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Jeffrey Cart…, Real Estate Pro in Salem, MA
Location & Value - RENOVATED Victorian is just steps from Salem Common and the NEW Salem Commuter Rail station. This spacious home features sparkling wide pine floors, updated kitchen including stainless… Read more
Blogged Wed Mar 5, 2014 by Jeffrey Carter General Area Home Buying In My Neighborhood
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Dan Tabit, Real Estate Pro in Sammamish, WA
Dan Tabit answered:
What is the actual listing price for 6 Station Road? I'm guessing that $31,900 isn't correct!
Abigail,
A quick Google search reveals that a number was dropped when it got input into Trulia. $314,900 is the price according to more than one other site where the home is listed.
0 votes Share Flag Mon Feb 24, 2014 Home Buying in Salem
Mary Jane Ta…, Real Estate Pro in Salem, MA
As a real estate specialist, instructor and former school teacher, I enjoy educating first-time buyers throughout their home buying experience.    I may provide referals to many free resources… Read more
Blogged Wed Jan 29, 2014 by Mary Jane Taglieri Home Buying Financing
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MJ Taglieri, Real Estate Pro in Marblehead, MA
If you have any real estate questions regarding any aspect of real-estate (for instance: how to get preapproved, beginning the buying process, how to get your home ready for sale) should you have these,… Read more
Blogged Wed Jan 29, 2014 by MJ Taglieri Home Buying Foreclosure Property Q&A
MJ Taglieri, Real Estate Pro in Marblehead, MA
MJ Taglieri answered:
if i buy a home with asbestos siding is it dangerous? a lot of homes ive looked at have asbestos siding in our price range.
I would consult with your local board of health and then hire a reputable asbestos remediation consultant to arrive at possible solutions. Many older homes contain some asbestos, do no ... more
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Louis Wolfson, Real Estate Pro in Newton, MA
Louis Wolfson answered:
when did they stop making aspestos shingles?
I believe this site may answer any of your questions

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Asbestos

Good luck.
0 votes Share Flag Thu Aug 29, 2013 Home Buying in 01970
Terryanne St…, Real Estate Pro in Salem, MA
Terryanne St Pierre answered:
does cement siding / asbestos siding affect the value of a property?
The condition of the siding is more the issue. Asbestos siding in good condition can last a very long time. It also take paint very well so you are not stuck with an existing color if i ... more
0 votes Share Flag Thu Jul 11, 2013 Home Buying in 01970
Jeffrey Cart…, Real Estate Pro in Salem, MA
LUXURY 3 Bedroom, 2.5 Bath Townhouse located in the heart of Salem. Main level features spacious living room, kitchen, dining room, family room, bedroom with master bath and common bath. Deck & Laundry… Read more
Blogged Wed May 29, 2013 by Jeffrey Carter Market Conditions Home Buying In My Neighborhood
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Jim Armstrong, Real Estate Pro in Essex County, MA
Jim Armstrong answered:
CA SOMEONE POST A LINK REGARDING GAINS ON THE SALE OF HOME? THXS
First the disclaimer: This is not tax advice, but just my personal knowledge that I am giving. Please consult your tax adviser for more information.

Not that the legal stuff is out o ... more
0 votes Share Flag Thu Apr 25, 2013 Home Buying in 01970
Scott Vesey, Real Estate Pro in Salem, MA
Massachusetts Home Inspection discounts available in Beverly, Danvers, Lynn, Marblehead, Peabody, Salem and Swampscott.(978) 498-4020 Our experienced MA Licensed and Insured Home Inspectors are skilled… Read more
Blogged Sat Jan 26, 2013 by Scott Vesey Home Buying
Jeffrey Cart…, Real Estate Pro in Salem, MA
The median list price in August for single family homes in Salem is $339,000. The list prices increased by 0.32% from the previous month. The price per square foot for listings in this area is $179. The… Read more
Blogged Fri Aug 17, 2012 by Jeffrey Carter Market Conditions Home Buying Home Selling
Von Greiff R…, Real Estate Pro in Tampa, FL
Von Greiff Real Estate Group answered:
Being English could you explain the meanings to the following words - Condo, Twnhm, Apt, Single family home, Multi family home Thank you
In Florida:
Condos: In most cases, you own your living space plus a portion of the common elements. In most cases it is a unit in a building or complex - single family or townhomes cou ... more
0 votes Share Flag Sat Feb 18, 2012 Home Buying in Salem
Michele  All…, Real Estate Pro in 01966
Michele Allison-Elwell CBR answered:
When a realtor shows you the listing of a house and it states it has 2 fireplaces Do they have to be in working condition?
Kathy,



Many old homes in Salem , Cape Ann and other historical locations have fireplaces. Not all are working order for today's standard. Many in Salem are very old , so t ... more
0 votes Share Flag Thu Feb 9, 2012 Home Buying in Salem
Christine Mo…, Real Estate Pro in Wilbraham, MA
Christine Moran Realtor/Notary answered:
What does a free zone refer to in a school district map?
You have would to call the schhol district. I have heard of drug free and gun free.
0 votes Share Flag Mon Jan 23, 2012 Home Buying in 01970
Kathy, Home Buyer in Pottsville, PA
Kathy answered:
Any cities/towns in commuter proximity to Canton that are similar to Salem, MA?
We love the history/historic feel of Salem. Also, being by the water and the great downtown is a feature we are looking for. Shops, restaurants,.....Although, we would forego the proxi ... more
0 votes Share Flag Thu Oct 13, 2011 Home Buying in Salem
Jim Armstrong, Real Estate Pro in Essex County, MA
 Whether your annual earnings range well into six figures or are on the more modest end of national salary averages, you know you'll probably need credit to buy a home. While you likely know how important… Read more
Blogged Thu Oct 6, 2011 by Jim Armstrong Home Buying Financing Credit Score
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Barry Little, Real Estate Pro in Massachusetts
Barry Little answered:
Our offer has been approved on a home but we just found out my husband has an item in collections we were unaware of. We immediately paid in full...
Ikgmuller,

We can help you with the purchase and close on your home for May
With a minimum middle credit score of 620 for all borrowers involved with FHA financing.

I live and w ... more
0 votes Share Flag Thu Mar 24, 2011 Home Buying in 01970
Loraine Arri…, Real Estate Pro in Salem, MA
Loraine Arrigo answered:
We are looking at a house that's listed at 400,000, yet assessed at 360,000--isn't this trouble?
It's not a problem, but it is something to explore. If your talking about Salem MA, as a local agent I can tell you that our Tax Assessments frequently have no relationship to the ... more
0 votes Share Flag Wed Mar 9, 2011 Home Buying in Salem
Lori Lincoln, Real Estate Pro in Taunton, MA
Lori Lincoln answered:
REFI physician loans available??
I am not a mortgage broker or bank, but believe that with enough equity, they are still available. I will check and ask around tomorrow and get back with tomorrow evening.
0 votes Share Flag Sun Oct 3, 2010 Home Buying in Salem
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