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Elkridge : Real Estate Advice

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Wed Jun 21, 2017
Kappe10 asked:
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Fri Dec 16, 2016
Malcolm Lawson answered:

They both seem pretty nice, my team has listed Lennar homes in Glen Bernie for sale before. You might want to check both companies on the Better Business Bureau website.

I actually wrote a blog post not that long ago with 9 tips for buying new construction in Maryland, You can check it out here if you are interested

Are you working with a real estate agent? Even when you are buying new construction it really helps to have an agent on your side to help and advise you in the process. They also make it easier to quickly tour many properties by different builders in one day. And keep in mind a real estate agent's services are free for buyers so there is really no reason not to have one on your side.

Reach out to me if you need any more assistance or if you are interested in touring multiple Lennar, Ryan and other new construction homes all in one day to give you a good side-by-side comparison.
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Wed Sep 28, 2016
Asia asked:
Mon Sep 19, 2016
Weymouth Group answered:
Hi Charlie - The Construction to Perm loan has many advantages to the buyer as well as the seller. I would disagree with the previous answer given that many upscale homes are built C2P.. The tax savings at closing are quite large given that the buyer is paying only the unimproved portion of the property. The other advantage is if the builder were to fail financially, you still own the lot and the improvements. If you had your heart set on that property and were using only an end loan, you only recourse to recovery is your deposit, which hopefully the builder either escrowed it and was bonded.

As for the double closing costs mentioned, a good agent would make sure that you were only being charged once for closing and a smaller fee to convert the construction loan in to a permanent loan. Furthermore, closing costs and down payments for C2P are reasonable for those with good credit.

As a Realtor for over 20 years and selling over 4000 homes, new and resale; I have never seen a Construction loan that my buyers didn't like. Make sure you are dealing directly with the bank that originates the C2P, a reputable builder and an educated Realtor. You won't go wrong.
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Wed Nov 25, 2015
Year3215 answered:
new colony dose not allow you to buy your land anymore they use to but now they only allow you to lease or pay tax on it i have lived in new colony for 16 years the land is basicly the cost of the house $200,000 and the house $250,000 we own our land new colony only had 3 times they ever allowed home owners to buy the land and bad news none of the land or houses are owned by the bank here they are all owned by 1 person a private investor the only way to buy the land is to go up to the managment building wich is called the clubhouse talk to the manager ask if the owner is willing to sell you the land then buy the land otherwise you are forced to pay the property tax and cost of the house adding in the $250 a month association fee by the time your done all that you mite as well have payed for a million dollar house ... more
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Sun May 31, 2015
Gibsy answered:
Sorry for your loss, if you haven't found anything yet, my home is for sale. It's a townhouse with 3 bedrooms and has great open space for kids to play in and 3 playgrounds that are within walking distance. We have 3 kids and it has been a great home for us.
6605 Cambria Terrace Elkridge
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Sun May 31, 2015
Gibsy answered:
We are selling our townhouse at 6605 Cambria Terrace in Elkridge and our neighbors have a fence so I know it's possible to have one put in.
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Sat Mar 14, 2015
Phoebe Woods Orsini answered:
Not sure if I completely understand what your asking. If you are asking what are blue ribbon schools in Maryland you can check the county/state school web site for school ranking.
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Tue Mar 10, 2015
Phoebe Woods Orsini asked:
Tue Mar 10, 2015
Phoebe Woods Orsini answered:
I would list your home with a Real Estate agent. That way it can be place on MLS and other sites the agents use when searching for clients. That way you could also have credit checks and a state lease agreement for your and renters safety. ... more
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Tue Nov 18, 2014
Gerald Vonberger answered:
Like most people on her have said, it depends on where your house is. There are some areas that don't work as well as others. However, I have heard that while open houses help you to get more people in to see your house, it's harder for them to have a more in-depth look at your home, which more serious buyers would normally want. You can either blast your home with possible buyers with an open house, or you can focus on getting serious buyers into your house to have a personal, in-depth experience. ... more
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Tue Oct 14, 2014
That is not true. You will need to verify a two year employment history. I would be happy to help you with the pre approval process, email me at tony.garcia@banchomeloans to discuss. Feel free to visit my site for testimonials and other tools that you might find useful. ... more
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Sun Apr 27, 2014
Click answered:

I am sorry but someone came out and handed me a deposit. The apartment is taken.

I am working on taking all my adds down now.

Thank you for your interest in the apartment.

Best wishes on finding your new home.

Take care,
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Fri Mar 21, 2014
The Roskelly Team answered:
The expectation is that if you are the winning bidder you will purchase the home. Until that auction is released or finalized you should not be looking at other homes unless you have the financial capability to get loans for both. ... more
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Wed Mar 12, 2014
Jeannette Westcott answered:
Hello Absbaba,

Both areas feature great homes within Howard County's amazing school district. Your elementary school would most likely be Bellows Spring or Waterloo with both schools bragging a 8/10 score- Mayfield Woods Middle School has an 8/10 score and Long Reach High School has a 7/10 score. All schools are 100% dependent upon which home/neighborhood you choose.

As for community- Shipley's Grant offers a small group of shops within walking distance: Starbucks, CoalFire, ColdStone Creamery, and Sylvan Learning Center for Tutoring (to name a few). Just a little further down Snowden River Parkway you will find all your basics and more: Target, Wegmans, BJ's Home Depot, HomeGoods, and Restaurants Galore.

As for which community will offer you the best value for your money? That is only something YOU can decide. However, I know for sure that Bozzuto takes great pride in their work, and builds a quality product.

If there is anything else that I can help you with, please know that I am only a phone call away!

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Sat Mar 1, 2014
omoiluoke answered:
I live in Elkridge. Howard County has one of the best public school systems in MD. One reason we moved here in 2002.

My three children had gone through all the levels of Howard County public school systems and had all gained admission to reputable colleges and won several college scholarships in the process.

Parents are quite involved in the school system. The county supports and encourages this involvement.
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Wed Feb 26, 2014
Hi Absbaba,

I actually own a Ryan townhome in Maryland and I can say that there are good things about it and not so good things, but this is the case with any builder I think. If you wish to hear specifics I am happy to go over it with you. Also, if you are not pre-approved for a mortgage yet I would be happy to assist.

I am available to help you at your convenience if you wish.

I can do a full underwriting approval ahead of time if need be and I also offer credit score improvement programs for free while we work on your mortgage.

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Robert L. Hanson
Gladewater National Bank
First Time Homebuyer Specialist

Direct: 240-752-7549 Cell: 301-651-7822
NMLS# 695929

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Thu Jan 16, 2014
Dante Washngton answered:
Check this site out it has residential and commercial or give me a call we handle ccommercial and residential
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Wed Nov 20, 2013
Tim Mcintyre answered:
Yes, we have school busses in our area, although if students are close enough to walk, they will be considered 'walkers', and school busses are not provided. How close is close enough to walk depends on the school, and the route. For example, it must be considered a safe walk to school. You can review the bus route for any given address by visiting the Howard County Public School System School Locator Tool at Enter the address of a property to search. Then, on the right hand side, the School System gives you a link to review the bus route for that home. If you would like a sample address to try, you can use our listing at 4829 Ten Oaks Road. I hope this helps! ... more
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