Typically the city takes care of it, but if they aren't then you can hire a service to do it for you. I would recommend asking your neighbors how they have it taken care of. There are a lot of different services available to us these days concerning rubbish removal, and I'm sure you can find one that works for you. Good luck! http://www.coreminibins.com... more
In my personal opinion vinyl siding is trash. Your original wood shakes will dry rot and the siding nails will not hold in high winds. Pick up a rock with your lawn mower or toss a ball with your,children,and damage the siding; you'll never match it. The sun fades it so even if you have saved some from the original install, it will not match. The other thing I dislike about vinyl is the "chimney,effect" in case of fire. Not as bad as with aluminum siding but still a factor. The fire burns the dry rotted wood like kindling and races up the side of the house sometimes blocking escape through windows. If you can possibly afford to replace your original shakes with shingles or clapboard the value or your home should INCREASE! Go with wood! This is New England after all........... more
You should ask a local realtor for help. You need to compile some current sales in your area that are similar to your home in amenities and size, a realtor has access to that information and can print you out some comparable, "sold" listings. Good Luck!... more
That is a somewhat common occurance from what I've been hearing. Alot would be determined by the contract language. You should always consult an attorney when going through these types of deals to protect your interet. The short sale negotiator may have one working for them and you might also hire them but if your interests differ from the negotiators in any way (like the situation you describe) then having your own personal attorney to protect your interests is important.
You'll need to have an attorney review the facts & documents you have and tell you what if any remedies may or may not be available to you.