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John R Beave…, Real Estate Pro in Portsmouth, VA
John R Beavers answered:
wythe nighborhood is it really that bad?
You usually only hear the bad news about any neighborhood. I suggest you contact the Hampton Police Dept. and ask them about the crime statistics for the Wythe area. Then you can make a ... more
0 votes Share Flag Mon Jun 2, 2014 Home Buying in Wythe
Angie Harrin…, Real Estate Pro in Newport News, VA
Angie Harrington answered:
The original price was 290000. Appraisal came back at 220000. down payment fha 3.5. My question is
Did you ask your lender to calculate the settlement fees based on the new price of $220,000--assuming the seller is willing and able to drop his/her price there? If so, can you compare ... more
0 votes Share Flag Sun Jan 13, 2013 Home Buying in 23661
Tim Moore, Real Estate Pro in Kitty Hawk, NC
Tim Moore answered:
I am a agent in Orlando FL, just curious about what are the nicer areas to buy here. I moved away several years ago. I have heard Kings Colony?
If you are an agent you must know that to answer your question is not something a Realtor would do. Who are we to tell someone what is nice or not? That is totally up to you - the buyer ... more
0 votes Share Flag Thu Dec 27, 2012 Home Buying in Hampton
Ronald and M…,  in Newport News County,...
Ronald and Marilyn Rivera answered:
How can my friend let the sellers know that he had a lousy agent, who gave the wrong advice for about financing the house?
Lia,

This sounds like a delicate and complicated situation. I can give you the options available, but there is more information I need to know in order to accurately give you specif ... more
0 votes Share Flag Sat Nov 24, 2012 Home Buying in 23661
Shari Rocks, Real Estate Pro in Hampton, VA
Shari Rocks answered:
I AM BUYING AN INVESTMENT HOME BETWEEN JANUARY AND FEBRUARY TO RENT OUT. MY RANGE IS 100K - 150K. I PLAN ON NEGOTIATING TO A RANGE FROM 55K TO 75K
I would suggest you speak with a local lender that deals with investment lending. From my practices, down payments normally range from 10-20% of purchase price (sometimes more with inv ... more
0 votes Share Flag Tue Dec 18, 2012 Home Buying in Hampton Roads Center
Sally Grenier, Real Estate Pro in Longmont, CO
Sally Grenier answered:
I am currently looking to buy a house in Hampton, I live in foxhill now and like this area as well as big bethel area...
Hopefully you'll get some responses from agents in your area. If not, your best bet is to contact a local REALTOR. He/she can create a search in the local MLS system. You can also ask f ... more
0 votes Share Flag Sat Sep 29, 2012 Home Buying in Hampton
Gary Bodie, Real Estate Pro in Hampton, VA
Gary Bodie answered:
I am interested in finding a condo or townhouse for rent to own due to some credit issues. I currently pay 1120 in rent.
Shirley;
I have a 3/1 house that I could do rent to own. 48 Cedar Ave, Newport News. Rent is $895. Rent to own for $995 with $200/month non refundable credit. $1000 deposit. Let m ... more
0 votes Share Flag Wed Oct 24, 2012 Home Buying in Hampton
Tim Moore, Real Estate Pro in Kitty Hawk, NC
Tim Moore answered:
FreddieMAC: Have to wait to Ask for an extension on closing date?
Done that been there and am here now too. This all sounds strangely familiar. I wrote an offer on a house and was told I had top go Homepath. After a couple weeks they told me that the ... more
0 votes Share Flag Fri Feb 24, 2012 Home Buying in 23664
Joe McAvoy, Real Estate Pro in Newport News, VA
Joe McAvoy answered:
Best location work in Norfolk and Hampton
Hi Dolores,

I just answered your last question about flooding concerns and neighborhood values and saw this question as well. One of the best locations for commutes split between Ne ... more
0 votes Share Flag Wed Nov 14, 2012 Home Buying in Hampton Roads Center
Dan Tabit, Real Estate Pro in Issaquah, WA
Dan Tabit answered:
Error and Omission Claim?
First Time,
Errors and omissions insurance is not for the buyer, but for the agent’s protection. I want to address your question from a different perspective however. I worke ... more
0 votes Share Flag Wed Nov 14, 2012 Home Buying in Hampton Roads Center
John R Beave…, Real Estate Pro in Portsmouth, VA
John R Beavers answered:
I want to upgrade to a larger home. I have a corner 2story condo in great condition and location. Should I sell it OR rent it out and keep it as an?
Real estate is usually a good investment and if you do not need the equity to purchase your new home maybe keeping it would be good. There are other conditions that should be addressed ... more
0 votes Share Flag Sat Jul 31, 2010 Home Buying in Hampton
Deandrea Dee…, Real Estate Pro in Manassas, VA
Deandrea DeeDee Jones answered:
Is there a website that list only new construction homes in yorktown, hampton and newport news Virginia?
Go to http://DJonesRealEstate.com click on property wizard and set up an account, log on and click on advanced search, when you enter your search criteria besure to click the new constr ... more
0 votes Share Flag Sun May 24, 2009 Home Buying in Hampton
Kihalani Pay…,  in 23692
Kihalani Payton answered:
My job is relocating to the hampton area (enterprise parkway); and I plan to purchase a new construction home.
Hello Danny - congratulations on your move to Hampton Roads - you job location is within minutes of great shopping, entertainment, colleges/universities - there are new constructions si ... more
0 votes Share Flag Sun Jul 19, 2009 Home Buying in Hampton
Vicky Chrisn…, Real Estate Pro in Purcellvile, VA
Vicky Chrisner answered:
Can we withdrawal from an offer we put on a house? We made a bid on a house and the sellers countered. The
Kim - the general answer is, if it is ratified, then no, you can't just withdraw. However, talk with your agent. Sometimes there are other "outs" within the contract. SInce you're in ... more
0 votes Share Flag Wed Nov 26, 2008 Home Buying in Hampton
john womeldo…, Real Estate Pro in Williamsburg, VA
john womeldorf answered:
Looking for a good, proven, hard-working buyer's agent in Hampton VA area.....
Go to www.MrWilliamsburg.com and then click the link that says "Read what clients are saying about MrWilliamsburg! " I am happy to share contact info for any of my past buyer client ... more
0 votes Share Flag Wed Oct 15, 2008 Home Buying in Hampton
Alvin Lapitan, Other/Just Looking in Virginia Beach, VA
Alvin Lapitan answered:
I will be relocating to the Hampton VA area and will be considering the purchase of a home.
Hi there Dan, and an early welcome to the area! It appears from your question, you are asking them to gauge the negotiating power and experience that the agent you choose may have? I' ... more
0 votes Share Flag Thu Oct 2, 2008 Home Buying in Hampton, VA
Kihalani Pay…,  in 23692
Kihalani Payton answered:
My husband and I are looking to purchase a home in the Bellgrade area of Hampton. From what we have been
Hello there -

Bellgrade is a very nice neighborhood w/ a good re-sale value. Due to the current market - sellers are reducing their sales price to sell their homes now days - homes ... more
0 votes Share Flag Sat Jun 21, 2008 Home Buying in Hampton, VA
Alvin Lapitan, Other/Just Looking in Virginia Beach, VA
Alvin Lapitan answered:
I am looking for a home in the Hampton area near Langley AFB. What are some good neighborhoods in the 200k?
Hi Erin, and welcome to the area (early welcome). Your best option is to consult with a local real estate agent. Contact me for some great referrals of agents I know, or research one ... more
0 votes Share Flag Thu Jun 19, 2008 Home Buying in Hampton, VA
Carol Andres…,  in Pittsburgh, PA
Carol Andres Baer, Realtor® answered:
Need info on pa areas we are looking into buying at.
Aly,
I'd be happy to help you any way that I can. Are you relocating for a job? The Greater Pittsburgh Area is alot of ground to cover. Do you need to be in the viciity of a specifi ... more
0 votes Share Flag Thu May 8, 2008 Home Buying in Hampton, VA
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