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Sun Dec 3, 2017
Wade Qureshi answered:
The morning rush hour commute from Haymarket to Fairfax (depend where you go) could easily take 45 minutes (in bright sunny day with no accident). Same way from Fairfax to Haymarket. Commute from Haymarket to DC proper during morning rush hour could easily take up to 2 hours. ... more
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Sun Apr 23, 2017
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Mon Jan 9, 2017
Jasmineevans281 answered:
What happend when you put a house under contract and u simply just dont find a buyer what happend if you cant close the deal
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Wed Oct 12, 2016
Laurie Hailey answered:
Jemma, there are several sites on the Internet that can show you the diversity in the area, as a realtor we are not allowed to address that issue because of the fair housing laws. If it's a concern, you could always call the potential schools that your children would attend and ask for that information as well as rankings and school stats. Haymarket is a great area and there has been a lot of new development, shopping and schools. I would love to help you in your search for a new home in the Haymarket or Fairfax area. ... more
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Tue Aug 30, 2016
Karen Peyton answered:
Your best bet is to contact an attorney for an answer to your question. An eviction of any type is a process of law. As agents, we do not give legal advice.

Good luck!
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Mon Feb 22, 2016
Lori Fehr answered:
Hi Dodo Bird,

I'm sure this is a little late in coming, since you asked back in May of 2015 and it's now Feb 2016, but maybe this will help some others who are looking for home warranty info....

A company I used recently is called 2-10 Home Buyer's Warranty. I was quite happy with them and they seem to be honoring their promises with my clients. Another that my husband and I used personally is called Old Republic Home Protection.

We were satisfied with them for our own home. A month after we moved in our hot water heater broke. It was an old water heater and parts were no longer available for it. They gave us the option of having them install a new hot water heater, of which we would need to pay a portion, or getting $1200 to do the work ourselves. Since my husband is skilled at repairing plumbing, we chose the later. We were satisfied and I'd recommend either one.

Of the two, 2-10 Home Warranty was the least expensive and their coverage was somewhat more extensive. Here is the info for each company so you can evaluate and choose for yourself. If you, or anyone reading this has any questions, please feel free to email me at or visit my website and send a message from there:

2-10 Home Buyers Warranty

Old Republic Home Protection
By Phone at (800) 445-6999
By Fax at (800) 866-2488
Or by Mail

Our Mailing Address Is:
Old Republic Home Protection
P.O. Box 5017
San Ramon, CA 94583-0917
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Sun Feb 21, 2016
Dan Tabit answered:
Without knowing more about you, the house, the seller your skills to address any of these items, your market and the potential of finding a similar or better house I really can't tell you what you should do.
I can tell you that 100% of the homes I've ever had inspected have issues, even new construction. Whatever home you buy, this one or another will have new issues in 6 months and other ones in 12 months. Whether you feel you have a good enough deal to accept their proposal depends on you, how much you love the house and how much work you want to do or pay to have done.
I tell my buyers the inspection isn't to renegotiate, it's to inform. If you truly don't want the home after we see it's flaws, lets tell them what it takes for us to proceed. If they say yes, we proceed if they say no we move on and find another.
Sometimes, as the agent I negotiate one or two items more than the seller wanted to do with a sincere threat that without those issues being addressed we are done. Don't do this if you don't mean it.
Part of being a home owner is learning some new skills and buying some new tools. YouTube wasn't around when I needed it years ago, but I figured out how to do a lot of things and got help with others.
Make up your mind what your limits are and proceed with what you feel is best.
One last note, just because an inspector raises a question about something, doesn't make it defective or problematic. It could be fine, just out of the ordinary.
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Thu Feb 4, 2016
Amelia Robinette answered:
google maps images make it seem like this property has golf course and water views
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Wed Sep 16, 2015
Amelia Robinette answered:
Here's a good site to get an estimate
You have to put in your email address, but we won't bother you, just send monthly market updates.

If you want a detailed/accurate market valuation, you should have a realtor come and look at the property.

Here's another helpful document about market value
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Mon May 18, 2015
daveantami asked:
the current info in incorrect. I finished the 2000 sqft basement. I added the new info and the county has not updated their records.
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Mon Nov 17, 2014
Debra (Debbie) Rose answered:
Trulia did not "rent your property".

Did you use an agent you found on Trulia, or did you simply advertise your rental here?
If you found an agent here, you can reach out to him or her for guidance.

Then, you need to read the lease to see which terms are being violated.

I suggest you discuss these issues with your tenants.
Remind them to maintain the lawn. Send a letter and document this.

In regard to the condition of the home when they move out - I hope you took photos BEFORE they moved in (or at least did a walk thru with them) so that you can document the condition later on (again, take photos).

If there are items that need to be addressed, that's why you have a security deposit.
They should leave the house in the same condition it was in when they took possession.....but are allowed some "normal" wear and tear.

You do have a security deposit, don't you?

Best wishes........
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Sat Mar 22, 2014
Dan Tabit answered:
You can always ask, but unless you specifically called for stains, dents and fading of flooring to be addressed by the seller, I doubt they can be forced to do anything about it. These are cosmetic issues and are not generally covered unless called out.
What does your agent suggest? They know your contract and the most common practices in your area.
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Tue Mar 18, 2014
If you're buying a second home you have to put down a minimum of 10%. You however have the ability to ask for 6% seller contribution (these funds can only go towards closing cost). The other good news is there is NOT an adjustment in your interest rate for buying the house as a second home. If were to buy the house as an investment property you must put down 20% and you'll find the interest rate to be higher.

In today's "Mortgage World" there are only two loans which allow for 100% financing. They are USDA, and VA. Both are restricted to owner occupied borrowers.

Jon Wald
NMLSR ID 571973
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Wed Mar 5, 2014
DodoBird answered:
Thank you. Any known recommendations in the DC/Metro area?

I saw a -ve reviews on HMS for some reason.
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Sun Jan 26, 2014
A Wilson answered:
Dominion Valley and Piedmont are both nice communities with numerous amenities. We moved to Haymarket from FFX county in 2002. Both communities are family friendly. We looked at Dominion Vally but were turned off by the idea that you had to pay "extra" depending on what amenities you choose to use. ..which, to me, seems just flat out dumb. Traffic out of Haymarket going east is a major NIGHTMARE!!!! Hubby's commute to Fair Lakes (19 miles) took over 90 minutes EACH way, and widening 66 has not helped any with that. We no longer live in VA and I'm happy to report that I do not have to get on any interstate for any reason except to go to the city. If I had a choice now, I doubt I would have made that move. We moved because we got a lot more house for the money than we could in FFX county! ... more
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Fri Jan 24, 2014
Shelley Mastro answered:
Curtiss, have you found an area or community you like? There are 3 gated communities in the two areas Piedmont, Dominion Valley & Lake Manassas (LM being the smallest of all 3) are all very popular. They are all growing fast and are getting new schools built to keep up with the demand. If you are not interested in the planned community style, you may like Bryerton, Please feel free to contact me if I can show you homes. I have been a full time Realtor in Haymarket/Gainesville for 11+ years with RE/MAX.

Thank you for your time,
Shelley Mastro
Lifetime Top Producer
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Fri Jan 24, 2014
Jessica Sanati answered:
Hi John- These listings are in our system as short sales. That means that the home is being sold for less then is owed on the loan/s. I would be happy to assist you in your search and send you homes that are listed as such. I live in the area and have a lot of experience with short sales, as they can be complicated. Please contact me so that we can discuss further. (O) 571- 261- 8800/ (C) 202-368-3494 ... more
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Sun Jan 19, 2014
Carol Czarkowski answered:
Let's talk. There are many, many variables which determine whether you will pay PMI or not, i.e., credit score, location of property, etc. I'm going to closing this week with a client who is buying in Warrenton, VA, and she is getting a 100% loan. When deciding which loan to get you may need to speak with more than one loan officer because there are many different loan programs. One lender may have a loan program that will work for you while another one may not have that same program.

You are welcome to call me on my mobile phone at 703-472-4824. I'm a full time real estate agent who has lived in the Gainesville/Haymarket/Catharpin area for more than 30 years. It would be my pleasure to show you any properties in this area or Ashburn so you can compare the communities and decide for yourself. My clients live in each of the neighborhoods in Northern Prince William County and the Ashburn area and none are dissatisfied.

Carol Czarkowski
Prosperity Realty LLC
14088 Sullyfield Circle Suite N
Chantilly, VA 20151
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