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Dina Azzam, Real Estate Pro in 20165
Dina Azzam answered:
what need to be done to build a house on a vacant land with trees (buildable lot)?
There are many steps to follow to get a home built. Starting with confirming zoning, permits, interviewing builders, reviewing designs, coordinating with the lender and so on.

Pleas ... more
0 votes Share Flag Tue Mar 19, 2013 Home Buying in 22066
Scott Godzyk, Real Estate Pro in 03109
Scott Godzyk answered:
Neighbor erected a fence adjacent to my property after receiving approval from HOA.
You will have to read your bylaws and perhaps will need to meet with an attorney to get some advice regarding your specific state laws. Anything you do should be in writing with your pr ... more
0 votes Share Flag Tue Sep 18, 2012 Home Buying in Great Falls
Samuel Smith, Real Estate Pro in Virginia
Samuel Smith answered:
I have a buyer who wants my property for development sight unseen. Is this a red flag?
Not necessarily. Are you looking to sell? If the price seems fair to you there is no reason not to consider it. There are many developers out there looking for properties in old neighbo ... more
0 votes Share Flag Tue Jun 26, 2012 Home Selling in 22066
Faiza Alvi, Real Estate Pro in Woodbridge, VA
Faiza Alvi answered:
What is the average assesed value of a one acre lot in Great Falls?
Hello Travis:

Basically, it all depends on the exact location of the lot, condition of the land, perc approved etc. The approximate value can range between $450,000 - $650,000.

H ... more
0 votes Share Flag Sun May 6, 2012 Home Buying in Great Falls
The Spear Re…, Real Estate Pro in 22066
The Spear Realty Group answered:
My county tax value in zip 22066 dropped 11% from 2010. Was this typical for 22066, has it gone back up since the 1 Jan evaluation. Value is $1.156M
Dear Doug,

Due to the subjective nature of tax assessments in Northern VA, we use these purely as a just one of our market valuation tools because if you neighborhood suffered from m ... more
0 votes Share Flag Sat Nov 12, 2011 Market Conditions in 22066
Phil Rotondo, Real Estate Pro in 32940
Phil Rotondo answered:
I need an expert appraiser to value a lot/land I would like to buy in Great Falls, VA. Does the appraiser have to have knowledge of Great Falls?
Good Morning Fred;
It would help; but if the appraiser is an expert appraiser you should be in good hands.
It has been in my experience that appraisers will consult with local Real Es ... more
0 votes Share Flag Sun Jan 9, 2011 Home Buying in Great Falls
Dan Tabit, Real Estate Pro in 98074
Dan Tabit answered:
Real Estate Agent as facilitator?
What the blog describes isn't much different from what many agents do. Forget the phrasing, "facilitator" interview agents and discuss what services they ... more
0 votes Share Flag Sun Jul 11, 2010 Home Buying in 22066
Don Tepper, Real Estate Pro in Fairfax, VA
Don Tepper answered:
Could anyone recommend to me a reliable home appraiser? I am looking for someone who is appropriately conservative and will base their quote from
In today's market, most appraisers tend to be on the conservative side. Very, very few are inclined to give an inflated value.

However, if you're in the market to buy a hom ... more
0 votes Share Flag Sat May 31, 2014 Home Buying in 22066
William, Home Buyer in 20182
William answered:
I'm looking for a Realtor who would be willing to work with me as a consultant. My email is Please email if you are
Wow, no one willing to consult? There are so many people on here willing to respond, I thought I would have 20 takers.....strange..
0 votes Share Flag Thu Sep 2, 2010 Home Buying in 22066
George J. Cr…, Real Estate Pro in Vienna, VA
George J. Creed answered:
If a short sale has negotiator and BPO done and bank also have an approved price, does this mean that etting answer for your offer won't take
Good question. I have found that many third party approvals need 2 property valuations; often a BPO (which may or may not be worth much) and a second evaluation/opinion. In my experienc ... more
0 votes Share Flag Mon Mar 8, 2010 Home Buying in 22066
Grace Morioka, Real Estate Pro in Sunnyvale, CA
Grace Morioka answered:
Must you have a real estate broker's license to start a residential property management company or is a real estate license sufficient?
Hello Mpk73 and thanks for your question.

In most states, an agent's license is sufficient to serve as the manager for a residential property, however--and this is the big &quo ... more
0 votes Share Flag Fri Nov 27, 2009 General Area in 22066
Sue Richey, Real Estate Pro in Fairfax County, VA
Sue Richey answered:
Why are half the houses listed here in Great Falls posted by 'franklymls' ?I know that a lot of these are not franklymls's listings...
Hi Anmarie, In Trulia, agents have to "claim" their listings and if they don't they are not linked to a specific agent and I agree, it does make it confusing who to call ... more
0 votes Share Flag Thu Oct 22, 2009 Home Buying in 22066
Christine Sh…, Real Estate Pro in 22039
Christine Shevock answered:
We are looking to buy a house in Great Falls, VA because of the schools.
You're right, Langley is consistently in the top 5 high schools in Fairfax County and usually is #1.
0 votes Share Flag Wed Aug 25, 2010 Home Buying in Great Falls
Monika Kumar…, Real Estate Pro in 22181
Monika Kumar & Realty Geeks answered:
Can a ratified short sale contract, approved by the lender, be 'cancelled' by the seller?
I feel you must have a short sale addendum attached to it and the SS approval letter was not yet delivered so I guess nothing much. But I feel the pain, the thing is lenders themselves ... more
0 votes Share Flag Wed Sep 16, 2009 Home Buying in 22066
Gordon Johns…, Real Estate Pro in Canton, MI
Gordon Johnson answered:
I want to buy a house which is for short sale. what is your advise?
You certainly can try to put the deal together yourself, I believe you would not get the outcome that you desire. A buyers agent will be able to help you determine what the property is ... more
0 votes Share Flag Mon Jan 10, 2011 Foreclosure in 22066
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