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Catherine Co…, Real Estate Pro in Pepperell, MA
Are You a Home Buyer and Unfamiliar with Septic Systems? Sometimes when showing buyers property serviced by an on-site septic system, they are unfamiliar with what a septic system is and how it works. … Read more
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Craig Chemaly, Real Estate Pro in 01741
Craig Chemaly answered:
title search and insurance
The entire reason to have title insurance is for when things like this pop up. The seller's title insurance should absolutely take care of this (and it sounds like they are willing to ... more
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Craig Chemaly, Real Estate Pro in 01741
Craig Chemaly answered:
Which agent to use?
As nearly everyone here has said...its always better to have someone specifically representing YOU. And as a buyer, your agent is absolutely free to you most of the time.
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David Hayes, Real Estate Pro in Winchester, MA
David Hayes answered:
Can anyone recommend a reputable company to buy a home warranty for a home we are selling?
Hi Jess. I'm sure your home is long Sold by now, but for those that may have a similar question as Jess, if your'e home is in the Boston area as Jess was, and you had a Coldwell Banker ... more
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Evan Russell, Real Estate Pro in 01801
Mr. Buyer: “I want to purchase the home that is $20,000 cheaper than that other home! Sure, I’ll have to replace the carpets and the windows need updating, and of course, the kitchen needs a bit of… Read more
Blogged Wed Jul 9, 2014 by Evan Russell Home Buying Financing Home Ownership
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Craig Chemaly, Real Estate Pro in 01741
This post will probably anger some real estate agents, and for that I apologize.  But customer service, in real estate and every other business, is paramount. I hope this article will help those looking… Read more
Blogged Wed Jul 9, 2014 by Craig Chemaly Home Buying Home Selling
Everett Palo…, Real Estate Pro in Boston, MA
Everett Palozej answered:
Looking for a 2 bdrm for my husband,1 year old and myself.We are working, very clean,landlord referance.Looking to stay in the Malden area.
Gliminel,

Just seeing if you still needed any help finding a new home under your specifications! If so, feel free to contact me at everett.palozej@raveis.com or (860) 716-1029, and ... more
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Anna72, Home Buyer in Natick, MA
Anna72 answered:
Is this Property Tax Fraud? Options?
sorry, right. But we are being asked to pay the previous year's 2014 back taxes (about $1700 difference that our escrow didn't cover) and an additional $160 a month to our mortgage paym ... more
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Dan Tabit, Real Estate Pro in Sammamish, WA
Dan Tabit answered:
Can the seller of a short sale back out after the bank has approved the sale?
Mudslide,
Your contract usually has ways for a buyer to back out, but not a seller. Have the contract reviewed by an attorney. Getting the seller's to perform will be tough, but it ... more
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Judi Monday,…, Real Estate Pro in Green Valley, AZ
Judi Monday, CRS answered:
What can we do to increase the chances of getting interested buyers after a house has been on the market for 6 months, July-Jan?
Take any and all feedback to heart that you have gotten from the showings over the 6 month period and make changes accordingly. If there haven't been any showings then it is time to ta ... more
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Craig Chemaly, Real Estate Pro in 01741
Craig Chemaly answered:
What will happen to property values in Tewksbury if a Slot casino is approved?
Values around the parlor will drop, probably significantly. As you move out, the depreciation will lessen and Tewksbury is large enough that there should be plenty of areas who see no ... more
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Craig Chemaly, Real Estate Pro in 01741
Craig Chemaly answered:
21 Jills Way condo comes up in Andover and Tewksbury school districts. How can we confirm if our kid can continue going to Andover school?
There will not be any kind of blanket "exception" for Jill's Way. Basically, it will be up to the individual school whether they want to allow it or not. Most are pretty good, especia ... more
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Annette Lawr…, Real Estate Pro in Palm Harbor, FL
Annette Lawrence 727.420.4041 answered:
Based on the current housing market, what role does the assessment price play in selling price?
Karen, as others have stated, using such numbers found in the tax assessors data base takes you down the slippery slope of irrelevance. I do keep track of these numbers and find market ... more
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Craig Chemaly, Real Estate Pro in 01741
Craig Chemaly answered:
Are there any new Single family home developments planned in the Tewksbury Area?
Kevin is correct, there are many new developments being built, or just completed, in Tewksbury. Most of them are on the Andover line and are beautiful homes in the over $500k range. I ... more
0 votes Share Flag Sun Jul 6, 2014 Home Buying in 01876
Craig Chemaly, Real Estate Pro in 01741
Craig Chemaly answered:
Looking at two towns, quite far apart.
Jackson, I think the best thing to do would be to look at all the factors of the 2 towns and choose one. Most agents will help across multiple towns...even if they don't know one of th ... more
0 votes Share Flag Sun Jul 6, 2014 Home Buying in 01879
Craig Chemaly, Real Estate Pro in 01741
Craig Chemaly answered:
Change in minimum credit score problem! PLEASE HELP, offer accepted on old pre-approval letter.
Yep, Deb is right...most credit-based offers nowadays are based on having a score of 700 or higher. There are some banks that specialize in helping people with lower credit scores obta ... more
0 votes Share Flag Sun Jul 6, 2014 Home Buying in 01741
Craig Chemaly, Real Estate Pro in 01741
Craig Chemaly answered:
where is the transportation (mbta)?
Hi there! The closest serious transportation hub to Carlisle is Lowell, MA. That said, there are a number of "park & rides" near you and also Waltham has a commuter rail stop, dependi ... more
0 votes Share Flag Sun Jul 6, 2014 In My Neighborhood in 01741
Craig Chemaly, Real Estate Pro in 01741
Craig Chemaly answered:
As an American citizen living abroad with a condo in Washington, D.C. can I re-finance even if I am exempt from paying US taxes?
Your best bet would be to talk with a bank that does business in your home country as well as the U.S. The best international bank I've dealt with has been Scotia Bank/Bank of America. ... more
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