Sewer connection costs can vary greatly based on a number of things. I would check with the local building / water sewer dept for a list of approved contractors who will be able to provide you a acurate cost.
Some factors to consider 1. how far is the sewer main? 2. Is there ledge?... more
It depends. Not all square footage include the basement. Not all advertisements will calculate square footage the same way.
You are wise to question the calculation. It's often best to do it yourself. It is the only way to make sure you are comparing apples to apples. Just take the price of the whole property and divide by the square footage of livable space. You may or may not want to include a finished basement. Does a finishable basement count for you? What about a finished basement that doesn't have a walk-out door (i.e. it's a bulkhead, not ground level) These are all variations ... as is the dimiensions of the lot (if it is a single family).... more
I think your biggest concern should be the fact that this property has been on the market for almost two years and is a Short sale, sold "as is," and is in need of repairs. I doubt highly this property will close as a short sale. Chances are the bank will just foreclose on the property. I also wouldn't doubt if this property is in bad shape because no one has been maintaining it so it might be very hard to finance. It already went UA once and fell apart.
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I suggest you find another property in Ashland to consider:
You should consult with Clean Harbors, EPA, town board of health, dept. of engineering, public works and state environmental departments and they can give you specifics of the chemicals spilled, clean up actions taken & plans for monitoring in the future as well as potential harm from the chemicals. I don't have any knowledge if there even was a spill.
EDR also has a service where they can give specific info on types of environmental data available around a specific location. http://www.prudential.com/realestate if you go to the page under home search there's a tab for entering the address & it'll search around for reported problems. It's free, there is a more in depth report but that costs money. Might be a good place to start.
tax assessment value has no relevance to market value other than in general terms you may be able to see a pattern. like, all the homes or condos in a given n.hood are selling for $30000 above assessment or $15000 below assessment, etc. As far as condo's the condo fee is divided equally amongst all the units based on a percentage of the total in other words if you have 10 units that are 1,000 sq ft each the condo fees would be the same. If one unit is 650 sqft. it would be proportionately less. You may want to ask a realtor to help you with some historical data for units in the complex. I would be happy to help.... more