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Wed Jan 10, 2018
Faith answered:

I have emailed you regarding this concern.

Thank you for using Trulia!

Consumer Care Advocate
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Sun Feb 26, 2017
Jeff Holloway answered:
I'm an agent and professional real estate photographer. I pull on the heart strings of potential buyers. If you had 15 homes to show... mine would be at the top! For my sellers... it means MORE showings which mean MORE offers at higher prices. Of course the clients are delighted. The single most important investment an agent can make is getting GREAT photos. A picture says a thousand words... MAKE them count! ... more
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Wed Nov 2, 2016
Angelica P answered:

I apologize we have false foreclosure information listed on our home details page. This data is provided to us from Zillow foreclosures and we currently do not have the ability to edit or remove the information that they are sending us.

Upon checking, the foreclosure status is already removed from your property on Zillow.
Once the status is removed from Zillow, it will automatically update to Trulia after 24-48 hours.

For future reference, you can feel free to contact us about this type of inquiry through our contact form here:

Thank you for using Trulia!

Consumer Care Advocate
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Mon May 16, 2016
Megan Alexandra answered:
I would love to help you figure out the right direction to go, but I may need some more specific information and know a little bit more about your goals. If you want to email me at and I can draw up some estimated figures for your specific condo! ... more
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Tue Oct 6, 2015
Desabandhu answered:
Thank you Amelia for your reply and info you provided.
I did contact lender and submitted my documents for loan, but on monday I told lender not to run crdit because I do not know how much it cost to build the home. The site is in Ashburn rd with abandon home sitting on it. this would be my Primary home. Both my self and my wife are working. ... more
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Tue Jul 28, 2015
Scott Godzyk answered:
You can not just change thd status, it has to be entered as a new listing, but by a licensed agent as Trulia does not accept for sale by owner listings
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Sat Mar 7, 2015
purkee1 answered:
I'm not a realtor but I can tell you that closing off our foyer is the best thing we ever did. All the things that you mentioned as concerns were our concerns as well. We had a house fire and we decided to turn the negative into a positive. We ending up moving the laundry room upstairs to eliminate the hassel of hauling clothes from the main floor to the upper level. We put in pot lights to have more lighting in the front foyer area, the heating and cooling concern was noticed immediately, and although my kids are older, I had one child that I definitely worried about being superman. Although we haven't thought about selling yet, I'm sure it will sell. There are alot of people out in this world that think the same way as you....functionality....practicality. And my husband always says to be happy in the home while your living there. that's what really matters right now. We love the decision we made. ... more
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Thu Mar 5, 2015
Bree Lawrence answered:
Hi-I live and work in Ashburn and can answer this for all those who have this questions. I mostly work Loudoun County & the Fairfax County area's of Northern Virginia. Of course things change and so do programs, but you can always contact me for up to date information.

First thing you want to do is to contact a Local Realtor in the area you are looking to buy. They can give you the most up to date information on their area, whereas other Realtors in other parts of the country have information for their area's. The Local Realtor can also help you find a Lender(should you not have one) that is licensed in the area you are looking to buy as there are some loan programs that are specific to certain areas.

For instance a local lender in NY may not be licensed in the part of VA you are looking to buy. Or there may be a loan program that works in one state that doesnt qualify in the area you are looking to buy a home.

Once you have found a lender, they can then help you on the programs that are specific to 'the area' you are buying in. There are a lot of programs out there and once you talk to a Realtor or a Lender in that area they can help you find out the qualifications and options you might have.

Please dont hesitate to contact me for more information about your situation or anyone else that reads this as well.

Bree Lawrence
Coldwell Banker Residential
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Thu Mar 5, 2015
Bree Lawrence answered:
I know this is an old post but I wanted to comment for those who have the same questions that may be viewing these answers. I work mostly in Fairfax & Loudoun Counties in Northern Virginia. Rules may be different depending on where you are so please always contact a mortgage broker to ask specific questions...

When looking for a home generally you have 30 days to where your credit will not be hurt multiple times while you are shopping for 'mortgage rates/lenders'. You will only get the 1 initial inquiry as your credit is being run.

Lender #1 Pulls Credit ---Start of 30 day clock. Initial Inquiry (as they are the first to check the credit)
Lender #2 Pulls Credit w/in that 30 day period ---No reduction of score
Lender #3 Pulls Credit w/in that 30 day period ---No reduction of score
Lender #4 Pulls Credit w/in that 30 day period ---No reduction of score

Now of course rules change all the time so always check with your lender, or even call any of the 3 large credit reporting agencies (TransUnion, Equifax & Experion).

There is also a new tool that is 'actually' free you can check your They dont ask for any credit card info like other sites.

Should anyone need help or anything else, you can always conact me and I will get you the answers you need.

Bree Lawrence
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Tue Jan 7, 2014
Property4peanuts answered:
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Sat Nov 2, 2013
Bree Lawrence answered:
Hi-I always 'stress' to my clients to get at least 2-3 Lender Good Faith Estimates(GFE's). Dont feel bad, its like shopping for a car, but bigger. Do you go to the first dealer and take whatever he tells you;probably not. Shop around. If you need any names of some good lenders I have worked with message me. ... more
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Mon Aug 26, 2013
Beth Seifart answered:
An agent can help you make sure you are not paying too much for the home. A good agent can pull up comps for you that will show what other similar homes in the area have sold for. This can save you a lot of expense and stress. If you write a contract and the home doesn't appraise for the price you offered then you have to negotiate on your own with the seller and they might not be willing to work with you. All of this is what an agent can do for you from the beginning. You really should get professional help to help ease some of the stress.

I hope this helps! Good Luck!

Beth Seifart
Keller Williams Realty - Leesburg, VA
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Sun Aug 25, 2013
Beth Seifart answered:
This is a very good question. Depending on who set things up have them get in touch with the appraiser. A reputable one should re-evaluate the appraisal based on your questions and have reasons why they came up with their appraisal. If that doesn't work since a low appraisal affects both parties see if you can have another appraisal the lender will agree to and split the price between you and the seller if necessary.

Appraisals are rather tricky right now because prices are inconsistent and many appraisers are having trouble finding comps to the particular property. When I am the seller's agent I have my comps ready and show them to the appraiser. Many times they consider these as part of the process.

I hope this helps! Good Luck!

Beth Seifart
Keller Williams Realty - Leesburg, VA
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Mon Feb 18, 2013
Kamal Singh answered:
I might be late in answering. but as a investor myself I will suggest buy something which has positive cash flow in current market. nobody can predict future growth potential. there are lot of cheap rentals available .
if you want to buy just in one loudoun only, then go with smaller single family. I worked with major builders in area and I am very investor friendly real estate broker.

Kamal Singh
Associate Broker
Jobin Realty
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Thu Jan 10, 2013
Sonal Goda answered:
Hi Jignesh - I don't know the answer to this, but the best thing to do would be to call the appropriate departments at both counties during the week to find out.

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Sat Dec 22, 2012
Lisa Moroniak answered:

You have to consider all factors in your decision making, and weigh immediate cost versus ROI in future appreciation.

From an accessibility perspective, Dulles Parkway Center is well located in that it's near Dulles Greenway and Loudoun County Parkway - which runs through several communities in Ashburn. In consideration of future appreciation, funding for Phase II of the Silver Line Metro construction has been approved - and DPC is mere minutes away from both stops proposed for Route 606 and 772.

Dulles Parkway Center is still very early on in development. I feel between timing and low interest rates now is a good time to buy there.

I'm actually closing on a unit at DPC at 11am this morning. Please feel free to get in touch with me directly if you have additional questions about your purchase, and are not working with another real estate professional.

Kind regards,

Lisa Moroniak | REALTOR® | Service360°
SFR - Short Sale & Foreclosure Certified
Keller Williams Realty
Phone: 703-635-0388
Licensed in VA
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Sun Dec 16, 2012
Tish Thompson answered:
You wouldn't have an inspection on any other property without signing a contract either. Why would you want to pay hundreds of dollars if you aren't committed to the property?
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Sun Dec 16, 2012
PJ Riner answered:
I would also add to the above reply that you should consult a financial adviser. I have lived and worked in Ashburn since the 1980's and it has historically been a desired location. All the best and please consider Realtor representation before purchasing. ... more
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Wed Dec 5, 2012
Maria Cipollone answered:
Your best option will be a short sale. Get in touch with an experienced real estate agent that can assist you right away.

Best of Luck,

Maria Cipollone

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Tue Sep 18, 2012
Vicki Benson answered:
Hi there! A great place to start is or Here are a few apartments in Ashburn:

1) Saddleridge Apartments
20070 Coltsfoot Ter, Ashburn, VA
Phone: (703) 478-8779
2) Stoneridge Apartments
19900 Broad Vista Ter, Ashburn, VA
Phone: (703) 729-9810
3) The Ashborough Apartments
20155 San Joaquin Terrace • Ashburn, VA • 20147
(866) 588-1896

As a side note, if you want your children to attend Newton Lee, I would recommend giving these apartments a quick call to confirm they are located in Newton Lee's boundaries.

Hope this helps! Good Luck!
Vicki Benson
Summit Realtors, Inc.
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