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Daniel Casta…, Real Estate Pro in Lynchburg, VA
Daniel Castagna answered:
I am buying a house in falls church, va. It is a new house that has been on the market for a year. The seller ran out of money and didn't get
Stanley,

Yes this is pretty common. The repairs have to be made prior to closing and usually the appriaser has to go back out to the house to make sure the work has been completed.
0 votes Share Flag Sun Dec 20, 2009 Financing in 22042
Lauryn Eadie, Real Estate Pro in Reston, VA
Lauryn Eadie answered:
Larger, Nicer house in Pimmit vs Smaller and Needing Work in McLean?
Marc...I would agree...Mclean has an enormous potential for resale value...granted I have not seen the houses, however, Mclean is generally ranked one of the top cities in Virginia...as ... more
0 votes Share Flag Sun Sep 13, 2009 Home Buying in 22043
Saab Realtors,  in Vienna, VA
Saab Realtors answered:
We just sold our house and now I discover that I didn't get any money back for termite inspection. I paid the renewal that was due 8/1/09 ( they
Normally termite inspection is paid by the purchaser.
Check the reports from both the inspections.
Sometimes termite inspection is done by a home inspector who can only inspect for po ... more
0 votes Share Flag Wed Sep 9, 2009 Home Selling in 22046
Don Tepper, Real Estate Pro in Burke, VA
Don Tepper answered:
what does "buyer must execute all bank addendums" mean and why would this be put in a listing?
It means the bank has various conditions attached to the purchase. And for you to buy, you must agree to them. It'd be put into the listing because the bank has the conditions, and ... more
0 votes Share Flag Sat Sep 5, 2009 Home Buying in Falls Church
Vicky Chrisn…, Real Estate Pro in Purcellvile, VA
Vicky Chrisner answered:
This 2112 Pimmit Ln house in Fallschurch 22043 fits my budget but I am a bit worry about the crime statistic
As a real estate agent I can not answer that question. I just wonder, are you looking at the crime stats for the zip code? for Falls Church? Or for 2112 Pimmit Ln? My best advice... ... more
0 votes Share Flag Mon Aug 17, 2015 Crime & Safety in 22043
Jerry Mills, Real Estate Pro in Culpeper, VA
Jerry Mills answered:
I am wanting to purchase this REO from IndyMac bank, and the house is neeting some repair.
You should get a Realtor to give you a CMA, then get 3 quotes on the cost of the repairs.
0 votes Share Flag Sat Sep 5, 2009 Foreclosure in 22046
Monika Kumar, Real Estate Pro in Reston, VA
Monika Kumar answered:
Would it be smart to buy a house to flip within a year in Northern Virginia in this economic climate?
i personally would rent or buy a property by a longer vision. Falls Church is metro area so renting the property should be easy.

think long term.. one year is too short vision.
0 votes Share Flag Thu Jul 9, 2009 Home Buying in Falls Church
Glenda Cherry, Real Estate Pro in Herndon, VA
Glenda Cherry answered:
Buying a small condo near Washington, DC
Taking off my Realtor hat for a moment ... trust your gut, it's usually right.

Putting my Realtor hat back on ... doing business with family can be okay as long as you remember it's ... more
0 votes Share Flag Mon Jul 6, 2009 Home Buying in Falls Church
Monika Kaiser, Real Estate Pro in Arlington, VA
Monika Kaiser answered:
I offered full asking price on a condo in orlando no mortage was will to pay in full if needed but was
Maureen,
I t seems that you made a pretty good offer and I can understand your frustration. The only explanation would be that someone offered more than you. Were you asked by the list ... more
0 votes Share Flag Thu Aug 13, 2009 Home Buying in 22043
Lauryn Eadie, Real Estate Pro in Reston, VA
Lauryn Eadie answered:
How do I find the Market Value and comprables for Residential Real Estate in the Falls Church Va zip code?
are you looking for the 1969 comparables or comparables for a house built in 1969....for the later, you can visit a program I offer to my clients at www.isellfairfaxareahomes.com. This ... more
0 votes Share Flag Tue Jun 2, 2009 Home Selling in Falls Church
Ron,  in Phoenix, AZ
Ron answered:
if my offer on a bank owned property wass rejected by the bank,do i get an answer from the bank why it got
No. More often than not the offer was rejected because it was too low. They may have also received a higher offer. Banks these days are very busy and understaffed in areas like real est ... more
0 votes Share Flag Fri May 22, 2009 Home Buying in 22043
Michelle Buc…, Real Estate Pro in Washington, DC
Michelle Buckman answered:
Thoughts on Carol Square neighborhood of Falls Church?
Below are several websites you can look at to find out about various neighborhoods. When asked about neighborhoods, I always direct my clients to the websites below. My clients find t ... more
0 votes Share Flag Thu May 21, 2009 Crime & Safety in 22042
Tony Grech, Real Estate Pro in Southfield, MI
Tony Grech answered:
can i renegotiate an approved short sale by the lender (haven't closed yet)?
Hi MVP,
Do you have a buyer's agent working for you? If so then you should ask their advice. A tax assessment is not really a true indicator of value. If you are getting a mortgage ... more
0 votes Share Flag Mon Mar 30, 2009 Home Buying in 22042
Glenda Cherry, Real Estate Pro in Herndon, VA
Glenda Cherry answered:
is there a correlation between the fairfax county assessment and fair market value? i
The Fairfax County assessments are supposed to represent 100% of fair market value as of January 1. In reality, however, the assessments are simply mass estimations based on previous s ... more
0 votes Share Flag Fri Jan 27, 2012 Home Buying in 22042
Vicky Chrisn…, Real Estate Pro in Purcellvile, VA
Vicky Chrisner answered:
Help me understand, why all the single family home tours?
It is personal preference, Sammie... and yours is clear. I don't get it. Are you working with a buyers agent? They should be asking what YOU want, and helping you find it. I'd love ... more
0 votes Share Flag Mon Mar 15, 2010 Home Buying in 22044
Luisa Rodrig…, Real Estate Pro in Woodbridge, VA
Luisa Rodriguez answered:
What financing options are there for first time homebuyers?
Talk to a loan officer so that they can give you advice based on your particular situation. However, yes, there are other options out there. FHA loans allow you to put only 3.5% down. ... more
0 votes Share Flag Fri Feb 20, 2009 Financing in 22044
Monika Kumar, Real Estate Pro in Reston, VA
Monika Kumar answered:
Is there anything wrong with working with 2 different agents when searching for a home?
I call Real Estate very local, agents have to know the community to match your needs and the houses. To serve my clients best I feel its so hard being here and showing all is fair to my ... more
0 votes Share Flag Wed Feb 18, 2009 Home Buying in 22044
Bill Eckler, Real Estate Pro in Venice, FL
Bill Eckler answered:
Is it worth it for me to refinance now?
Chris,

It may......
Our recommendation is to contact a loan specialist for your specific needs. He/she will be able to provide you with the input you require to make an informed de ... more
0 votes Share Flag Fri Aug 14, 2009 Financing in 22043
Monika Kumar,  in Sterling, VA
Monika Kumar answered:
What is the complete process on buying a Short Sale? When is the inspection done and appraisal needed?
After the short sale is approved, I recommend invest buyer money into the property like getting appraisal and Home inspection even though most of them are AS IS.
Short Sales can be han ... more
0 votes Share Flag Sun Nov 9, 2008 Home Buying in Falls Church
J R,  in New York, NY
J R answered:
I'm worried about an Exclusive Buyer's Agreement, particularly a part about the Broker's Fee...
This is a question you should ask the agent to explain to you. It sounds as if the agent will accept what the coop fee is as long as the fee is between 2.5 and 4%. If it is less, you wi ... more
0 votes Share Flag Sat Nov 1, 2008 Home Buying in Falls Church
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