I have been in this neighborhood 20+ years.
I have seen this property - about a year ago. It has been on and off the market for almost two years. It is in need of repair but it also has a very unusual layout. It looks as though it may have been a rental at one time.
With regard to the wetland issue that would have to be investigated at the town conservation department. You should have a buyer broker assist you with your home purchase and they will be able to research details like this for you.
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Best of luck to you.
As for mosquitos, they bread in wetland areas, but most of this part of metrowest has some wetlands near homes. If this home is very attractive to your family you should pursue it and get the answers from appropriate places i.e. seller, board of health, home inspector etc.
Good luck, let us know how you make out.
Second is the property condition.
Why not make arraingements to go and see for yourself.
Use a buyer's agent to represent you. There is NO charge to you and you can have the experience of an agent who has worked short sales and understands the process.
As for the UA, you have no idea why the deal fell apart. It could have been property condition or financial.
Make an informed decision. Get the facts.
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here are all the details:
I suggest you find another property in Ashland to consider: