In general, detached homes in the Sykesville area of Carroll County are selling a little better than this time last year. Looking at the the current data here in Sykesville (21784 & 21104) we have 202 Active Listings. 75, of the 202, are under some type of Contract, hopefully heading towards a settlement. In the past 90 days we sold 57 single family homes in an average of 148 days with an average sold price of $347k. Of the 57 homes sold, 14 went under contract within 30 days.
Remember all real estate is local, different areas of South Carroll sell quicker than others. In my biased opinion- it's a great place live! I'm a full time agent here and I'm happy to help. For more info www.MovetoCarroll.com... more
Over the last 6 months the average number of days from listing to settlement is 126 days. During that same time period 139 properties have sold. Currently we have 210 properties on the market - 68 of those are under some type of contract. Remember Real Estate is local, even within the Sykesville/Eldersburg area- some neighborhoods seem to move faster than others. Hope that helps! If you need more info just let me know. David... more
Thank you for your inquiry-there are a few available homes in the area that accept pets on a case by case basis. Please contact me @410-259-1753 and I will be happy to arrange showings for you.... more
Meghan.....Take a look at the contractor's cost estimate and itemization that was presented to your loan officer. Anything that was included in that list will need to be completed for the final inspection. If painting the trim was included, then, yes, it will have to be finished.... more
Did you know about it at the time of offer? Did you have a home inspection contingency as part of your offer? Did you have a home inspection? If so what did it say? These are all things you need to explore with your real estate agent or a qualified real estate attorney.... more
Your listing agreement with your agent will specify under what conditions you owe a commission. Having said that--and be guided by that document--often you don't owe the commission since you didn't sell the house...or, more specifically, the agent did not bring you a ready, willing, and able buyer.
Your agent probably isn't enthusiastic about a rental since the commission would be far, far less than if the house were to sell. Some agents specialize in rentals, though. They're quite successful in that niche. And many agents also recognize that if they do a good job of handling your rental, when it does come time for you to sell, they're probably going to be the first ones you go to.
A good agent can tell you the important things to watch out for. Among them: qualifying the renters--dependable income, good rental (or ownership) history, good credit. You'll have to decide whether you want to manage the property yourself or use a management firm. Make sure your rental agreement conforms legally to the requirements of your city and county. If you use a Realtor, the forms typically are landlord-friendly and will be legal in your jurisdiction. Don't just go down to Office Depot and buy some generic forms.