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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
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Louis Wolfson, Real Estate Pro in Needham, MA
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
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
Louis Wolfson, Real Estate Pro in Needham, MA
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
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Scott A. Nel…,  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
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  Goula…, Real Estate Pro in Plymouth, 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
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
Christine M.…, Real Estate Pro in Wilbraham, MA
Christine M. Moran answered:
Can you tell me about beach clubs in Marblehead? If a house lists "in Ocean Park beach club", what does that mean if house is not a shore
You should call the realtor who has the property listed for more info.
0 votes Share Flag Mon Jul 8, 2013 Home Buying in Marblehead
Heath Coker, Real Estate Pro in Falmouth, MA
Heath Coker answered:
I was told that if you live in Middleton, Ma you have to dispose you own trash..no trash pick up by the city is that true?
I would call the Middleton Town Hall.

Then

Come to Falmouth.
More waterfront than any other town in the US, beaches, resturants, golf, AND trash pickup!
Plus, you get to live at ... more
0 votes Share Flag Mon Apr 15, 2013 Home Buying in Middleton
Tim Moore, Real Estate Pro in Nags Head, NC
Tim Moore answered:
Starting the research process
The steps to follow are always the same:

Step #1 = Sit down and speak with a loan officer or mortgage broker and it is best to talk with a couple.

Step #2 = Find a Realtor to w ... more
0 votes Share Flag Thu Jan 31, 2013 Home Buying in 01844
Luciano Leone, Real Estate Pro in Peabody, MA
Luciano Leone answered:
what are the park fees in whispering meadows mobile co operative park peabody ma?
Margaret - in performing some research, it appears the association fee is $390. Should you decide you need additional assistance or have any further questions about buying property in t ... more
0 votes Share Flag Tue Feb 26, 2013 Home Buying in 01960
Heath Coker, Real Estate Pro in Falmouth, MA
Heath Coker answered:
Does anyone know of any home owners with *EXTRA* land here in North Andover?
I would look at the tax records for acerage, or homes with large lots thatmight have enough to subdivide.


(Please note: when you choose an answer as a Best Answer, or at least give ... more
0 votes Share Flag Sat Jan 19, 2013 Home Buying in North Andover
Travis Jacks…, Real Estate Pro in 95008
Travis Jackson answered:
Looking for the best direction to go in, Sell or Rent to own... While attaining a new mortgage on a new property.
So your current house is worth 126k and you owe 178k?
0 votes Share Flag Tue Jul 9, 2013 Home Buying in Lynn
allan erps,A…, Real Estate Pro in Pearl River, NY
allan erps,ABR,SFR answered:
Should I get preapproved?
Not sure about all of your questions but some Banks do want to see 2 months of statements to evaluate the Loan. However, I am fairly certain a pre-approval is in order. 401k money or ot ... more
0 votes Share Flag Thu Jul 31, 2014 Home Buying in 01841
Robin Odonne…, Real Estate Pro in Beverly, MA
Robin Odonnell answered:
Will it hurt my chances of getting a mortgage if I currently pay my rent by cash?
jk02,
It would depend on the underwriter for the lender as to whether it would be a problem or not. Some lenders will ask for 12 months records of payments and others may not. If you ... more
0 votes Share Flag Thu Mar 21, 2013 Home Buying in 01960
Wen Farina (…, Real Estate Pro in Massachusetts
Wen Farina (Wayne) answered:
Can someone tell me the average price of a home in Marblehead? Have homes increased in value in the past 12 months? Averge time home on market?
Hi Julie,

it really depends on what you are looking for overall in the past 12 months you have
Avg. Liv.Area SqFt: 2,304.29 Avg. List$: $677,842 Avg. List$/SqFt: $284 Avg. ... more
0 votes Share Flag Sun Dec 9, 2012 Home Buying in Marblehead
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