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Wed Apr 16, 2014
Jim & Valerie Clark answered:
Interesting... Teksin asked this question 2 years ago, and we've seen the trend continue. In 2013, this area was up 7%, and the projections for 2014 are as high as 10%. Properties are selling in just a few days again (remember 2005, anyone?), and there seem to be more and more buyers ready to get into something before prices increase. Great time to sell your home! ... more
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Mon Aug 30, 2010
Vivianne Rutkowski answered:
No5hitson,

Any chance your friend wants to purchase the property so HER HUSBAND can stockpile weapons and train terrorists?

Sadly, my birthday is September 11th, so I am somewhat paranoid about the issue.

I believe there should be some system in place to verify the foreign purchasers' ID's and intent.
Freedom of commerce is good and great; however, that freedom goes too far if other people must pay for it with their lives.
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Tue Aug 11, 2009
Natalie Langford answered:
Hi Dagmar13. I wanted to drop a line and counter what the agent from Texas said regarding your agent. Obviously, she isn't licensed in Virginia, and shouldn't be saying anything negative about your agent in the first place. Also, not so obvious, is her complete misunderstanding of the short sale process in our state (VA). She stated that they instruct their clients that if they're not closed in 30-60 days, they should be moving along. However, even a normal sale in Virginia can take 45+ days to close. I ask any agent who brings me an offer on my short sale listings to give me at least 90 days for bank approval. Jimmy, of Virginia, shared some actual trends about our region of the country.

While I don't know who your agent is, it does say a lot about his/her character that they not only showed you a short sale and wrote an offer on it, but also respected your value of the home as HOME and stuck with you for these past 6+ months. While Trulia is a great place to seek information about the real estate process, your own agent (also licensed in your state) has your best interests in mind. Even if you vent here, be sure to share your questions with him/her.
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