Just one time fee only. You can negotiate how much you will pay to a Realtor to represent a tenant.
Please feel free to call me if you have any questions.
Junaid Bashir / Realtor
Bashir & Associates LLC
There is no set price - that is against anti-trust regulations. I charge a full month's rent, which is split with the agent of the renter. This commission includes marketing the property, photos, showings, etc. Please feel free to contact me for more information at email@example.com... more
Getting the VA state license is the same test all over the state. I took it back in 1988. It does not matter if you go to a RE firm, public school, private real estate course or online study course. What they ALL do is teach you what will be on the state test so you can pass it. You will learn stuff that you will never need in real life in real estate, but you have to first pass that state test. Once you get licensed, THEN worry about where you should hang that license. At that time you'll need a company that can train you for what you will really need and use in the real estate profession.... more
Look for a company that has an online software solution that is reputable and that requires tenants to pay the rent online. You will also get paid faster as the owner, via ACH Direct deposit.
Proper screening is a MUST. Our Mgt company does a full background investigation, Criminal, Credit History and Evictions!
I will say that in defense of the Mgt Company that you might have even though a full screening is done, sometimes the best get fooled; but at least you can minimize the bad applicants as much as possible.... more
You may want to speak with a different lender. I know that they have tightened restrictions and in some cases you have to have enough income to qualify to pay both mortgages. How long have you lived in the property? Are there any HOA restrictions that prohibit you from renting until you have lived in the property for a minimum amount of time? I have two great lenders as part of my team that I would be happy to refer you to. Some lenders have the ability to be more creative with the way they structure a loan.
This is a great move-up market so you may want to consider selling your current condo as there is a shortage of properties under $500,000 and you still have a chance of getting a good price on a property over $500,000.
Feel free to contact me with any other questions!
Jamie Lee DeSimone
Realtor | Residential Property Enthusiast | Cat Wrangler
Keller Williams Capital Properties - Fairfax
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It's a good idea to shop around some of the local credit unions and banks. They sometimes offer 10% down programs with low fees.
Also, don't forget about the condo fees when calculating your monthly payment and comparing to the $1100/mo rent.
Let me know if you have additional question.
Most rent to own homes are not listed that way but listed for sale where the seller muct move but has not sold yet. your best bet is to work with a buyer agent who specializes in rent to own to help call the listing agents to see if their sellers would be open to it... more
Absolutely. Some baby boomers will move south but many will stay here. We're already seeing people moving into Arlington to downsize from their empty nest extra large homes in Oakton and Chantilly and other outer suburbs. We'll still have lots of new people moving into the area for jobs in government, law firms, contractors etc.... more
It sounds like you have an ARM. It depends on the terms of your mortgage. You are best to read the terms of your note or call the banks who holds the note to find out. Refinancing might be an option for you if you want a fixed rate.... more
SS steel appliances are in much higher demand from todays buyers. That being said, are you thinking of selling in the near future? Having mismatched appliances is certainly not desirable. So if you're thinking of selling soon stick with the white. If you are planning to switch over all appliances over time and not selling in the near future then go stainless one at a time.... more