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Sun Apr 12, 2015
Anna M Brocco answered:
If you are a for sale by owner the post is not allowed; if and when you do list with a broker, ask your agent to post the listing, or consider any flat fee realty company that feeds into the site.... ... more
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Mon Dec 1, 2014
Gary Swank answered:
Hi, you can use the search function on finding an agent in the 25414 area code. They should be able to help you find a place near the WalMart there.
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Tue Sep 16, 2014
Mary Curran answered:
Yes there is a beautiful park in Charles Town. It is located in the historic area of town and so it is surrounded by old homes and gardens. The park itself, has a running trail, tennis courts, pool, covered picnic tables. It is very nice and peaceful. ... more
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Mon Nov 11, 2013
Liz McDonald answered:
One Bedroom houses are hard to come by in Charles Town. Usually they are for rent by owner and people can stay in nice ones for years. We have several 1 and 2 bedrooms that we manage, but nothing that I know of coming available any time soon. Good luck! ... more
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Mon Sep 16, 2013
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Tue Aug 27, 2013
Ron Rovtar answered:
Hi Captain186: If you are worried about child molesters in a particular neighborhood you should contact the police for information under Megan's Law. It is my understanding that different states handle this differently, but you should be able to get basic information about known sex offenders in the area. For more information about Megan's Law, check out the link below.

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Ron Rovtar
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Fri May 24, 2013
Liz McDonald answered:
That is absolutely possible as long as you either have the cash to buy the house, or can qualify for the mortgage as an individual. How you file your taxes has no impact on deed. In other words, though buying a home may impact your taxes, how you file your taxes should not impact your ability to buy a home. ... more
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Wed Mar 27, 2013
Liz McDonald answered:
Hi Whitney,
I recommend that you talk with a mortgage specialist to answer your question. I work with a few who can actually run different scenarios for your credit and test what it would look like if you paid it off or didn't, before you spend a penny. Also, they can probably tell you what the ideal amount to pay off would be given your situation. I am always happy to recommend quality people if you want to contact me privately.

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Liz
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Mon Nov 12, 2012
Mary Ellen Mahoney answered:
First; find out the value by contacting a Realtor for a Market Analysis.
Second; listen to what the Realtor is saying
Third; write an offer that is fair
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Tue Sep 11, 2012
Mary Cox answered:
Hello. 30 Posting Way is a re-sale, built in 2005, under contract, due to close beginning of October.
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Mon Jul 30, 2012
Liz McDonald answered:
Hi Fed Up,
I think you would be surprised by what is selling in Charles Town right now. Contrary to what you have been told, a finished basement, nice landscaping, and upgraded interiors ARE making a difference in sales of homes. With inventory in Jefferson County and all over the DC area lower than it has been in 10 years, people are jumping on great houses that are priced right. And a buyer for a Dan Ryan is a different breed than a historic home, etc (like BMW and KIA buyers).

Appraisals are catching up, too. Things have changed significantly in 4 the last 4 months as far as sales and comps go. I blogged about it 2 weeks ago: http://www.blackwellpropertymanagement.com/posts/1399-now-is-a-great-time-to-sell.

Locally, this has become a mini sellers market, in many expert's opinions. I agree.

Hope that helps a little bit.

-Liz
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Mon Jul 30, 2012
Liz McDonald answered:
Hi Jaime,
If you are the buyer, you can have an appraisal contingency in the contract that allows the buyer to get out if it comes in below contract price. In general, if you are buying a home through a short sale, I would recommend you not spend money until the transaction has been approved by the bank.

If you are the seller, the banks will do an appraisal, but you will likely not see the result. A good way to get a sense of the value is through a Competitive Market Analysis that your real estate agent can do- this basically looks at other properties that have sold recently and gives you a sense for what a property may be worth. A good bet is to talk with a couple different agents to get a sense of what your neighborhood is doing, price-wise.

I am always happy to help people navigate either side of a sales process. Fell free to give me a call or drop a line!
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Tue Jul 24, 2012
Liz McDonald answered:
I always recommend that my clients talk with a professional negotiator in WV. There are a couple very experienced professionals in Charles Town who really understand home owners' options based on their experience negotiating short sales and loan payoffs for individual home owners. While you would never want a Realtor to give you advise on this, as you guessed, we can direct you to local experts who can answer your questions. Feel free to message me directly or call for a reference. ... more
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Tue Jul 24, 2012
Liz McDonald asked:
Are you finding the Home you are looking for? With Jefferson County inventory 30% lower than it has been for the last 10 years, we are working with buyers to make offers in the first few…
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Fri Jul 20, 2012
Anna M Brocco answered:
If your property is listed with an agent, ask him/her to make any necessary changes; or directly contact customer service http://www.trulia.com/help/ask/
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Mon Mar 12, 2012
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Sat Jan 28, 2012
Anna M Brocco answered:
If you are a for sale by owner the post is not allowed, you can however try blogging about the property; if and when you do list with an agent he/she can post it for you, ask; or consider any flat fee realty company that feeds into the site. ... more
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