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Who signs a contract if the seller is an estate?

The answer to this question depends on the nature of the estate: will or no will? If there is no will then under Virginia law real estate passes by operation of law to the deceasedís heirs, which are determined by statute, and these would be the persons to sign a contract and eventually the deed. ... view answer >

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21 Can I REALLY buy a house for a dollar?? Liz Moore 09/29/2010
22 How do I know if an investment is a good deal? Liz Moore 08/13/2010
23 What are the tax benefits of home ownership? Liz Moore 07/27/2010
24 How long does it take to buy a house? Brian Sklute 07/21/2010
25 My former renter had a lease thru May 15. He moved out on April 1. Based upon retaining the security deposit that he paid, I agreed to let him out of the lease. I procured a new renter that moved in May 1. After "poking around the neighborhood" and asking neighbors, he learned that I had a new tenant and now is demanding he receive his security deposit back. I thought that the security deposit was to cover damages and was forfeited at the time of breaking a lease. Please help! Don Pegram 06/08/2010
26 My husband and I are moving across the country and are planning to rent out our home. It looks like we won't be moving until Dec of this year. Should we consider putting our home on the rental market this summer or will we be ok waiting until December? We plan on hiring a property manager to advertise and manage the property. Don Pegram 04/22/2010
27 What is a property ownerís association? Brian D. Lytle, Esq. 03/27/2010
28 What should I be looking for in a POA packet? Brian D. Lytle, Esq. 03/27/2010
29 Can I cancel the contract if I do not approve of the POA disclosure packet? Brian D. Lytle, Esq. 03/20/2010
30 What if I receive a POA packet from a seller that is either old or incomplete? Brian D. Lytle, Esq. 03/17/2010
31 What should a property owner association packet contain? Brian D. Lytle, Esq. 03/15/2010
32 I am renovating my home and I would like to install energy-efficient features and appliances. Where do I start and are there grants and/or rebates available? Carol Davanay 03/05/2010
33 I am building a new home and I want it to be as energy-efficient as possible. Where do I start? Carol Davanay 03/05/2010
34 Have you heard about the new credit score simulator, and does it work? Heather Moorefield 03/05/2010
35 Where can I access a government listing of foreclosed houses? Greg Hatcher 03/02/2010
36 I will be stationed at Langley AFB this summer, and Iíve been told by others in the squadron to keep Poquoson and York County on the short list because of the schools and location. In the research Iíve done, Poquoson sounds like a nice, quaint town, but Iím concerned because Iíve heard about flooding in Poquoson. Should I exclude Poquoson from my search because of this? Brian Sklute 02/27/2010
37 I know your market analysis shows that the market value of my home is around $301,500, but Iíd like to start at $310,000 to have some ďwiggle room.Ē Donít you agree? Brian Sklute 02/27/2010
38 In this current buyerís market, what can I do inside my house to make it show better than the competition? I am in a must move situation. Brian Sklute 02/27/2010
39 As a seller, should I let the buyer have early possession? Jennifer Brown 02/27/2010
40 My family will be relocating to the Hampton Roads area soon, and the quality of schools is a key concern as we have a child in middle school and one that will be in high school next year. Can you recommend a site with factual information? Brian Sklute 02/26/2010

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