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Curtis Key, Real Estate Pro in 02116
Curtis Key answered:
I have a two bedroom, 2.5 bathroom condo in Orchid Hill in Charlestown and would like to sell.
There are definitely a lot of variables in your situation and never any guarantees with real estate. I can say however, that I have done quite a bit of business in Charlestown over the ... more
0 votes Share Flag Wed Jan 7, 2015 Home Selling in 02129
Annette Lawr…, Real Estate Pro in Palm Harbor, FL
Annette Lawrence answered:
The bank foreclosed & is having an Auction? No lease just a hand shake w/witnesses. Utilities R in your name & U pay HOA. Do I have any rights?
What is your intention?
Do you have expectation of staying there forever?
Are you about to reward a good deed by victimizing the one who allowed you to stay?

You know it's a forecl ... more
0 votes Share Flag Wed Jul 9, 2014 Market Conditions in 02129
Heath Coker, Real Estate Pro in Falmouth, MA
Heath Coker answered:
How much of an advance notice do you have to give the current renter before putting a condo up for sale in Chicago,IL?
The lease should answer that .
You can always sell it with the tenant in it.
Ask your lawyer.

(Please note: when you choose an answer as a Best Answer, or at least give a thumbs ... more
0 votes Share Flag Tue Jan 29, 2013 Home Selling in 02129
Irina Karan, Real Estate Pro in 33131
Irina Karan answered:
My husband and I are self employed. How much gross income do we need to qualify for a mortgage if we have a co-signer?
The banks look at net income, not gross, for self employed people.
They take an average of 2 years.
If the 2nd year is lower in income, then they will take the lower number (conservat ... more
0 votes Share Flag Sat Sep 15, 2012 Home Buying in 02129
Irina Karan, Real Estate Pro in 33131
Irina Karan answered:
We are trying to decide if a Master Bathroom makeover should include a tub and shower (separate) or a huge double shower with no tub, does it matter.
If you have a 2 br - then one bedroom should have a tub - f.e. for the kids.
If the bathroom is nice - and there is tub in a 2nd bedroom - a double shower is fine.
For a 1br I'd do bo ... more
0 votes Share Flag Sat Sep 15, 2012 Home Buying in 02129
Peter J. Mla…, Real Estate Pro in 33131
Peter J. Mlaguzi Iii answered:
How do I find a good local exclusive buyers agent? I am looking to buy a condo in the Charlestown/Somerville area.
Hi Mel,

How are you? Although I serve both communities. The best method to find a buyers agent is to interview afew and see whom you most connect with. First review the their resume, ... more
0 votes Share Flag Mon Sep 10, 2012 Home Buying in 02129
Michael A Pa…, Real Estate Pro in Brookline, MA
Michael A Pallares answered:
Is it possible to buy a home in Boston with 5% down and avoid pmi? FICO is 788.... Income 135k... I really want the deduction and don't want pmi.
Hi There,

As you can see from my colleagues' answers you do have options to purchase a home with 5% down (or even less if you can get FHA loan approval). And I agree with them t ... more
0 votes Share Flag Fri Nov 4, 2011 Home Buying in 02129
Joe Arnao, Real Estate Pro in Sandwich, MA
Joe Arnao answered:
I have a 12 month agreement for a house in Ga and the owner is attempting to sell the house while Im in it. He gave me 60 days to move what do I do?
As mentioned, it should be stated in your agreement. If you want assistance your Town, City or State may have an agency that can help you understand your rights. Each jurisdiction has d ... more
1 vote Share Flag Sat Nov 27, 2010 Market Conditions in 02129
Bill Patters…, Real Estate Pro in Boston, MA
Bill Patterson answered:
Trying to sell condo while tenants still live there
Hey Brian,
Tenants do negatively impact the price, there is just no getting around it. It happens in 2 ways:
1) Quality - In most cases, a property with tenants is not shown in its b ... more
0 votes Share Flag Fri Feb 26, 2010 Market Conditions in 02129
greg,  in Boston, MA
greg answered:
Mortgage Pre-Approval and making an offer?
Six one, half dozen the other... I deal with this question often in buyer representation. There are obvious pros and cons for wanting to withhold the maximum loan potential of a prospec ... more
1 vote Share Flag Tue Feb 16, 2010 Financing in 02129
greg,  in Boston, MA
greg answered:
Selling condo to tenants
Selling your home to the tenants sounds like a good idea and may appear to give you the greatest net with respect to a sale; however I would caution you in a couple of areas: first of a ... more
1 vote Share Flag Tue Feb 16, 2010 Home Selling in 02129
Dan Chase, Home Buyer in Texas City, TX
Dan Chase answered:
New homebuyer credit
Brian, if your fiancee can afford the mortgage by herself why should your name be put on the deed? If she can not be put on the mortgage by herself I doubt it would work anyway.
0 votes Share Flag Tue Nov 10, 2009 Financing in 02129
William Brok…, Real Estate Pro in 02130
William Brokhof answered:
how do I get a list of comparisons for my 2bd 2ba condo?

What you require is called a Comparative Market Analysis within the industry. It is comprised of data based on properties within a geographic radius of your property. A good ag ... more
0 votes Share Flag Wed Jan 28, 2009 Market Conditions in 02129
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