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Clare Grana, Real Estate Pro in Reston, VA
Clare Grana answered:
I want to purchase on cash basis for a trust an older property 5 ac property, but then have it "upgraded" considerably...basically removed the top
You could make a lot of money for the trust. The answer is yes, unequivocally. There are lots of opportunities to do just the sort of thing that you were mentioning. The prices on some ... more
0 votes Share Flag Sat Jan 16, 2016 Home Buying in 22066
April Martin, Real Estate Pro in Accokeek, MD
April Martin answered:
Is Great Falls a family friendly area. Specifically, are there many young families with elementary/junior high aged children. Specific neighborhoods?

Great Falls is my area of expertise. It is truly a family friendly area and it has some of the best schools in the county. Additionally, many of the neighborhoods in McLean ha ... more
0 votes Share Flag Wed May 27, 2015 Home Buying in Great Falls
Dan Tabit, Real Estate Pro in Issaquah, WA
Dan Tabit answered:
Marketing in Great Falls,VA 838 LEIGH MILL ROAD
It looks like you've done what you can to market it, but if that's not working ask why not? Are you the best looking, best marketed, easiest to see and priced appropriately for ... more
0 votes Share Flag Sat Oct 11, 2014 Market Conditions in Great Falls
Annette  Law…, Real Estate Pro in Palm Harbor, FL
Annette Lawrence answered:
Open houses are available every Sunday to check or are they available only on certain days?
In Pinellas County Fl there are 3815 single family homes for sale.
311 had open houses last Sunday.

IN Palm Harbor FL there are 283 single family homes for sale
21 had open houses ... more
0 votes Share Flag Thu Mar 20, 2014 Home Buying in Great Falls
Diana Watson,…, Real Estate Pro in Fayetteville, NC
Diana Watson, ABR,ASP,MRP answered:
husband and wife looking for single family or rent part of home ..can move in immediately.Can pay 1500.00

i can certainly help you with your rental needs. i have included a link to what is active right now in the price range of 1000-1800. Let me know if can help you further if yo ... more
0 votes Share Flag Thu Mar 20, 2014 For Rent in Great Falls
Jeff Jones,  in McLean, VA
Jeff Jones answered:
I want to buy a single family house around $600,000 and my friends keep telling me housing market will go down
Bahareh, I have to agree with the rest of the posts below. Interest rates are still very low, and depending on your financial situation, buying can be much cheaper than renting, especi ... more
1 vote Share Flag Fri Jul 26, 2013 Foreclosure in 22066
John Ginty, Real Estate Pro in Reston, VA
John Ginty answered:
what need to be done to build a house on a vacant land with trees (buildable lot)?
I am happy to assist you. There are many people doing what you would like to do. It's a great investment and great time to do it. As Dina explained below, there are several steps involv ... more
1 vote Share Flag Tue Mar 19, 2013 Home Buying in 22066
Terry Bell, Real Estate Pro in Santa Rosa, CA
Terry Bell answered:
Neighbor erected a fence adjacent to my property after receiving approval from HOA.
You didn't say whether you ever went and discussed it with your neighbor! You have to see your neighbors all the time, and so I encourage you to try and handle it with your neighbor fi ... more
0 votes Share Flag Tue Sep 18, 2012 Home Buying in Great Falls
John Fitzger…,  in Fairfax County, VA
John Fitzgerald answered:
I have a buyer who wants my property for development sight unseen. Is this a red flag?
Hi. I'm a retired builder and developer, and I bought a few properties sight unseen. It appears that you have already got an offer. Some questions follow.

Was your property already o ... more
1 vote Share Flag Tue Jun 26, 2012 Home Selling in 22066
Erik Weissko…, Real Estate Pro in fairfax, VA
Erik Weisskopf,ABR,CDPE, answered:
What is the average assesed value of a one acre lot in Great Falls?

Excellent answer by my esteemed colleague Mr. Fitzgerald below. The question one might ask to be better able to answer your why do you ask that specific questio ... more
0 votes Share Flag Sun May 6, 2012 Home Buying in Great Falls
Janet M Lange, Real Estate Pro in Centreville, VA
Janet M Lange answered:
My county tax value in zip 22066 dropped 11% from 2010. Was this typical for 22066, has it gone back up since the 1 Jan evaluation. Value is $1.156M

In answer to your question, Yes, the assessed values have typically gone down in your area for the past couple of years. That is a delayed reaction to the values falling and h ... more
1 vote Share Flag Sat Nov 12, 2011 Market Conditions in 22066
Kelly Putz, Real Estate Pro in Fairfax, VA
Kelly Putz answered:
Which neighborhoods in Greats Falls are more sought after and likely to appreciate in the future?
Hi there,

The ones closer to McLean are more sought after because of their proximity to the schools. The farther towards Loudoun County you go, they seem to be less desirable, but it ... more
0 votes Share Flag Tue Sep 13, 2011 Home Buying in Great Falls
EmpoweredBuy…,  in Bethany, OH Buyer Rebate answered:
I want to buy a house which is for short sale. what is your advise?
Banks want to deal with professionals, and so do other professionals. However, the pro's in our network reward the buyer with up to half of the commisison for knowing what they wa ... more
1 vote Share Flag Mon Jan 10, 2011 Foreclosure in 22066
Margo Lockard, Real Estate Pro in Fairfax, VA
Margo Lockard answered:
I need an expert appraiser to value a lot/land I would like to buy in Great Falls, VA. Does the appraiser have to have knowledge of Great Falls?
Mr. Spilkin:

You bet an appraiser needs to know an area, but they also need to understand the residential market and many other elements that surround a purchase. If you need the na ... more
0 votes Share Flag Sun Jan 9, 2011 Home Buying in Great Falls
Kay Bal, Real Estate Pro in Chantilly, VA
Kay Bal asked:
Question on recently updated section 40 DIPLOMAT immunity VA rental lease. Has anyone gotten a letter from embassy for waiving diplomat status of a tenant? I see that the new lease has an updated version of this clause.
0 votes Share Flag Mon Dec 27, 2010 Agent2Agent in 22066
Jay Seville, Real Estate Pro in Fairfax, VA
Jay Seville answered:
I'm looking for a Realtor who would be willing to work with me as a consultant. My email is Please email if you are
Just started using Trulia more, William. I assume I'm late to chime in. But for what it's worth I've been showing a lot of property in GF and am shifting the focus of m ... more
1 vote Share Flag Thu Sep 2, 2010 Home Buying in 22066
Jay Seville, Real Estate Pro in Fairfax, VA
Jay Seville answered:
We are looking to buy a house in Great Falls, VA because of the schools.
One of the risks in buying a home outside of Great Falls and Mclean for the Langley high school district is that the zoning for school districts could change. The first areas to lose th ... more
0 votes Share Flag Wed Aug 25, 2010 Home Buying in Great Falls
Mack McCoy, Real Estate Pro in Seattle, WA
Mack McCoy answered:
Real Estate Agent as facilitator?
- I'd like to have a way to vet that out in a home buying situation.

The consensus may not provide the best answer for your particular circumstance.

- There are serious limi ... more
1 vote Share Flag Sun Jul 11, 2010 Home Buying in 22066
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