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Wed Aug 2, 2017
Joannezcao asked:
We found it out from an hazard insurer yesterday. The relocation finally sent us the claim report today that says the water dispenser failed while the home owners were out of town. The kitchen…
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Thu Apr 20, 2017
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Thu Jan 7, 2016
Diana Hellman answered:
If it's a dry basement, probably carpet would be better, in my opinion. Otherwise some form of tile.
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Tue Jan 27, 2015
Jim Olive answered:
Hello can list your own condo for rent on Trulia...but there are lots of scams here, so many legit renters avoid the forum. Its a shame some bad apples spoiled the whole internet! You can give it a's free and you may find a tenant. Best of luck...Response emailed as well ... more
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Mon Aug 26, 2013
Catherine Purcell answered:
Interested Party Contibutions Concessions for Conventional, FHA, VA, USDA:


Principal Residence or Second Home:

>90% L/CLTV = 3%
75.01 – 90% L/CLTV =6%
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Tue Jul 23, 2013
The Roskelly Team answered:
I think you'll need to consult with a real estate attorney. If the property does not require flood insurance than (thinking as an agent only) I would not think that would have to be disclosed. This in one best left to the experts for a determination. Especially since your deposit is in jeopardy. ... more
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Tue Jul 23, 2013
Frank LoStracco answered:
You would need to check with the County's Tax assessor's office.
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Tue Jul 23, 2013
Akil Walker answered:
Hi Srini,

As previously stated it would be best interest to have Realtor represent you to give you some sound advise on the local market and the best part to you it would probably very low cost to you or no cost at all.

Good luck
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Tue Jul 3, 2012
Jwdbrn answered:
If I were you all, I would be very careful about telling a buyer to "walk Away" just because an appraisal is low. If their offer was not contingent on the appraisal, and/or they have placed conditions on the Seller, such as move out, we want possession of the home, etc, they may not be able to just "walk away."

If the Buyer has the cash to bridge the gap from the low appraisal for the mortgage company, they may not be able to just walk away.

BE VERY CAREFUL. I have heard Realtors quote......If the house doesn't apprase, that's an automatic out. Trust me, It is not.
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Thu May 10, 2012
The Roskelly Team answered:
Yes, unfortunately you would have to pay for the appraisal and any upfront lender fees. I can tell you that our lender routinely covers the next appraisal in this situation.
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Thu May 10, 2012
The Roskelly Team answered:
Hi Reddy,

This shouldn't be a problem for you. What I would recommend is contacting the title company or builder and ask them what restrictions this might impose on you. Also check with the private utility company. Write it down so you know and can disclose if you decide to sell in the future. ... more
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Thu May 10, 2012
The Roskelly Team answered:

No, this is a very common practice in some of the most popular neighborhoods. There would never be a case where the two would be valued together as they are completely different products. ... more
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Wed Apr 13, 2011
Paul Stalker answered:
If you are asking how long must you wait to buy after a foreclosure? The answer to that depends on many factors such as other debt, income etc... Typically it could take 2-5 yrs to recover fully. ... more
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Thu Oct 7, 2010
Jeanne Feenick answered:
Looks like you've got your answer - prior poster had a good suggestion of weighing cost to move and if at all inviting to capture the rate drop, tell the lender you may do it and see it they drop the rate to keep you.

Jeanne Feenick
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Sat May 1, 2010
Arthur Eustace answered:
Dear Jodi,

It seems that most have approached your question with the same perspective-that you are unsure or perhaps not in control. I'm thinking that you may be asking because you like the Listing Agent on the home you are buying, that they are professional, have presented the Seller's home well, and seems like they are flexible in working with your contingent contract. You may have been so impressed with this agent's performance, that you see this choice as the best course of action in getting where you need to go.

The listing agent of the home you want to buy will already know your financial condition. They would not take the house off the market for a contingent contract unless you shared everything with them. Of course, they will be motivated to sell your home, so you can buy their listing. That doesn't mean that the agent will put their own interests first, give your house away, or talk you into anything that you don't want to do. If you have any doubt, interview more agents.

I would insist that everyone use a Buyer's Agent to assist them in their purchase, however not every Buyer's Agent makes a great Listing Agent. and vice versa. When hiring any professional, interview, ask questions, get references AND a guarantee that if their service isn't what they promised, you may cancel your agreement with 24 hours notice.

I know this is an old question, however it's a good one. Good luck in your real estate deals!


Art Eustace
Associate Broker
RE/MAX Realty Group
Gaithersburg, MD
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Sun Aug 2, 2009
Sean Dawes answered:
You need to seek other financing options. Maybe you can get a seller financed property that can compete with todays rates and downpayments that you would otherwise be faced with.
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Mon Jun 1, 2009
janet garinther answered:
Are you working with your own agent or just going through the seller's agent? When pursuing a short sale you want to be certain the selling agent has experience with short sales and with that lender. And it is wise to have your own representation with an agent that is also very experienced in short sales. Short sales can be a great opportunity but you do need patience while pursuing...being surrounded by experience with such transactions can really help. They really could have known sooner that the taxes were not paid. Once a financial stmt is presented to the bank that is what they approve if that changes last minute then they will and can change their it is back to the beginning.
You should evaluate how much you want the property, your financial stakes at this time and who you are working with to make an educated decision about whether or not to move forward or walk away? If you have questions and do not have your own agent I would be happy to
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Tue May 12, 2009
Jason Hertenstein answered:
I found 209 rental listings in Montgomery Village, MD. I used to find this list, check the link below for greater detail.
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Tue Mar 3, 2009
annie answered:
Are you still looking to buy a SFH in EC?
I have a SFH built 1987 and the price is going to be less than 450K.
It has 3 BR, 2and half BA, a car garage and updated kitchen.
It is located near RT100/29/40.
My email address is
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Wed May 14, 2008
Chris Highland answered:
I just happened to see this article on MSN's real estate page about kitchen remodels:>1=35000

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