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Home Buying in Springfield : Real Estate Advice

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Yesterday at 6:32am
guansmeeth asked:
generally how do you change search criteria? I'm getting a lot of homes that don't meet my conditions. Thanks.
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Tue Apr 11, 2017
Kathy Burgreen answered:
You need to speak with the Office Manager / Broker in Charge. I would also start contacting a real estate attorney. Even though your agent is an independent contractor, the Broker in Charge / Office Manager is responsible for your agent's actions and has the authority to reprimand / fire your agent. ... more
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Tue Apr 19, 2016
Alysse Musgrave answered:
Yes, it really happens. You're not allowed to use someone else's money for your down payment, only your closing costs and pre-paids. And the lender limits contributions from the seller and Realtor to 3%. No exceptions.

Don't Let Them Make a Monkey Out of You! Follow the links below.

Alysse Musgrave
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Mon Apr 20, 2015
Karen Wine asked:
Sat Feb 14, 2015
Randy Stoker answered:
Contact the Realtor who listed your house for sale as the error was made upon input into their MLS system. All the information displayed on Trulia comes from MLS data systems.
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Fri Sep 19, 2014
Giorgio Danso answered:

This home is currently under contract. Would you have to be the one under contract? There are 3 others similar homes available for sale in same neighborhood. If this is your desired neighborhood I would love to send you the details of the other homes. Feel free to contact me at anytime!

best of luck,

Giorgio Danso
Coldwell Banker Residential Brokerage
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Thu Apr 24, 2014
Dallison Veach answered:
Comparable town homes in your neighborhood rent for about $2,200 per month at the moment. You need to compare your rental income less carrying costs (ie. mortgage payment, maintenance costs, vacancy rates, management fees, HOA dues, etc.) to what your projected gains in equity would be by holding onto the home. You also have to take into account possible capital gains taxes when you do sell since the home will no longer be your principal residence. You should also take into consideration whether you plan to return to the area at any time. There are lots of factors to take into consideration, but I find mapping out the costs vs. returns in a spreadsheet helps make the decision easier. ... more
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Fri Apr 11, 2014
Jose Barreto answered:
Hi Ana,

I'm not sure if you got an answer to your question somewhere else, but the best way to handle a contract and settlement on a For Sale by Owner property is to hire an attorney. An attorney will review the contract for you and make sure that you're protected. In addition, the attorney can recommend a good settlement agent that would work for you to make sure the title work and all final numbers are done correctly. Hope this helps.

Jose A. Barreto
Associate Broker - Virginia
Associate Broker - Maryland
DLP Realty
44330 Premier Plaza, Suite 100
Ashburn, VA 20147
703-626-2609 cell
571-482-3795 fax
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Tue Mar 11, 2014
Diana Watson , Coldwell Banker answered:
I see your question was posted in the other string.

I can definitely help you either way. We need to discuss market strategies as well as market conditions when doing both.

Please free to visit my website, or if you like, download the handy versatile mobile app on the go by texting “AVERY” to 87778 to search wherever and whenever.

Diana Watson, Realtor®, MRP, SFR
Avery-Hess, Realtors®
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Thu Oct 31, 2013
Faiza Alvi answered:

Two of my buyers bought after foreclosure / bankruptcy this year, they needed to wait 3 years here in Virginia. Laws may vary from state to state.
Good news for you is that it's almost been 1.5 years since you've foreclosed. Since each situation is different, I highly recommend getting together with a reputable and knowledgeable lender who can guide you through the process.
Once clients with similar situation as yours come to me, I connect them with my most trusted loan officer who can look into their file and suggest solutions. If you are currently not working with a Realtor and would like to see where you stand, please feel free to contact me directly.
Hope this information is helpful to you!!

Best Regards,
Faiza Alvi - Realtor®
AveryHess Realtors
703-389-7973 (Direct)

I believe:
Real Estate is about building relationships
& serving clients with honesty, integrity & passion.
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Sun Sep 15, 2013
Kashif Rasul answered:
Hi Sharma,

I have recently showed 2 level condo/townhouses in Centreville to my other clients. Timing is very important because there are a lot of people looking to purchase a house in this price range. I would like to meet you guys to discuss different possibilities. I am very confident that I can help you find a house you are looking for. You can call me at 703-380-1091 or email me at


Kashif Rasul
Samson Properties
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Sun Sep 15, 2013
Kashif Rasul answered:
Buying a home is very exciting. I understand, not everyone's situation is perfect and each family has different circumstances. I am here to help and I am never in a rush to make a sale. I work with different lenders who can help you with bringing your credit score up. Please call me at 703-380-1091 or email me at to discuss this in details. I look forward to talking to you.


Kashif Rasul
Samson Properties
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Sat Aug 24, 2013
slevesque3 answered:
Check out
MLS/Source ID: FX8086440
7209 Lackawanna Dr. Springfield
contact Ava Kennedy, Remax 100

home 3 bdrm 2 bath, unfinished basement, as is with over 1 1/2 acres
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Tue May 7, 2013
Laura Ibanez answered:
You can create a free account at my website:, so that you can view all the available homes for sale and/or rent. After you find one you like, I'll be happy to help show the home, guide you through the process of purchasing it or renting it. Usually, it takes 30 days to close so if your lease is expiring at the end of June, this is the best time to look. ... more
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Thu Mar 28, 2013
Gerald Hodges answered:
I would say you have waited long enough, I would recommend working with a local Bank that you can walk into if needed. Your credit score may have a minimum impact but if it is only the second inquiry which is very typical as most people shop around it is nothing to worry about. I do not believe that your current lender will have any cut in the LO fees that you decided to go with. With regards to the other answers I agree that if you are already working with a Realtor they should be able to assist you. Good Luck! ... more
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Tue Mar 19, 2013
kptyler1 answered:
I am looking to have a SFH listed in the Edsall Park community within the next 30 days for sale. 3bd/2ba.

Thank you,

Kelley Tyler
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Sun Jul 15, 2012
Rick Eul answered:
Pamela, The quick answer is yes, you can buy a home. The long answer is you will need to qualify for the mortgage. If you are collecting rent on the VA Beach property that income can be used to offset the debt of your mortgage payment. You are lucky that there are several loan programs that allow this. You will need to sit down with a lender who will review your income, assets and credit to determine how much of a loan and which loan program best fits your unique situation.
If you would like, you can call me and we can go over your loan options. I am a lender and have been originating and closing loans in Springfield for the past 25 years, I would be happy to help you.
You can either email or call me
Rick Eul
NMLS 483769
Sales Manager
EverBank Mortgage
703-967-8845 (c)
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Mon Nov 7, 2011
Diana Kryszak answered:
A townhouse is a style of a residence, as is a villa. A condominium is a type of ownership. If you have selected a community where you are interested in a property, check with a licensed real estate agent for help with the local multi list system. Remember: everything in real estate is local market and local custom.

Looking for a condo on Longboat Key? Or a Villa? Townhouse? Single family home? Estate? Condo-tel?

Let me open the doors for you?

Diana Kryszak
Michael Saunders & Company
St Armands Circle
Sarasota Florida
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Fri Sep 3, 2010
Flo Cannon answered:
Cindy is correct. You need to talk to your buyer agent for advice. If you don't have an agent working for you than a real estate attorney is the one to give you advice.
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Mon Jul 19, 2010
John Fitzgerald answered:
Have you tried Google searching homeowners associations in Summit Walk, and/or Springfield?

Have you tried to go to the Web site of the Virginia department of Professional & Occupational Regulation? Or, just searching the Commonwealth of Virginia Web site? HOA's have to file an annual report.

A lot of Springfield has powerless/inactive HOA's that don't really do anything.
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