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HomeZill is like having a real estate professional at your fingertips 24 hours a day! You can make an offer on real estate in Virginia, Maryland and Washington DC. Whether it’s a town house in Northern Virginia, a DC condo in Georgetown, or investment property in Bethesda MD, simply fill out the Express Offer to get started! And, since you are doing a good amount of the leg-work, shouldn’t you benefit? Well with HomeZill, you do! You will receive up to a 2% cash back VA, DC or MD rebate! Search for a Home Our online navigation tools allow you (0 comments)
va real estate: Are Commission Rebates Legal in Virginia, Maryland or Washington DC? - 12/12/07 05:58 PM
Many home buyers are not only unfamiliar with the concept of real estate commission rebates, but remain unsure whether commission rebates (sometimes called “credits” or “refund” or “cash back”) are even legal in Virginia, Maryland and Washington DC. I’ve run across the same questions time and time again from home buyers on this topic…Where does the money come from? How does a rebate work? Will a rebate effect the price I pay for the home? Now for the answers YES-commission rebates are legal in Virginia, Maryland and Washington DC. The money comes from the seller’s agent who offers the buyer’s agent (0 comments)
I came across this Centex Homes-Year End Saving Event ad in an email I received today. The sale includes brand new featured homes and new town homes in Northern Virginia with low prices and big incentives. You will typically find the best builder deals in Virginia, Maryland and Washington DC towards the end of the year (when builder’s need to hit certain numbers for their books), and when a community has only a few homes left. This particular sale includes homes in Ashburn, Gainesville, Lansdowne, Bristow, Stafford and Stephens City, Virginia. Call us at 888-998-9455 for any questions or if (0 comments)
va real estate: Water Cooler Chat - 11/12/07 02:37 PM
Last weekend my wife dragged me to a neighborhood barbecue in Northern Virginia. While I was there minding my own business, I was approached by a group of “real estate investors” as they like to call themselves. We all know this group of people. They’re the bunch who has the need to boast about how many properties they own or how flipping properties is as easy as walking down the street. They also seem to carry this plethora of knowledge about the real estate market that not even a Realtor can get their hands on. As they introduce themselves, I saw (0 comments)
va real estate: Understanding the 'Niche' Market - 11/12/07 02:27 PM
Since our launch, I’ve been asked the same question repeatedly: “What was your reason for creating HomeZill?” -I’ll answer that question, but first let me give you a little background…. When I was younger, I remember thinking that homeownership was something that I’d be considering after getting married, and having a few little ones while rounding the corner into my 40’s. At least at the time, it was on track with what my parents and everything I saw on tv mirrored. Every book that I have read dealing with success and becoming wealthy, centers around the fact that purchasing a home (0 comments)
va real estate: Top Builders in Virginia, Maryland & Washington DC - 11/12/07 02:15 PM
J.D. Power and Associates asked new-home buyers how satisfied they were with their overall experience. Here’s how home builders ranked for new homes in Virginia, Maryland and Washington DC. Van Metre Homes 127 Centex Homes 123 Del Webb 116 Drees Custom 116 Lennar Homes 114 Ryland Homes 114 Winchester Homes 114 Pulte Homes 111 U.S. market average 111 K. Hovnanian 108 (0 comments)
va real estate: Watch Out Foreclosure, Short Sale to the Rescue! - 10/02/07 11:03 PM
Foreclosures and Short Sales in Virginia, Maryland and Washington DC have become more prevalent in recent times. As a result of the rise in delinquencies, short sales have become popular as a solution for homeowners who need to get out of homes as trouble-free as possible. A short sale becomes an option when the homeowner cannot afford to make the payments on their loan due to whatever circumstance. In a nutshell, the lender agrees to accept less than the total amount owed. In reality, the lender agrees to release the home from the lien of the Deed of Trust for less (3 comments)
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