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Fri Feb 1, 2013
Jonathan Brown answered:
Hi Desiree, you're not too far from the W & OD trail, less than a mile north. It's great for jogging. No cars to worry about, hills if you want them, water fountains in the summer.
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Thu Jan 10, 2013
Raj Sidhu answered:
Kumar .It depends FHA or conventional loan and with PMI or without PMI if there is PMI email me I can tell you more
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Sun Nov 4, 2012
Jamie DeSimone answered:
If you are trying to sell the home yourself you could use and just follow their directions. However, there are a lot of statistics that support working with a listing agent to get your home sold quickly and for the best price possible. If you choose to go the route of working with a Realtor then I recommend contacting a couple of them that best know the market in which you are selling a home and interviewing them to choose the one that you feel would serve your needs the best.

Then, let them work their magic! They will know the best way to bring you buyers.

Let me know if you have any additional questions!
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Wed Jan 30, 2013
Anil Khanna CPA/Realtor answered:
West falls church on the orange line in about 5 miles from the property. Please call me at 703-625-6731 if you need an agent to assist you in your home search.
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Tue May 7, 2013
John Ginty answered:

I would love to help find a rental in the areas you listed. I lived in Falls Church for about 4 years so I know that area well. Give me a call at 703-307-3449. Thank you!

John Ginty
Keller Williams Capital Properties Fairax
10300 Eaton Place, Suite 120
Fairfax, VA 22030
Cell: 703-307-3449
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Sun Sep 9, 2012
Lydia Zache answered:

would love to help you great time frame.... no prob to find you something.... major questions do you smoke or have pets....

I do alot of rental etc and am a native of northern va... and an associate broker for va,dc and md....
so I have you covered I also love california.... so have a feel for what you are looking for...

call me 703-393-2525.....
SAn Francisco rocks... but you can get similar lifestyle here is you just know where to look hence
you get to meet me Lydia Zache agent for Remax xecutex.....
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Thu Nov 19, 2015
Vicky Chrisner answered:
Craigs list? ??? I dunno. I guess they are technically real estate, but hmm... I don't sell those.

Um, check with the management office, they might be able to "re-sell" them for you. ... more
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Tue Jun 19, 2012
ShirtfreeChuck answered:
Al, this building is located in the Little City of Falls Church, not Fairfax County. When it comes to treating people properly, in the City of Falls Church, keep your expectations low.
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Tue May 7, 2013
Mike Rosen answered:
The best way to find a home is to work with a buyer's agent. He/she can help you narrow your search and give you a list of properties that fit your defined criteria.
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Mon Feb 20, 2012
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Wed Feb 15, 2012
Shanna Rogers answered:

You can try. Have your Realtor do an Addendum or a Request For Repairs (if you want the lender/seller to do the repairs). Worse case, the lender/seller says 'no'. Then you can either move forward as is or cancel contract - assuming you have inspection contingencies in effect.

Talk to your Realtor.

Shanna Rogers
SR Realty
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Thu Nov 24, 2011
Ron Thomas answered:
In an Appraisal, every detail of the subject house is compared with the Comp houses:
If one has something the other house doesn't, an allowance in made to make them COMPARABLE.
You will hardly ever find two houses that are 100% the same, even in a cookie-cutter tract.

You have to trust that the Appraiser knew what he was doing.
Finding a similar house, within a short radius, was more important than finding one with a basement.
And there is almost always an allowance for the difference in SQFT

good luck, God bless and Happy Thanksgiving
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Wed Jul 2, 2014
Dan Tabit answered:
You would have to review the appraisal and find flaws and ask for a review. If the comparables chosen were not the best comparables, they you might be able to suggest better ones that support the value you are hoping for. Appraisals and the banks reviewers however are not making too many changes that result in a higher value, especially if the market you are in is still declining. ... more
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Fri May 11, 2012
Frank Zoghi answered:
It looks like a nice house from the outside. Depending on the updates on the inside and the current rental in your area, $2000 to $2300 per month. If you need more indepth report of the rental market in 22042, Contact me at 703-727-1868. I live few minutes from you and can help you with the process. ... more
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Fri Jan 27, 2012
Bill Eckler answered:

It sounds like the roads of communication between you and your agent are few and far between....

When you listed your home, your listing agreement may have identified the responsibilities of you, your agent and their broker. Doing an open house is much more than making the home available to potential buyers and putting a bowl of candy on the counter.

Check your listing agreement for a possible clarification prior to having a conversation with your agent about this topic.

Good luck,

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Fri Sep 16, 2011
Brent Kluge answered:
This is exactly what I do. I specialize in Building and renovation financing, as well as helping you to find a great builder/contractor to work with.

Please check out my website. Not that the FHA 203k is the loan for you, but it will give you and idea of how the process works. I have an office in DC and would be glad to meet you sometime when you get back. Do you have a contract on the house yet? Is it an empty lot or existing house?

Call me at your convenience.


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Sun Oct 16, 2011
Dp2 answered:
You might be able to save on the title search and policy, but that's about it. The rest of the fees are mandatory, and you can thank the government officials for that.
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Sun Jun 2, 2013
Doug Woodruff answered:
I reached out to one of the lenders I deal with on a regular basis and the anwer to your question is below. If you need any further information please feel free to contact. If you need information on a lender please let me know and I can provide you with that information as well.

Yes- you can do what is called a FHA streamline- there is no appraisal done. But you cannot roll in closing costs- so either the borrower has to bring closing costs to the table or the rate can be raised enough to provide a lender credit to pay closing costs.
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Wed Jul 20, 2011
Melissa Barkalow answered:
It has not settled yet so I am unable to give you the sales price. It is set to settle the 16th of August. The list price is $280,000.

Hope this helps!
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Wed Jul 13, 2011
Sherry Spinelli answered:

I 'd be happy to help you. Though the price may be a challenge depending on what you are looking to have in a house. Are you interested in a condo or another style of property. Once I learn more about what you want in the way of rooms, location, features, etc. I can search for those specific things. Please be in touch so we can talk and get started.

Thanks & regards, Sherry
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