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Wed May 30, 2012
Bob Martini answered:
Tue May 29, 2012
Erik Weisskopf,ABR,CDPE, answered:
Most people frown upon a tenant with a dog..and cats are even more frowned upon. So..2 cats one dog..does not look good. A landlord sees a dog using his rental property for a rest room....and sees cats in even a worse light. The damage which can be done by pets can be costly.

So, if you are like most people and think their pets are awesome and would never do any damage (I have a dog..) then put your money where your mouth is. Offer 3 months security deposit and I think the landlord would find you more believable and less of a risk.

Same holds true for poor credit etc. You must look at it through the landlords eyes..and yes I have rental property...SO i have had folks with pets and also folks with poor credit...I promise you this..I have learned the hard way on what to expect. It has cost me a lot of money to learn.

So..go ahead and prove yourself to your landlord..what do you have to lose? if your pets are great pets and do no get your $$ back!

Hope this is helpful.

Kind Regards,

Erik J. Weisskopf,ABR,CDPE,CRS,GRI
Re/Max Distinctive Real Estate, Inc.
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Thu May 24, 2012
Maridol Garcia-Joy answered:

Off Manchester Blvd on the Kingstowne area of Alexandria..... Need your email to send you photos & complete listings. Feel free to email me. That specific condo is not available but there are two other currently available to purchase.


Maridol Garcia-Joy
Long & Foster Realtors
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Wed May 23, 2012
Don Tepper answered:
There's only one available at the moment. There are two others at $1,250. See

However, lots of rentals aren't listed on MRIS. They appear on Craigslist or elsewhere. Or you may want to broaden your search to other zip codes.

Hope that helps.
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Wed May 23, 2012
Bob Hamilton CPA answered:
$413 per month. The condo rules will dictate any other fees and rules for animals.
Bob Hamilton, CPA
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Tue May 22, 2012
Michael M. Adams answered:

The condo fee for this unit is $413 per month.

I am not sure of the cat fee.
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Tue May 15, 2012
Kathy Stark answered:
Mon May 14, 2012
Michael M. Adams answered:

With any community there will be mixed opinions. You need to determine what is important to you and find a location / community that suits your specific needs.

You may want to narrow your search for reviews by specific neighborhoods within a Zip Code.

Please let me know if I can be of further assistance.

Michael M. Adams
Broker VA, MD & DC

EXIT Choice Realty
14067 Crown Ct.
Woodbridge, VA 22193
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Wed May 16, 2012
Maridol Garcia-Joy answered:
Deear Mwc20mel,

I am very familiar with the Wilton Woods community. Feel free to contact me to talk more about what you wants, needs and doubts are. There are many wonderful residential communities south of I495...........


Maridol Garcia-Joy, Realtor
Long & Foster
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Thu May 3, 2012
Suzanne MacDowell answered:
Where did you see the listing? Some websites merely re-post information from the public record. The home may not even be for sale. It may be only in the eary stages of a foreclosure proceeding. It could be in that situation due to a tax lien, or a second mortgage, or even for Home Owner Association Dues. Sometimes those lesser lien holders will begin proceedings in an attempt to get the senior lien holders to pay the lien in order to protect their own position and ability to recover their money from the future sale of the home. I doubt very, very much that any home is actually being sold for $1, even by the bank. ... more
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Wed May 2, 2012
Robert Lepelletier answered:
Dear Dmorit:

Sounds like you need legal advise instead of real estate agent advice. There are Northern Virginia law firms that handle condo concerns. The first one that pops to mind is Segan, Mason & Mason in Annandale, VA www dot seganmason dot com. The second is Rees Broome PC. www dot reesbroome dot com

Discuss with the attorneys the means whereby you may properly solicit other owners to join you with your effort

Best of luck to you Sincerely Bob Lepelletier - REALTOR, ABR, GRI Partner Team Maison at Keller Williams Realty 703-310-7880 bob at bobtherealtor dot pro
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Thu Jun 6, 2013
Nicky McDonnell answered:
Hollin Hills is a fabulous neighborhood and is heavily targeted by saavy home buyers who understand the architecture. I know the neighborhood very well and live roughly 2 miles away in Riverside Gardens. Hollin Hills feeds into Hollin Meadows Elementary School which offers an excellent tech/science focus. It is a fantastic area. I would be happy to discuss the neighborhood at length and provide you with detailed information regarding resale values and appreciation as a general rule in this very special corrridor of Alexandria South. Contact me anytime! :) ... more
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Sat Apr 28, 2012
Tammie answered:
The Alexandria area is a thriving market. Due to DC being so close we are in a pocket which has so many military and gov jobs which keep this area alive. Give me a call and we can talk about location, price and option on new construction and current home. Tammie Hollowood, Keller Williams Alexandria ... more
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Mon Apr 23, 2012
Lyn Villanueva answered:
I may have some options for you. Please call me at (703) 340-5036.

Lyn Villanueva - ABR, SFR
Keller Williams Capital Properties
Fairfax, VA 22030
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Tue May 22, 2012
Lyn Villanueva answered:
It all depends on your price range. I can go over what your options are and show you how much you will be paying. Call me at (703) 340-5036.

Lyn Villanueva - ABR, SFR
Keller Williams Capital Properties
10300 Eaton Place, Suite 120
Fairfax, Va 22030
Tel: (703) 340-5036
Licensed in VA & MD
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Thu Jul 19, 2012
Robert Lepelletier answered:
Dear HD:

As you know everyone has an opinion (right, wrong, etc.). Considering the history of Potomac Yards formerly operated by the RF&P railroad and all the contaminated soil there, why would anyone buy there? Personally I would not live there, and therefore I would not recommend the location to anyone else.

Good luck in your real estate endeavors.

Sincerely yours - Bob Lepelletier - REALTOR, ABR, GRI
Partner - Team Maison at Keller Williams Realy
bob at bobtherealtor dot pro (703) 310-7880
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Sun Apr 8, 2012
Susan & Mindy Team, Realtors answered:
To which particular property are you referring?
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Thu Mar 29, 2012
Colin Storm answered:
Is there any chance this is a short sale? That is one of the only reasons I can think of that the owner would bring in an agent after there is already a contract. Reason being, most banks and servicers now require a listing agreement with a realtor in order to process a short sale file.

Just a shot in the dark.
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Tue Apr 24, 2012
Gisele Zachar, PA answered:
It is normal. and if the home is owner/tenant occupy you won't have access to view the property before closing.
In any case, this is one of the disadvantages of purchasing a foreclosure. If it sounds a good deal to you, go ahead and buy it, but if you are not sure about it, maybe you should think about other type of properties. ... more
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Tue Mar 18, 2014
Gary Geer answered:
Contact an agent in your local area. They can assist you with finding landlords willing to accept housing vouchers for tenancy.
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