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Sedruola Mar…,  in Worcester, MA
Sedruola Maruska answered:
How can I see the property at 557 Southwest Cutoff #29?
Hi there,

If you are looking for a home to purchase, the easiest way to get into properties is to have a Buyer's Agent working for you. Once you are working with someone, you co ... more
0 votes Share Flag Wed May 26, 2010 Home Buying in Worcester
Christopher…, Real Estate Pro in Methuen, MA
Christopher Lefebvre answered:
I am a RESIDENT of the US but working here on J1 Visa - which is a temporary worker visa and not a 'green card' visa and looking for a
Hello Karadi,

I would recommend that you talk with some mortgage brokers as they would be able to tell you their specific requirements for financing. I recommend that you speak with ... more
0 votes Share Flag Mon Mar 15, 2010 Financing in Worcester
Scott A. Nel…,  in 02155
Scott A. Nelson answered:
Condo is listed at $120,000, but according to city records, it was purchased recently for $1
The price they paid as institutional buyers is irrelevant. There might have been other non cash considerations made in the deal. That said you can offer whatever you feel comfortable of ... more
0 votes Share Flag Tue Mar 2, 2010 Home Buying in Worcester
Ellen Friedm…, Real Estate Pro in Cambridge, MA
Ellen Friedman answered:
work is taking me closer to boston mass.. I live in worcester mass. 01607 looking to reant a home , or take over a mortage 2 bedroom.1100 to 1250 sq
I would be happy to help you look for a rental or else find a place to buy. There are a lot of good deals out there now. Check out my website or Trulia for testimonials: www.ellenfr ... more
0 votes Share Flag Fri Feb 19, 2010 Home Buying in Worcester
Paul  DeSousa, Real Estate Pro in Westport, MA
Paul DeSousa answered:
What is Closing Cost? Is there any deal having no closing cost?Can you give examples? Is closing close depends on particular lender?
You can broker a deal with a lender to have zero closing costs. Some lenders will refuse to give a deal with no closing costs, unless its a medium to high loan amount. (medium being abo ... more
0 votes Share Flag Tue Feb 16, 2010 Home Buying in 01610
Richard Leci…,  in Tucson, AZ
Richard Lecinski answered:
Hi, I would be a first time home buyer; I have $6K to put down on a home, my credit is not good but I have the income to support a mortgage payment,
Call a few real estate agents in your area. There maybe down payment assistance to help you also depending on your income and family size. You also need to talk with at least two lender ... more
0 votes Share Flag Thu Jan 28, 2010 Home Buying in Worcester
Angela Dolber, Real Estate Pro in Northbridge, MA
Angela Dolber answered:
what is the best zip code to buy for rental property in Worcester?
Hi Adel,

There are many different areas of Worcester that have multifamily homes that could have good possibilities for renters depending on commuting location or schools. For exampl ... more
0 votes Share Flag Tue May 11, 2010 Home Buying in Worcester
Scott A. Nel…,  in 02155
Scott A. Nelson answered:
We just bought a home in Worcester, and before we closed, someone (maybe our agent), mentioned that we could do 'something' to get
You would be asking the town for an abatement of your tax assesment and therefore your tax bill. You should have a local real estate professional do an accurate market analysis to see i ... more
0 votes Share Flag Wed Oct 7, 2009 Home Buying in 01603
Robert Green…, Real Estate Pro in Cherry Hill, NJ
Robert Greenblatt answered:
Is 42 Circuit Ave E a nice area for families?
Hi Nicole. Your question is important and very common. Try spending some time in the area and talk with the "neighbors".

Robert Greenblatt
Keller Williams
856-685-1660
0 votes Share Flag Tue Sep 22, 2009 In My Neighborhood in Columbus Park
Katina Wright, Real Estate Pro in Atlanta, GA
Katina Wright answered:
What is the benefit of using a mortgage broker as opposed to shopping somewhere like bankrate?Thanks!
Greetings,
If you have shaky credit a broker will be able to 'shop' your profile with different funders. If you have good credit then what is wrong with going into a bank...maybe even ... more
0 votes Share Flag Sat Jul 4, 2009 Financing in Worcester
Sharon Koch, Real Estate Pro in Brighton, MI
Sharon Koch answered:
Is it a good idea to get pre-approved from several banks or no?
Tara,
You do not want to go to more then one person to be pre-approved because multiple credit checks will bring down your credit rating. If you want to check with a few loan officers ... more
0 votes Share Flag Wed Jun 30, 2010 Financing in Worcester
Christa Jail…, Real Estate Pro in Northborough, MA
Christa Jaillet answered:
I want to put an offer in on a house that I feel is priced too high.
Hi MP,

Without seeing the property it is really difficult to answer that question. As you mention above, there are many areas that come into play. Pulling local comps of recently s ... more
0 votes Share Flag Thu Jul 23, 2009 Home Buying in Worcester
Scott A. Nel…,  in 02155
Scott A. Nelson answered:
how long doe it take to get a license to sell?
You should consult with the executor/executrix and/or the attorney/court handling the estate. It would depend on alot of factors. An attorney could give you the best advice on this issu ... more
0 votes Share Flag Wed Oct 7, 2009 Home Buying in 01610
Sean Dawes, Other/Just Looking in Philadelphia, PA
Sean Dawes answered:
As a buyer, is there a way for me to get a reliable CMA without having an agent?
See if an agent will do you a favor and run some comps. If I had access I would not mind spending a little bit running some numbers. But there is more to a buyers agent than just comp ... more
0 votes Share Flag Tue Apr 14, 2009 Home Buying in Worcester
Matt Heisler, Real Estate Pro in Westborough, MA
Matt Heisler answered:
What exactly is a license to sell and how long will it take the sellers to get one? Would there be reason?
Hi Dan-

You should ask your agent what the issue is with the estate. I'm sure that they have lots of experience with estate sales and can give you an indication if this is routine ( ... more
0 votes Share Flag Tue Apr 7, 2009 Home Buying in 01610
Ken Lambert,  in Exeter, NH
Ken Lambert answered:
Questions about when and how to apply for mortgage, graduating - have job secured but need house before job
Hello Courtney- I don't believe so. From your rough numbers there, I think you max loan amount will be about $240K- which would bring you under your $280K purchase price. This assume ... more
0 votes Share Flag Fri Apr 3, 2009 Home Buying in Worcester
Angela Dolber, Real Estate Pro in Northbridge, MA
Angela Dolber answered:
I would like to know what happened to this house has it been sold yet??
Which home are you inquiring about? You don't mention an address in your question.
0 votes Share Flag Mon Dec 29, 2008 Home Buying in Worcester
J R,  in New York, NY
J R answered:
Help! Continuous stream of water running in our basement.
Unfortunately you waived the engineer inspection. I would NEVER advise waiving an engineer inspection, even on new construction, much less on a home built in 1930. Whether or not the se ... more
0 votes Share Flag Sun Feb 1, 2009 General Area in Worcester
Maria Morton, Real Estate Pro in Kansas City, MO
Maria Morton answered:
how can I find out a best place (good education, good house, good neighbor) in Worcester?
Call Mary Lou Haywood-Catron 913.266.5609. Tell her that Maria Morton sent you to her. She will help you.
0 votes Share Flag Sat Nov 29, 2008 Quality of Life in Worcester
Bob Hill,  in Scottsdale, AZ
Bob Hill answered:
To all potential buyers: Do you think something is wrong with a house if it only has 1 or 2 pictures online?
An out-of-state buyer will consider pictures very important.
We have had many requests for "more photos" even though every room was photographed.
However, if the home is an "ugly du ... more
0 votes Share Flag Thu Mar 26, 2009 Home Buying in Worcester
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