Your agent would be a good place to start. As an agent I've been on more inspections than I can count. I've seen good inspectors and some who I would never recommend. My advice to an inspector is to find everything, tell the truth and if required we’ll kill the deal. I don’t want my clients buying a bad house.
That said, all homes have issues. I inform my buyers that the issues with most homes can be resolved for around $2000. Often times there are a laundry list of small items but occasionally there are one or two major issues which need immediate attention.
Your inspector should be licensed and accredited by the American Society of Home Inspectors. I've included a link below.... more
Hi Jennifer- Your speaking of two separate things; An apraisal and your assesment. Your assement is what the county bases your taxes and on and does not affect your value of your home. I have seen homes sell for well above assement as well as well below. The market will dictate what the value of your home is.... more
Absolutely!! Counter both offers...just make sure that you do not SIGN 2 offers.
Negotiation is the most fun part of making a deal work. Both parties will get some and give some. It is just part of the process.
Everything is negotiable, the price, the terms, the closing date...everything.
Best of Luck to you!
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Keller Williams Treasure Coast
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Very likely yes.
I don't know what the standard lease form in Richmond provides, but the standard lease form in Northern Virginia has a check box specifying whether the tenant is to pay the water bill. And on a rental property I own--that box is checked and the renter pays the water bill.
I'm not a lawyer, so what follows isn't legal advice. However . . .
Even if a landlord didn't use the standard Realtor-approved lease, the question really would be whether it's prohibited. If Richmond prohibits it, then it wouldn't be legal. However, if Richmond is silent on the matter, then a landlord certainly could charge for water.
It can get a bit stickier if you're living in a multi-unit building and you'd be expected to pay the entire bill. Or a bit more complex if a single bill is going to be prorated among multiple tenants. Then you'd just want to make sure you were comfortable with the split, or the process by which it was determined how much you owed.
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In Chesterfield the average DOM for 2008 - 76.31, 2009 - 74.25, 2010 - 75.43, 2011 - 80.04
Richmond overall - DOM 2008- 67.41, 2009 - 85.53, 2010 - 64.73, 2011 71.02
You know that you can look this up on RE STATS on MLS.... more
I don't know where to find that information but be sure to have a thorough title search done as their may be mechanic or other liens on the property.
If the property is not completed you'll have difficulty obtaining financing.
There is no way to sell a house FAST without doing an aggressive price valuation to make it sell fast. Unless you sell it yourself you should be prepared to pay some company a commission to sell it for you. There are people who will buy your home too, but understand they are not going to give you anything near top dollar, more like 70% of its value - but its sold. If you have a lot of equity this can work, if you have no equity or if the house is worth less than you owe, then you are going to have to go the short sale route.... more
I can help you with that. Long and Foster has a strong rental department that will assist you with finding just the right place.
My info is below; let me know if I can help.
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Hi Marie- You should have received a letter from a foreclosure attorney with sale date. If not you can google your address and add "trustee sale" to the end of it. In VA the attorney has to post an add 3 times in the legal section of the Richmond Times Dispatch stating that there is a foreclosure sale on the property. If you need help short selling the home then let me know, I've closed close to 25 short sales successfully and have a 98% success rate. Don't let the bank foreclose on it or your credit will be damaged for 7 to 10 years and you will always have to disclose it anytime you fill out a credit application.
Ryan C. Sanford
The Ryan Sanford Team
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This is truly a "which came first the chicken or the egg" type question because both 4bedroom and larger sized rooms can be real factors to todays typical buyer.
We lean toward recommending doing what it takes to meet your specific needs for you as the owner. Worrying about what the future owner is going to prefer may be premature and unnecessary. Unless you do something radical with the plan, you can trust the future buyers will appreciate either direction you elect to go.
Just because you are upside-down, does not mean you have a short sale. You need to have a hardship - like you lost your job, missed 12 house payments, that type of circumstance.
Cash for keys may be an option, but only if the bank agrees, and you have shown your hardship.
( this is an over-simplified explaination, see a good agent for help in Richmond )
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The west side is very nice and as safe as most anyplace else. The fan area is downtown and is nice if you like that style there. The north side is also very nice. I have agent friends there if you need a name.... more
Consider calling the Richmond Police department. They will be able to provide you with information regarding crime in the area and crime statistics.
If you would like a copy of the SOL school test scores, send me an email and I will be happy to provide these to you. Tony@TonyProto.com
In todays market as a buyer you have a lot of purchasing power. Find out from a qualified loan officer what you can be approved for price-wise, then look for a SF home that meets your requirements. In the long run you will find that a SF home will be a place that you can grow into and stay longer and won't have to move a few years down the road because you've out grown it.
Good luck in your pursuits!
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John Hall & Associates
Please note that the reason for the question is, upon asking the listing agent for a copy of the HOA docs they never responded. In the past I would expect this, because of the compensation situation but now with the new 3% they also receive I feel it equalizes the amount of work both brokers are responsible for.
What are everyone else's thoughts.... more
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