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General Area in Manassas : Real Estate Advice

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Mon Nov 5, 2012
Cynthia Lehman answered:
Hi, where will you be working? Will you be renting or buying.
visit my website for more info on the area cynthialehman.com
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Mon Nov 5, 2012
Jim Mellen answered:
Amy,

Tough question to ask I'm sure. I would suggest going to your mortgage lender first to see if they have any options for you. I would say in the last 60 days they may have gotten a little more sympathetic and hope they realize they are better off with someone wanting to pay than someone who is not and willing to accept a foreclosure. You might even benefit from a total refinance. The rates are fantastic and if you have had your mortgage more than 5 years or shorter than 2 years, you might find some savings. Make sure there is no pre payment penalty though if you've only had the mortgage less than two years. As far as borrowing and creating a new loan, unless you have a plan for paying it back right away, it might not be the practical way to go. ... more
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Mon Nov 5, 2012
Jampa answered:
The neighborhood in this area appears nice, while you are within the limits of the neighborhood. However, this neighborhood is surrounded by a "poorer" area. Be forewarned. When there is a mix of socioeconomic classes, there is a high crime rate in the "rich" area. Because the "poor" area, which directly surrounds it is constantly having the wealth being flaunted in their faces. This is a known phenomina in criminal justice and crime statistics. I don't know which school that nieghborhood directly feeds into, but you are better off at Osborne than Osborne Park (similar names very different schools). Prince William Hospital is drastically worse than any other hospital in Virginia. The incompitance of the Hospital is so bad that they are incapable of properly caring for routine accidents involving broken bones etc (the horror stories of the hospital are endless). But, most people in the area just travel out to Fair Oaks hospital if given the choice. Regarding the drinking water, there were notices about cancer causing agents in the water a couple of years back. Laws required them to warn the people living in the area. They claimed to have fixed the problem, but the locals who know about it drink bottled water. ... more
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