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George Belle…, Real Estate Pro in Howard County, MD
George Belleville answered:
Which one is better in terms of schools and resale values - New home in Manor woods/Marriott's ridge vs. resale in Waverly/Mt Hebron School zone ?
First to clarify, Waverly Woods is in the Marriott's Ridge High School District... the boundary between Mt. Hebron and Marriott's Ridge is near Bethany Lane... which I know because the ... more
0 votes Share Flag Sun Nov 10, 2013 Home Buying in 21042
Jessica Hood,…, Real Estate Pro in Odenton, MD
Jessica Hood, Realtor & ASP answered:
Selling Realtor trying to get us to her loan officer because 'she knows he can get it to appraise'
Hi Liv,

The appraiser is sent by the bank to do an arms length appraisal of value that is not based on the contract price but on recent comparable sales history and adjustments for i ... more
0 votes Share Flag Wed Oct 9, 2013 Home Buying in 21042
Brent Kluge, Real Estate Pro in Rockville, MD
Brent Kluge answered:
I NEED a buyers agent for ELLICOTT CITY and GLENELG area. I want someone who really knows the area! I have 3 school age children.
Hello there Julie!

I have to say that my wife has lived in Ellicott City for the last 7 years and we currently do as well. She is a wonderful woman and great agent, if I do say so ... more
0 votes Share Flag Sat May 1, 2010 In My Neighborhood in 21042
Brian Pakulla, Real Estate Pro in Ellicott City, MD
Brian Pakulla answered:
We are fixing to build a home. We have lived here since 1981 and already have a septic system. We have 20
I would think yes, if you are adding an additional home. But I really don't know for sure, so I would highly recommend you get your answers from the source:

http://howardcountymd.go ... more
0 votes Share Flag Tue Aug 4, 2009 General Area in 21042
Barbara Novi…, Real Estate Pro in Howard County, MD
Barbara Novitsky answered:
If you own 20 acres of land do you have to get a perk test?
No, you don't have to do it, but why would you not if you intend to build? You want to know if the land allows you to actually live on it before building a home. Testing is the way yo ... more
0 votes Share Flag Thu Jun 25, 2009 General Area in 21042
Brian Pakulla, Real Estate Pro in Ellicott City, MD
Brian Pakulla answered:
Is it possible to ask for some closing help on a short sale property..if you are offering near full asking?
Yes, you can factor in closing cost help, but just as others have answered, it will come out of the sellers net price. This makes it a lower net price offer.

Good luck.
0 votes Share Flag Thu Nov 20, 2008 Home Buying in 21042
Diana Hornick, Real Estate Pro in Harford County, MD
Diana Hornick answered:
I need a Seller's Agent in Ellioctt City/Woodstock, Maryland. Any recommendations?
Hi Kristin,

You should interview two or three agents from various brokerages and see what they can do for you. Ask them how do they plan to market your house? Do they hold open hou ... more
0 votes Share Flag Tue Nov 18, 2008 Home Selling in 21042
Nellie Arrin…, Real Estate Pro in Columbia, MD
Nellie Arrington, CRS answered:
I need a great Seller's Agent in Ellicott City/Woodstock Maryland. Any recommendations?
Kristin, you should interview a few agents to see which person you feel most confidant working with in selling your home. Because this is a tough market, you're going to be working with ... more
0 votes Share Flag Wed Nov 12, 2008 Home Selling in 21042
Linda Kenney,…, Real Estate Pro in Mount Airy, MD
Linda Kenney, Associate Broker answered:
I need a great Seller's Agent for Ellicott City/Woodstock, Maryland. Any recommendations?
Hi Kristin,
In this market, experience determines the success of you finding, purchasing and closing on the house you want. Always a good idea to interview a few agents in your local a ... more
0 votes Share Flag Wed Nov 12, 2008 Home Selling in 21042
Vince Damico, Real Estate Pro in Ellicott City, MD
Vince Damico answered:
What is a typical reduction from list price when making a non-contingent offer?
Eric,
Your real estate agent should pull comps to see what other similar homes are selling for in that neighborhood now. That will give you an idea of the homes worth so you can deter ... more
0 votes Share Flag Wed Apr 30, 2008 Home Buying in 21042
Vince Damico, Real Estate Pro in Ellicott City, MD
Vince Damico answered:
So you don't need a perc test if you are on city water and sewer?
That is correct! If you are on city water and sewer, there is no need for a perc. If you would like to do water quality testing, you can check the web for local companies that do such ... more
0 votes Share Flag Sat Dec 29, 2007 General Area in 21042
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