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Diana Hellman, Real Estate Pro in 10538
Diana Hellman answered:
Can a Seller accept other offers during contract negotiation?
Until you have a fully executed signed contract in real estate and a deposit put in escrow, the seller can negotiate with other potential buyers. I assume you have an attorney. You shou ... more
0 votes Share Flag Thu Jul 10, 2014 Home Buying in 20120
Pat Mulligan,…, Real Estate Pro in Newport News, VA
Pat Mulligan, ABR, SRS, CDPE answered:
How much does replacement of water piping for 1500 sqft townhouse?
I am no plumber--- but I caution you to be very careful about what you put in there to replacethe polybutylene.

I just heard from one of my past clients -- she had had her whole ho ... more
0 votes Share Flag Tue Oct 22, 2013 Home Buying in Centreville
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
Yvette Mitch…, Real Estate Pro in Virginia
Yvette Mitchell answered:
I want to schedule a visit for this property :13652 Forest Pond Ct Centreville, VA 20121
Hello,

I am available to show you this property at anytime. Please call if you would like me to show you.
Thank you,
Yvette Mitchell, Realtor
330-573-8323
0 votes Share Flag Tue Sep 10, 2013 Home Buying in Centreville
Tom Shipe, Real Estate Pro in Vienna, VA
Tom Shipe answered:
I am interested in investing in section 8 properties in the 20120 zip code or thereabouts. What is the process for going about this?
Lori, I have investment clients that have participated in the section 8 program. One Client went to Family Services so he understood the program completely then purchased the housing b ... more
0 votes Share Flag Fri Apr 26, 2013 Home Buying in 20120
John Ginty, Real Estate Pro in Herndon, VA
John Ginty answered:
I live in Centreville on a 10 acre horse property, which we are considering selling. Is now a good time?
There are a lot of variables that will determine if now is a good time. To discuss in detail and determine the answer give me a call at 703-307-3449 or email me at JohnGinty@kw.com.

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0 votes Share Flag Mon Jan 21, 2013 Home Buying in Centreville
Rawatkusum, Home Buyer in Centreville, VA
Rawatkusum answered:
If you need to file a complaint about a realtor that has been deceiving and corrupt -- where do you go?
I am having problem with the broker who is coming from yesterday (we shifted) he is not willing to understand that our cheque cannot be cleared in sunday it need to get deposite and tak ... more
0 votes Share Flag Mon Nov 19, 2012 Home Buying in Centreville
Dwight Bardot, Real Estate Pro in Fairfax County, VA
Dwight Bardot answered:
I'm looking to invest in renter properties in centerville, VA. Hows the renting market in centerville?
I would say that you need to look at your goals in finding and running a rental property. It could be possible in this market to find a property that you could settle on and then rent f ... more
0 votes Share Flag Mon Oct 15, 2012 Home Buying in Centreville
Oscar Busch, Real Estate Pro in Alexandria, VA
Oscar Busch answered:
Is it normal for a agent (dual) to request ss# &dob from the borrower on a short sale for the bank?
Yes if the seller's lender is BOA. Patience is the key!
0 votes Share Flag Fri Jun 15, 2012 Home Buying in 20120
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
Mack McCoy, Real Estate Pro in Seattle, WA
Mack McCoy answered:
How do I get a second opinion?
You know, Erik, I think that most agents - most people, in general - should shy away from "out of the box" thinking until they master what's already inside of the box!

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0 votes Share Flag Sun Jul 11, 2010 Home Buying in 20120
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
George J. Cr…, Real Estate Pro in Vienna, VA
George J. Creed answered:
why priceses are going up in centreville, VA area. I put 4 offers and losted to someone else. are there investors driving the demand up.?
Saaxir:
Some good answers posted below by my colleagues! I am working with clients in that area; Several foreclosures and they are moving fast + short sales tat are taking awhile + ver ... more
0 votes Share Flag Fri Apr 9, 2010 Home Buying in 20120
Kathy Weber…, Real Estate Pro in Temecula, CA
Kathy Weber (951) 551-7587 answered:
Will Interest Rates stay around 5.00% through the end of 2010?
How scary!! I purchased my first how in "huh-hum", 1982!!! Interest rate 18%! Should have just put it on my credit card right!

Anyway, following a legitimate data king ... more
1 vote Share Flag Tue Feb 9, 2010 Home Buying in 20120
Pat Samson-R…, Real Estate Pro in Centreville, VA
Pat Samson-Realtor answered:
Will we see positive growth in Northern Virginia in 2010?
I think we're in for a long ride. We'll continue to see movement and in some neighborhoods we might even see equity growth. But in most areas, it'll take 4,5, maybe 10 ye ... more
0 votes Share Flag Mon Feb 8, 2010 Home Buying in 20120
Irina LaMar, Real Estate Pro in Fairfax, VA
Irina LaMar answered:
If you have to choose between Centreville (20120, 20121) and Manassas Park (Bloom Crossing) which area do you
I think you can get a better deal in Bloom Crossing in terms of a detached home with a garage, a bigger lot, near a golf course, etc for the amount of money you pay.

Important thin ... more
0 votes Share Flag Wed May 27, 2009 Home Buying in Centreville
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
Cindy Jones, Real Estate Pro in Alexandria, VA
Cindy Jones answered:
Could someone compare Burke(22015) and Centreville such as education, investment, neighborhood, ... Thanks
This is a fairly wide open question. Each area has multiple neighborhoods and types of housing. An investor may have different concerns about ROI then someone looking to buy a home to ... more
0 votes Share Flag Sun Jan 25, 2009 Home Buying in Centreville
Bill Eckler-…, Real Estate Pro in Venice, FL
Bill Eckler-Florida, answered:
Which townhouse has better value for resale between with garage and without?
Sun,
It's our experience that more people are looking for garages than those that are not. Those with garages would be more desirable and should bring a higher price for resale.
0 votes Share Flag Fri Dec 5, 2008 Home Buying in Centreville
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