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Ellicott City : Real Estate Advice

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Pat & Steve…, Real Estate Pro in Westlake, OH
Sat Jul 26, 2014
Pat & Steve Pribisko answered:
It depends on the facts of your transaction. Were all of the contingencies removed? What is the Buyers reason for backing out? Did the house appraise for the purchase price? Talk to your Realtor to determine if the Buyer has a valid reason for backing out. That said, earlier this year we represented the Seller in a transaction when the Buyer backed out. The Buyer had no valid reason for backing out. So, the Buyer signed a release for the Seller to keep the Escrow Deposit of $5,000. ... more
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Jaci Shamer…, Real Estate Pro in Catonsville, MD
Tue Jun 17, 2014
Jaci Shamer Goldhammer answered:
You need to consult an attorney. This is a prime example of why you need realtor representation when purchasing new construction.
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Tatyana Bayt…, Real Estate Pro in Rockville, MD
Sat May 31, 2014
Tatyana Baytler answered:
Hello Fahima, most public schools in Ellicott city are really good. I live and work there for 15 years. Let me know if I can help you to find good place. Call me 443-527-4375
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Suzanna Wood…, Real Estate Pro in Springfield, VA
Wed Apr 30, 2014
Suzanna Woodhead answered:
I believe this is already rented. Is there anything else you were interested in renting?
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Suzanna Wood…, Real Estate Pro in Springfield, VA
Wed Apr 30, 2014
Suzanna Woodhead answered:
I would be happy to help you. If you send me your email I'll send you listings that are currently available. Please send to
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Jocelyn Rolle, Real Estate Pro in Baltimore, MD
Wed Jan 22, 2014
Jocelyn Rolle answered:
Hello. This community has an outdoor swimming pool included within the community amenities.
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Vance Blakely, Real Estate Pro in Columbia, MD
Tue Jan 21, 2014
Vance Blakely answered:
Each short sale is different and will have varying terms attached. Generally there is a waiting period of two years to purchase another home. Renting can also be adversely affected. As with a home purchase, a significant factor for renting will be the credit score. If the credit score has dropped below 640 major transactions may be out of the question. First, check your credit report to see where you stand before proceeding. ... more
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Jessica Hood…, Real Estate Pro in Gambrills, MD
Fri Jan 10, 2014
Jessica Hood & Laura Roskelly answered:
If you are talking about rental scams there isn't much you can do unless you've given them money. The majority of these trace out of country and they are nearly impossible to catch and prosecute. It really is a shame that they prey on us! If you've lost money to a scam you should report it to the police. ... more
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George Belle…, Real Estate Pro in Ellicott City, MD
Sun Nov 10, 2013
George Belleville answered:
First to clarify, Waverly Woods is in the Marriott's Ridge High School District... the boundary between Mt. Hebron and Marriott's Ridge is near Bethany Lane... which I know because the boundary actually goes around my street. Schools are a big issue for home buyers in Howard County, however you are really looking in an area where choosing the school is like splitting hairs.... they are all considered good schools.

In fact, a lot of people were surprised by the results of the U.S. News report I blogged about, and where the Howard County Schools showed up.

Also, there is a tremendous amount of growth around the Turf Valley area, which is directly in the middle of Marriott's Ridge, Centennial and Mt. Hebron... when that is built out it may actually impact school boundaries a little, who knows.

The short answer in those areas is, buy a house you like and afford, and it is hard to go wrong. Any questions, please contact me.
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Noah Seidenb…, Real Estate Pro in Evanston, IL
Fri Sep 6, 2013
Noah Seidenberg answered:
Try the help in Trulia.
Or click on Listings in the upper right hand corner, choose listings and there is an edit button to the right of the listing.
Good luck and I hope this helps you ... more
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Joan Lord, Real Estate Pro in MD,
Mon Aug 5, 2013
Joan Lord answered:
That should be plenty. There are much less expensive areas too. If you are hoping to fix your credit, or save money fora down payment, you might want to consider looking in other areas.
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Miekeba Jones, Real Estate Pro in Silver Spring, MD
Tue Jul 30, 2013
Miekeba Jones answered:
Hi Roslyn!! Macalpine is not sold yet, but scheduled to close tomorrow. May I help you find your new home? Contact me!!
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Laura Strunk, Real Estate Pro in Columbia, MD
Sun Jul 28, 2013
Laura Strunk answered:
This property is still available and is listed at $500,000. If you more specific questions please either email me at or call me at 443-904-3637
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Veena Radhak…, Home Buyer in Bradenton, FL
Sat Jul 27, 2013
Veena Radhakrishnan asked:
My husband and I are buying a house in Ellicott City and our loan officer mentioned that we won't qualify for FHA because my husband is on H1B and doesn't have EAD. He does however have…
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David Yungma…, Real Estate Pro in Ellicott City, MD
Fri Jul 26, 2013
David Yungmann answered:

I think that price difference is related more to the community than the zip code. The Woodland Village community is well kept and has amenities such as the pool, but Mayfield tends to feel crowded and doesn't have the amenities. In general, Elkridge west of Rt. 95 is going to be priced very similar to 21043. ... more
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George Belle…, Real Estate Pro in Ellicott City, MD
Fri Jul 26, 2013
George Belleville answered:
$410,000 with $5,000 in Closing Help. I have some great market data for that neighborhood if you would like it. Just email me at or message through Trulia. Have a great day! ... more
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Akil Walker, Real Estate Pro in Upper Marlboro, MD
Fri May 10, 2013
Akil Walker answered:

As you can already see that is a highly desired area reflected by the pricing of the community thus all properties have the potential for resale if the property is appropriately priced. If you are looking to sale or purchase and looking for an agent to assist you feel free to contact me for no hassle & no obligation consultation. ... more
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Vance Blakely, Real Estate Pro in Columbia, MD
Tue May 7, 2013
Vance Blakely answered:
Hi Harininalam,

Purchasing a home is one of the most defining actions that anyone can make and there are many factors to consider. Location, of course, for as long as anyone can determine is one of the more significant to pay attention to. You may want to look at the county general plan. There is plenty of information on the county planning and zoning page. You may want to look at the Howard County Board of Education site for more information about the school systems serving each of these homes.

Some people like to establish a method of grading each factor they consider to be important areas of concern starting with location, perhaps distance to work, schools, shopping and other important factors. There may be others to consider such as property tax, home owner’s insurance, Home Owner Associations, and the potential of future development. Doing the research up front will help make the decision easier. It will also have the effect of long-term satisfaction that the effort was made in making the best decision possible. You are the best judge of what will be the best decision for you.
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Suzanna Wood…, Real Estate Pro in Springfield, VA
Sun May 5, 2013
Suzanna Woodhead answered:
I'm not sure want you want to know? Everyone has different taste for example for some people living in a neighborhood is very important for another the price and size of the home may be more important. I would be happy to give you more information about the property and show you what the comparible homes have recently sold for in the last 6 months. Best Wishes! ... more
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Laura & Lisa…, Real Estate Pro in Ellicott City, MD
Tue Apr 23, 2013
Laura & Lisa Kittleman answered:
If you have a documentable hardship (job loss, divorce, death in the family), that goes a long way with landlords. That said, the landlord could require as much as two month's of rent as a security deposit. But yes, you should be able to find a rental with that credit score. Best of luck! ... more
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