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Vivianmukai, Other/Just Looking in New York, NY
Vivianmukai answered:
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Are you making an attempt for the fastest method to lose athletic greens? Are you having a massive party during a very few weeks time and are looking to urge into skinny garments that m ... more
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Jared Swanson, Real Estate Pro in Beverly, MA
Jared Swanson answered:
value of home 22 Taft St, Dorchester,MA
That's a multifamily unit. You would be buying the entire building.

The value can vary a lot depending on the condition and income each unit brings in. That unit last sold in October ... more
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Jared Swanson, Real Estate Pro in Beverly, MA
Jared Swanson answered:
How can I find a lender that accepts me having 2 part time jobs with less than a 2 year work history?
Sounds like your situation is very complicated. Best to talk directly with a loan officer.

They can tell you whether or not you will qualify. If you don't right now, they will let y ... more
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Stuc3386, Home Buyer in Hyde Park, MA
Stuc3386 answered:
Accuracy of article citing Trulia as supplying average cost per square foot
I found these values on Trulia - at the top, you can select "More" then go to "Trulia Maps". From there, select the city and select the "Affordability" metric.

As it turns out, the a ... more
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Dan Tabit, Real Estate Pro in Issaquah, WA
Dan Tabit answered:
HELP! Difficult broker/flipper/seller. Please read! Need advice on rejected offer.
Aeh3,
If it's truly under market value, why offer even less? It could be you're response is "no" through ignoring it. Offer what makes sense and reflects your interest in the proper ... more
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Aeh3, Home Buyer in Boston, MA
Aeh3 answered:
Can an HOA require a background check on a buyer of a property?
Sure, of course. You don't have to agree to it and they don't have to agree to the sale.
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Tony Grech, Real Estate Pro in Southfield, MI
Tony Grech answered:
I am looking at $700K for non conforming jumbo loan with 20% down. My credit score is 590. Does anyone know who I can contact? Thank you.
With a 590 all the big name banks are going to be off the table. But I have some lending resources that do offer loans down to a 590. The rate is probably going to be ugly, but it's wor ... more
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memeo, Home Buyer in Boston, MA
memeo asked:
If property was removed without notice to the owner of the property who is responsible I was giving permission from my grandmother who past away to park my care in her driveway. A family member recently sold the house and my car was removed by the new owner who wont tell…
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Doug McNeilly, Real Estate Pro in Wayland, MA
Doug McNeilly answered:
Relocating to the Boston area soon, need some help.
I lived in St. Pete from 1990 to 1997 so I have done the warm to cold move myself. For Train access you want to be a line that goes into South Station - Wellesley would meet that crite ... more
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Kathy Schell…, Real Estate Pro in Plymouth, MA
Kathy Schelleng answered:
Does a realtor have to disclose important info from home inspections done by previous buyers to current buyers?
There is no caveat emptor (let the buyer beware) in Real Estate. You disclose what you know and sleep well at night!
0 votes Share Flag Tue Oct 13, 2015 Home Buying in 02122
Doug McNeilly, Real Estate Pro in Wayland, MA
Doug McNeilly answered:
I am looking to buy an Apartment in the Back Bay/Beacon Hill area. I was wondering if this is a good time to buy an apartment.
It really depends on several variables - but predicting 5 to 7 years out is hard . That said, the general rule is that you need to be in a property at least three years in a normal ma ... more
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RBman, Home Buyer in New York, NY
RBman answered:
How often do sellers give cash back at closing? if so, what is a resonable 'ask' (as a % of sold price)
Haven't heard of it from sellers direct, but it's possible when it's a by agent listing as most are. We used http://www.hauseit.com/home-buyer-cash-back/ .. the guys assigned us a top ... more
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Taycollins42, Home Buyer in Opelika, AL
Taycollins42 answered:
Co-own a two family house? Turn it into a condo?
It seems like you have thought about a lot of the things you would need. I would suggest that you focus on the search to ensure you're getting all of the help you need from the best ava ... more
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Sara, Home Buyer in Woburn, MA
Sara asked:
For a VA loan does Townhome = Condo? We're approved for a VA loan and are trying to purchase a tow home. From my understanding townhomes (attached, in a complex) fall under the same requirements as condos, in that, they have…
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Michelle Gil…, Real Estate Pro in Braintree, MA
Michelle Gildea answered:
Where is the best neighborhood to invest in for a multi-family house.?
Downtown Boston's infrastructure, population are prices are growing rapidly. When people work downtown or are at one of the many universities but cannot afford to live in the heart of t ... more
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reachshenoys, Home Buyer in Attleboro, MA
reachshenoys asked:
What is the current turn around time for usda Massachusetts? What is the current turn around time for a guaranteed usda loan in Massachusetts?
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