How Are The Schools?
For an agent to talk about schools, districts, etc. is a potential hazard for a Fair Housing violation. Buyers should always check with the county school board if they would like to ensure attendance to a particular school. Greatschools.org can help answer a lot of questions.
Is This a Safe Community?
The Federal Fair Housing Act of the Civil Rights Act of 1968 and modified in the Fair Housing Amendment of 1988, prohibits discrimination in housing based on race, color, religion, national origin, sex, disability, and familial status. This law was made to keep my opinion out of the equation. Your best bet is to call the local police department or search the web in the early phases of your home search.
What Happens When We Find Something We Like?
At this point in our relationship I’ll need to have you sign a contract that I am your agent and working on your behalf. I will present you with comparable properties that have sold recently in the community so you can get a better idea of a reasonable price to offer the seller. As the buyer, you will need to also provide the seller an “earnest money deposit” to show good faith (you are truly interested in the property) and now also have a financial stake in the process.
How do I appeal my taxes within 60 days after my property purchase in Anne Arundel County:
Assessment appeal process: