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sharon, Other/Just Looking in La Mirada, CA
sharon asked:
Good faith payment Hello, could someone explain what happens to the good faith payment at the time of settlement, please? I know my agent has answered it and feel bad asking him repetitive questions.

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Atlantajazz, Home Buyer in Bowie, MD
Atlantajazz answered:
Is it customary to pay an additional fee for water and sewer line with the HOA? A
Who regulates the Front Footage Fee company. I am dealing with U.S. Utility Corporation and I have been paying close to $400 a year since 2001 and my bill is not decreasing and they ke ... more
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Bola Williams, Real Estate Pro in Chevy Chase, MD
Bola Williams answered:
I am a local investor in Prince George county, Md. and am looking for a realtor with relationships with banks and experience with REO properties.
Hi Jej0615,

While I do not have any direct relationships with banks I do have extensive experience with REO properties and short sales. I also attend courthouse auctions and have mar ... more
0 votes Share Flag Fri Jan 29, 2016 Home Selling in Bowie
Dtoaff, Home Buyer in Bowie, MD
Dtoaff answered:
Can you use the maryland CDA first time homebuyers program with a FHA 203k loan?
There are ways to reduce closing costs with an FHA 203K loan. However, CDA can't be used in conjunction with it. First Home Mortgage is the top originator of CDA loans and we also hav ... more
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Brittaney.caudle14 asked:
What does it cost and take to build your own home?
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Sally Grenier, Real Estate Pro in Longmont, CO
Sally Grenier answered:
I recently bought a home in Bowie MD. Inspection indicated drainage issue that seller was supposed to repair
Did you get proof from the seller that the problem was fixed (i.e. a receipt from the plumber)? Anything in the contract should survive after closing. I would talk to your Realtor and h ... more
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Lola H Walker, Real Estate Pro in St Petersburg, FL
Lola H Walker answered:
Hi There, Can foreign buyer buy the home in New york for future locate. Thanks
Yes, a foreign buyer can buy real estate in the U.S. to relocate to.
A good agent will also tell the foreign buyer that when they sell the property,
money will be held back to pay tax ... more
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Amelia Robin…, Real Estate Pro in Falls Church, VA
Amelia Robinette answered:
is this property still available 2102 Waterleaf Way?
This address hasn't been listed in the MLS since 1999. Not sure if it was ever listed as a For Sale By Owner. It does not appear to be for sale.
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Mary Lenaiya…, Home Buyer in Silver Spring, MD
Mary Lenaiyasa asked:
Question regarding the construction quality of Ryan Homes in the Fairwood Community in Bowie, MD We are interested in buying a newly constructed home in the Fairwood community of Bowie, MD. However, we have read some very negatives reviews regarding Ryan Homes using cheap materials,…
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Amelia Robin…, Real Estate Pro in Falls Church, VA
Amelia Robinette answered:
I need to find out rather quickly if the property I want to buy has a hidden oil tank in the basement do I do that?
Have you asked the seller? or the seller's agent?

Random idea is you could take a metal detector and see if something pops up...

An oil tank is required to be disclosed in the PG ... more
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April Martin, Real Estate Pro in Accokeek, MD
April Martin answered:
Looking to rent first.
Hi Demetrius,

If you are still looking to rent first you can email me at: I can assist you in finding the perfect home. Thanks.
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Pjackmack, Home Buyer in Bowie, MD
Pjackmack answered:
Besides being another way to separate you from your money, a Front Foot Fee is a fee assessed to each property in a newly developed community for the cost of putting in the water and se ... more
0 votes Share Flag Fri May 29, 2015 Home Buying in Bowie
Snezhana Con…, Real Estate Pro in Rockville, MD
Snezhana Conway answered:
Good commute, community and school district.
Hi there,
Last year I moved myself from Alexandria VA to Montgomery County Maryland and I can walk you through the process. The schools here are the best! I recently helped my clients ... more
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David West, Real Estate Pro in Bowie, MD
David West answered:
Is it better to rent or buy a home right now? Especially if your credit needs improvement.

I am a real estate broker and I will attempt to answer this objectively in my area of expertise; I will leave the financing part of your question to the lenders.

This is ... more
0 votes Share Flag Sun May 3, 2015 For Rent in 20720
Chelene Webs…, Real Estate Pro in Greenbelt, MD
Chelene Webster answered:
Will there be more short-sale/foreclosure inventory in Bowie, MD this Spring?
There has been a growing amount of short sales/foreclosures in the PG county area. If you are looking for properties with specific criteria, contact me at 240-997-5968 and I would be gl ... more
0 votes Share Flag Tue Jan 6, 2015 Foreclosure in 20720
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