Selling Your Home

Zillow iBuyer Program Failure

December 9th, 2021

The Zillow iBuyer program failure is a complicated and nuanced issue. What was the Zillow iBuyer Program? The Zillow iBuyer program was a program where Zillow would buy a home directly from a homeowner/seller to allow the homeowner not to have showings, get the home ready to show, etc. Zillow then would own the house [...]

Zillow Zestimates Still Incorrect

January 11th, 2021

Zillow Zestimates are still incorrect in Baltimore and beyond. Recently, the founder of Zillow bought a home. He paid $1 Million ABOVE the Zestimate for the home he bought. This was reported in a real estate industry newsletter called Inman, who got the information from an article on the Variety website. From the November 11, [...]

Mistakes Home Sellers Can Make

October 29th, 2020

There are mistakes that home sellers can make, which could potentially affect the length of time on the market, and possibly the final sales price of a home on the market. Here are some mistakes Baltimore home sellers should try to avoid making! Not understanding the costs of selling. In Maryland, closing costs for sellers [...]

Zillow Zestimates May Be Inaccurate Again and Again in Baltimore

July 25th, 2016

Zillow Zestimates may be inaccurate again and again in Baltimore. Zillow Zestimates. Buyers often look to them, thinking they are a good representation of a home's value. In reality, often (not always, but often,) Zillow Zestimates can be off. Especially in Baltimore County. This happens across the country. The Los Angeles Times published an article regarding this [...]

Towson Zillow Zestimates Incorrect and Problematic

January 26th, 2013

Towson Zillow Zestimates continue to be incorrect and problematic in the public's understanding of the value of a home. I listed a Towson home that will be coming to the market in March. We have completed our paperwork, and are readying for the Baltimore real estate market. One thing we discussed was their rather low [...]

7 Ringleaf Ct – Hunt Valley Station

March 22nd, 2012

7 Ringleaf Ct is a single family home located in Hunt Valley Station off Paper Mill Road in Hunt Valley. *UPDATE: SETTLED 7/20/12* 7 Ringleaf Ct 7 Ringleaf Ct is on the market for $489,000. It has four bedrooms and two & a half baths. It has hardwood floors on the main level. [...]

Wells Fargo HELOC Class Action Lawsuit

March 20th, 2012

A Class Action workers compensation case by Schibell & Mennie has been filed against Wells Fargo due to reductions in HELOCs all over the country. In May of 2009, I wrote about Towson Zillow Zestimates affecting a client's HELOC loan, and how his line of credit had been reduced right in the middle of construction [...]

11615 Silvermaple Ct – Hunters Run

June 8th, 2011

11615 Silvermaple Ct is a single family home in Hunt Valley Station. *UPDATE: SOLD 8/31/11* It is on the market for $524,000. 11615 Silvermaple is a four bedroom home with a possible 5th bedroom and full bath in the lower level. It has a large screened in porch with cathedral ceiling, updated kitchen [...]

1210 Maple Leaf Ct — Hunt Valley Station

May 4th, 2011

*UPDATE: Withdrawn from the market 12/17/11* 1210 Maple Leaf Ct is a four bedroom single family home in Hunters Run. 1210 Mapleleaf Court is a Ryland built Colonial in Hunt Valley Station, and is on the market for $485,000. According to the public records, it has 2,064 square feet on the first two levels. It [...]

1110 Walnutwood Drive – Hunters Run

March 24th, 2011

1110 Walnutwood Drive is a beautiful Hunters Run house, and is on the market for $619,900. **UPDATE 7/26/11: SOLD!** Located at the corner of Silvermaple, it has a convenient location & beautifully landscaped yard! This is a Ryland "Calvert" model, the largest the builder built in the Hunters Run community. Gleaming hardwood floors [...]

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