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21043 : Real Estate Advice

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Fri Mar 29, 2013
Nellie Arrington answered:
There is a property on pre-foreclosure on Bramhope. The action was recorded in early January. Generally, any resulting auction will occur 2-to-5 months later, but I've seen them take longer, especially if the homeowners are negotiating payments. The house is not listed for sale with an agent at this time. ... more
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Tue Jul 23, 2013
The Roskelly Team answered:
You really need a local real estate pro to represent you and do an analysis based on the community, model chosen and features included. Below is a link to Townhome sales in Ellicott City since June that were priced over $400k. Most of the homes priced over $450 are considerably larger than 2,800 s.f. See link below or visit us on-line at ... more
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Sun Dec 2, 2012
Akil Walker answered:
It depends. Some people will like the serenity of the cornfield. you can always look at the city plans to determine if there is plan to develop the land or leave it as a rural status.

good luck
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Sat Nov 24, 2012
Ana Gabrea answered:
There are currently townhomes for rent in Ellicott City. They do go fast so please call me with your specific needs so we can get you in as soon as possible: 443-226-5046.
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Mon Nov 5, 2012
George Belleville answered:
The last few transactions I have dealt with in that area, there have not been any special assessments, but those are things that can occur at any time based upon a vote of the condo board. That is also something that would have to be disclosed as part of the contract via the listing agent. Most of the townhomes there are NOT condos, but some are. If you would like more information, please let me know, and have a great day! ... more
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Wed Sep 5, 2012
realtortheresa answered:
There aren't any on Harrington. The closest active rental in the listings is a 1 bedroom on Plum Tree.
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Mon Aug 27, 2012
Padmaja Aravindan answered:
You can find out the schools at the Howard county Public Schools web site by plugging in the home address . The web address is The School and Bus locator tab will help you figure it out. ... more
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Mon Nov 12, 2012
James Gordon ABR SFR SRS answered:
If you contact the owner and the forclosure is not final yet you can see it they would a short sale. The lender will not own the property until after the forcloure and sale. Good luck at the auction you may want to attend a couple before getting your heart set on getting a deal there. ... more
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Thu May 10, 2012
Din Khaled answered:
I know this 21043 zipcode very well. I live here and sell all kind of properties here. You would be safe in most of the area!! Pay attention to the area and look at schools. 3 High Schools that are all over ranking wise!! So, be in the right place.

Everywhere else, I would say yes.

Mostly because town houses are often being used as rental property by the owners, and when it comes to rental, their is no limit either way. (+/-).

If there are more town houses then SFR, then it's worse.

If there are town houses with condo association, then it is the worse. A lot of condo associations are delinquent and because of that, it's hard to find lender to purchase such town houses. So, prices go down a lot quicker and pushes the market down. ( Discuss with a Realtor to under stand this in detail.

Now, with all the above possibilities, you should look at the possibilities closely and figure out what is best. Hard to say if any of the above issues will come up, that's why discuss with a Real-estate professional about all the possibilities.

I am sure, others will have different opinion.
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Thu Nov 1, 2012
Walter 'Skip' Kersten answered:
You need to check the community's rules and regulations. Some communities have an ownership minimum age AND a minimum age of all occupants.
Good luck,
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Thu Sep 8, 2011
Bostoncarolyn asked:
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Mon Jan 30, 2012
Sally Grenier answered:
This is a very personal decision and I don't think anyone on here can say what's best for you. Of course, as a Realtor, I'm going to say buying is a great investment opportunity, and you can really get a place to call "home". It's really up to you, your financial situation, and what you feel in your heart. Good luck to you in whatever you decide. ... more
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Tue Jul 23, 2013
Dallas Texas answered:
County tax office can provide you that data.

Your buyers agent should be assisting you with all these questions

Lynn911 Dallas Realtor & Consultant, Loan Officer, Credit Repair Advisor
The Michael Group - Dallas Business Journal Top Ranked Realtors
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Fri Apr 15, 2011
Brian Pakulla answered:

Do you have a specific question regarding appraisals? If so, the question is not fully showing up.
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Wed Apr 13, 2011
Ariana Loucas answered:
Dear Grace,
It is 2 years on FHA. Are you close to that time? Or are you facing foreclosure now? If so you do have options that I'm happy to share with you to consider. If you have already been foreclosed upon and moved, then you will wait 2 years to buy again. Hope this helps!

Ariana Loucas
Keller Wiliams Realty Centre Columbia MD
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Mon Jan 31, 2011
The Roskelly Team answered:
Hi Minh,

Try State Farm or Allstate. I've heard both provide the required insurance. Also attaching some information that I found on-line.
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Mon Feb 22, 2016
Ariana Loucas answered:
Dear Fj,
Good question. It is $487,500.

Please let me know if you have any further questions.

Ariana Loucas
Keller Williams Realty Centre
443 600-8000
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Thu Oct 7, 2010
Brad Benson answered:
Some lenders allow you to return to "unlock" your rate or "return to floating" for a fee to take advantage of bigger swings in the interest rate market; however, each lender has their own policies surrounding those situations and the timing before closing in which you can act. ... more
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Tue May 3, 2011
Brian Pakulla answered:
Yes, if you pay your loan off faster, it will reduce the total interest you pay on the loan. It will not effect the actual interest rate, but since interest is factored on the principal balance, if you pay more principal it will pay it off faster and therefore less interest paid.

Congrats on paying down that principal!
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Wed Aug 11, 2010
Brian Pakulla answered:
Which property are you referring to? Do you have an address?
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