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Mon Apr 9, 2012
David Post answered:
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
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Thu Apr 19, 2012
David Post answered:
Hi Mina,

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
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Tue May 1, 2012
Sandra Serrao answered:
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
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Mon Nov 25, 2013
Boris Russanov answered:
Your experienced local Real Estate Agent can provide this information for you.
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Thu Apr 5, 2012
Gerard Dunn answered:
Take a few minutes to review the site. This is one of many similar sites that are popping up in this genre.

Good Luck!

Gerry Dunn

Associate Broker
Maryland, D.C. and Virginia
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Thu Jun 3, 2010
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
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Tue Aug 11, 2009
Meghan asked:
I was reading the guidelines for the streamline K on the federal website, and it says no structural work can be included, no room additions, but you can finish a basement (as long as it...
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Wed Jun 3, 2009
Gordon Cone asked:
Started doing some repair work (only thing I have done is pull out carpet inside and some outside stuff) and realized I am in over my head. Went to refinance to complete the repairs an...
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Thu Sep 11, 2008
Scott A. Nelson answered:
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
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Mon May 12, 2008
Don Tepper answered:
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.

Hope that helps.
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