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Ed Boner, Real Estate Pro in Fernandina Beach, FL
Ed Boner answered:
Should the listing agent make time to show their homes to prospective buyers?
It is almost never a good idea to bring too many people to a showing. Occasionally, a high price range or very detailed showing requires the listing agent to be present to assist. Oth ... more
0 votes Share Flag Sat Mar 14, 2015 Home Selling in 20121
Heather Sing, Renter in Centreville, VA
Heather Sing asked:
What's the typical commission owners pay to have their property managed by a management company? I am trying to get out of my lease and the management company told me the owner paid a $3,000 commission and we would be responsible for the prorated amount which is about $165 a month.…
0 votes Share Flag Wed Mar 11, 2015 Home Buying in 20121
Heather Sing, Renter in Centreville, VA
Heather Sing asked:
I am hoping to buy a new home and it's expected to be built in July but my current lease ends October 31st. Any advice on how to get out of the? lease? We love the new home but can't afford to double up on rent and mortgage. We can break the lease but we are responsible for rent and utilities until the management company finds…
0 votes Share Flag Wed Mar 11, 2015 Home Buying in 20121
Kenneth Wang, Real Estate Pro in Centreville, VA
Kenneth Wang answered:
if it has no preference for the pet policy does that mean it it negotiable then if so what is the deposit once when moving in or on top of rent
If it was entered in the MLS as no preference then it might have been the mistake of the agent. If you have a Realtor you're currently working with, ask them to call the listing agent t ... more
0 votes Share Flag Sun Jun 1, 2014 Rentals in 20121
Joann L. Pro…, Real Estate Pro in Fairfax, VA
Joann L. Prociv answered:
I am in a dispute with my former property management company. The dispute is over a broken window which was determined not to be the tenant’s fault.
I am not privy to all the lease information for your former rental, but perhaps you can contact the Northern Virginia Association of Realtors in Arlington for advice. They have attorne ... more
0 votes Share Flag Mon Feb 3, 2014 Rentals in 20121
Marie Souza…, Real Estate Pro in Centerville, MA
Marie Souza Team answered:
How can I find out the name of the attorney who closed on my house about 7 years ago? In refinancing again, I'm being told it wasn't done
How did you make out on the above? Give us an update!
0 votes Share Flag Fri Dec 6, 2013 Home Selling in 20121
Faiza Alvi, Real Estate Pro in Woodbridge, VA
Faiza Alvi answered:
home selling 32174

Seems like you have not completed your questions. Anyhow are you looking to sell in this zip code or looking to buy? Either way I can help to get connected to an agent there who ... more
0 votes Share Flag Mon Nov 25, 2013 Home Selling in 20121
Akil Walker, Real Estate Pro in Bowie, MD
Akil Walker answered:
Is it a bad idea to purchase if we will be living in the area for 3-5 years?

It depends on what is the plan after you move. In 5 years will you want to sell it or rent it out? Historically homes have appreciated at 4% average a year. That does not mean ... more
0 votes Share Flag Fri Sep 20, 2013 Home Buying in 20121
Looking for a…, Other/Just Looking in 32308
Looking for a house answered:
I am being charged extra for a short term rental. After moving in they started construction on my building, ripping off the siding, stonework.help!
Take pictures from inside to show proof and outside as well. Record the noise!
0 votes Share Flag Wed Sep 19, 2012 Rentals in 20121
Jeanne Feeni…, Real Estate Pro in Basking Ridge, NJ
Jeanne Feenick (908) 337-0943 answered:
I closed on selling my house and the seller was supposed to close the next day, but didn't. Almost 3 wks later still not closed. Put stuff in
Most likely you are - you may be able to work out some sort of reimbursement if the delay warrants. But generally I find that closing dates, while hugely important targets, are just tha ... more
0 votes Share Flag Wed Sep 14, 2011 Home Selling in 20121
David Rogoff…, Real Estate Pro in Brooklyn, NY
David Rogoff and Bonnie Chernin answered:
When should I lower my list price?
Dear M. Lyons:

Most realtors in Brooklyn NY recommend to their clients to implement a price improvement (reduction) every 30-45 days. This is true if there have been no offers and i ... more
0 votes Share Flag Wed Nov 17, 2010 Home Selling in 20121
Cindy Jones, Real Estate Pro in Alexandria, VA
Cindy Jones answered:
is buying a short sale bad?
Anyone notice this question is from October 2009?
0 votes Share Flag Fri Oct 29, 2010 Home Buying in 20121
Brian Halste…, Real Estate Pro in Miami, FL
Brian Halstead answered:
After going to closing is there a time frame in which the buyer can back out of the contract?
Hi Robin,

This varies from city to city in Miami-Dade Florida you can back out of a condo purchase within a certain time frame 3days for new and 15 days for a resale. In your cas ... more
0 votes Share Flag Fri Oct 29, 2010 Home Selling in 20121
Pat Samson R…, Real Estate Pro in Centreville, VA
Pat Samson Realtor answered:
Is Centreville still a good place to live?
Hey LF,

I've lived in Centreville since 1986. I've raised 2 kids and 2 dogs and I've loved every minute out here. I originally grew up in Vienna, Va. which is now know ... more
0 votes Share Flag Tue Apr 20, 2010 Home Buying in 20121
Jay Hurst, Real Estate Pro in 22101
Jay Hurst answered:
I bought a house with my fiance - do we both qualify for the $7,500 first time homebuyer credit?
It did take a while to see this one! I would imagine your taxes are done.

The simple answer is - check the rules for how it applies - we have it on our web site here:
http://www.mcl ... more
0 votes Share Flag Tue Apr 28, 2009 Home Buying in 20121
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