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Dan Tabit, Real Estate Pro in Sammamish, WA
Dan Tabit answered:
would you test for lead in a home built in 1970 if buying yes or no? If not why?
Supersmart,
A lead disclosure is provided for any home in my state older than 1978. In my 14 years, I've had one client do a lead test. The paint they tested didn't have lead, but i ... more
0 votes Share Flag A few hours ago Home Buying in 22315
AJ Heidmann, Real Estate Pro in Arlington, VA
AJ Heidmann answered:
Bank want the earnest money before approval of sale
Since the Short Sale Addendum to the contract in Northern Virginia allows for the earnest money deposit to be provided at either the time of ratification OR within X days of third party ... more
0 votes Share Flag Yesterday at 5:24pm Home Buying in 22315
Don Tepper, Real Estate Pro in Fairfax, VA
Don Tepper answered:
trying to decide between a home in fairfax or alexandria, va worried about the schools. fairfax is an 8 and alexandria is a 5 on great schools.
Your analysis is correct. You have to decide what your priorities are.
0 votes Share Flag Sat Nov 1, 2014 Home Buying in Alexandria
Simon Campbe…, Real Estate Pro in Miami Beach, FL
Simon Campbell answered:
Typical Owner Financing Terms?
Usually owner financing does not have such a down payment. 50% is a lot of security. That shows that the likelihood that he or she will default is very slim... and if they do, well you ... more
0 votes Share Flag Sat Oct 25, 2014 Financing in Alexandria
Suzanne MacD…, Real Estate Pro in 07856
Suzanne MacDowell answered:
What is the best color to paint a retail store, with 3 walls of windows, light wood floor, and main displays are a very light grey?
I agree with Annette. We had a local grocery store that chose to paint their stores in shades of grey. BIG mistake! Made the store look dirty, dingy and unappealing. Light and Airy! ... more
0 votes Share Flag Wed Oct 15, 2014 Design & Decor in 22304
Matt Richards, Real Estate Pro in Alexandria, VA
Matt Richards answered:
Oak kitchen cabinet and corium count top are "dated". Should we replace cabinets and count top or reduce the sale price.?
Buyers in the Alexandria West neighborhood do generally expect updated homes. But as others have said, the best thing to do is consult your realtor for expert advice. It may well be a ... more
0 votes Share Flag Fri Oct 10, 2014 Remodel & Renovate in 22311
Dave Johns, Real Estate Pro in Alexandria, VA
Dave Johns answered:
Is there craft storesin the area?
I would suggest Michaels Craft and Hobby Store located in Mt Vernon Shopping Center.
Or Hollin Hall Variety store It is a Family owned store has everything from crafts to the kitchen! ... more
0 votes Share Flag Wed Oct 8, 2014 Shopping & Local Amenities in Alexandria
Dave Johns, Real Estate Pro in Alexandria, VA
Dave Johns answered:
Where is the nearest metro station?
Springfield Metro would be the closest Metro to Abbotts Run. The community is close to Richmond Hwy/Route 1 Corridor. You have other means of public transportation The Fairfax Connector ... more
0 votes Share Flag Wed Oct 8, 2014 Traffic & Public Transportation in Alexandria
Pamella Hase…, Real Estate Pro in 20110
Pamella Haselton answered:
Home sales in the area....
Not sure if your still waiting for an offer? I know that many people have suggested you look at your current competition and I trust your agent has provided that info for you. Additiona ... more
0 votes Share Flag Tue Oct 7, 2014 Home Buying in 22315
Giorgio Danso, Real Estate Pro in Fairfax, VA
Giorgio Danso answered:
How much will it cost to add another bathroom to a home that has 3 bed 1 bath?
Hi,

There are many factors to consider when trying to estimate the cost of installing an additional bathroom (size, quality of materials, etc). I work with some of the best home impr ... more
0 votes Share Flag Fri Sep 19, 2014 Home Buying in Alexandria
Giorgio Danso, Real Estate Pro in Fairfax, VA
Giorgio Danso answered:
hi is it better to use no money down vhda or conventional as a first time buyer
Hi,

I think it is best to see which one will give you a better rate and more affordable/comfortable monthly payment. I would guess the conventional will probably give you that. Howev ... more
0 votes Share Flag Fri Sep 19, 2014 Home Buying in Alexandria
Patty Blackw…, Real Estate Pro in Lorton, VA
Patty Blackwelder 703-801-9367 answered:
According to charts, there was an apprx $200k decrease in the median home price for the 22309 zip code over the past 5 months. Why is this?
Could be because the infill builders finished selling the new homes in that area. These new homes will adjust the sales prices. Median Price is not the whole story. Contact a local r ... more
0 votes Share Flag Sat Aug 30, 2014 Home Buying in Alexandria
Ray Baumann, Real Estate Pro in Alexandria, VA
Ray Baumann answered:
where is the metro stop?
Melissa is correct on the metro rail. Also, there are connector buses to the metro rail and regular buses that run on other routes. In all a person that wants to live without a car can ... more
0 votes Share Flag Wed Aug 27, 2014 Traffic & Public Transportation in Landmarks / Van Dorn
bsiobhanmurp…, Home Buyer in Ashburn, VA
bsiobhanmurphy answered:
We put our house on the market a month and a half ago. After lowering the price just once, our agent wants to change to a short sale. Must we comply?
It address your actual question; "Must we comply?" No, you do not have to change it to a short sale. First, if your home has only been on the market a month and half ago and the realtor ... more
0 votes Share Flag Mon Aug 18, 2014 Home Selling in 22304
Barbie Oehls…, Real Estate Pro in Fairfax, VA
Barbie Oehlschlager answered:
wayenoke elementary
Weyanoke Elementary School is located at
6520 Braddock Rd, Alexandria, VA 22312

Here's a link to the school website:
http://www.fcps.edu/WeyanokeES/index.html
0 votes Share Flag Mon Aug 18, 2014 Market Conditions in Alexandria West
Areizo Said, Real Estate Pro in 22312
Areizo Said answered:
I need a house around hayfield secondary school. My range is $1300 to$1700 per month please help me.
Feel Free to contact me directly, and I will be able to help you as i am an expert in the area you are searching. Thanks!
0 votes Share Flag Thu Aug 14, 2014 Rentals in 22315
Ernie Behrle, Real Estate Pro in Raleigh, NC
Ernie Behrle answered:
are dogs allowed?
The fastest way to get an answer is to call or reply to the listing agent. His name and phone number are at the bottom of the property description. All I saw was that the area was pet ... more
0 votes Share Flag Tue Aug 5, 2014 Market Conditions in Landmarks / Van Dorn
Brian Kurtz, Real Estate Pro in Plymouth, MI
Brian Kurtz answered:
How do you feel about Zillow buying Trulia?
I think that it's fine. Seriously. The Zillow team seems to have site integrity, fuction, and flow down better than Trulia. Perhaps some of that will rub off over here.

As to all ... more
0 votes Share Flag Sun Aug 3, 2014 Agent2Agent in Alexandria
Jill Murty, Real Estate Pro in Mission Viejo, CA
Jill Murty answered:
Buying a house under market value from a relative...
If you're already approved for your loan, the biggest potential obstacle I can see is seller's remorse for leaving so much equity on the table. Because your in-laws are giving you such ... more
0 votes Share Flag Sat Aug 2, 2014 Home Buying in Alexandria
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