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Ron Thomas, Real Estate Pro in Fresno, CA
Ron Thomas answered:
How does the purchase of a "foreclosure" differ from the purchase of a house that is being sold by the owner. Is it more difficult?
for one thing; a Foreclosure necessitates a Buyer's Agent for you.
for a FSBO, you are free to make your own mistakes.

A Foreclosure will have a Clear Title and all the Liens will b ... more
0 votes Share Flag Fri Jan 18, 2013 Home Buying in Chevy Chase
Richard Iaro…, Real Estate Pro in Crofton, MD
Richard Iarossi answered:
Foreclosures in Friendship Heights
If you're talking about foreclosures sold at auction on the courthouse steps, most of the time they are taken back by the bank. The bank will eventually put it back in inventory with a ... more
0 votes Share Flag Thu Oct 17, 2013 Home Buying in 20815
Matthew T. S…, Real Estate Pro in Perry Hall, MD
Matthew T. Smoot (Asso Broker) answered:
I am trying to get a blank copy of GCAAR form 1317 (Release Agreement). Buyer's agent has been less than responsive. Any suggestions?
You need to call your agent's broker so that he/ she can resolve the problem for you.
0 votes Share Flag Tue Dec 13, 2011 Home Buying in 20815
Jeff Escher, Real Estate Pro in Rockville, MD
Jeff Escher answered:
How common is it for homes in bethesda/chevy chase to come back w/ evidence of termites?
I'd say it's pretty common. As one home inspector put it, "there are 2 types of homes. Ones that had termites, and ones that will have them."

Depending on th ... more
0 votes Share Flag Tue Oct 18, 2011 Home Buying in Chevy Chase
Phil Rotondo, Real Estate Pro in Brevard County, FL
Phil Rotondo answered:
do sellers have any rights if a buyer backs out 2 hours prior to signing? we had a sales agreement and 2 extentions because of paper work on his end.
Every situation is different. But whatever rights you have should be discussed with your attorney.
0 votes Share Flag Mon Oct 3, 2011 Home Selling in 20815
Melissa Bark…, Real Estate Pro in Arlington County, VA
Melissa Barkalow answered:
we are looking in the MD, No Va, Dc area and my wife want to live within walking distance to shops, etc. looking in the 650k range..recommendations?
Do you want to live on a metro line? There are many good neighborhoods to chose from. Do you want to be closer to work or does that not matter? Bethesda, Rockville, Silver Spring, many ... more
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Anna Brocco, Real Estate Pro in Nassau County, NY
Anna Brocco answered:
I want to buy a high rise condo built in 1978.I am going to live there for long time(like 30 years?)Do you think the building structure will be ok ?
Keep in mind that in some areas there buildings that are way much older--as for the building structure down the road--none of can really answer for sure, as none of us will know the in ... more
0 votes Share Flag Thu Dec 23, 2010 Home Buying in 20815
Ramesh Chand…, Real Estate Pro in Arlington County, VA
Ramesh Chandra answered:
Am interested in moving my family into the Rock Creek Forest Elementary area & am unsure whether to rent or buy?Any interesting?
I would have to ask u so many qs. to give u the right answer.
I am assuming that u r looking in Chevy chase side , not silver spring side.
That alone can make a difference.
Please co ... more
0 votes Share Flag Mon Apr 8, 2013 Home Buying in Chevy Chase
rockinblu, Other/Just Looking in Austin, TX
rockinblu answered:
i have a signed contract from a buyer,he missed the settlement,do i have options?
Are you sure you weren't the one that missed it? Did you forget that you asked basically the same question yesterday, or are you hoping for a better answer? Mine would have been to hire ... more
0 votes Share Flag Fri Sep 2, 2011 Home Selling in 20815
Bruce Lemieux, Real Estate Pro in Montgomery County, MD
Bruce Lemieux answered:
DC Family leaving city for a close-in Bethesda or Chevy Chase neighborhood close to Rock Creek Park. Ideas?
Mark, there's a lot of great neighborhoods in Bethesda and Chevy Chase. For most buyers, it comes down to price -- you don't get a lot for your money here. The location, however, is f ... more
0 votes Share Flag Mon Jun 28, 2010 Home Buying in 20815
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Voices Member answered:
What if sellers don't reply to notice to void contract?
I wonder why this wasn't mailed with signature of receipt required (certified)...while they don't have to reply, having your agent stop by the property to obtain signatures might make y ... more
0 votes Share Flag Tue Aug 16, 2011 Home Buying in 20815
Vicky Chrisn…, Real Estate Pro in 20176
Vicky Chrisner answered:
How specific do you need to be when backing out of a contract based on a home inspection?
read your contract. you may HAVE to offer to allow the seller to fix things., and you'd have to be specific.
0 votes Share Flag Sun Jun 7, 2009 Home Buying in 20815
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