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Thu Dec 8, 2016
Iman55ali asked:
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Thu Feb 25, 2016
M Oliver answered:
It sounds to me, from what you have written, that your house is in questionable condition. The BIG QUESTION is: exactly what does that mean? In the Leesburg zipcodes there is a real divide in property value depending on the exact location, neighborhood, even the schools in that district. Hey, sad but true, buyers want certain neighborhoods or schools for certain reasons (Sports Teams! can get a scholarship for the right kid) You need to be aware & honest about those realties. Adding Lease with Option to buy means you are a Landlord.... that option to buy may never be realized and you may get caught in a difficult situation when the non-buyer becomes a renter for good or shorter than you desired. So make your decision:are you a Seller or a Renter. If you do not have experience or an agent to handle all rental issues (which costs money) SELL your home and get on your way to your new future. There's too many possible hassles waiting in the dark to ruin your day lurking.... and probably costing more than you planned. ... more
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Thu May 14, 2015
Tim Moore answered: has an agreement with most or all MLS systems to use their listings. Zillow and Trulia have some but not many and your agent, or their MLS, must make arrangements to send them listings. Zillow and Trulia recently made this much more difficult with them fighting over ... more
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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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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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Mon Jul 9, 2012
Carolyn L. Thomas answered:
Always defer to your accountant as to whether or not this type of income will be a deduction for you. There are other calculations an accountant will discuss when you consult about this rental. Look for this professional to assist with your individual or joint tax return, as it applies to your total tax responsibility. ... more
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Wed Jun 22, 2011
Vicky Chrisner answered:
As everyone else has said, there haven't been listings on Rusert for a bit, but that is in Stratford Land Bay, and there are two active listings in that community. At the link below you'll find those two... additionally, I included the listings of the last 2 homes on Rusert that sold, and those listings have pictures so you can see those as well. I hope this is helpful. I live and work Leesburg and would welcome the opportunity to assist you. If you'd like to see these home or if I can provide other assistance, please reach out to be at 703-669-3142 ... more
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Sun Apr 3, 2011
Mike O'Hara answered:
Thanks Michael, but I knew all of that. I wanted to know about Loudoun specifically. As I mentioned, LO does not appear as a service area, even though Mont Co MD, FX CO and Manassas do. I don't think that they have reached Loudoun yet, perhaps it is not in their plans. I will be making a call tomorrow to ask.
VHDA is a great 100% LTV program, but you can't buy down the loan as much as you can with NACA as far as I know. I will check in with NACA's responce in reference to Loudoun, if in fact I get an answer.
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