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Home Buying in Chantilly : Real Estate Advice

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Mon Feb 5, 2018
Derek Zacharias answered:
Don't Buy from integrity homes they just want your money. They are not will in to budge on anything, DONT BUY INTEGRITY HOMES!!! Everything is fine a dandy when you are going through the process of buying the home, but after they just drop you like a bad habit. ... more
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Thu Dec 21, 2017
Sradoc9 answered:
Dishonest seller's that inflate their prices based on below grade square footage don't want to accept VA loans because they are subject to appraisal. When a formal appraisal is done the above grade square footage only gets assessed. If a seller doesn't want to accept a VA loan then it is a sign that they are not providing a full disclosure. Best thing to do is walk away from the deal at that point as a buyer. It's shady deals that nearly ruined America in 2008. ... more
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Wed Jul 26, 2017
Uniquetobeme answered:
Now the rent is over $1,100 and there was recently a gang-related stabbing on Pan Am. The roads are in sorry shape, and the company that owns the park is a corporation that doesn't mind if the residents have to work two or more jobs to survive, as long as they get their 6+ million a year in lot rent. I can't wait to move out of here. ... more
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Mon Nov 14, 2016
arshadazeem asked:
I am interested in buying a house in Chantilly, VA (Loudoun County, VA). After placing the offer i learnt that the seller didn't get permits for the finished basement. I asked him to…
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Wed Sep 28, 2016
Mark McDaniel asked:
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Thu Feb 12, 2015
Anil Khanna CPA/Realtor answered:
If you have not found an agent to assist you, please contact me at 703-625-6731. I live and work in the Chantilly area and can guide you in your search.
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Thu Feb 12, 2015
Anil Khanna CPA/Realtor answered:
Please call me at 703-625-6731 as I live and work in Chantilly and can assist you with finding good schools and homes that may meet your needs.
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Sun Feb 1, 2015
Lidia Dennis answered:
Van Metre Home Builder is one of the best Builders in Northern Virginia I worked with. Depending on the building stage where the Builder can be flexible. You will know for sure if Van Metre would allow the credit- if you ask. ... more
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Fri Jan 23, 2015
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Mon Sep 29, 2014
Galia Taneva answered:
So you are selling your home yourself? Hope you are at least paying a compensation to the buyer's agent so you can at least have somebody that knows what they are doing in this transaction!
Good luck!
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Fri Sep 19, 2014
Giorgio Danso answered:
Hi Vicki,

This is somewhat of a loaded question. It depends on the reason behind the failure (appraised price, repair/condition requirements. etc.). However, another VA buyer may be able to purchase the home. If you would like more information on VA lending and appraisal standards, I would recommend speaking with a VA lender or perhaps speaking directly to an agent. I am always available to assistance if needed!

Best of luck,

Giorgio Danso
Coldwell Banker
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Sun Mar 2, 2014
Eve Weber answered:
Builders have all sorts of ways they promote the sale of new homes. Ultimately they have particular numbers they need to meet in order to maintain a profit and if they can make more from an unrepresented buyer, they will. A real estate agent will guide you through the process and ensure you receive the benefit of their years of experience. Home buyers who are unfamiliar and new to this process should obtain the assistance of a licensed REALTOR to make sure their best interests are protected. Your agent will be your advocate, they work for you and want what is best for you - Find one that has the experience to help you get the best deal possible. Builders aren't the enemy - they have a product to sell and you need to be well informed before, during and after your home is constructed. Best of luck in your home purchase. ... more
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Tue Feb 4, 2014
Fair questions of any Realtor:
1. Ask to see their listings that are active or sold (your specific type/location/price range)
2. Are you a full time Realtor? "R" logo on cards means they abide by professional ethics
3. Will I be working with you directly? (and do you like the person, feel they 'get you')
4. How will my property be listed and what costs do you expect me to pay for (specifically)
Remember, you can fire your Realtor or Lender at any time you are not happy with their service. If you decide things are not working, have a direct and professional converation about your concerns first to see if you can resolve your issues. Good luck!
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Mon Feb 3, 2014
Rich Triplett answered:
Well, the simple answer is "it depends". Your choice of words (" ... before we SHOWCASE OUR TH") indicates you understand the importance of first impression. Obviously matching appliances "look" better, and stainless steel remains a favorite among Buyers. Will your house sell without the new stove ? Well, getting property sold is as much about pricing as condition; in fact the two are commingled. Better SHOWCASED HOMES SELL FASTER AND GENERALLY FOR MORE MONEY than other similar homes in the area. In the end, if your Southriding home shows well (except for a mixed matched stove) and is priced right, it should sell fast. Contact me if you want an opinion on pricing and or other suggestions for enhanced showcasing. ... more
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Wed Jan 29, 2014
Travis Moelker answered:
Great question! It basically just comes down to the comps in your area. If you can put a deck up for 1k and still get the money out of it that you need it is going to be a great selling point. People love their outdoor living spaces. Good luck on the sale! ... more
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Tue Jan 28, 2014
Abby Matson answered:
I agree with a lot of the comments below. If there are other builders in the area that you would also consider, definitely compare pricing and let them know that you're shopping elsewhere. I recently worked with a client who did just that. We found a home they loved but after seeing what was included they were not getting much value for the price. It was easy to get drawn into the model home but in reality they would not be getting any upgrades. The sales person kept telling us that their prices were firm and that they didn't negotiate on price or upgrades. We kept looking and over time the salesperson contacted us several times letting us know that they were willing to offer x,y, and z incentive since they were trying to meet a quota for the month. In the end my clients ended up finding a different builder that offered lots of upgrades as an inclusion and in my opinion they are getting a lot more value for the money. My advice would be to definitely shop and compare and make sure that you're not overpaying for a home just because it's new. Hope this is helpful! ... more
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Tue Jan 28, 2014
Closing costs can be paid by the Seller, usually between 3 and 4%. Some fees are fixed so the % can be higher for smaller loans. Depending on the county and your Purchase Contract, the Seller usually pays the sales tax or 'excise tax' so be sure what is agreed going into the closing. ... more
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Tue Jan 28, 2014
Matt Elliott answered:
If you are referring to the deposit they are asking you to pay at the time of the contract, it's a typical request. Builders typically ask for anywhere from $10K - 10% of the sale price at the time of contract. In my experience in representing buyers, builders will work w/ you on the timing of that deposit, and might likely reduce it.

Like the others before me have stated, this is where it makes sense to have your own representation of a solid (professional) real estate agent. The builder has already priced our fees into the home; when you go in without an agent, you simply put more money into their pocket and miss out on good representation.


Matt Elliott
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Thu Jan 23, 2014
Chris Ognek answered:
Without more details, two potential options I see are to get a mortgage on the free and clear house and use that to buy the new one, you'll just need to make sure your wife qualifies for it, or sell the house and cash out. There are ways to sell quickly and for top dollar so don't think you have to firesale it to pull all this together, you don't. There are marketing strategies that can get you sold very quickly and I would be happy to tell you about them. Good Luck. ... more
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Thu Dec 26, 2013
George Creed answered:
I assume that you wish to maintain the horses on your property. There are many restrictions with regard to lot size/acerage and zoning. Please contact me so I may assist you with the details ... more
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