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Suburban Mom, Home Owner in Sherborn, MA
Suburban Mom answered:
Pulte has a new construction happening in South Natick. What do you think about the location? What about Pulte? Thanks.
The Polte Natick web site shows lots of pretty pictures of old Natick buildings and churches, with only one shot of the big ugly building that is their development.

I know that beau ... more
0 votes Share Flag Mon Apr 6, 2015 Home Buying in Natick
mattdalek47, Other/Just Looking in Columbus, OH
mattdalek47 answered:
Should I buy a home with chimney foundation failure? How much could I negotiate after the home inspection?
I would not buy a house with that kind of damage unless the seller will cut you a deal or get it fixed. That is a dangerous situation, and it's not something you want to deal with. Even ... more
0 votes Share Flag Mon Mar 30, 2015 Home Buying in 01760
TruIia VIP T…, Real Estate Pro in Longmeadow, MA
TruIia VIP The Graveline Group answered:
Can I use MN Bar purchase agreement in lieu of Listing agents?
In MA the purchase and sales contracts are reviewed by attorneys who make changes where needed. Hopefully you're using a real estate attorney?
0 votes Share Flag Tue Feb 3, 2015 Home Buying in Natick
Christine Del…, Real Estate Pro in 95409
Christine Del Grosso answered:
I wanted to look at a house (it's a foreclosure). The seller told my realtor the pipes in the house had been
One of the most interesting things I've learned as a real estate agent is how many loan products are available. As the previous person mentioned, there are rehab loans that can sometime ... more
0 votes Share Flag Tue Sep 16, 2014 Home Buying in 01760
Christine Del…, Real Estate Pro in 95409
Christine Del Grosso answered:
Follow-up question -- is it worth sending a letter to folks who live on the streets that I am interested in?
Yes, this is a service your real estate agent can do for you. It's called an "urgent need" letter and targets a specific area in the neighborhood that you request. The letter is custo ... more
0 votes Share Flag Tue Sep 16, 2014 Home Buying in 01760
Ginny Foley, Home Buyer in Natick, MA
Ginny Foley answered:
Is this Property Tax Fraud? Options?
sorry, right. But we are being asked to pay the previous year's 2014 back taxes (about $1700 difference that our escrow didn't cover) and an additional $160 a month to our mortgage paym ... more
0 votes Share Flag Sun Jul 6, 2014 Home Buying in Natick
Catherine Coy, Home Buyer in Washington, PA
Catherine Coy answered:
Before we "short sale" our property we have a good credit. We are thinking getting a house, can we get a house if you have a "short sale" history?
The short answer is no; a short sale must "season" for two years before you can get back in the game. The exception is FHA's "Back to Work" program whereby you can get a new loan if yo ... more
0 votes Share Flag Thu May 15, 2014 Home Buying in Natick
Nancy Butter…, Real Estate Pro in 01760
Nancy Butterly answered:
Should I fire my Buyer's agent? I have been trying to buy a house for over a year . Here are couple of incidents I had with my broker --
Hi Chris - Think it maybe time to change agents - but every agent has their own style of doing business. When I work with a client I try to educate them on the process of buying a home, ... more
0 votes Share Flag Fri Mar 28, 2014 Home Buying in Natick
Stephen E. R…, Real Estate Pro in Natick, MA
Stephen E. Robb answered:
Does anyone know how the condos will start at on Marion Street in Natick???
I assume you mean pricing? Unfortunately I do not know this right now.
0 votes Share Flag Mon Oct 21, 2013 Home Buying in Natick
Louis Wolfson, Real Estate Pro in 02030
Louis Wolfson answered:
Any realtors with experience evaluating properties for renovation potential in Natick?
Brian,

You have a lot of good options here. Ken has an excellent reputation as does Donna who is a local broker and her husband (who I've used) bring a structural expertise to your ... more
0 votes Share Flag Tue Oct 1, 2013 Home Buying in Natick
Mikel Defran…, Real Estate Pro in Milton, MA
Mikel Defrancesco answered:
should i change from oil heat to propane ? theres no natural gas in the neighborhood
Not unless you were planning to change the heating system anyway. Review the cost difference per unit of heat - propane is not nearly as inexpensive relatively speaking as Nat Gas - an ... more
0 votes Share Flag Sun Sep 1, 2013 Home Buying in 01760
Kawain Payne,…, Real Estate Pro in Long Beach, CA
Kawain Payne, Realtor, Notary answered:
Is it OK to negotiate bypassing the Buyer's Agent ?
The listing agent should NOT communicate with you directly if he/she knows you have a buyer's agent.

The only way the listing agent can TRULY negotiate a price with you is to have y ... more
0 votes Share Flag Thu Jun 20, 2013 Home Buying in Natick
Scotty V, Home Buyer in
Scotty V answered:
Natick superfund site
The Army Labs had been listed in the past as a Superfund site but have since been cleaned up. I live on the lake and have for 10 years. We've never been concerned other than to not ea ... more
0 votes Share Flag Tue Mar 19, 2013 Home Buying in Natick
Alyse Sands,…, Real Estate Pro in Nashville, TN
Alyse Sands, Broker, GRI, ePRO answered:
If a buyer's agent shows you a house, do you have to use that agent going forward, or can you just deal with
I know this is an old post but nothing's changed. Let's bring it back to light.

What about common courtesy? Buyer agency agreements and procuring cause aside, if an agent found you ... more
1 vote Share Flag Tue Mar 19, 2013 Home Buying in Natick
John Becker, Real Estate Pro in Natick, MA
John Becker answered:
Saw an 'affordable housing' condo in Natick below market value and I have to sell it for less than market value. What issues may this cause?
You will benefit by buying the property below market, having lower payments and putting less down. But, you will also be required to past this same benefit on to the next buyer. You wil ... more
0 votes Share Flag Tue Mar 12, 2013 Home Buying in Natick
Stephen E. R…, Real Estate Pro in Natick, MA
Stephen E. Robb answered:
What limitations does Natick put on Historic property renovations?
I would suggest that you start by calling the Town of Natick's building department and asking to speak with Mike Connoly, he is the building inspector. If he is in, ask him if the home ... more
0 votes Share Flag Thu Feb 7, 2013 Home Buying in Natick
Tony Cabral, Real Estate Pro in 01749
Tony Cabral answered:
We're looking in Natick. Our kids will be going to K and 2nd grade. Which school is considered better - Lilja or Memorial? Thank you!
Received thank you
Are you looking to Purchase Real Estate or just want to receive School information please let me know?

Sincerely
Tony Cabral Realtor
tcabral@hammondre.com
0 votes Share Flag Sun Aug 19, 2012 Home Buying in Natick
Lynne Hagopi…, Real Estate Pro in Framingham, MA
Lynne Hagopian answered:
Which bank/lender should I approach for a 175K loan for 15 years with excellent credit score, currently on H1 visa with 140 approved.
Hi...if you contact me I would be happy to provide you with several names of mortgage professionals that may be able to help narrow down wht you are looking for..

Lynne Hagopian
LHa ... more
0 votes Share Flag Wed Aug 8, 2012 Home Buying in Natick
Ken Taylor, Real Estate Pro in Ennis, TX
Ken Taylor answered:
There are three streets in Natick that I really like. How would I find a real estate broker that would be willing to watch listings for me to tell me?
Any good buyer's agent will put you on a list and keep you updated as long as they think you are sinere. Just check around and find one yu are confortable with.
0 votes Share Flag Mon May 24, 2010 Home Buying in Natick
Andrew Adams, Real Estate Pro in 01915
Andrew Adams answered:
Would we qualify for a Homepath mortgage even if we own a home already?
Homepath loans are not restricted to first time buyers as a matter of fact you can buy a home as an investment through homepath.
0 votes Share Flag Fri May 14, 2010 Home Buying in Natick
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