Realtor Advice

#Realtor Advice: Using a VA loan is a great option. VA loans require no downpayment but you have to pay closing costs. The problem is there are fewer condos everyday that are VA and FHA approved in #DC.#RealtyPros #RealtorJason #Tips #md #va #dc#realestate

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#‎Realtor‬ Advice: The biggest issue for ‪#‎homebuyers‬ considering a condominium is the condo fee. Condo fees usually increase 2%-3% per year which is an average of $10-$15. There are times when a building needs capital improvements such as replacing a roof, water heater, etc. when a special assessment is required. A special assessment can increase your condo fee an additional $300-$600 per month depending on the number of units in the building and time period allotted for the assessment. It is important to read the condo resale documents before purchasing to determine if there are any special assessments in the building.‪#‎realestate‬ ‪#‎dc‬ ‪#‎md‬ ‪#‎va‬ ‪#‎RealtyPros‬‪ #‎RealtorJason‬ ‪#‎Tips‬

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#‎Realtor‬ Advice: Thinking about selling your home? The first and hardest step is to remove your personal attachment to the property and think of the sale as a business transaction. Your mindset must change from selling your “home” to selling a house you happen to own and doing whatever it takes to make it stand out from the competition.‪#‎realestate‬ ‪#‎dc‬ ‪#‎md‬ ‪#‎va‬ ‪#‎RealtyPros‬‪ #‎RealtorJason‬ ‪#‎Tips‬

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#‎Realtor‬ Advice: The most important thing for every real estate client to understand is that every real estate transaction is different. As a ‪#‎homebuyer‬, you will get advice from many friends and family; but it is always best to ask your realtor first to see if it applies to your transaction before making a decision.‪#‎realestate‬ ‪#‎dc‬ ‪#‎md‬ ‪#‎va‬ ‪#‎RealtyPros‬‪ #‎RealtorJason‬ ‪#‎Tips‬

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#‎Realtor‬ Advice: The best way to save money on your water bill is to invest in high-efficiency toilets. Replacing older, inefficient toilets can save the average family of four at least 16,000 gallons and more than $100 per year in water bills, according to the EPA. Here is a list of toilets READ MORE: http://ow.ly/HxeZ6 ‪#‎realestate‬ ‪#‎dc‬ ‪#‎md‬ ‪#‎va‬ ‪#‎RealtyPros‬‪ #‎RealtorJason‬ ‪#‎Tips‬

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#‎Realtor‬ Advice: What happens when the ceiling leaks into your condo? The owner of the upstairs unit is responsible for any damages to your unit. The common cause for leaking is the following: 1) Overflowing washing machines 2) Leaking window A/C units 3) Burst water pipes. ‪#‎realestate‬ ‪#‎dc‬ ‪#‎md‬ ‪#‎va‬ ‪#‎RealtyPros‬‪ #‎RealtorJason‬ ‪#‎Tips‬

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#‎Realtor‬ Advice: What are Skylights? Skylights are located in the roof and provide a lot of natural light in the home. The PRO: it can save you money on the electricity bill. The CON: skylights can leak over time because of breakdown of the seals or due to improper installation. ‪#‎realestate‬ ‪#‎dc‬ ‪#‎md‬ ‪#‎va‬ ‪#‎RealtyPros‬‪ #‎RealtorJason‬ ‪#‎Tips‬

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#‎Realtor‬ Advice: During your home inspection, make sure there is a complete circuit breaker directory inside your electrical panel. This will help you identify and prevent further electrical problems in case you need to shut off electrical breakers in your home. ‪#‎realestate‬ ‪#‎dc‬ ‪#‎md‬ ‪#‎va‬ ‪#‎RealtyPros‬‪ #‎RealtorJason‬ ‪#‎Tips‬

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#‎Realtor‬ Advice: When to file a claim for homeowners insurance? The best rule to determine whether to file a claim is when the cost repairing the damage exceeds your deductible. Make sure you get estimates for the repair beforehand and file no later than 2 weeks after the incident. ALWAYS file a claim if someone is injured on your property. ‪#‎realestate‬ ‪#‎dc‬ ‪#‎md‬ ‪#‎va‬ ‪#‎RealtyPros‬‪ #‎RealtorJason‬ ‪#‎Tips‬

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#‎Realtor‬ Advice: Property investment isn’t for everyone. Before investing in properties there are three questions to ask yourself: 1) Do you have the extra funds to account for repairs and/or legal fees or if the tenant doesn’t pay the rent? 2) Do you need the tax deductions? 3) Do you have the time to research or manage the properties? ‪#‎realestate‬ ‪#‎dc‬ ‪#‎md‬ ‪#‎va‬ ‪#‎RealtyPros‬‪ #‎RealtorJason‬ ‪#‎Tips‬

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#‎Realtor‬ Advice: No two real estate transactions are the same. Homebuyers often like to compare their transaction with their family member or friend’s homebuying experience. Keep in mind that everything is different: finances, criteria, sellers, timeframe, etc. Make your homebuying decision based on the facts in front of you. ‪#‎realestate‬ ‪#‎dc‬ ‪#‎md‬ ‪#‎va‬ ‪#‎RealtyPros‬‪ #‎RealtorJason‬ ‪#‎Tips‬

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#‎Realtor‬ Advice: The tenant’s security deposit cannot be used for unpaid rent. The security deposit can only be used for damages to the property. In DC, the security has to be returned to the tenant within 45 days from vacating the property. ‪#‎realestate‬ ‪#‎dc‬ ‪#‎md‬ ‪#‎va‬ ‪#‎RealtyPros‬‪ #‎RealtorJason‬ ‪#‎Tips‬

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