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Liz McDonald, Real Estate Pro in Charles Town, WV
Liz McDonald answered:
I file joint tax returns with my husband & want to purchase a house in my name alone. Is this possible & how do I do it?
That is absolutely possible as long as you either have the cash to buy the house, or can qualify for the mortgage as an individual. How you file your taxes has no impact on deed. In o ... more
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Liz McDonald, Real Estate Pro in Charles Town, WV
Liz McDonald answered:
Refinancing a vehicle before pre-approval on a home mortgage.
Hi Whitney,
I recommend that you talk with a mortgage specialist to answer your question. I work with a few who can actually run different scenarios for your credit and test what it ... more
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Mary Ellen M…, Real Estate Pro in Charles Town, WV
Mary Ellen Mahoney answered:
137 bartlett, milton, wv Bradford heights subd in a brand new home for 339,000. What amt is a good amt to start negocations?
First; find out the value by contacting a Realtor for a Market Analysis.
Second; listen to what the Realtor is saying
Third; write an offer that is fair
0 votes Share Flag Mon Nov 12, 2012 Home Buying in 25414
** Mary Cox…, Real Estate Pro in Stephens City, VA
** Mary Cox ** answered:
Is 30 Posting Way a new home that has never been lived in or a resale?
Hello. 30 Posting Way is a re-sale, built in 2005, under contract, due to close beginning of October.
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Liz McDonald, Real Estate Pro in Charles Town, WV
Liz McDonald asked:
Are you finding the Home you are looking for? Are you finding the Home you are looking for? With Jefferson County inventory 30% lower than it has been for the last 10 years, we are working with buyers to make offers in the first few…
0 votes Share Flag Tue Jul 24, 2012 Home Buying in 25414
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is 152 patent house rd charles town for sale or has it sold, i cannot tell from info here?
Thank you for your request for information. 152 Patent House Rd. has been under contract since mid-Dec. and is expected to close later this week ( per our MLS -March 6th). If you are ... more
0 votes Share Flag Tue Mar 2, 2010 Home Buying in 25414
Keith Sorem, Real Estate Pro in Glendale, CA
Keith Sorem answered:
when making an offer on a house that is for sale as a short sale, what is a good offer to make? the starting list was 299,000 then lowered twice
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What does your Realtor say?
You have some great advice here, what you really need is someone that has seen this property, also knows the local market values and trends. Are values ... more
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Sherrylynn D…, Real Estate Pro in Fort Worth, TX
Sherrylynn Donaldson answered:
Looking to purchase a short sale home in Charles Town/ Martinsburg Area.
Dave:
Sorry I am no longer in Md, Wv.or Va, have moved to Tx, so if I can help you in Tx let me know.
Sherrylynn1@att.net
thanks
0 votes Share Flag Wed Jan 6, 2010 Home Buying in Charles Town
Vicky Chrisn…, Real Estate Pro in Leesburg, VA
Vicky Chrisner answered:
what to do when appraisals keep coming in less than offer,?
Deb - I am seeing some interesting instructions coming from lenders for their appraisals. I think I'd start by asking the lender for a copy of their instructions to the appraiser. It ... more
0 votes Share Flag Sun Apr 5, 2009 Home Buying in Charles Town
Amy Salisbury, Real Estate Pro in Charles Town, WV
Amy Salisbury answered:
appraisal question..
Deb,

It is a good question for your lender. Generally if you have 20% equity, that's enough to not have to pay PMI. However, there have been many modifications of FHA and I am no ... more
0 votes Share Flag Thu Mar 5, 2009 Home Buying in Charles Town
Terri Evans, Real Estate Pro in Winchester, VA
Terri Evans answered:
Is an offer of $40,000 below list price in this market (Charles Town, WV) considered offensive?
As an agent in the state of WV, it is the buyers who offer the price, not the realtor. What I do with my buyers is I show them sold comps for the last 6 months that is close to subject ... more
0 votes Share Flag Thu Apr 24, 2008 Home Buying in Charles Town
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