As I stated last week, my HAP listing finally went to settlement. I now have a very grateful seller, a happy buyer, the buyer's relieved agent and of course, me, the listing agent. So now my phone is ringing, and I am being asked about the Homeowners Assistance Program, known as HAP. Seller's are asking "who, what, when and how" and a great big "What If". What if I paid more than the allowable costs for the house? Can I appeal? Is an appeal a waste of time? My answer is a resounding "NO", and appeal is NEVER a waste of time for anything outside of actual eligibility dates.
My advice to these sellers is if you are outside of the HAP box due to the price that your originally paid for your home, especially living here in Northern Virginia, and our high cost of living, APPEAL It. It will take some time but maybe worth your efforts in the end and you may just end up as another grateful HAP seller.
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