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Sam B, Other/Just Looking in Raleigh, NC
Sam B answered:
if i buy a home with asbestos siding is it dangerous? a lot of homes ive looked at have asbestos siding in our price range.
When we install vinyl, we never remove asbestos - put backer insulation and then nail on vinyl. You can paint asbestos, but then what do you do with old peeling /chipping paint?

Bas ... more
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Michael Savas…, Real Estate Pro in Belmont, MA
Michael Savas 617.548.7124 answered:
Little confused about homes near Saint Patricks Cemetery? when i will sell?
Hi Ninad, I would be happy to help answer any questions that you might have about homes near St patricks Cemetery. You might be interested to know that there have been a number of rece ... more
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mags0602, Home Buyer in Lawrence, MA
mags0602 asked:
I currently have a mortgage on a Dupplex. I live one side and rent the other. Should I sell the dupplex then buy the single-family? My family have outgrown the side we live in. We are thinking on buying a single-family home and keep the dupplex as a rental, which it will pay its own mortgage.
0 votes Share Flag Yesterday at 12:05pm Home Buying in Lawrence
Scott Godzyk, Real Estate Pro in Manchester, NH
Scott Godzyk answered:
How much more should a buyer be willing to pay for a panoramic view of the sun setting from their new home?
The bank simply will not lend for over priced homes these days. A realistic value needs to be placed that is based on similar sales with similar views unless the buyer has cash and wan ... more
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Christine Mo…, Real Estate Pro in Wilbraham, MA
Christine Moran Realtor/Notary answered:
who is the current owner of 236 state st Bonsvill Massachusetts?
You can go to the hampden county registry of deeds and look up ownership by parcel
0 votes Share Flag Mon Jul 21, 2014 Home Buying in Palmer
Christine Mo…, Real Estate Pro in Wilbraham, MA
Christine Moran Realtor/Notary answered:
My weekly salary is $800.00 and my score is 649
If you are looking to buy a home I have a mortgage person to refer you to.
You should visit your local bank and sit down with someone
0 votes Share Flag Wed Jul 16, 2014 Home Buying in 01040
Steve Quinta…, Real Estate Pro in Albuquerque, NM
Steve Quintana answered:
We were foreclosed on in March and hear (have not confirmed) that the house has been sold by the bank to a new owner. What can we expect?
The best way to answer this question if for you to look at the latest court filings. This will tell you whether the court entered a deficiency judgment, i.e. a money judgment against y ... more
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Thomas Moser, Real Estate Pro in East Northport, NY
Thomas Moser answered:
Would you buy a home that doesn't have central air conditioning if it offered every other amenity you wanted?
I imagine he got his answer as the question is over a year old.
0 votes Share Flag Wed Jul 16, 2014 Home Buying in Franklin
garypuntman, Other/Just Looking in Los Angeles, CA
garypuntman answered:
anyone could refer me a good plumbing/contractor for sewer tie in for a home in Bedford MA? Thanks!!
I don't know of any plumbers in that area. I am currently looking for one though. Were you able to find someone you like? I want to make sure I get someone who will do a good job and ... more
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garypuntman, Other/Just Looking in Los Angeles, CA
garypuntman answered:
cost of home insurance
I want to know what the cost of home insurance usually is. I am shopping for it right now. I want to make sure I don't overpay for it.
Gary Puntman | http://www.southernfamilyinsuran ... more
0 votes Share Flag Tue Jul 15, 2014 Home Buying in Westford
asmith6510, Home Owner in Quincy, MA
asmith6510 answered:
Excelsior Quincy HighPoint - CityView
I THINK IT'S GREAT. OCEAN VIEWS ON FRONT SIDE, CLOSE TO BOSTON COMMUTE AND SOUTH SHORE PLAZA ALONG WITH SOME GREAT RESTAURANTS AND GOLF COURSE, I.E.
GRANITE LINKS AND MARINA BAY.

PR ... more
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HelpUBuy Ame…, Real Estate Pro in Frisco, TX
HelpUBuy America answered:
Should we pay for an appraisal before we put in a bid?17620
Agree with Tim. After your bid or offer is accepted, get an inspection. When you find the house to be in acceptable condition, tell your lender it's okay to order the appraisal.

Don ... more
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amelia.gilli…, Other/Just Looking in Tulsa, OK
amelia.gillian11 answered:
Is a retaining wall crack considered a structural issue for USDA loans? Should I even bother moving ahead and wasting my appraisal money?
I'm sorry to hear about the crack in your retaining wall. It's surprising how much goes into selling a house. My husband and I installed a retaining wall around the flowerbeds at the ed ... more
0 votes Share Flag Mon Jul 14, 2014 Home Buying in 01440
wilkyswater, Home Buyer in Leavenworth, WA
wilkyswater answered:
do I have to be prequalified to buy a house on contingency?
Do I need to be pre-approved to do a contingency offer IF it is not necessary for me to finance after my home sells? That is we're downsizing...Selling our home for 850 in an upscale ne ... more
0 votes Share Flag Sun Jul 13, 2014 Home Buying in Hopkinton
Jordan Staig…, Real Estate Pro in Newton, MA
Jordan Staiger answered:
When pricing a condo, what value does access to a yard give to the property?
Having a yard does not directly correlate to a higher price per square foot because it is not included in the total square footage of the property. Having a private yard can increase t ... more
0 votes Share Flag Sun Jul 13, 2014 Home Buying in Belmont
Anthony Piem…, Real Estate Pro in West Roxbury, Boston,...
Anthony Piemonte answered:
How to find condo by laws?
Are you in the process of buying a condo? If so have your buyers agent ask the listing agent for the Condo By laws, this should be relatively easy for the listing agent to get for you.
0 votes Share Flag Sun Jul 13, 2014 Home Buying in 01841
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