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Charles County : Real Estate Advice

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Sun Jun 4, 2017
Kathy Burgreen answered:
Contact your ex landlord to get your items back. Your landlord should still have it. The longer you wait, the worse it is for you. Do it today or tomorrow. As for changing the lock, yes it's legal but part of it is your fault. You should have talked with your landlord and explained that you need the rental ALL DAY June 3rd to move out. You needed to have your landlord's approval which you did not have. ... more
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Tue Apr 4, 2017
Malcolm Lawson answered:
I can help you find a rent to own property. Reach out to me with more specifics of what you are looking for. I can also put you in contact with a good lender who can review your credit and see what you could qualify for if you want to go down that rout and possible help you improve your credit score. And of course all this will be at no charge to you. ... more
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Mon Jan 30, 2017
Malcolm Lawson answered:
Section 8 is tricky as for landlords because they require additional inspections by the county that must be met. Because of this many landlords prefer not to rent to them. In chalres county they can do this, however in PG county they can not. In PG county there is a law saying you can not discriminate against potential tenants based on there source of income. This means they can not turn you away because your income comes from section 8. ... more
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Sun Jan 29, 2017
Terri.cullen asked:
I would be willing to look at apartments and houses for a family of four with a miniature poodle under 40lbs
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Sun Jan 1, 2017
Malcolm Lawson answered:
When you signed a listing agreement with your realtor they should have provided you with a copy. If not, ask them for a copy and read through it. In all listing agreements I write up I include a clause that pretty much says either party can terminate the agreement with a simple written statement stating there wish to do so (such as an email). If your realtor is a nice person it should be that easy. If you find a copy you can email it to me and I can take a look at it for you.

A word of warning though, selling a home yourself can be challenging and statistically don't sell as quick or for as much as homes sold by realtors. Perhaps you should try working with a different realtor?
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Fri Dec 9, 2016
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Tue Nov 15, 2016
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Tue Nov 15, 2016
Atxaviermartin answered:
Well, it all depends on the kind of loan you are going for. You might get approved for any type of loan, but what matters is the rate of interest. If you are going for a VA Loan, then given these factors, I would say that you would get a really affordable loan. ... more
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Mon Nov 14, 2016
Malcolm Lawson answered:
If they similar in size and style as yours then $355K may be very doable. Short sales almost always sell for below there true market value. If you tell me the address and give me an idea of the condition of your interior, I could run a market analysis to give you a better idea of what your home is worth. Why are you moving to Charlotte NC? I have a grandmother and two uncles who live down there.

If you are looking for an agent to help you sell your home I would love to apply for the job. I am part of a family team here in Maryland. You can find out more about us at
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Mon Nov 14, 2016
Malcolm Lawson answered:
Do not fill it with dirt and plant grass over it! You might get sued later on down the road especially if you don't disclose that to the new owners. If the new owners try to but in a pool or new septic at some point only to discover there is a buried pool under the yard that they now have to dispose of first, they will not be happy. I would sell as is or pay the money to have it repaired. You will probably recoup all or at least a percentage of the cost when you go to sell your home.

I live in the Pine Field neighborhood in Waldorf, when the time comes to sell keep me in mind.
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Thu Oct 13, 2016
Steve Tower answered:
Totally depends on area and consumption. Too many variables to give genetic answer. Sorry..,
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Mon Oct 10, 2016
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Thu Sep 22, 2016
Angela Gillum Bowman answered:

A lender will be able to answer this question. If you can email me at I can email you one of my lenders that I use with my clients.

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Mon Sep 12, 2016
Kkey6185 asked:
Trying to find section 8 houses in the zip code 20603
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Sun Aug 21, 2016
Eat-more-kale answered:
I do it both ways. In California its is easy fore a buyer to sue a seller for false representation but ti is much more difficult to sue an agent or broker. I like to hide behind the skirt of an agent and let them deal with the lawyers. The hundreds of pages of broker contracts are designed to handle disagreements and many have arbitration clauses embedded in them. In addition, agents must have errors and omissions insurance policies which can cover most complaints. I found 95% of agents only care about themselves so I take advantage of this fact. There is no reason to fight this "profession". I make sure I NEVER allow an agent to know my financial position, and reason for sale. I know that lose lips sinks ships and one little wink and nod will bring dozens of low quality and low ball offers so the listing agent can make a quick buck. I actively promote my properties and have some rules. I always ask above comps and yet I always sell fast..! Why? I send in my own highly qualified buyers who always have a "dumb" contingency that I do not accept. This helps the agents feel honest when they shout "Highest and Best", we have three cash offers at the asking price-- AND THEY DO. But all have tiny little contingencies that are able to keep the fans of competition heating while a dumb buyer is ready to take the plunge. What about loan appraisals? " What do appraisers know?" I borrowed this phrase from agents. Sellers who are MOTIVATED will make up the difference and I will sell at my price every time. I also encourage the listing agent to get greedy and NOT publish my listing so they can get some nibbles on the bait before my listing is published. Reason stated? I don't want just anyone ---child molester, robber or thief walking through my house with any two bit agent they find at the unemployment office. I steer my own potential buyers to the agent and let them spin their stories like :" I hear they ain't building houses in this area anymore" or " mortgage interest rates can not go lower so that means prices will increase when interest rates increase". There are hundreds more of these little gems that I have heard over the years. All I need is ONE motivated and qualified buyer and I am GONE...with my money. ... more
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Thu Jun 16, 2016
Tatumlea answered:
A home inspection is not only for finding defects. It is also an opportunity for you as the new homeowner to learn more about your property. I recommend having a list of 3-5 questions you have for your home inspector. The questions can pertain to the construction process, the homes current state, and even pertain to the future.
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