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Beth Sager, Real Estate Pro in 02420
Beth Sager answered:
I am considering selling my home in Lexington. a private appraiser value came in @ 540.000 am I better with a realtor a company that buys homes
Market style bidding is the only way to get the best price for your home. Everyone else is cutting a deal! Ask three realtors for CMA's as a start. I can help, live and work in Lexingto ... more
0 votes Share Flag Sat Feb 28, 2015 Home Buying in Lexington
jafvalue, Real Estate Pro in Blakeslee, PA
jafvalue answered:
What can be done about an incorrect appraisal? FHA regulations won't allow financing based on the results from the appraiser.
The answer from an appraiser. Highest and best use comes into question. Hypothetical reasoning can conflict with actual use. Not known is whether there is interior access. If not the co ... more
0 votes Share Flag Mon Nov 10, 2014 Home Buying in 02421
HoTa, Both Buyer and Seller in Lexington, MA
HoTa answered:
What is the fundamental difference between Lexington and Wellesley areas? They read quite similar to me but the medium home price is quite different?
The fundamental difference which I believe drives a lot of the pricing disparities between these two towns is the access to public transportation into the city of Boston.

Wellesley h ... more
0 votes Share Flag Thu Oct 16, 2014 Home Buying in Lexington
markstephen7…, Home Buyer in Lincoln, MA
markstephen713 answered:
Are owners allowed to lease their property at Muzzey High condominiums? In other words can a condo be bought as an investment property?
I actually lived in Muzzy for over a decade. It was a very special place to live for me. As a original resident of Lexington I attended "MUZZY JUNIOR HIGH". The condo I purchased was th ... more
1 vote Share Flag Fri Sep 5, 2014 Home Buying in Lexington
Christine M.…, Real Estate Pro in Wilbraham, MA
Christine M. Moran answered:
How is the market and appreciation for the house range of 1.5 mil to 2.5 mil in Lexington between 2008 and now?
You can always look on Zillow at the price graphs they have. It won't be accurate but it will show you the median and the mean
0 votes Share Flag Sun May 18, 2014 Home Buying in Lexington
Manish Patwa…, Real Estate Pro in Boston, MA
Manish Patwari answered:
I am looking into a house in Lexington next to the highway. How does this proximity impact livability and value of the property?
In Lexington, you have 95/128 on one side and Route 2 on another.
You have more than million dollar homes next to highway. Of course, values are impacted, otherwise, they would have b ... more
0 votes Share Flag Thu Nov 14, 2013 Home Buying in Lexington
Manish Patwa…, Real Estate Pro in Boston, MA
Manish Patwari answered:
If I buy an old house, how can I rebuild it into a totally new house?
Check what I did to my house on You tube and decide for yourself. I hope this helps. Do look into Zoning laws of your community/town. I hope this helps and motivates.

http://www.yout ... more
0 votes Share Flag Thu Nov 14, 2013 Home Buying in Lexington
Anthony Piem…, Real Estate Pro in West Roxbury, Boston,...
Anthony Piemonte answered:
Is it reasonable for the seller to change the closing date after the agreement is signed and before the P&S?
As long as you all agree I do not think it would be a problem. I would suggest talking to your real estate attorney too.
0 votes Share Flag Sat Sep 21, 2013 Home Buying in Lexington
Territory.com, Real Estate Pro in Massachusetts
Territory.com answered:
Ready to begin home buying experience. Who do I need to speak with first?
First, outline your timing and your wish list (including style of property, area/location, etc). Once you have a general sense of your needs then contract an exclusive buyer's broker. B ... more
0 votes Share Flag Fri Jul 26, 2013 Home Buying in Lexington
Greer, Real Estate Pro in Newton, MA
Greer answered:
How can I tranfer property from my blood relative like Brother?
The specific laws do differ a bit from state to state. I don't know if Washington state has them, but in Massachusetts, we have real estate attorneys who will work for a fixed fee. A ... more
1 vote Share Flag Tue Jul 23, 2013 Home Buying in 02421
Louis Wolfson, Real Estate Pro in 02030
Louis Wolfson answered:
Trying to decide between moving to Lexington or Needham - any suggestions? Is there a major difference in terms of commuting to Boston/Cambridge?
nyc to boston,

Id love the opportunity to show you both, I live in Needham and develop here as well. I just sold a great valued home in Lexington that the owner is tearing down for ... more
0 votes Share Flag Mon Jul 16, 2012 Home Buying in Lexington
Eric Erickson, Real Estate Pro in Boston, MA
Eric Erickson answered:
How can I prove dissolution of a sole proprietorship to an underwriter?
This would be the lender' call. You don't own the business but you took expenses against this part time job. I would think if you can prove the dissolution of your relationship with ... more
0 votes Share Flag Tue Apr 3, 2012 Home Buying in 02421
Nancy M. Sul…, Real Estate Pro in Lexington, MA
Nancy M. Sullivan answered:
Thinking about moving to Lexington, MA but would like to know more about the community, housing market (sustainability of prices, etc), and the
Hi Jamesbond,

They are all fantastic communities but I my bias to Lexington can't be hidden. To your question about investement worth - Weston, Wellesley and Winchester are com ... more
0 votes Share Flag Mon Nov 15, 2010 Home Buying in Lexington
Voices Member,  in
Voices Member answered:
What are our options for entering into a legal contract to purchase a home for sale by owner?
Hi Susan!

Deb has good advice - have an attorney look over your contract to make certain that your interests are well represented and not just those of the seller. Lenders closing a ... more
0 votes Share Flag Tue Nov 9, 2010 Home Buying in Lexington
Lilly Dl, Real Estate Pro in Arlington, MA
Lilly Dl answered:
Sold our house last year in Lexington and wanting to get a bigger house, after looking for over a year it appears it's impossible to find a
Hi,
There are many towns with good school systems very comparable to Lexington. I'm not sure about Andover - never heard that their schools that great before reading this topic. Y ... more
0 votes Share Flag Mon Feb 15, 2010 Home Buying in Lexington
Territory.com, Real Estate Pro in Massachusetts
Territory.com answered:
I need a listing of Lexington houses in foreclosure. Can I get a list online?
Here you go, there are only 4:
http://www.bostontre.com/results.aspx?p=1&custom=1223&featureor=BO%2CSS&utm_campaign=TRULIAVOICES&utm_medium=referral
0 votes Share Flag Mon Nov 2, 2009 Home Buying in Lexington
Abner, Home Buyer in Concord, MA
Abner answered:
I'm interested in buying a house in Lexington that has been on the market for over 100 days. How much should?
Actually, it's fairly simple. If the house is listed above $550/$600k that means most people who are looking at buying it have to qualify for a jumbo loan (harder to get, require larger ... more
0 votes Share Flag Fri Aug 7, 2009 Home Buying in Lexington
Brittany Sim…, Real Estate Pro in Columbus, OH
Brittany Simonelli answered:
We have lived in the same house for over 4 years and we were under a land contract, August of 08 we bought
Mary:

This link should answer your questions:

http://www.federalhousingtaxcredit.com/
0 votes Share Flag Thu Jan 22, 2009 Home Buying in Lexington
Straight Up…, Other/Just Looking in Lexington, MA
Straight Up Shrink answered:
I want a 3BR home within 30 min of Lexington MA,great schools,and a price of $280K or less. Town suggestions?
You are on crack if you think you can get a house for this price in Lexington orther than a crap condo. Good luck. Your kids will feel like the poorest kids in town and will suffer fo ... more
0 votes Share Flag Wed Nov 19, 2008 Home Buying in Lexington
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