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Diana Hellman, Real Estate Pro in Larchmont, NY
Diana Hellman answered:
Torn apart and unable to decide which house to buy :)
There is not much difference in the ages of the homes. Choose the one you like as I assume they both share equally good locations? Once you have an accepted offer, you will have a home ... more
0 votes Share Flag Thu May 15, 2014 Home Buying in 20155
Marilyn C Cu…, Real Estate Pro in Gainesville, VA
Marilyn C Cunningham answered:
will fannie mae lower the price due to low appraisal?
Cinammon Girl

Fannie Mae can not lower the sales price it will only tell you what price it will guarantee. Look to your contract. What does it say? The FHA Addendum has an apprais ... more
0 votes Share Flag Thu May 15, 2014 Home Buying in 20155
Chris Colgan, Real Estate Pro in 20109
Chris Colgan answered:
The house is bank owned. Does that mean the bank makes that decision?
Yes if the property is bank owned, that means the bank has title to the property. An Assest manager for the bank will negotiate any offers with the listing agent.
0 votes Share Flag Mon Apr 7, 2014 Home Buying in 20155
Dorothy Cart…, Real Estate Pro in Gainesville, VA
Dorothy Carter answered:
Where do people get such awesome furniture from? :)
Just a tip for you....We get our furniture in the same stores everyone else does. A really cool place to visit for furniture is Greenfront in Farmsville, VA . It is at the least a day t ... more
1 vote Share Flag Sun Feb 9, 2014 Home Buying in 20155
Bob Frazier, Real Estate Pro in Gainesville, VA
Bob Frazier answered:
what is the rental demand currently in gainesville, va?
The demand right now is low because of the holidays. It will start to build starting Feb. I am FULL TIME and live in this area.

Bob Frazier, Realtor
0 votes Share Flag Sat Jan 11, 2014 For Rent in 20155
BHGRE Lifest…, Real Estate Pro in Sterling, VA
BHGRE Lifestyles answered:
I am planning to buy a home in Gainesville/Haymarket and am would like to know amongst new constructions which is better toll brothers or ryan homes?
Hello Andy,
capable of building a variation of quality in different areas depending on their role in the community development, their plans, level of investment in the community, and o ... more
0 votes Share Flag Tue Oct 8, 2013 Home Buying in 20155
Pacita Dimac…, Real Estate Pro in Alameda, CA
Pacita Dimacali answered:
And, we have a conventional loan not FHA.
Is there a question? Or are you making a statement directed at someone, or some property?
0 votes Share Flag Sat Aug 17, 2013 Home Buying in 20155
Linda Thomps…, Real Estate Pro in Fairfax County, VA
Linda Thompson answered:
We offered $270 on $250 asking price. They accepted. The house just appraised at $240. Will Fannie Mae lower the sale price?
I assume you had multiple offers on that property. They will probably go back and ask if anyone is willing to pay the difference before considering lowering the price. A Fannie Mae ow ... more
0 votes Share Flag Sat Aug 17, 2013 Home Buying in 20155
Kevin McLaug…, Real Estate Pro in Murrieta, CA
Kevin McLaughlin answered:
I own a home that we bought in 2006 in Gainesville, VA. Paid $540K and thought it was a great deal at the
if you can qualify, buy the property. If you short sale, you'll need a hardship, and if you miss any payments, might need to wait 2-3 years... Speak with a reputable mortgage lender.
0 votes Share Flag Fri Jan 18, 2013 Home Selling in 20155
Janet M Lange, Real Estate Pro in Burke, VA
Janet M Lange answered:
Buying a Foreclosure and Bank sales contract!
Dear Gainesville Home Buyer,

The listing agent has no authority to select a buyers' agent for you unless you sign something allowing that. You have the right to interview as many ag ... more
0 votes Share Flag Mon May 14, 2012 Home Buying in 20155
James P. Ryan…, Real Estate Pro in Washington, DC
James P. Ryan, Jr answered:
Ho do I do a title search and find out if there's money owing on a property?
Ahh, hi again Myla, this question is clearer. As with your other question, a title search by a title company, real estate attorney or closing firm can get you a full answer to your ques ... more
0 votes Share Flag Mon May 14, 2012 Home Buying in 20155
James P. Ryan…, Real Estate Pro in Washington, DC
James P. Ryan, Jr answered:
Will Trulia advise me of all monies owing on a property that I would be responsible for?
Hi Myla,
This information is developed typically by your title agent or loan officer. Your use of the term "responsible for" is vague. Are you purchasing this property? Do you own it ... more
0 votes Share Flag Mon May 14, 2012 Home Buying in 20155
Steve Quinta…, Real Estate Pro in Albuquerque, NM
Steve Quintana answered:
Should I get a real estate attorney at closing on a foreclosure?
Depends.

1. Is the foreclosure action still active?

2. Are you a party to the foreclosure action?

3. Are you getting title insurance?

4. Are there exceptions to the ... more
0 votes Share Flag Fri Apr 6, 2012 Foreclosure in 20155
Carolyn Lidd…, Real Estate Pro in Stafford County, VA
Carolyn Liddell answered:
buying a foreclosure and average time takes for ratification
The time varies, sometimes according to the bank (asset manager involved) or if multiple offers have been submited. I have heard in as little as 24 hours, and as long as 5 days to ge ... more
0 votes Share Flag Mon Mar 19, 2012 Home Buying in 20155
Natalie McAr…, Real Estate Pro in 20169
Natalie McArtor answered:
Could someone share there views of the differences between Bristow/Gainesville/Haymarket Va in the areas of?
I live and work in these areas. Bristow is closer to route 28, just off Linton Hall Rd and a little higher "density" of homes. Beautiful communities. At the traffic light of Glenkirk ... more
0 votes Share Flag Mon Mar 19, 2012 Home Buying in 20155
Natalie McAr…, Real Estate Pro in 20169
Natalie McArtor answered:
Selling condo and buying a new place
You have several options. I live in Gainesville and yes, there are affordable housing. You need to sit down with a knowledgable agent and work out the details of selling or renting yo ... more
0 votes Share Flag Mon Mar 19, 2012 Home Buying in 20155
Natalie McAr…, Real Estate Pro in 20169
Natalie McArtor answered:
We gave our broker one month of rent to be held in escrow in a bid on rental of a property. We did not get the property. The broker has not
Call the local Real estate board and file a complaint.
0 votes Share Flag Mon Mar 19, 2012 Home Buying in 20155
Thierry Roche, Real Estate Pro in Fairfax County, VA
Thierry Roche answered:
Is there a website that rates the "for sale by owner" websites? What is the best FSBO website for selling a 2Ac. residential lot in 20155
Realtors have most all the buyers under Buyer broker agreements, and you will be better served and save money by accessing all those buyers as opposed to going it on your own and not ge ... more
1 vote Share Flag Sat Mar 19, 2011 Home Selling in 20155
Rick Urben, Real Estate Pro in 20186
Rick Urben answered:
We live in Gainesville, VA and my company is moving me to Lexington Park, MD. I need to sell my home in VA.
This is a situatation that many people find themselves in these days. I have a mortgage broker that could definatley answer these questions for you(no obligation to you) I work for Lo ... more
0 votes Share Flag Wed Jan 19, 2011 Home Selling in 20155
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