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Home Buying in Landover : Real Estate Advice

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Mon Apr 29, 2013
Bridgette Chase answered:
Hello Home Buying in Landover!

There are still wonderful properties in and around the Landover area. I welcome the opportunity to work with you to find another home that will send you down memory lane the next 40 years.

Bridgette "Kyria" Chase
Associate Broker | Exit Bennett Realty
301.974.7110 | mobile
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Wed Aug 10, 2011
Gregie Allen answered:
was it working when you the had the contract in front of you, what does the contract say about the AC was an inspection done. If the answers dont indicate that the AC would be removed then a renegotiation is needed with the seller about price or replacment. ... more
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Wed Aug 10, 2011
Jules Cole answered:
I had the same thing happen to my client on a short sale purchase in Anne Arundel County this year. It is a growing trend unfortunately. The thieves sell the copper. The seller was unwilling to file a claim because he didn't want his premium to increase on his current residence and we also had to deal with appraisal issues. We spoke with attorneys who didn't give us much hope for a speedy, positive outcome since the property was being sold "as is". We were fortunate that the seller had another home in Baltimore where the basement had flooded and he was going to let that go to foreclosure. He agreed to move the CAC from that property to ours and we were able to close without trying to go back to the bank for their help - which may have added months to the process. Nothing is normal on a short sale and you have to think outside the box to make it work. I would agree that the first course would be to ask the seller to file a claim, but be prepared to decide how far you are willing to go with this property. ... more
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Wed Aug 10, 2011
Lenjav answered:
I understand were you coming from, I'm have been in the process of going to going since June and they have not given me a day, I feel your pain. Short Sale Property I have learned a lot from this site, Thank Trulia. ... more
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Mon Jun 27, 2011
S.A. answered:
This is a terrific community. Great neighbors, it's full of young, active, professionals. We have a terrific park with awesome trails, tennis, and more behind us. We are steps from a fairly new Metro station, there's shopping, restaurants, pet stores, Wegmans, Costco, and entertainment within biking distance or a 3 to 5 minute drive.

We can't escape crime but it has been minimum and isolated, if not for our HOA and community networking many of us would not be aware of any incidents as issues have been rare.

At last check some of the smaller homes were selling just below the 300K mark.

To the home owner with the original post - it's unfortunate that your experience has not been all positive and I hope it has improved.

We can not avoid all noise, we live in a metropolitan area and we are surrounded by airports - the flights are infrequent. I admit I don’t like to hear the few that fly above our airspace either. I'm certain the community will address this with the appropriate officials should it become an issue. Additionally, we are a new community and new construction is occurring so until the development has been completed there will be some additional noise. They are building behind my home and honestly I barely hear them.

My experience has been wonderful and if you are looking for your first home or if you are looking to downsize, I definitely recommend that you take a look at our community. We would love to see the neighborhood full of more young (and the young at heart), vibrant, driven professionals!!

Good luck in your search.

/SA
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Sun Dec 27, 2009
Nagafd answered:
Hello- your taxes will not pay for all of the water and sewer charges. If you purcahse in this Centex community you will also need to pay $450.00USD per year for 30 years as a special assessmment for water and sewer lines to the community. The trash and snow removal is not as good as you might expect.

This is a cookie cutter home community. Lots of crime! It is also a very loud community. Prices of the homes have significantly decreased. Centex can drop the prices whenever they need to to make a sale and that leaves home owners upside down on their property. Centex is breaking new ground and adding to the community too, so property values will continue to drop and home owners will continue to have to deal with Centex's affilatated business, Comsource, for the HOA. Unless you plan to stay for 5+ years look else where. If I had an opportunity to do this again I would not purchase here.
best regards, Home Owner in VP
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Wed Jul 15, 2009
Rochelle Johnson answered:
Hello!

It appears that homes are selling at a steady pace in this development. At least 6 homes have sold in this development over the past 3 months. But remember, you can always negotiate!

I hope this information is helpful. If I can be of further assistance, please feel free to contact me!

Rochelle Johnson, The Consumer Realtor
Coldwell Banker Residential Brokerage
(301) 646-9888 (cell)
(410) 224-2200 (office)
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Sun Feb 15, 2009
davidwbrower answered:
"H" - "E" - double hockey sticks NO! I explain it this way. Subdivision A has 500 homes for sale. I am a high producing agent in the community and the builder knows me. I've sold 5 of his/her homes this year. I brought him 5 clients of mine and negotiated great deals on their behalf. I'm familiar with what this particular builder will and will not negotiate. I can obtain freebees like fixtures, appliances, window treatments, upgrades, etc. that a buyer would never think of asking for from that pretty little onsite agent that appears to be working for you, but really works for the builder. Now you go in there in you are buying 1 home from that builder, period with no potential for future sales. There is buyer power in numbers, right? So who do you think has a better chance of getting a better deal, and agent who brought the builder 5 customers that year with the potential of 5 more next year and so one.. or you, buying 1 home. On site agents love it when you come in unrepresented... they make more. The builder has already budgeted to pay out a full commission and someone is going to get it. You might as well let the builder pay for your representation and be fully protected by an agent who has your best interest at heart. If you find a good one, they will be able to do a much better job getter you a better deal than you ever thought of getting yourself. ... more
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