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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
0 votes Share Flag Tue Jul 15, 2014 Home Buying in Quincy
HelpUBuy Ame…, Real Estate Pro in Frisco, TX
HelpUBuy America answered:
If a real estate firms signage outside a home denotes they are working for the seller, the buyer can chose
Old question, but an important one.

Buyers need their own representation. The person whose name is on the sign works for the seller. When you want to buy a home the best place to sta ... more
0 votes Share Flag Sun May 18, 2014 Home Buying in 02169
Murphy Team, Real Estate Pro in 04101
Murphy Team answered:
Too many red flags or a sign of well maintained house?
If most homes you are looking at have sump pumps, it is not such a red flag. There are battery back-up systems for sump pumps and there are companies who specialize in waterproofing bas ... more
0 votes Share Flag Sun May 18, 2014 Home Buying in 02169
Murphy Team, Real Estate Pro in 04101
Murphy Team answered:
Seller credit towards closing costs. Is 1 yr home insurance and apprasial fee considered as closing costs even I pay them ahead of time?
Different lenders have different criteria with respect to what are "acceptable" items to lump into seller-paid closing costs. Check with your lender to determine that all the funds comm ... more
0 votes Share Flag Sun May 18, 2014 Home Buying in 02169
Tony Grech, Real Estate Pro in Michigan
Tony Grech answered:
Can a full/part time college student get approved for a mortgage?
Hi Cam
The 3 main factors in getting approved for a mortgage are:
Income
Credit
Down Payment

You would seem to have no problem with the credit and down payment aspects, however, ... more
1 vote Share Flag Tue Mar 25, 2014 Home Buying in Quincy
Annette Lawr…, Real Estate Pro in Palm Harbor, FL
Annette Lawrence 727.420.4041 answered:
Who is responsible for condo special assessment?
You pay it.
Advise the new buyer this is why the monthly dues are so low.
Unless, this was a one time assessment and will not recur.
In that case, pay it and say nothing.

If the b ... more
0 votes Share Flag Fri Mar 21, 2014 Home Buying in Quincy
Lenny &…, Real Estate Pro in Norwood, MA
Lenny & Barbara Harris answered:
Quincy is the epicenter of the Puppy Doe case, are any parts of Quincy safe for children and pets?
Never judge a town/city by one incident whether it be a good one, or in this case, a horrific case of animal abuse. If crime is a concern, as it should be, check with the Quincy police ... more
0 votes Share Flag Wed Mar 19, 2014 Home Buying in Quincy
Jose E Perez, Real Estate Pro in Braintree, MA
Jose E Perez answered:
Is a multifamily owner occupied home a good way to go? I want to own the house, live in one unit, and rent the other.
Buying a multifamily is definitely a great idea. Typically you will need a minimum of 3.5% down payment. You will still be consider a first time home buyer and the rental income will he ... more
0 votes Share Flag Fri Feb 7, 2014 Home Buying in Quincy
Christine Sm…, Real Estate Pro in Canton, MA
Christine Smith answered:
I bought a house in Brockton mass but the tenets was asked to move out they are at will tenants but didn't the owner before she sold it gave a 14 day
You should have verified that the tenants were out before closing and this should have been a contingency in your purchase and sale agreement. I assume you had a buyers agent and an a ... more
0 votes Share Flag Thu Jan 23, 2014 Home Buying in Quincy
Cara Loosen, Real Estate Pro in 02116
Cara Loosen answered:
How risky is it to purchase a home on the island portion of Quincy?
You don't even have to be near the water to be in a flood zone now...that's where all the outrage is coming from
0 votes Share Flag Sun Oct 6, 2013 Home Buying in Quincy
Amanda Dumont, Real Estate Pro in Boston, MA
Amanda Dumont answered:
Do you have short term rentals--maybe in Marina bay?
There is only one rental complex in Marina Bay called the Metro. While they do short term rentals, there is a significant waiting list and there will not be any available units anytime ... more
0 votes Share Flag Wed Sep 18, 2013 Home Buying in Quincy
Sarah Goulart…, Real Estate Pro in Bourne, MA
Sarah Goulart Nathe answered:
recent sales of single family homes on east squantum st
There have been 3 sales in 2013. Two closed on June 21st. #693 for $378,000 (which was a multiple offer situation), #790 which sold for $369,000. Finally #770 sold in March for $225, ... more
0 votes Share Flag Mon Jul 29, 2013 Home Buying in Quincy
Danielle M.…, Real Estate Pro in Roslindale, Boston, MA
Danielle M. O'Brien answered:
Which would be better for resale: a 3 BR Condo or a 2 BR House?
I agree with the answer below about location. That will always be a major factor in desirability. You can't change lot size or location!

But, in general Quincy area- my answer would ... more
0 votes Share Flag Mon Jul 22, 2013 Home Buying in Quincy
Danielle M.…, Real Estate Pro in Roslindale, Boston, MA
Danielle M. O'Brien answered:
I used my VA Loan back in 1998. Can I apply for a VA loan again?
I am an area real estate agent/broker that mainly works with VA buyers and helps moderate a Home Buying and Selling group on facebook (see link below). I think John's answer is spot on ... more
0 votes Share Flag Mon Jul 22, 2013 Home Buying in Quincy
Territory.com, Real Estate Pro in Massachusetts
Territory.com answered:
Chnese/English speaking Real Estate Agent??
It looks like you have some good options below. As an exclusive buyer brokerage we highly suggest that you interview each agent in person. While speaking mandarin will certainly make th ... more
0 votes Share Flag Wed Jan 9, 2013 Home Buying in 02169
Wen Farina (…, Real Estate Pro in Massachusetts
Wen Farina (Wayne) answered:
HOW DO i PURCHASE A HOUSE THROUGH THE HELP OF NACA PROGRAM?
Hello Luna,
NACA's homeownership program is the program that helps folks who have credit problems buy a home or re-fi. In order to find out the requirements for your specific situatio ... more
0 votes Share Flag Thu Aug 23, 2012 Home Buying in Quincy
Territory.com, Real Estate Pro in Massachusetts
Territory.com answered:
I need a real estate agent specializing in foreclosures around the Quincy, MA area.
here you go:
http://territory.com/
1 vote Share Flag Mon Apr 30, 2012 Foreclosure in Quincy
Julie Berber…, Real Estate Pro in Quincy, MA
Julie Berberan answered:
Is 71 Village Dr. still for sale?
Dear Moses,
I recently sold a condominium at Village Drive and it is a lovely townhouse community in a great location. The condominium at #71 is under agreement but still accepting ba ... more
0 votes Share Flag Sat Apr 21, 2012 Home Buying in Quincy
William Blyd…, Real Estate Pro in Quincy, MA
William Blydenburgh answered:
This property is listed for 80,000; is that the actual price or is it an error.
Hello,


My name is William Blydenburgh and I am with Realty Direct in Quincy,MA. Typically a price in that range does set off a few flags. It could very well be a typo but usually t ... more
0 votes Share Flag Wed Mar 28, 2012 Home Buying in Quincy
Tom Matthews…, Real Estate Pro in Weston, MA
Tom Matthews & Joanne Taranto answered:
is it common to have sellers pay for closing costs in mass?
Home Buyer:

It has certainly become more common than it has been in the past. I would caution you that there are two sellers in the market right now. The seller that prices the hom ... more
0 votes Share Flag Tue Feb 7, 2012 Home Buying in Quincy
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