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Caleb Hart, Renter in Orem, UT
Caleb Hart answered:
if i buy a home with asbestos siding is it dangerous? a lot of homes ive looked at have asbestos siding in our price range.
There are a lot of things that you should check on your house before you buy it. Have you had somebody come and take a look at it? You should make some phone calls and look at some more ... more
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Caleb Hart, Renter in Orem, UT
Caleb Hart answered:
does cement siding / asbestos siding affect the value of a property?
Any item is only worth what a buyer is willing to pay for it. We don't know very much about the buyers in your area and what they are looking for when it comes to siding. I would talk t ... more
0 votes Share Flag Wed Apr 8, 2015 Home Buying in 01970
Ruth & P…, Real Estate Pro in 95030
Ruth & Perry Mistry answered:
I am having trouble getting my deposit back from a broker that misrepresented a property i made an offer on. who can i report this to?
Hi Dakittylvr

Great question and sorry to hear of your problems.

Clearly, you are claiming mis representation, who represented you an Attorney or
an Agent.

Did you buy or make ... more
0 votes Share Flag Thu Nov 13, 2014 Home Buying in 01970
Connie Mitch…, Real Estate Pro in South Padre Island, TX
Connie Mitchell answered:
I am having trouble getting my deposit back from a broker that misrepresented a property i made an offer on. who can i report this to?
Locate the local board of realtors in the area as well as the state board where they are licensed. Call and mail in written complaint. This is unacceptable and this broker should be h ... more
0 votes Share Flag Thu Nov 13, 2014 Home Buying in 01970
Dan Tabit, Real Estate Pro in 98074
Dan Tabit answered:
how do i contact a bank that is going to auction off a home, to try and do a short sale instead, before the auction?
Lady,
As a buyer, you won't have much luck unless the seller is willing. If they are, it's up to them to contact the bank, an agent and get the property listed. You can't skip this st ... more
0 votes Share Flag Fri May 9, 2014 Home Buying in 01970
Dan Tabit, Real Estate Pro in 98074
Dan Tabit answered:
What is the actual listing price for 6 Station Road? I'm guessing that $31,900 isn't correct!
Abigail,
A quick Google search reveals that a number was dropped when it got input into Trulia. $314,900 is the price according to more than one other site where the home is listed.
0 votes Share Flag Mon Feb 24, 2014 Home Buying in Salem
Louis Wolfson, Real Estate Pro in 02030
Louis Wolfson answered:
when did they stop making aspestos shingles?
I believe this site may answer any of your questions

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Asbestos

Good luck.
0 votes Share Flag Thu Aug 29, 2013 Home Buying in 01970
Jim Armstrong, Real Estate Pro in Salem, MA
Jim Armstrong answered:
CA SOMEONE POST A LINK REGARDING GAINS ON THE SALE OF HOME? THXS
First the disclaimer: This is not tax advice, but just my personal knowledge that I am giving. Please consult your tax adviser for more information.

Not that the legal stuff is out o ... more
0 votes Share Flag Thu Apr 25, 2013 Home Buying in 01970
Von Greiff R…, Real Estate Pro in Tampa, FL
Von Greiff Real Estate Group answered:
Being English could you explain the meanings to the following words - Condo, Twnhm, Apt, Single family home, Multi family home Thank you
In Florida:
Condos: In most cases, you own your living space plus a portion of the common elements. In most cases it is a unit in a building or complex - single family or townhomes cou ... more
0 votes Share Flag Sat Feb 18, 2012 Home Buying in Salem
Michele  All…, Real Estate Pro in 01966
Michele Allison-Elwell CBR answered:
When a realtor shows you the listing of a house and it states it has 2 fireplaces Do they have to be in working condition?
Kathy,



Many old homes in Salem , Cape Ann and other historical locations have fireplaces. Not all are working order for today's standard. Many in Salem are very old , so t ... more
0 votes Share Flag Thu Feb 9, 2012 Home Buying in Salem
Christine M.…, Real Estate Pro in Wilbraham, MA
Christine M. Moran answered:
What does a free zone refer to in a school district map?
You have would to call the schhol district. I have heard of drug free and gun free.
0 votes Share Flag Mon Jan 23, 2012 Home Buying in 01970
Kathy, Home Buyer in Pottsville, PA
Kathy answered:
Any cities/towns in commuter proximity to Canton that are similar to Salem, MA?
We love the history/historic feel of Salem. Also, being by the water and the great downtown is a feature we are looking for. Shops, restaurants,.....Although, we would forego the proxi ... more
0 votes Share Flag Thu Oct 13, 2011 Home Buying in Salem
Barry Little, Real Estate Pro in Massachusetts
Barry Little answered:
Our offer has been approved on a home but we just found out my husband has an item in collections we were unaware of. We immediately paid in full...
Ikgmuller,

We can help you with the purchase and close on your home for May
With a minimum middle credit score of 620 for all borrowers involved with FHA financing.

I live and w ... more
0 votes Share Flag Thu Mar 24, 2011 Home Buying in 01970
Loraine Arri…, Real Estate Pro in Salem, MA
Loraine Arrigo answered:
We are looking at a house that's listed at 400,000, yet assessed at 360,000--isn't this trouble?
It's not a problem, but it is something to explore. If your talking about Salem MA, as a local agent I can tell you that our Tax Assessments frequently have no relationship to the ... more
0 votes Share Flag Wed Mar 9, 2011 Home Buying in Salem
Lori Lincoln, Real Estate Pro in Taunton, MA
Lori Lincoln answered:
REFI physician loans available??
I am not a mortgage broker or bank, but believe that with enough equity, they are still available. I will check and ask around tomorrow and get back with tomorrow evening.
0 votes Share Flag Sun Oct 3, 2010 Home Buying in Salem
Mark Patters…, Real Estate Pro in Illinois
Mark Patterson answered:
What's the downside of using Redfin for Buy Side Representation?
I first contacted Redfin on May 28th and informed them I was interested in listing a property for sale with them. I spoke with their "listing specialist, Klaus Gosma" on June 12th, 2013 ... more
2 votes Share Flag Fri Aug 27, 2010 Home Buying in 01970
Georgina Vil…, Real Estate Pro in Longwood, FL
Georgina Villa OBryan answered:
If the sellers agent and the sellers, agree to reduce 2,000 off off agreed price, due to plumbing and other issues, and the buyers agent and buyers
In writing is best, signed by the Seller, however, if the agent is credible and sent it to you via text, just make sure you keep that e-mail/text. If all else fails and Seller's re ... more
0 votes Share Flag Wed Feb 17, 2010 Home Buying in Salem
Bob Meehan, Real Estate Pro in Beverly, MA
Bob Meehan answered:
What is the asking price for 1 Preston Road, Salem, Massachusetts ?
Hi Hans,

This property has not been placed into inventory yet, if you would like to be notified when it comes on the market please reply to me with your email address and I will set ... more
1 vote Share Flag Wed Feb 3, 2010 Home Buying in Salem
Michael Giles, Real Estate Pro in Beverly, MA
Michael Giles answered:
I am interested in a property that has a commercial space on the 1st floor.
Hi,
I believe if the commercial space is more than 30% of the square footage, you can have problems with financing. I will check with a couple of lenders later today to see what op ... more
0 votes Share Flag Wed Sep 2, 2009 Home Buying in 01970
Chris, Real Estate Pro in Woburn, MA
Chris answered:
I put an offer on a house and was asked to offer more without a counter offer.. along with another buyer..
Most times when both offers are similar but lower than what the owners wants they simply have their realtor state that they want both offfers re-considered and then re-submitted!

No ... more
0 votes Share Flag Fri Aug 28, 2009 Home Buying in 01970
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