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Home Buying in Gaithersburg : Real Estate Advice

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Exemys1930, Home Buyer in New York, NY
Tue Oct 25, 2016
Exemys1930 answered:
Jonathan Lah…, Real Estate Pro in Potomac, MD
Wed Sep 7, 2016
Jonathan Lahey of The Lahey Group asked:
Jonathan Lah…, Real Estate Pro in Potomac, MD
Tue Aug 16, 2016
Jonathan Lahey of The Lahey Group answered:
Yes, i mean i agree with Tony you can serve a letter or explanation and rest assure things will be fine , Good Luck!
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Jonathan Lah…, Real Estate Pro in Potomac, MD
Mon Apr 18, 2016
Jonathan Lahey of The Lahey Group answered:

You can also do a searchng here on Trulia and zillow then contact the name aegnt attached to eah advertisement .. Thanks
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Jonathan Lah…, Real Estate Pro in Potomac, MD
Sun Apr 17, 2016
Jonathan Lahey of The Lahey Group answered:
Hi Michael,

Here's a link for a helpful tips -
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Jonathan Lah…, Real Estate Pro in Potomac, MD
Sun Apr 17, 2016
Jonathan Lahey of The Lahey Group answered:
I guess you need to contact an expert agent to help you with this :)
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Bola Williams, Real Estate Pro in Chevy Chase, MD
Wed Mar 9, 2016
Bola Williams answered:
Hi Charmed077,

It really all depends on where you are looking to buy your home after you sell.

I can only comment on the homes that I have helped my buyers buy and in Gaithersburg and Germantown, I would say better than 60% of my buyers have been able to get 3% closing help from the seller.

Usually, sellers who have homes that are new on the market (first 15-30 days) will not give the buyers any closing help because the sellers may have multiple offers. Of the buyers I was able to get a full 3% closing help, the homes were on the market for more then a month.

Please feel free to reach out to me if you have any more questions or would like to talk more about the current real estate climate.

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Dmmartin27, Home Buyer in Gaithersburg, MD
Fri Feb 5, 2016
Dmmartin27 answered:
Our inspection addendum provides 14 days for inspection, copy of report & written statement of corrective action. 14 days expired. House was inspected but have not heard anything. It's now past the 14 days. Does this mean the purchaser has to except the house as is? What ramifications do I have as the Seller? ... more
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 ihzus, Real Estate Pro in 20877, MD
Thu Aug 13, 2015
ihzus answered:
Look for 8905 Emory Grove, 20877, where I'm offering a lease purchase option. Save $15,000 on buyer's agent commission, or use it towards option price, if you contact me directly. We can execute at your choice of law firm, which cost I can cover. Let me know if interested. ... more
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My NC Homes…, Real Estate Pro in Chapel Hill, NC
Fri Jun 19, 2015
My NC Homes Team answered:
You don't need to. Our standard contracts give a buyer a diligence period in which the buyer may terminate for any or no reason whatsoever. simply tell your agent you want out and want to terminate the contract. You'll lose your diligence fee and any money you may have spent with your lender or inspectors and that's it. Given that you haven't had any inspections done your penalty will be pretty slight. ... more
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Pcnot, Home Buyer in Greenwood, IN
Thu May 21, 2015
Pcnot answered:
Is there a law that says the seller has to let other people, such as the buyer and family members, into their home the day the inspector is there to work?
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Dana Lindberg, Both Buyer and Seller in Phoenix, AZ
Fri May 1, 2015
Dana Lindberg answered:
For more details about 203k loan, visit CFS Mortgage and RenovationReady brings together more than 50 years of traditional and renovation lending know-how. Let their team of experts help you. ... more
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Audrey Felts, Real Estate Pro in Baltimore, MD
Sat Sep 13, 2014
Audrey Felts answered:
Were you currently working with a Realtor? If you are not, I am glad to assist you and answer any questions you may have. I can put you in contact with one of my preferred lenders who can discuss options available to you for financing this home. I always suggest 'shopping' lenders, as different banks offer various programs. Do you research the comps on your own? I am happy to run my own comps on the property. Feel free to contact me so I can better assist you. My contact information is in my profile. I look forward to speaking with you soon. ... more
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Gus Gospodin…, Real Estate Pro in Rockville, MD
Thu Jul 3, 2014
Gus Gospodinov answered:
I have been selling real estate for more than 13 years and lived in Gaithersburg for more than 8 year. I have helped many, many buyers buy their dream house. I would love to help you as well and lead you through every step of the process: looking at properties, negotiating a low price, scheduling inspections, appraisals, settlement etc. You can call me any time at 240-506-1651.


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Fernando Her…, Real Estate Pro in Gaithersburg, MD
Wed May 14, 2014
Fernando Herboso answered:
I wrote a post on my website that answers a lot of question about Crown

I also wrote a comparison post for people that choose the Kentlands here:

Send me an email and I will be glad to send you my complete report between these two communities and who has the best price per sq ft. ?

Good luck
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Dan Tabit, Real Estate Pro in Issaquah, WA
Tue Apr 29, 2014
Dan Tabit answered:
For a legal question, ask a lawyer. What you may be able to do is review the documents you should have received with your original purchase. Many associations now post many documents online as well. As a member of the association I would assume you are entitled to everything the association has. ... more
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steve.s.klein, Home Owner in Kensington, MD
Thu Apr 24, 2014
steve.s.klein answered:
HSBC offers loan programs for foreign nationals and you are not even required to have a social security number. If you are interested in learning more, call me at 301-917-7100.
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Charles Niu, Real Estate Pro in Rockville, MD
Tue Mar 4, 2014
Charles Niu answered:
Nia, selling and buying a home can be complex transactions, many factors go into them that require the knowledge and experience of a professional Realtor and his/her team. You can expect that from my team of experts to provide you top notch service to your satisfaction. We have real time searches with up to the minute information. Visit my website then call me, I'd be happy to help you. Thanks.

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Cathy Chapman, Real Estate Pro in Frederick, MD
Thu Sep 19, 2013
Cathy Chapman answered:
I see you posted this over a year ago at which time I commented then. I hope you had success in your Short Sale. For those who are still on the fence about doing a Short Sale, let me assure you that it's not your fault you are in this situation. So, the guilt and sense of doing something wrong should fall by the wayside. Plenty of good, moral, and ethical people have gone through this process and did so as a business decision so that they can get their life back on track.

I am partnered with Signature Settlements who is outstanding at managing Short Sales for Realtors. They have handled all my Short Sales (can't tell you how many since there were so many) and we even managed to have several clients walk away with not just $3k through the HARP program but also another client walked away with over $20k since their loan was with Bank of America and this lender was ordered by the government to reimburse clients for the money they dishonestly took from them.

So, if I can be of any assistance to anyone who is looking to sell short of their loan balance, I welcome the opportunity to assist you. Although the process is no fun, I can assure you that my team and I minimize the stress and anxiety through our experience with the process.

Learn more about me at

Good luck to all homeowners!

Cathy Chapman, Broker
Signature Home Sales
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