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Joyce Lin, Real Estate Pro in Leominster, MA
Joyce Lin answered:
Realtors, agents, brokers, property managers. Licensed, unlicensed. What is the meaning of all these terms?
REALTOR® is a brand, it means the licensed individual pays dues to the National Association of REALTORS® and to the State Association of REALTORS® and to the local Board of REA ... more
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Alysa OHara, Real Estate Pro in Braintree, MA
Alysa OHara answered:
how to get closed sales prices as soon as they are registered?

You can search records on line for free at the Norfolk Registry of Deeds at:

Have fun!

Alysa O’Hara, Realtor, CBR, ... more
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Tina Lam, Real Estate Pro in San Jose, CA
Tina Lam answered:
how to build a house and not loose money?
It's simple. Do your homework to make sure you don't overspend or overbuild for the proposed location. Depending on your experience, this could be a 2 month or 2 year process.
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Masha Sender…, Real Estate Pro in Newton, MA
Masha Senderovich answered:
How do I find a good agent?
You can search for agents in your zip code on Zillow. Read existing reviews. Ask if your agent is a Realtor (member of the national realtor association). Realtors invest more in their c ... more
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Roger Roberge, Real Estate Pro in Springfield, MA
Roger Roberge answered:
I am looking for a Real Estate Tutor? I have taken the course a few times at different places and the exam a few times. I want to hire a tutor so the
Have you tried all the practice tests and preparation materials given to you by the testing center and your class provider? There are some online tutoring programs to assist with test ... more
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Christine Mo…, Real Estate Pro in Wilbraham, MA
Christine Moran Realtor & Notary answered:
how can i inquire on a house no longer for sale but abandoned on 18 Florence St Springfield ma 01105?
What would you like to know about the home? You can always check on the free online hampden country registry of deeds.
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Suzanne MacD…, Real Estate Pro in Morristown, NJ
Suzanne MacDowell answered:
Can you rent to somebody you know with section 8?
You can, as far as I know, but it may not be a good idea. The landlord/tenant relationship is a business relationship and renting to a friend could blur that line and lead to difficult ... more
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Masha Sender…, Real Estate Pro in Newton, MA
Masha Senderovich answered:
I recently purchused property with a 5 yr old septic tank but had the house removed and going to rebuild. Can i still use the existing septic tank?
As long as it passes title V. I think you need to get it inspected every 5 years.
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Steve Boucher, Real Estate Pro in Franklin, MA
Steve Boucher answered:
I was wondering if someone can tell me if I can buy a home , I have a down deposit of $5,000- $10,000 for one I know I don't have good credit
I am a Mortgage Banker based in Mansfield and would be happy to look into this for you. Will need to know a lot more info but it is definitely posible to buys a house with that down pa ... more
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Lori Lincoln, Real Estate Pro in taunton, MA
Lori Lincoln answered:
I'm looking to start a forecloser clean out business. I was wondering if anybody could recommend one of these online start-up kits. Thanks
Hi Ali,

You can get in touch with the REO agents and Asset your area. What you are doing, I commend. A highly competitive field too. The best way to break into to this b ... more
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Jeet Shahani, Real Estate Pro in Brookline, MA
Jeet Shahani answered:
I want to contact the property manager for 15, 17, and 19 Short St Brookline. Can someone help me?.?
Do you live there? There is usually a contact information posted right on the property premises. There are a few property management companies that work in the neighborhood, but I don ... more
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Marcelina Mc…, Real Estate Pro in Duvall, WA
Marcelina McGinnis answered:
what is involved in condoizing a two family house (currently co-owned)?
Wow I wish my brother in law was on Trulia, he'd be the perfect one to answer this question. He's recently converted his 4-plex to condos. In short, he needed an attorney to w ... more
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Catherine "Cathy" Chaudemanche answered:
how do i advertise on line?
Hi Thomas,

Welcome to Trulia.

I am assuming that you are selling your house on your own (FSBO). There are many websites that specialize in advertizing FSBOs.
As per your questio ... more
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Kevin Vitali, Real Estate Pro in Tewksbury, MA
Kevin Vitali answered:
I'll try and keep this short.. My parents own a beautiful 2 family home in Quincy. They are both in there 70's but in great health. My
That type of condo is very hard to finance for buyers and not worth the expense that it was worth several years ago. Talk to local Realtors and local mortgage brokers. You want to see ... more
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Marty Kaiser, Real Estate Pro in Orlando, FL
Marty Kaiser answered:
I am trying to negotiate with a builder/seller of a property without an agent, anything I need to be aware of?
I highly recommend either employing the services of a realtor or having a lawyer review the contract prior to you signing it. The two biggest issues are the financial stability of the ... more
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Vicky Chrisn…, Real Estate Pro in Purcellvile, VA
Vicky Chrisner answered:
Should I wait to start viewing homes while I'm still in the works of getting pre-approved for a mortgage?
Get approved first. Make sure you are comfortable with the payment and down payment requirements. You cant really write a good offer without doing this, so what good does shopping do?
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Ken Lambert,  in Exeter, NH
Ken Lambert answered:
I saw a waterproofed basement with vinyl on the floor and walls. Is this a good waterproofing technique?It
Hi Rona- This is just a cursory answer and thought- sight unseen. I was a builder for 10+ years in Mass.
I can assure you that a vinyl floor, or a wall covering, is not going to stop ... more
0 votes Share Flag Mon May 11, 2009 How To... in Cambridge
I am looking for a two family house to rent in the lynn area i need two apartments myself and my adult boys are down sizing from a single family to two seperate units we have 2 dogs and a cat i have had no luck with the internet searches if the situation is right we w...
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Nancy Quigley,  in Norfolk, MA
Nancy Quigley answered:
How do I go about getting an option on a property? I hold the property till I find a buyer for a certain
I am not sure what your question is? Getting an option on a property? Do you mean a Market Positioning Price - Brokers Price Option?

Are you referring to accepting an offer with a ... more
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Bob Bittelari, Real Estate Pro in ,
Bob Bittelari answered:
We own a condo in a 2-family house where we'd like to stay long-term.
Hi Pam... I have not experienced someone turning a condo conversion back to a two family. I would think once you purchase the other unit, you would need to have a new deed recorded back ... more
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