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wilkyswater, Home Buyer in Leavenworth, WA
wilkyswater answered:
do I have to be prequalified to buy a house on contingency?
Do I need to be pre-approved to do a contingency offer IF it is not necessary for me to finance after my home sells? That is we're downsizing...Selling our home for 850 in an upscale ne ... more
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John Savigna…, Real Estate Pro in 01748
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Blogged Tue Jun 3, 2014 by John Savignano Market Conditions Home Buying Home Selling
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Tammy Todaro, Real Estate Pro in Franklin, MA
Looking for a 4 bedroom 2.5 bath Colonial in Hopkinton, MA. for my buyers.  Must have 2-3 car garage, master bath & walk in closet, formal dining room, would like mudroom, granite is a plus, neighborhood,… Read more
Blogged Tue Apr 8, 2014 by Tammy Todaro Home Buying Home Selling
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David Pannell, Real Estate Pro in Keller, TX
David Pannell answered:
Offer to buy with contingency of selling current home?
As a broker, I have only seen my buyer clients pay higher for a property they like and take less for their home when they sell to meet the contingency time frames. It's not that Realtor ... more
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Hank Wilson, Real Estate Pro in Bowling Green, KY
Hank Wilson answered:
my friend already have a pre approval from the bank to buy my house, she does not want to use agent and i don't want to do it either.
You can absolutely hire a lawyer that specializes in RE transactions. I will caution you, that won't be the only thing the both of you will have to take care of.
0 votes Share Flag Tue Mar 11, 2014 Home Buying in Hopkinton
Karen Koehne, Real Estate Pro in Marietta, GA
Karen Koehne answered:
Is it proper to give the buyer keys/access to property at a dry closing?
As a general practice, keys should not be given until monies have been conveyed. The closing attorney or title office will often times hold the keys as a matter of convenience and then ... more
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John Savigna…, Real Estate Pro in 01748
Buying a home in Massachusetts is hardly a do-it-yourself kind of project. Having confidence that the all the i’s are dotted and the t’s crossed requires the input of professionals… Read more
Blogged Tue Dec 17, 2013 by John Savignano Home Buying Financing Home Ownership
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John Savigna…, Real Estate Pro in 01748
When a first-time home buyer begins hunting for the prize that has to serve both as a satisfactory home base and a solid investment, most feel a mixture of excitement (a home is a landmark… Read more
Blogged Mon Nov 18, 2013 by John Savignano Home Buying
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John Savigna…, Real Estate Pro in 01748
The price tag that goes with buying a home is hefty enough to give anyone pause. After the fact, anyone – perhaps especially Metrowest first-time homebuyers — can come away wondering… Read more
Blogged Mon Sep 30, 2013 by John Savignano Home Buying
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John Savigna…, Real Estate Pro in 01748
One of the most valuable skills a Massachusetts new home shopper can develop is the ability to walk through a property and identify the areas that might require attention or repair. Even though… Read more
Blogged Sun Sep 29, 2013 by John Savignano Home Buying Home Ownership
Michelle Car…, Real Estate Pro in Cupertino, CA
Michelle Carr-Crowe answered:
If a Seller emails a Buyer's Agent stating expressly, "I accept the Buyer's offer,for $xxx," is there a legal contract?
You have received some excellent advice here. Another colleague in a different state recently shared that an email "meeting of the minds" was upheld by law as full acceptance.

Of co ... more
0 votes Share Flag Wed Sep 25, 2013 Home Buying in 01748
Josh Barnett, Real Estate Pro in Oklahoma City, OK
Josh Barnett answered:
If I make on offer to buy with the contingency of selling my house and an offer to purchase my current home falls through am I released from the offer
Go over this with your Realtor, they will be able to go over the what ifs with you.
0 votes Share Flag Wed Sep 18, 2013 Home Buying in Hopkinton
John Savigna…, Real Estate Pro in 01748
The Sellers advance home inspection process can play a pivotal role to both seller and buyer. Correcting problems at an early stage increases a home's appeal — and its selling price. An advance… Read more
Blogged Mon Sep 2, 2013 by John Savignano Home Buying Home Selling
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John Savigna…, Real Estate Pro in 01748
The love letter is back! What is a love letter in real estate? When the market is hot and competition for desirable homes is high buyers can gain an advantage by writing the seller a love letter.You may… Read more
Blogged Sun Aug 11, 2013 by John Savignano General Area Home Buying
John Savigna…, Real Estate Pro in 01748
Hopkinton MA, Real Estate Market Report      2012 vs 2013 Year To DateSingle Family Homes 1/1- 7/31MLS statistics# SoldAvg. Sold PriceDays On Mktactvelistings2012 114$544,000 107 802013… Read more
Blogged Fri Aug 2, 2013 by John Savignano Market Conditions Home Buying Home Selling
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Heath Coker, Real Estate Pro in Falmouth, MA
Heath Coker answered:
In the middle of dry closing between overseas buyer and seller and need help. Suspect some sort of scam
I would follow the advice of your attorney.

This is one reason why I would use a local legal professional.


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0 votes Share Flag Mon Jul 15, 2013 Home Buying in 01748
Christine Mo…, Real Estate Pro in Wilbraham, MA
Christine Moran Realtor/Notary answered:
In the middle of dry closing between overseas buyer and seller and need help. Suspect some sort of scam
There is a big scam just like that. After you wire them the funds the check bounces. It is usually run with an Asian male name as the buyer and sometimes the country is Canada where the ... more
0 votes Share Flag Thu Jul 11, 2013 Home Buying in 01748
Amy Mullen, Real Estate Pro in Marlborough, MA
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Blogged Wed Jun 19, 2013 by Amy Mullen Home Buying Home Selling
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Amy Mullen, Real Estate Pro in Marlborough, MA
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Blogged Thu Jun 6, 2013 by Amy Mullen Home Buying
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Lynne Hagopi…, Real Estate Pro in Framingham, MA
Lynne Hagopian answered:
If there is a difference in year of built (2011) and year of occupancy(2013) after some additions. What year will be considered for future home price?
I would call the assessors office for the town and ask this question about what they recognize as the year built as most of the time realtors rely on public record. You can always discl ... more
0 votes Share Flag Thu May 30, 2013 Home Buying in 01748
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