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Thu Aug 25, 2016
Pvw1999 asked:
Mon Apr 25, 2016
Sally Grenier answered:
What are you referring to specifically? If buyer is trying to terminate the transaction, due to inability to get loan approval...then yes, it's entirely reasonable for the seller and listing agent to ask for proof from Buyer's lender that that is the case. Buyer and seller have entered into a legally binding contract. The seller is taking a risk by accepting a buyer's offer, and essentially taking the property off the market while buyer does their due diligence. If buyer terminates, there needs to be a good reason. If buyer is just having cold feet, and it's not due to loan issues, I'd say seller should keep the earnest money. By the way, you really need to be asking your agent this question. ... more
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Tue Apr 5, 2016
Helene King answered:
IF you would consider renting it to a retired school teacher who needs it by May 15th you have a deal. If I like the house, I will negotiate buying it from you when A bond I have matures the end of September.
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Sun Feb 28, 2016
Jritenour answered:
Who own the property at 836 Washington Ave and who is paying the Real Estate Taxes on the property?
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Thu Feb 25, 2016
Amelia Robinette answered:
sure you can buy a house at any price you can negotiate with the seller. you won't be able to get a purchase mortgage loan for more than that sales price.
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Fri Jan 22, 2016
Amelia Robinette answered:
your estate attorney should be able to help you with could also hire an appraiser to create an appraisal report. as long as the condition of the home hasn't deteriorated since TOD, you should be able to get a retro-value.

now if someone has trashed the place since then, it will be difficult to determine.
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Sun Dec 13, 2015
Rita Webster asked:
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Mon May 4, 2015
Marie maria answered:
Their are several but they seem to busy ALWAYS to assist in showing them to you. They are not assertive. It's tiring and customer relations has become a thing of the past.
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Thu Apr 23, 2015
Aaron and Cheree Tiry answered:
Have you checked out the "rent" section at the top of Trulia? There may be something in there. Otherwise you could also check to see what they have for posted for rentals. ... more
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Wed Apr 22, 2015
Frances Johnston Rudin asked:
My trailer is in need of serious work and I am selling it. I need a place asap that will accept pet and not much more than 600 @month
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Tue Apr 14, 2015
Noah Seidenberg answered:
It can't be done. Section 8 is subsidized by the government. You have to make below a certain income to qualify for section 8.
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Tue Feb 10, 2015
Tim Moore answered:
Go to the listing - find the link named MORE, under it is a drop down menu with FLAG - Click it

Also - Never Ever send money = those are scams
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Thu Jul 17, 2014
Jeremy Vogan answered:
I have some beautiful new homes going up in Waynesboro
Jeremy Vogan
Countryside HomeCrafters, LC
540 487 0480
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Mon Mar 17, 2014
Josh Barnett answered:
Ask your REALTOR member for an estimate cost to buyer.
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Tue Dec 3, 2013
Debbie Shickel answered:
Rentals in the area are not usually in the mls and comps are not offered for rentals in the mls. The best way is compare the rental prices you are getting from landlords or management companies to see what the range is for rentals. There is a website you may find helpful. It is and they have may have the information you are looking for in answer to all of your questions.
Debbie Shickel, GRI
Bishop Realty
459 Lee Jackson Hwy.
Staunton, Va. 24401
Licensed for Real Estate in the Commonwealth of Virginia
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Tue Dec 3, 2013
Debbie Shickel answered:
Depending on whether you are renting from an apartment complex, from an owner or a rental agency the cost of an apartment can vary depending on whether utilities are included and what other amenities are offered with the apartment. You can find 1bd/1bath from as low as 400 and a 2b/1b would be around 450 depending on area, type of apartment, whether utilities are included and whether any other amenities are offered in the rent. ... more
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Wed Oct 23, 2013
Luther and Debbie Dixon answered:
Our home is in Augusta County and we have gas. We heat, cook and enjoy our fireplace for an economical budget bill of $78 per month.
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Sun Aug 18, 2013
Carolyn Liddell answered:
Not to sound like a pessimistic but anything can happen; there are no guarantees. As the others mentioned there are a variety of contingencies that could be in the contract or requirements that need to be met:

-home inspection (termite, well, & septic inspections) : if issues are not resolved, or if both parties do not come to agreement, the buyer may back out - or not get financing in the case of termite, well, & septic.

-appraisal: does the house meet or exceed sales price, if not, and if the seller isn't willing to come down, the bank may not provide financing. Or there may conditions that the seller needs to resolve.

-financing: the buyer has an approval letter based on a certain point in time, but the loan has to get through underwriting and meet all conditions. Also, the bank pulls credit again right before closing - something new may show up that negatively impacts the score or ratios.

-HOA documents: purchaser has 3 days once received to rescind their offer.

-final walk through: items to be left in the home and in working order: the purchaser does a final walk through of the home immediately before settlement, to ensure that all items attached to the home are still there, appliances and systems in working order, no damage / issues identified. Seller would usually have the option of resolving these.

-clear title / survey / boundaries: the title search and a survey may identify issues that need to be resolved by the seller.

Work closely with your Realtor throughout this process, staying on top of contingencies and their deadlines. If issues or obstacles arise, stay calm, and look for ways to mutually resolve the concerns.
Good Luck with your Sale,
Carolyn Liddell
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Wed Aug 7, 2013
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Fri Aug 2, 2013
Kayla Metcalf answered:
Hello, Here is a rental available in Waynesboro, VA :
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