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Clare Grana, Real Estate Pro in Reston, VA
Clare Grana answered:
I want to purchase on cash basis for a trust an older property 5 ac property, but then have it "upgraded" considerably...basically removed the top
You could make a lot of money for the trust. The answer is yes, unequivocally. There are lots of opportunities to do just the sort of thing that you were mentioning. The prices on some ... more
0 votes Share Flag Sat Jan 16, 2016 Home Buying in 22066
April Martin, Real Estate Pro in Accokeek, MD
April Martin answered:
Is Great Falls a family friendly area. Specifically, are there many young families with elementary/junior high aged children. Specific neighborhoods?
Hello,

Great Falls is my area of expertise. It is truly a family friendly area and it has some of the best schools in the county. Additionally, many of the neighborhoods in McLean ha ... more
0 votes Share Flag Wed May 27, 2015 Home Buying in Great Falls
Annette  Law…, Real Estate Pro in Palm Harbor, FL
Annette Lawrence answered:
Open houses are available every Sunday to check or are they available only on certain days?
In Pinellas County Fl there are 3815 single family homes for sale.
311 had open houses last Sunday.

IN Palm Harbor FL there are 283 single family homes for sale
21 had open houses ... more
0 votes Share Flag Thu Mar 20, 2014 Home Buying in Great Falls
John Ginty, Real Estate Pro in Reston, VA
John Ginty answered:
what need to be done to build a house on a vacant land with trees (buildable lot)?
I am happy to assist you. There are many people doing what you would like to do. It's a great investment and great time to do it. As Dina explained below, there are several steps involv ... more
1 vote Share Flag Tue Mar 19, 2013 Home Buying in 22066
Terry Bell, Real Estate Pro in Santa Rosa, CA
Terry Bell answered:
Neighbor erected a fence adjacent to my property after receiving approval from HOA.
You didn't say whether you ever went and discussed it with your neighbor! You have to see your neighbors all the time, and so I encourage you to try and handle it with your neighbor fi ... more
0 votes Share Flag Tue Sep 18, 2012 Home Buying in Great Falls
Erik Weissko…, Real Estate Pro in fairfax, VA
Erik Weisskopf,ABR,CDPE, answered:
What is the average assesed value of a one acre lot in Great Falls?
Travis,

Excellent answer by my esteemed colleague Mr. Fitzgerald below. The question one might ask to be better able to answer your question..is why do you ask that specific questio ... more
0 votes Share Flag Sun May 6, 2012 Home Buying in Great Falls
Kelly Putz, Real Estate Pro in Fairfax, VA
Kelly Putz answered:
Which neighborhoods in Greats Falls are more sought after and likely to appreciate in the future?
Hi there,

The ones closer to McLean are more sought after because of their proximity to the schools. The farther towards Loudoun County you go, they seem to be less desirable, but it ... more
0 votes Share Flag Tue Sep 13, 2011 Home Buying in Great Falls
Margo Lockard, Real Estate Pro in Fairfax, VA
Margo Lockard answered:
I need an expert appraiser to value a lot/land I would like to buy in Great Falls, VA. Does the appraiser have to have knowledge of Great Falls?
Mr. Spilkin:

You bet an appraiser needs to know an area, but they also need to understand the residential market and many other elements that surround a purchase. If you need the na ... more
0 votes Share Flag Sun Jan 9, 2011 Home Buying in Great Falls
Jay Seville, Real Estate Pro in Fairfax, VA
Jay Seville answered:
I'm looking for a Realtor who would be willing to work with me as a consultant. My email is RCustom12@gmx.com. Please email if you are
Just started using Trulia more, William. I assume I'm late to chime in. But for what it's worth I've been showing a lot of property in GF and am shifting the focus of m ... more
1 vote Share Flag Thu Sep 2, 2010 Home Buying in 22066
Jay Seville, Real Estate Pro in Fairfax, VA
Jay Seville answered:
We are looking to buy a house in Great Falls, VA because of the schools.
One of the risks in buying a home outside of Great Falls and Mclean for the Langley high school district is that the zoning for school districts could change. The first areas to lose th ... more
0 votes Share Flag Wed Aug 25, 2010 Home Buying in Great Falls
Mack McCoy, Real Estate Pro in Seattle, WA
Mack McCoy answered:
Real Estate Agent as facilitator?
- I'd like to have a way to vet that out in a home buying situation.

The consensus may not provide the best answer for your particular circumstance.

- There are serious limi ... more
1 vote Share Flag Sun Jul 11, 2010 Home Buying in 22066
John Fitzger…,  in Fairfax County, VA
John Fitzgerald answered:
I am looking for houses in Great Falls, and I found a listing of interest. I was told that agents can run what's called a CMA to tell if the
Please ask questions about the CMA analysis, and be aware of what homes were used, and, just as important, what homes were excluded.. It's the whole problem of what's really ... more
1 vote Share Flag Mon Jul 5, 2010 Home Buying in 22066
George Creed, Real Estate Pro in Vienna, VA
George Creed answered:
If a short sale has negotiator and BPO done and bank also have an approved price, does this mean that etting answer for your offer won't take
Good question. I have found that many third party approvals need 2 property valuations; often a BPO (which may or may not be worth much) and a second evaluation/opinion. In my experienc ... more
1 vote Share Flag Mon Mar 8, 2010 Home Buying in 22066
Andy Krumholz, Real Estate Pro in Reston, VA
Andy Krumholz answered:
Why are half the houses listed here in Great Falls posted by 'franklymls' ? I know that a lot of these are not franklymls's listings,
Hi Anmarie,

You're correct these are not FranklyMLS listings. They actually do very few listings in Great Falls. The comments you've gotten from the other agent are all co ... more
1 vote Share Flag Thu Oct 22, 2009 Home Buying in 22066
Denny Phipps,  in Great Falls, VA
Denny Phipps answered:
Can a ratified short sale contract, approved by the lender, be 'cancelled' by the seller?
Suzanne, remember that a short sale is still a sale. The parties to the short sale are a buyer and a seller. The primary lender, the bank, is an affected party, a critical party, howe ... more
1 vote Share Flag Wed Sep 16, 2009 Home Buying in 22066
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