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Danielle Sha…, Real Estate Pro in Cape Coral, FL
Danielle Sharp answered:
A Buyer and Seller sign a Short Sale Purchase Agreement with an Addendum, buyer may cancel for any reason

Depending on how the contract is worded, yes. Short sales do take a bit of time to receive a response from the bank unless you're lucky enough to find something with a bank ... more
0 votes Share Flag Fri Jun 19, 2009 Home Buying in Cambridge
Anne H. Cain, Real Estate Pro in Cary, NC
Anne H. Cain answered:
Is it a good or bad idea to buy a house that's a short sale and why?
Occasionally you can get a very good deal on a short sale. You will usually be paying less than what the current owner of the house paid when they bought it. That does not mean you ar ... more
0 votes Share Flag Thu May 7, 2009 Home Buying in Cambridge
Rona Fischman, Real Estate Pro in Cambridge, MA
Rona Fischman answered:
is it a good time to buy in camridge/ somervile/ arlington in the summer or wait till the winter months?
In the towns you are looking in, I haven’t seen a good buyer’s market take hold, yet. You may even need to wait until next year. The link below is a blog entry on demand t ... more
0 votes Share Flag Wed Mar 25, 2009 Home Buying in Cambridge
Kevin Vitali, Real Estate Pro in Tewksbury, MA
Kevin Vitali answered:
We are planning on purchasing a condo in MA with a closing date in 1.5 months. We currently are in a lease
Technically you are responsible for the lease. With that said will they sue you for the balance... maybe, maybe not. Sometimes there iare provisions in the lease for breaking the le ... more
0 votes Share Flag Tue Mar 17, 2009 Rental Basics in 02139
Sherry And T…,  in Rockwall, TX
Sherry And Tony Chandler answered:
I am about to purchase a foreclosre that looks in great shape. they want me to sign before having an
You should have a Realtor represent you. Your Realtor will work in your best interest. In Texas, we have an "option period" that gives the buyer the unrestricted right to back ... more
0 votes Share Flag Sun Feb 8, 2009 Foreclosure in Cambridge
Robert Byrne,  in 02118
Robert Byrne answered:
We closed on our home on October 24, 2008. We had a home inspection prior to buying the home. He never
Check the documentation you signed when you hired the inspector there may be a clause limiting the damages to the amount you paid for the service. There may be limits on what h ... more
0 votes Share Flag Thu Nov 26, 2009 Home Buying in Cambridge
David Laven, Real Estate Pro in Boston, MA
David Laven answered:
what are the pros and cons of cambridge highlands? it seems out of the way. should one buy here?
Hey Funmi, this is a good question. I think Cambridge Highlands is a great place to live. Besides being out of the way a little it offers better prices, less traffic and good schools. ... more
0 votes Share Flag Thu Jan 29, 2009 Market Conditions in Cambridge
Heather Coll…,  in Concord, MA
Heather Collins answered:
I own a 13 acre lot on chandler hill rd cambridge me 04923 any idea of worth?
If you give me the address, I could tell you the assessment. Based on that, we could get a pretty good idea of what its worth. Also whether or not it is subdividable, has wetlands, is ... more
0 votes Share Flag Thu Nov 6, 2008 Market Conditions in Cambridge
Scott Godzyk, Real Estate Pro in Manchester, NH
Scott Godzyk answered:
How much less than asking price it is reasonable to offer?
There is no set amount ofr percentage to offer on a property. it is easier to see what other properties have sold for so you can bas eyour offer on what is today value. When purchasing ... more
0 votes Share Flag Mon Jan 26, 2009 Home Buying in Cambridge
The Moores',  in Templeton, MA
The Moores' answered:
Dear Debra,

Where are you looking for this property? My husband and I have several properties in the Greater Gardner area. Thats a "bit" west of Cambridge.

Do feel free to conta ... more
0 votes Share Flag Fri Sep 26, 2008 Home Buying in Cambridge, MA
Dana Schuster, Real Estate Pro in Slidell, LA
Dana Schuster answered:
Any suggestions to increase action on home?
First,you need to determine what& how much marketing your agent is doing. Are you up on all available websites. The internet is where it's at now. People are not really responding to T ... more
0 votes Share Flag Thu Aug 28, 2008 Home Selling in Cambridge, MA
Brandy Speno,  in Brattleboro, VT
Brandy Speno answered:
How important is accessed value? Our house accessed value was lower than what we paid when you bought the
Normally a Town appraiser does thier assessments at 90 or 95% of fair market value. (check with your town office to determine what %was used) You always want your tax assessment to be l ... more
0 votes Share Flag Fri Jul 25, 2008 Home Selling in West Cambridge, Cambridge, MA
Rob Goodwin,…,  in Easton, MA
Rob Goodwin, Broker/Owner,ABR,CRS,e-PRO,GRI,SRES answered:
I am selling FSBO and recieved a very low offer yesterday. We will decline the offer today. What am I?
Good morning Sarah:

If you were a frequent Trulia user, you would be aware of the many, many pitfalls of selling a home without representation.

Please find yourself a great Realto ... more
0 votes Share Flag Fri Mar 25, 2011 Home Selling in 02140
Mike Hughes…, Real Estate Pro in Waltham, MA
Mike Hughes Team answered:
Looking to Rent a 3BR near Cambridge, MA
Greetings Goblyn,
Contact AlcoveRealty.com or BostonApartments.com ... you should be able to find what you are looking for, or speak with someone who can help.
Good luck,
0 votes Share Flag Mon Aug 25, 2008 Home Buying in MIT, Cambridge, MA
Daniel Jeung,  in Woodinville, WA
Daniel Jeung answered:
Sell now or in two years?
I think it depends on what you plan to do in the next several years. Are you planning to purchase another home somewhere else? If so, and you need the proceeds, then now might be the ... more
0 votes Share Flag Fri Feb 28, 2014 Home Selling in East Cambridge
Debt Free Da…,  in 85260
Debt Free Dave answered:
I am looking for information on the Beazer developments in Cambridge, MD
Have you done a google search. You can find everything on Google.
0 votes Share Flag Thu May 22, 2008 Home Buying in Cambridge, MA
Rob Goodwin,…,  in Easton, MA
Rob Goodwin, Broker/Owner,ABR,CRS,e-PRO,GRI,SRES answered:
how termites infection affects the value of a house even if it had been treated?
Good afternoon CG:
Value is impacted in a few different ways. First of all there will be some buyers that will not purchase the home regardless of the extent of infestation and damage, ... more
0 votes Share Flag Wed Oct 15, 2014 Market Conditions in 02138
Julie Duncan, Real Estate Pro in Lexington, MA
Julie Duncan answered:
How is the East Cambridge market doing this season?
Since all Real Estate is local, rather than this forum you should talk with a local agent...or more than one if you want multiple opinions. I'm in the Lexington market and things h ... more
0 votes Share Flag Thu May 8, 2008 Market Conditions in East Cambridge, Cambridge, MA
Dm, Home Buyer in Somerville, MA
Dm answered:
Sump pump in garden-level room: should I be worried?
I should note that the property was remodeled 2 years ago, so looking for signs of water damage might not tell me everything I need to know...
0 votes Share Flag Thu May 8, 2008 Home Buying in Cambridge, MA
Torquil Cree…, Real Estate Pro in Austin, TX
Torquil Creevy answered:
Should I use the same agent to sell and buy?
Absolutely! Your agent knows the status of both contracts and can coordinate accordingly. It's not a conflict of interest, as some people seem to think. Your agent has a duty to put you ... more
0 votes Share Flag Thu May 8, 2008 Home Selling in Cambridge, MA
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