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Sun Jul 9, 2017
Alan May answered:
A few mistakes by Trulia shouldn't have any impact on the sale of your property. Properties, in today's market, that are priced well... sell.

Attorney? Sure, if you'd like to be tied up in court for a long time, spend a lot of money in legal fees and eventually lose. Good luck. ... more
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Thu May 5, 2016
Paul answered:
Use to fully understand + analyze all real costs of homeownership, including purchase price, down payment options, closing costs (title insurance, bank fees, inspection/appraisal, legal), mortgage financing- interest rate, term, points, pre approval requirements, RE Taxes, HO Insurance, utilities/maintenance/condo fees, selling costs (broker commission, capital gains tax, state transfer taxes). is educational, in-depth, easy-to-understand. Invaluable especially for serious first-time homebuyers. ... more
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Thu Oct 8, 2015
Buyingre247 answered:

I hope you were able to solve this issue! If you are looking for anymore deals, my business is locating and assessing off market deals that are under valued. Check out my website and make sure to subscribe to the email list. We get county and city rehabs every month!

-Alex Schultz
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Sat Apr 18, 2015
Dellis1121 asked:
10 Kirk Hill Court in 21228 needs to be removed, I have my renters
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Thu Jun 26, 2014
Audrey Felts answered:
I also agree with the Live Baltimore website that people have mentioned above. I also suggest checking out Maryland Mortgage Program,

This website is produce by the State of Maryland and informs you of incentives and also different home counseling classes you can attend to become more informed of the home buying process. I strongly recommend attending one of the classes before getting started in the home buying process. ... more
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Tue Dec 31, 2013
Shelly Hu answered:
I believe it depends on your budget and also depends on how long you will stay in this new home.
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Fri Oct 18, 2013
Good morning Sherrie,

Rent To Own is a better deal for the Seller than it would ever be for a potential Buyer.

Key Points of Rent-To-Own:
• Portion of monthly rent payment is set aside by Landlord towards a future down payment
• Landlord/Seller locks you into a price today for a purchase tomorrow
• Forces the Tenant/Homebuyer to save towards down payment
• Tenant/Homebuyer still has to apply for a mortgage in the future to purchase the home
Rent-To-Own "forces" savings towards a down payment. Your Landlord deducts a pre-determined amount to hold in a special bank account, called an "escrow" account until you have saved up enough---through this "forced-savings" method---to meet a down payment to purchase the home.
At the end of the agreement, usually 2 to 3 years, you must apply for a mortgage loan to complete the purchase of the home. The terms of the purchase price, including the down payment amount, and the amount to be set aside from the rental for down payment, are all set down at the time of lease signing.

You can save for a down payment on your own.

If you are dedicated to the idea of buying a home, create a savings plan. When you have enough for a down payment YOU get to decide on the price you're willing to pay for a home based on market conditions.
With Rent To Own you're locked in to the house and to the price. What happens if three years from now your life situation has changed? Maybe you need a bigger/smaller home. Maybe your employment has relocated. Maybe your credit or income is insufficient to qualify for a mortgage loan.

Get Prequalified by a local Mortgage Banker. You may find you're qualified now for a mortgage loan.

Trevor Curran
NMLS #40140
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Fri Jul 19, 2013
Carolyn W. Heggie answered:
I have 3 possibilities:
3119 Liberty Parkway 1 BR LR Kit bath $750
6901 Holabird Studio, 5 newer appliances full size stove, refrigerator, dishwasher washer dryer private entrance $725
2811 Eastern Ave Large1 BR LR & Kit;; bath, overlooks park North Canton area $775

For Information or appointments call Carolyn Heggie 410-628-0011 or email
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Tue Jul 2, 2013
Christine Ferguson answered:
I am personally interested. can you contact me at 410-382-8372
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Tue Mar 26, 2013
yadu.baskota555 answered:
I am looking for similar house, however the price looks a bit high. I can afford only upto 350k. If it is ok with you, I am ready! Thanks.
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Thu Mar 14, 2013
Donna MacBrayne answered:
Yes. I know someone who is looking for exactly that I can be reached at 410-458-3301 or Thanks.
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Sun Apr 3, 2011
Agnes Tabor answered:
Hello Patrick,

First be sure to disclose, to your broker,that a bonus is coming.

They all seem to have their own rules, fortunately I am now with a 100% office and do not have to think about that,. I have in the past had my license with other companies who have taken a %, some take a flat rate over a certain dollar. Best suggestion, be sure to read the companies independent contractor agreement before you sign on. ... more
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Sun May 2, 2010
Determining "good value" is difficult to say. What your "values' and needs are come into play. It really boils down to... what do you want?

As far as from an investment perspective... ANY house, when purchased right, can be a good value. Just paying something off the MLS and negotiating down 20K, doesn't mean you bought it right. There are too many buys out there right now with all the foreclosures and short sales to miss this opportunity. Call me and we can discuss if you are seriously interested :) I'd be glad to help!


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Wed Apr 14, 2010
Tammy Durbin answered:

Most of the REO companies I've worked with give you an answer within a week. They are much nicer than short sales.

Good Luck

Tammy Durbin, A-REO, e-PRO, GRI, SFR

Accredited REO Agent
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Tue Jun 2, 2009
Brian McLane answered:
I live in that county and can help you.

Having tenants can be a hassle, but if the person buying wants to rent it also, that would work out well wouldn't it?

Otherwise if you are trying to retail it to a homeowner, your tenants, in MD, get the "First Right of Refusal". Meaning you will want to have them sign something that says they do not wish to purchase the home themselves. (Or else let the buy it!)

Subsequently, when the house sells, the new owner will be responsible to honor the existing lease.

Getting a potential buyer in to see the place might sometimes be hard if the tenants are difficult, or keep odd schedules it is usually something that can be worked around.

Brian McLane
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Fri Feb 22, 2008
George Belleville answered:
Go to the Crime Stats link on my website and you can research crime data by any address in Howard County.
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