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Jennifer Young

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How long do you have to wait after selling a short sale to buy again with a FHA or conventional loan


Currently the Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac guidelines are that you have to wait two years to buy a house after a short sale. But there is an exception if your short sale was due to extenuating circumstances - something which I can discuss with you in more detail. Another thing to think about is that alot of our clients have been able to buy first and then do a short sale!Please feel free to contact me with any other questions that you may have about short sale processes or consequencesJennifer Young

price of the yprorety


It would be impossible to give a realistic opinion of the value of your home without seeing it.  I am always willing to do a no obligation listing consultation wherein I will take a quick look at your house and give my opinion as to the current market value, as well as discussing different marketing strategies.  Feel free to contact me.Jennifer Young

I am looking for a family home in VA. What city is known to be great for families? has good schools


A quick search will reveal that Fairfax and Loudoun Counties have impeccable reputations as far as their public school systems go.  In that price range, there are areas in either County where you could find what you are looking for.  You will also probably find that Arlington County also has good schools, but since it is so much closer in, the price points are probably too high for what you want.  My team has collectively has over 75 years of experience representing buyers in these areas.  Feel free to contact us if you want us to help you tailor down your search!Jennifer Young

Is it advisable to hire an agent if you are planning on building/buying a new home


I will re-iterate what the others have said that it is very advisable to have a realtor represent you when buying a "new-build."  In addition to the reasons provided by my colleagues, although builders will often times give the impression that their prices are "set," you can almost always negotiate the price down.  I recently represented buyers for a new-build in Virginia Manor in Loudoun County and we were able to negotiate the price about 30K down from the "set" price.  My client had a friend who had recently purchased the exact model, and they still haven't let the friend know that they paid so much less for the exact same house!I hope this can give you something else to think about!Jennifer Young

First time Buyer. Newcomer


Hi Dr. Ryan:Congratulations on the great credit score.  The best thing you can do to get concrete responses to your questions would be to get pre-approved with a good lender.  My suspicion is that, with that credit score and down payment, you will pre-approve for a price point that will allow you to get what you are looking for in the Northern Virginia area, but by getting pre-approved you will have a concrete answer.  A good lender will do that for you at no cost or obligation to you.  If you would like a referral for a good lender, please feel free to give me a call.Jennifer Young

I would like to sell my house in the southridge area - as is - any way that can be done?


Hi Lisa, Yes you can sell your home as is and it just needs to be disclosed upfront so the buyers will know what they are getting into. You will get a little less in the sale with it being as is but if it has some upgrades or other positive features then could balance out. Are you in South Ridge in Mclean? If so the most recent sale in your neighborhood was a split foyer home that sold for 795K in Sept. Contact me if you'd like a free market analysis of your home in as is condition. We just sold a house off of Kirby on Monday of this week and are about to list another one in Chesterbrook Woods soon. Happy New Year!

Buying After a Short Sale

One of my great lenders sent me this and I thought I would share. We've sold over 90 short sales and we've helped many buy a new home in the process. We welcome any referrals you have if you simply don't have time for negotiating a short sale on your own. Also, email me if you'd like to reach Mike Farrell (First Home Mortgage) about his email below: /* Style Definitions */ table.MsoNormalTable {mso-style-name:"Table Normal"; mso-style-parent:""; font-size:11.0pt; font-family:"Calibri","sans-serif"; mso-bidi-font-family:"Times New Roman";} The common understanding is that if a buyer has had a short sale they are unable to qualify to purchase another home for a minimum of 3 years. This may be true for some, BUT NOT ALL! I have programs which will allow buyers to purchase another property AFTER a short sale as long as they were current on the mortgage when they sold.  WITH NO TIME LIMIT!  These customers are no longer held to the same hold-ups as those who were in default.