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Terri Mccoll, Real Estate Pro in Laurel, MD
Terri Mccoll answered:
Is Laurel, MD family friendly and affordable?
Family friendly yes. Affordable... So so. I live in Laurel and I love it.
0 votes Share Flag Thu Jan 16, 2014 Quality of Life in Laurel
Temitope Ade…, Real Estate Pro in Laurel, MD
Temitope Adeyemo answered:
Can anyone that lives in Russett comment on the community's safety? Is it a safe place to raise a family? Thanks!
Hi,
As agents, we cannot advise as to the safety of a community. You would have to check with the local police authority over the area.
But as a resident of Russett, having lived her ... more
0 votes Share Flag Fri Mar 8, 2013 Crime & Safety in Laurel
The Roskelly…, Real Estate Pro in Odenton, MD
The Roskelly Team answered:
DO YOU HAVE HOMES FOR RENT WITH THE OPTION TO BUY OR HOMES TO LEASE?
Hi Udo,

Homes for rent with option to buy are few and far between. Most owners want to sell outright or rent. There used to be much larger benefits to this kind of transaction in t ... more
0 votes Share Flag Fri Feb 22, 2013 Home Buying in Laurel
Terri Mccoll, Real Estate Pro in Laurel, MD
Terri Mccoll answered:
VA Loan minimum credit score
The minimum score varies depending on the lender. I have one lender who can do 630 and another who can do 620.
0 votes Share Flag Tue Oct 7, 2014 Financing in Laurel
Akil Walker, Real Estate Pro in Bowie, MD
Akil Walker answered:
My husband has a bankruptcy that will be discharged 2 years on January 5, 2013. We have a pre-approval letter. When can we put a contract on a house?
It shoulds like your agent is trying to allow enough time for your lender. I would suggest you talk to your lender of how long it will take for them to process your loan and get everyth ... more
0 votes Share Flag Fri Feb 22, 2013 Home Buying in Laurel
Brian Pakulla, Real Estate Pro in Ellicott City, MD
Brian Pakulla answered:
I would like to buy a Homepath home and I am having some problems getting a loan and working with a mortgage officer who can help me. middle650 score
Eric,

I would recommend giving a good lender a call. I recommend Nick Pakulla with First Place Bank. His main office is in Rockville. 301.585.7283
0 votes Share Flag Sat Aug 10, 2013 Financing in Laurel
Brian Holt, Real Estate Pro in Fulton, MD
Brian Holt answered:
Does anyone know of a good, reasonable property management company?
I can help you. Feel free to calm or email tomorrow.

Thanks

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0 votes Share Flag Fri Nov 9, 2012 Rental Basics in Laurel
Tony McMahon, Real Estate Pro in 20601
Tony McMahon answered:
Downpayment assistance programs?
Jeff, Halbert with First Home Mtg http://www.gofirsthome.com/jeffrey_halbert would also be able to help you with that as well as many of the programs are income specific.


http:// ... more
0 votes Share Flag Mon Oct 15, 2012 Home Buying in Laurel
Tony McMahon, Real Estate Pro in 20601
Tony McMahon answered:
Can we buy a home in 30 days?
Time frames sound a little tight, but speaking with a lender to determine specific underwriting guidelines would be a great place to start. http://www.gofirsthome.com/jeffrey_halbert I ... more
0 votes Share Flag Wed Apr 17, 2013 Home Buying in Laurel
Metro DC Hou…, Real Estate Pro in 20036
Metro DC Houses Team answered:
I'm a veteran looking to purchase a home. I'm only familiar with Laurel & Silver Spring. Any ideas on safe and accessible areas?
While I realtor can never suggest what area(s) are "safe"; I can suggest a few other areas in the area. It's all about how long of a commute you are willing to endure everyday.

Feel ... more
0 votes Share Flag Fri Feb 22, 2013 Home Buying in Laurel
Theresa Shea…, Real Estate Pro in Maryland
Theresa Sheaffer answered:
is there any public transportation in Laurel, MD and how far from norfolk ave to down town?
"Downtown" Laurel, I'm assuming, it is you want to know? It's only a few minute walk to Main Street in Laurel where there is just about every kind of transportation you would want. Mai ... more
0 votes Share Flag Fri Sep 7, 2012 Traffic & Public Transportation in Laurel
Akil Walker, Real Estate Pro in Bowie, MD
Akil Walker answered:
Where can I find a 1br condo or loft in the Laurel or Silver Spring area that is safe.?
Hi Tanya,

There are a lot of communities that will fit your needs. give me a call if you need help locating one you like.
0 votes Share Flag Wed Oct 3, 2012 Rentals in Laurel
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
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