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Jackson Will…, Home Buyer in Provo, UT
Jackson Willis answered:
What are the electric panel requirements in Massachusetts? Would a home with fuses pass inspection & be OK for an FHA Loan?
You should contact an electrician about this. They would be able to tell you how much of a concern this should be. I hope that you'll be able to get it figured out. It can help you a lo ... more
0 votes Share Flag Fri May 1, 2015 Home Buying in Billerica
Charlotte Ma…, Real Estate Pro in Nashua, NH
Charlotte Marrocco Mohler answered:
How much to allow for new kitchen cabinets and a tub in selling a house?
When updating your home rule of thumb is keeping what you have and update items. Kitchen cabinets are very expensive so if they are in good condition stain or paint them and put your m ... more
0 votes Share Flag Thu Jan 29, 2015 Curb Appeal in Billerica
Craig Chemaly, Real Estate Pro in 01741
Craig Chemaly answered:
How much should we lower house to get get traffic again?
Again, I know this is old, but its important. I'll probably write a blog post on it later today. There are only 2 reasons a house doesn't sell: 1) poor exposure or 2) bad pricing.
... more
0 votes Share Flag Fri Aug 1, 2014 Home Selling in 01821
Josh Barnett, Real Estate Pro in Oklahoma City, OK
Josh Barnett answered:
I need more info. for this concord rd. foreclosure home
Ask your REALTOR to help you.
0 votes Share Flag Sat Mar 15, 2014 Foreclosure in Billerica
Lburns, Home Buyer in Billerica, MA
Lburns answered:
my realtor refuse to return my down payment for a house that the deal never went tru...
Was this person a REALTOR(R) or simply a real estate agent? If the salesperson is a REALTOR(R), meaning a member of the National Association of REALTORS, then s/he is required to adher ... more
0 votes Share Flag Mon Sep 16, 2013 Home Buying in 01821
Heath Coker, Real Estate Pro in Falmouth, MA
Heath Coker answered:
can I add a picture to my home?
One of the problems with sites on the Net that only sell ads or just collect email addresses to resell, is that the info on their pages is often meant to cause you to provide your email ... more
0 votes Share Flag Mon Jul 15, 2013 Home Ownership in 01821
Wen Farina (…, Real Estate Pro in Massachusetts
Wen Farina (Wayne) answered:
refinance house in new mexico with my itin number
Hello MadridEnrique,
did you buy the house cash or used a lender when you bought it using your ITIN#? if you used a lender to obtain a mortgage I would contact them and ask them about ... more
0 votes Share Flag Sat Jun 8, 2013 Home Buying in Billerica
Jim Driscoll, Real Estate Pro in Lynnfield, MA
Jim Driscoll answered:
I am underwater or even at best. Refinanced in 2009 so not HAMP able. Current interest on Primary is 5.5 balance of approx 203.5K.
If you would like I can look up sales in your area to try to get a better idea on the value. A lot of clients that we have worked with found that the value might have been higher than t ... more
0 votes Share Flag Tue Apr 16, 2013 Home Buying in 01821
David Cutler, Real Estate Pro in Peabody, MA
David Cutler answered:
Can I buy a house using my ITIN number?
Not sure what you mean exactly. You don't need a social security number necessarily to buy a house but if you want a mortgage loan for the purchase they would most likely require a soci ... more
0 votes Share Flag Thu Mar 7, 2013 Home Buying in Billerica
Heath Coker, Real Estate Pro in Falmouth, MA
Heath Coker answered:
I need to know how to refinance my house with my ITIN number. I had paid my house for 10 yrs with a high interest.
If you don't have a mortgage broker yet, Bob Tranchell is another one to talk to.
He is a reverse specialist and also does regular refinances.

Bob Tranchell (508) 367-5731 cell 800- ... more
0 votes Share Flag Fri Dec 28, 2012 Home Buying in Billerica
Chris Doherty, Real Estate Pro in Lowell, MA
Chris Doherty answered:
What do you guys think of Billerica ?
I grew up in the town of Billerica. The town is large enough to have access to great shopping and dining. The community also offers access to major highways, good schools and affordab ... more
0 votes Share Flag Mon Dec 24, 2012 Home Buying in Billerica
Maria Cipoll…, Real Estate Pro in Coral Springs, FL
Maria Cipollone answered:
Can I buy a house using my ITIN number?
An ITIN, or individual tax identification number, is proof that an inividual pay taxes to the Internal Revenue Services. With ITIN you may qualify for a mortgage, but this opportunity ... more
2 votes Share Flag Thu Sep 6, 2012 Home Buying in Billerica
Annette  Law…, Real Estate Pro in Palm Harbor, FL
Annette Lawrence answered:
Property not selling. Price reduction?
Your original goal was to list at $149,000. You listed at $172,000. That is about 15% above your intended price. That is 6% above the 'absolute silence' threshold. Clearly you need no ... more
0 votes Share Flag Fri Jun 15, 2012 Home Selling in 01821
Territory.com, Real Estate Pro in Massachusetts
Territory.com answered:
let me rephrase my last question, there is a $30,000 deceased grandparent estate with a lein on it, the family will be selling how would i go about
Your best bet is a real estate attorney and then use a buyers agency like ours when you are ready to bid:
http://territory.com/buy_and_save/how_it_works
0 votes Share Flag Tue May 29, 2012 Home Buying in Billerica
Territory.com, Real Estate Pro in Massachusetts
Territory.com answered:
If I put an offer in on a house and then the bank appraisal comes in for less, what happens?
Every transaction is different but it is possible for you to still move forward with the deal if your mortgage is for less than the appraisal amount. Otherwise if the appraisal came bac ... more
0 votes Share Flag Tue May 29, 2012 Home Buying in Billerica
Annette Levi…, Real Estate Pro in NY, NY
Annette Levinson answered:
can one get a mortgage loan or refinance on an investment property which presently has no mortgage?
If the condo qualifies for as a warrentable condo, there is not problem. If the condo is rented at this time 75% of the rent is deducted from the PITI. If you have enough income and you ... more
0 votes Share Flag Thu Dec 29, 2011 Financing in Billerica
Kevin Vitali, Real Estate Pro in Tewksbury, MA
Kevin Vitali answered:
Over the last two or three months, what is the average time, in days, from list to sale?
Tina- I just posted the full market stats on my blog for you at http://merrimackvalleymarealestate.com/2011/09/billerica-ma-market-statistics/ It includes actives, expireds, price cha ... more
0 votes Share Flag Thu Sep 29, 2011 Market Conditions in Billerica
Kevin Vitali, Real Estate Pro in Tewksbury, MA
Kevin Vitali answered:
what happens if I get an offer after the contract has expired and I'm just about to sign on with another?
Much of it has to do with the contract. The standard Massachusetts Exclusive Right to Sell has a clause stating that the original listing agent would receive the commission if the offe ... more
0 votes Share Flag Mon Dec 28, 2009 Home Selling in Billerica
Inspiration…,  in California
Inspiration Home Staging answered:
Do agents usually just let contracts expire without calling to see if you want to continue with them? My
I totally agree with the others--you need a new agent, one who is responsible and responsive.
0 votes Share Flag Thu Jul 2, 2009 Home Selling in Billerica
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