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Tue Sep 18, 2012
Vicki Benson answered:
Hi there! A great place to start is or Here are a few apartments in Ashburn:

1) Saddleridge Apartments
20070 Coltsfoot Ter, Ashburn, VA
Phone: (703) 478-8779
2) Stoneridge Apartments
19900 Broad Vista Ter, Ashburn, VA
Phone: (703) 729-9810
3) The Ashborough Apartments
20155 San Joaquin Terrace • Ashburn, VA • 20147
(866) 588-1896

As a side note, if you want your children to attend Newton Lee, I would recommend giving these apartments a quick call to confirm they are located in Newton Lee's boundaries.

Hope this helps! Good Luck!
Vicki Benson
Summit Realtors, Inc.
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Fri Sep 21, 2012
Jill Tacci answered:
With the metro rail coming in future, you should be fine. I hope you have an experienced agent representing you. Not all
Builders are the same. Call me if you need help. 25 year veteran in industry with good references. Jill tacci

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Tue Sep 18, 2012
Sonal Goda answered:
Hi Kumar,

I do not have experience with AHMSI in particular. However, I read online a little about this also - seems 1% is not always charged - there may be a max amount - and it may depend on the type of financing you have. I would recommend that your buyer agent find out the answer to this question from the listing agent, who will ask the bank.

Another option, which may not work, but worth a try - you can call the loss mitigation department at AHMSI directly (may require multiple calls). If you try to talk about this particular short sale, they will not answer you, because it is private information of the seller's and only people that the seller has approved may discuss the seller's mortgage with the bank. However, maybe you will get somewhere if you ask for their general rules regarding the short sale processing fee and don't mention the specific property.

Good Luck,
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Mon Sep 10, 2012
Dana Wright answered:
One thing you need more that money on a short sale offer is PATIENCES!! So when placing any offer on a short sale make sure you have plenty of time on your side. Ideally month to month rent with a 30 days notice is the best for buyers. Don't place expections of it closing before Thankgiving or the end of the year as most short sales close anytime after 90-120+ days. And having two liens that will adds more time. The banks are suppose to answer within 60 days & then you can have another 30 days to complete the sale, having done many short sales that time frame is very rare.
One thing for sure is you don't want to purchase without an experience Realtor who will be working hard for you in dealing with the banks. I'd be happy to answer any more questions, please contact me, Dana Wright, Exit Realty Talbot @ 703- 405-8302 also I found that the Washington Post has two excellent articles on this subject.
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Mon Sep 10, 2012
Susan Davis answered:
Hi Saida,

I would be happy to help you out. Please call me at 571-989-2783 or
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Thu Aug 30, 2012
Nick Pakulla answered:
Our bank offers 80/10/10 loans, these are good if you can pre-pay the second in the first couple of years. Also, you may want to consider lender paid mortgage insurance on a 90% single loan, but normally an 80/10/10 option would give you the best financing and flexibility depending on your specific situation. Please contact me if you would like any more information and I would be happy to go over a few different options with you. ... more
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Thu Aug 30, 2012
Sony Kim answered:
Winchester homes are more upscale than Beazer but on the townhomes,
I believe Beazer has more experience.

Sony Kim
703 244 3997
Keller Williams
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Mon Aug 26, 2013
Kamal Singh answered:
since property is bought at foreclosure/ Bankruptcy auction, make sure its free of lien and seller has clear title. you can hire a attorney or a realtor with a fixed fee arrangement to guide you through the process .

Kamal Singh
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Wed Aug 29, 2012
Sony Kim answered:
They all have their pros and cons.
Depending on the layouts they have available where you are looking to purchase.

Sony Kim
Associate Broker
Keller Williams
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Fri Jan 11, 2013
Curt.Anderson answered:
There are a number of communities with new construction and excellent schools. Brambleton is one of many options. There are also a number of "almost new" communities as well. Please send me a quick email and I would be happy to send you listings exclusive to your specific criteria at no obligation. Are you interested in single family? Or townhouses?

Call me anytime at 703.350.7850, or email

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Thu Aug 30, 2012
Kamal Singh answered:
In quality winchester score one plus. location Toll brothers score one plus. open floorplan is always advantage. lot backing to open area is also a bonus.

Kamal Singh
703-728-3403 ... more
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Sat Dec 22, 2012
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Sun Aug 25, 2013
Andy Cormack answered:
The first thing would be to contact the appraiser and bring it up. It is completely possible that it is a simple mistake. If the appraiser will not respond then you can work it out with the purchaser or if its a re-fi talk to you Loan Officer about another appraisal. ... more
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Wed Aug 29, 2012
Broker Raj answered:
1st of all contact the lender and ask them you would like to go through appraisal appeal process. Once appraisal is challenged you provide all the missing/additional information and after that hopefully it will work out in your favor. ... more
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Wed Aug 15, 2012
Ron Thomas answered:
I can state with certainty, that in 10 years, it will be 30-40 years old!

That would mean, built between 1982 and 1992.

Right now, we are selling a lot of houses that were built in the '70's; mostly because there were a LOT of homes built in the '70's. That means that they are 40 years old NOW!

We will always advancements in Electrical, Plumbing, Insullation, Roofing, etc.
There will always be demand for repairs and updating.
Add to that; some of the most beautiful and expensive homes were built a long time ago.

So, Age will always be an issue, and it won't.
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Wed Jun 13, 2012
Eric Pearson answered:
44118 Natalie Terrace #301 was rented June of 2011.
44096 Natalie Terrace #301 was a short sale that sold in April of 2012.

Feel free to call/email me with additional questions or discuss how I can help you, thanks! ... more
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Mon Jun 11, 2012
Scott Godzyk answered:
Just because it is old does not mean they will replace it. When buying a bank owned home and especially with Fannie you are buying it as is. banks do not always re-negotiate after a home inspection. You would have known the age before making an offer and the rule of thumb is anything you can see with your eyes should be made part of your initial offer. Anything hidden from view such as trmites, well or septic are things usually considered ... more
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Thu May 31, 2012
Danilo Bogdanovic answered:
Hi Fuzzman,

Just sent you an email.

Danilo Bogdanovic
Real Estate Consultant/REALTOR(r)
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Wed May 23, 2012
Eric Pearson answered:
With a lot of the new construction communities pricing out above $400,000 - the $300,000 to $400,000 price range is very attractive to buyers in this market. Days on market is very low for these units, especially when you have a listing agent who knows how to market/sell a home in today's market. Feel free to call/email if you would like to schedule a free listing consultation.

Eric Pearson
(540) 454-1551
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Mon Apr 21, 2014
Monika Kumar answered:
It depends on many factors Rahul, what type of contract it is .. Mostly an experienced Realtor will tell you right away what and what not..

703 626 3327
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