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Home Buying in Ashburn : Real Estate Advice

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Mon Jun 27, 2016
MCM_STL answered:
Is your agent not helping you? The whole point of your final walk-through is to verify that the condition before closing is the same as when you agreed to buy it. If this is not the case, your agent should be talking to the listing agent about how this will be remedied. ... more
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Wed Mar 4, 2015
Dan Tabit answered:
Latifah,
Most of the foreclosures you see listed here with no addresses are not for sale. They are somewhere in the process, but they are not yet on the market. Some may go to auction, others may get listed for sale as a regular sale or a short sale.
If you're looking for a good deal on a home, don't focus on Foreclosures. They are not always the bargains they may seem. When the foreclosure process is complete they are either sold at Auction to cash buyers without any preview, inspection or reconsideration. Others will be listed with a local agent along with every other home.
To get the best deal on a home worth owning find a great local agent who knows your market. They can separate the contenders from the pretenders and help you avoid a bad home.
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Sat Apr 28, 2012
Sudheer asked:
Hi,
I am planning to buy a townhouse. I live with my family (my wife, a kid and my parents). I looked at few places and finally found that I can buy something in Centreville (west Fairfax)…
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Thu Apr 26, 2012
Johnnygoodman asked:
Thu Nov 20, 2008
Billy Burke, CAI - AARE answered:
I can then go see it in person with a realor to determine I like it , then show up at the courthouse ( with realtor) to bid....

NO YOU ARE NOT ENTITLED TO PREVIEW THE PROPERTY JUST BECAUSE A FORECLOSURE NOTICE HAS BEEN FILED!!!

The person is losing their home to the bank and most likely very emotional.

Why would you bring a realtor the property is not listed and there is no commission that is going to be paid to them?

If you go to the property and politely ask the person losing their home, they might let you in to look around or they might take a swing at you, its a complete unknown. Bringing a realtor will most likely make them want to take a swing at you because most people look at realtors as being the cause of their problem for selling them an overpriced house.

The house will be auctioned at the courthouse at the date & time listed in the foreclosure notice.

Investors usually "bid blind" meaning that they have not seen the interior of the home.

It's a real bad business practice but its done that way because bankers and lawyers are in charge of the auction instead of a professional auctioneer.
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Wed Sep 10, 2008
Kay Bal answered:
Hi Mr. Daniel,

Belmont Country Club is nice...you may check out available homes at www.kaybal.com
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Tue Apr 22, 2008
Donny Samson answered:
The real estate market in fairfax and loudon counties is definiately a buyers market. Inventory is high, prices and interest rates are low. You can find a very nice home for your price range. Good luck and please don't hesitate to contact me if you have any further questions. ... more
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Wed Mar 26, 2008
Lanna answered:
We have already been pre-approved by a bank. Our realtor is now telling us that he doesn't want us to put an offer in until we are fully approved....beyond just the pre-approval. Does that still sound right? ... more
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