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on the left side of the page in red there is a link to click on if you want to obtain information from the Lowell Police. Good luck!... more
For sale by owners can not list their home for sale in trulia, your realtor can do that for you and if you are not using an agent or broker there are other websites where you can list as a FSBO.
It is fairly typical for the banks to postpone the mortgage commitment - this is especially true of bigger banks. It sounds like you're fed up with it? If you have other offers on the table, you don't need to sign the extension - that way you can consider other offers. If you don't have other offers, it doesn't hurt you to sign the extension but perhaps negotiate the ability for your agent to flag the listing on MLS with a "kick-out clause" allowing you to continue showing the property and consider other offers once the new date has passed with no positive outcome.... more
Yes woodland park does allow pets and as far as being able to finish the basement. Usually you own from the studs in so I would say yes to the second question as long as no part of the structure or load bearing wall is being altered or compromised. The City of Lowell may take issue with this depending on why you are finishing the downstairs if and when you go to pull permits. In some cases bedrooms are against code and depending on egress issues you could be limited as to what you can do to a basement. I would advise you call the City of Lowell building department for this answer. If you are inquiring about 92 Swan Street # 207 MLS # 71243689 offered for $135.00 it has an accepted offer. It looks like it was first accepted January 26th 2012 the condo expired then it reactivated and then as of Feb 12th, it had an accepted offer again with no back on market or (BOM) so it looks like it had an accepted offer since January of this year. It is a Short Sale and depending on the lender it could be as little as 45 days to get a response up to and beyond 6 months if it is not an approved short sale. Again it depends on the Lender, deal being offered, the status of the home, the experience of the Realtor and or Attorney representing the seller. The seller also has to be organized and send in necessary docs in a timely manner. Lastly no short sale is a guarantee even when they agree to a price. Beyond this the sellers disclosure shows that the basement has had "seepage" in the past four years, so this could also be a concern when finishing a basement. Another issue that could arise is that you mentioned a bathroom. Depending on the height of the sewer line going to the street, you may need a sewer pump which is an added cost. Hopefully this was informative. If you should have any other questions feel free to contact me.
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You can, as far as I know, but it may not be a good idea. The landlord/tenant relationship is a business relationship and renting to a friend could blur that line and lead to difficulties should you have any problems with the tenant. You could lose a friend, and there is no amount of money that can compensate one for the loss of a friend.
My advice is to mke sure you qualify the tenant as you would anyone else, get a background check including criminal history, eviction history and a credit report. Make sure they have enough income, combined with their Section 8 voucher, to afford the rental unit. And, if you do rent to them, inspect the rental unit regularly and insist that all the rules be followed strictly.
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You should be able to get your earnest money deposit back if you have not removed your inspection contingency. You can ask for a $2000 price reduction or a repair credit, but they can always say no...
Just because they dropped the price does not mean they have to accept the lower price - they could just be trying to get more offers and start a bidding war to drive up the price! Also, you don't state if this is a standard sale, short sale or REO - what they are doing with the listing price would mean something different in each case.
I'm a little confused though - your buyer's agent asked you to terminate the contract? Or is this a dual agent who also represents the seller? Keep in mind it costs you nothing to have a buyer's agent working for you... Your agent could have brought up the price reduction and the unchanged listing status for you with the listing agent when it happened and negotiated for you!... more
Hi, my name is Andre LaFond and I am a local Realtor with Dick Lepine Real Estate Inc. If you are looking at 240 Jackson St condos in downtown Lowell then the fees are $241 monthly. If you have any other questions or if you would like to work with a Realtor on your purchase, feel free to contact me at any time. I am also text and email friendly.
A Property Manager is usually responsible for handling a property's financial operations, making sure the rents are collected on time and making sure mortgages, property taxes and maintenance bills are paid in a timely manner. There could be other responsibilities that a PM will do, it should be negotiated with whomever you hire in addition to salary.... more
Do your homework to find a good and reputable Realtor that specializes in your neighborhood and has a proven history of successful home sales. Make sure they are Internet savvy and understand the importance of presentation/staging, good photographs and widespread Internet advertising. The sit back, relax and look forward to a speedy sale!... more
Cath, Check with a mortgage broker / banker in MA for programs that will help you. I don't know what you mean with a pretty low score. Typically, FHA will loan in the 580-620 range, VA (if you are a veteran), allows a pretty high debt to income ratio (DTI). Many cities, counties and states have down payment assistance programs.
HUD has a teacher next door program where they allow certain of their repossessed homes to be sold to qualified teachers for as little as $100/down. Contact a Realtor who works with HUD Homes in your area to find out what HUD homes match this criteria. You can check out the HUD homes Tab on my website for the homes in the six state region out west. If you want, I can help you find the link to the MA area HUD contractor. I can also find a Realtor in Lowell if you need that assistance.
The summer months have arrived and people are starting to go away on vacations. It is normal for things to slow down during the summer and it usually picks up again in the Fall. How are you marketing and advertising your home? If you are interested, contact me through my profile and I would be glad to send you some information on our 12 step marketing plan.
I wish you the best of luck with your sale.... more
You may have to talk to an real estate attorney to see exactly what your options are. Usually a lease transfers with the property. The new owner should take the property subject to the current lease and needs to honor the terms of that lease. The tenant needs to honor their end of the lease as well.
If both parties agree to end the lease terms, then that is ok as well.... more