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Property4pea…, Home Buyer in Ashburn, VA
Property4peanuts answered:
Fees for Australian resident buying property in USA
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0 votes Share Flag Tue Jan 7, 2014 Home Buying in 20147
Bree Lawrence, Real Estate Pro in Loudoun County, VA
Bree Lawrence answered:
How to make sure lender is offering fair mortgage rate and not overcharging loan costs?
Hi-I always 'stress' to my clients to get at least 2-3 Lender Good Faith Estimates(GFE's). Dont feel bad, its like shopping for a car, but bigger. Do you go to the first dealer and ta ... more
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Beth Seifart, Real Estate Pro in Leesburg, VA
Beth Seifart answered:
Planning to buy a home directly from a seller/realtor
An agent can help you make sure you are not paying too much for the home. A good agent can pull up comps for you that will show what other similar homes in the area have sold for. This ... more
0 votes Share Flag Mon Aug 26, 2013 Home Buying in 20147
Beth Seifart, Real Estate Pro in Leesburg, VA
Beth Seifart answered:
What to do if there is a mistake in appraisal report?
This is a very good question. Depending on who set things up have them get in touch with the appraiser. A reputable one should re-evaluate the appraisal based on your questions and ha ... more
0 votes Share Flag Sun Aug 25, 2013 Home Buying in 20147
Andy Cormack, Real Estate Pro in 37211
Andy Cormack answered:
We don't have a lot of money for a down payment. Probably only 20K does that mean we can't buy?
No not at all. There are certainly loan products out there to suit your needs. In fact no down payment loans are available at super competitive rates. Call a lender to talk about USDA L ... more
0 votes Share Flag Fri Aug 23, 2013 Home Buying in 20147
Kamal Singh, Real Estate Pro in Ashburn, VA
Kamal Singh answered:
Rental property potential in One Loudon
Sridhar
I might be late in answering. but as a investor myself I will suggest buy something which has positive cash flow in current market. nobody can predict future growth poten ... more
0 votes Share Flag Mon Feb 18, 2013 Home Buying in 20147
F.L., Home Buyer in Ashburn, VA
F.L. answered:
We are planning to buy a condo in Dulles Parkway Center, Ashburn VA. The lower condo is around 1560 sqft for around $310k. Is it a good buy?
The builder, K Hovnanian, has a poor record of customer service after the sale. It is difficult to get them to respond to requests to "finish" what they promised. We do NOT recommend an ... more
0 votes Share Flag Sat Dec 22, 2012 Home Buying in 20147
Misty Mount, Real Estate Pro in Yorktown, VA
Misty Mount answered:
What to do if there is a mistake in appraisal report?
Talk to your agent about it first. The deficiencies may or may not even help the final value. It is very difficult to appeal anappraisal.
0 votes Share Flag Wed Aug 29, 2012 Home Buying in 20147
Matt Elliott, Real Estate Pro in 20148
Matt Elliott answered:
I was wondering if i buy a home that is 20-30 years old, and if i want to resell after 10 years. Will the age of the home be a issue?
Sazia - not any more than it is today. And so therefore, if you're buying it today with few concerns, the next buyer will likely have the same type of concerns. So long as it's in the ... more
0 votes Share Flag Wed Aug 15, 2012 Home Buying in 20147
Robert Lambe…, Real Estate Pro in Lansdowne, VA
Robert Lambert answered:
Hi looking to buy townhome or courtyard home in Ashburn .which area has the best schools for children(all levels)and mixed community ?
Lansdowne on the Potomac has several patio and townhomes available. Read the reviews on the Loudoun County school system.
0 votes Share Flag Wed Jun 13, 2012 Home Buying in 20147
Carol Czarko…, Real Estate Pro in Gainesville, VA
Carol Czarkowski answered:
Could someone please explain to me what the difference between a short sale and a bank owned property is?
To add to the other comments, a bank owned property can get to settlement within a month where a short sale can take anywhere from six weeks to a year to get to settlement. When buying ... more
0 votes Share Flag Mon Apr 9, 2012 Home Buying in 20147
Steve Campot, Real Estate Pro in Ashburn, VA
Steve Campot answered:
We are looking for new townhome in 20147 VA. Which is a better option Pulte Goose creek or NV Homes StoneBrige? Pls suggest. We work in herndon.
There are a lot more choices for you in 20148. I highly recommend that you contact an experienced agent to help you through the process. The builder pays the commission so it is at no ... more
0 votes Share Flag Wed Mar 28, 2012 Home Buying in 20147
Pat Samson-R…, Real Estate Pro in Centreville, VA
Pat Samson-Realtor answered:
Does anyone know if there is a a bank or lending institution that will lend 70% or more to foreign investors to purchase a house in the U.S?
Hi,

Try MetLife Mortgage. My contact there is Rob Hoy at 703 623-7857. Rob has lot's of contacts and sources.

Best of luck! -Pat
0 votes Share Flag Tue Apr 20, 2010 Home Buying in 20147
James P. Ryan…, Real Estate Pro in Washington, DC
James P. Ryan, Jr answered:
Looking to buy a condo in Westmaren, Ashburn for renting out(investment)? Is it a good move?
Hi Satya, as already mentioned, you have hit the high points, and the best place to begin the cash flow analysis is with a good lender, as the rates have been very volatile lately. I am ... more
0 votes Share Flag Fri Jan 15, 2010 Home Buying in 20147
Vicky Chrisn…, Real Estate Pro in Leesburg, VA
Vicky Chrisner answered:
How does a short sale produce a good buy?
Stephanie, keep in mind that a "good deal" is not dependent on how a sales price compares with the asking price. Sellers can ASK anything... it's what they GET that counts. Many times ... more
0 votes Share Flag Sat Dec 27, 2008 Home Buying in 20147
Pacita Dimac…, Real Estate Pro in Alameda, CA
Pacita Dimacali answered:
1BR or 2BR condo or just continue to rent? Possibe to put 20% on a 1BR, but not a 2BR? Wait?
Depending on your market characteristics, generally a 2 Bedroom property may be a better investment if you think you may want to re-sell it at one point in time. It is harder to herald ... more
0 votes Share Flag Sun Sep 7, 2008 Home Buying in 20147
Jackie Hagen…, Real Estate Pro in Virginia
Jackie Hagenston answered:
Lender QuestionWhats the best way to find a lender? Do they vary greatly? Would it be inappropriate to?
Absolutely, have an honest conversation with any lender you talk with regarding what monthly payment you are comfortable with. What they may approve you for, and what you are comfortab ... more
0 votes Share Flag Tue Aug 19, 2008 Home Buying in 20147
AJ Heidmann, Real Estate Pro in Arlington, VA
AJ Heidmann answered:
We have a question regarding polybutylene pipes. We just had our home inspection done and it turns out our
We have sold a couple of townhomes with polybutylene pipes in which the sellers provided a credit to the purchasers of a little over $5K based on a vendor coming in and provided a quote ... more
0 votes Share Flag Fri Aug 8, 2008 Home Buying in 20147
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