That's because Trulia isn't a for sale by owner site. If you've got your homes posted for sale or rent here on Trulia only your agent may claim these listings. If their not listed for sale or rent then what you're looking at is a fancy version of a tax record and nothing more. These are notes as "Public Record" in red above the address.... more
If you are thinking of the term "restrictive covenants" perhaps this will help! While they got a bad name when mis-used, covenants are simply "rules" that all neighbors within that community know about and agree to follow. In most jurisdictions they are recorded in land records. If there is homeowners association, they are the basis of how they will work, and even might place limits on what the association can do. In Virginia, folks have the legal right to get a complete set of the HOA covenants & rules , and time to review them, before they finalize their purchase! An agent can help you through this process too!... more
Your offer should have a response date on it. Take a look at your contract. If that date has come and gone, have your agent ask why there has been no reaponse in writing. It maybe that the seller is out of town or reach. You can extent the time to reply if that is the case.
If you made the bid on your own and did not put a date to respond then it can sit out there until you withdraw it. I hope this answers your question. Best of luck to you. Cash offers usually spark the attention of the seller if they like your price.
If it were me I would buy with owner financing like Grassy suggested. Offer a good chunk of money for a down payment and give the seller a payment. That said as an investor I would let you lease option a house as long as you can cover the payment. You should be able to get financed in 2 years if you wanted to cash out the seller. Get with Elliott below to work on it plus he knows USDA. Warrenton is eligible isn't it Elliott?... more
Hi Nancy, Typically anything done to the exterior of the home has to be approved. If the home is a landmark any exterior restoration has to be what was previously exisiting, so basically replacing what needs replacing. The codes are pretty strict for historic zones.