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Jamie Skojec, Real Estate Pro in Virginia
Jamie Skojec answered:
Looking for a 4 bedroom SFH with a 2 car garage
Are you looking to buy or rent?
0 votes Share Flag Sat Jan 18, 2014 Home Buying in Burke
John Ginty, Real Estate Pro in Herndon, VA
John Ginty answered:
Looking for 2-4 bd : 2 full bth home (Fairfax, Reston, Centreville, Herdon, Burke*, Lorton, Springfield,, Vienna, Annandale, McLean) for $800-$1500
Lauren,

I did a quick search and found 12 active listings within your criteria....

http://www.johngintysells.com/listings/minprice/0/maxprice/1500/beds/2/baths/2/areas/6023 ... more
0 votes Share Flag Thu Feb 21, 2013 General Area in Burke
Abu Musa, Real Estate Pro in Kensington & Parkville...
Abu Musa answered:
Moving from FL in Aug/Sept. Looking for rent.
You may talk to a local real estate agent. You may find them by trulia search. Good luck.
0 votes Share Flag Fri Aug 10, 2012 Rentals in Burke
Jessie Devam…, Real Estate Pro in Fairfax County, VA
Jessie Devamithran answered:
when selling as is in Virginia do we need a separate document?
Call me. I would be happy to share as much information as possible.
Jessie
703 843-7944
0 votes Share Flag Thu May 24, 2012 Home Selling in Burke
Ron Thomas, Real Estate Pro in Fresno, CA
Ron Thomas answered:
Ms, Are prices starting to go up? dbm
I paid $4.06 at Costco for gas yesterday, that is down from $4.11 a week ago.
I noticed that mike has been cheaper lately.
But Velveeta is at an all-time-high.
I can't find very many ... more
0 votes Share Flag Mon Apr 9, 2012 Market Conditions in Burke
David Burnham, Real Estate Pro in Washington, DC
David Burnham answered:
Why won't a bank let you use your own title company?
You should be able to use your title company and the bank can use their own. It is called a split settlement and it happens all the time.

It is possible that the bank will refuse to ... more
0 votes Share Flag Wed Jul 6, 2011 Foreclosure in 22015
Dan Tabit, Real Estate Pro in Sammamish, WA
Dan Tabit answered:
How do you make your SFR FHA approved?
New,
Single family homes are generally FHA Approved. There are some issues that may come up in an appraisal they will require to be changed, like carpeting in a bathroom or safety is ... more
0 votes Share Flag Sat Mar 19, 2011 Home Selling in 22015
Vicky Chrisn…, Real Estate Pro in Leesburg, VA
Vicky Chrisner answered:
Does anyone have correct sample wording in counters and offers?
if you are actually a broker/agent, please talk with someone in your office. this is not the place for you to get information
0 votes Share Flag Sun Mar 20, 2011 Home Buying in 22015
Young Choi, Real Estate Pro in Fairfax County, VA
Young Choi answered:
Mortgage Approval
They should use current income. As long as your income is rising, they shouldn't have any problem.

You should be able to get best rate for FHA loan or Conventional loan.

... more
0 votes Share Flag Wed Dec 8, 2010 Home Buying in 22015
Michael Krot…, Real Estate Pro in Tucson, AZ
Michael Krotchie answered:
Suntrust indicated they no longer accept short sales with "closing date set within XX days of approval", they want an actual date. Is this?
Hi Cheshire,

You're right, usually the closing date is left open until the final stages of a short sale so addendums are not continually extending the date.

A couple of thing ... more
0 votes Share Flag Wed Aug 11, 2010 Home Buying in 22015
Steve Roake, Real Estate Pro in Aurora, IL
Steve Roake answered:
How low of a down payment can we reasonably expect to get approval for during the purchase of a home within the next year?
FHA requires 3.5% down payment. Up to 3% of closing costs can be paid by the seller. I do know of one lender doing 1% down, but I think the requirements are probably pretty stiff to g ... more
0 votes Share Flag Mon Jul 19, 2010 Home Buying in 22015
Anna Brocco, Real Estate Pro in Nassau County, NY
Anna Brocco answered:
how long after you make an offer on a home does the seller have to accept or decline?
Unfortunately, there are no set standards as to how quick a seller needs to respond to an offer--your agent can advise best based on this particular situation--and you can ask your agen ... more
0 votes Share Flag Thu Oct 18, 2012 Home Buying in Burke
Anna Brocco, Real Estate Pro in Nassau County, NY
Anna Brocco answered:
If a house has been on the market for 68 days without a price reduction and it requires a little work how would you proceed with making an offer?
What is your agent advising--and have you reviewed recently sold similar properties in the immediate area--if so what does the data suggest as to a fair offer. You can make any offer yo ... more
0 votes Share Flag Mon Jun 21, 2010 Home Buying in Burke
Chicago Il R…, Real Estate Pro in 60625
Chicago Il Realtor Mary Jo Daly answered:
What the heck does "country kitchen" mean? As far as I can figure, it simply means "outdated."
Style of cabinets, colors selected, floor and wall finishes it all makes for the country farm kitchen feeling. It does not mean out date.
0 votes Share Flag Thu Sep 4, 2014 Home Selling in Burke
Kim Hannemann, Real Estate Pro in Springfield, VA
Kim Hannemann answered:
Is it good practice that a realtor, with support from their company, would offer to hold a second mortgage from a short sale sale for the new buyer?
Well, they put themselves in the position of being a party to the contract, which they have to disclose to all the other parties. It's not a practice of which I have heard or would ... more
0 votes Share Flag Wed Jan 27, 2010 Home Buying in Burke
Angela Sarge…, Real Estate Pro in Austin, TX
Angela Sargent answered:
My home is in foreclosure process, can I still rent that home?
Edith-I don't know how long ago you took out this mortgage on your home. However, there is a high likelihood you signed papers stating you would be the owner/occupant of this home ... more
0 votes Share Flag Fri Sep 18, 2009 Home Buying in Burke
Marc Blackwo…, Real Estate Pro in Prince William County,...
Marc Blackwood answered:
When can sellers void a contract during inspection contingency period?
The home inspection contingency in your contract has a place where you (or your Realtor) specified the number of days within which to respond to any offer or counter offer related to th ... more
0 votes Share Flag Sun Aug 9, 2009 Home Buying in Burke
Monika Kumar…, Real Estate Pro in 22182
Monika Kumar & Realty Geeks answered:
Regular sale has become a short sale?
I feel since loss to the bank will be less your chances are getting approved are high. I would not walk away but ask listing agent to post you as soon as things move on. I have closed s ... more
0 votes Share Flag Sun Jun 20, 2010 Home Buying in 22015
Vicky Chrisn…, Real Estate Pro in Leesburg, VA
Vicky Chrisner answered:
what is the countrywide hope department? that was mentioned in your featured tips column?
Probably talking about this -
1-888-995-HOPE A HUD-approved counselor affiliated with the non-profit Homeownership Preservation Foundation is available 24/7 to help you examine option ... more
0 votes Share Flag Thu Oct 9, 2008 Foreclosure in 22015
Cindy Jones, Real Estate Pro in Alexandria, VA
Cindy Jones answered:
I have a 3 bedroom 2 1/2 bath town house in Burke, VA.I owe $294,000 and I have a $97,000.00 home equity
Unfortunately you sound as if you may be in an situation where you owe more on the home than the current market value. The first thing you should do is call your lender and talk about ... more
0 votes Share Flag Fri Sep 19, 2008 Financing in Burke, VA
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