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Maria, Renter in Maryland
Maria answered:
how quickly do single family homes in north laurel area close to Gorman school go for rent and how much rent can I expect ?
How much you are renting it ? My range is $1200- $1550. I have no pets and I wanted a clean and safe neighborhood. My kids all are in University and we all will keep your property reall ... more
0 votes Share Flag Sun Jul 28, 2013 Rentals in Laurel
Terri Mccoll, Real Estate Pro in Laurel, MD
Terri Mccoll answered:
Rental vs. Section 8
Section 8 users have received a bad reputation for destroying homes. Regular renters sometimes don't pay rent. There are pros and cons with both groups. Just list the house and pic ... more
0 votes Share Flag Tue Jul 24, 2012 For Rent in 20723
Donna Thewes, Real Estate Pro in 20723
Donna Thewes answered:
Area for an investment property
Rentals stay on the market for several reasons. There might be a large surplus of rental units in that area, the rent they are charging might not be similar to the others in the area a ... more
0 votes Share Flag Sun Nov 18, 2012 Home Buying in 20724
The Roskelly…, Real Estate Pro in Odenton, MD
The Roskelly Team answered:
Zillow.com, the construction quality for homes in PG is inferior. what is the basis of this diffrences?
I'm not sure about this but I would guess that they are basing it on cost per s.f. Montgomery County is one of the highest priced counties in the US. I do think it is too broad of a s ... more
0 votes Share Flag Wed Apr 17, 2013 Home Buying in Laurel
Alain Picard, Real Estate Pro in Puyallup, WA
Alain Picard answered:
In Laurel MD, Zip code 20707, the home are staying on the market for very long time. any reason? where is the best place to live in Laurel, 2007?
If they are staying on the market for a long time two of the main reasons for this are that the homes are short sales or that the homes are priced to high or both.
0 votes Share Flag Tue Feb 26, 2013 Home Buying in 20707
George Belle…, Real Estate Pro in Howard County, MD
George Belleville answered:
Would converting a half bath to a cramped full bath hurt my resale value?
The easy answer is that the money you make on the rental income will FAR outweigh any slight decrease in value because of a tight bathroom. I would suggest doing an actual layout on th ... more
0 votes Share Flag Fri Mar 16, 2012 Remodel & Renovate in 20723
Brian Pakulla, Real Estate Pro in Ellicott City, MD
Brian Pakulla answered:
How strong is the market in 20708 area of Laurel?
The market across the board is getting better right now. There is lower inventory levels out there and interest rates are near all time lows causing buyers to start acting.

Let me ... more
0 votes Share Flag Mon Mar 5, 2012 Market Conditions in Laurel
Anna Brocco, Real Estate Pro in Nassau County, NY
Anna Brocco answered:
I am looking for a rental. I have bad credit, rental history. I don't owe any previous landlord but I was late several time (contractor, lost
Much will depend on the individual landlord, therefore do be upfront regarding your credit, be prepared to show proof of income/pay stubs, possibly have letters of reference available, ... more
0 votes Share Flag Wed Feb 22, 2012 Rental Basics in Laurel
Elliott R. O…, Real Estate Pro in Falls Church, VA
Elliott R. Oliva answered:
Im looking for lenders who can finance a non warrantable condo in MD.
Brian, if you can please send me some information on the condo project. There is a slight chance we can accommodate it but I need to find out some more details about it.

Elliott R. ... more
0 votes Share Flag Thu Jan 12, 2012 Financing in Laurel
Maria Hardy-…, Real Estate Pro in Washington, DC
Maria Hardy-Cooper answered:
We’re looking for well experienced and sincere Realtor & Lender as we are interested in buying in Mont, PG or Howard County in 6-9 months w/VA
Congrats on taking the first steps towards homeownership. You are correct in trying to connect with agents and lenders who will take your best interests into account when making decisi ... more
0 votes Share Flag Sat Apr 14, 2012 Home Buying in Laurel
Anna Brocco, Real Estate Pro in Nassau County, NY
Anna Brocco answered:
Tax Assessed Value vs. Listing price
Keep in mind that assessed value has no bearing on market price; in order to determine a fair offer review comps with your agent, recently sold similar properties in the immediate area, ... more
0 votes Share Flag Fri Nov 7, 2014 Home Buying in Laurel
CATHY SLOAN, Real Estate Pro in Jacksonville, FL
CATHY SLOAN answered:
how safe is a rent to own deal?
Most of the Rent to own properties I see in our area are privately owned and offered by investors. Some are ligit others are suspect. There are some horror stories. I would proceed wi ... more
0 votes Share Flag Mon Sep 19, 2011 Home Buying in Laurel
Elva Wormley, Real Estate Pro in San Jose, CA
Elva Wormley answered:
Can you write off the interest/property taxes for Investor owned homes?
Hi Investor 2011,

You should consult a tax preparer, accountant or CPA.

I do know that you use a Schedule E for rental properties versus a Schedule A for your primary residence.
... more
0 votes Share Flag Sat Jun 18, 2011 Home Buying in 20723
Marie Souza…, Real Estate Pro in Centerville, MA
Marie Souza Team answered:
A question on eviction
Michelle - Call your local Town Office & they can tell you what you need to do. Don't wait to do this, here on the Cape, there are only certain days that they deliver notices ... more
0 votes Share Flag Tue May 17, 2011 Rental Basics in 20707
Shane Milne, Real Estate Pro in Laguna Niguel, CA
Shane Milne answered:
Refinancing on rental property
You are correct that the interest rate on an investment/rental property is higher than those on a primary residence. The same rate costs 1.75 (up to 75% LTV) to 3 (75.01-80% LTV) point ... more
0 votes Share Flag Sat Apr 27, 2013 Financing in 20707
Daniel Johns…, Real Estate Pro in Mitchellville, MD
Daniel Johnson answered:
Does anyone know of any short sales or bank owned properties (REOs) in the Emerson complex in Laurel, MD?
Are you referring to the Emerson off of Cherry Lane & 4th... close to lake? If so I believe those units are rental properties only... the townhomes across that specific Emerson are ... more
0 votes Share Flag Fri May 20, 2011 Home Buying in Laurel
Ariana Loucas, Real Estate Pro in Maryland
Ariana Loucas answered:
Is this a crime areas?
Dear Anna,
REALTORS are prohibited from commenting on areas. I suggest talking with residents walking the community, visit local shopping centers, call the local police station and g ... more
0 votes Share Flag Tue Feb 15, 2011 General Area in Laurel
Melissa Bark…, Real Estate Pro in Arlington County, VA
Melissa Barkalow answered:
I need help with finding a foreclose house that is in my budget asap
Does it have to be a foreclosure house or what about a regular home that is in your price range? What is your price range? Just in Laurel or any other locations you are looking at?
0 votes Share Flag Wed Aug 3, 2011 Foreclosure in Laurel
Ariana Loucas, Real Estate Pro in Maryland
Ariana Loucas answered:
Utilized a realtor for renting, found a tenant, and now the broker wants to bind us with paying them 6% commission if I ever sell tot he same tenant
Dear Sanjlk,
I understand your concern. It is a normal clause in the contract that should you sell the home to the tenant, that the REALTOR would be due a commission. Why? It is known ... more
0 votes Share Flag Wed Oct 3, 2012 Rentals in 20708
Peggy Lyn Sp…, Real Estate Pro in Olney, MD
Peggy Lyn Speicher & Group answered:
How is the market in the 20723 area of Laurel/Howard County.?
Hi, Karen -

Right now, there are 139 homes on the market in 20723 ranging in price from $92,000 to $897,500. The average price per square foot of all homes built between 1980 and 20 ... more
0 votes Share Flag Mon Sep 27, 2010 Market Conditions in Laurel
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