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Stephenssayf…, Both Buyer and Seller in New York, NY
Thu Aug 11, 2016
Stephenssayfhelia answered: I I'm looking for a 2bedroom 2 bath in Williamsburg va house or apartment it have to be in a good place in want to do they accept section 8
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Harmon.b, Home Buyer in Williamsburg, VA
Fri Mar 18, 2016
Harmon.b asked:
It was listed realtor contract expires soon I need other options
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Debra Smith, Renter in Williamsburg, VA
Fri Mar 4, 2016
Debra Smith asked:
I looked at a rental listing in Williamsburg VA, 4 bedroom, 2.5 baths for $1,719. No street address. It is under the Veteran Transitional Housing Program with Inside Out Community Ministries…
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MCM_STL, Home Buyer in Saint Louis, MO
Wed Feb 3, 2016
MCM_STL answered:
A short sale will often hurt your credit - and your credit history matters whether you want to buy or rent.

If you can afford to, your best bet is to move before you try to sell your current house because that way any credit impact form the short sale - or foreclosure - hits your credit history.

Just because you want to do a short sale doesn't mean your lender will. If you try to go that route, there's always a chance your lender won't accept whatever offer you do get and your home will end up in foreclosure anyway.
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Elizabethros…, Home Buyer in Williamsburg, VA
Thu Nov 12, 2015
Elizabethross91 asked:
We are expecting our 5th child (it was a welcome surprise), but the prices of 4 br apartments and houses are double those of 3 br homes. I noticed all the places with 3br say the limit is…
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Lori Jeltema, Real Estate Pro in Newport News, VA
Fri Feb 6, 2015
Lori Jeltema answered:
If it's fraudulent here, it's probably on Craigslist. I would look on there to see and flag it. Unfortunately, this is happening more and more. It happens to a lot of agents. We list a home and someone copies the pics and info and lists it on sites as a cheap rental and scams people out of rent. They are very clever. I've seen it where they must have looked up the tax records of the owner and created an email account that includes the owners name to make it look more legit. I had a listing a few years ago that sold but someone had posted it as a rental. Someone fell for it and mailed them money then went to the house looking for a key and trying to get in. They are lucky they didn't get shot. It's a horrible thing these creeps do and I hope that this site and others crack down on them more. ... more
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Patricia Spa…, Both Buyer and Seller in 23188
Sat Sep 14, 2013
Patricia Spayd answered:
Glad to help. The CRC is the Community Resource Center. Hope you found it off Waller's Mill Road behind KMart. Easy to find, on the left. Some yellow buses are in the parking lot. I've worked with my church to get housing for people and the church sends them to CRC which is equipped to help people. They do a marvelous job, can set up medical care also. ... more
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Lilcindarell…, Renter in
Mon Apr 8, 2013 answered:
Looking for a agent/landlord whom works with section 8, need a 3bd with 1.5 (prefer 2 full baths) in a kid friendly area Great Schools I'd prefer Yorktown, Williamsburg, tabb, Nn & Hampton ok but nothing down town or high drug or crime rates ... more
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John R Beave…, Real Estate Pro in Portsmouth, VA
Sat Mar 23, 2013
John R Beavers answered:
This again is a question that is best answered by a local loan consultant. Call your bank and ask for the loan officer and have them give you your options for NJ.
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Selene Pinke…, Real Estate Pro in Williamsburg, VA
Thu Jan 31, 2013
Selene Pinkett answered:
William E Wood and Associate Realty can help you with your rental property question.
Please call 757-229-0550 and ask for property management.

Good Luck
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he, Renter in Bridgehampton, NY
Sat Jul 7, 2012
he answered:
If I find the rental online or in the paper and need you to show it to me the landlord should pay. If I go to you and you research on my behalf and ultimately find me the rental I should pay the fee. ... more
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Elliott R. O…, Real Estate Pro in McLean, VA
Tue Apr 10, 2012
Elliott R. Oliva answered:

FHA 3.5% down
VA 100%
USDA 100%

Plus, some lenders like us can offer FHA financing with Down Payment Assistance program for 100% financing in some cases.

For more details or questions please contact me at your convenience. Thank you and have a great day!

Elliott R. Oliva

Mortgage Banker | Stearns Lending, Inc.

202.681.1636 direct |
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Sean Hyland, Real Estate Pro in Williamsburg, VA
Mon Apr 9, 2012
Sean Hyland answered:
I would agree with Jim. That hotel is very clean and gives excellent customer service. It is who refer visitors to first. Country Inn and Suites on Bypass definitely!
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Barbara R Le…, Real Estate Pro in Williamsburg, VA
Thu Aug 11, 2011
Barbara R Levine answered:
Hi Shirley
Curious why this question has arisen in N. Va.
Here's the explanation:
Most of our contracts are written subject to a home inspection for material adverse defects- not cosmetic.
The repairs to be agreed upon by Buyer and Seller. Prior to settlement Buyer has the right to do a walk through to
1- make sure all items on home inspection that were agreed upon have been taken care of, 2- to check to make sure no "new" material defects have occurred since the home inspection and then to make sure everything is in working order or whatever has been agreed upon in writing between buyer and seller. The buyer cannot ask the seller to repair things that were part of the home inspection- but were agreed upon by all parties "not" to repair. We have no limit of liability on the Home Inspection, but typically have a limit of liability (for seller) on the walk through. We encourage buyer to do a home inspection without exception. Hope this helps clarify. Barbara Levine
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Scott Godzyk, Real Estate Pro in Manchester, NH
Sat Aug 6, 2011
Scott Godzyk answered:
Some agents are born to be listing agents and others are born to be buyers agents, not many can work bith sides and be great at it. Listing agents require patience and alot of knowledge of teh area they want to list in. Referrals are the best source of new listings, do a good job and everyone will know. ... more
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Christa, Home Seller in Williamsburg County,...
Sun Jun 6, 2010
Christa answered:

I am an owner here in the Mews. It is a wonderful community and a great location. My husband and I have lived here for about 7 yrs. Th HOA dues are about $325.00/quarter and this includes all lawn maintanence, trash pick-up use of the pool and club house. Wish you the best/kjs ... more
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Dan Chase, Home Buyer in Texas City, TX
Sun Nov 8, 2009
Dan Chase answered:
This was posted several months ago. I am courious how it was resolved.

I know personally that if I found out a house was in the 300 year flood plain I would not buy it. That is enough to stop the purchase. If it truly is in a flood zone and it was not disclosed I would think that material loss of disclosure would have protected the buyers. am I right? ... more
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Frank Bigans…, Real Estate Pro in Newport News, VA
Sat Oct 17, 2009
Frank Biganski answered:

Townhomes in all of Powahatan are pretty much selling for the tax assessed values today, which would place your unit at around $249,900. Some properties owned by original purchasers have sold for far less, which obviously hurts the values of current home owners.

I'm the only Realtor in all of Hampton Roads who specializes just in townhome and condo communities so if you need any additional information, please never hesitstae to contact me any time.

Kind regards,

Frank Biganski, Realtor
(757) 303-0517
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Jim Mellen, Real Estate Pro in Williamsburg, VA
Fri Oct 16, 2009
Jim Mellen answered:
This home was under contract in four days and closed 24 days after being listed for it's full asking price. It does not state wherther any closing costs or other arrangements were part of the deal. The home was in excellent condition and staged or lived in very well. Not too many homes have sold in Seasons Trace this fast for full price in this market. The lesson here is the best priced home in the best condition has the best chance of selling. Both agents involved served their clients well. The selling agent had to know the market and comparable properties, and the agents client had to trust him. And no-I was not the selling or listing agent! ... more
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Laura Chapman…, Real Estate Pro in las vegas, NV
Thu Jul 30, 2009
Laura Chapman, Realtor answered:
Have not seen any such data. You may want to contact James City County :

Laura C

Laura Chapman, Realtor William E Wood Licensed in Virginia ... more
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