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Fri Jun 15, 2012
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Help your broker out with comps and any information so they have every piece of information as to why the appraisal is low. I would also find out from how far away the appraiser came. We all have a problem with out of market appraisers coming into markets they don't know and shouldn't be working in. Be detailed and specific about why they were less desirable sales. Have you seen and reviewed the appraisal also? Only you may know certain things to make sure the appraisal is as accurate as possible. Also your loan officer can't speak to the appraiser directly but you can. Run that one past your loan officer first but all is not lost, stay on them and fight! Good luck and I hope this was helpful.

Brent Mendelson
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Fri Jul 27, 2012
Shanna Rogers answered:
Hi Anne,

You say the unit is for sale for less than $60,000. The list price is irrelevant. It's the SOLD price that affects the other units for sale. Once the unit listed for $60,000 sells, the price it sells for will be used as a comparable property for the pricing of the other units that are for sale. If the $60,000 unit is underpriced to get a quick offer (some agents do this in the case of a short sale ready to be foreclosed on) it most likely won't sell for $60,000 if the current market value is higher.

Shanna Rogers
SR Realty
www.RealtyBySR.com
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Wed Jun 27, 2012
Miekeba Jones answered:
Hi Marceline_2000.

Are you talking about the state of California?
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Sun Jul 22, 2012
Miekeba Jones answered:
Hi hoisum2011. It would help if you included the link for the property that you are referring to. I can help you contact miekeba@heymannrealty.com with the address and I will provide you with a comparative market analysis to help you price the place. ... more
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Mon Apr 24, 2017
Miekeba Jones answered:
I think Chevy Chase has a neighborhood feel. The best way for you to tell if it is what you like is to go out there and look around. Talk to the people of Chevy Chase. Bowie is another area that has a friendly neighborly feel to it. I was out there talking to people and people were coming up to me and talking to me. I loved it.

Are you buying? I can help, contact: miekeba@heymannrealty.com
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Tue Jun 20, 2017
Walid Ashoor answered:
Dear phrazy,

Welcome to DC metro. You are moving into one of the most expensive metros in the country, I am sure you knwo that, unfortunately your rental budget will be overestended in the district. You will have more bang for your buck if you look into DC suburbs, like Reston & Herndon for example. I can discuss this in more details with you, please feel free to email me at walid@lnf.com. I look forward to talking to you.

Thanks,
Walid Ashoor
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Sat Jun 2, 2012
Miekeba Jones answered:
http://mrislistings.mris.com/DE.asp?k=2902605XIA6B&p=DE-169230150-801

Hi Ednira,

There is not a listing for 5020 Cathedral. Please open link above to view homes available on Cathedral. Is there somethingelse I may help you with? Contact miekeba@heymannrealt.com ... more
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Tue Jun 12, 2012
George Ross answered:
Here are all the properties listing in that zip code, please feel free to email me directly if you have more questions

http://mrislistings.mris.com/Matrix/Public/Portal.aspx?k=1914582XMOD6&p=DE-168968558-382 ... more
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Sat Feb 15, 2014
George Ross answered:
Hi Valerie,

Unfortunately the post did not provide the address for the property in question. We can help if you let us
know what the actual property address or some identifying factor is.

Thanks
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Tue Aug 14, 2012
Andrea Tucker answered:
Hi Swinton. Are you only looking for a voucher rental or would you take a cash rental as well? Also are you renting this on your own? Please contact me if you are in need of assistance.




Andrea Tucker
Exit Elite Realty
(202) 642-8117
(301) 277-3948
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Sun Dec 29, 2013
William Panici answered:
Is it your hope to sell the property after the repairs are made? If so, I may have a solution fo you.
Contact me at billpanici@aol.com, or (202)277-4675. Thanks.
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Mon May 21, 2012
Zaza Pasori answered:
Hi,
Your landlord - and his agents - may enter your unit with reasonable notice for repair and maintenance, inspections, and to show the unit to prospective tenants. Please see your lease for details.

Zaza Pasori | Realty Resource, LLC
2722 Connecticut Avenue NW
72, Washington, DC 20008
Cell:202-412-5221 Office:703-437-5580

Equal Housing Opportunity

Principal Broker: Realty Resource, LLC 715 Tonquin Pl, Leesburg, VA 20176
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Sat May 19, 2012
Don Tepper answered:
Depends on how specific you want it.

The FBI publishes statistics. Your local police departments will also have statistics.

But it gets pretty specific, sometimes almost block by block. In your case, the crime rate in Brookland might be different from the rate in Shaw, or Adams-Morgan, etc. Same with the surrounding areas. The crime rate in Fairfax County might vary depending on whether you're asking about Centreville, Annandale, McLean, or Springfield.

A number that just applies to D.C.--or to Northeast--isn't going to be enough to tell you what you want to know.
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Wed Jun 13, 2012
Miekeba Jones answered:
Hi 4ofusjs, As a Realtor I am unable to discuss crime rates. Try finding the police department online or calling the police with crime rate questions.

If you are looking for a Realtor, I can help you. Contact me miekeba@heymannrealt.com ... more
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Fri May 18, 2012
Aaron Smith answered:
Dear sir or madam,
It is unethical, illegal and immoral for an agent to give information about crime rates in any or all areas they serve. It is just an opinion, and one that could unfairly sway someone as to the attractiveness of a home. It IS possible that a neighbor might see that question here though, and be able to give you a personal opinion. But, the operative word there is "Opinion". What one person feels is high, another person may not. What you need are facts.

Fortunately, most cities these days maintain web sites where they publish and list crimes and statistics. In DC, there is one at http://crimemap.dc.gov/presentation/query.asp that is probably the easiest to use. You simply put in an address, or other jurisdictional information; a radius around that address, and a length of time for review; and the database will show you what reported crimes it has. ( I recommend putting in your current address to provide a baseline for your judgement. )

From there YOU can make the decision as to the crime rate in or around any area you might consider, using facts, not opinions, or someone else's feelings.

I hope this helps you.
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Sun Dec 29, 2013
Sid Fields answered:
The condo market in the area is improving. I will be happy to give you an estimate of value for our condo, if you are considering selling it. Sid Fields, Heymann Realty, 301-439-1180.
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Mon May 14, 2012
Zaza Pasori answered:
Your best bet is to use price per sq ft approach. I would find out the average price per sq ft in your neighborhood, and multiply that by the size of your studio.

Zaza Pasori | Realty Resource, LLC
Home Office:2722 Connecticut Avenue
NW 72, Washington, DC 20008
Cell:202-412-5221 Office:703-437-5580

Equal Housing Opportunity

Principal Broker: Realty Resource, LLC 715 Tonquin Pl, Leesburg, VA 20176
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Mon May 14, 2012
Sharon Jordan answered:
It depends on where in DC...if you will email me directly sharonamjordan@gmail.com I can send you listings in that price range
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Mon May 14, 2012
Miekeba Jones answered:
Sat May 5, 2012
Valerie Riggs answered:
Hi Hazim! Please email me at valerie@bestaddress.com and send the address of the property you are requesting information for. It did not appear in your posting above. I can send you a more detailed email with information on the listing. ... more
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