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Greg Stratton, Real Estate Pro in 01867
Greg Stratton answered:
Does anyone have an opinion about raising a family in Reading vs. Wakefield?
These are both great communities. Having grown up in Reading, with close family in Wakefield, I will say it is a matter of personal preference, and encourage you to look at both informa ... more
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Greg Stratton, Real Estate Pro in 01867
Greg Stratton answered:
Does anyone know of a good realtor in the area of Reading, MA?
If you are looking for a good Realtor, for a purchase OR a sale, it is important to keep in mind that either one, especially if it is your primary residence, is typically one of the lar ... more
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Greg Stratton, Real Estate Pro in 01867
Greg Stratton answered:
Should the Pre-Approval letter be customized for each bid ?
Escalation clauses are a subject worth a separate answer, and something you should take time to carefully research with the help of an experienced mentor before doing anything with real ... more
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Karen Gately…, Real Estate Pro in Reading, MA
Karen Gately Herrick answered:
Are there young families in Reading's Rt 129 neighborhoods near the town center?
Update to this question. Since Reading completed the downtown renovations - there are even more families with young children coming to the "walk to downtown" neighborhoods. Hunt Park ... more
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Don Tepper, Real Estate Pro in Fairfax, VA
Don Tepper answered:
Extensive black mold was found in the attic requiring roof replacement 35K. The seller is looking into insurance for payment. SHould we walk away?

Find out how much mold remediation will cost. Then adjust your offer by that amount.

Check with an attorney and your Realtor for more information.
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Christine M.…, Real Estate Pro in Wilbraham, MA
Christine M. Moran answered:
Re: the neighborhood across from Sturgess Park in Reading--
massachusetts law prohibits agents from advertising "quiet" area or street. You should ask the neighbors or visit yourself.
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Lindsay, Other/Just Looking in Stoneham, MA
Lindsay answered:
Looking to rent apartment for cheap or buy a condo in the middlesex area, just began job in woburn massachusett. Anyone know good places to look.?
I own a condo in Reading Ma and it is up for sale...237 Main st Unit A9 it's listed on the trulia website. Its going for a great price, 2 bedrooms, new bathroom, 3rd floor, newer lamin ... more
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Paul Santucci, Real Estate Pro in Boston, MA
Paul Santucci answered:
Considering building a modern/contemp home in Reading (dwell.com, contemporist.com style). Locals like my idea but I never see any moderns. Should I?
Hi Filip, I moved to Reading in 09 for the same reasons you listed. I am also a real estate agent and my specialty is selling modern-style homes, mostly loft properties. I really dig mo ... more
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Elizabeth J.…, Real Estate Pro in Northampton, MA
Elizabeth J. Herbert answered:
Does title 5 require Cast iron septic piping to be removed and PVC installed in its place?
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Kevin Vitali, Real Estate Pro in 01876
Kevin Vitali answered:
My inspection was not good so I want to offer a lower price. What forms do I need to fill out?
Who is your agent? If you have a buyer's agent they should be handling it for you. Even if you went directly to the listing agent, they should at least tells you what needs to be done ... more
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Househappy09, Home Buyer in Boston, MA
Househappy09 asked:
What are the best and worst neighborhoos of Las Cruces? Relocating to Las Cruces, what neighoborhoods should I look at. Budget of $140,000 to $200,000, VA loan qualified. I am look ing for a house 1800 - 2000 sq ft, 4 brdrms, 2 baths, 2 car…
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Paul Stonkus, Real Estate Pro in Lynn, MA
Paul Stonkus answered:
VA loans and fixer upper/ foreclosure homes
Peeling paint is a specific problem for FHA/VA loans on exterior surfaces exposed to the weather where the surface is designed to be covered from the weather, ie., stain is not a proble ... more
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Galileo, Home Buyer in
Galileo answered:
bidding on a house
Go to a website like redfin.com or zillow.com where you can see all of the previous sales in the neighborhood. You might discover that houses that actually sold went for much less mone ... more
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