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James Trano, Real Estate Pro in Arlington, MA
James Trano answered:
Purchasing after a Short sale
Please contact Fred Allard at www.fredallard.com and mention my name. He is a reliable mortgage professional and should be able to answer your questions. Or call Meredith Spence at Mere ... more
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James Trano, Real Estate Pro in Arlington, MA
James Trano answered:
My bid for home is @ asking price with no continqencys., Other offer lower. Does realor have right to still carry on negotiations?
Yes Nikolas, the Listing Agent/Realtor is not the decision maker in the transaction. They are responsible to the Seller and must act on their behalf. My concern is that you and the ot ... more
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Tean Wong, Real Estate Pro in Boston, MA
Tean Wong answered:
L-1 Visa is a transfer employee visa. So you are working in this country legally and have taxes record. You will have to talk to a good mortgage broker. I did represent many internation ... more
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Elizabeth He…, Real Estate Pro in Agawam, MA
Elizabeth Herbert answered:
what are the programs offered to first time buyers in Arlington/in Ma?
There's the First Time Homebuyer Tax Credit until April 2010, then there are programs through FHA and HUD. The FTHTC is automatic, but a mortgage officer would know which one of t ... more
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Scott A. Nel…,  in 02155
Scott A. Nelson answered:
What's a real estate agent's responsibility with regards to lead testing?
As a real estate agent we're required to review the Property Transfer Notification Pack with each buyer/seller/tenant. This is required both federally & state. Only a licenced ... more
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Mary Ann Lip…,  in Spring, TX
Mary Ann Lipsey answered:
My partner and I are buying a house together. The mortgage will be under my name her name will be on the
depends on the laws in your state
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Bob Bittelari, Real Estate Pro in Belmont, MA
Bob Bittelari answered:
where can i get info on prices asked versus sale prices for single family homes in Arlington, mass?
Hi Liz,
I have ben Realtor in Arlington for over 20 years. I would be happy to provide you with the information on a sspecific property, or if you log onto my website you register for ... more
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Deb Agliano, Real Estate Pro in Medford, MA
Deb Agliano answered:
is this house for sale?
Hi Heather,

Thanks for your question. I don't mean to sound silly, but which house are you referring to? There was no link or address with your question.


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Michael Lefe…, Real Estate Pro in Westborough, MA
Michael Lefebvre answered:
We're considering a move to the Boston area, specifically Arlington or Lexington. We'll be visiting the area
Any good agent worth their salt in those areas will be HAPPY to show you some houses, regardless of when you plan to buy. You will definitely get a few from Trulia Voices conta ... more
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Territory.c…, Real Estate Pro in MA,
Territory.com answered:
Would a studio appreciate its value at the same rate as one bedroom in the same condominium complex?
Generally speaking the answer is yes. The only reason it wouldn't is if the market for studios veered away from the market for 1 bedrooms. Because generally studios and 1 bedrooms are ... more
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Michael Giles, Real Estate Pro in Beverly, MA
Michael Giles answered:
How can I find out the historical assessed value of the property, say last five years? Also is 2008 fiscal
Hi Coco,
The simplest thing to do is to contact the assessors office in the city/town that the property is in. They will be able to tell you over the phone or if you go to the offic ... more
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Territory.c…, Real Estate Pro in MA,
Territory.com answered:
How much is reasonable price for 500sq feet studio with view in Arlington, which was bought at 191K in 2003?
Seems like the price per square foot is a little high. I am seeing 600+ square foot 1 bedroom units selling for that price so unless the studio is beautifully done, the location can't b ... more
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Don Tepper, Real Estate Pro in Burke, VA
Don Tepper answered:
What should I offer for the house that is priced for 285K?
Depends on: (1) What it's worth, (2) What you can afford, and (3) How much you do or don't like it.

First point: A house priced at $285,000 could be worth anything. Ask your agent fo ... more
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How can I make sure there are no bedbugs in a building I move to? A friend had to sell her condo due to this.
Hard to tell they are there until you get bit. This will give you an idea of the critter you are dealing with http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Bedbugs.

Here are a few sites to visit to ... more
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