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John Burke, Real Estate Pro in Austin, TX
John Burke answered:
I'm looking for a FHA new construction loan and struggling to find a bank that offers them. Has anyone had experience getting one in the dc
Hi Kity,

If you're looking for an actual FHA "construction loan" you're out of luck. Even though FHA offers this options, lenders don't so you need to find a builder that will cover ... more
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Jo Haring, Real Estate Pro in 20190
Jo Haring answered:
I need a home, with a little european twist, can someone help me find the perfect dream house?
You generally can find this in a custom home. I would happy to set up a private
meeting at your convenience. I have something in mind so please touch
base: Jo Haring 703-850-9757
0 votes Share Flag Sun Mar 15, 2015 Home Buying in Vienna
Larry Tollen, Real Estate Pro in Durham, NC
Larry Tollen answered:
Should I sign an "Exclusive Right To Represent Buyer Agreement" in Virginia when buying a home?
Ultimately you'll need to sign one of these, however you really do want to interview some Realtors first before committing to one and personally I see no reason for you to commit to mor ... more
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John F Frantz, Real Estate Pro in Fairfax County, VA
John F Frantz answered:
Hi, I'm interested in a house w/ septic system. There's public sewer nearby, how much would it cost (approx) to change to city sewer?
Depends on how far away a hook up is. Costs to county have gone up A LOT!
0 votes Share Flag Fri Aug 30, 2013 Home Buying in Vienna
Faiza Alvi, Real Estate Pro in Woodbridge, VA
Faiza Alvi answered:
SunTrust Loan officer's good faith estimate is now $3500 less than the the original amount, but it is a PROBLEM for me!
Dear Homebuyer:

I won't say it's a mistake, some loan officers like to give out the maximum estimates in the beginning of the process to lay out worst case scenario. GFE coming less ... more
0 votes Share Flag Thu Jun 6, 2013 Home Buying in 22182
Scott Godzyk, Real Estate Pro in 03109
Scott Godzyk answered:
Hello,pls i wll like to know which banks or private lender,mortgagee that is giving personal loan to credit score between600-620?or home equity loan
Private lenders are used for short term loans uuslaly to build or ix homes and then sell. They can haveinterest rates 12-18% and charge high points if you do not pay it off within teh s ... more
0 votes Share Flag Fri Aug 10, 2012 Home Buying in Vienna
Jim Frillici, Real Estate Pro in Trumbull, CT
Jim Frillici answered:
How much personal information about my finances do I need to disclose to my buyer agent?
Not a lot but you do need to disclose your financial status to your mortgage lender in order to produce a pre-qualification letter for your agent, which will be necessary to make an off ... more
0 votes Share Flag Wed May 23, 2012 Home Buying in 22181
Mike Rosen, Real Estate Pro in 20176
Mike Rosen answered:
I am looking for a skilled Realtor in Vienna VA with a good track record.
Hi Alexander -

If you want to check out real stats without the hype from individuals' own sites, look on www.FranklyMLS.com/pt where you can pull up all of an agent's history (pulls ... more
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Bill Hoffman, Real Estate Pro in Fairfax County, VA
Bill Hoffman answered:
Are there any condos/homes for rent around Joyce Kilmer Middle School?
Why rent when interest rates are so low and you could buy. We can show you how. When you get a chance contact me.


0 votes Share Flag Fri Mar 11, 2011 Home Buying in Vienna
Don Tepper, Real Estate Pro in Fairfax, VA
Don Tepper answered:
pros and cons harithy drive townhouses, dunn loring va 22027
Well, there's only 1 currently listed for sale and 1 for rent.

Location is both a pro and a con. Being right outside the Beltway close to Route 7 and Tyson's on one side an ... more
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Lena Zaky, Real Estate Pro in Vienna, VA
Lena Zaky answered:
What the months of supply for the inventory of unsold homes for 22182, 22181, 22180?
I realized when it got posted all my columns got mixed up. Just look at the very last number, it is your months of supply.
0 votes Share Flag Thu Oct 14, 2010 Home Buying in 22182
Andres Piedra, Real Estate Pro in Alexandria, VA
Andres Piedra answered:
Are there any townhomes in the range of 350000 in Vienna or Dunnloring, west falls, east falls metro?
Hi there. I see this question is from December. Are you still interested in the area? If you need some information or advice, please dont hesitate to contact me.

Andy Piedra
Kell ... more
0 votes Share Flag Wed Aug 11, 2010 Home Buying in Vienna
Alan Tran Co…, Real Estate Pro in Springfield, VA
Alan Tran Coldwell Banker answered:
Are there any condos or townhouses in the Merrifield, VA area? We are looking at townhouses that are around
The houses around Cyrandall Valley North community, next to the Vienna Metro station, will be your answer. Convenient location for Merrifield, Metro station, Oakton High School acroos t ... more
0 votes Share Flag Sun Jul 25, 2010 Home Buying in Vienna
Wayne Gardner, Home Buyer in 77005
Wayne Gardner answered:
There are several homes in 22182 that are listed as sold for more than 10 times the price they actually went for. This deceptively skews all the
My apologies to George if he is not connected to these numbers. What's interesting is that it is his name that comes up on each of the three erroneous postings.

Don, my point i ... more
0 votes Share Flag Fri Mar 26, 2010 Home Buying in 22182
Kim Hannemann, Real Estate Pro in Springfield, VA
Kim Hannemann answered:
How does a buyer's agent know how they will be compensated for a sale?
I see you are in Fairfax County, which is part of the area covered by the MRIS listing service. I occasionally analyze current commissions offered in the Northern Virginia market, and ... more
0 votes Share Flag Thu Jan 14, 2010 Home Buying in 22182
The Mulhern…, Real Estate Pro in Fairfax County, VA
The Mulhern Home Team answered:
Hi, is it possible to buy a property (a condo, i guess) in Falls Church, Vienna or McLean for up to $250K?
It should not be - and if it is then those agents are not the ones you want to work with since they care about the money more than the profession. Buyers come in all shapes and sizes. ... more
0 votes Share Flag Tue Jul 14, 2009 Home Buying in Vienna
Hopeful, Home Buyer in Vienna, VA
Hopeful answered:
Trustee Sale "Financing"
Thanks, Doug. Yes, I did come across your blog. I like to use the tools that technology provides these days and improve my search strategies, on any subject. This is why I was a little ... more
0 votes Share Flag Fri May 8, 2009 Home Buying in Vienna
Lori Jeltema, Real Estate Pro in Newport News, VA
Lori Jeltema answered:
Trulia gets a feed from RealtyTrac on REO. No MLS for such house. How to purchase a property like this?
Every morning over my coffee, I read the trustee sales/forclosures in the daily newspaper and do back research on the ones that I want more info on. Pat gave an excellent description o ... more
0 votes Share Flag Sun Apr 26, 2009 Home Buying in 22182
Doug Francis, Real Estate Pro in Vienna, VA
Doug Francis answered:
Electrical Sub-station in back yard. Looking for studies on effect on the human body. Please provide a link
This is a long-time issue with science from the power industry showing no effects, to those from environmentalists showing cancer risks. If you don't like what you read, then move on to ... more
0 votes Share Flag Sun Apr 26, 2009 Home Buying in 22182
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