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Home Buying in Anne Arundel County : Real Estate Advice

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Tue May 7, 2013
Catherine Purcell answered:
Hello Scott,

I spent 40 years in Maryland and am now in MA. I would be happy to speak to you regarding condominiums in the Fort Meade area. Make sure you check the condition of tge financials with tge HOA or condo associations. Many are either bankrupt or close to. Even if you pay cash or go with Conventional financing, this can greatly affect your resale ability as the new purchasers will not be able to use government financing in situations where the condo fees are delinquent more than 15%. It i much different than in MA where the condo associations are stronger financially.
Watch out also for polybutelyene piping. This was used in many condo developments.

Areas around Ft. Meade are good for rental properties. I like Odenton, personally because it has easy access to DC and Ft. Meade.

Good luck!

Catherine Purcell
202 573-6035
617 456-1700 ext 116

Catherine Purcell

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Thu Apr 11, 2013
John Newman answered:
Yes, there are numerous grant programs available for 1st time homebuyers text me at 301-343-7671 for more information
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Wed Apr 3, 2013
Laura Feghali answered:
Hi Jason,
You will need to work with a real estate agent and have your home listed on the MLS in order for your property to appear as for sale on the Trulia site. Trulia does not accept for-sale-by-owner postings. They say that this helps to cut down on scammers using the site .

Best wishes!

Laura Feghali
Prudential Connecticut Realty
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Wed Apr 3, 2013
Tony McMahon answered:
Very good question Michael, here is a link to a great local lender who can help you with your questions give him a ring or shoot him an email. ... more
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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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Wed Mar 27, 2013
Alex Gom answered:
I would like to be able to compare decide when the things are more accurately done even though it's estimate since APR and other things can vary by the time when I actually about the buy. ... 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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Fri Mar 22, 2013
John Zlatos answered:
The MRIS Listing has no info regarding a Gym on the premises. My website below can help find real time listings & If there are anything other properties/ ?'s I can help you with don't hesitate to contact me:

John Zlatos
RE/MAX Leading Edge
Real Estate Sales
410-320-0037 c

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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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Fri Feb 1, 2013
Akil Walker answered:
Hello Bellie25200

There are several programs that might fit your criteria. What are you looking to purchase i.e. a house, town home, condo etc. There is this program as well.

Homeownership for Individuals with Disabilities is a loan targeted to borrowers or a son or daughter) with a physical or mental impairment that substantially limits a major life activity. (Dependence on drugs or alcohol is not an eligible disability.) Available statewide. ... more
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Tue Feb 26, 2013
Jessica Hood & Laura Roskelly 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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Fri Jan 25, 2013
Akil Walker answered:
Hi Chrsttal,

You might be eligible for a FHA loan depending upon your financing. if you need a referral to a loan officer let me know. if you 5% you might be able to do conventional loan. ... more
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Sat Aug 24, 2013
Ariana Loucas answered:
Dear Investor2011,
You ask good questions. I work with Ryan often and know that they do charge for all the upgrades and in the end, you could very well spend a great deal more the the base price. Were you interested in only purchasing the basic floor plan and features? If not, you could find yourself in a negative equity position with too many added options. If you can purchase a house that is a resale for investment, I'd suggest that over purchasing a new construction for investment purposes. As far as your question about 5yrs from now, that is one that cannot really be answered. After all, where rates will be, and values, and what administration will be in office as President will change which leaves your question impossible to answer without a crystal ball. Prices for rent are running $1800-$2200 there now. I hope this helps and that you can find a home that's a resale to better maximize your investment.
Ariana Loucas, RE/MAX, CDPE, SFR
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Sun Mar 3, 2013
Alba answered:
Approximately 3,400 by Census in 2010. I believe there are more Spanish speaking people in this Area that were not able to participate in this Census for different reasons. I truly believe this section of population is not well served. I want to make a difference for them! ... 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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Fri Oct 19, 2012
Mack McCoy answered:
Nope, not for a minute.

Think of it this way - we have elections every four years, half the people are happy with the outcome and the other half just move on.

If elections affected the real estate markets, we'd be able to look at a graph of real estate history and immediately see where the elections took place. ... more
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Wed Oct 10, 2012
Jimmy Noble answered:
That property was not available as I just looked it up. Are you looking to buy or rent? I can have one of my agents with The Noble Group of Execuhome Realty assist you in your search for a place.

Please call Jimmy Noble at 1-888-205-7773 ext.6
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Sat Oct 6, 2012
Jessica Hood & Laura Roskelly answered:
Hi Kristian,

I so hope you have a real estate agent guiding you through this process. It shouldn't be nerve wracking and he or she should be answering questions like this for you. Underwriting is going to review the property appraisal and make sure there are no conditions, they are going to review all of your financial information (which will already have been checked by your loan officer and processor) and they are going to make sure that your profile meets all requirements of the lender or investor. Some of the things that they can come back and ask for are verification of funds if there are any large or unusual deposits or withdrawals to your account in the past 30 days. They are going to make sure you have adequate cash reserves for your type of loan and they will want to know that your employment has been verified and that there are no substantial changes to your debt such as new car or credit card balances. Best of luck. ... more
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Thu Feb 20, 2014
Evergreen Road Management answered:
Oh my gush is this normal!!!!
Everything is changing in your life, you are doing the unknown, even if you are just moving across the streets is would be completely different. Most likely you are not moving that close, so the you are worried about the demons you do not know, the house itself, will you like it, did you spend enough time viewing it, what about the neighbors, what about the schools, what about traffic, how long will it really take to go to the store when you run out of something.
The inspection came back fine, so you can be pretty sure the house will not collapse once you get there. LOL.
If you think you might the right decision when you choose this house, you most likely did. Try not to worry!!
This worry will last till a month or so after settlement, but it will fade, and you will forget all about it.

Enjoy your new home!!!!
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