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Sun Aug 28, 2016
Marlene Paisley answered:
Here's a single property site for one of my current listings Take a look at this sample of my marketing style. You want to interview a few Realtors in the area. Learn about their experience, personalities, results and see if it fits your needs in selling. I've been licensed since March 2009 and became a Broker in Sept 2013.I have 7 yrs experience selling Maryland homes. If you have a current need, CALL ME. I'd love to learn more about how I can help you achieve your real estate goals.

All My Best,
Marlene Paisley, Broker JEMS Realty LLC
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Tue Oct 28, 2014
Kevin Mayhew answered:
I think you may be asking about "backset" which pertains to the distance required from the property line to the structure.
This is controlled by the zoning of an area. You may able to build directly on the line dividing your home from your neighbors and building codes will dictate the type of partition required to protect you and your neighbor from fire spread.
The front and back set will differ from neighborhood to neighborhood.
Usually the bet tact is to contact the local building code enforcement office, they can be very helpful.
Their job is to help and protect the public.

Good luck!
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Sat May 3, 2014
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Mon Jun 24, 2013
brent mendelson answered:
Start local, as local as you can get in your neck of the woods. Most agents have a wide area they cover though. Ask friends, co-workers and search for agents on Trulia also. I know several excellent agents that cover different parts of MD. I would be happy to provide a few names if you would like to speak to them. Interview 2-3 and trust your instincts on which one is the best fit for you. Ask them HOW they plan on selling your home. There is a blueprint for success to both sides of the real estate transaction. Let a good agent show you how he or she will get it done for you. Hope this was helpful and let me know if you would like a few names.


Brent Mendelson
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Tue Jun 4, 2013
Jessica Sauls answered:
Baltimore County Landlords can choose whether or not they are willing to accept Section 8. You are going to want to find an Agent who can make the calls to see if the Landlord is participating or find an apartment complex that is right for you. ... more
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Wed Apr 11, 2012
Marney Kirk answered:
Your best bet is to call the Baltimore County Police Department, or check their website to find out what the statistics are in a particular area.

Here is a link to the Baltimore County Government's section on the police department.

I hope this helps!

Thank you!

Marney Kirk
Keller Williams Excellence Realty
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Wed Feb 22, 2012
The Roskelly Team answered:
Hi Purty,

If the normal short sale paperwork was included in your sale agreement the owner would not beboundtothe contract if the bank declined the sale or if it was not approved within the agreed upon time frame. Unfortunately too many agents get involved in short sales that have little or no chance of being approved because they don't understand the process. There should never be a lack of communication. This is how short sales get a bad reputation. ... more
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Fri Aug 5, 2011
The Roskelly Team answered:
Hi Sonia,

Your best bet is to connect with a good and reputable LOCAL lender. We highly recommend Pete O'Donnell at MetLife (410) 299-2043. You may be eligible for special programs in your area and/or you might need some credit counseling to get you on track with a history. Then get connected with a GREAT local Realtor. We'd love to be included in your interview process when the time is right! ... more
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Sun Mar 27, 2011
Ellie McIntire answered:
Catonsville has quite a few bus lines that run on a regular basis. Visit to see the schedules. Just outside Catonsville there are local train stations. provides all the information. ... more
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Mon Feb 1, 2010
Vladimir Kats answered:
Yes Richard. Problems with occupant arrise often but certainly not every time. In MD, the foreclosure has to be ratified by a judge after the auction. The courts are swamped with these cases and the current occupant can remain in the property for a long time even after the auction. After the sale is ratified, you become the legal owner of the property and can now proceed with the process of eviction. Few purchasers do cash for keys (very popular with banks these days) since it is very beneficial for the new owners to have the property vacant as soon as possible.
The interesting thing is that the occupants have become very astute as far as their legal rights go. Most of them know how long they can remain the property and what to do to prolong that stay. The last property that we bought at foreclosure auction took 10 months to get ratified and the old owner stayed until the very last possible moment. He knew the game.
These are just some of the risks involved in buying at courthouse steps. My opinions are based on my personal and professional experiences as an investor, property manager, and real estate broker. You should consult with an attorney for legal advice.
At Passport Realty, we specialize in REO properties and are the largest REO brokerage in the Baltimore area. I believe that REO properties provide a lot less risk for purchasers and a lot of them are priced really well.
If you have any additional questions Richard, I would be happy to discuss those with you.

All the best, Vladimir
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Sat Jan 30, 2010
terry stanzione answered:
why did you have your home appraised ?
what difference does it make what the market has done ?
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Mon May 12, 2008
terry stanzione answered:
it is against maryland law for an agent to specify an exact offer price.
instead a range should have been given, and it is the buyers choice for the exact offer price.
did you have an appraisal contingency ?
if so, and the house did appraise for your ultimate purchase price...i doubt you have a case.
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