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George Lewman, Real Estate Pro in Parker, CO
George Lewman answered:
I am a teacher with a pretty low credit score looking for programs available in Mass. to help with loans or down payment assistance. Thanks
Cath, Check with a mortgage broker / banker in MA for programs that will help you. I don't know what you mean with a pretty low score. Typically, FHA will loan in the 580-620 ra ... more
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Bernie Berge…, Real Estate Pro in 01852
Bernie Bergeron answered:
How is the 01852 market? Looking to sell a 2300 4 bedroom 2 1/2 bath home that was built in 2005. Paid 339k for it, invested 20k more.
Did you have a Realtor provide you a comparable market analysis?
0 votes Share Flag Mon Dec 24, 2012 Home Selling in 01852
Christine Mo…, Real Estate Pro in Wilbraham, MA
Christine Moran Realtor/Notary answered:
average days on market lowell ma
Send me an email of what areas you are looking in and I can send you all of the current listings for properties that have been on for a while. Christine.moran@realliving.com
0 votes Share Flag Mon Mar 14, 2011 Market Conditions in 01852
Chris Lefebv…, Real Estate Pro in Methuen, MA
Chris Lefebvre answered:
I'm trying to sell my house as a FSBO, but it seem the traffic has slowed down a lot. Is the market in Lowell going cold?
Hi Brian,

The summer months have arrived and people are starting to go away on vacations. It is normal for things to slow down during the summer and it usually picks up again in the ... more
0 votes Share Flag Thu Dec 9, 2010 Home Selling in 01850
Patrick Thies…, Real Estate Pro in Elmhurst, IL
Patrick Thies SFR, CNC answered:
can current tenents break the lease with a new owner?
You may have to talk to an real estate attorney to see exactly what your options are. Usually a lease transfers with the property. The new owner should take the property subject to th ... more
0 votes Share Flag Sun Jun 13, 2010 Rentals in 01854
Don Tepper, Real Estate Pro in Fairfax, VA
Don Tepper answered:
Can condo association stop the owners from renting out their condo, if there is a bylaw?

Consult a lawyer for details.
0 votes Share Flag Fri Apr 2, 2010 For rent in 01854
Deb Nicholls, Real Estate Pro in Concord, MA
Deb Nicholls answered:
Who pays if the house failed inspection?
In Massachusetts the inspection contingency is to ensure that there are no hidden defects in the property you have agreed to buy, and to allow you to back out of the deal if any are fou ... more
0 votes Share Flag Thu Jun 7, 2012 Home Buying in 01850
Gerard Dunn, Real Estate Pro in Potomac, MD
Gerard Dunn answered:
Can new owner break the lease with the current tenants?
No - The tenant's rights survive the settlement and sale of the property.
0 votes Share Flag Sun Mar 24, 2013 Rentals in 01854
Ken Lambert, Real Estate Pro in Exeter, NH
Ken Lambert answered:
I have a 1700 sq foot townhome in Belvidere and I am in the process of finishing off the basement to add another 500 sq feet above grade.
Hello Dpg: Good question. So, you paid $340K and added about $17K since to it. That's $357K total, 3 1/2 years ago. I'd say you're right in the ballpark at it being w ... more
0 votes Share Flag Wed Dec 30, 2009 Market Conditions in Lowell
Ken Lambert, Real Estate Pro in Exeter, NH
Ken Lambert answered:
Local Neighborhoods Advice in Lowell Requested
Hi Anne- Lowell really runs the gamut. For starters, there are 5 zip codes in the the city- and you can check data and crime info via zip on Trulia and on www.city-data.com, etc.
Re ... more
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Ken Lambert, Real Estate Pro in Exeter, NH
Ken Lambert answered:
I am looking to rent or buy a parking space or spaces in the vicinity of Umass Lowell south campus
Hi Julia- How many spaces ideally? What are you looking to pay? I may have some contacts around there. For just winter, or for a full year?


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0 votes Share Flag Sun Feb 10, 2013 In My Neighborhood in Lowell
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Voices Member answered:
what is the average comission rate for a realtor?
Maybe you'd like to check these out..

Table 1: U.S. Annual Figures of Commissions Paid to Real Estate Agents & Brokers
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0 votes Share Flag Fri Aug 21, 2009 Home Selling in Lowell
Kristen Blan…, Real Estate Pro in Chelmsford, MA
Kristen Blanchet Keegan answered:
Am interested in buying a loft style condo in Lowell, must be a steal.No converted frame dwellings.Cash!!
Hi Ted,

I can definitely help! I do a lot with REO's and short sales in the area and know Lowell very well. If you would like to send me your email address I can start sending you p ... more
0 votes Share Flag Tue Dec 6, 2011 Home Buying in Lowell
Vibha Mehra, Real Estate Pro in Montville, NJ
Vibha Mehra answered:
My realtor suggested putting more money down as a deposit to get money back at closing.
All your Realtor is trying to do is to make your offer solid and acceptable offer. Nothing wrong with that at all. Seller feels secure in taking his house off the market in this slow ... more
0 votes Share Flag Fri Aug 7, 2009 Financing in Lowell
Massachusetts…, Real Estate Pro in Massachusetts
Massachusetts Real Estate answered:
Can anybody recommend a real estate attorney around Lowell, MA who charges a flat-fee for buyer?
I would highly recommend Attorney Frank DiMaria. He will review your P&S for free if you request him as closing attorney also. He is a fantastic lawyer, attentive, responsive and a grea ... more
0 votes Share Flag Thu Aug 6, 2009 Home Buying in Lowell
Ken Lambert, Real Estate Pro in Exeter, NH
Ken Lambert answered:
What is the average cost for a real estate attorney in the Lowell, MA area?
Hi Nina- Good point and thought. I would recommend you call Suzeanne Smith- 781-775-6327. If you use her services for the closing and the needed title insurance policy, I believe sh ... more
0 votes Share Flag Wed Sep 16, 2009 Home Buying in Lowell
Bob McClure-…, Real Estate Pro in Walled Lake, MI
Bob McClure- Real Estate Investing answered:
I am 23, engaged and just graduated from college. I have about 100K to pay back in student loans, and am
good morning linda.......as long as you are in a similar line of work as your college major, you can actually use the years of college as work experience...fha is 3.5% down, and the sel ... more
0 votes Share Flag Fri Jul 24, 2009 Home Buying in Lowell
Deb Mccourt, Real Estate Pro in Massachusetts
Deb Mccourt answered:
I entered into a P&S a few days ago - can I get my deposit back if I cancel this transaction
Hey Deb

Has the offer been accepted yet? If so, then no cancellation. If not, then go for it.

0 votes Share Flag Mon Jun 8, 2009 Home Buying in Lowell
Scott A. Nel…, Real Estate Pro in 02155
Scott A. Nelson answered:
Can a purchase and sale agreement be rescinded within a certain time frame?
Alot would depend on the contract language. You'll really need to have a qualified real estate attorney review your documents and give you their their legal advice & possible options.
... more
0 votes Share Flag Thu Jun 4, 2009 Home Buying in Lowell
Nikki Devaux, Real Estate Pro in Marlborough, MA
Nikki Devaux answered:
How will the change in lending practices for condos affect first-time homebuyers going through Masshousing?
I would suggest talking with a good mortgage broker. If you'd like to email me and I can give you a list of some great mortgage brokers that are very knowledgeable about the condo lend ... more
0 votes Share Flag Thu May 28, 2009 Financing in Lowell
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