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Melissa Bark…, Real Estate Pro in Arlington County, VA
Melissa Barkalow answered:
I want to buy a condo in Arlington Courthouse area and I am looking at only post 2000 condos . Do older condos need a lot of repairs etc?
Hi

Now is a great time to buy with rates so low. Do keep in mind if you are thinking of going FHA to make sure the building is FHA approved.

As for buying newer vs older, it rea ... more
0 votes Share Flag Sun Oct 21, 2012 Home Buying in Arlington
Barbara Curry, Real Estate Pro in Virginia
Barbara Curry answered:
I live in India and want to give down payment for an apt .in Arlington . Can I get a loan and at what interest rates ?
Hi Balesh,
I am a Realtor who knows Arlington well. If we can discuss what you are thinking perhaps I can point you to a lender who can see what is possible.
You can reach me at
bar ... more
0 votes Share Flag Fri Jul 18, 2014 In My Neighborhood in 22201
Scott Godzyk, Real Estate Pro in 03109
Scott Godzyk answered:
Are there any rent to own properties anymore?
Most rent to own homes are not listed that way but listed for sale where the seller muct move but has not sold yet. your best bet is to work with a buyer agent who specializes in rent t ... more
0 votes Share Flag Mon Nov 19, 2012 Home Buying in 22204
Coral Gundla…, Real Estate Pro in Arlington County, VA
Coral Gundlach answered:
My wife and I are looking to buy and we would like to find an experienced Realtor that best matches our needs. Arlington, Loudon Cnty, & Fairfax
Hi Matt: I would be happy to meet with you and discuss how I can help you in your home search. I think you are smart to list exactly what you need in an agent. It would probably be b ... more
0 votes Share Flag Tue Sep 25, 2012 In My Neighborhood in 22203
Coral Gundla…, Real Estate Pro in Arlington County, VA
Coral Gundlach answered:
i would like to move and sell my house to another i was wondering if i added there name to the mortage too.
It depends on the kind of loan you have on your house and what the interest rate is, and buyer's ability to qualify etc. Typically, when you sell your house with a conventional mortga ... more
0 votes Share Flag Fri Oct 19, 2012 Home Buying in 22201
Juli Clifford…, Real Estate Pro in Arlington, VA
Juli Clifford and Crew answered:
My Daughter will be travel nursing in Georgetown for several months and we need to find her a safe nice place for about $1500/month. Are we nuts?
Hi Peter
She would need a short term rental. Georgetown is a reasonably safe area as there are so many college students, faculty and professionals living close to the university and h ... more
0 votes Share Flag Sat Jun 22, 2013 Rentals in Arlington
Marcia Burgos, Real Estate Pro in 22201
Marcia Burgos answered:
i am looking for a home walking distance to downtown silver spring
Is this address in MD? This is posted in Arlington Va. :) You can probably find something for that price but I no longer work in Maryland. Someone will post and ask to help you. I ... more
0 votes Share Flag Sun Sep 9, 2012 Home Buying in Arlington
Marcia Burgos, Real Estate Pro in 22201
Marcia Burgos answered:
Is this property for sale, 2 2nd Street, Arlington VA 22222?
The address doesn't seem to exist. Can you verify the address?
0 votes Share Flag Sun Sep 9, 2012 Home Buying in Arlington
Cecil Austria, Real Estate Pro in San Diego, CA
Cecil Austria answered:
Can anyone recommend a radon remediation firm doing work in Arlington, VA?
None that I know of but I posted a link below that should help you find one in the area.
0 votes Share Flag Sat Sep 8, 2012 Home Buying in Arlington
Jane Jensen, Real Estate Pro in 22207
Jane Jensen answered:
Is it a safe bet to buy a home in Arlington just to rent it out ?
It depends on what your goal is. The market here bottomed some time ago and prices are level with increases in some areas. If your goal is safety and positive appreciation, it's probabl ... more
0 votes Share Flag Sun Sep 9, 2012 Home Buying in Arlington
Erich Cabe, Real Estate Pro in Washington, DC
Erich Cabe answered:
I am living in India and my son lives in the U.S. Can I be a co -owner of a property in the U.S. if I give the down payment and he pays the mortgage
Yes, you can be both a co - owner, or you can simply gift your son the money for the down payment, which most lenders allow.
Erich Cabe
202-320-6469
0 votes Share Flag Sat Sep 8, 2012 Home Buying in Arlington
Nancy Milton…, Real Estate Pro in 62025
Nancy Milton Holtzscher answered:
Who usually pays for radon remediation, the seller or the buyer?
Hi, Tim:

That's a great question. You'll want to ask your Realtor what the rules are in Virginia.

Here in Southwestern Illinois our contact states that if there is an environmen ... more
0 votes Share Flag Sat Oct 20, 2012 Home Buying in Arlington
Brenda Rowe, Real Estate Pro in Arlington, VA
Brenda Rowe answered:
Is it customary to leave your refrigerator and or washer /dryer when you sell a home in Virginia?
Yes, it is expected, and if not there their removal will be received unfavorably by the potential buyer. They are scrapping up money for closing costs, downpayment, etc., and they do n ... more
0 votes Share Flag Tue Sep 25, 2012 Home Buying in Arlington
Paul Nguyen, Real Estate Pro in Arlington, VA
Paul Nguyen answered:
my husband is going to be at the National Guard Bureau in Arlington I need help finding a great apartment and school for my family to rent
I would be than happy to help you look for rentals. In regards to good school, due to fair housing laws, we are not able to recommend you schools, but if you go to http://www.greatscho ... more
0 votes Share Flag Fri Sep 7, 2012 Rentals in Arlington
Alexandra Ja…, Real Estate Pro in 20814
Alexandra Jadali answered:
i am indian citizen .i have been to usa only once on visitor visa. can i buy a house in texas and i have 500,000 us dollars to invest .?
Yes, you an buy a house with cash no matter what your citizenship is.
0 votes Share Flag Thu Aug 16, 2012 Home Buying in 22202
Daniel and T…, Real Estate Pro in 22207
Daniel and Tracy Pierson answered:
How much does a bedroom or bathroom add to the cost of a home in Arlington?
How many bedrooms and baths does your home have? Also, what's the approximate square footage of each home?

--Daniel
0 votes Share Flag Sat Jul 14, 2012 Home Buying in Arlington
Marcia Burgos, Real Estate Pro in 22201
Marcia Burgos answered:
Given the demand of homes in Arlington, I’ve heard it’s fairly standard for sellers NOT to pay commissions and closing costs. Is this true?
No. Not at all. Every deal is different. If a purchaser needs closing costs, sometimes they will raise the offer price in order to get the cash towards closing. You might want to sp ... more
0 votes Share Flag Fri Jul 13, 2012 Home Buying in Arlington
Marcia Burgos, Real Estate Pro in 22201
Marcia Burgos answered:
Our first lender was country wide and bank of america took over our loan and we make payments to bank of america. Now our house is underwater and we g
The only way they communicate with you is via mail. They will rarely reach out to help you unless you have initiated a short sale. Please call or e-mail me to discuss privately. If y ... more
0 votes Share Flag Tue Jul 3, 2012 Home Buying in 22201
Ron Thomas, Real Estate Pro in Fresno, CA
Ron Thomas answered:
If I have poor credit, is it possable to add my name to an existing mortgage?
What you are suggesting is ASSUMING the loan:
There are hardly any Assumable Loans done any more;
and in any case, you would have to go through the application and approval process to ... more
0 votes Share Flag Tue Jul 3, 2012 Home Buying in 22201
Jeanne Little, Real Estate Pro in Vienna, VA
Jeanne Little answered:
what is a cdmp loan? advantages/disadvantages
Maboop, That is a Wells Fargo loan Program "Community Development Mortgage Program". Contact a lender with Wells Fargo for further details.
0 votes Share Flag Mon Jun 18, 2012 Home Buying in Arlington
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