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Sun Jan 29, 2017
Hilljacqueline1516 asked:
Sun Aug 28, 2016
Marlene Paisley answered:
Do you have an agency agreement with a Buyers Agent? If you waited too long for this home and aren't represented by an agent, may I help with your purchase? Let me know what you're trying to do and let's see if we'd be a better fit working together.

Marlene Paisley, Broker JEMS Realty LLC
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Sun Jul 24, 2016
Eraweb12 answered:
Be very careful with auctions. Make sure you understand what fees will be charged to you (sometimes a buyer's premium and all settlement costs) and what type of deed you will be given at the time of settlement. Also, I've never been a fan of purchasing a home sight unseen. I'd recommend that you only consider bidding on a property that you have physically toured as well on which you have done your "due diligence."

Go to auction websites like and read EVERY bit of helpful information they provide. They have a "help" section that can walk you through some basics of bidding on and buying auction properties.

Good Luck.
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Tue Jan 5, 2016
Suzie Coronel answered:
I've been using Heise & Heise LLP for over 11 years. Todd Heise and his staff are incredible. His knowledge ranges from settlements, to estates, to landlord/rental issues, and he hammers at Short Sales! Check him out at or call Todd Heise at 410-276-1983. ... more
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Thu Nov 20, 2014
UpNest Top Realtors answered:
Hi Breea,

Sorry that we are just now getting to this post from 2012, and we hope you found what you were looking for in an agent. We just recently expanded to the Baltimore area, and hopefully we can help someone that is in the same situation that you are.

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After reviewing the different proposals, you then can pick the agent that you feel is best suited for you and your particular situation. Because agents are competing for your business, they will be offering lower than average commission rates, saving you thousands of dollars.

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Sun Aug 18, 2013
Don Tepper answered:
While Theresa is correct about Long and Foster (Disclosure: I'm with Long and Foster), the other answers address the question you should have asked. Success in sales has a lot more to do with the agent than with the agency. Choose the agent, not the agency.

(Long and Foster has many excellent Realtors. So you can select the top agency, and then identify agents within Long and Foster. But you really want to choose on the basis of the agent. I'm only licensed in Virginia, not in Maryland, so this is NOT a solicitation for your business.)

Hope that helps.
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Fri Apr 26, 2013
Robert McArtor answered:
My first home was on Dartmouth Ave. I raised my first two children there and loved it. You are close to many community amenities including 695. If you need help searching for a home in the area, please click on the link below. ... more
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Mon Mar 18, 2013
Akil Walker answered:
Hi Tony,

We have properties in the city that may fit your needs. Will this be an investment or your own personal home?
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Tue Oct 16, 2012
Jessica Hood & Laura Roskelly answered:
Yes, your offer must be in writing to be valid in the state of Maryland.
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Tue Mar 31, 2009
Vito Simone answered:
The Simone Group has sold in Pen Lucy and surrounding neighborhoods. Our Buyer Agents are always working with 1st time buyers and investors alike who are looking for buying opportunities. ... more
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Fri Apr 11, 2008
James Reusing answered:
there are tons of banks all over the country that do different things with their money. some of the more conservative banks may not loan you the money but as long as you can prove that you are receiving income then it should not be too hard to get this loan to go through. i am a loan officer in baltimore and would be happy to take a look at all of the details for you, and see just what kind of deal i can get. I work with over 120 lenders and i know of a few off hand that will allow you to purchase this property even if you have some credit issues.
-James Reusing
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Mon Nov 12, 2007
Patti Shawgo - Loan Officer, Grant Program Guru answered:
I'm going to refer you to the Baltimore City Police crime data maps. You can look in the last 90 days for crimes in any area of Baltimore City.

There's a link to it here:

Crime is anywhere and not just limited to "bad" neighborhoods. It's one of those sensitive subjects that Realtors can't talk too much about because it really is a subjective issue. I think the best thing you can do is visit the neighborhood at different times of day, as well as talking to neighbors.
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