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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
0 votes Share Flag Sun Jul 6, 2014 Home Buying in Natick
Catherine Coy, Home Buyer in Washington, PA
Catherine Coy answered:
Before we "short sale" our property we have a good credit. We are thinking getting a house, can we get a house if you have a "short sale" history?
The short answer is no; a short sale must "season" for two years before you can get back in the game. The exception is FHA's "Back to Work" program whereby you can get a new loan if yo ... more
0 votes Share Flag Thu May 15, 2014 Home Buying in Natick
Nancy Butter…, Real Estate Pro in Framingham, MA
Nancy Butterly answered:
Should I fire my Buyer's agent? I have been trying to buy a house for over a year . Here are couple of incidents I had with my broker --
Hi Chris - Think it maybe time to change agents - but every agent has their own style of doing business. When I work with a client I try to educate them on the process of buying a home, ... more
0 votes Share Flag Fri Mar 28, 2014 Home Buying in Natick
Stephen E. R…, Real Estate Pro in Natick, MA
Stephen E. Robb answered:
Does anyone know how the condos will start at on Marion Street in Natick???
I assume you mean pricing? Unfortunately I do not know this right now.
0 votes Share Flag Mon Oct 21, 2013 Home Buying in Natick
Raymond D. P…, Real Estate Pro in Natick, MA
Raymond D. Powell answered:
Follow-up question -- is it worth sending a letter to folks who live on the streets that I am interested in?
That is an awesome idea!!!
0 votes Share Flag Sun Oct 20, 2013 Home Buying in 01760
Phil Greenst…, Real Estate Pro in 01702
Phil Greenstein created a review:
Discover Natick Natick is a great town to live in. There is lots going on all year long. Route 9 with the Natick Mall and all it's stores and restaurants. Natick Center with all…
0 votes Share Flag Sun Oct 13, 2013 Home Buying
Louis Wolfson, Real Estate Pro in Newton, MA
Louis Wolfson answered:
Any realtors with experience evaluating properties for renovation potential in Natick?
Brian,

You have a lot of good options here. Ken has an excellent reputation as does Donna who is a local broker and her husband (who I've used) bring a structural expertise to your ... more
0 votes Share Flag Tue Oct 1, 2013 Home Buying in Natick
Jay Taylor, Other/Just Looking in Santa Ana, CA
Jay Taylor answered:
I wanted to look at a house (it's a foreclosure). The seller told my realtor the pipes in the house had been
If you think that there is a problem in the pipes and they have frozen then you can contact any HVAC specialist and let them have an inspection of your house. They will surely tell you ... more
0 votes Share Flag Mon Sep 2, 2013 Home Buying in 01760
Mikel Defran…, Real Estate Pro in Milton, MA
Mikel Defrancesco answered:
should i change from oil heat to propane ? theres no natural gas in the neighborhood
Not unless you were planning to change the heating system anyway. Review the cost difference per unit of heat - propane is not nearly as inexpensive relatively speaking as Nat Gas - an ... more
0 votes Share Flag Sun Sep 1, 2013 Home Buying in 01760
Kawain Payne,…, Real Estate Pro in Long Beach, CA
Kawain Payne, Realtor, Notary answered:
Is it OK to negotiate bypassing the Buyer's Agent ?
The listing agent should NOT communicate with you directly if he/she knows you have a buyer's agent.

The only way the listing agent can TRULY negotiate a price with you is to have y ... more
0 votes Share Flag Thu Jun 20, 2013 Home Buying in Natick
John Becker, Real Estate Pro in Natick, MA
John Becker answered:
Should I buy a home with chimney foundation failure? How much could I negotiate after the home inspection?
These days it has been all about finding a house you love and want to spend your time living in. Acquiring a property today is more than what it is worth to others. It's more about what ... more
0 votes Share Flag Thu Jun 20, 2013 Home Buying in 01760
Scotty V, Home Buyer in
Scotty V answered:
Natick superfund site
The Army Labs had been listed in the past as a Superfund site but have since been cleaned up. I live on the lake and have for 10 years. We've never been concerned other than to not ea ... more
0 votes Share Flag Tue Mar 19, 2013 Home Buying in Natick
Alyse Sands,…, Real Estate Pro in Nashville, TN
Alyse Sands, Broker, GRI, ePRO answered:
If a buyer's agent shows you a house, do you have to use that agent going forward, or can you just deal with
I know this is an old post but nothing's changed. Let's bring it back to light.

What about common courtesy? Buyer agency agreements and procuring cause aside, if an agent found you ... more
1 vote Share Flag Tue Mar 19, 2013 Home Buying in Natick
John Becker, Real Estate Pro in Natick, MA
John Becker answered:
Saw an 'affordable housing' condo in Natick below market value and I have to sell it for less than market value. What issues may this cause?
You will benefit by buying the property below market, having lower payments and putting less down. But, you will also be required to past this same benefit on to the next buyer. You wil ... more
0 votes Share Flag Tue Mar 12, 2013 Home Buying in Natick
Stephen E. R…, Real Estate Pro in Natick, MA
Stephen E. Robb answered:
What limitations does Natick put on Historic property renovations?
I would suggest that you start by calling the Town of Natick's building department and asking to speak with Mike Connoly, he is the building inspector. If he is in, ask him if the home ... more
0 votes Share Flag Thu Feb 7, 2013 Home Buying in Natick
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