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Annette  Law…, Real Estate Pro in Palm Harbor, FL
Annette Lawrence answered:
Is it legal for the listing agent to represent the seller and the buyer in a short sale?
What is PERMITTED is dictated by the bank.
Some banks (Nationstar) say all agents must be non associated, not even in the same office.
Then when they get a buyer and the price is agre ... more
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Murphy Team, Real Estate Pro in Portland, ME
Murphy Team answered:
Can a title company who is closing the transaction title the home in a different name than appears on the offer to purchase in a short sale ?
This is really a question for the lender. Often a lender will insist that all documents display the same name. Mentioning Equator indicates this may be a short sale and those lenders ty ... more
0 votes Share Flag Sat Apr 26, 2014 Home Buying in 02021
Murphy Team, Real Estate Pro in Portland, ME
Murphy Team answered:
Who can I file a complaint with for a listing agent in south florida who falsified the sold cost in MLS?
Well, quite a story with many nuances. In making offers it is really a guessing came as to what to offer and whom to trust. Your accusations are difficult to substantiate but "sometimes ... more
0 votes Share Flag Sat Apr 26, 2014 Home Buying in 02021
Heath Coker, Real Estate Pro in Falmouth, MA
Heath Coker answered:
How do I find a home with inlaw apartments detached near my current home Quincy, MA ??
Hi Patricia

There are ways that a good local pro can find these easily.
I would contact a local real estate professional to help with this answer and to save time and money.
(I'm ... more
0 votes Share Flag Fri Nov 22, 2013 Home Buying in Canton
Louis  Wolfs…, Real Estate Pro in Needham, MA
Louis Wolfson answered:
When the selling agent is also the home owner does that somehow remove or lessen their requirement to disclose facts , e.g. Set-backs, easements, etc
set backs, easements and deed restrictions are public record. You, your buyer agent and your attorney should have an understanding of your plans for the property you are purchasing and ... more
1 vote Share Flag Wed Oct 9, 2013 Home Buying in Canton
Linda Dillon, Real Estate Pro in Sharon, MA
Linda Dillon answered:
We had a contract signed by the seller in a short sale. We bid 80,000.00 over asking price on a distressed property in zip code 34285.
I would need more information to give you a good answer. I would need to know the MLS number so I could look into the matter. If you think you suffered damages because the agent acted ... more
2 votes Share Flag Sun Sep 15, 2013 Home Buying in 02021
Mikel DeFran…, Real Estate Pro in Canton, MA
Mikel DeFrancesco answered:
Any opinons in regards to Pine Street Condos in Canton?
Hi Jessica

The units are very conveniently located and the prices are still very affordable for 2 bedroom units ( they have gone for $135K - $168K in the recent sales. Our office is ... more
0 votes Share Flag Sun Sep 15, 2013 Home Buying in 02021
Tanya L. Ess…, Real Estate Pro in Powder Springs, GA
Tanya L. Ess-Young answered:
How do I go about renting and or listing a room for rent in my home?
Start with for rent signs in front of your home and on the corners off main roads near your home. If after 3 months you are still looking, try craigslist or a room for rent website. Man ... more
1 vote Share Flag Mon Jul 15, 2013 Home Buying in Canton
Heath Coker, Real Estate Pro in Falmouth, MA
Heath Coker answered:
who do I complain to regarding an unethical real estate agent in washington state?
I would look up the licensing board in that state.


(Please note: when you choose an answer as a Best Answer, or at least give a thumbs up, it helps those who answer questions here. ... more
0 votes Share Flag Mon Jul 15, 2013 Home Buying in Canton
Christine M.…, Real Estate Pro in Wilbraham, MA
Christine M. Moran answered:
I need to know what recourse i have for an Agent who misrepresented the annual taxes on a home by $1500.00.
If you can't afford it and your financing falls through if you have a mortgage cont. you should be able to get your deposit back.
0 votes Share Flag Tue Jul 9, 2013 Home Buying in 02021
Justin & She…, Both Buyer and Seller in Osterville, MA
Justin & Sheila Neil answered:
We have a client looking for a fixer upper in the Centerville area upto $180K? Any possibilities?
My neighbor wants to sell his house. And, is not looking for a lot. I can send you the info.
0 votes Share Flag Sun Jun 9, 2013 Home Buying in 02021
Linda Dillon, Real Estate Pro in Sharon, MA
Linda Dillon answered:
how do i lodge a complaint against a unethical real estate agent?
It is the same old story!! Get it in writing. Unfortunately, the seller's agent is required to get them the best price for their property. Your agent is responsible for getting you th ... more
0 votes Share Flag Sat May 25, 2013 Home Buying in 02021
Christopher…, Real Estate Pro in Westchester, NY
Christopher Pagli - ABR, GREEN answered:
Is Turtle Brook Village Condo in Canon a safe neighborhood ?
Hi, You can visit www.SpotCrime.com and www.CrimeReports.com for specific street or area crime stats.

Chris
0 votes Share Flag Mon Dec 10, 2012 Home Buying in Canton
Laura O'Brien,  in Massachusetts
Laura O'Brien answered:
what do i do when a title company is delaying the closing date on a foreclosed property, over 2 weeks?
Joanne- The title search is completed by your lenders attorney's office not the seller. Typically they have a title examiner at the Registry of Deeds and can complete a title search in ... more
0 votes Share Flag Wed Jun 20, 2012 Home Buying in 02021
Christine Sm…, Real Estate Pro in Canton, MA
Christine Smith answered:
I would like to know if townhouses on Turtle Brook are a good investment?
Louis is right. If you are looking for a place to live, prices are low, rates are low and assuming you can afford the payment, these condos are a nice place to live in a very nice town ... more
0 votes Share Flag Wed May 11, 2011 Home Buying in Canton
Irena,  in Newton, MA
Irena answered:
I would like to know if the condos on Pine Street are a good investment? It seems as though the units available have been on the market a while.
Do agree with Andrew.
In addition you need to consider the condo fees and any assessments that could be looming (it is built in 1983), ask for the financials upfront and make sure the ... more
0 votes Share Flag Mon Aug 23, 2010 Home Buying in Canton
Ken Lambert,  in Exeter, NH
Ken Lambert answered:
I need to find a first time homebuyers class in Canton, Ma 02021
Hello Samantha- Is your lender requiring this (I assume)?
You need to make sure you go to one that will comply with that program or lender. Is it MassHousing? FHA/HUD? Other progra ... more
0 votes Share Flag Mon Jul 20, 2009 Home Buying in Canton
Stephanie St…,  in Hiram, GA
Stephanie Still answered:
would like to relocate to Georgia?
Karlene, To answer your question I would suggest that you get pre-qualified for a mortgage. This would answer your question about living on your savings until you find a job and it woul ... more
0 votes Share Flag Fri Sep 19, 2008 Home Buying in Canton
The Moores',  in Templeton, MA
The Moores' answered:
delaying closing
Dear Joanne,

This happened to a client of mine and after 4 months my buyer walked. However, the bank/seller had to relist and to an additional loss of $15,000. on top of a several h ... more
0 votes Share Flag Wed Aug 27, 2008 Home Buying in 02021
Leslie Ingram,  in Quincy, MA
Leslie Ingram answered:
I have been looking for a condo for sometime now and recently found a great condo in Canton. The only
Given the limited information, I'll try to answer your question. The FHA needs to approve the complex. They have particular guidelines, most important being how many units one party ... more
0 votes Share Flag Sun Aug 3, 2008 Home Buying in Canton
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