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Deborah Garv…, Real Estate Pro in San Diego, CA
Deborah Garvin answered:
I'm a first time buyer - what exactly do I need to buy a house?
A job, income and assets. And a talented mortgage professional. And a stellar buyers agent. In that order.

Seriously, generally two years consistent employment and/or an education ... more
0 votes Share Flag Wed Nov 16, 2011 Home Buying in 22305
Abu Musa, Real Estate Pro in New York, NY
Abu Musa answered:
broker revealed personal information to potential buyer
If sellers signed the privacy form which described not do reveal the phone number,then listing agent not suppose to reveal the phone number.
0 votes Share Flag Sat Oct 20, 2012 Home Selling in 22305
Vicky Chrisn…, Real Estate Pro in Purcellvile, VA
Vicky Chrisner answered:
What is the smartest way to sell a house and buy in a new state?
Contract to close, in most markets, it is 30-60 days. I don't know what average marketing time in your area is. I would start with contacting agents in both markets and getting t ... more
0 votes Share Flag Sat Sep 17, 2011 Home Selling in 22310
Hal Sadler, Real Estate Pro in Alexandria, VA
Hal Sadler answered:
I'm considering buying a house along Telegraph Rd. However, although not visible from the property, there are huge power lines 2,000 feet away...
You are right to include this as one of the many things to consider when buying a home....I have clients who have purchased in the area near those lines , actually much closer than the ... more
0 votes Share Flag Mon May 14, 2012 Home Buying in 22310
Christopher…, Real Estate Pro in Tarrytown, NY
Christopher Pagli answered:
i am considering putting my condo on the market, i have not done any updates. is it better to market w/o the updates so that a potential buyer can.?
Hi, It partially depends on how long you've owned it, the values in your area and what else is on the market. Typically kitchens and bathrooms bring the best return, you want to m ... more
0 votes Share Flag Mon Sep 5, 2011 In My Neighborhood in 22304
Sally Grenier, Real Estate Pro in Boulder, CO
Sally Grenier answered:
Do banks renegotiate rates on existing loans in lieu of refinancing?
You can ask, but they most likely want to do a regular refi. I would talk to another lender or mortgage broker and see what they have to offer. It's great that you have good cred ... more
0 votes Share Flag Sun Aug 21, 2011 Financing in Alexandria
Sally Grenier, Real Estate Pro in Boulder, CO
Sally Grenier answered:
how is the neighbor hood?
What neighborhood are you referring to?
0 votes Share Flag Thu Aug 11, 2011 In My Neighborhood in 22309
Brent Kluge, Real Estate Pro in Bel Air, MD
Brent Kluge answered:
looking for lots to build a wheelchair accessable 4 bedroom house. Alexahdria area.
I can help you with the financing... In addition, you may want to consider buying an existing home and renovating it for mobility. I have done hundreds of them and would be delighted ... more
0 votes Share Flag Fri Sep 16, 2011 General Area in Alexandria
Melissa Bark…, Real Estate Pro in Washington, DC
Melissa Barkalow answered:
Appraisal for condo is $52,000 under my offer. Both sell/buy realtors think appraiser included too many short sales. Advice?

The listing realtor or owner should write a letter in appeal of the low appraisal price. If you as the buyer had the appraisal contingency in there, you now have an negotiating p ... more
0 votes Share Flag Tue Oct 2, 2012 Home Buying in Alexandria
Cindy Jones, Real Estate Pro in Alexandira, VA
Cindy Jones answered:
I found a home to rent which is what we have been looking for in Kingstowne Alexandria...we are in Hawaii so I had my friend look at it for me.
Hazel-Is your friend working with a Realtor to help you find a property to rent? The owner should be willing to show you recent mortgage statements that shows they are not currently in ... more
0 votes Share Flag Tue Oct 2, 2012 Rentals in Alexandria
Azam Ebrahem…,  in Alexandria, VA
Azam Ebrahemia answered:
Where can I find A rent to own house or doublewide in southwest virginia.?
Very easy, If you call me I will explain it to you.
0 votes Share Flag Tue Jul 12, 2011 Home Buying in Southwest Quadrant
Kareem Flemi…, Real Estate Pro in Alexandria, VA
Kareem Fleming answered:
What happens to the income from a commercial property while it is in foreclosure?
If the property is foreclosed on, then the owner technically does not own the property anymore therefore would not be entitled to collect the income produced by the property. If the pro ... more
0 votes Share Flag Wed Dec 18, 2013 Foreclosure in 22307
Lori Jeltema, Real Estate Pro in Newport News, VA
Lori Jeltema answered:
second home as rental property to help out with paying two mortgages, do i need to get bussiness license or permit?
You'll want to talk to an attorney who specializes in business licenses to see if it benefits you. The protection of having a license and placing your properties in that name are ... more
0 votes Share Flag Mon Sep 5, 2011 Financing in 22311
Scott Godzyk, Real Estate Pro in Manchester, NH
Scott Godzyk answered:
I have sent to emails from this website to visit listing for viewing. I received no responses. Can you help me? Rental is 137 E. Reed Ave. Alex. VA
Glenn did you send the reply direct to the listing agent, click on their profile and then contact them direct, if you post it here, chances are they wont see it unless they are checking ... more
0 votes Share Flag Fri May 11, 2012 For Rent in Alexandria
Jim McCowan, Real Estate Pro in Arlington, VA
Jim McCowan answered:
What was the original price of this place in 1983?I sold 304 Princess St in August for $675K and netted $400K from that sale plus earlier equity.
The MLS desn't go back to 1983. You can look up the Alexandria City tax records and find out.
0 votes Share Flag Sun May 22, 2011 Home Buying in Old Town
Karen Mathers, Real Estate Pro in Vero Beach, FL
Karen Mathers answered:
If I want to buy a short sale house whose note is held through a certain bank, would it be significantly beneficial to purchase the home through them?
I have never had a short sale negotiator pay any attention to where the buyer is getting the loan from. Your lender will not be able to contact the short sale department to get them to ... more
0 votes Share Flag Thu Apr 28, 2011 Home Buying in 22304
Melissa Bark…, Real Estate Pro in Washington, DC
Melissa Barkalow answered:
4109 MESA WAY alexandria va 22312

I am sorry they have accepted another contract on this house and would only be taking back-up offers. Please let me know if you are looking in this area. I would be happy to ema ... more
0 votes Share Flag Tue Apr 5, 2011 In My Neighborhood in 22312
Sameer Punja…, Real Estate Pro in Vallejo, CA
Sameer Punjani answered:
If a bank counter offer at one price, and i offer the asking price, can the bank come back and ask for more money?
If you agree to what the banks counter is, and everyone signs a contract, then thats the price. They can't go back and change the price on you once you have a signed agreement.
0 votes Share Flag Mon Sep 5, 2011 Foreclosure in 22307
Cindy Jones, Real Estate Pro in Alexandira, VA
Cindy Jones answered:
Is it a good time to develop townhouse condos in Old Town? Is the market strong enough to develop and sell w/in the next 12 months?

I would expect your market research would look at the current townhouse condo inventory and the market absorption rate. Price point in Old Town will be a major factor as well. ... more
0 votes Share Flag Fri Mar 18, 2011 Market Conditions in 22314
Anna M Brocco, Real Estate Pro in Williston Park, NY
Anna M Brocco answered:
In order to best protect yourself and any other assets you may have, do consult with an attorney who specializes in real estate before considering any such scenario...if you cannot affo ... more
0 votes Share Flag Thu Jan 6, 2011 Foreclosure in Alexandria
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