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Tue Jan 24, 2017
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Thu Mar 24, 2016
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Wed Mar 9, 2016
Angelab46 asked:
We recently purchased a fixer-upper 1980s home in Warren County, VA. It's in a gated community that is above average in standards and architecture. We challenged the first appraisal and…
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Sun Nov 22, 2015
Amelia Robinette answered:
Yes, you'll get a better price if you remodel. Whether you'll get all the money you put in back in your pocket is a different question.

Talk to a local agent before spending too much money - he/she will be able to tell you which updates will pay off. ... more
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Mon Nov 9, 2015
Kathy Lewis answered:
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Sat Aug 1, 2015
Mike Bergida answered:
While your listing agent is licensed for the entire state of Virginia, s/he won't know the local market. For example, what is not yet in the MLS but coming soon. For example, I am working with a local buyer on a house that is a short sale that won't hit the MLS.

Also, an agent 45 minutes away won't know the local amenities like a resident agent. There is a lot you can get online, but even more from someone who has lived here for 16 years like me.

You will get better quality service by having each agent work in their local area.
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Tue Jun 10, 2014
rlla1112poe asked:
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Fri Sep 13, 2013
Melissa Goss answered:
You will not know until you place an offer and see what happens from there-
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Mon May 23, 2011
Craig Fauver answered:
Try a Homepath Rennovation loan or an FHA 203k and you can finance the appliances.
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Thu May 19, 2011
John Kulnis answered:
Warren County has strict regulations on the location of junk yards. You may want to look into the regulations for each area and see which might be a little easier to do this in and the cost. If these are not a factor, the industrial sights in Warren County will be your best to get a Conditional Use Permit passed by the Board for approval. Another alternative is to purchase an existing junk yard if one might be available. Hope this helps. ... more
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Tue Nov 30, 2010
Kathleen Becker answered:
Keep in mind that most banks want the home to be owner occupied or vacant and if you rent it out, it may hinder the bank's approval of the short sale. You might consider speaking directly to your mortgage lender about this. ... more
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Mon May 3, 2010
Donna Anderson answered:
Hi! I am Donna Anderson with Miller & Associates Realty in Linden, VA. If you can send me the Multiple Listing Number or a link, I would be very happy to help. I list several foreclosures in the area and can give you a list of the available bank-owned properties. I also have some pre-listed foreclosures that I can give you the heads up on. Send me your email address and the MLS number or link asap because the good buys are going quickly. Email me at donnaa@ mris.com or go to my website at http://www.donnalanderson.com. Thanks and I look forward to hearing from you! ... more
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Tue Sep 29, 2009
Beth Barnett answered:
I have alot of land listed in Warren COunty- Linden, Front Royal, Middletown- several subdivisions. Below will take you to my profile. Check out some of the land I have listed. Maybe this will help as far as pricing. A CMA search of land sold 3-7 acres I conducted several weeks ago puts land about $30,000 per acre- but of course the large the lot, the less money per acre. You are probably looking around $40,000- depending of course on location. Only a handful of lots in the area have recently sold, FYI-- there are buyers though! I get calls every day~

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Tue Sep 29, 2009
Beth Barnett answered:
I realize this question is old and I am a newer Trulia PRO agent but thought I's put my advice in- The Front Royal Market is stagnant right now but there is always a market for Historic homes, although buying a home in the historic district and renovating may require you to hold the home for several years to get the value back...I have one client who did the same, and has a renter in the property at this time. She is pleased with the renter, and the renter came to me looking specifically for a "historic" home. These particular homes have a lot of appeal to buyers from the Northern Virginia area. The most important factor is location!!! Is the home a Victorian that was built in the 1800's? Is it actually located in the Historic District? What is the zoning? Depending on location many of these homes have been turned into commercial office spaces. I'm always happy to provide a CMA report and send regular updates on Market activity.

Sincerely, Beth the Realtor (Beth Barnett)

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Sat Aug 15, 2009
Melinda Ball answered:
I will address your concerns one at a time: First, some people are finding that renting their current home is a viable option if they are unable to sell it, but as Cindy pointed out there are many things to consider before this decision is made. Can you afford both mortgages if your tenant doesn't pay?, Are you prepared to handle the problems that can arise when you become a landlord?, etc. etc.
Second, homes are selling in Front Royal! Your first step is to contact a reputable experienced agent to determine the current fair market value of your home, what is the estimated time it will take to sell and what can you expect to net financially from the sale. Only then will you have the information to make an informed decision.
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