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Barak Sky, Real Estate Pro in Washington, DC
Barak Sky answered:
Will property in Columbia Heights continue to appreciate considerably?
The short answer to your question is yes. However there are a lot of factors that go into this. There is so much development happening in CH and still tons left to go. Prices keep go ... more
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Jim, Both Buyer and Seller in Norcross, GA
Jim answered:
I am new to this country, I work for an international organization in Washington, and would like to buy a home.
Watch out the guy named Ricard - EI Bey.
He is a fraud. He cannot get you any loan at all. What he does is cheat your money for appraisal which he will never done. Once if he got the m ... more
0 votes Share Flag Wed Feb 4, 2015 Home Buying in 20001
Jim Talbert, Real Estate Pro in Arlington, VA
Jim Talbert answered:
A buyers agent agreement we have been asked to sign stipulates an additional fee above the commission %, is this common? and how high?
Hello... The DC Buyer Agency agreement states the following regarding open houses:
Public Open Houses:
In the event Buyer elects to visit an open house without Buyer's Agent named ab ... more
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Wilhelm Lind…, Home Buyer in Pocatello, ID
Wilhelm Lindemann answered:
Can a person on social security disability buy a home?
I have been researching this topic for 15 years in 2 dozen states. There is no way for a disabled person to buy a home.

What lender will give you a mortgage on $600 a month and no do ... more
0 votes Share Flag Tue Dec 30, 2014 Home Buying in Kingman Park
Phillip S Al…, Real Estate Pro in Washington, DC
Phillip S Allen answered:
rentable co-ops?? Is it possible?
So the earlier comments are generally correct. Regarding the River Park Coop you are specifically requesting about there is no legal way to buy and rent out the unit immediately legal ... more
0 votes Share Flag Mon Dec 29, 2014 Home Buying in Southwest / Waterfront
Kelly Putz, Real Estate Pro in 21701
Kelly Putz answered:
New Agent Question
If you haven't submitted it to your broker yet, you can just make the changes on the Listing contract and have your client initial next to the changes. If you have submitted it then you ... more
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Michael Cheng, Real Estate Pro in San Jose, CA
Michael Cheng answered:
MY WALLS ARE CRACKED FROM A NEW HOUSE BUILT NEXT TO MINE. WHAT RECOURSE DO I HAVE.?
Get documentation that the new house directly caused your walls to crack and meet with that home's owner/contractor to discuss a solution.
0 votes Share Flag Sun Nov 23, 2014 Home Buying in Washington
Dan Tabit, Real Estate Pro in Sammamish, WA
Dan Tabit answered:
With a credit score of 595, what is the quickest way to bring it up and how long will it take
Dianialong,
Depending on the reason for the low score, the answer will vary. I'd strongly encourage you to do this with the assistance and direction of a local lender who has your cur ... more
0 votes Share Flag Mon Nov 10, 2014 Home Buying in Washington
Tom Henry, Real Estate Pro in Washington, DC
Tom Henry answered:
Up and coming areas in DC
Salman,
If you are looking for value pricing now with sales opportunity after 5-10 years, consider the area to the east of Walter Reed, and the neighborhood of Stronghold. As Walter ... more
0 votes Share Flag Mon Sep 22, 2014 Home Buying in Washington
Miekeba Jones, Real Estate Pro in 20903
Miekeba Jones answered:
Looking for a motivated and savvy FHA Expanded Loan lender/broker for Washington DC
HI Minu, Were you able to make the purchase? If you are still looking to buy, I can help you.

Miekeba Jones
REALTOR
Heymann Realty, LLC
10230 New Hampshire AVE, STE 102
Silver ... more
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Miekeba Jones, Real Estate Pro in 20903
Miekeba Jones answered:
Does the doctor loan apply to Chiropractors?
Hi C, I know a local lender that specializes in Doctor Loans. Contact me if you are still looking to buy.

Miekeba Jones
REALTOR
Heymann Realty, LLC
10230 New Hampshire AVE, STE ... more
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Miekeba Jones, Real Estate Pro in 20903
Miekeba Jones answered:
I have my eye on a bank owned home. I have a low credit score and am It needs renovations. Do i start with the bank it?
Hi Melissa, There are many different types of lenders. I know many and will be happy to help you. Are you looking for a REALTOR to help you with your home purchase?

Miekeba Jone ... more
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Miekeba Jones, Real Estate Pro in 20903
Miekeba Jones answered:
VA loans with past of short sales
Hi Kris, consult a mortgage lender. Are you looking for a REALTOR to help you with your home purchase?


Miekeba Jones
REALTOR
Heymann Realty, LLC
10230 New Hampshire AVE, STE 1 ... more
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Miekeba Jones, Real Estate Pro in 20903
Miekeba Jones answered:
need a loan to bring mortage current in Wash. DC, low credit score, can anyone recommend a lender?
Hi Whodge, depends on how low the score is. I'm happy to help you prepare to buy and find your new home.

miekeba@heymannrealty.com
0 votes Share Flag Sun Sep 21, 2014 Home Buying in Washington
staceycakes3…, Other/Just Looking in Washington, DC
staceycakes326 answered:
best investment property areas in dc 250K or less.
You should contact JRK Builders. They are the best contractors in the area and will help you fill your home at the best price. I have made over $300k in 2 months and its because of them ... more
0 votes Share Flag Thu Aug 21, 2014 Home Buying in Washington
Annette Lawr…, Real Estate Pro in Palm Harbor, FL
Annette Lawrence answered:
Is it appropriate to wear just a suit vest and tie for professional pictures that will be on business cards and etc. suits dont fit my personality.
Will wearing a suit vest and tie damage your image in ANY way?

Will wearing a NIKE tech muscle shirt damage your image in ANY way?

If you believe your image can not be damaged in ... more
0 votes Share Flag Thu Aug 7, 2014 Home Buying in 20001
Lynette Cisl…, Real Estate Pro in Centerville, IA
Lynette Cisler answered:
Loan Approval for rental property
You need to talk with your local banker. It sounds like you have some history in dealing with rental property, which should be a plus. You should have a business plan laid out when yo ... more
0 votes Share Flag Tue Aug 5, 2014 Home Buying in Washington
Melissa Bark…, Real Estate Pro in Arlington, VA
Melissa Barkalow answered:
Any lenders offering (non-FHA) jumbo loans with less than 10% down in DC (or 10% down, w/o MI)?
Judah

You will need to reach out and ask some lenders this question. I am not a lender, but mortgage rates are still near historical lows and now is a good time to start thinking an ... more
0 votes Share Flag Sat Aug 2, 2014 Home Buying in Washington
Wendy, Real Estate Pro in Chevy Chase, MD
Wendy answered:
How do I locate a good buyers agent in Washington, DC?
Go to the website of National Association of Exclusive Buyer Agents (NAEBA). There are a number of successful EBAs in the Washington, DC metro area and Baltimore, MD region. Research ea ... more
0 votes Share Flag Mon Jul 21, 2014 Home Buying in Washington
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