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BRENDA STONE, Real Estate Pro in Alexandria, VA
BRENDA STONE answered:
can i buy a house in west head end alexandria for under 300k? I do not want a condo.
Penelope-
If you'd like assistance, please email me your email address and I'll send you listings.

Brenda Stone
Brendarstone@aol.com
703-615-4862
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0 votes Share Flag Mon Apr 15, 2013 Home Buying in 22311
Carolyn Lidd…, Real Estate Pro in Stafford County, VA
Carolyn Liddell answered:
My husband and I will be moving to the DC area in early September and will be looking for a house to rent. How early can we start looking?
It doesn't hurt to make a connection with a real estate agent in the area early in the process. You can start your market research now by being set up in an automatic search so that yo ... more
0 votes Share Flag Sat May 18, 2013 Rentals in Alexandria
Don Tepper, Real Estate Pro in Fairfax, VA
Don Tepper answered:
Allergic to Carpet
It depends on your budget as well as your preferences.

At the bottom is Pergo or similar. It looks nice and comes in different styles. But it can be scratched or damaged pretty easil ... more
0 votes Share Flag Sat Mar 30, 2013 Rentals in 22304
Marvin J. Fe…, Real Estate Pro in Alexandria, VA
Marvin J. Felix answered:
What should I do if I want to sell my condo and get a townhouse that I really like and my condo doesn't sell right away?
You have a few options:
1) If you do not need the proceeds of the condo sale, you may put in an offer for the TH without any contingencies
2) Put in an offer with a contingency statin ... more
0 votes Share Flag Fri Oct 25, 2013 Home Selling in 22304
Scott Godzyk, Real Estate Pro in 03109
Scott Godzyk answered:
Does any lender count part time job income if it has been less then a year on the job?
It would depend if it is the same field you were in when you changed jobs as well as your credit score and type of mortgage. The best person to ask is a local and trusted loan officer w ... more
0 votes Share Flag Tue Mar 26, 2013 Home Buying in 22304
Lisa Smith, Real Estate Pro in Alexandria, VA
Lisa Smith answered:
How can homes in Fairfax County be listed as Alexandria when they are outside of the City lines?
There is a large portion of Alexandria, outside the City of Alexandria, that is located in Fairfax County, i.e. Kingstowne, Pinecrest, Mt. Vernon, etc.
0 votes Share Flag Tue Mar 12, 2013 General Area in Alexandria
Will Nesbitt, Real Estate Pro in Alexandria, VA
Will Nesbitt answered:
What are some of your favorite restaurants in Old Town?
There are so many good ones it's hard to make even a short list. Instead of picking the obvious choices like Vermillion, or Landini Brothers, or the fun choices like O'Connell's and Ch ... more
0 votes Share Flag Mon Feb 25, 2013 Entertainment & Nightlife in 22314
Kathy Stark…, Real Estate Pro in Fairfax County, VA
Kathy Stark 703-201-9656 answered:
Rental ads don't show availability dates....why not? Looking to rent a 3-4 bedroom house or townhome in the Alexandria area, on or about 1-July.
Brett

I cannot speak to why Trulia does not show the date available but I would be happy to help you find a rental when the time comes. Based on your move date of around 7/1 it is w ... more
0 votes Share Flag Sun Feb 24, 2013 Rentals in Alexandria
Will Nesbitt, Real Estate Pro in Alexandria, VA
Will Nesbitt answered:
WHAT SHOULD I CONSIDER WHEN LOOKING FOR AN INVESTMENT PROPERTY AROUND THE DMV AREA? JUST SOMETHING SMALL TO START WITH MAYBE 100,000
In Northern VA, it's difficult to find properties that are a good investment and that are only $100k.
0 votes Share Flag Tue May 7, 2013 Home Buying in Alexandria
Maridol Garc…, Real Estate Pro in Fairfax County, VA
Maridol Garcia-Joy answered:
Any condos or townhomes for rent in the Old Town Greens or Potomac Yard section of Alexandria, VA?
Hello Jeremy,

There is only one rental available, in Poromac Yards, and it 's susbstancially above your budget. If you wish I can set you up to receive auto emails from the MLS ... more
0 votes Share Flag Tue Feb 19, 2013 For Rent in Alexandria
Erin K. Jones, Real Estate Pro in Alexandria, VA
Erin K. Jones answered:
How do banks respond to offers in a short sale?
When did your Realtor submit the counter offer? I would guess that it will still be a few weeks until you get another response from the bank. What you are describing sounds pretty norma ... more
0 votes Share Flag Thu Feb 14, 2013 Home Buying in Alexandria
Kathy Stark…, Real Estate Pro in Fairfax County, VA
Kathy Stark 703-201-9656 answered:
I have an exclusive agency aggreement with a broker and we have a buyer
Hello Bitrando

I am sorry I don't understand the question.

Kathy Stark
Weichert, Realtors
703-201-9656
kathystark@weichert.com
0 votes Share Flag Sun Feb 10, 2013 Home Buying in 22304
Frank Scheer, Renter in Orlando, FL
Frank Scheer asked:
I have a felony and I am trying to find a new apartment or place to live but can not. Any help? I have a full time job as a historical military researcher and make about 32,000 a year. I dont want to be homeless or sleeping on sofas anymore. My felony was for hacking and embezzlem...
0 votes Share Flag Wed Jan 23, 2013 Rental Basics in 22301
Lisa Frensley, Real Estate Pro in Fredericksburg, VA
Lisa Frensley answered:
What does the Trulia estimate indicate when hovering over sold homes? Is that the current estimated price? Some have lower estimates then sales price.
Hi John,

It's the last recorded sales amount. If you go into your search settings, you can turn "include estimate" off to pull up only the active for sale listings.

Are you acti ... more
0 votes Share Flag Wed Dec 4, 2013 Market Conditions in Old Town
Team Maison, Real Estate Pro in Alexandria, VA
Team Maison answered:
What does the (Trulia Estimate) mean when clicking on properties? Is that your estimate of what the house is worth now? Why are some lower?
Dear John:

AVM (Automatic Valuation Methodes) use different algorithms to arrive at an average price. The asking price may depend on when the sellers purchased the property (did the ... more
0 votes Share Flag Wed Dec 4, 2013 Market Conditions in Old Town
Ray Baumann, Real Estate Pro in Alexandria, VA
Ray Baumann answered:
When asked where to go on a Saturday night in Alexandria, where do you recommend?
I ask more questions to find out there likes and dislikes. Then I sign them up for my free weekend events calendar that offers a wide array of fun things to do on the weekend, some thin ... more
0 votes Share Flag Mon Feb 25, 2013 Entertainment & Nightlife in 22314
Ray Baumann, Real Estate Pro in Alexandria, VA
Ray Baumann answered:
What do you think weighs more on one's interpretation of safety? The types of crimes being committed in the area or the frequency of crime in general?
Types of crimes. Minor offenses tend to cause less concern to most folks I know.
0 votes Share Flag Mon Jan 21, 2013 Crime & Safety in 22314
Ray Baumann, Real Estate Pro in Alexandria, VA
Ray Baumann answered:
When someone asks you about Alexandria, what do you tell them?
I give the quick answer, a colonial era port city on the river just south of WDC and with lots of historic charm and character. It extends south to George Washington's colonial plantati ... more
0 votes Share Flag Wed Oct 2, 2013 General Area in 22314
Will Nesbitt, Real Estate Pro in Alexandria, VA
Will Nesbitt answered:
i am concerned about safety near summit apartments in alexandria....
Some people like to reference http://www.crimereports.com for information.
0 votes Share Flag Mon Jan 21, 2013 Crime & Safety in 22304
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