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Wed Dec 28, 2016
Bill Coleman asked:
Gloucester Point is in Zip code 23062 and ONLY in 23062. Search alerts for Gloucester Point that consist of homes outside of 23062 are false advertising!
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Sun Sep 25, 2016
Michaelwhite217 asked:
This question was asked from this property:
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Tue Mar 29, 2016
4futsal asked:
on two different Internet connections. Systems are Windows 7 Pro running Chrome.

Search Area is 4 geographic neighborhoods in Norfolk Va Standard Metropolitan Statistical Area.
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Wed Aug 5, 2015
Randy Stoker answered:
Trulia does not support For Sale By Owner listings. All listings on Trulia are generated by the listing Real estate agent; Trulia scans the MLS data base and posts that information to their web site. If you have your home listed through a licensed Realtor then your listing should appear on Trulia within 72 hours after going live in the MLS system ... more
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Tue Jun 2, 2015
Ron Krauch answered:
Tax information takes 30-45 days to update depending upon the jurisdiction.

Good Luck!

Ron Krauch
Managing Broker
Emerald Estates Realty, Inc.
Palos Heights, IL 60463
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Tue May 12, 2015
Cbridwell2117 asked:
I have a family of 4 including myself who is in dire need of a home. We have been living with my mother for over a year now due to my husband unable to work, due to an injury that put him…
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Wed Dec 3, 2014
garypuntman answered:
I'm not sure of any. I bet there are a few though. You should ask friends and neighbors for suggestions. I think that is one of the best ways to find someone and make sure the person you hire is trustworthy. ... more
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Wed Nov 12, 2014
Dan Tabit answered:
I'm not aware that USDA does construction loans. They do offer 100% financing for rural properties if you make enough, but not too much and they do this with 0% down payment. I believe you can buy a newly built home, but I don't believe they provide constructions loans to build one with.
Find a great local lender to discuss your goals with. They can help you identify the areas you can shop and if you meet the guidelines and how much you can afford.
I've attached a link to the USDA site with some general information about the program, but an experienced lender can help you more.
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Tue Nov 4, 2014
Jim Olive answered:
Not sure what you were shooting for with this question, but I'm fairly sure you did not achieve it...
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Sat Jul 26, 2014
Leanne Hester answered:
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Wed Apr 2, 2014
Erika Brown answered:
Hi Marie,

Did you make your move to Gloucester yet or are you still looking for a place?

I know of a few great rentals that might suite you, but I'm not sure what the rest of your question was. Please feel free to contact me anytime for further assistance!

Erika Brown
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Mon Mar 31, 2014
Debbie Martin answered:
Many of the local real estate companies have rental agents. One of the best resources is the Gloucester Mathews Gazette Journal. It is a weekly local paper that comes out on the newstands on Wednesday evenings. The classified section has many rentals listed. ... more
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Mon Dec 30, 2013
Anthony Alleva answered:
To my knowledge EMD is not a law and/or required, but it is customary and common. There is a spot for it on the purchase contract. Sellers like to see an EMD as it shows the buyers interest and readiness to buy.

This is simply my opinion and not to be taken as legal advise as I am not an attorney. I would suggest that you contact a Real Estate Attorney for all the legal details.

If I can be of any further assistance please feel free to contact me.

Have a Happy New Year!

Best Regards;
Anthony Alleva, CSSA
Certified Short Sale Agent
License #0225-205922
Allison James Estates & Homes
Cell: (757) 768-9412
Fax: (800) 215-0211
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Mon Dec 30, 2013
Leanne Hester answered:
Normally land zoned AG still accepts a modular. Zoning is the one to ask once you find a piece of land you like. But look for lots zoned AG

However, with all the foreclosures , I know of some very low priced homes out there right now. So check with a lender and see how much they can pre-approve you for and maybe you can get a house for the price of a lot and modular home! If your worried about low credit then pop me an email and I can suggest a few lenders to start with.

Leanne Hester
Liz Moore and Associates
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Sat Dec 7, 2013
V Sopin answered:
People want everything for nothing. I own one of the homes (totally own & added over $125K in upgrades prior to taking possession of my newly purchased home. I have read your reasons. I face the river on high land. It is lovely here. IT IS A NO FLOOD ZONE and there has not been a flood. I am broken and I can't do everything by myself. THERE IS NO LEAD PAINT as the home was built in 1978. I replaced professionally all floors with high grade laminate, high grade porcelain tile, high grade ceramic tile. I have added by an electrician lovely can lights in the large living/dining room. The advertisements of the home all say from 5-7 rooms whereas it has EIGHT ROOMS. I have had professionally put in garage door openers, a whole home generator so you can live here all year long. I added high midgrade storm doors by Andersen on 4 of the home's doors. The bathrooms all had their floors replaced with the ceramic tile. The living room/dining has beautiful hardwood with 7 can lights. None of the home websites say correctly the facts. There is a SEPARATE ROOM that is a full laundry room with one whole wall with shelves and a window. There is a closet in the laundry room with the hot water heater and more storage. This house is larger than the advertised 1783 sq ft because of the add-ons made to the original structure and the fact that the county of Gloucester is remiss in following up even on ownership when taxes are due. They have not done reassessments in years. People "think" that the home is worth what the sites say & in the area I live, on the river, there are no two homes alike. You cannot go by comparables when they have Gloucester as the post office. I live at the end of the county waterfront overlooking another county and 4 minutes from even another county. Gloucester County does not service this area. It is difficult to see comparables here because it is the river. My home has a completely separate water softening system. There is not enough room to put all the information about the home. Because I need to sell a year later paying cash due to not wanting a mortgage at my age, I decided the best thing for me being a widow was to sell this lovely home and move into something less spacious and in the city on another coast. I find the county very remiss on their numbers. In any event, I will not sell my home for one penny less than what I paid for it a year ago in a market that is supposed to be going up, and is. Apparently the websites such as this do not know it. People buy all the time. The realtors aren't motivated because of the fact that the county is understaffed in getting things done. If someone stands firm on their price, it IS BECAUSE their property is worth every cent (and really more). My house is a steal and I'm not going to give away a home for less as this is my only money. Someone else could do so much more than me. The generator I purchased is so awesome. The garage is awesome along with the storage shed and softening system for the water. The whole house fan the home has is amazing. It can turn cool in a second when you turn it on with a window open having a high crawlspace. There is always room for negotiation. I live in my home and a staged home would not look any better for the environment that you have...LOVELY ENVIRONMENT. You are still close to shopping and larger cities while living rural. Real fireplace as well and these sites do not always show that. I am speaking of you can look at one site and the other says something different, so if you are interested in quality, you NEED TO make that call to the selling realtor to set up an appt OR find a buyer's realtor to call the selling realtor. Also in my home, no room at the site, but it has remote Hunter fans (upper end fans), all new prior to my move-in a year ago. Main point, don't believe everything these sites say. Believe what is on paper written by the owner. There's no room to say what kind of countertops (in my case better than the usual (high end) and my house is worth more than what I am selling it for, but you must have enough for a down payment or more if you want your costs to be down. Wonderful property, poor county, but the amenities are there. I leave notes to let you know how to get fast high speed internet (which I have no thanks to the county) and satellite TV is wonderful here. The reasons people aren't buying is because the county does nothing to update their records even when you tell them, the real estate sites are not correctly informed or have novices to put in the info, and the ONLY way to find out is to see the property. If a home says it is selling for $300K, it probably is worth $400K minimally. I know of one house that is a $2M home in a surrounding county with over 4100 sq ft selling for $1M less than it is worth and it still has not sold. MOTIVATION!! Motivate your mind, have no doubts, be positive and you just might find that home of your dreams that you can retire in, or whatever you want to do. ... more
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Sat Nov 23, 2013
Donna Mae Smith answered:
My, my, there are many variables. Inexperience makes agents go high or low, sometimes agents state a high price hoping for the listing, one agent may have given you the absolute low and the other the absolute high. Greg, the market sets the price. The supply listed on the market, and the sold inventory that compares to your home in the last few months tell us most truth. Email me your email address and address and I will send you my opinion. Donna Mae Smith, MBA, Hayes, VA ... more
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Sat Nov 23, 2013
Donna Mae Smith answered:
Text your email and address to (804) 854-6297 and I will email you a link to my evaluation data. Donna Mae
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