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Ron Thomas, Real Estate Pro in Fresno, CA
Ron Thomas answered:
Why aren't HOA fees listed?
In some cases, you are right:
In others, it may be that they are afraid to quote a $$ because the fee might change before the property is sold.
It may be that there are variable fees ... more
0 votes Share Flag Sun Dec 25, 2011 Home Selling in 01364
Ron Thomas, Real Estate Pro in Fresno, CA
Ron Thomas answered:
Hi, I recently sold my home,happily for above asking and within a week of listing...about a day or so after we costed a neighbor who was partFaceboow
We are expected to maintain a period of confidentiality during the Escrow:
Basically, that cloud is lifted after the Escrow Closes, because 30 days later, almost everything is there fo ... more
0 votes Share Flag Sun Feb 26, 2012 Home Selling in Northborough
Don Tepper, Real Estate Pro in Fairfax, VA
Don Tepper answered:
can the seller of a short sale property rent the premises?
Sure. The owner is the owner until the title is transferred.

However, there are a number of problems with that. First, the rental income is income . . . and that should be reflected ... more
0 votes Share Flag Tue Jul 9, 2013 Home Selling in 01902
Marie Souza…, Real Estate Pro in Centerville, MA
Marie Souza Team answered:
estimated price range of 1960 built home: 3 bed, 1 1/2 bath, 1 acre, corner lot. maintained reasonably well.
Are you looking for the current market value? If so, I am sure an agent from your area will chime in here!
0 votes Share Flag Thu Dec 15, 2011 Home Selling in Hamilton
Ron Thomas, Real Estate Pro in Fresno, CA
Ron Thomas answered:
Are there any grandfather clauses or exceptions for homeowners who bought a house with an illegal apartment in Revere?
That is really going to be up to your local Country Building Office:
The reason that the Counties have the Permit process, (other than making money) is to ensure that buildings are saf ... more
0 votes Share Flag Tue Jun 11, 2013 Home Selling in 02151
Deb Nicholls, Real Estate Pro in Concord, MA
Deb Nicholls answered:
Is there a way to find out the agent or real estate company of the recently sold properties in Chelmsford?
The easiest way is to ask your favorite Realtor. We can run reports on both.

0 votes Share Flag Tue Jan 10, 2012 Home Selling in Chelmsford
Richard Shap…, Real Estate Pro in Framingham, MA
Richard Shapiro answered:
I owned a second home in MA while my primary residence was in another state. I paid the Capital Gains Tax to the Fed Gov. Do I owe MA any tax?
That would be the proper question for a Ma Tax professional. I would imagin you do, but you should verify that by calling someone.
0 votes Share Flag Mon Dec 5, 2011 Home Selling in 02360
Masha Sender…, Real Estate Pro in Newton, MA
Masha Senderovich answered:
After a listing contact expires, is there any commision obligation to the broker if a person 1st saw house while under contract.
Usually, yes. Look on your contract, there is an expiration date on that time of a transaction.
0 votes Share Flag Sun Apr 27, 2014 Home Selling in 01810
Dagmar Kubes, Real Estate Pro in Great Barrington, MA
Dagmar Kubes answered:
where do i look up an estimate?
Val, I am assuming, that you are looking for an evaluation of your home or a land, or both. Call me, give me more detail and I'll provide you with the opinion of the current market ... more
0 votes Share Flag Tue Nov 13, 2012 Home Selling in 01240
John Savigna…, Real Estate Pro in 01748
John Savignano answered:
What should i watch out for from an cash deal buyer, no broker? The house may be worth $1mil. Thanks.
verification of funds!!!!
0 votes Share Flag Mon Apr 2, 2012 Home Selling in 02138
Bill Patters…, Real Estate Pro in Boston, MA
Bill Patterson answered:
How can I be released from our realtor contract if we want to swap homes with the family whose house we're buying? They want ours as an
Hi Damon,
I suggest that you take a good look at the contract you signed to answer the "ride out" question. Call your agent and discuss the situation with him/her, maybe you ... more
0 votes Share Flag Tue Oct 25, 2011 Home Selling in Hopkinton
Mary Winnett…, Real Estate Pro in Wilmington, MA
Mary Winnett Giroux answered:
Why is our open house not posted? This is a Somerville, MA posting. MLS has been updated with OH info about 3 days ago.
Notify your agent, and they can manually do it. Not sure why Trulia isn't pulling the info over from MLS
0 votes Share Flag Tue Oct 18, 2011 Home Selling in Somerville
Melissa Scher, Real Estate Pro in Boston, MA
Melissa Scher asked:
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Call now 951…, Real Estate Pro in Corona, CA
Call now 951-212-7479 answered:
Can a smoke certificate be renewed if I only closed on the property a few months ago and I am now reselling?
Smoke Certificate? Please clarify and we'll be happy to help.
0 votes Share Flag Thu Sep 15, 2011 Home Selling in Massachusetts
Alex Pereira, Real Estate Pro in Livonia, MI
Alex Pereira answered:
Is an in-law apartment with bedroom, kitchen with range, bathroom, and connected to main living area with 2 egresses, legal in Wakefield, MA?
Thats a question I would recommend you take up with the building department in your city since it involves contractor codes. Some places may allow you to grandfather yourself in since ... more
0 votes Share Flag Tue Oct 30, 2012 Home Selling in Wakefield
Louis Wolfson, Real Estate Pro in 02030
Louis Wolfson answered:
What is the capital gains tax on selling a house in MA?
Checout this link from Bill it will be helpful

0 votes Share Flag Tue Sep 13, 2011 Home Selling in 01550
Heather Mcke…, Real Estate Pro in Worcester County, MA
Heather Mckeon Mawn answered:
My lawyer sent an updated contract to buyer's/bank's lawyer a month ago on a contract signed 3 months ago. Still no response/closing date.
Is it a short sale? That seems long even for a short sale.
0 votes Share Flag Fri Sep 2, 2011 Home Selling in 01534
Ellen Friedm…, Real Estate Pro in 02139
Ellen Friedman answered:
Add a bath to basement?
I would not recommend that you spend the money to add a bath to an unfinished basement. It's a nice convenience but will probably not add to the value of the home. When I have ta ... more
0 votes Share Flag Sun Aug 25, 2013 Home Selling in Quincy Center
Amy Mullen, Real Estate Pro in Shrewsbury, MA
Amy Mullen answered:
will a radon mitigation system effect the resale value of a home?

Not necessarily if it's properly disclosed. Radon is not an uncommon issue in MA. Have you had the house tested recently?

0 votes Share Flag Thu Jun 18, 2015 Home Selling in 02169
Alan May, Real Estate Pro in 60201
Alan May answered:
Summertime - the only way for someone to give you an accurate assessment of your home's true value is for an agent to actually visit your home, see the inside and compare it to oth ... more
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