Many appraisers charge dependent upon sales price of a home. The more expensive the home - the more expensive the appraisal.
Often though - they are not making what is being charged. They may have to split the fee with the owner of the company - or - they are being paid a much lower flat fee by an appraisal management company.
I have some good appraisers that I am happy to pass along to you for Frederick, MD.
Shoot me an e-mail.
Associate Broker - 28 Years
Licensed in Maryland, Virginia and D.C.... more
No real hoops to jump through, but some basic regulations in place in Maryland that must be followed, including Fair Housing, rental receipts for each month payment, lead paint disclosure if appropriate.
A good starting place might be the Md Consumer Protection Agency. See link below. Also, Md State Law, Section 8- Rentals.
Maureen D'Aiutolo, Broker
Key Realty Group LLC
If you are looking to refinance, you should probabily hold off on addiing her to the deed until the refinance is completed. If you just purchased a home, why were you even put in an adjustable mortgage with rates at industry lows. You should contact your lender and ask if they can modify your loan into a fixed rate now. It is worth the rty as it will save you alot of money in new closing costs.
if they will not, then contact a loan officer to refinance you, make sure there are no prepayment penalties or with teh new loan there is any seasoning requirements, let your loan officer know when you purchased and why you want to refinance.
good luck with working things out... more
Jim get in contact with a good Realtor® in your area for a good idea of the value of your home. Let them know that you want an idea of the price that you would have to be at to sell in 90 days. There are some agents that if you are thinking of listing your home will try to "buy" the listing by giving you a higher price and counting on getting multiple price drops from you.... more
You would need to prove they did with teh intent to harm, if you purchased it and proved it you may have a case, but if you only are looking at it, you have not been harmed yet. Unfortanately most mistakes in size are either a lazy agent using previous calculations from another source that were not checked or actually measured by themselves or as honest as a miscalculation.
Square footage is a basic math calculatio by taking the dimensions and multiplying. If soemone is adding square footage that is not there, they are not helping anyone in the long run. You could always wrote a letter of complaint to teh managing broker of teh firm, however as far as illegal, you have tio prove it was deliberate and unless tehy confess, it is a tough chore.... more
You should really talk to a mortgage professional. They will be able to help you determine what you can afford. Plus if there are any outstanding items you need to clear up during the 6 months this would be the time to find out.
It's not, sorry.
You may have some options.
You can rent the current place as long as the new mortgage qualifies you with your current payments plus the new one.
You can rent your current place and then move to somewhere that you rent instead of buy.
You can find a Seller that will do the financing instead of a bank (hard to find).
It's not easy, but with the right mortgage person and real estate agent, it might be possible.
Good luck!... more
Your best bet is to email a local realtor and have them comp your home. Websites just use raw numbers and generally are off by a decent amount when it comes to pricing. Either too high or too low. They do not take a look at the inside of homes and compare apples to apples.
Sean Dawes... more
If you are thinking Frederick, Urbana is showing signs of stabilizing to increasing value. If you would like me to research a specific area in Frederick, please let me know. As you know, real estate is local.... more
That should not be a problem at all. What she would have to do get a gift letter for the lender stating you will be providing the funds. I am a realtor licensed in Md. And Pa. If I can be of any assistance to get you/her going in the right direction please give me a call. Best of luck.
Jenifer 301-514-9810.... more
Yes, there is public transportation from Frederick into DC via the Marc Train. You would have to drive to one of the two Marc station's in Frederick. I'm not sure if there is bus service to the Marc station from Whittier.
Cathy Chapman, Broker/Owner/Agent
301-514-6839 Cell... more
You can check tax records. I am not familiar with the exact site in your area, but it is public record. It may be easier for you to find an agent to share that information. They will look at sales in the area by utilizing the MLS. They should be able to give you a report in writing that details the different properties, and can even relate them to your the property you are thinking of buying or selling.
Oh! And the best part is-- they would probably do it for free! Just ask for a CMA!
Good Luck!... more
You should be asking that question to your listing agent. . . unless you are using a FSBO service that only lists your property in their website. . a little hard to sell if you aren't in the MLS... more
Removal from websites can mean a number of things.
Yes, it could mean that it is under contract.
It could also mean that the home has been withdrawn from the market either permanently or temporarily.
A real estate agent can let you know what category the particular home you are interested in falls into.
Keller Williams Excellence Realty... more
Jon Tucker with RE/MAX 100. Did you mean Daytona Court rental for $1,400. It says 24 hour notice which usually means it has a tenant currently. I also put the listing info below. If this is not the right property, please email me.
Thanks, Jon Tucker, 443.538.4316, TuckerRealty@comcast.net, www.JonTuckerHomes.com.
6514 DAYTONA CT #A, FREDERICK, MD 21703
ML#: FR6995800 LP: $1,400
Status: ACTIVE DOMM/DOMP: 1/1
Adv Sub: CROSSING
Ownership: Condo, Rent Total Taxes:
Date Avail: 01-Apr-2009 Ground Rent:
Type: Garden 1-4 Floors Area:
Style: Traditional Map Coord: 77
BR/FB/HB: 2/2/0 Tot Fin Sqft:
Lot AC/SF: / HOA/CC Fee: .00/97.95
Model: Yr Blt: 2005
Lvls/Fpl: 1/1 Vacation Y/N: No
Construction: Brick,Vinyl Siding
# Gar/Cpt/Assgn: //2
Heat/Cool: Natural Gas/Forced Air/Electric/Central A/C
Water/Swr: Public/Public Sewer
List Date: 03-Mar-2009 Update Date: 03-Mar-2009
Showing Information: 24 Hour Notice,Call 1st-Lister,Lockbox-Sentrilock, All Days, -
Company: Charles H. Jamison, Inc. Office/Fax: (301) 428-8200 / (301) 428-8133
List Agent: Franklin Jamison Home/Office: (301) 972-7161 /
Showing: Franklin Jamison Home: (240) 793-4309... more
The reason you should buy is very simple. There has been a huge price reduction in houses already. .chances are that if there is still some left. . it will make very little difference. You can never TIME IT to buy real estate at the bottom of the market. You can only know that the bottom of the market has occurred when is already on it's way up.... more
I am Jon Tucker with RE/MAX 100. The gov't will hunt you down and shake you upside down! Just kidding!
If the bank has approved the short sale and takes it to settlement, they will bring all taxes, water bills, and any other liens current as of the day of settlement. Otherwise they cannot transfer "free, clear, and marketable title" to your buyer. They will have to approve the final HUD-1 generated by the title company indicating all of those prorations paid up to that day and your bottom line will be zero. You will not have to bring money to the table unless you have agreed to do so already. Sometimes sellers do agree to bring funds. Usually in a short sale they are not in a position or not willing to do so.
Thanks, Jon Tucker, 443.538.4316, TuckerRealty@comcast.net, www.JonTuckerHomes.com.... more
It is great to see an investor like yourself that is aware of the PHFA laws. I hold the designation pf Certified Distresed Property Expert (CDPE). This gives me an inside understanding on the consumer and banks concerns in the short sale process. I also have over 15 yrs in selling real estate in the Frederick area.Most often these sales fair to get to settlement because the proper ground work is not done prior to submitting an offer the the bank for approval.
You can contact me and I would be willing to work with you in this transaction.... more