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richghazal, Home Buyer in Virginia Beach, VA
richghazal answered:
I found the perfect home, just outside of Boston. Will the high HOA fee ($544/month) become an obstacle to reselling it in the future? I'm
If it helps any, the $544 HOA fee includes:

Heat, Hot Water, Sewer, Master Insurance, Exterior Maintenance, Road Maintenance, Landscaping, Snow Removal, Exercise Room, Clubroom, Refu ... more
0 votes Share Flag Wed Jul 17, 2013 Home Buying in 02062
Kristine Gui…, Real Estate Pro in Medfield, MA
Kristine Guindon- Buyer Rebate answered:
anyone recommend a mortgage broker that does rural loans in MA?
We offer the USDA Program, you can reach me at 508-509-0050 to discuss the program and your options.
0 votes Share Flag Sat Jun 8, 2013 Home Buying in 02062
Territory.c…, Real Estate Pro in MA,
Territory.com answered:
I am buying a short sale with 2 mortgage banks. We are the 3rd offer today the second bank bought out the first banks mortgage. Is this a good?
When there are two+ banks involved in a short sale it can be a nightmare. Louis is right, there is a chance you will have to start from scratch. The bank process is very bureaucratic, u ... more
0 votes Share Flag Fri Feb 1, 2013 Home Buying in Norwood
Eleanor Reil…, Real Estate Pro in Needham, MA
Eleanor Reilly answered:
multifamily open houses today
9 Mylod Street has an open house today from 12:30 to 2:00. The house is currently being used as a single family. Having not seen the house I'm not sure what improvements are needed to ... more
0 votes Share Flag Sun Aug 12, 2012 Home Buying in Norwood
Jennifer Lit…, Real Estate Pro in Norton, MA
Jennifer Litterio answered:
The neighbors are now getting flyers saying the house is going to auction. My lawyer says not to worry. Is he right?
How long has it been since you got the offer? Has your bank counter offered? Are they using equator? Is there one lienholder or do you have 2 mortgages? So many things to consider b ... more
0 votes Share Flag Tue Jun 19, 2012 Home Buying in 02062
Irina Karan, Real Estate Pro in Aventura, FL
Irina Karan answered:
My offer on a house was accepted & signed P&S. Closing date is 3 weeks away & now, seller says she is underwater & house needs to be
Hello Suz,

That's certainly is an unpleasant surprise!

The situation looks a little "off".

There are several things you could do/options to consider:

1) You can request a pr ... more
0 votes Share Flag Wed Jun 6, 2012 Home Buying in Norwood
Greer Swiston, Real Estate Pro in Newton, MA
Greer Swiston answered:
Is Fitchburg good town for living with family ?
Just answered your question in another thread, but here it is again.

Since "good to buy" is always in the eye of the beholder, the best I can do is point you at a couple of resources ... more
0 votes Share Flag Wed Apr 25, 2012 Home Buying in Norwood
Greer Swiston, Real Estate Pro in Newton, MA
Greer Swiston answered:
How do Norwood and Walpole schools compare to eachother?
I agree with my colleage, Brian ... www.greatschools.org is a great resource for looking at the school system. It's important to see the schools at various grade levels ... one town's ... more
0 votes Share Flag Wed Apr 25, 2012 Home Buying in Norwood
Elliott R. O…, Real Estate Pro in McLean, VA
Elliott R. Oliva answered:
How can I know if a townhouse is FHA approva? I'm only approved with FHA and before I start doing paperwork I want to make sure FHA will approve
Try here: https://entp.hud.gov/idapp/html/condlook.cfm
0 votes Share Flag Tue Dec 20, 2011 Home Buying in Norwood
Steve Casey, Real Estate Pro in Walpole, MA
Steve Casey answered:
Does a buyer typically use a broker in a 'for sale by owner' situation?
Absolutely! It's all about making the best deal which includes all the aspects of a purchase above and beyond price. An advisor can do nothing but help you in every way with all th ... more
0 votes Share Flag Mon Apr 25, 2011 Home Buying in Norwood
Jon, Home Seller in Boston, MA
Jon answered:
Mansfield or Norwood?
Walpole may be another option. This home is for sale in a private subdivision. Wlaking disttance to the commuter rail. Great location, outdoor pool within the complex, close to 95 an ... more
0 votes Share Flag Fri Oct 8, 2010 Home Buying in Norwood
Stephen Suech,  in Boston, MA
Stephen Suech answered:
Does anyone ever being asked for a separation agreement/certicate of divorce and child support verification?
This is a very easy condition to clear. You can write a Separation Agreement (very basic) stating that there is no alimony or child support payments from either party, and both you and ... more
0 votes Share Flag Wed Mar 31, 2010 Home Buying in Norwood
Susan Costa,  in Westport, MA
Susan Costa answered:
what if a house in Norwood was assessed at $381.900 and the taxes were $3,231 but the house is listed for $239,000 would the tax amount change when
Normally the assesment made by the town and the purchase price of the property do not intervene with each other. If theproperty is appraised for less than the tax assessment, you can fi ... more
0 votes Share Flag Fri Oct 23, 2009 Home Buying in Norwood
Luke Allison,  in Asheville, NC
Luke Allison answered:
Can we get an FHA loan from lenders in MA with interest rate less than 5% with a credit score of 790?
Based on that scenario and using current pricing, I could do a base rate offer at 5.00% with no origination fees and no discount points. Here would be your pricing to go below 5%:
4.8 ... more
1 vote Share Flag Tue Sep 8, 2009 Home Buying in Norwood
Beth, Other/Just Looking in Massachusetts
Beth answered:
Made an offer on a Freddie Mac owned condo, theother side of this 2 unit building is being auctioned
Thank you both, the Mortgage officer she was dealing with who was great, does not work for the company any more, so we may need a new one. She was preapproved and has 20% down. The prop ... more
0 votes Share Flag Wed Jul 22, 2009 Home Buying in Norwood
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