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Alison Hillm…, Other/Just Looking in San Francisco, CA
Alison Hillman answered:
What is the price of land per square foot in Gilbert, AZ?
Hi there-

This might help: http://www.trulia.com/real_estate/Saugus-Massachusetts/

Ali, Community Manager
0 votes Share Flag Tue Apr 16, 2013 General Area in 01906
Ron Carpenito, Real Estate Pro in 01810
Ron Carpenito answered:
I've started looking into buying a home, regarding the asking price, what is the average % you can offer to get a good deal without paying the asking
That's a complicated question, because you need to first determine if the asking price is over, at or below the market value of the home to begin with. Then you need to determine the cu ... more
0 votes Share Flag Sat Apr 13, 2013 Home Buying in Methuen
Louis Wolfson, Real Estate Pro in 02030
Louis Wolfson answered:
What's the standard commission for a land lease? For instance like a walgreens or cvs?
It is against the law to discuss commissions in a forum, with or without the public. Commissions are negotiable. Commercial transactions are different than residential as to fees.

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0 votes Share Flag Wed Apr 10, 2013 Home Buying in 01949
Wen Farina (…, Real Estate Pro in Massachusetts
Wen Farina (Wayne) answered:
366 maple lynn ma 01904
And the question is????????
0 votes Share Flag Tue Apr 9, 2013 Market Conditions in Lynn
Michael Cheng, Real Estate Pro in San Jose, CA
Michael Cheng answered:
been a local contractor in the area for past 30 yrs work been slow thinging about doing single family flips . your thoughts
Flipping homes is an option for a contractor if you have the capital ($500K+), the time (6-12 months), and the connections to get deals. If you have those, then you should get started.
0 votes Share Flag Tue Jul 9, 2013 Market Conditions in Lynn
Richard Shap…, Real Estate Pro in Framingham, MA
Richard Shapiro answered:
If my Mortgage rate is 3.375...an APR of 4.34 too high?? Also if the mortgage company does the appraisal and switch could the same appraisal be used?
Is your loan FHA ? If so then that apr might make sense. FHA appraisals are generally portable.
0 votes Share Flag Thu Apr 4, 2013 Home Buying in 01843
Paul Stonkus, Real Estate Pro in Lynn, MA
Paul Stonkus answered:
How much would you price this house?
impossible to say without having info on kitchen, bath, utilities, basement, etc. If you'd like to call me, I'd be glad to discuss it with you. 7813670697
Paul
0 votes Share Flag Tue Apr 2, 2013 Market Conditions in Lynn
Louis Wolfson, Real Estate Pro in 02030
Louis Wolfson answered:
House has been inspected. for the issues that it has, is it better to have the seller discount the price of the house? or have him fix it?
depends on the extent of the work, the cost of the work, the time it would take to do the work and your comfort level with who would be doing the work.

Also remember that a discount ... more
0 votes Share Flag Wed Apr 3, 2013 Home Buying in 01843
Greer, Real Estate Pro in Newton, MA
Greer answered:
Do sellers usually work with the buyer when the house is appraised at a much lower price than the selling price?
It never hurts to ask. It depends case by case, but if the lower appraisal puts the loan approval at risk, then it is likely the seller would be willing to renegotiate since the altern ... more
0 votes Share Flag Wed Apr 3, 2013 Home Buying in 01843
Talisa Raffe…, Real Estate Pro in Saugus, MA
Talisa Rafferty answered:
how long to get to cambridge?
It takes less than 20 minutes to get to Cambridge from Saugus, with traffic. Saugus is super convenient to Boston, Logan airport and all major highways.
0 votes Share Flag Wed Apr 3, 2013 Traffic & Public Transportation in Saugus
Scott A. Nel…, Real Estate Pro in 02155
Scott A. Nelson answered:
House that i made an offer on a two family house in lawrence, used to have to have a pool but doesnt anymore... should seller reassess it?
The residential rate for Lawrence is $14.xx per thousand, even at that rate a pool even one valued at $20K would only be $280-$300/yr. You should find out if it's being counted into the ... more
0 votes Share Flag Wed Apr 3, 2013 Home Buying in 01843
Wen Farina (…, Real Estate Pro in Massachusetts
Wen Farina (Wayne) answered:
House listed with 3.5 bathrooms but only has 3 bathrooms. what should i do in regards to the price?
Are you the owner or a buyer?
0 votes Share Flag Wed Apr 3, 2013 Home Buying in 01843
Gene Clements, Real Estate Pro in Lynn, MA
Gene Clements answered:
why is 59 lovers leap ave estimated so low for the area?
Assessed values typically lag the overall market in Lynn.
0 votes Share Flag Wed Apr 3, 2013 Market Conditions in Lynn
Sarah Goulart…, Real Estate Pro in Bourne, MA
Sarah Goulart Nathe answered:
can my son buy a house to live in and rent part of it to other students and use the rental income to qualify for an FHA home purchase loan?
Are you saying he would only qualify for the loan assuming he has this additional future rental income?

Then no. Have him call a mortgage broker to find out what he can qualify for ... more
0 votes Share Flag Fri Mar 22, 2013 Financing in Swampscott
Richard Shap…, Real Estate Pro in Framingham, MA
Richard Shapiro answered:
Buying a multifamily house, is it good to keep the tenants?
Kind of backwards to make an offer to be able to see the other unit.

It is nice though to have a tennant that is in there assuming they pay rent on time. Only issue would be if they ... more
0 votes Share Flag Thu Mar 21, 2013 Home Buying in 01843
Sarah Goulart…, Real Estate Pro in Bourne, MA
Sarah Goulart Nathe answered:
how to get pmi waived?
Not sure what you mean by 'waived'. Are you currently in a home and paying pmi or are you shopping for a property, if it is the latter, have you looked into MassHousing loan ... more
0 votes Share Flag Wed Mar 20, 2013 Home Buying in 01843
Pacita C Dim…, Real Estate Pro in Alameda, CA
Pacita C Dimacali answered:
My wife is in love with a house that recently (6 months ago) for 250.000, I was wondering if is possible to offer the home owners to buy their house.
If is listed for sale? If it is you should engage a realtor to help you write an offer.

If it's not listed for sale, you can certainly approach the seller...but I would still advise ... more
0 votes Share Flag Sun Mar 17, 2013 Home Buying in Lawrence
Richard Shap…, Real Estate Pro in Framingham, MA
Richard Shapiro answered:
is paying 280000 worth paying for a single family home in marblehead?
Without the benefit of an address , yes.
0 votes Share Flag Tue Mar 12, 2013 Market Conditions in Marblehead
Paul Stonkus, Real Estate Pro in Lynn, MA
Paul Stonkus answered:
Have a pre approved 100000 mortgage. Interrested in 2 bdrm va approved condo in lynn, salem, Lawrence, revere, Chelsea. what can you do for me?
The condo market is very difficult to finance and requires research on a complex to complex basis. If you'd contact me I'd be happy to discuss your needs and determine which to investi ... more
0 votes Share Flag Tue Jul 9, 2013 Home Buying in Lynn
David Cutler, Real Estate Pro in Peabody, MA
David Cutler answered:
how do I change my profile from a house that I viewed for sale to a listing of houses that I would like to rent?
Can you clarify your question so I can better help?
0 votes Share Flag Sun Apr 27, 2014 Rentals in 01810
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