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Home Buying in Ellicott City : Real Estate Advice

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Thu Feb 9, 2017
Geaniep asked:
We recently purchased a new construction with NVHomes. The house is coming along, but I just found out that the island countertop has a 5 foot seam in the center! (FYI, the island is a 5X8…
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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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