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Tue Jul 11, 2017
AJ Hernandez answered:
Before considering lowering your price you should always speak to a Realtor to see what is going on in your market. In some cases sellers panic and drop their price to quickly if for example your home has been on the market for 30 days but homes in your market are taking 45-60 days to go pending sale then lowering it after 30 may be too quick. Another aspect is perhaps there are minor cosmetic changes you can make that make the home more appealing before reducing price such as some paint, landscaping, pressure washing, removing some clutter, taking down unique decorations that you may like but perhaps buyers do not, a spring cleaning even if you are not in spring, changing appliances, changing your decor to something more neutral, etc. Also if you are about to host an open house or broker's open you may want to lower the price before to really attract some attention or wait until after to see the feedback, there is no standard strategy as it really depends on the market, condition of your home, etc. Lastly you will want to consider your original list price if it was high you may be more quick to reduce if it is at the market or low then perhaps price is not the problem. If you do not have a Realtor perhaps listing with a Realtor will get you the exposure you need to sell the home. I am NOT a realtor or an attorney, I currently only offer loans in Florida but hope this helps. God bless, Psalm 20:4 ... more
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Thu Jul 6, 2017
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Wed Apr 12, 2017
Gname2010 answered:
It varies. My rental is in excellent condition and rented within hours of me listing it with 5 people interested.
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Mon Mar 20, 2017
Gregg Pomeroy answered:
Hello, I'm a mortgage professional.

Based on what you detailed you would qualify for a VA mortgage.

I can help with a pre approval.

If you have any other questions or would like help with this you are welcome to get in touch with me. ... more
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Wed Dec 14, 2016
Joejim99999 answered:
Bonilla Construction General Contractor is not the best choice, very poor choice. poor service and very poor performance
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Sat Oct 8, 2016
Scott Godzyk answered:
Customer service may not see your post here, scroll down to the lower right and click on help center for customer service. Another great way to promote yourself is by signing up for a free blog on Active rain, see the link below and write about yourself and your area to attract new clients. ... more
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Mon Sep 12, 2016
Kristen Beer asked:
The listing agent has a home posted for a good price. When you contact them, they say it just went under contract only to try and get you to sign up with them as your exclusive realtor.…
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Tue Aug 23, 2016
Joseph Gildon answered:
Im going to be meeting a reality agent after viewing the home for rent for a second time an i would like to know why?
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Sun Jun 19, 2016
Jason Brown asked:

I have been receiving property e-mails for Fort Worth, TX, but I am not following that area. Can you help?
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Fri May 6, 2016
Conniemwilliams answered:
We had a contract, that got kicked out due to the fact that the seller says the first buyer found a lender and wanted back in after they asked her to sign a contract release. Before and during this time we were in negotiating. This listing agent assured us that they wouldn't have a problem getting the contract released because the contract had expired and they had no problem returning their Earnest money. The listing agent sent my agent a message telling him not to tell us just yet if we could get the house, she wanted to wait to see if the first buyer loan would be approved. Is this legal? ... more
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Wed Apr 20, 2016
James Ryan answered:
It appears your question has gone unanswered for a bit. Although technically, FHA has no minimum score, lenders do require, in most cases, a minimum score. You can continue to work with the credit service, but it might be time to contact an actual lender to help you go over the report, see where you are, and help you strategize so you can buy a home sooner, rather than later. Best wishes, Jim, Southern Trust Mortgage, Leesburg, VA. ... more
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Fri Mar 25, 2016
Karen Peyton answered:
Ask your agent to investigate whether or not the second HOA (for the pool membership) is optional. If both are mandatory and you purchase the house, you will have to pay. There is no other way. ... more
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Sat Dec 26, 2015
Amelia Robinette answered:
your phd won't hurt your resume - in fact, not too many hiring brokers will read your resume. many brokerages hire anyone with a license.
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Wed Nov 11, 2015
Amelia Robinette answered:
Hi Jay,

It can be kind of rough from Centreville, but lots of people do it. You might want to consider carpooling - Rt. 66 turns into HOV only inside the beltway, so you can stay direct to Pentagon in a carpool.

There's also metro, but you'd have to drive to a station then get on the train. There are some vanpools available as well, and there's 'slugging'. Slugging is when you park at a commuter lot and hop in the car with any random person w/room in the car. It can be quite an adventure!

On average, I'd say to count on about an hour each way during rush hour. If there's an accident, rain or snow, add an hour.

Happy to help w/any other area questions, feel free to reach out to me at
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Thu Sep 17, 2015
Amelia Robinette answered:
Bob Quarfoth at George Mason Mortgage, I've worked w/him on a couple 203k loans in Fairfax.
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Wed Aug 12, 2015
Amelia Robinette answered:
A Realtor isn't an expert on inspections, your best bet is to hire a specialist in this case. In Fairfax Co, the house won't go into drywall unless it passes all the county inspections, so from a safety point of view you should be fine.

Sounds like the bigger issue here is communication. Your Realtor won't generally have all of the costs at the tip of her fingers - the settlement agent is the resource that will provide title fees etc. With new construction there is often a relationship between the builder and the settlement agent, and sometimes the lender as well. All parties have to collaborate to get you the estimates. Keep in mind, that's what they are - estimates. It's difficult to know the exact numbers until you're closer to settlement.

Have a conversation with your Realtor about expectations and what info you need communicated and how you're going to get it. Seems that there may just be some miscommunication happening.

Congrats on your new house - the process can be painful, but in the end you'll be living in your new home, which is cause for happiness.
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Wed Mar 11, 2015
Albert Sing asked:
I am trying to get out of my lease and the management company told me the owner paid a $3,000 commission and we would be responsible for the prorated amount which is about $165 a month.…
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Wed Mar 11, 2015
Albert Sing asked:
lease? We love the new home but can't afford to double up on rent and mortgage. We can break the lease but we are responsible for rent and utilities until the management company finds…
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