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Albert Sing, Renter in Centreville, VA
Albert Sing asked:
My realtor refuses to come to the pre-drywall even though I made it clear I would like her there just in case. She says it's just a formality. She also wanted to reduce our title fees and when she sent in a comparison estimate of the closing costs, she sent an estimate that was HIGHER! We already signed a contract with this realtor.…
0 votes Share Flag Thu Jul 16, 2015 Home Buying in 20121
Albert Sing, Renter in Centreville, VA
Albert 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
Albert Sing, Renter in Centreville, VA
Albert 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
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?
MM,


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
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
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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