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Wed Mar 27, 2013
Rachel Best answered:
When working as a buyer's agent I would certainly ask for evidence on behalf of my buyer client BUT the standard MD kick-out clause addendum specifically states the seller does not have to provide evidence of another offer to the contingent buyer. ... more
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Sun Aug 25, 2013
Robert McArtor answered:
I would suggest searching online for the "Paper of Record" for that particular county OR the main Auction Firms that link to their Trustee's Calendar is Alex Cooper Auctioneers, Harvey West Auctioneers, Tidewater Auctions, Mid-Atlantic Auctioneers, LLC. - Tax sales are held in each county. The best thing to do is visit each county's website and look-up the property tax sale schedule. Process to buy from the courthouse? READ the Ad. This is your contract. The Terms of sale are important and sometimes vary from Trustee to Trustee. You need to bring a non-refundable deposit of the amount specified in the ad for that particular property. You have to wait for the property to Ratify then you will receive notice. Once it is ratified you should have around 10 days to settle HOWEVER this may be different from Trustee to Trustee. Do your Due-Dilig. on the property and bid wisely. ... more
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Mon Mar 25, 2013
Akil Walker answered:
Hi Shelly,

The more baths tend to itself to higher value but since you will be the owner you can do anything you want with the home to accommodate your family's needs. when it comes time to sell it you can convert it back if you would like.
Good luck on your purchase.
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Tue Mar 26, 2013
Jenn Bonk answered:
Call me and we can discuss the process for getting it done for you. Jenn Bonk, 410-499-2251
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Tue Feb 26, 2013
The Roskelly Team answered:
Hi Carol,

Are you planning on renting or buying? If purchasing, I'm not aware of any areas (other than some condo buildings) that would put a restriction on the number of pets. If you are renting, the difficulty would be finding a pet friendly Landlord. We do that all the time. Visit us on-line to view all homes for sale and rent homes and let us know if we may be of assistance. ... more
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Mon Dec 3, 2012
Ron Thomas answered:
probably all of them:
the word we see is that most have a DOM of about 80 across the Country.
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Wed Sep 12, 2012
Angela K Sams answered:
I have a website that I use. I live in Edgewater, MD. Try googling "crime 21403". Or text me..703-635-8249.
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Sun Jul 15, 2012
The Roskelly Team answered:
Hi Elvis,

Unlike other areas of the country we do not use cost per s.f. as a measure of pricing around here. Rather we use a comparitive market analysis method which is based on the recent sales in the area where you are looking.

In a varied market like Annapolis you are going to find a wide range of pricing including waterfront and water privileged, townhomes and condos. If you are focusing in on an area and would like some general guidance I'd be happy to assist you.
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Tue Mar 26, 2013
Vicky Chrisner answered:
It's neither unethical or illegal... and it just happened to one of my buyers and I was ticked.

In my opinion, it's not the best way to handle things. I tell everyone - if I am the listing agent in that case, I talk with my seller and say "Mr. Seller, we have a second offer - a better one - I think we should notify the first people who put in an offer and ask if they want to make any revisions to their offer, to give them an opportunity to make their highest and best offer. In my opinion, it's the best way for us to negotiate a stronger offer for you, and it has the side effect of feeling at least somewhat fair to the buyer." But, not every agent will do that... and not every seller will agree to it. I have had sellers who said "I don't want to mess around with the first people and lose the great offer we now have." As an agent I must obey the wishes of my seller. It's a contractual obligation.

The word "ethical" is thrown around wildly, but as it pertains to REALTORs, we have a strict ethical code, and it is not intuitive.... and that is why I say it is not unethical - I mean, it does not violate the ethical standards of our profession. That does not mean I think it's right or best.

I am sorry that it happened to you. If you love a property, but your best offer out there - if you play games you could lose the property. Even if you're not playing games, if someone else brings a better offer before you have a fully executed contract, well you could still lose the property.
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Sun Nov 27, 2011
Dream Team1 answered:
I just have one question, where is your agent in all this? The agent is your go-to guy, maybe both of you should be asking HUD questions?
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Tue Aug 2, 2011
Robert McArtor answered:
Many times the "Condo Resale Package" will not be ordered until there is a contract in place. The cost of obtaining those documents is borne by the Seller in most cases. I would simply ask who manages the HOA and contact them directly to review a copy of the by-laws and covenants. ... more
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Tue Aug 2, 2011
Robert McArtor answered:
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Thu Aug 9, 2012
Ron Thomas answered:
It sounds like you do not intend to use a Realtor to represent you. If you did, you wonldn't have to ask this question. A Buyer's Agent is paid for by the Seller, (free to you) so why wouldn't you want to do that? Do you do your own heart surgery too? ... more
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Wed Nov 21, 2012
brent mendelson answered:
They attach a lien to the home. There is no cap. I have seen condo fees over $700. They can also do special assessments if others don't pay or need work to be done. I have two borrowers now paying $175 more than we were told for condo fees right now. Hope this helps. ... more
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Fri Jan 18, 2013
Rachel Best answered:
Hi there!

Yes, sellers/listing agents are required to change the status of the listing to "CONTRACT/KICK OUT" when such an offer has been accepted. This notifies potential buyers that there IS an offer already on the table but also that the seller is continuing to market the property until the "contingency" is satisfied by the current buyer or expires. In the event another offer comes in without a contingency, the seller must give the buyer with the contingent contract an opportunity to waive their contingency & move forward with the purchase prior to accepting the non-contingent offer. In the event the contingent buyer cannot waive their contingency & move foward with the sale, the seller can then accept the non-contingent offer.

Best wishes!
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Wed Apr 6, 2011
Kimberly Barton answered:

Fastest way to be sure it is on Trulia:

Log into your Trulia account. Go to >My Listings >Open House Calendar and >Add the open house >Enter Dates/Time >Save

Good luck!
Kimberly Barton, REALTOR®
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Sat Aug 6, 2011
Ania Miller answered:
Please give me a call 443-336-8206 or send me an email at
I will gladly help you,
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Wed Mar 30, 2011
Nancy Seley answered:
The July 2010 median sales price in Anne Arundel County increased 8% over July 2009 and 5% over June 2010. As demand increases, price increases....basic economics. How BRAC impacts Annapolis proper is not apparent at this time. ... more
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Wed Aug 22, 2012
Caroline York answered:
Yes, interview realtors until you find one that will do the job for you that you expect. With today's technology our clients are well informed before they even come to us so we have to be able to go the extra mile to find what they want. A good realtor knows how to find properties that are not listed yet on the open market. If a realtor sends you information about houses you don't want they are only wasting your time. Let them know and move on to another realtor. Do your homework when finding the realtor and you will not waste time down the road. Buying a home is not an easy process. The real work begins after you have identified the house you want. So make sure you can communicate and that your message is being received!! ... more
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Thu Nov 6, 2014
Dallas Texas answered:
Difficult determine how much more HOWEVER resale many buyers would prefer an end unit than a property in middle.

Of course it depends what is on the other side example view, parking, trash and etc. all come into play

Lynn911 Dallas Realtor & Consultant, Loan Officer, Credit Repair Advisor
The Michael Group - Dallas Business Journal Top Ranked Realtors
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