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Home Buying in Leesburg : Real Estate Advice

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Thu Dec 8, 2016
Iman55ali asked:
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Tue May 12, 2015
Bob Barden asked:
Please We have called Trulia and have emailed Zillow. Still it has not changed. 613 Stribling Court, Leesburg Va 20175 (it's on…
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Mon Dec 8, 2014
garypuntman answered:
I think that you should be able to get one eventually. You will have to work with a financial advisor to make sure you are on the right path to having this work for you. You need to make sure you build up a good credit score. ... more
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Sun Oct 12, 2014
Mike and Flori Wagner answered:
I'd have you talk to my local lender lady Kristi Hardy with Atlantic Coast Mortgage. I have worked with her for 10 years and she is just a delight. A 15 minute conversation with her will get you on the right path, Here number is 571 246 6767. Call me if you have any questions at 703 606 7277. Cheers! ~M ... more
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Thu May 22, 2014
Beth Seifart answered:
Each communities mentioned have their own "feel". Middleburg is "Hunt Country". You will find art, wines and more established homes many with acreage. Leesburg is "History". You walk through the Historic District and feel like you are back in time. Purcellville is a small town where "Everyone Knows Your Name"(not really but it is a quiet town). All three communities have their vineyards, homes with mountain views. You want a home with character any one of these communities have that. I live in the area and love it because we are only 1 hour or so from DC but it feels like we are so much further. For the most part the pace is slower but you still have all the conveniences you could want. Let me know if you need anything I would love to help you!

I hope this helps!
Beth Seifart
Keller Williams Realty - Leesburg, VA
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Mon Nov 11, 2013
Brian Nguyen answered:
The best thing for you to do now is to speak with a lender directly to qualify for a loan. When you apply for a loan, lenders like myself will need to look at several different things if you are trying to prequalify for a loan. 1) Proof of income for each person that will be on the mortgage which can be demonstrated through: one month of pay stubs, previous year's W-2 forms and tax returns, official documentation to demonstrate other forms of income (alimony, child support, etc.), and two year's tax returns if self-employed (all schedules, all pages) 2) Credit Report which they will pull 3) Employment History or Business Tax Returns if you're Self Employed 4) Personal assets such as: Recent balances and statements for bank accounts, most recent account statement demonstrating market value of any investments (stocks, bonds or certificates of deposit), documentation showing interest in retirement funds, face amount and cash value of life insurance policies, value of significant pieces of personal property, debt information, the balances and account numbers of your current loans and debts, including car loans, credit card balances and any other loans you may have. These are just a few things you should have ready when you begin your buying process. Well I hope this helps, if you have any other questions or need a loan please contact me through the information on my profile page. I hope this helps and good luck! Good luck! Brian Nguyen Sr. Mortgage Banker Phone: 949.667.2887 ... more
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Tue Sep 10, 2013
Vicky Chrisner answered:
The question is too subjective for anyone to answer for you, but I recommend you make your own decision by tapping into a number of resources. 1. As previously mentioned, the local police are a good resource. For the county, that's the Loudoun County Sherriffs office, but in Leesburg (where this property is) it would be the Leesburg Town Police. I'd open the dialog by asking if there is an active neighborhood watch in the area where the property is and then asking if you can get copies of the notes from those meetings. 2. Both police departments report to so I recommend checking out that site. 3. Also, when visiting, look at the area... are people hanging out in street corners, what do the cars look like, do you see overcrowding, trash in the street, etc? Talk to neighbors. You'd be surprised just how much looking at those things will tell you. 4. This property has HOA and I think they have a web site- check to see if you can find copies of recent meeting minutes and/or call the management office and request that information. I hope these suggestions are helpful. If you need more assistance please feel free to contact me directly ~ 703-669-3142 or ... more
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Sat Mar 2, 2013
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Sat Mar 2, 2013
Richard Hampton answered:
The homeowner may have felt as though you were interfering. However, as has already been stated, this being America, you are free to say pretty much anything in this situation. I am also sorry this happened to you, but consider that you can accurately state that your plumbing is up to snuff when it comes time for you to sell! ... more
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Thu Oct 11, 2012
Alison Hillman answered:
Hi there-

Very good question! Check out some market trends here on Trulia:

Hope this helps!
Ali, Community Manager
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Sun Aug 12, 2012
Debra (Debbie) Rose answered:
I just read the link that was provided below..............if I understand that, it seems like you were not yet approved by your first lender - possibly even turned down..........the time frame for obtaining your loan seems to have passed, and you are on an can now understand if the sellers are getting frustrated with you..............did you go to a 2nd lender in the hope they will approve you? I am not quite sure what has transpired.

There are some missing parts to this really do need legal advice.
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Wed Jun 16, 2010
Jennifer Rivera answered:
If your clients have a VA loan, look into a VA compromise. Hope this helps.
Jennifer Rivera
Move4Free Realty
571-292-5377 x 112
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Mon Mar 22, 2010
Voices Member answered:
Anja is correct, the benefit is for the military family selling the property. Not the buyer. Check out the link to the Homeowner Assistance Program website for a better understanding of how the program works. Our "local" field office is in Savannah. Their number is 800-861-8144. Good Luck. ... more
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Tue Feb 9, 2010
Shannon Casper answered:
I am an agent in VA and WV. It might be possible to purchase in a home but thier are allot of details that need to be explored. Is this going to be long term investment and what region will you be looking. VA nad WV have some good areas to invest in and some that are more risky with the current market conditions. If you would like more insight into this feel free to contact me directly. I would be happy to help guide you thought exploring your options.

I personally purchased my first home when I was 20 years old. You have an ambitious financial goal.
Shannon Casper
Keller Williams Realty
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Fri Oct 9, 2009
Barbara Swavely answered:
I would be happy to help you <call/email me!
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Mon Jul 27, 2009
Vicky Chrisner answered:
Yolanda, I am sorry, but my opinion is that you and your siblings are too young and not financially established enough to even consider this. Save some money, build some credit, wait until you are abit older and more established. Then, if you want to buy with your siblings, great. Chances are you'll decide to buy individually or with your spouses. Buy as early as you can, but not before you're really ready. We're talking about buying something that you get a 30 year loan for. You don't even know how long 30 years is yet. You can't even remember 20 years. You're not ready. YET. It will come soon enough, I promise. In the mean time, get the book "Automatic Millionaire" by David Bach and follow his advice to the letter. It will take you far. ... more
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Sun May 24, 2009
Vicky Chrisner answered:
Ms - To answer your first question - no, a seller can't just cancel a contract without reason or agreement of all parties, without risking potentially facing a lawsuit for breach of contract. In fact, if a seller dies while his property is under contract, the contract is binding on the heirs. Contracts are serious business.

Even when one terminates a contract based on a contingency, it is still best practice to get a release signed by both parties. The release authorizes distribution of the escrow deposit; but also releases both parties from further claims from the other party. With out it, you may or may not get the escrow released, perhaps more importantly, you could potentially risk future claim and face a lawsuit for breach of contract - and in VA they have 5 years to file that. Don't you want a release? I would.

I hope this answers your question?

There are was to move forward without getting a signature, but there are so many variables it would be hard to advise you. I am in Leesburg, if you have a question and you don't have an agent, feel free to call me; I will give you whatever advise I can and can connect you with an attorney if necessary.

Keller Williams
Leesburg, VA
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Sat Feb 14, 2009
Vivianne Rutkowski answered:
$59,500 for a Single Family home is a great bargain by the Washington, D.C. cost of living index....

In Leesburg, Virginia, in 2008-2009, 20yr+ homes in need of TLC start at $200K.
$250K might buy a small, but reasonably nice home.
Newer end-unit TH start at $250K as well.

Kevin needs to think hard about his options and his comfort level as to financing etc.

His goal should be not just to purchase the house, but also to be able to KEEP it.
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Wed Jun 4, 2008
Weichert Realtors answered:
Its all according to who you used for closing (title company) ., You signed at settlement a document that simply said "compliance agreement" and so did the seller, so if anyone is short they have the right to go after it and dont worry about it ,. ... more
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