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Tue Jul 12, 2016
Golfer0122 asked:
Sun Apr 24, 2016
Jdeng07 answered:
545 route 32 Sykesville md 21783 - price negotiable
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Wed Mar 4, 2015
David Chaney answered:
Sat Oct 18, 2014
Dan Tabit answered:
Yes, it's a red flag but that just means if you proceed you take nothing at face value. In my state the disclosure forms have become of limited value through recent court finding. We are in a "buyer beware" mode as much as ever. In your case, you won't have the illusion of a disclosure which could be incomplete or deceptive.
The quality and experience of your agent and inspector are critical to making an informed choice. Your agent can spot many more "red flags" if they have the experience and knowledge of construction and common issues in your area. The right inspector will get into far greater detail and either confirm your agents concerns or resolve them to your satisfaction.
In some states not completing a disclosure may allow you the right to rescind your sale at any time, so in a way, there may be a benefit to you. Whether this is true in MD, you'll need to ask your agent.
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Sat Oct 18, 2014
Joseph Domino answered:
Any number of reasons. Too lazy, does not want to disclose because they think that not disclosing shields them from liability (it does not), was told they don't have to, want to shift the burden of discovery to the buyer, etc. ... more
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Sat Oct 18, 2014
Dorene Slavitz answered:
It's hard to say without knowing the situation fully. In some cases the seller has not lived in the house, and has no knowledge of the issues that might exist there.
If you really like the house, take my advice and get a very good inspection done. You can also pay for additional inspections for any area that is "suspect". Cover the main issues carefully such as basements, foundations, plumbing, electrical and roof. ... more
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Mon Nov 25, 2013
Kim Fitzgerald answered:
Hello Laurie,
Noticed your question was asked few weeks ago. I am a Realtor in Sykesville area. In our town there's the Piney Run Park, which is a 300 acre lake with 550 acres of fields surrounding the lake. Piney Run Park offers hiking, nature center, tennis courts, playgrounds, and of course boat rentals and fishing tournaments. They allow small fishing boats, but no large motor boats.

Also, our area has fishing opportunities at the Liberty Reservoir, which covers 3,100 acres. If you're looking for a second home on a lake I can provide you with recommendations in MD and Va. Contact me at
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Sat Jun 22, 2013
Kevin Hogan answered:
If you haven't made any progress I have programs available as low as 580 credit score.
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Tue May 1, 2012
Sandra Serrao answered:
Thank you for your inquiry-there are a few available homes in the area that accept pets on a case by case basis. Please contact me @410-259-1753 and I will be happy to arrange showings for you. ... more
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Thu Apr 5, 2012
gbrown9013 answered:
has anyone used in New York preferably Long Island, New York?
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Thu Jun 3, 2010
Brandon Clapp answered:
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Wed Jun 3, 2009
Gordon Cone asked:
Started doing some repair work (only thing I have done is pull out carpet inside and some outside stuff) and realized I am in over my head. Went to refinance to complete the repairs and…
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Thu Apr 17, 2008
Art Lane answered:
47 detached homes have sold in 21784 in 2008.
Of these 47 sold properties, the average days on market
is 156 days per the MLS. Price analysis follows:

Status: SOLD (47)
ListPrice OrigPrice ClosePrice
Min $199,900 $199,900 $190,000
Max $1,150,000 $1,350,000 $950,000
Avg $396,993 $417,208 $380,917
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Sat Oct 6, 2007
Jessica Torres answered:
It does depend on a lot of variables, what your financial situation is currently (can you afford to rent out), what your personality is like (can you deal with your tenants), what time do you have (do you have the time to fix anything that needs to be fixed), do you have a knowledgable real estate agent, can you afford to hire a property management company?

Investing is a great idea for those who have the time and the ability. Investing in Real Estate is not for everyone.

The best answer is: it all depends. Michael, your best bet is to sit down with an agent and a tax advisor and figure out whats best for you.
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