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Gene Neal, Real Estate Pro in New York, NY
Gene Neal answered:
looking for mortgage options for a jumbo loan(750k) with down payment options of 5% - 7%, good credit score
Depending on the area you may be able to receive a loan with only 5% down. What is your current middle score?
0 votes Share Flag Wed Feb 11, 2015 Home Buying in Ellicott City
Brian Pakulla, Real Estate Pro in Ellicott City, MD
Brian Pakulla answered:
looking for a townhouse in the Pataspco middle school district
Robin,

Patapsco MS has very little town homes districted to it. There are few communities. Your best bet will be in the Hollifield neighborhood. Feel free to contact me if you wou ... more
0 votes Share Flag Tue Jan 27, 2015 Home Buying in Ellicott City
Brian Pakulla, Real Estate Pro in Ellicott City, MD
Brian Pakulla answered:
Are condos in Ellicott city one floor only (more like apartments). I requested townhouse searches and keep getting condos.
There are condos in Ellicott City that are 1, 2 and 3 levels. It is possible your price point limited you to just 1 level condos. If I can help get you an accurate list of properties, ... more
0 votes Share Flag Tue Jan 27, 2015 Home Buying in Ellicott City
Andrew Janos, Real Estate Pro in 19102
Andrew Janos answered:
Selling Realtor trying to get us to her loan officer because 'she knows he can get it to appraise'
You absolutely want to have the listing agent meet the appraiser at the property to make sure the appraiser knows the area. Too often the appraiser does not know the area and it can cau ... more
0 votes Share Flag Mon Dec 29, 2014 Home Buying in 21042
Classic Homes, Home Seller in Rockville, MD
Classic Homes answered:
Does anyone have any experience with Classic Homes of MD? How is your experience on their building process, the construction quality, and warranties?
Hello Ba,

Have you spoken to one of our Sale Managers? Please give us a call at 301-256-4110. We'd be happy to answer your questions and put you in contact with some of our customers ... more
0 votes Share Flag Fri Nov 7, 2014 Home Buying in Ellicott City
lavanyakulka…, Home Buyer in Ellicott City, MD
lavanyakulkarni asked:
Centennial Overlook Community in Ellicott city by Beazer Homes - We were able to secure a lot based on a lottery system in this community. The lot we have a hold on backs to another home and not a open space. Looks like there is also a water table on…
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Larry Tollen, Real Estate Pro in Durham, NC
Larry Tollen answered:
Does anyone have any experience with Beazer Homes ? How is the quality of construction ? Planning to buy in the Centennial Overlook community!
Beazer is a production builder of average quality. They offer decent bang for the buck but like most production builders the homes they build are thrown together quickly and often begin ... more
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Andrew Janos, Real Estate Pro in 19102
Andrew Janos answered:
Home appraisal came back with few repair items noted on the report.
This is a FHA lender requirement and if the seller is not willing to fix the repairs, it will be your buyer's responsibility.
0 votes Share Flag Thu Oct 23, 2014 Home Buying in Ellicott City
Anna Brocco, Real Estate Pro in Nassau County, NY
Anna Brocco answered:
Home Insurance on 1971 built SFH, in 21042 Zipcode?
You really should be contacting a few local insurance agencies for free quotes based on your needs...
0 votes Share Flag Wed Oct 22, 2014 Home Buying in Ellicott City
flagsetc, Home Owner in Ellicott City, MD
flagsetc answered:
how far is the elementary school?
Centennial Lane Elementary School is within walking distance of less than 1 mile.
0 votes Share Flag Fri Sep 19, 2014 Market Conditions in Ellicott City
Chris, Home Owner in Fulton, MD
Chris answered:
Looking for 3-4 bdrm, 3 bath house/townhouse in Howard High School district. Move in date Sept. 1st.
There is one at 8111 Westside Boulevard in Fulton, MD that is ready for immediate move in. It is 3 bedroom with a den/additional bedroom with 2&1/2 bath.
0 votes Share Flag Sun Aug 17, 2014 Rentals in Ellicott City
Shawn Kerr, Real Estate Pro in Joppatowne, MD
Shawn Kerr answered:
what is the zoned school for this property?
Howard County Schools has a school locator that can provide information for you. The website is:

https://hcpss2.securesites.net/SchoolLocator/

I would also double check by calli ... more
0 votes Share Flag Wed Jul 30, 2014 Market Conditions in Ellicott City
Pat and Steve…, Real Estate Pro in Westlake, OH
Pat and Steve Pribisko answered:
What chance does a seller have of keeping deposit when a "buyer" backs out of a contract after OK'd inspection (both signed) and posting a deposit?
It depends on the facts of your transaction. Were all of the contingencies removed? What is the Buyers reason for backing out? Did the house appraise for the purchase price? Talk to ... more
0 votes Share Flag Sat Jul 26, 2014 Home Selling in Ellicott City
Laura Roskel…, Real Estate Pro in Odenton, MD
Laura Roskelly answered:
Does anyone have any experience with Trinity Homes?
I haven't worked with them personally but I've heard good things about their product. Make sure you have an experienced agent representing you (at no cost) so that you aren't working s ... more
0 votes Share Flag Wed Jul 9, 2014 Home Buying in Ellicott City
Jaci Shamer…, Real Estate Pro in Catonsville, MD
Jaci Shamer Goldhammer answered:
What do I do? Sue or not to Sue
You need to consult an attorney. This is a prime example of why you need realtor representation when purchasing new construction.
0 votes Share Flag Tue Jun 17, 2014 Home Ownership in Ellicott City
Tatyana Bayt…, Real Estate Pro in Ellicott City, MD
Tatyana Baytler answered:
Moving from Toronto.Looking for a rent in Ellicott city. Need an apartment in a good school neighborhood. Need high school and elementary school.
Hello Fahima, most public schools in Ellicott city are really good. I live and work there for 15 years. Let me know if I can help you to find good place. Call me 443-527-4375
0 votes Share Flag Sat May 31, 2014 Rentals in Ellicott City
Suzanna Wood…, Real Estate Pro in Howard County, MD
Suzanna Woodhead answered:
twin rivers raod
I believe this is already rented. Is there anything else you were interested in renting?
0 votes Share Flag Wed Apr 30, 2014 Crime & Safety in Ellicott City
Suzanna Wood…, Real Estate Pro in Howard County, MD
Suzanna Woodhead answered:
Looking for rental 3 bedroom, condo or apartment in Centennial High school area, move in date 7/1
I would be happy to help you. If you send me your email I'll send you listings that are currently available. Please send to suzywoodhead@gmail.com
0 votes Share Flag Wed Apr 30, 2014 Rentals in Ellicott City
Jocelyn Rolle, Real Estate Pro in Owings Mills, MD
Jocelyn Rolle answered:
do you have an indoor swimming pool?
Hello. This community has an outdoor swimming pool included within the community amenities.
0 votes Share Flag Wed Jan 22, 2014 Shopping & Local Amenities in Ellicott City
Vance Blakely, Real Estate Pro in Columbia, MD
Vance Blakely answered:
Looking for a rent to own home in MD or VA. Due to a short sell was told that I have to wait 2 t0 3 years to purchase again. Thank you, Reba
Each short sale is different and will have varying terms attached. Generally there is a waiting period of two years to purchase another home. Renting can also be adversely affected. ... more
0 votes Share Flag Tue Jan 21, 2014 Rentals in Ellicott City
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