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Sun May 4, 2014
Charles C. Meekins asked:
Wed Apr 9, 2014
Ron Clark answered:
Cathy,
I can look the property up by address or list number. Also you can see every property available from my site, www.ronclark.us my direct number is 757 754 8498 and my email address pretty much describes my work ethic, 7dayrealtor@gmail.com ... more
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Thu Mar 27, 2014
Dan Tabit answered:
Charles,
There is no reliable straight answer to this. If you ask a kitchen store, they'll have sources that suggest a huge one. Since you're asking here, my honest answer is, it depends.
What is the age, color, functionality of your current kitchen? If your kitchen is 10 to 15 years old and functional, it may not be much. If your kitchen is 30+ years old and not very functional it may be very high.
Sometimes a minor update returns more than the cost, other times it's a waste of money. I had clients planning on putting granite counters on 35 year old, out of date cabinets. I was convinced whoever bought the house would gut the kitchen and probably reorganize it completely, so that upgrade didn't make sense.
One suggestion if you are planning to sell would be to tour some homes that are in your size, age and price range to see what they have done. Ask an agent or two what they are finding and whether you would be better off leaving the kitchen as is or maybe putting the money into a different area where you would receive a better return.
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Thu Mar 20, 2014
Frederick Anthes answered:
Not in many years. And that event was largely due to construction debris blocking the drainage system
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Sat Mar 8, 2014
Suzanne MacDowell answered:
It all depends on the nature of the repairs and the laws in your state. You may want to check with the State Department of Community Affairs to see if they can provide any guidance. But do continue to call the property manager as well. Consulting an attorney may not be a bad idea as well especially if you think the situation poses a safety hazard. ... more
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Fri Mar 7, 2014
Anna Gimpel answered:
Connie they do not specifically have a tab for rent to own homes. But sometimes you will see if the seller is interested in that situation the listing agent will note it. To be honest I haven't seen a whole lot of favorable situations for buyers on rent to owns. Typically it works out just like renting any home. We are seeing in todays market with interest rates as low as they are that purchasing a home is much less expensive than renting. If you have never looked into buying a home contacting a good local lender would be a good place to start to get you on a path of homeownership. ... more
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Fri Mar 7, 2014
Anna Gimpel answered:
semccartney430 - the FHA certification for the attached condos in Cobblestone Chase has expired (https://entp.hud.gov/idapp/html/condo1.cfm). But what many people do not realize is that single family homes (which are legally detached condos) do not need FHA certification because they are not under the master policy of the association and have their own homeowners policy. Which means you can in fact get an FHA loan on the single family homes, but not the attached condos. You can go to the website I have listed above and pull up all condos to see if they are current certification. ... more
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Sun Feb 23, 2014
Dan Tabit answered:
Cathy,
Anyone can post rentals and frankly it's created a problem here and on other sites with the same policy. Scammers copy legitimate listings, place them at below market rates and collect application fees, personal data and deposits from victims who are promised keys.
If you want to post a rental here, be prepared for questions regarding your authenticity. Many people have been hurt.
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Thu Feb 20, 2014
Go Vacation answered:
No, they had a drug dealer killed by home invasion in 2009. Water pipesin walls leak constantly, multiple units have leaks. Mgmt will do everything to make owners pay for maint.
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Tue Feb 11, 2014
Angela Burt answered:
You can find full bus routes here http://gohrt.com/ Hope this helps!
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Sun Feb 9, 2014
John R Beavers answered:
Trulia only posts homes that are listed with a real estate agent. I suggest you contact a agent in your area and have your home listed.
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Mon Feb 3, 2014
Janice M. Smith answered:
Yes, a bus goes by at the end of the street on Warwick Blvd. For a schedule go to http://www.gohrt.com.
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Fri Jan 10, 2014
Mayssa Sukkar answered:
For Highschool: Menchville Middle school:Holmer L Hine and elementary:Kiln Creek. I hope that helps. Also if you are interested in that property, take a look at my listing in Kiln creek 1551 Winthrope Drive, Newport News VA. ... more
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Wed Nov 27, 2013
Michelle Pollock answered:
Your first step will be to contact a lender. If the property has equity and you have good credit, you should be able to do this. If it is a rental property it will be evaluated differently and maximum refinance amounts will change. That is why you should discuss with a lender who can consider all the moving parts. I use Jeremy Jordan of Atlantic Bay Mortgage; 757-880-5704. Or if you prefer to call me about the current value of the house, I am happy to consult with you. 757-358-0964
Good luck
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Wed Nov 20, 2013
Ashley Dethlefs-shanks answered:
We like our real estate agent. Stephenie Shanks. 757 816 6319. Give her a call. She also knows mortgage people and can point you to one that can help with your situation. Our credit is not stellar either. ... more
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Mon Oct 28, 2013
John R Beavers answered:
The first step is to pick out a Realtor that you feel comfortable with. Then he can recommend a local lender and between the two of them they will assist you in the purchase of a home. It may take awhile but the right team will get you through it.

If I can be a additional assistance, please do not hesitate to contact me.

John R Beavers, Realtor
Heartland Realty
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