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Ron Thomas, Real Estate Pro in Fresno, CA
Ron Thomas answered:
I was denied loan when the loan officer charged me a high appraisal fee already. I asked for my money back, What are my options?
You should not have spent any money on the Inspections or Appraisal unless and until you had a Contract and a Loan approval; didn't your Realtor advise you of this?
I doubt that you ha ... more
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Michael Pall…, Real Estate Pro in Brookline, MA
Michael Pallares answered:
Do offers get reviewed by seller's lawyer?
Hi Anna,

I can only guess that the developer has authorized his attorney to review all offers before submitting them to him in an effort to handle the consideration of all offers mos ... more
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Eric Girard, Real Estate Pro in Boston, MA
Eric Girard answered:
Aesthetic look of Back Bay, worth it?
Yes, it is worth it when you are somebody who wants to live in the center of Boston in a nice residential area with beautiful Brownstones. The Back Bay was one of the biggest landfill p ... more
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Louis  Wolfs…, Real Estate Pro in Needham, MA
Louis Wolfson answered:
What is the best investment - 1 or 2 bedroom condo north of Boston (Malden / Melrose)?
A home is to live in, it is a forced way of savings, it provides tax breaks (unless Obama gets re-elected) it may go up in value, it may go down in value.

An investment is a propert ... more
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Moy Lopez, Real Estate Pro in WOBURN, MA
Moy Lopez answered:
Construction loan process?
Yes you can. If you purchase a builder's lot with his package you should be able to do this with as little as 5% down. You most likely will have to choose a house based on a choice o ... more
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Ann Sabbagh, Real Estate Pro in Pawtucket, RI
Ann Sabbagh answered:
Is there a bank that will provide a house loan to a person that is in the middle of permanent residence application and currently has H1B status?
Yes, we lend with this type of visa. As long as it is not expired. Call me for a complimentary pre-approval.
0 votes Share Flag Mon Oct 29, 2012 Home Buying in Boston
Kyle and Les…, Real Estate Pro in Weston, MA
Kyle and Leslie Mann answered:
Moving to Boston- need help choosing a neighborhood!
Personally I love Comm Ave & Marlborough St - beautiful locales very close to tons of shopping, great restaurants, park, lots of fun things to do, and more. There are quite a few lovely ... more
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Masha Sender…, Real Estate Pro in Newton, MA
Masha Senderovich answered:
What’s the most affordable neighborhood in Boston that is easily accessible to the financial district?
Depends on how you define accessible... there are lots of very affordable neighborhoods that are on one MBTA branch or the other... Roslindale and JP come to mind. Dorchester is very af ... more
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Scott Godzyk, Real Estate Pro in Manchester, NH
Scott Godzyk answered:
when listing a home who is responsible for checking the title/liens on the property?
In most cases the listing agent simply asks the owner. If the listing agent has no reason to believe this is not the truth, many times title is not pulled. If it is a short sale though ... more
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Sarah Goulart…, Real Estate Pro in Plymouth, MA
Sarah Goulart Nathe answered:
My credit score is 710 but husband is 590? We are moving to Atlanta in six months and want to purchase our first home? Would we be able to?
You'll want to talk to a mortgage professional (ideally more than one) but I would say with that score it may be hard. Since your husband makes the significantly higher income and ... more
0 votes Share Flag Sun Oct 7, 2012 Home Buying in Boston
Alison Hillm…,  in San Francisco, CA
Alison Hillman answered:
I’m searching for a 2-BR apartment in Hyde Park, Roslindale, West Roxbury, Dedham, Jamaica Plain, Brookline, and Brighton. Section 8 approval.
Hi Jahaira,

You can get started on your search right here on Trulia! Just change the city name on the search bar:

http://www.trulia.com/for_rent/Boston,MA/

Hope this helps,
A ... more
0 votes Share Flag Mon Oct 8, 2012 Home Buying in Hyde Park
Justin Melo, Real Estate Pro in Chelmsford, MA
Justin Melo answered:
Searching for an investment property in the Boston area that satisfies specific criteria.
Matt,

I have a couple properties in mind for you in the Boston area that I think you would be interested in. Feel free to contact me for further information in regards to the propert ... more
0 votes Share Flag Tue Oct 9, 2012 Home Buying in Boston
Andrew Nazza…, Real Estate Pro in Everett, MA
Andrew Nazzaro answered:
How do I determine how much to offer on a new contruction near Andrew's Sq?
Hi Jessica,

To start find comparable recent sales, with similar room counts, living area, in similar complexes etc.. Look for recent sales in the building, then the street, then wit ... more
0 votes Share Flag Tue Oct 9, 2012 Home Buying in Dorchester
Moy Lopez, Real Estate Pro in WOBURN, MA
Moy Lopez answered:
is there a credit score requirement for Rural Development loan? if so what is it?
The USDA minimum credit score is 640. Lenders go by the middle of 3 scores, Trans Union, Equifax and Experian. So when you say your score is 598, I am assuming that is your middle scor ... more
0 votes Share Flag Fri Aug 12, 2016 Home Buying in 02122
Ingrid Johns…, Real Estate Pro in Brockotn, MA
Ingrid Johnson answered:
I have been building my credit for two years but credit score is only a 598. Can I get a 45K home loan with this credit score?
A Mortgage Under 50K can be difficult, Square Footage of the Property will play a big part.
Your Credit Score well that depends on the Lender and risk level you fall into
All though ... more
0 votes Share Flag Fri Sep 28, 2012 Home Buying in 02122
Masha Sender…, Real Estate Pro in Newton, MA
Masha Senderovich answered:
Hello. I have come to the point where I am done paying rent and realize that I should look into buying a condo or a townhouse.
The first place to start is to talk to a lender who can advise you what you could qualify for. Based on what the prices are for what/where you want to buy, you can then figure oout what ... more
0 votes Share Flag Fri Nov 2, 2012 Home Buying in Boston
Jeffrey Cart…, Real Estate Pro in Beverly, MA
Jeffrey Carter answered:
Selling my home
Hi Rss2t,

I highly recommend you retain an attorney. The bank attorney represents the lender and does not have your best interests in mind. Real Estate transactions can get messy e ... more
0 votes Share Flag Fri Nov 2, 2012 Home Buying in Boston
Ellen Friedm…, Real Estate Pro in Cambridge, MA
Ellen Friedman answered:
Should we buy a house with a big tree very close to the garage and its roots cracked some of the driveway?
You can have the tree removed and the stump ground out. I think you are worrying too much--it you love the house and that's the only thing wrong with it I would suggest you move forwar ... more
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Ken Snyder, Real Estate Pro in Boston, MA
Ken Snyder answered:
Is 3 Huron circle Dorchester available?
Dewey it appears from the Multiple Listing Service that there is an accepted offer on the property pending court approval. However that offer is from March and the property has yet to ... more
0 votes Share Flag Tue Sep 18, 2012 Home Buying in Boston
Michael Pall…, Real Estate Pro in Brookline, MA
Michael Pallares answered:
Boston Real Estate - Good time to Invest?
First step? Check out the profiles of Realtors on this site and read their recommendations. It's always worthwhile to see what other people have to say about the skills and professional ... more
0 votes Share Flag Sun Jan 25, 2015 Home Buying in 02127
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