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Diloy Rental, Renter in Columbia, MD
Diloy Rental asked:
What are "must-have" things to include in a rental lease addendum if putting rental property up for sale? Current lease will end 4/24/16. Tenant agrees to extend by month-to-month lease and for property to go up for sale on 4/1/16.
0 votes Share Flag Mon Feb 15, 2016 Home Selling in Columbia
Dan Tabit, Real Estate Pro in Issaquah, WA
Dan Tabit answered:
Why is there so much inconsistency with deadlines in this process??
Everything should have a deadline, but some of the actions are part of a larger process with a deadline. Take the appraisal. I don't like them to be ordered, and paid for ... more
0 votes Share Flag Wed Sep 3, 2014 Home Selling in Columbia
Joseph Luht, Real Estate Pro in Perry Hall, MD
Joseph Luht answered:
can I sale a house that was willed to my husband?
I agree with Simon. You need to contact a real estate attorney. If you need to find a local attorney contact me and I will give you their info.

(443) 449-1519
0 votes Share Flag Tue Jul 15, 2014 Home Selling in Columbia
Jim Olive, Real Estate Pro in Key West, FL
Jim Olive answered:
What is the best way to get feedback from buyers and their agents after they've seen the house?
I agree with Scott. In my market it is standard for listing agent to show the listing, with the buyer's agent trailing along to ask questions or answer questions for the buyer. Our ma ... more
0 votes Share Flag Mon Jun 23, 2014 Home Selling in Columbia
Laura Lingle, Both Buyer and Seller in Columbia, MD
Laura Lingle answered:
Does this sound right and is it ethical?
Whether it's ethical or not, it's your home, and it is in your best interest to find an agent who is going to work solely for you as the seller, in your best interest. You're not comfor ... more
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Nellie Arrin…, Real Estate Pro in Columbia, MD
Nellie Arrington answered:
How do I go about getting listings for estate sales, or court appointed sales?
Jennifer, there is a variety of resources, but no single 'clearinghouse' specific to estate sales and court-appointed sales (which could be to resolve divorce settlements or civil judge ... more
0 votes Share Flag Mon Feb 25, 2013 Home Selling in Columbia
Nellie Arrin…, Real Estate Pro in Columbia, MD
Nellie Arrington answered:
HoCo, MD - How is a court appointed trustee paid? By the hour? Commission? What %? Who sets the trustee compensation?
This is a great question, but it has several parts. I'm assuming you are referring to a court-appointed trustee who will handle a property sale. I am not an attorney, and you should con ... more
0 votes Share Flag Wed Aug 29, 2012 Home Selling in Columbia
Dona Oldfield, Real Estate Pro in Columbia, MD
Dona Oldfield answered:
I would like to move from IN to NV in spring/summer of 2013. I dont even know where to begin. Sell this house first, look at houses there?
You're smart to be thinking about your move this far in advance. If you know when you will be moving to NV, you may want to try to time the sale of your IN home to coincide with your m ... more
0 votes Share Flag Sun Aug 19, 2012 Home Selling in Columbia
Ariana Loucas, Real Estate Pro in National Harbor, MD
Ariana Loucas answered:
When will the BRAC relocation peak for Howard County? When will it be completed?
The housing market is extremely strong, regardless of BRAC. I'm a Multi-Million Dollar Agent in Howard County and can truly share data that proves MD, especially Howard County, homes se ... more
0 votes Share Flag Tue Mar 20, 2012 Home Selling in Columbia
Bonnie Aubin, Real Estate Pro in Burtonsville, MD
Bonnie Aubin answered:
HOA will not disclose the delinquency amount for HOA dues over 15% FHA guide. Seller wants to pay gap in order to sale his condo to FHA buyer.
At least you got an answer from the management company. The lender and I left numerous messages for one management company and they have yet to return our calls. Not only that, the li ... more
0 votes Share Flag Sat Dec 17, 2011 Home Selling in Columbia
Debra (Debbi…, Real Estate Pro in Livingston, NJ
Debra (Debbie) Rose answered:
is it againt the law for a tenant to put up more(additional) money because of a bankruptcy in order to rent a property?
@Laura: "But our Maryland state limit for a SECURITY deposit is two month's rent".

Hi Laura - I have a question.....just out of curiosity, regarding MD's tenant ... more
0 votes Share Flag Sat Dec 17, 2011 Home Selling in Columbia
Barbara Winn…, Real Estate Pro in Wilmington, DE
Barbara Winnington answered:
My family is looking to move out of state to be closer to family as soon as possible and my husband and I are in disagreement about when the best time
Where are you moving to? I think if you have a 2 hour window for appointments and can block off nap time you mite not be so stressed. Let me know where you plan on moving and i can se ... more
0 votes Share Flag Wed Aug 31, 2011 Home Selling in Columbia
David Burnham,  in Washington, DC
David Burnham answered:
Is it true that if you move out of MD and then sell your MD house there is an extra 7% tax at closing because you are not a MD resident anymore?
No, it is flat out not true that you pay a tax by being an out of state resident.

The title company does however withhold 6.75% as a tax withholding however in many cases you will ge ... more
0 votes Share Flag Sat May 14, 2011 Home Selling in Columbia
George  Hock…, Real Estate Pro in Clinton, MD
George Hockaday-Bey answered:
I just closed a short sale in MD. I now have the 2nd threatening me with legal action to pay back their loan. What are my obligations to the 2nd now?
Seek legal advice from a qualified Lawyer. Also talk to the military.
0 votes Share Flag Thu Mar 31, 2011 Home Selling in Columbia
Karl Wynn, Real Estate Pro in Millersville, MD
Karl Wynn answered:
My landlord has decide to sell our townhouse. We have not had a written lease in the past year.
Check to see if your original lease has a clause which states after initial year is over it renews to a year to year automatically. Otherwise it's month to month. This should be on ... more
0 votes Share Flag Wed Mar 30, 2011 Home Selling in Columbia
Dallas Texas, Real Estate Pro in Dallas, TN
Dallas Texas answered:
my house is in market about 5 month .lots of showing but we did not get any offer yet .price is very low.
You can have an ugly home with bidding wars, AND prefect home with sits on market for years.

Lynn911 Dallas Realtor & Consultant, Loan Officer, Credit Repair Advisor
The Micha ... more
0 votes Share Flag Wed Mar 30, 2011 Home Selling in Columbia
Karen Hurwitz, Real Estate Pro in Columbia, SC
Karen Hurwitz answered:
I see that Congress both extended and expanded the tax credit. I was planning on selling my home in the Spring and "moving up" to a bigger
I would recommend putting your townhouse on the market now because there are a lot of buyers who definately want to take advantage of the tax credit and you stand a much better chance o ... more
0 votes Share Flag Tue Jan 19, 2010 Home Selling in Columbia
Gary Medearis,  in Bellingham, WA
Gary Medearis answered:
I want to list my townhome in Columbia for sale in the spring. Which weekend should I list it to get in at the very beginning of the spring season?
Next weekend,
When other sellers are thinking the same thing, that houses don't sell in the winter, have yours on the market before listing inventories climb in the spring. Ther ... more
0 votes Share Flag Wed Nov 18, 2009 Home Selling in Columbia
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