When it comes to buying a home in Maryland, there are certain fees associated with the purchase that will be paid at the close of the transaction. These charges are known as closing costs and are typically borne by either the seller or the buyer. At Clever Real Estate, our marketing and lease fee is 75% of a month's rent. This includes advertising, showing your property, evaluating applicants, and executing the lease.
Our property management fees start from 8%, which covers our full range of services. If you only need a qualified tenant and want to manage the property yourself, we also offer an exclusive lease plan. Your personal situation will vary, but Maryland real estate market conditions will affect all home sellers in your area.
Baltimore Countylaw prohibits housing discrimination on the basis of race, creed, religion, color, sex, age, national origin, marital status, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, veteran status, source of income, or physical or mental disability.
An experienced real estate agent can help you set realistic expectations about the total cost of buying a home. We surveyed local agents and found that the average real estate commission in Maryland is 5.11%, lower than the national average of 5.37%. Real estate companies with discounts usually offer a full support service with a reduced commission percentage or a flat rate. Clever Real Estate could help you save thousands of dollars in fees by pre-negotiating 1.5% sales fees with Maryland real estate agents from major brokerage firms.
The Baltimore County Habitability Code protects public health, safety and well-being in the use and occupancy of homes and establishes minimum standards for basic equipment and facilities and for the safe and hygienic maintenance of residential structures and premises. When there are certain serious defects in a residential home and the landlord has not corrected them within a reasonable time, Baltimore County's escrow law allows the tenant to pay rent to the court so that the funds can be accumulated and used to pay for necessary repairs. The Baltimore County Human Relations Commission investigates complaints of discrimination, conducts studies, surveys and public hearings, and makes recommendations to the county executive and county council. The Code also establishes the responsibilities of landlords, operators and tenants and is enforced by the Baltimore County Department of Community Development.