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Anna Brocco, Real Estate Pro in Nassau County, NY
Anna Brocco answered:
How long do houses stay on the market in Swampscott?
Average time does vary by exact location, pricing, condition, size, etc., therefore review a market analysis with your agent, see what the data suggests and go from there...
0 votes Share Flag Wed Dec 17, 2014 Market Conditions in Swampscott
hughes8bt, Home Buyer in Swampscott, MA
hughes8bt answered:
Is Swampscott a nice place to live? (safety). We are a couple (early 50's ) new to MA and looking for a place to buy. My husband works in
Swampscott is a fabulous place to live. I have lived here since 1978 and raised three children here. 90% of time when I go to work I don't even lock my front door. I sell Real Estate he ... more
0 votes Share Flag Sun May 25, 2014 Home Buying in 01907
Dan Tabit, Real Estate Pro in Sammamish, WA
Dan Tabit answered:
I rent as a tenant at will an illegal apartment in Ma. my landlord is selling the building. What are my rights if asked to move?
Louis,
Start by checking the landlord tenant law for your state. You can find it online in most cases.
0 votes Share Flag Sun Apr 27, 2014 Rental Basics in 01907
Robert Hanson, Real Estate Pro in Silver Spring, MD
Robert Hanson answered:
Young first time home buyers about to get married. Solid income but zero down. Are we stuck with a fixer upper? What are some of our options?
Timothy,
Depending on your income you may qualify for grants which can eliminate or reduce the down payment. If "solid" income means a lot you may not qualify. However, if "solid" mean ... more
0 votes Share Flag Mon Feb 24, 2014 Financing in 01907
Heath Coker, Real Estate Pro in Falmouth, MA
Heath Coker answered:
How far is SWampscott from Marblehead?
You could use a search engine to map it and then use the street view to see it.

I would use a local rental professional to save time and money and also to make sure you don't miss a ... more
0 votes Share Flag Mon Dec 9, 2013 Rentals in Swampscott
Peter Lake, Real Estate Pro in Marblehead, MA
Peter Lake answered:
I am desperately trying to keep my son in the Swampscott School System and I need a 2 bedroom by Sep.1. Can anyone help me please?
Sure.....there's a 2 bedroom apartment on Stetson St. for $1400.
Call me 781-639-7771
0 votes Share Flag Tue Aug 13, 2013 Home Buying in 01907
Louis Wolfson, Real Estate Pro in 02030
Louis Wolfson answered:
Are verbal contracts for rental property binding?
Larry you are wrong, what is needed in real estate contract law, is an offer, an acceptance and compensation.

Enforcing a verbal offer is another matter as you know even with a w ... more
0 votes Share Flag Tue Jul 30, 2013 Rentals in Swampscott
Voices Member,  in
Voices Member answered:
I want to make an appointment to see the house 24 Phillips St. Swampscott. Call me at 617-271-1589
Hi Maria,

I am just checking in to see if you have been able to see 24 Phillips Street in Swampscott or if you need any assistance in purchasing your new home.

Please let me know ... more
0 votes Share Flag Tue Jul 31, 2012 Rentals in Swampscott
knnicholson2, Real Estate Pro in Middleton, MA
knnicholson2 answered:
Does anyone know of anything reasonable for 1 immaculate, quiet older woman. We need something by 8/1
We are looking for a renter at 38 Village Rd., Middleton, MA. The unit is on the 3rd floor and has beautiful views of the Ferncroft golf course. The building requires an electronic fob ... more
0 votes Share Flag Sun Jun 3, 2012 Rentals in Swampscott
Gene Clements, Real Estate Pro in Lynn, MA
Gene Clements answered:
For a single family home, what is the better resale value, a 3 bedroom or a 2 bedroom home?
A three bedroom home will attract many more buyers when you go to resell the home. You have to factor in your families needs and the three bedroom home will most likely be appraised hig ... more
0 votes Share Flag Sun May 13, 2012 Home Buying in 01907
Bob McKenna, Real Estate Pro in 78739
Bob McKenna answered:
I am current on my mortgage but behind on my property taxes...what are the consequences of this? the town will publish my info on june 27. swampscott,
Call your Mortgage Company and tell them you have not paid your taxes. They will pay it for you and you can spread it out over a couple of years.
0 votes Share Flag Tue Aug 2, 2011 Foreclosure in Swampscott
Ben Fox, Real Estate Pro in Washington, DC
Ben Fox answered:
Qualifying for an FHA loan, while holding a convential loan on a rental unit.
Diane-

Yes, net rental income on vacation property does qualify.

The net rental income on the tax returns would be AFTER costs. What people often miss is that you can add back ... more
0 votes Share Flag Thu Mar 31, 2011 Financing in Swampscott
Trevolyn Hai…, Real Estate Pro in Chino, CA
Trevolyn Haines (909)262-6221 answered:
If my real estate agent cannot host an open house, can I as the owner? There is nothing in my agreement that says I cannot. Thanks in advance. Sue
Hello Ms. Demarco,

You can hold an open house if you would like; just realize that the truth is the main reason agents hold open houses is to pick up new clients, if that client is i ... more
0 votes Share Flag Tue Jun 15, 2010 Home Selling in Swampscott
Anna Brocco, Real Estate Pro in Nassau County, NY
Anna Brocco answered:
How is it possible that an owner bought the house in 2002 for $369,000 and owes $317,000 in 2010.?
Depending on the amount down and the interest rate, very possible
0 votes Share Flag Wed Jun 2, 2010 Home Buying in Swampscott
Voices Member,  in
Voices Member answered:
Are sellers disillusioned about the current market conditions?
Well some are…..

Actually I think that the Byers are disillusioned since they are always waiting to see a better deal while some good properties get snatched in front of them. ... more
0 votes Share Flag Fri Dec 7, 2007 Home Selling in Swampscott
Peggy Gabour, Real Estate Pro in 02645
Peggy Gabour answered:
for an old 2-family is it worth renovating, even slightly, in advance or just sell as is?
There is nothing "wrong" with a house that a price won't fix. Sell it "as is". There are many first time home buyers, construction guys etc who would love to get a hold of something li ... more
0 votes Share Flag Tue Nov 6, 2007 Home Selling in Swampscott
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