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Torrieusaf, Home Buyer in Ellicott City, MD
Wed Dec 7, 2016
Torrieusaf answered:
if you have not found one check out walking distance to howard high school 3 bedroom plus family room townhome rental $2,200
4962 webbed foot way Ellicott city md 21043 (on Zillow as well)
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subgeeth, Home Buyer in Ellicott City, MD
Sun Jul 17, 2016
subgeeth asked:
We signed an agreement for nv homes and we are planning to cancel the contract the agreement states if you have not received all of mhaa information 5 calendar days or more ,you have 5 calendar…
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Peter Andrews, Home Buyer in New York, NY
Sun Jun 26, 2016
Peter Andrews answered:
I think you find the main reason is that the schools, especially High Schools, are some of the best in the nation. I have two children who completed high school in Howard County, although we came from elsewhere, both went on to college and Grad School and both now have PhDs, I don't know if they would have been as successful in a different place but clearly Howard County Schools did no harm! ... more
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Karen Peyton, Real Estate Pro in Chandler, AZ
Fri Jun 10, 2016
Karen Peyton answered:
I suggest first having your agent view your home and receiving your recommendation from them. They will know the best staging companies and whether or not necessary. As far as pricing is concerned, it really depends on what is done. You can receive a consultation so as to make the most of what you've got, have your home completely over-hauled, or opt for something between the two extremes.

Start with your agent...

Good luck!
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bradasburya…, Real Estate Pro in Blacklick, OH
Thu Mar 10, 2016
bradasburyagency answered:
I can tell you, in the columbus ohio area, they have a great reputation. That being said, ALOT will depend, not just on the company, but your individual sales rep. That is why, like many others have also stated, it is imperative that you take your own representation, someone like myself, or another experienced realtor. Your representations job is to protect you, and the beauty of it is, you don't pay dime more to have this. I never understood why more people don't bring someone to represent them, when building a new home, the same as buying a used home. Email me with Any questions ... more
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Invstnlfp, Home Buyer in New York, NY
Mon Feb 22, 2016
Invstnlfp answered:
I work for a direct lender in the mortgage industry who offers conventional, FHA VA, and USDA loans in 47 states. For VA home loans it's NO down payment. Are lowest score we accept for government loans are 550 when most lenders require a 620 and brokers a 580. You have to have two years of income with a score over 550 with bankruptcies discharge date 2 years and over. We have basic guidelines and a pretty easy process. Feel free to text me or call me anytime up to 10:00pm Eastern with any questions.
Brian Young 214-797-3479. NMLS#902687
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Diane Christ…, Real Estate Pro in Sarasota, FL
Sun Aug 23, 2015
Diane Christner answered:
Trulia gets data feeds from other sources, so while you can ask Trulia to correct the information by contacting the Customer Service (do not rely on them reading your message on this forum), the incorrect information may resurface again if you do not track down the source. ... more
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Phoebe Woods…, Real Estate Pro in Clarksville, MD
Wed Mar 4, 2015
Phoebe Woods Orsini answered:
I can give you a name and number for a lender that works with that type of loan. Contact me at or 240-593-4128 so I can forward that information to you. Thank you ... more
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Phoebe Woods…, Real Estate Pro in Clarksville, MD
Wed Mar 4, 2015
Phoebe Woods Orsini answered:
There are a few in Ellicott City that might work for them. Call me so we can go over more in detail what they might be looking for in a home. I can help. 240-593-4128
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Brian Pakulla, Real Estate Pro in Ellicott City, MD
Tue Jan 27, 2015
Brian Pakulla answered:

Patapsco MS has very little town homes districted to it. There are few communities. Your best bet will be in the Hollifield neighborhood. Feel free to contact me if you would like me to set you up on a search for a home when it hits. They rarely hit the market and do not last long when they come on. ... more
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Brian Pakulla, Real Estate Pro in Ellicott City, MD
Tue Jan 27, 2015
Brian Pakulla answered:
There are condos in Ellicott City that are 1, 2 and 3 levels. It is possible your price point limited you to just 1 level condos. If I can help get you an accurate list of properties, feel free to contact me anytime. ... more
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Andrew Janos, Real Estate Pro in Philadelphia, PA
Mon Dec 29, 2014
Andrew Janos answered:
You absolutely want to have the listing agent meet the appraiser at the property to make sure the appraiser knows the area. Too often the appraiser does not know the area and it can cause problems further down the line. The issue of the selling agent trying to push their lender on you is a different story. ... more
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lavanyakulka…, Home Buyer in Ellicott City, MD
Sun Nov 2, 2014
lavanyakulkarni asked:
We were able to secure a lot based on a lottery system in this community. The lot we have a hold on backs to another home and not a open space. Looks like there is also a water table on…
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My NC Homes…, Real Estate Pro in Chapel Hill, NC
Sun Nov 2, 2014
My NC Homes Team answered:
Beazer is a production builder of average quality. They offer decent bang for the buck but like most production builders the homes they build are thrown together quickly and often begin having maintenance issue a little sooner than they would if they simply took a little more time and their sub-contractors weren't beat to death for the lowest possible prices which forces them to rush in order to eke out a profit.

Among national production builders I'd put them on the low end of average.
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Andrew Janos, Real Estate Pro in Philadelphia, PA
Thu Oct 23, 2014
Andrew Janos answered:
This is a FHA lender requirement and if the seller is not willing to fix the repairs, it will be your buyer's responsibility.
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Anna M Brocco, Real Estate Pro in Williston Park, NY
Wed Oct 22, 2014
Anna M Brocco answered:
You really should be contacting a few local insurance agencies for free quotes based on your needs...
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flagsetc, Home Owner in Ellicott City, MD
Fri Sep 19, 2014
flagsetc answered:
Centennial Lane Elementary School is within walking distance of less than 1 mile.
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Classic Homes, Home Seller in Rockville, MD
Thu Sep 18, 2014
Classic Homes answered:
Hello Ba,

Have you spoken to one of our Sale Managers? Please give us a call at 301-256-4110. We'd be happy to answer your questions and put you in contact with some of our customers as a reference.

If you would like to come in for an appointment, one of our Sales Managers will take you through the building process, the features of our different home series and warranty details.

And of course, please visit our new website to browse our model series, available lots and upcoming events.

Thank you for your interest in Classic Homes of Maryland!
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Shawn K, Real Estate Pro in Bel Air, MD
Wed Jul 30, 2014
Shawn K answered:
Howard County Schools has a school locator that can provide information for you. The website is:

I would also double check by calling the school board directly.

Shawn Kerr
EXiT Preferred Realty
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