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Jimmy Krantz, Home Buyer in Northborough, MA
Jimmy Krantz asked:
We are looking at the new construction on Church in Northborough (720K for 3,050). Seems high for what you are getting..what am i missing? These houses have vinyl siding, not cement board like the comparable new construction, over 60% of the land is not usable, and its off of a busy road a HOA.
I understand that there is…
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Sara, Home Buyer in Woburn, MA
Sara asked:
For a VA loan does Townhome = Condo? We're approved for a VA loan and are trying to purchase a tow home. From my understanding townhomes (attached, in a complex) fall under the same requirements as condos, in that, they have…
0 votes Share Flag Tue Aug 25, 2015 Home Buying in Boston
Diane Svigals, Home Buyer in Tyringham, MA
Diane Svigals asked:
how to edit merge my saved boards?
0 votes Share Flag Mon Aug 24, 2015 Home Buying in Stockbridge
Amandarfdsk, Home Buyer in Arlington, MA
Amandarfdsk asked:
Snail bait on property and was not disclosed by sellers Bought a home several weeks ago. The owners of this home put snail bait all over the yard and never disclosed this to me. It wasn't brought up in the inspection because you would never be…
0 votes Share Flag Mon Aug 24, 2015 Home Buying in 02474
Alanwoo59, Home Buyer in Chestnut Hill, MA
Alanwoo59 asked:
3 BR house over 2.0 M? Price looks insane to me. What is the average price of 3 BR house in Chestnut hill area?
0 votes Share Flag Mon Aug 24, 2015 Home Buying in Chestnut Hill
Holly Bowlin, Real Estate Pro in 02360
Holly Bowlin answered:
Is it possible to get an 80-20 loan. I am a first time home buyer with excellent credit, a great job, and no money for a down payment. I make too much
I am a Realtor and an attorney and I would love to help you find a home and assist you in getting a mortgage that works for your situation. I can say that I was able to recently buy a ... more
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Holly Bowlin, Real Estate Pro in 02360
Holly Bowlin answered:
I have never gotten a house. What should my first step be?
You should start working with a Realtor who is knowledgeable and can help you through the process, including helping you with getting pre-approved and then showing you homes that fit wi ... more
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Holly Bowlin, Real Estate Pro in 02360
Holly Bowlin answered:
We have signed a contract with a builder. The lot did not show the drainage/sewer markings . Can we change our lot choice after the survey was done?
This really depends on the contract that you have signed and the wording in the contract. If you contact the builder and ask them about changing lots and they give you any pushback the ... more
0 votes Share Flag Mon Aug 24, 2015 Home Buying in Falmouth
Holly Bowlin, Real Estate Pro in 02360
Holly Bowlin answered:
I am thinking of purchasing a home in Hingham, however, I work in Waltham.....am I crazy? How for is the commute?
You're probably looking at about an hour commute with the traffic, possibly longer, depending on what time you start work. With no traffic, the drive from Hingham to Waltham is about a ... more
0 votes Share Flag Mon Aug 24, 2015 Home Buying in Hingham
USMortgageRa…, Real Estate Pro in Plano, TX
USMortgageRanger answered:
Does the FHA close during the summer months? I have had a property under agreement since May and have to keep getting extensions. Why?
Your Lender is jacking you around and you need to get to the bottom of the issue or find another Lender. Since May 1st I have closed over 14 FHA transaction. I would be delighted to pro ... more
0 votes Share Flag Sat Aug 22, 2015 Home Buying in Saugus
Fanniti, Home Buyer in Walpole, MA
Fanniti answered:
We are moving to Boston and looking in the Medfield, Walpole, Norfolk area and looking for a real estate agent to view homes with.
Hi am not an agent, I just got my home in Walpole. My agent is Petrina Floody, I just want to tell you she is the best person you can work with. Buying a house is not as easy as we thin ... more
0 votes Share Flag Sat Aug 22, 2015 Home Buying in Medfield
Michelle Gil…, Real Estate Pro in 02184
Michelle Gildea answered:
Where is the best neighborhood to invest in for a multi-family house.?
Downtown Boston's infrastructure, population are prices are growing rapidly. When people work downtown or are at one of the many universities but cannot afford to live in the heart of t ... more
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Andrew, Home Buyer in Acton, MA
Andrew answered:
Background Check on Builder
Hi Pamela, I realise this thread is dormant for you by now, but for others... I used a website called Always Check Your Builder and got the builders background disputes and credit and ... more
0 votes Share Flag Fri Aug 14, 2015 Home Buying in Acton
Kelfi5, Home Buyer in Brockton, MA
Kelfi5 answered:
any lease to purchase home in brockton ma or area close to brockton?
Hello,
Is there a particular reason why you are considering rent to own? There are grant programs available that can help with down payment/closing costs. If you are interested, you c ... more
0 votes Share Flag Thu Aug 13, 2015 Home Buying in 02302
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