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Greg Myers, Real Estate Pro in 21771
Greg Myers answered:
I am a 62yr old man and have acquired a home thru the MPDU program and would like to refinance to bring down my mortg. pmnt. My income is diminishing.
Hello bescocham,

Brent Mendelsman with 1st Mariner Mortgage will see this post soon and respond, I know he can help you.

Greg Myers
RE/MAX Realty Group
0 votes Share Flag Thu Mar 21, 2013 Home Buying in Bethesda
Karen Berlin, Real Estate Pro in Bethesda, MD
Karen Berlin answered:
are there any convenience stores or little grocery stores in the area near burning tree elementary school?
Burning Tree Elementary is located in a very residential part of Bethesda, with no commercial areas within walking distance. By car, downtown Bethesda is quite close by, one of the adva ... more
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Jan Brito, Real Estate Pro in Bethesda, MD
Jan Brito answered:
looking to rent out a 3 broom, 2 bath single family house in Bethesda, Md.
Are you looking to rent a 3 bedroom house in Bethesda, or do you have a 3 bedroom house in Bethesda that you'd like to list for rent?
0 votes Share Flag Thu Nov 8, 2012 Home Buying in Bethesda
Piero Marinu…, Real Estate Pro in Silver Spring, MD
Piero Marinucci answered:
Can a large lot (with a house on it) be divided in Bethesda and if so what is the minimum size for this to be allowed?
Call the Park & Planning office in Silver Spring. They can give you an answer based on the specific property.
0 votes Share Flag Sun Nov 25, 2012 Home Buying in Bethesda
Hank Cassi, Real Estate Pro in Bethesda, MD
Hank Cassi answered:
My husband and I are looking a condo in Bethesda to buy Price in the range of 500.000 2 bedrooms 2 bathrooms and large balcony.
Hi Delia,

What are you looking for in a condo? Age, amenities, location, style etc...?

Thanks
Hank Cassi
0 votes Share Flag Wed May 30, 2012 Home Buying in Bethesda
Piero Marinu…, Real Estate Pro in Silver Spring, MD
Piero Marinucci answered:
What do you like best about Symphony Park?
For me, it's the European-style garden and mews.
0 votes Share Flag Sat Jun 22, 2013 Home Buying in Bethesda
Jan Brito, Real Estate Pro in Bethesda, MD
Jan Brito answered:
How can I get a floor oplan for a house I am looking at?
Kay,
There may or may not be a floor plan available. Is it new construction? If so, ask the listing agent or builder. If not, the listing agent may have one available. If you don ... more
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Michael, Other/Just Looking in Jersey City, NJ
Michael asked:
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Scott Godzyk, Real Estate Pro in 03109
Scott Godzyk answered:
Condo fees can range anywhere from $200 to $900 depending on what's included. Are these fees negotiable?
Condo fees are usually not negotiable, they are a set fee set by a hoa or condo board to cover the expenses of the hoa. You can ask for a copy of teh budget to see what is covered and a ... more
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Lise Howe, Real Estate Pro in 20016
Lise Howe answered:
Thoughts on buying an MPDU home? The price/area are great, but there are a lot of restrictions. I'm afraid I might need more space in a few
I am a big believer in buying sensibly for your life as it is now. You can't predict what your future housing needs are going to be with any real degree of accuracy. Even if you a ... more
0 votes Share Flag Fri Sep 16, 2011 Home Buying in Bethesda
Tony McMahon, Real Estate Pro in 20601
Tony McMahon answered:
Can I sue the seller to cover inspection fees, since they stopped a short sale we had in escrow and deciced to foreclose.Jack.
Have an attorney review the contract to see what your options are.
0 votes Share Flag Thu Apr 28, 2011 Home Buying in Bethesda
Jim Paulson,…, Real Estate Pro in Boise, ID
Jim Paulson, Owner/Broker answered:
What is a mortgage?
Simply put, term "mortgage" is used for the loan used to buy a home. Here in Idaho it is actually a deed of trust since a mortgage is used for property over 40 acres and a de ... more
0 votes Share Flag Wed Mar 16, 2011 Home Buying in Bethesda
Lise Howe, Real Estate Pro in 20016
Lise Howe answered:
I love the Promenade in Bethesda, & 10101 nearby. I prefer a lobby. 3rd fl Westwood Gardens in SS, MD feels like a loft. Know any 2 bd lofts w/
You might consider a wonderful building wotj a loft that I just saw on Ordway in DC. Please give me a call at 240-401-5577 and I would be glad to show you it.
Lise Howe
240-401-5577
0 votes Share Flag Thu Feb 24, 2011 Home Buying in 20814
Craig Fauver, Real Estate Pro in 20002
Craig Fauver answered:
How accurate are the 2010 county assessment values in Bethesda, Chevy Chase, and Potomac?
Knight_Liner,

Assessment values are used for tax purposes only and are not appraisals. In many areas of the US, tax assessments are far below appraised value and in other areas of t ... more
0 votes Share Flag Mon Oct 11, 2010 Home Buying in Bethesda
Gerard Dunn, Real Estate Pro in Potomac, MD
Gerard Dunn answered:
I am interested in the basement condo(?) whose windows are on the ground level. Is there any con?
Carol - You should consider the security issues for the unit. Windows at ground level provide easy access for prowlers and predators.

Although you can find these properties for a ch ... more
0 votes Share Flag Sat Aug 3, 2013 Home Buying in 20814
Simone Bercu, Real Estate Pro in Bethesda, MD
Simone Bercu answered:
We found some termite activity in the house we purchased just about a year ago. Termite inspection at closing came clear.
Termite infestation may have come about after the purchase. Since the inspection at the time of the purchase was clear, I doubt there is any recourse.
0 votes Share Flag Wed Jun 1, 2011 Home Buying in Bethesda
Sarah Toppins, Real Estate Pro in Silver Spring, MD
Sarah Toppins answered:
What is the status of 710 Bayard Boulevard, Bethesda, Md. 20816?
Do you mean 4710 Bayard? It's a short sale under contract with a contingency for third party approval through the end of the month.
0 votes Share Flag Mon Jul 26, 2010 Home Buying in 20816
Anna Brocco, Real Estate Pro in Nassau County, NY
Anna Brocco answered:
How I can find a short sale house for 400k in the Chevy Chase area 20816?
Consider working with an agent of your own; he/she can locate properties that suit your needs, keep you informed as to market condition, provide any information needed, schedule showing ... more
0 votes Share Flag Wed Jul 7, 2010 Home Buying in 20816
Don Tepper, Real Estate Pro in Fairfax, VA
Don Tepper answered:
What are the typical real estate agent commissions in montgomery county, maryland?
Real estate commissions are negotiable. Best thing to do is to contact several different agents and talk to them.
0 votes Share Flag Thu Jun 24, 2010 Home Buying in Bethesda
Don Tepper, Real Estate Pro in Fairfax, VA
Don Tepper answered:
We are looking at a house but it close to the beltway--you can hear it whenever you step outside. Is there any published research on the health?
I'm not aware of any published research on the health effects of living close to a major highway. Or, to be more precise, nothing that would be useful.

See these representative ... more
0 votes Share Flag Thu Aug 14, 2014 Home Buying in Bethesda
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