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Home Buying in Maryland : Real Estate Advice

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Thu May 18, 2017
Scott_colomby answered:
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Tue May 16, 2017
Deanamorgan55 asked:
It is my first time buying my credit isn't bad but not good either is there any other way
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Sat May 13, 2017
Dr Joe Nunnari asked:
Thx. How can I filter down to house type? I am only interested in Ramblers or Ranchers...NO COLONIALS!
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Wed May 10, 2017
Jonathan Lahey answered:
Hi Celina,

Try on this link : https://www.trulia.com/sold/95129_zip/
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Wed May 10, 2017
Kathy Burgreen answered:
If there is no HOA, you need to contact a real estate attorney and have him/her review the situation. Nobody online can advise you because we don't have access to your purchase contract and there may be more details that we don't know about. ... more
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Wed May 10, 2017
Jonathan Shechtman answered:
Buying a house isn’t cheap, and cash flow and income problems can result in a missed opportunity to buy your own place. Plus, getting a mortgage loan has become more expensive in recent years, as the majority of lenders now require a down payment of approximately 5% of the sale price. But this isn’t the only big expense associated with ownership – buying a house also involves closing costs, which can equal 3% to 6% of the mortgage balance.

Having to come up with both closing costs and a down payment out-of-pocket is more than some borrowers can handle. In fact, these expenses alone cause many to put off buying a home. However, if you have money for a down payment, don’t let closing expenses crush your dreams – instead, strike a deal with the seller to pay for your closing costs.

If you can’t get the seller to pay your closing costs, ask your lender to include all or a portion of the closing costs in your loan. This option is available on FHA and VA loans, but not on conventional loans. For example, if the seller can only pay a small percentage of your closing costs, your mortgage lender can roll some of the remaining fees into your mortgage. Understand, however, that this method not only increases your loan balance, but also your monthly payment.

Best Regards
Jonathan Shechtman
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Mon May 8, 2017
Jonathan Lahey answered:
Hi,

Hope you did find a best home for you and your Family :)
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Thu May 4, 2017
Aamk4ever answered:
Not good! RUN Many issues including paid for carpet padding upgrade, rcvd 3/8 contractors grade. Mold grew in hall closet due to nail from shelf install being nailed into plumbing, nail pops everywhere, cracks in ceramic title(in all 3 bathrooms. Trim was installed without sanding, can see nails and putty that was used to try and cover some nails, dust specks were not wiped off before painting so trim is not smooth, can see bumps from dust. This is just to mention a few..... ... more
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Tue May 2, 2017
Jonathan Lahey answered:
Hi,

Try to see on this link :

https://www.upnest.com/1/post/average-maryland-real-estate-agent-commission-rate/
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Mon May 1, 2017
Jonathan Lahey answered:
This was posted long time ago hope you did find a perfect home for your family, Thanks!
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Sun Apr 30, 2017
Jonathan Lahey answered:
Every place i guess there's a program for every one to offer a home like rent to own, Just search more so will find the best for you.
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Sun Apr 30, 2017
Conniekang123 asked:
I'm thinking about buying a condo for myself instead of renting. I have 100K and I plan to spend ideally $85k on purchasing the condo, and then the rest for interior work. I currently…
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Wed Apr 26, 2017
Ross DiGiorgio answered:
In my opinion it is extra commission a real estate company charges. I do not charge an administration nor will I ever. I am well paid as a Realtor and I am still amazed, especially in this day of information, why a seller or buyer would ever hire a real estate agent who had such a charge. I have seen them range from $195-$995! That's not only ridiculous it's outrageous! ... more
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Tue Apr 25, 2017
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Sun Apr 23, 2017
Jonathan Lahey answered:
You can search or use a google map it leads you to some directions or places you wish to see.
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Sun Apr 23, 2017
Jonathan Lahey answered:
If the list was gone there might be a changes happened , you just need to contact trulia .
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