That is a great question. In Maryland we don't generally use a cost per s.f. calculation as prices can vary greatly from area to area. However, if you have zeroed in on a specific neighborhood you can contact any local Realtor to get a property specific market analysis or CMA. Best of luck.... more
Jon Tucker with RE/MAX 100. You should have been made aware of those charges in advance, just like an HOA. Check your contract for a Disclosure. Technically, the title company may be liable for those fees.
I agree with the 3rd party utilities servicer. Call the title company that did the settlement and ask them to pay the fine and maybe some of the fees such as the 1st year or two. If they agree easily, you will be better off. Retaining a lawyer can be expensive, but the initial consultation should be free.
I hope this helps, good luck. Jon Tucker, 443.538.4316, TuckerRealty@comcast.net, www.JonTuckerHomes.com.... more