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Chris Dodopo…, Renter in Virginia Beach, VA
Thu Apr 14, 2016
Chris Dodopoulos asked:
Currently living in an apartment on Shore Dr. Looking for a 3 beds, 2 baths single or multi-family house, spacious, rather new or recently renovated to rent in the area of Great Neck Middle…
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Harirao32, Home Buyer in Charlotte, NC
Wed Apr 6, 2016
Harirao32 answered:
This is a private, single family dwelling home. No pets are allowed.
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Audra Rodrig…, Real Estate Pro in Virginia Beach, VA
Tue Mar 22, 2016
Audra Rodriguez answered:
I am happy to help. Please check out my webpage www.audrarodriguez@lnf.com. 757-985-6457.
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Carmela Harb…, Real Estate Pro in Grants Pass, OR
Mon Mar 14, 2016
Carmela Harboldt answered:
Personally, I attend all possible showings. I am quiet but my sellers are paying me to sell their home, not put up a sign and a lock box. Everyone has a different opinion but if the house is vacant and i can be there, I am. If the home is occupied and the seller leave for the showing and I can be there, I am. If the home is occupied by the owner and they are home, I AM ABSOLUTELY THERE FOR THE ENTIRE TIME. If the sellers are out of town, I am there for all showings because there is no one there to tell me if anything is missing so I make sure I walk around with the buyers and their agent.

Reason's Why I am make sure I am present:

1) Valuable information gleaned from buyers that buyers agents don't always give after a showing
2) To prevent sellers from saying things that should not be said
3) To discuss with sellers things that were said right after a showing
4) To protect sellers from being asked questions that should not be asked
5) To prevent an attempt to find out how motivated the seller is by fishing for price negotiations

All the above being said, the sellers I have worked with have applauded my active involvement as that is what they are paying me to do, sell their home. Whether a buyer's agent likes it or not, I try to be present for vacant home showings, try to be present for owner not present showings, and I am always present if a seller is home during the showing, or if the showing is with a renter who is home during the showing.

Thanks - Cammy Harboldt RE/MAX Ideal Brokers, Inc. - 541-761-9552 Southern Oregon
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Susan Parker, Home Buyer in Culpeper, VA
Thu Dec 10, 2015
Susan Parker asked:
Suejim48, Home Buyer in New York, NY
Mon Nov 23, 2015
Suejim48 asked:
review Holly Fisher. Both times I could not scroll down to the bottom of the review in order to file it.
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Amelia Robin…, Real Estate Pro in Falls Church, VA
Wed Nov 4, 2015
Amelia Robinette answered:
only licensed agents can access listings on Trulia. If you're an agent, you need to create an agent profile and connect to the MLS through your account number.
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Doug Van Liew, Real Estate Pro in Virginia Beach, VA
Tue Nov 3, 2015
Doug Van Liew answered:
Msgotoo,

Great question! Student loans can hinder a buying power if they aren't offset by a strong income. There are loan programs, and sometimes even grants to help you achieve home ownership. My suggestion is to complete a no pressure buyer consultation with a Realtor like myself to establish clear expectations. Talking with a local, and reputable loan officer will also help develop a strong understanding of what you are able to accomplish. If there are issues, we can give great counsel to get you to where you need to be to achieve your goals!

Best Wishes,


Doug Van Liew

Realtor

The Real Estate Group

401 N. Great Neck Rd., Ste.126

Virginia Beach VA 23454

Cell: (757) 506-9836 (Call/Text)

Email: DougVL@realestategrp.com

Website: http://dougsva.com
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Doug Van Liew, Real Estate Pro in Virginia Beach, VA
Sun Nov 1, 2015
Doug Van Liew answered:
Julie,

I see you posted back in 2012. Currently, in 2015 the market in Virginia Beach is fantastic! The rest of Hampton Roads is doing well too, although one must look at the hyper local stats of each market to properly assess their individual strength. Suffolk is a very different market compared to Virginia Beach, so it would be unfair to hold them to the same standards.

Best Wishes,



Doug Van Liew

Realtor

The Real Estate Group

401 N. Great Neck Rd., Ste.126

Virginia Beach VA 23454

Cell: (757) 506-9836 (Call/Text)

Email: DougVL@realestategrp.com

Website: http://dougsva.com
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Doug Van Liew, Real Estate Pro in Virginia Beach, VA
Sun Nov 1, 2015
Doug Van Liew answered:
chiefajdoz,

This is common, especially in the Hampton roads area. My suggestion is to complete a no pressure seller consultation with a Realtor like myself to establish clear expectations. My marketing plan will definitely compliment your mid century modern ranch home.

Best Wishes,


Doug Van Liew

Realtor

The Real Estate Group

401 N. Great Neck Rd., Ste.126

Virginia Beach VA 23454

Cell: (757) 506-9836 (Call/Text)

Email: DougVL@realestategrp.com

Website: http://dougsva.com
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Doug Van Liew, Real Estate Pro in Virginia Beach, VA
Sun Nov 1, 2015
Doug Van Liew answered:
Tracy,

My suggestion is to complete a no pressure seller consultation with a Realtor like myself to establish clear expectations. My marketing plan will definitely compliment your mid century modern ranch home.

Best Wishes,


Doug Van Liew

Realtor

The Real Estate Group

401 N. Great Neck Rd., Ste.126

Virginia Beach VA 23454

Cell: (757) 506-9836 (Call/Text)

Email: DougVL@realestategrp.com

Website: http://dougsva.com
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Doug Van Liew, Real Estate Pro in Virginia Beach, VA
Sun Nov 1, 2015
Doug Van Liew answered:
Yvonne,

Great question! There are loan programs, and sometimes even grants to help you achieve home ownership. My suggestion is to complete a no pressure buyer consultation with a Realtor like myself to establish clear expectations. Talking with a local, and reputable loan officer will also help develop a strong understanding of what you are able to accomplish. If there are issues, we can give great counsel to get you to where you need to be to achieve your goals!

Best Wishes,



Doug Van Liew

Realtor

The Real Estate Group

401 N. Great Neck Rd., Ste.126

Virginia Beach VA 23454

Cell: (757) 506-9836 (Call/Text)

Email: DougVL@realestategrp.com

Website: http://dougsva.com
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Doug Van Liew, Real Estate Pro in Virginia Beach, VA
Sun Nov 1, 2015
Doug Van Liew answered:
maabdou2000,

It is common for people over seas to purchase a home. You probably qualify for a mortgage, but we wont know until you have spoken with a qualified loan officer. I would be happy to extend my services to you with a full buyer's consultation, to establish clear expectations if you are still in the market for a home. My information is included in my signature.

Best Wishes,



Doug Van Liew

Realtor

The Real Estate Group

401 N. Great Neck Rd., Ste.126

Virginia Beach VA 23454

Cell: (757) 506-9836 (Call/Text)

Email: DougVL@realestategrp.com

Website: http://dougsva.com
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Doug Van Liew, Real Estate Pro in Virginia Beach, VA
Sun Nov 1, 2015
Doug Van Liew answered:
valentina0220,

If it is listed for sale, they are allowed to have it for rent as well. However, they are not allowed to have it listed for sale, when in fact they have no intentions on selling the property. The best way to find out the actual status is to ask your Realtor to look into it for you. Admin errors happen, and need to be brought up when found. Hope this helps!

Best Wishes,

Doug Van Liew
Realtor
The Real Estate Group
401 N. Great Neck Rd., Ste.126
Virginia Beach VA 23454
Cell: (757) 506-9836 (Call/Text)
Email: DougVL@realestategrp.com
Website: http://dougsva.com
Website: http://www.realestategrp.com
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Sdcollins85, Home Buyer in Virginia Beach, VA
Mon Oct 19, 2015
Sdcollins85 answered:
I am not sure about City or County specific programs, you may not find much assistance there. But I urge you to look into the statewide programs.

I used the VHDA + FHA first time home buyer assistant programs to purchase my first property four years ago. It was a tremendous help; we only needed to put $1400 down towards the leftover costs of closing and the home inspection. Not bad since most apartments now charge:

-$500 administration fees
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Lynna Mislang, Real Estate Pro in Virginia Beach, VA
Wed Oct 14, 2015
Lynna Mislang answered:
At first glance, one might feel as though the fees are high. However, the amenities and perks involved in being a resident at Atlantic Shores Retirement Community are numerous. Please feel free to call me and we can discuss them in further detail. 757-550-0105 ... more
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Robert Pickl…, Real Estate Pro in Chesapeake, VA
Thu Aug 13, 2015
Robert Pickles answered:
Hi MJ,

There were 932 townhomes sold in Virginia Beach in the last six months. I'm excluding condominiums, and specifically speaking about SIMPLE ownership type homes. I don't have a medium figure for you, but I was able to get stats on the average. Obviously this is different, so take the information accordingly.

The "average" home was 2br, 1 bath, 1432 sq ft. Average list price was $159K, and average sales price was $156K. Simple math would indicate the average sq ft price to be $108.00.

You should know, that Virginia beach is very diverse and that the same home could vary substantially depending on community. Also, keep in mind when looking at averages, that they include totally renovated homes and really run down homes. If you are considering a purchase as an investment, a rental, then your search criteria will favor homes in a great rental location, price to give you a good cap rate. If you are considering a home to live in, then you might choose a totally different community altogether.

You can search for townhomes at http://www.trustworthyagents.com, or e-mail me (robert@trustworthyagents.com) your specific search criteria, and I'll do the work for you.
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JenniMac McF…, Real Estate Pro in Virginia Beach, VA
Tue Jul 21, 2015
JenniMac McFarland- The MAC Team answered:
My team can certainly start you down the path to home ownership~ give me a call direct 757.620.7294 and we can answer all of your questions. First step ~ we shall recommend a solid lender in our area. Call me. JenniMac~ The MAC Team Rose & Womble Realty- Holland Road
www.jennimac.com
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