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Thu Feb 7, 2013
Chris Pray answered:
The current Real Estate Tax rate for 2012 is $0.7415 per $100.00 of assessed value
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Tue Dec 10, 2013
Lori Jeltema answered:
Hi smckeel,

The fees vary depending on what part of Kiln Creek you live in. If you like, you can contact me directly (I currently have a listing there) and I can help give you a break down of the fees.
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Wed Sep 26, 2012
John R Beavers answered:
Hi Katherine: Depending on your credit and which lender you use it is possible to get a jumbo mortgage with only a 10% down payment. If you would like information on a qualified local lender, call me at 757-812-0399 and I can furnish the contact info on two very good professional that you can contact.

I also can assist you in finding the property you are looking for.

Hope to hear from you soon,

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Tue Aug 7, 2012
Lisa-marie Lemaire answered:
Hello Concerned Mom,

Here is a great website that shows the top schools there;

Best wishes to you and your family!

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Tue Oct 9, 2012
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Tue Sep 25, 2012
Carol Davanay answered:
You have some challenges. Your best bet would be to work with an apartment complex. Typically private renters put limits on whether animals are allowed and what types. Pets, if allowed, are usually limited to size - 25 lbs or under is the norm - and montly pet rental per animal and pet security deposits assessed at one month's rent are usual.

You can contact renters individually and depending on their personal restrictions, you might be able to achieve your housing goals.

Good luck!
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Mon Feb 27, 2012
Tim Meyer answered:
Mon Mar 31, 2014
Sherida Bonton answered:
Hi. Depending on when you go/leave work is key to traffic in the area. You will not have to worry about tunnels, but I would suggest that you drive in the area during those key commuting times so that you will have a feel of traffic. There are several other areas near Hampton University that you could consider that may be a better commute. I hope this helps.

Sherida Bonton
Keller Williams Realty
757-905-SOLD (7653)
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Wed Apr 6, 2011
Sandra Hood answered:
A couple of years ago my clients found a house they really liked. The house was about that size & had the same pipes. The estimate we got was about $7000. You should just go get an estimate. ... more
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Wed Mar 9, 2011
Lori Biven answered:
I can find that out for you. However, I am thinking, I am in no way a tax expert, but am thinking that your capital gains is on the sale last year, would be insignificant how much it was worth in 2003, but again, taxes is not my game. What area of York county and I will see what I can find. Email me at ... more
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Mon Feb 21, 2011
John R Beavers answered:
Yes there are. I know of several communities. If you would like info on them, contact me directly at 757-812-0399 or email at
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Fri Feb 11, 2011
Melissa Barkalow answered:
Real estate commissions are what is determined between yourself and the listing agent. There is no standard commission rate, which is illegal. You need to discuss this with the agents you interview to see what they say and recommend the rate be and then have that rate be written into the listing agreement.

Good luck!
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Tue Jan 7, 2014
Bill Carey answered:

Your best bet is to rent until you can qualify to buy. Rent to own, lease purchase or rent to buy are all good deals for a seller but rarely workout for a buyer.

This is not a good choice for you as a buyer. Run from anyone who suggests that you rent to own. Buy when you qualify for a mortage do not get into a rent to own contract if you are unqualified.

The rent to own contracts are a sellers tool to get people into houses. The process is that you will sign a contract saying that you will buy the home someday in the future 12 months-18months. You will put down a sizable Non-refundable option deposit which will be applied as a downpayment when you buy when and if you buy on time. Normally an 8%-10% deposit. At the end of the contract if you don't buy the house for the original terms you will lose your deposit. Now you get to start all over again after losing $5,000 to $10,000 it's better to rent until you are ready..

Best of Luck,

Thank you,
Bill Carey, Broker/Realtor
Certified Short Sale Seller Specialist
Cell 704-905-0740
Fax 866-343-5945 l
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Sun Mar 25, 2012
Don Tepper answered:
A real estate lawyer can help you.

Basically, make an offer. Agree on terms. Take the paperwork to a title company or settlement attorney. However, find your real estate lawyer first and then proceed with those other steps.

Note, though, that as a buyer you wouldn't be paying a commission--if that's your concern.

Hope that helps.
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Thu Jul 1, 2010
Brian Sklute answered:
I recommend getting connected with an experienced buyer's agent. It generally doesn't cost you anything to use one. I am able to see foreclosures as soon as they are listed in the MLS and also know which firm represents most of the banks at the auctions at the courthouse steps. Let me know if I can help.

Liz Moore and Associates
11801 Canon Blvd., Suite 100, Newport News, VA 23606
(757) 268-2757 Direct
(757) 240-2635 Fax
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Licensed in Virginia
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Sat May 15, 2010
Steve Roake answered:
If your realtor is not listening to you, it may be time to find a new realtor. If you're not ready for that step, call and talk to the managing broker about your concerns. You are the client and Realtor has a responsibility to follow your instructions. ... more
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Thu Oct 8, 2009
john womeldorf answered:
The link below is the handbook for the Virginia Residential Landlord and
Tenant Act.
The Virginia Residential Landlord and Tenant Act handbook has
been prepared to provide information on the rights, remedies, and responsibilities of
landlords and renters concerning the rental process. Before signing a lease, prospective
tenants should read and understand the terms of the contract. Consulting a lawyer or the
landlord for clarification of the rental agreement is advisable.

Hopefully this answers your question
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Sun Nov 1, 2009
Stacey Ouellette answered:
You can access available rental properties in the Hampton Roads area through Also
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Mon May 3, 2010
Pete Spadaro answered:
In this "overpriced" market there are many great deals to be made right now. As a buyer you say you see no urgency to buy. I do agree that the pot has gotten sweeter to try to stir things up and it might get even sweeter still but we're seeing increased activity in the market and houses are selling every day right now. You mentioned those that took the incentive last year look foolish but who will look foolish if all the incentives are taken away next year and didn't take advantage of them now?

It's like the stock market - if I sell now I might miss out on the price going up more, but if I don't sell now the price might go down. The only way we know for sure is if we wait and see. By that time it's over one way or another. If you wait and the price goes up awesome! But if the price goes down you just missed the boat. If you're in the market to purchase now, evaluate your situation and your needs; short-term, long-term, investment, etc.

Today we're in a strong buyers' market; what reason could there be for a ready, willing, and able buyer NOT to buy?!? Today buyers have choice of homes, incredible interest rates, and all sorts of incentives! I guess we can always wait for that sellers' market to come back and have to fight for a home, forget about home inspections, pay more than appraised price...
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Wed Jul 29, 2009
Pat Mulligan, ABR, SRS, CDPE answered: has a salary tool which you might find helpful. You can search job title by zip code to see the range and average by title.

It seems like the salaries can sustain the current prices. After prices having adjusted a bit in the past two years, the York County market is still brisk. ... more
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