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Thu Sep 13, 2012
Ida Bear answered:
I say 'no time like the present'... Its a good idea to start watching the neighborhoods or communities your are interested in. This way you can start to see trends. Knowing how your favorite neighborhoods trend will help you to make an informed and timely decision . **I had a client earlier this spring come to town for house hunting. They didn't actually need to move until this summer but they found a home that they fell in love with. As it turns out the current owner was not in a hurry to move. This allowed my clients to put and offer in and ask the current owners if they wanted to stay in the home as a short-term renter. it worked out great for all parties. There are lots of way to crack the nut ;) ... more
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Fri Aug 31, 2012
Vicki Woody, Realtor-ABR answered:
Hi Zach,

Yes, the condo fees for this property is $381.00 a month. If you would like any further help, please contact me at Condo fees cover different things with different associations.

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Mon Jun 22, 2015
Tim Moore answered:
If you can't get a loan how will you buy the house in a year or two? If you can't get a loan then the deal falls through and you lose all the money you put up. Avoid it and just rent.
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Mon Jan 7, 2013
Don Tepper answered:
Check with a loan officer or mortgage broker. But, basically, you'll have to improve your credit. While ability to pay is important, so is your credit history. I know that lots of people are more willing to rent to military because, if the tenant doesn't pay, the landlord can go to your commanding officer. But that same advantage doesn't apply when you're buying and the other party is a mortgage company.

Good luck.
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Sat May 26, 2012
KK German answered:
Real estate agents are constrained from providing anecdotal information about crime and it is better to point to resources where a potential buyer can research on their own. I have many buyers rave about spotcrime and I am attaching a link here.
Good luck with your New Start!

Best, KK German, Wainwright Real Estate
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Mon May 21, 2012
Nelene Gibbs answered:
I would suggest that you most definitely make any necessary repairs prior to listing your home for sale. If you put it on the market in poor condition the buyers will drastically reduce their offers on the home knowing that there are probably other deferred maintenance items. If you leave it as it, be prepared to sell as a much reduced list price.

Let me know if I can help you further.

Nelene Gibbs Real Estate
Real Estate Investment Advisors
222 Central Park Ave Suite 1010
Va Beach, Va 23462
757 672-3232
Fax Toll Free: 1 888-402-1666
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Sun May 20, 2012
Rich Homer answered:
Good question and you should start with a local Mortgage Broker. Find one here ... more
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Wed Oct 30, 2013
Sarah answered:
If you are considering apartments, I recommend Marina Shores Apartments at 2257 Willow Oak Circle, Virginia Beach, VA 23451. Walk to the bay and First Landing Park.
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Mon Apr 30, 2012
Nina Harris answered:
The best way to find out the value of properties is through a real estate agent who services this area. These agents are in and out of the properties and would have a better handle regarding true value. Online real estate sites for the most part tend to have inaccurate valuations. ... more
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Sun Sep 9, 2012
Phil Davis answered:
Let me list your home for you and I will make sure it gets on this site and many more for maximum exposure. Check me out at
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Mon Apr 16, 2012
Mike Stawizky answered:
Yes it's getting very busy in my location. I've had an increase in buyers this year so far. People are getting confident.

Best Regards,
Mike Stawizky
Keller Williams Realty
Commerce Market Center
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Fri Jun 1, 2012
Deandrea DeeDee Jones answered:
Maybe- it will usually depend on will VA except the condition of the home. It will need to meet minimum property standards for VA and if bank says as-is you may run into an issue.

Dee Dee Jones
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Fri Apr 13, 2012
Catherine Prutsman answered:
You can go to and type in address and see what type of criminal activity has occurred near the property. Hope this helps out and please let me know if can be of further assistance.
Catherine Baecher Prutsman
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Wed Apr 11, 2012
Wayne Goodman (757) 692-6266 answered:
Good morning, Mr. Walsh -

If you wish to live within walking distance of facilities such as rest rooms, food availability, public parking, the Boardwalk, etc., your best bet is to live at or below 42nd Street, down to and through the South End of the Resort Area. This would include the six or so blocks west of the oceanfront, through the neighborhoods known as Old Beach, Shadowlawn and Rudee Inlet..

Please let me know if I may provide additional information or assistance.

Best regards.

Wayne Goodman
757 692 6266
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Sat May 11, 2013
Deirdre Love answered:
Hello. Unfortunately, this property is already under contract. However, there are many other similiar properties that are priced lower with a higher equity stake in this current market. Making money now only helps ensure profit in the future.
If you would like me to send those to you, please let me know.
Thank you
Deirdre Love
Keller Williams
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Fri Apr 13, 2012
Robert Thompson answered:
Hello, I work a lot with short sales and have always been able to help my clients find a rental home. Please give me a call at 403-5401. Thanks Bob
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Sat Sep 8, 2012
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Sat Nov 22, 2014
Don Tepper answered:
Generally within 24-36 hours. Sometimes much faster.

Your offer should have a time limit in it; otherwise your offer expires. That way, there's a strong incentive for the seller to respond. That time limit is often 48 hours, though it can vary.

Your Realtor can provide more details.

Hope that helps.
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Tue Mar 27, 2012
Robert Thompson answered:
Frank, every bank is different and every property is different. Please give me a call at 757-403-5401 and we can discuss the specific property. Thanks Bob
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Tue Mar 27, 2012
Tim Moore answered:
I am curious why you would even want to know that.
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