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Lost2twins, Home Buyer in Northampton, MA
Lost2twins answered:
How much of a loan can you get making 28 thousand a year with almost no debt and a credit score of 630 and ill be putting 5to10 down?
Looking to buy a condo or house at 150,000.00 or less. 2 bedrooms and 1bath adequate. I have a score of 550, and recently divorced. Kids in school up here in Noho. Put 3000.00 down max. ... more
0 votes Share Flag Sun Jan 11, 2015 Home Buying in Northampton
Derrick Sly, Home Buyer in Albuquerque, NM
Derrick Sly answered:
apartments for rent
I think that anyone who wants to rent isn't looking for anything long term. The contract or rental agreement should reflect this. If it doesn't, there can be problems down the road. If ... more
0 votes Share Flag Wed Dec 3, 2014 Home Buying in Northampton
Christine M.…, Real Estate Pro in Wilbraham, MA
Christine M. Moran answered:
I live in northampton ma and im looking to buy a house around chicopee area what bank will give me a 203k loan with a credit score of 630
Go to your local bank you already have an account. When it comes time to get the loan you can get it from anywhere.
0 votes Share Flag Thu Jan 30, 2014 Home Buying in 01060
Craig Della…, Real Estate Pro in 01060
Craig Della Penna answered:
Has anyone visited the Laurel Park Cottage condos? If so, what are they like? Also, how far are they from downtown? Thank you
Niles,

I lived there many years ago and today as a realtor, I've sold more cottages there in the past several years than anyone. I'd be happy to give you a private tour of ... more
1 vote Share Flag Sat Dec 28, 2013 Home Buying in Northampton
Alyx Akers, Real Estate Pro in 01060
Alyx Akers answered:
What are the best options in Northampton/Amherst for young senior citizens looking to relocate not wanting a single family home?
Great question. What's most important to you? Are you looking for something that is low/no maintenance? Are you looking for a sense of "community," or do you prefer the autonomy of a si ... more
0 votes Share Flag Tue Dec 3, 2013 Home Buying in Northampton
Patrick M. G…, Real Estate Pro in Northampton, MA
Patrick M. Goggins answered:
If you want to purchase a home or condo in Northhampton MA, and you want to live downtown so you can walk everywhere, what zip/area do you search in?
It would be 01060, but if you want to live within a mile of downtown then you will be looking to live on or near Main Street, or the streets of South St (Route 10) or Route 9, either of ... more
0 votes Share Flag Tue Dec 3, 2013 Home Buying in Northampton
Craig Della…, Real Estate Pro in 01060
Craig Della Penna answered:
looking for a house to rent during Smith's Graduation weekend with 3 or 4 bedrooms. Good people
vrbo.com is probably your best best. We have the closest b&b to Smith, but we book up a year or more in advance.

Craig Della Penna
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0 votes Share Flag Sun Sep 8, 2013 Home Buying in Northampton
Christine M.…, Real Estate Pro in Wilbraham, MA
Christine M. Moran answered:
what areas should i avoid buying or renting in NoHo to avoid a large amount of college residents?
You can look at the map and if it is isn't in walking distance of campus it is a safer bet.
0 votes Share Flag Wed Sep 4, 2013 Home Buying in Northampton
Christine M.…, Real Estate Pro in Wilbraham, MA
Christine M. Moran answered:
Looking for a house, condo or apartment rental under $2000 per month in Northampton ..
You could always try looking on craigslist for people looking to rent out half their house.
0 votes Share Flag Wed Sep 4, 2013 Home Buying in Northampton
Courtney McN…, Real Estate Pro in 19125
Courtney McNally answered:
Looking for cabin, cottage or bungalow in nature in the Northampton area. to buy, rent
Craigslist is not your friend If you do use it to purchase make sure a proper title search is done, because some of the for sale buy owners are hoping to circumvent liens or other thin ... more
0 votes Share Flag Thu May 30, 2013 Home Buying in Northampton
trumpeting_a…, Home Buyer in Manchester, CT
trumpeting_angel answered:
Whats the catch with 8 Glendale Ave. in Northampton?
If I recall, it has an odd layout. The updates were lovely, but the layout will always be with you!
0 votes Share Flag Fri May 17, 2013 Home Buying in Northampton
Andrew Mihal…, Real Estate Pro in Northampton, MA
Andrew Mihalak answered:
When No work or upkeep is made, how should the selling price be affected? Ignoring Market trends. You would think wear and tear for 10 years....
Andrew, It comes down to the true value of a property is only what one is willing to pay or in your case what one is willing to accept. There could be numerous reasons for the lack of ... more
0 votes Share Flag Mon Aug 6, 2012 Home Buying in 01060
Christine M.…, Real Estate Pro in Wilbraham, MA
Christine M. Moran answered:
would I qualify for a mortgage if my credit was 620 and monthly gross between my husband and I is 4300?
Yes.
Email me I can FWD you the loan guy I send people who are hard to quailfy to. He is out of West springfield.
0 votes Share Flag Wed May 4, 2011 Home Buying in Northampton
Foggy, Other/Just Looking in San Francisco County,...
Foggy answered:
Advice about a special assessment
Don't walk away. Run. We were in your situation 2 years ago, took a gamble and bought. Now the special assessment is up for a vote and, if it passes, we will likely end up paying about ... more
0 votes Share Flag Thu Jun 18, 2009 Home Buying in Northampton
Carol Abbe S…, Real Estate Pro in 01060
Carol Abbe Smith answered:
How is the resale (say after 3-5 years) of nicer--$200,000 condos in Northampton?
Historically condo values do not rise in value over the long term when compared to single family homes. The housing market in Northampton has not suffered as much as in many parts of th ... more
0 votes Share Flag Tue Jun 16, 2009 Home Buying in Northampton
Deb Mccourt, Real Estate Pro in Massachusetts
Deb Mccourt answered:
I am in the process or purchasing my first home in pasco county florida but can't seen to get an estimate on
who did you ask ? I'm in Massachusetts and haven't experienced any difficulty in my client's getting a condo insured. Not sure if there is some difficulty going on in florida.
0 votes Share Flag Fri Apr 17, 2009 Home Buying in Northampton
Laurie O'dowd, Home Buyer in Northampton, MA
Laurie O'dowd answered:
Why, in this economic climate, are there so many online postings in the Northampton/Amherst area with no
Thanks to all of you for your responses. I guess I don't get it. If somebody really wants to sell, even the banks, one would think they would spiff up a place. Not to give you more to d ... more
0 votes Share Flag Tue Apr 7, 2009 Home Buying in Northampton
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