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wilkyswater, Home Buyer in Leavenworth, WA
wilkyswater answered:
do I have to be prequalified to buy a house on contingency?
Do I need to be pre-approved to do a contingency offer IF it is not necessary for me to finance after my home sells? That is we're downsizing...Selling our home for 850 in an upscale ne ... more
0 votes Share Flag Sun Jul 13, 2014 Home Buying in Hopkinton
Shannon Jones, Real Estate Pro in Long Beach, CA
Shannon Jones answered:
how get out of contract I signed with a buyer to sell my home?
Check with your Realtor and your attorney to see what "outs" you have based on the terms of the contract.
0 votes Share Flag Thu Jun 19, 2014 Home Selling in Hopkinton
Christopher…, Real Estate Pro in Westchester, NY
Christopher Pagli - ABR, GREEN answered:
Can you get out of a contract with a realtor for selling a house?
Always get promises in writing. As for the contract, you will have to read the language in the contract to know what right you have. You can also call her principal broker if need be. ... more
0 votes Share Flag Sun Jun 15, 2014 Home Selling in Hopkinton
David Pannell, Real Estate Pro in Keller, TX
David Pannell answered:
Offer to buy with contingency of selling current home?
As a broker, I have only seen my buyer clients pay higher for a property they like and take less for their home when they sell to meet the contingency time frames. It's not that Realtor ... more
0 votes Share Flag Mon Mar 24, 2014 Home Buying in Hopkinton
Hank Wilson, Real Estate Pro in Bowling Green, KY
Hank Wilson answered:
my friend already have a pre approval from the bank to buy my house, she does not want to use agent and i don't want to do it either.
You can absolutely hire a lawyer that specializes in RE transactions. I will caution you, that won't be the only thing the both of you will have to take care of.
0 votes Share Flag Tue Mar 11, 2014 Home Buying in Hopkinton
Larry Tollen, Real Estate Pro in Durham, NC
Larry Tollen answered:
I SHOWED MY HOUSE TO A PERSON BEFORE I SIGNED A CONTRACT WITH A REALTOR. THAT PERSON WANTS TO BUY MY HOUSE. DO I OWE THE REALTOR ANYTHIHG.?
Unless you specifically excluded this buyer in your listing agreement then you do in fact owe your Realtor a commission. You're certainly entitled to negotiate it with them, though it's ... more
0 votes Share Flag Tue Feb 11, 2014 Home Selling in Hopkinton
Greater Bost…, Real Estate Pro in Massachusetts
Greater Boston Short Sales answered:
I am trying to survive and escape my HFC/HSBC sub-prime mortgage. I need recommendations for a real estate attorney near Hopkinton, MA
Unfortunately, most mortgage modifications ultimately fail. If you are looking to get rid of a mortgage you can no longer afford, and are open to selling the house, a short sale may be ... more
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Karen Koehne, Real Estate Pro in Marietta, GA
Karen Koehne answered:
Is it proper to give the buyer keys/access to property at a dry closing?
As a general practice, keys should not be given until monies have been conveyed. The closing attorney or title office will often times hold the keys as a matter of convenience and then ... more
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maahmed127, Renter in South Grafton, MA
maahmed127 answered:
Hello, I'm looking for someone to help me find a 3 bed, 2 bathroom between $1500 - $2200 single family home rental. Can any one recommend a?
Hello I'm looking for a 4 Bed 2.5 Bathroom, between $1700 - $2750 home rental. Grafton, South Grafton MA.
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Heath Coker, Real Estate Pro in Falmouth, MA
Heath Coker answered:
I have a 955 square foot property on .92 acres that is family owned. We want to take down the original home and put up a 2200 square foot home.
The town assessors office will be able to help.

And,I would contact a local real estate professional to save time and money.


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Michelle Car…, Real Estate Pro in Cupertino, CA
Michelle Carr-Crowe answered:
If a Seller emails a Buyer's Agent stating expressly, "I accept the Buyer's offer,for $xxx," is there a legal contract?
You have received some excellent advice here. Another colleague in a different state recently shared that an email "meeting of the minds" was upheld by law as full acceptance.

Of co ... more
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Josh Barnett, Real Estate Pro in Oklahoma City, OK
Josh Barnett answered:
If I make on offer to buy with the contingency of selling my house and an offer to purchase my current home falls through am I released from the offer
Go over this with your Realtor, they will be able to go over the what ifs with you.
0 votes Share Flag Wed Sep 18, 2013 Home Buying in Hopkinton
Heath Coker, Real Estate Pro in Falmouth, MA
Heath Coker answered:
In the middle of dry closing between overseas buyer and seller and need help. Suspect some sort of scam
I would follow the advice of your attorney.

This is one reason why I would use a local legal professional.


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Christine Mo…, Real Estate Pro in Wilbraham, MA
Christine Moran Realtor/Notary answered:
In the middle of dry closing between overseas buyer and seller and need help. Suspect some sort of scam
There is a big scam just like that. After you wire them the funds the check bounces. It is usually run with an Asian male name as the buyer and sometimes the country is Canada where the ... more
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garveypearl, Home Buyer in Hopkinton, MA
garveypearl answered:
I've changed my mind on selling my house. I have a contract until April 2010. Do I tell my real estate agent or just refuse any offers?
my houses is under contrst andi change my mind abount selling my house
0 votes Share Flag Sat Jul 6, 2013 Home Selling in Hopkinton
Lynne Hagopi…, Real Estate Pro in Framingham, MA
Lynne Hagopian answered:
If there is a difference in year of built (2011) and year of occupancy(2013) after some additions. What year will be considered for future home price?
I would call the assessors office for the town and ask this question about what they recognize as the year built as most of the time realtors rely on public record. You can always discl ... more
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Jeannine Cob…, Real Estate Pro in Hopkinton, MA
Jeannine Coburn answered:
Why have three homes on Norcross Road all sold in the last year with one more still for sale?
I listed one of the homes and those sellers were relocating. One other seller was relocating within Massachusetts.
0 votes Share Flag Wed Mar 13, 2013 Home Buying in Hopkinton
Heath Coker, Real Estate Pro in Falmouth, MA
Heath Coker answered:
Metrowest Towns with Good Special Education Resources?
I would go to the schools and ask to meet people in the special needs department.
Interview the school professionals, teachers, coaches, etc.
Walk and talk.
Read the local papers ... more
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Christine Mo…, Real Estate Pro in Wilbraham, MA
Christine Moran Realtor/Notary answered:
We have been waiting to close on our house now for over three weeks, the buyers bank has been dragging on , giving one flimsy excuse after another,
You can refuse to sign the extension and you may able to keep their desposit or not depending. Or you can just sit and wait. You can put the home back on taking back up offers....that i ... more
0 votes Share Flag Fri Dec 7, 2012 Home Selling in 01748
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