• ZONA TEAL, Sales Person, ABR e-PRO GRI REALTOR®
  • Long & Foster Real Estate, Inc.

  • From the Seller Info section: "Remember, prospective buyers will be 'comparison shopping' and keenly aware of subtle differences in houses for sale in the area. Be sure to tell your listing broker why yours is special - from any home remodeling to afternoon winter sunshine."
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  • From the Buyer Info section: "The obvious source of money for your down payment is either your savings or the proceeds from the sale of a home you already own, but there are some other not so obvious sources. In recent years, for example, 'parent power' has taken some new twists for first-time buyers."
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  • From the Marketing Plan section: "If your agent is not a good negotiator, not only will you not get the best deal, often your house won't get sold at all. We take pride in this aspect of our business experience."
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  • From the Home Inspectors section: "Even if the home inspection is to be for informational purposes only, it is your duty to get a solid general knowledge about the property you are about to purchase. To date, the state of Maryland does not require a formal home inspection. The more you know the better."
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  • From the General Contractors section:
    "Always make sure their license is active and in good standing. Make sure that the contractor you hire is fully qualified to do the job and not working under someone else's license as an apprentice or subcontractor."
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ZONA TEAL, Sales Person, ABR e-PRO GRI REALTOR®

LINKS

Here are some links and mission statements to organizations that can assist you in your goal of living in and learning about the area. (External links will open in a new window.)

Neighborhood Housing Services of Baltimore
http://www.nhsbaltimore.org/
NHS of Baltimore creates and sustains homeownership opportunities through customized lending and consumer education in the Baltimore Region. Since 1974, NHS of Baltimore has been dedicated to the revitalization of Baltimore neighborhoods through homeownership opportunities. Within those years, programs and products have changed to best fill the needs of the communities, and NHS of Baltimore has been able to remain a source of support for Baltimore households.

Eastside Community Development Corporation
http://www.eastsidecdc.org/
The Eastside Community Development Corporation is a HUD certified non-profit housing counseling agency committed to the availability of affordable housing in Eastern Baltimore County. We recognize the importance of preserving and promoting the viability and stability of older neighborhoods through homeownership.

HARBEL Community Organization
http://www.harbel.org/
The purpose of HARBEL is to unite organizations and groups in order to provide a vehicle in which to define and solve problems common to the community of NorthEast Baltimore.

Live Baltimore
http://livebaltimore.com/
Live Baltimore is the most comprehensive organization focused on Baltimore City Living. We exist for one reason - to market the City of Baltimore as a great place to live. Our goal is to grow the City's population. To facilitate that, we provide a lot of education and marketing outreach to the public so they'll know the facts about city living. We search for those with the "urban gene" and invite them to be a part of our City!

Maryland.gov Portal
http://www.maryland.gov/Pages/default.aspx
Maryland.gov is the gateway to public services within and around the State of Maryland. Whether you are a citizen, business or visitor, Maryland.gov provides fast and efficient access to a variety of information and services. Once you’ve visited Maryland through the Portal, you will understand why we think Maryland is the best place in America to live, work and play.

Base Realignment and Closure (BRAC)
http://www.brac.maryland.gov/
Base Realignment and Closure (BRAC) is the process by which the Department of Defense restructures military installations to more efficiently and effectively support the nation’s military forces, increase operational readiness and facilitate new ways of doing business.

Maryland Department of Housing and Community Development
http://www.dhcd.maryland.gov/Website/Default.aspx
The Maryland Department of Housing and Community Development is proud to be at the forefront in implementing housing policy that promotes and preserves homeownership and creating innovative community development initiatives to meet the challenges of a growing Maryland.

U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development
http://portal.hud.gov/portal/page/portal/HUD
HUD’s mission is to create strong, sustainable, inclusive communities and quality affordable homes for all. HUD is working to strengthen the housing market to bolster the economy and protect consumers; meet the need for quality affordable rental homes: utilize housing as a platform for improving quality of life; build inclusive and sustainable communities free from discrimination; and transform the way HUD does business.

Housing Assistance Council
http://www.ruralhome.org/
The mission of the Housing Assistance Council is to improve housing conditions for the rural poor, with an emphasis on the poorest of the poor in the most rural places. HAC emphasizes local solutions, empowerment of the poor, reduced dependence, and self-help strategies.

OurEarth.org
http://www.ourearth.org/
There are outstanding environmental programs, activities, initiatives, ideas, and grassroots efforts across the country but it can be difficult to sort through all of the websites and information available. The OurEarth.org website began as a simple idea to make it easier for the public to find environmental information.


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