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Home Buying in 20901 : Real Estate Advice

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Fri Aug 5, 2016
Sally Grenier answered:
Maybe! Talk to a local lender and they can review all of your financial info, including income qualifications.
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Sun Jan 5, 2014
Calvin Holt answered:
I did not attend any in person but I visited thousands on open houses at
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Sat Jan 26, 2013
Your Solar Realtor answered:
Take a look at the statistics on my website. Its very detailed with schools and other important community data.
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Sat Jan 26, 2013
Donna Kerr answered:
I use Snider and Associates.
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Sat Jan 26, 2013
Donna Kerr answered:
Sure they could show the property but they cannot ratify more than one offer. Sometimes, sellers will continue to show in hopes of getting a back up offer, which is a good thing to have as a seller if you think there is a reason that the first offer will fall out, ie. shaky financing. NYC practices real estate differently than the DC metro area. I would think your NY agent would be able to tell you the practices in that area. If you need a recommendation for a NY agent, let me know. ... more
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Tue May 18, 2010
Nicole Neale answered:
Hi A.J.
Areas go through phases. One person sells for what ever reason and then several jump on board. Maybe they were trying to cash in on the Tax credit. Maybe they have been there for a long time and their kids have grown up and moved on. Sometimes there are no real reason but everyone else is. Right now with the interest rates at a low they could also be looking to get a GREAT deal. I know in my own neighborhood it seemed like one house went on the market and then five popped up and then almost every block had two or three on the market. Best of luck in the search for a new home and I hope you can cash in on the GREAT interest rates. ... more
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Sat Jan 9, 2010
Courtney Griffiths answered:
Are you asking about a HUD bid? If so then yes you can pull out before deadline. You do not have a contract until you get written addendums and signatures. Talk to your Realtor or if you don't have one I have a HUD specialist on my team who would be happy to adivise you.
If this is a regular sale and you have a RATIFIED contract then it depends on your contingencies.
I hope this helps.
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Sun Oct 18, 2009
Jessica Hood & Laura Roskelly answered:
Hi Ben,

Time to call a roofer. It sounds like the previous owner thought they had the problem taken care of and had finished up with painting it. Unless you think they purposely tried to defraud you or didn't provide proper disclosure this is just one of the joys of home ownership. Skylights are notorious for leaking especially if the caulk or sealant used on the seams is not the specialized kind that is used for outdoors. Doesn't sound like an expensive fix. Let me know if you need a roofer recommendation. ... more
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Sun Oct 18, 2009
Ben Jones answered:
After cutting hole in drywall and using mirrors and flashlights to poke around we discovered the vent had come disconnected at an elbow. Problem fixed! And yes, the seller was using the drier but we're discovering they didn't really pay much attention to details like that ... we're learning some lessons the hard way! ... more
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Mon Sep 28, 2009
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Sun Sep 27, 2009
Kathy Dawson, GRI, MRP answered:

I agree with the other advice you have been given about consulting a Real Estate Attorney on that one. If you don't know of any, a good place to look is at Title company's. With our Maryland contracts, you have an option to withdraw the offer, until it is signed by the other party. It is only an "offer" until all parties have signed. This is a very different situation with an auction and the "as is" clause, however, the contract may read "as is" at the time the offer/contract had been entered into. They may be responsible for getting the property back to it's same condition as it was the time you bid on it. It also becomes a material fact that the basement get's water in it.
All of these are reasons why you need an attorney on this, and you don't want to waste any time on getting legal advice on this either.

I hope this helps
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Mon Aug 10, 2009
Tina Beasley answered:
Before you settled, you should have requested that the unit be cleaned and service by a licensed HVAC company. Then the seller would have given you a receipt for the work. That way, the problem would have been discovered before you settled. Anytime there is a question about something working, you do not rely on an agent (either yours or especially the sellers) to tell you that it is working. That was your first mistake.

And as the other agents here have said, it could be very expensive to try to put this back on the seller. My advice to you is to get this problem fixed and move forward and be happy with you new home. Things happen...roofs leak, water heaters go up, pipe leak or burst, etc. That is all part of owning a home. Unfortunately, it just happened a little soon for you. Always have some money put back for things that come up so that you can address the problem when it arises. All homeowners experience something like this from time to time. Hopefully, you purchased or were given a home warranty to help you cover the cost of the repair.

Tina Beasley
Real Estate Professionals, Inc.
443-243-1832 Cell
410-234-2244 Office
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Mon Aug 10, 2009
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Tue Aug 4, 2009
Debra (Debbie) Rose answered:
Hi Ben

Glad to hear your good news!
Enjoy life in your new home!

Best wishes,
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Tue Apr 28, 2009
Debra (Debbie) Rose answered:
Ben - Congratulations on your home purchase!! I am glad you were able to work out the inspection issues and move forward.

May you and your family have many years of happiness and good health in your new home!
Best wishes....
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Sun Apr 26, 2009
Regina Weitz answered:
Dear Buyer,

First, let me sympathize. It’s a frustrating situation to both sides - for you and for the seller if the seller would rather sell to you. However, the seller must honor the terms of the primary contract, regardless of the fact that the secondary contract may be more attractive. There are a number of instances in which the primary contract may become null and void because of contingencies to which both parties have agreed. On the other hand, all the contingencies may have been met and the contract can no longer be voided. But unforeseen things happen (such as loss of job and, hence, no financing), so it’s never over until all the documents have been signed at the closing table. The listing is never removed from the MLS. It changes status. Thus, it is changed from "Active" to a different status. Since the actual MLS database is only accessable by real estate professionals, you're probably keeping track of the listing on one of the popular sites available to the general public. The MLS feeds only "Active" listings to the other sites. Some sites do not receive the updated feed as often as others and may show properties whose status has changed as still being active. The best thing to do is to ask your agent as to the status in the MLS. Good luck! ... more
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Fri Mar 6, 2009
Thesuperzman asked:
becoming due, he found a different builder in the same community that could build a better house for his handicapped wife. He was willing to forfeit the 10K he already had given the initial…
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Thu Jun 26, 2008
Jordan Mossa answered:
Buying homes from Banks, lenders, REOs, short sales...the process is time consuming. One must be patient and understanding. The Banks and lenders have procedures that need to be followed. Three Days is nothing stress about. Give it two weeks then ask your agent to place a follow up call.

No worries....
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