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avdoolittle, Both Buyer and Seller in Elkridge, MD
avdoolittle answered:
looking to purchase a townhouse that has a fenced backyard or will be able to build one in elkridge, MD area with great prices. Any suggestions?
We are selling our townhouse, and the yard is already fenced in on 3 sides, with just a small section left to fence off completely. 6373A Euclid Ave, Eldridge.
0 votes Share Flag Thu May 1, 2014 Home Buying in Elkridge
pberchoff, Home Owner in Mount Airy, MD
pberchoff answered:
Are there areas around Elkridge that have homes with a little land and in a safe area?
Hi
We know of several opportunities you may consider in Elkridge.

We are the construction representatives in Mount Airy, MD, that specializes in building modular homes for the Nor ... more
0 votes Share Flag Fri Mar 28, 2014 Home Buying in 21075
wildwoodcond…, Home Buyer in Wildwood Crest, NJ
wildwoodcondos answered:
I was told by a realtor that there is ground rent for a property in New Colony Village, but after some research, it appears that there is not. True?
Stay away from this community...too many entanglements! Maybe check out condos at Montgomery Village or community townhomes opposite them off 103. Much more residential in established ... more
0 votes Share Flag Sat Mar 22, 2014 Home Buying in 21075
The Roskelly…, Real Estate Pro in Odenton, MD
The Roskelly Team answered:
Would placing a bid on a short sale home listed for auction lock me in to buying the home or could I still change my mind?
The expectation is that if you are the winning bidder you will purchase the home. Until that auction is released or finalized you should not be looking at other homes unless you have t ... more
0 votes Share Flag Fri Mar 21, 2014 Home Buying in Elkridge
Jeannette We…, Real Estate Pro in Howard County, MD
Jeannette Westcott answered:
Shipleys Grant by Bozzuto or Fox Community by KB homes, which is better community wise, schol wise and value for money wise?
Hello Absbaba,

Both areas feature great homes within Howard County's amazing school district. Your elementary school would most likely be Bellows Spring or Waterloo with both schools ... more
1 vote Share Flag Wed Mar 12, 2014 Home Buying in Elkridge
Robert Hanson, Real Estate Pro in Silver Spring, MD
Robert Hanson answered:
I am planning to buy a townhome in Elkridge and came across the new townhomes by Ryan Homes called Howard Square. Any comments on these townhomes?
Hi Absbaba,

I actually own a Ryan townhome in Maryland and I can say that there are good things about it and not so good things, but this is the case with any builder I think. If you ... more
1 vote Share Flag Wed Feb 26, 2014 Home Buying in Elkridge
Chris and De…, Real Estate Pro in Columbia, MD
Chris and Debbie Weymouth answered:
Summer Haven VS Mill River VS Lennox Park?
Please feel free to call me. I have several new homes for sale in the 21075 and have sold quite a few in Elkridge over the years. Additionally, I have sold over 4000 homes , many of the ... more
0 votes Share Flag Sat Feb 23, 2013 Home Buying in 21075
Chris and De…, Real Estate Pro in Columbia, MD
Chris and Debbie Weymouth answered:
my mother is being charged a annual fee -for 33 years - for water and power lines that were run into her new townhome community. Is this normal ?
Just as a side note: You might want to make sure you were disclosed this fee properly at time of contract and prior to settlement. The seller should have disclosed the yearly fee, the o ... more
0 votes Share Flag Thu Jul 19, 2012 Home Buying in 21075
Chris and De…, Real Estate Pro in Columbia, MD
Chris and Debbie Weymouth answered:
New Construction...Why would you get a Construction to Permanent Loan compared to an End loan?
Hi Charlie - The Construction to Perm loan has many advantages to the buyer as well as the seller. I would disagree with the previous answer given that many upscale homes are built C2P. ... more
0 votes Share Flag Thu Jul 19, 2012 Home Buying in Elkridge
Ana Gabrea, Real Estate Pro in Ellicott City, MD
Ana Gabrea answered:
I sold my home in a short sale and closing is December 23, can I get a mortgage loan?
Hi Roger,
I have just looked into this answer for my client who had a short sale and is now looking to buy. Here is the gist of the information:

For CONVENTIONAL LOAN: wait period i ... more
0 votes Share Flag Thu Nov 17, 2011 Home Buying in Elkridge
Pat White, Real Estate Pro in Sykesville, MD
Pat White answered:
Are home prices stable or rising or falling in halethorpe, MD (21227 zip)?
Go to my website. There you can get help determining the value of your home by requesting a report that includes the prices of homes in your area.
0 votes Share Flag Fri Jun 10, 2011 Home Buying in 21075
Pd5, Home Buyer in 21044
Pd5 answered:
Which area is mroe desirable: 21075 (Elkridge, Howard Co) or 21076 (Hanover, Anne Arundel Co?)
Howard County is preferable if you have children or are planning to. Moderate income means you have to make less than a certain amount, but it also means you have to make more than anot ... more
0 votes Share Flag Sat Nov 27, 2010 Home Buying in 21075
John Hurly, Real Estate Pro in Columbia, MD
John Hurly answered:
Hi a town house in howard county- Ryland Gatew vs MV homes in Ellicot square..any comparison?
good afternoon Indibuyer

Schools in Ellicott City do appear to have higher test scores. I would suggest you visiting the howard county website, http://public.hcpss.org for more stat ... more
0 votes Share Flag Mon Sep 7, 2009 Home Buying in 21075
Barbara Novi…, Real Estate Pro in Howard County, MD
Barbara Novitsky answered:
Why are the modular homes in New Colony Village (Elkridge, md 21075) priced at 3 times the '05 price?
You've received some good information thus far and I want to add to it. I've listed several properties in New Colony Village. During 2005, New Colony Village "Closing" prices ranged f ... more
1 vote Share Flag Thu Jun 25, 2009 Home Buying in 21075
Brian Pakulla, Real Estate Pro in Ellicott City, MD
Brian Pakulla answered:
Buying a home in Belmont Station
Emmanuel,

Have you been through competing homes? My belief in Real Estate is the good old saying of location, location, location holds true. Belmont Station is located in a very co ... more
0 votes Share Flag Sun Apr 26, 2009 Home Buying in Elkridge
Cindy Link, Other/Just Looking in Bowie, MD
Cindy Link answered:
I have a question about the new Ryan Homes at Belmont Station (1 car or 2 car townhome) in Elkridge Maryland
Thomas,
Sorry, this doesn't have anything to do with your question. I am looking for an old friend Mollie Kreuter. Thought you may be her son? I knew her from work many years ago. If y ... more
0 votes Share Flag Thu Mar 5, 2009 Home Buying in Elkridge
J R, Real Estate Pro in New York, NY
J R answered:
I have been working with a Real Estate Agent and have not signed an agreement with him. He has shown us many
Sam, just for my own information so that I can be a better agent, what is it that makes you unsatisfied with the first agent's service?
0 votes Share Flag Sun Feb 8, 2009 Home Buying in Elkridge
Bill Wootan's…, Real Estate Pro in Waldorf, MD
Bill Wootan's Team One answered:
LOOKING FOR SOMETHING SIMILAR OR SMALER, TRYING THE LOWEST PRICES, RELOCATING BACK TO MARLYAND FROM 32257.
The lowest prices in Maryland are in Southern Maryland, specifically Waldorf - Save 20-40% over the Northern Counties!
0 votes Share Flag Thu Aug 21, 2008 Home Buying in Elkridge
Brian Pakulla, Real Estate Pro in Ellicott City, MD
Brian Pakulla answered:
Is it a good idea to buy a town home from Gateway overlook ? The community is just opposite to the Deep run
If you get a very good price, then it would be okay to buy it. How do you know if you are getting a good price? You need to compare it to what else is on the market. Have you gone th ... more
1 vote Share Flag Sun Aug 3, 2008 Home Buying in Elkridge
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