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Hi Karen, upgrading to wood floors would be the best investment but if that is not an option than replacing the carpet is a close 2nd. It really depends on the carpet though ... is it stained and soiled? A different color in every room? 30 years old? If the answer is yes, then it's a good investment.
A well presented house will always tell the buyer that this home was loved and maintained!
This really is a great question! My advice: when in doubt, always put yourself in the buyer's shoes! What would your impression be?
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My name is Ali and I am Trulia’s Community Manager. I was a bit confused by your question in Trulia Voices, can you please provide a bit more information and I would be happy to try and help you- or find someone else who can.
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Most of them will not. That's a good time for the buyer to take notes as to what furniture was where so (if you have a final walk thru inspection written in) you can bring a tester and test outlets and look for items that where blocked by furniture. Some won't even take the cover off a furnace to look inside so it's a good idea to talk with the inspector to find out the scope of their work. I don't know about your area, but I ask that all my buyers attend the inspection with me and come with a camera and notepad if they want.... more
Thank you for your question. The average sold price to list price for June 2013 was 98.37%. I'm not sure why you are seeing such a disparity unless they are coming from a different neighborhood or otherwise not comparable. The link provided appears that you were looking at Fernshire Farms no properties have been recently listed as you identify. If you could please provide more informaion, we would be happy to provide you with a better answer. Thanks... more
Quick answer..No! Prices have been increasing steadily in Gaithersburg and throughout the region. The June 2013 statistics were just released and the average sold price was up 6.96% year over year. In 20879, the average sold price was up an unbelievable 17.8% but down 6.92% in 20878. Understand that this will vary by neighborhood and is being driven by lower interest rates and a lack of inventory. As inventory increases, prices will stabilize but our crystal ball can't tell us when that will be. We continue to see multiple offers on many properties. If you want information on a particular area, just let me know.
Hard to tell, without looking at the property first hand. I suggest you contact a local REALTOR and ask to see the property. You can see what needs to be fixed, and if you are really interested in it, you can order a home inspection of the place. Good luck! :)... more
it's still a good idea to know where your property ends. I can't tell you how many times I've seen professionally installed fences, that are not on (or near) the property line... sometimes OVER the line, and sometimes, way too far inside the line.... more
you can check the department of assessment and taxes of MD. In terms of the contract you can add or remove contingencies as you desire and both parties agree upon.
Or find an agent familiar with investments to assist.
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I have sold in the Fernshire Farms neighborhood and the homes have appreciated nicely.
I sold a house on Sioux Lane in 2010 and then my clients sold the house in 2012 and realized a $50,000 profit. It is in the Quince Orchard High School cluster which is always sought after.
Homes in Montgomery County for the most park maintain their value due to the government, military and bio sciences of which Fernshire Farms is in very close proximity to Medimmune, which is a very large employer in the area.... more