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Cindy Jones, Real Estate Pro in Alexandria, VA
Cindy Jones answered:
Does anyone know about how many former apartment renters have taken advantage of the first-time homebuyer tax credit?
From a Brookings Study:

"Approximately 1.9 million buyers are expected to receive the credit, but more than 85 percent of these would have bought a home without the credit. This ... more
0 votes Share Flag Sat Oct 17, 2009 Market Conditions in 22203
Chris Mundy, Real Estate Pro in District of Columbia
Chris Mundy answered:
How to find out who to talk to at Wachovia about specific property. House I am interested in just reverted to them. R
Ruth,

You usually need to get a lender at the bank or at Wells Fargo to do some legwork and look for the home. I assume you have the address? They can usually get the process going i ... more
0 votes Share Flag Fri Nov 6, 2009 Home Buying in 22201
CCC, Home Owner in San Diego, CA
CCC answered:
How can I put rental listings on Trulia?
Contact Trulia direct.

http://support.trulia.com/ics/support/default.asp?deptID=5412
0 votes Share Flag Tue Dec 13, 2011 For rent in 22201
James Gordon…, Real Estate Pro in Cincinnati, OH
James Gordon ABR PBD SFR SRS answered:
Is there any chance the President will cut the middle man (banks) out of some real estate transactions as he just announced with Pell Grants?
Hey Creative you can already cut the banks out of a real estate transaction. I have a couple of clients that i deal with that do it all the time. They purchase properties with cash, clo ... more
0 votes Share Flag Tue Sep 22, 2009 Financing in 22201
SANDY MARTIN, Real Estate Pro in Atlanta, GA
SANDY MARTIN answered:
Capital Gains Info -- Selling my primary residence due to job change within 6 months of home purchase
Check with www.clarkhoward.com or, as you suspected, ask a CPA. I think if you have lived in the home 2 out of any of the last 5 years you should be O.K., but verify this with an accou ... more
0 votes Share Flag Sat Sep 5, 2009 Home Selling in Arlington
Delaine Camp…, Real Estate Pro in Old Town, Alexandria,...
Delaine Campbell answered:
Should we sell our house in Arlington and move to Leesburg?
LOL, well only you all can make that decision!! I have to tell you I personally think Leesburg is a great place to live and super nice area - if you are close to the historic district/d ... more
0 votes Share Flag Mon Aug 17, 2009 Quality of Life in Arlington
Jowita, Real Estate Pro in Arlington County, VA
Jowita answered:
Is any one Fairlington condo association better than the others? At what rate have the condo fees increased?
Hi there,

I live in Fairlington.....great area and close to everything. The dues have increased from '08 to '09 about 6%. The board votes on the type of things they want done thus in ... more
0 votes Share Flag Wed Aug 5, 2009 Home Buying in Arlington
Colin Storm, Real Estate Pro in Falls Church, VA
Colin Storm answered:
how much has average prices fallen in past year in Zip code 22207?
From June to June prices have fallen 10.15% in 22207. Arlington as a whole fell only 1.9% versus 7.42% for all of Northern Virginia. Average sales price in Arlington overall is well bel ... more
0 votes Share Flag Fri Jul 31, 2009 Home Selling in 22207
Jon Paley, Real Estate Pro in 95602
Jon Paley answered:
I am an Indian citizen. Can I buy a house in the US and put it up for rent even if I have no legal status?
I work with many out of the country buyers who are doing exactly what you want to do. I have set up Escrow Accounts specifically for Real Estate investment. You can reach me by email at ... more
0 votes Share Flag Sun Oct 4, 2009 Home Buying in 22202
Lew Corcoran, Real Estate Pro in Easton, MA
Lew Corcoran answered:
If I find a roommate to sign a lease for one year or more, does this allow for better financing options?
No. income received from boarded or roomates is not used in determining whether you'll qualify or a mortgage. You must either stand on your own income and credit. If you need help in qu ... more
0 votes Share Flag Tue Jul 21, 2009 Financing in Arlington
Dana Schuster, Real Estate Pro in 70458
Dana Schuster answered:
If the cost of a home (800K) is greater than the amount of an FHA loan my downpayment (730 35K) can I get
No, but if you can come up with the difference on your own you can do the purchase. The amount you are qualified for is what is. No more!
0 votes Share Flag Wed Sep 9, 2009 Home Buying in 22207
Colin Storm, Real Estate Pro in Falls Church, VA
Colin Storm answered:
How much renovation is worthwhile when selling a 60-year old home?
David; it would be difficult to say without seeing the home itself and the trends nearby. You don't want to spend any money if someone is likely to come along and buy the home for the l ... more
0 votes Share Flag Tue May 19, 2009 Home Selling in Arlington
Jane Jensen, Real Estate Pro in 22207
Jane Jensen answered:
I signed a contract with a builder to buy a townhouse at 300K, however the house appraised for only 290k
You'll have to take a look at your contract. Generally, the lender sends out the appraiser and that is figure that is used. You'll neet to review the wording in your contract that refer ... more
0 votes Share Flag Wed Jun 10, 2009 Home Buying in 22202
Betsy Twigg, Real Estate Pro in Arlington, VA
Betsy Twigg answered:
can a condo buyer void a contract if contingencies are met but it is prior to closing date?
If all contingencies have been met, including review of condo documents, it will be difficult to void a contract. You might want to talk with a good real estate lawyer versed in voidi ... more
0 votes Share Flag Wed Jun 3, 2009 Home Buying in 22201
Coco, Other/Just Looking in Virginia
Coco asked:
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0 votes Share Flag Tue Apr 28, 2009 How To... in Arlington
Jane Jensen, Real Estate Pro in 22207
Jane Jensen answered:
Do you think Arlington will hold its value for the next 10 years with all the baby boomers moving South?
Absolutely. Some baby boomers will move south but many will stay here. We're already seeing people moving into Arlington to downsize from their empty nest extra large homes in Oakton an ... more
0 votes Share Flag Thu May 24, 2012 Market Conditions in 22204
Betsy Twigg, Real Estate Pro in Arlington, VA
Betsy Twigg answered:
Please send info on the single family home on 27th Rd N, Arlington, including address, can I see home?
Angela: Can you provide any address or general location for the house on 27th Rd. N. in Arlington? thank you - Betsy Twigg -703-967-4391 betsy.twigg@longandfoster.com
0 votes Share Flag Sun Apr 26, 2009 Home Buying in 22207
Colin Storm, Real Estate Pro in Falls Church, VA
Colin Storm answered:
Listing information different from the county record
What resource are you using for the comparison listing to Zillow? Trulia listings, MLS, tax records? Is the Zillow information an actual listing, or the general Zillow info on a propert ... more
0 votes Share Flag Sun Apr 12, 2009 Home Buying in Arlington
jmw, Real Estate Pro in Arlington, VA
jmw answered:
Neighborhoods for the Ideal Commute - Arlington, and...?
Falls Church City is an easy commute - you have metro and easy access to I66, Rte 50, Lee Highway, Rte 7.
0 votes Share Flag Wed Apr 8, 2009 General Area in 22204
Chris Harrell, Real Estate Pro in District of Columbia
Chris Harrell answered:
I've heard that length of employment is an important factor that lenders consider when going for a mortgage.
Hi. Lenders look at time on a job as a "compensating factor". This means if you have a low credit score, few assets, or a high debt-to-income ratio (DTI) then a long time on the job ca ... more
0 votes Share Flag Tue Aug 11, 2009 Financing in 22202
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