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Mon Jan 2, 2017
Matt Burkett asked:
I am searching for an apt in DC with rent < $2.5K, 2 bedrooms and 900 sq. ft. Nearly all of the results are for listings with a) studios with rent < $2.5K OR b) a 2 bedroom apt whose…
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Mon Dec 19, 2016
Emily Riley answered:
The Clarendon neighborhood has numerous apartment buildings that have 2-bedroom units and are pet friendly. Clarendon is on the orange and silver metro lines, has a Whole Foods, plenty of coffee shops, and lots of other shopping and restaurants. Just be aware that you pay for having all of this minutes from your door - most two bedroom units in this area are $3,000+ per month, with additional fees for pets and if you want to park a car. Neighborhoods around Clarendon (Virginia Square, Courthouse, Ballston) may be slightly less expensive, but you'll be 10-15 minutes walk from most restaurants and shopping, although there are metro stops in each of these neighborhoods. ... more
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Tue Nov 22, 2016
Jennifer Daube answered:
A lot of investors tend to have their leases June-June to minimize vacancies, however, I would do July-july to give time to for families to finish school.
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Thu Nov 17, 2016
Yrprestigehomes answered:
4 bedrooms
2 full baths
2 car garage
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Thu Nov 3, 2016
Daisy Brumby asked:
Are any of the apartment buildings in Arlington family-friendly?
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Fri Sep 23, 2016
You asked:
(1) I'll put in search parameters, and then hit the pull-down menu to arrange price from high to low, and nothing will happen, the page just sits there. Doesn't arrange from high…
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Thu Sep 22, 2016
Sheila Landers answered:
How much does it cost to have my name put on a deed to a house that my Dad left me?
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Wed Jul 6, 2016
john bertuci asked:
we recently got a short sale approval from ocwen, and noticed in the letter that after adding 6% commision and owner assitance of $10,000, it still came lower than the offer price. My question…
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Wed Jun 15, 2016
Dejajanee answered:
There is no underwriting guideline limit on Seller Concessions on USDA Loans, but Seller Concessions are capped at the actual amounts for the Buyer's closing costs, pre-paid items and impounds collected on the purchase transaction. In addition, if the appraised value is higher than the purchase price, the borrower's closing costs can be financed into the loan amount.
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Tue May 24, 2016
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Mon Apr 11, 2016
Al8556a asked:
I have had nothing but problems since I started renting. I have already experienced mold in my bathroom and I am concerned about mold around the apartment from all of the other water problems…
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Wed Nov 25, 2015
Agent answered:
Arlington has many different housing options to suit your needs. Make sure you protect your new home with renters insurance. We offer competitive premiums from different carriers, and you can save money by bundling coverage with personal auto insurance too. ... more
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Mon Sep 14, 2015
Carol Temple answered:
I use our MRIS/MLS system. I find it gets better and better all the time.

Occasionally I will look on Refin just to see how prospective buyers look at information.
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Fri Sep 4, 2015
Jose_parrot asked:
Combining sales data of other housing types with single family houses produces meaningless results.
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Fri Sep 4, 2015
Amelia Robinette answered:'ll need to discuss the contract terms with your agent and see if it's possible. Keep in mind, if you have a rate locked, you may not get the same rate with another lender, you'll also have to pay for another appraisal, credit report, application fee if one was charged.

In general, 15 days is a VERY tight timeframe and irritation is a bad reason to switch and may put your contract in jeopardy. You're in a competitive market, so probably best to suck it up and move forward.

Good news is that it's unlikely you'll deal with your loan officer again after closing. Depending on what bank you're working with, they probably won't 'own' your loan more than 30 days past closing. Unless you're already working w/Wells Fargo or Bank of America. It's likely that your loan will be sold to one of the larger servicing companies. Even if your loan officer is with a big bank, the loan servicing arm of each bank is often an entirely different entity.

Best of luck!
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