She is correct! Trulia and Zillow are the easiest places to begin. Good luck, Leland!
Maryland law/Fair Housing laws prohibit real estate professionals from discussing what neighborhood we deem "safe". Start with the internet- but use discretion of authenticity of the facts and statistics of the site. It might also be helpful to drive around and ask neighbors (in the area you are interested in) that are outside- but if you can, try to ask several so you can be sure that you aren't getting one biased opinion. The best way is to contact the Baltimore police department and they will be able to give you up-to-date information about your new home location. From there it's up to your preference and comfort level. Remember- it's your life, your style, your home! Good luck with your search and if there is anything else I can help you with feel free to contact me through my profile.Cheers!
If you are using a Realtor, let them update the listing with the new information you provided. If you are not using a Realtor, you might consider it so that they can handle the listings and updating of information. Good luck to you!
It is best to contact a local certified appraiser to get an estimate on the value of your home. There are many factors that come into play when an appraisal is done. Good luck!
It's best to find a certified appraiser to get your estimate. Having been in the architecture field as well, it's common that what you put into your home, you don't necessarily get back. It all depends on the finishes you chose, how personal the upgrades were, and what you upgraded. Good luck to you!