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bob.trulia, Home Owner in Northborough, MA
bob.trulia asked:
Check your estimates The Trulia estimates for my neighborhood are $300,000 lower (yes, that many zeros!) than every other website that does this. The house across the street recently sold for $600K, but Trullia's…
0 votes Share Flag Yesterday at 6:58am In My Neighborhood in 01532
Diane Christ…, Real Estate Pro in Sarasota, FL
Diane Christner answered:
Can I list my personal home for sale on trulia?
Trulia does not support FSBO (for sale by owner) listings, there are sites that are strictly for FSBO listings, some charge a fee and others do not.
0 votes Share Flag Sun May 24, 2015 Home Selling in 01519
Keith Pentz, Real Estate Pro in Shrewsbury, MA
Keith Pentz answered:
My parents are losing the house and we have to be out by June 26. How likely if any do I have a chance on buying a house that's pretty cheap?
Hi. I'm sorry to hear about your parents' home. Have they talked to an attorney and a consumer advocate? Neither will charge them any thing out of pocket and we may be able to have the ... more
0 votes Share Flag Sat May 23, 2015 Home Buying in 01581
Gaylepat, Home Buyer in Dallas, TX
Gaylepat answered:
Qualifying for an FHA loan, while holding a convential loan on a rental unit.
FHA guidelines will allow you to use an FHA loan for a second home as long as it is your primary residence. So in other words, you can definitely get an FHA loan even though it is your ... more
0 votes Share Flag Fri May 22, 2015 Financing in Swampscott
Clarabellae, Home Buyer in South Miami, FL
Clarabellae answered:
Could someone explain how the interest rates on a 203k loan are decided? Does the broker determine them based on credit score and other factors?
FHA 203k rates are slightly higher than current market rates. Either the full or streamline 203k offer an adjustable or fixed rate loan. 203k's may have a little more risk. Just looking ... more
0 votes Share Flag Thu May 21, 2015 Home Buying in Boston
Zeolilly, Home Buyer in Fort Worth, TX
Zeolilly answered:
On a 203k loan, do you have to use a contractor do the work?
A HUD 203k consultant will also be helpful in the bidding and project management process that involves your 203k contractor. HUD has a detailed list of standards that a 203(k) contracto ... more
1 vote Share Flag Wed May 20, 2015 Financing in Boston
Bob Oatmeyer, Home Buyer in American Fork, UT
Bob Oatmeyer answered:
How confident are we about mold remediation?
Mold remediation is something that I would make sure to have done if I suspected mold contamination in my own house. For the most part I am pretty confident with the procedure. If I had ... more
0 votes Share Flag Wed May 20, 2015 Home Buying in Boston
Neil Radford, Real Estate Pro in 02655
Neil Radford answered:
How are people adjusting to the train noise in Bella Woods?
I cant speak to Bella Woods. But every person I have talked to from Newton to Natick and even West Barnstable don't even notice it after living there for a while
0 votes Share Flag Wed May 20, 2015 Home Buying in 01876
Debra (Debbi…, Real Estate Pro in Livingston, NJ
Debra (Debbie) Rose answered:
How can I add or update photo's of my house, which has just been painted and improved?
Only agents can edit listings and/or add photos
0 votes Share Flag Tue May 19, 2015 How To... in 02189
Josh Barnett, Real Estate Pro in Oklahoma City, OK
Josh Barnett answered:
Is there any way to alter an agent review? I mistakenly gave a one star rating instead of a 5. Please Help! I feel terrible! may have some tips that can update this.
0 votes Share Flag Tue May 19, 2015 Using Trulia in 02668
Yvonne McNam…, Real Estate Pro in 02048
Yvonne McNamara answered:
I'm on a 6-month assignment in the Mansfield area, starting June 1. I'm looking for an apartment/room to rent during my stay.
Hi there. Have you found a rental yet? There are currently 6 rentals within a 5 mile radius of Mansfield. They range from $900 to $2500 per month. There are also some local rental co ... more
0 votes Share Flag Mon May 18, 2015 Rentals in Mansfield
Christine M.…, Real Estate Pro in Wilbraham, MA
Christine M. Moran answered:
move to new apartment before selling current home?
Instead of showings you could just do open houses where you can be present.
0 votes Share Flag Mon May 18, 2015 Home Selling in 01089
SanjeevJha, Real Estate Pro in 02494
SanjeevJha answered:
How many properties for sale are available in Needham Massachusetts today?
Under $500,000 in Needham will really be tough. There are none currently.
Needham is a highly desirable town and if rightly priced, the house mostly sells within a month.

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0 votes Share Flag Mon May 18, 2015 In My Neighborhood in Needham
Cassandra Sm…, Real Estate Pro in Boston, MA
Cassandra Smith answered:
How does renting an apartment with a real estate agent work in Boston?
Hi Martin, You should expect to pay an agent's fee equal to one month's rent in Boston and the surrounding communities. Depending on the areas you are considering living in, you could f ... more
0 votes Share Flag Sun May 17, 2015 Rental Basics in Boston
All Star Home…, Real Estate Pro in Fort Lauderdale, FL
All Star Home Inspector answered:
Can anyone recommend a home inspector?
Boston is one of the most beautiful cities in the country but what we have found is the old homes built in cities like Boston and those up and down the New England coast is that they us ... more
0 votes Share Flag Sun May 17, 2015 Home Buying in Boston
Amanda Graham, Real Estate Pro in 01581
Amanda Graham answered:
Westboro's residential property tax rate is one of the highest in MA. Why???
The community benefits from the taxes being reinvested back into it - Westborough has some of the top schools in the state as well as great local amenities and public services.
0 votes Share Flag Sun May 17, 2015 Home Buying in 01581
Christopher…, Real Estate Pro in 10591
Christopher Pagli - ABR, GREEN answered:
I have a neighbor who came over and verbally attacked a potential buyer of my home because of a shared driveway. what can i do?
Shared driveways are tricky. Maybe you can look into creating a new drive way on the property? make sure your agent tells all potential buyers about this prior to them seeing the home ... more
0 votes Share Flag Sat May 16, 2015 Home Selling in Massachusetts
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