:
Would banks grant a 1 day extension to close a short sale? Loan is approved but closing date was last Friday.Thanks
Ideally you should request the extension prior to closing. Most banks don't have a problem with it, mostly because they make more money from it....extensions are not free. I rece ... more
0 votes Share Flag Tue May 3, 2011 Home Buying in 20164
Jim McCowan…, Real Estate Pro in Arlington, VA
Jim McCowan (703) 395-0166 answered:
Do builders like Toll Bros pay agents at settlement who bring in a buyer? I heard they pay up to 5%...Is it fair to ask my agent for 1 or 2%?
The commission will be in the contract. I don't understand why buyers think agents should give them part of their commission. I wonder how many buyers would agree to give back pa ... more
0 votes Share Flag Mon Dec 15, 2014 Home Buying in 20165
Vicky Chrisn…, Real Estate Pro in 20132
Vicky Chrisner answered:
Short Sale closing Date Looming
you need to work through the listing agent and request an extension. i have had no problem getting an extension when there's been a replacement buyer if everything else is good, e ... more
0 votes Share Flag Sat Nov 21, 2009 Home Buying in 20164
Dina Azzam, Real Estate Pro in 20165
Dina Azzam answered:
With $520k to $550 k avail for single family w/ brick front & main level library/study...Q: where to spend?
I would really advise you to go visit all these communiites at different times. Try the commute to work during rush hour, go to some restaurants in these areas, or talk to some resident ... more
0 votes Share Flag Tue Mar 10, 2009 Home Buying in Sterling
Yona Bello, Real Estate Pro in Studio City, CA
Yona Bello answered:
We made an offer on a short sale house. On the property listings, the property is now listed as cntg/ no ko.
Dear LV,

I know this is frustrating, but this is the scenario with short sales. If you are being represented by a Realtor, have they tried to see why you have not been contacted?
... more
0 votes Share Flag Sun Mar 8, 2009 Home Buying in 20166
Bosley Team, Real Estate Pro in 85234
Bosley Team answered:
I'm currently in the process of purchasing a house (a bank approved short sale) that has what we believe to
Are you working with a Real Estate Agent? If so, talk to them about your options... Either way, you should make sure you understand the eviction process in your area. You may also w ... more
0 votes Share Flag Thu Jan 1, 2009 Home Buying in 20165
Danilo Bogda…, Real Estate Pro in Reston, VA
Danilo Bogdanovic answered:
I am interested in buying a single house within these zip codes: 20165,20171? 3 Bed, garage, Basement.Any?
Niaz,

Yes, there are plenty of 3 bedroom homes with a garage and basement available in Sterling and Herndon.

If you let me know exactly what you're looking for, I'll send you a l ... more
0 votes Share Flag Thu Nov 5, 2009 Home Buying in 20165
Glenda Cherry, Real Estate Pro in Herndon, VA
Glenda Cherry answered:
Why is there a huge price disparity (for SFH) within zip code 20165 Sterling VA? Thanks!
Without more information, it's hard to give you an answer. Part of the disparity may be caused by the number of foreclosures and short sales in Sterling. When an agent lists a home as ... more
0 votes Share Flag Fri Oct 15, 2010 Home Buying in 20165
Pacita C Dim…, Real Estate Pro in Alameda, CA
Pacita C Dimacali answered:
Are you able to put an offer on a house even though you already have a offer on a different short sale?
This is an ethical dilemma that we are encountering more frequently because of the length of time it takes for short sale negotiatiors to respond to an offer. On more than one occasion, ... more
0 votes Share Flag Mon Jun 2, 2008 Home Buying in 20164
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