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Ron Thomas, Real Estate Pro in Fresno, CA
Ron Thomas answered:
previous purchase question
If you did not sign a non-disclosure agreement.....
As a matter of fact, there are a lot of people out there gathering information about every sale to use in their statistics books. Do ... more
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Scott A. Nel…,  in 02155
Scott A. Nelson answered:
Buying HUD home and offer was accepted in Oct 2011 and still not closed. Is this normal?
Well first question would be do you have a buyers agent and attorney? If so what are they saying and with the current property is this to be expected? Was there a negotiation item broug ... more
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Ellen Friedm…, Real Estate Pro in Cambridge, MA
Ellen Friedman answered:
When a realtor shows you the listing of a house and it states it has 2 fireplaces Do they have to be in working condition?
Not really, although there should be a disclosure stating either that they are not working or that their condition is unknown. Certainly the statement that there are two fireplaces wit ... more
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Christine Mo…, Real Estate Pro in Wilbraham, MA
Christine Moran Realtor & Notary answered:
What does a free zone refer to in a school district map?
You have would to call the schhol district. I have heard of drug free and gun free.
0 votes Share Flag Mon Jan 23, 2012 Home Buying in 01970
Tim Moore, Real Estate Pro in Kitty Hawk, NC
Tim Moore answered:
does cement siding / asbestos siding affect the value of a property?
Asbestos will cause a problem at some point when the house needs to be torn down. Until then it should not be a problem really. It will hurt the value, to some degree, because buyers do ... more
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Dan Tabit, Real Estate Pro in Issaquah, WA
Dan Tabit answered:
Is it common in Mass. do ask for an extension for financing?
Rick,
It's not uncommon anywhere. Many lenders are swamped with the low rates. Others are overwhelmed with short sales and foreclosures. You don't mention why you are req ... more
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John & Miche…, Real Estate Pro in Reading, MA
John & Michelle Ternullo answered:
I have bad credit but a good paying job i just started i want my own home how can i do it single family 1 2 or 3 bedroom i d c
Hello-
I would recommend calling a loan officer. They can review your financial situation and provide advice from there.
If you need any recomondations , let us know, we are happy t ... more
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Richard Shap…, Other/Just Looking in Framingham, MA
Richard Shapiro answered:
In todays housing market do most homes sell for around the assesed value?
probably not. look around at enough homes and you might notice that assesed values dont typically match the asking and sales prices.
0 votes Share Flag Tue Nov 15, 2011 Home Buying in 01930
Sarah Goulart…, Real Estate Pro in Plymouth, MA
Sarah Goulart Nathe answered:
Any cities/towns in commuter proximity to Canton that are similar to Salem, MA?
Hi Kathy,
What do you mean by 'similar'? I may be able to suggest some towns that would work, I just want to know what exactly you are looking for. Is it the history you li ... more
0 votes Share Flag Thu Oct 13, 2011 Home Buying in Salem
Mike Sullivan, Real Estate Pro in Gainesville, FL
Mike Sullivan answered:
My father and I live in his house in Lynn,Ma. He is 80 years old and I am on SSI. He owes $45,000.00 on his mortgage. Can he sell me the house for?
Wanda...your Dad can sell you the house for whatever he wishes. You would need to get a mortgage in that amount, there would be closing costs involved in this transaction, however. Yo ... more
0 votes Share Flag Sat Nov 9, 2013 Home Buying in Peabody
Don Tepper, Real Estate Pro in Burke, VA
Don Tepper answered:
What do I look for an agent? When making an offer on land if something has been on the market for 2 years & only been reduced 10,000 how do you?
Huge number of threads here on looking for an agent. Basically, interview at least 3. Look for knowledge, but also look for compatibility with you--someone who'll listen to you, re ... more
0 votes Share Flag Tue Nov 15, 2011 Home Buying in 01915
Mike Sullivan, Real Estate Pro in Gainesville, FL
Mike Sullivan answered:
we put an offer on land 4 days ago and still haven't heard back is this ethical? Why have contracts if realtors dont abide by them?
I hope I understand your question correctly...putting in an offer doesn't constitute a contract. The realtor is obligated to submit all offers in a timely fashion. the seller, on ... more
0 votes Share Flag Mon Apr 15, 2013 Home Buying in 01930
My NC Homes…, Real Estate Pro in Chapel Hill, NC
My NC Homes Team answered:
I am cash buyer - I am interested in a property that is a 'short sale'
You can negotiate, however bear in mind that it's likely to take between 3-6 months to get a final answer from the creditors. The Seller may accept your offer in a day, but it does ... more
0 votes Share Flag Sun Sep 11, 2011 Home Buying in 01906
Greer Swiston, Real Estate Pro in Newton, MA
Greer Swiston answered:
I am ready to purchase a condo...before signing a P&S what information / documents, ect. should I be reviewing?
In Massachusetts, requesting condo docs (Master Deed, Unit Deed, Rules and Regs as well as a recent financial Statement) are pretty typical. Your Home Inspector would also most likely ... more
0 votes Share Flag Sun Sep 11, 2011 Home Buying in 01906
Paul Stonkus, Real Estate Pro in Lynn, MA
Paul Stonkus answered:
what is mls number for new listing in Beverly MAss. Multifamliy-4 apts; estate of Norman Richards
53 elliot and 10 thorndike are currently 4 unit buildings available in Beverly.
Give me a call if you'd like further info
Thanks,Paul
0 votes Share Flag Fri Sep 2, 2011 Home Buying in Beverly
Richard Shap…, Other/Just Looking in Framingham, MA
Richard Shapiro answered:
Being English could you explain the meanings to the following words - Condo, Twnhm, Apt, Single family home, Multi family home Thank you
Condo and townhome might be used interchangeably. Both refer to a condominium style of ownership where you own your unit but are also part of an association that owns the common areas. ... more
0 votes Share Flag Sat Feb 18, 2012 Home Buying in Salem
Steve Boucher, Real Estate Pro in Franklin, MA
Steve Boucher answered:
Is FHA loans my only option for being a 1st time home buyer?
A USDA loan which is 100% finance with no monthly PMI or a Mass Housing loan is also an option providing that you qualify. I would be happy to look into those options for you or give y ... more
0 votes Share Flag Sun Jul 1, 2012 Home Buying in Lynn
Christine Mo…, Real Estate Pro in Wilbraham, MA
Christine Moran Realtor & Notary answered:
How is 13 PINE Road Lynn Ma is it a good part of Lynn to raise my daughters? safe? quiet?
We really aren't allowed to say. You can check crime rates and states by going to different sites via google.
0 votes Share Flag Mon Mar 19, 2012 Home Buying in Lynn
Andrew Adams,  in 01915
Andrew Adams answered:
Failed title 5 in MA - How do I get replacement estimates?
You will need a renovation loan. This time of year a bank is not going to close a conventional loan with the septic unless it's a renovation loan. By going with a renovation loan ... more
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Jeff Makowski, Real Estate Pro in Andover, MA
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0 votes Share Flag Thu Jul 14, 2011 Home Buying in Essex County
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