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Masha Sender…, Real Estate Pro in Newton, MA
Masha Senderovich answered:
Do split levels sell well?
There are plenty of buyers that like splits. There are lots of them here, and updated is always Better in terms if resale. Also they often offer an option of finishing the basement and ... more
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CH Naamad, Real Estate Pro in Boston, MA
CH Naamad answered:
what T station is near plainfield st jp?
orange line is the most popular T line in JP.
Some areas use the Green E line, but the gren line does not go that far in JP.
Best,
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Jarred Alexa…, Real Estate Pro in South Boston, MA
Jarred Alexandrov answered:
What is the first step in home-buying? Should one work with a bank first or a realtor first?
Get preapproved by a reputable mortgage lender (not necessarily a bank) first so that realtors will take you seriously as a buyer. Until then you can use Trulia, Zillow, Redfin to searc ... more
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Rafael Herna…, Real Estate Pro in Roslindale, MA
Rafael Hernandez answered:
I have a tax lien and suppose I can't qualify for a loan (CS is 650). If my wife qualifies, and the home is her name, would my lien affect the
You should contact a qualified mortgage broker and explain your situation. You can also contact your bank and they may have more answers
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Rafael Herna…, Real Estate Pro in Roslindale, MA
Rafael Hernandez answered:
looking to buy a condo in hallandale beach area with va loan need help to find one that is appoved
You. Should contact a local realtor in the are. They would have the best advice and experience.
0 votes Share Flag Thu Apr 4, 2013 Home Buying in Boston
Michael Pall…, Real Estate Pro in Brookline, MA
Michael Pallares answered:
Good morning, I am interested in buying a condo in the Boston area as an international buyer. I am planning to pay cash and my budget is USD
Namaste Sadu,

While I wish I could give you specifics in terms of a expenses and time frame for purchasing a home, a great deal depends on your own timing and your overall expectatio ... more
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CH Naamad, Real Estate Pro in Boston, MA
CH Naamad answered:
Other offer accepted
Please let go, and find another unit and let your broker clearly state to the seller broker that you want the unit.
However, if you do this, you may be taken for a ride.
Your situa ... more
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Richard Shap…, Other/Just Looking in Framingham, MA
Richard Shapiro answered:
buying and possibly renting out
I guess the big question is: how big is the chance of moving? Are you perpared to be a long distance landlord which means you may have to pay someone to manage the property for you?
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John Yemma, Real Estate Pro in Brookline, MA
John Yemma answered:
how far is it from BMC on Albany st.?
Hello,

The condo is located about .75 from BMC as the crow flies. The transit time from the address would vary depending on your mode of transit. Google Maps works well to get a ba ... more
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CH Naamad, Real Estate Pro in Boston, MA
CH Naamad answered:
What exactly happens at a closing?
Buyer should always bring an ID at closing.
At closing, buyer pays off the balance of the purchase price, signs all the documents related to deed and mortgage, and get the keys to the ... more
0 votes Share Flag Tue Mar 26, 2013 Home Buying in Boston
Danielle O'B…, Real Estate Pro in West Roxbury, MA
Danielle O'Brien answered:
What factors affect mortgage payments?
This question is a litte vague, but I'm tackling as if you are a buyer comparing various homes.

Besides price, factors such as insurance and taxes (escrow requirements) will fluctuat ... more
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Rafael Herna…, Real Estate Pro in Roslindale, MA
Rafael Hernandez answered:
What should I do if I know I can't make a loan payment on time?
Usually you want to contact the lender and explain the situation depending on what your issue is they may allow you to make a late payment.
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Danielle O'B…, Real Estate Pro in West Roxbury, MA
Danielle O'Brien answered:
What are my responsibilities do I have during the lending process?
If you are the buyer, you are responsible for meeting certain deadlines - such as the mortgage commitment date. There will also be various financial documentation you will be expected t ... more
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Nadine Fallon, Real Estate Pro in Dorchester, MA
Nadine Fallon answered:
why do the brownstone condos in Back Bay Boston we have looked at have an assesed value $100,00 to $200,000 under lisitng price?
Assessed and list/sale value are different animals. Assessed values are solely for the purpose of taxation. Typically assessors use a desktop software to spit out a value based on sq ... more
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Amy Mullen, Real Estate Pro in Shrewsbury, MA
Amy Mullen answered:
A2 visa holder looking to get a house mortgage in Boston, MA.
Good morning Sano,

I do have two options for you as I just recently assisted a buyer that experienced the same issue. Please message me and I will pass along the mortgage broker's c ... more
0 votes Share Flag Wed Mar 20, 2013 Home Buying in Boston
Mathew Ames, Real Estate Pro in Duxbury, MA
Mathew Ames answered:
The west side of South Boston is high in crime but the condo prices are high as most condos on the market now are renovated inside.
Southie has seen slow growth in sale prices since the crash, but more properties are being snatched up to new owners at a higher rate. Take a trip through town and you will certainly se ... more
0 votes Share Flag Sun Nov 24, 2013 Home Buying in South Boston
Keith Jean-P…, Real Estate Pro in East Brunswick, NJ
Keith Jean-Pierre answered:
What are the closing costs and one time expenses associated with home buying?
Dear Mrs. Curtis:

Closing costs as a buyer tend to be in the 3% - 4% range of the purchase price. A number of factors determine this but are not limited to mortgage payments, points ... more
0 votes Share Flag Tue Feb 26, 2013 Home Buying in Boston
Hassan Boukh…, Real Estate Pro in Boston, MA
Hassan Boukhris answered:
When is the best time to list a condo for sale in Charlestown? Unit is currently leased through 8/31/13.
Hi,

Now is a good time. It would take some time to find the right buyer for your condo, and some time for the buyer's lender to process and approve their loan. The interest rates are ... more
0 votes Share Flag Tue Feb 26, 2013 Home Buying in Boston
John Dean, Real Estate Pro in Somerville, MA
John Dean answered:
Is it now a seller's market in southern New England?
It has been a sellers market in the Greater Boston Area since last Jan. Prices are on the rise, interest rates are down and inventory is slim. It is a tough market to buy in so you ... more
0 votes Share Flag Mon Feb 25, 2013 Home Buying in Boston
Meri Galstian, Real Estate Pro in Boston, MA
Meri Galstian answered:
Do realtors have to tell you about the bad things that have happened to a home?
This is where choosing a good Realtor is crucial. If there are seriously bad things, they should advise against purchasing the home and wouldn't put you in that kind of situation. Howev ... more
0 votes Share Flag Fri Mar 1, 2013 Home Buying in Boston
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