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Olga Rotaru, Real Estate Pro in 01867
Olga Rotaru answered:
what is the average $1 per square footage for current homes in the market in Wakefield?
If we analyse the 11 SF homes sold in the last 30 days in Wakefield we see that price per square foot varied from property to property ranging from $169 per 1 sq ft to $344 with an aver ... more
0 votes Share Flag Tue May 26, 2015 Home Buying in Wakefield
Jeanhylan, Renter in Stoneham, MA
Jeanhylan asked:
Our family just listed 33 Emerson St. in Wakefield with a realtor. If anyone is looking for large older home with an inlaw apartment , check it out. But our question is, how big is a buildable lot in Wakefield? The lot looks huge and actually abuts another side street behind the house.
0 votes Share Flag Sat Sep 13, 2014 Home Buying in Wakefield
Heath Coker, Real Estate Pro in Falmouth, MA
Heath Coker answered:
Does anyone know what's going on at Wakefield Crossing? We are considering making an offer on a unit but are worried about the pending litigation.
You might ask the listing company and/or the managing company for any public docs.
Your attorney may be able to get access to docs.
If there are issues that affect ownership, then you ... more
0 votes Share Flag Tue Nov 12, 2013 Home Buying in Wakefield
lally_Chatha, Home Buyer in Wakefield, MA
lally_Chatha answered:
How can I get a list of homes sold in the last 6 months for a particular zip code?
How can I get a list of homes sold in the last 6 months st16bl
0 votes Share Flag Mon Sep 23, 2013 Home Buying in 01880
Louis Wolfson, Real Estate Pro in 02030
Louis Wolfson answered:
Is it normal for the seller to cover the buyer's agent's percentage in Massachusetts?
Nothing is normal in real estate.

It boils down to agency and HUD

In our mls you are able to offer 3 types of compensation other than the sellers agent side. No sub agency, buy ... more
0 votes Share Flag Tue Jul 23, 2013 Home Buying in 01880
Heath Coker, Real Estate Pro in Falmouth, MA
Heath Coker answered:
cost of 3/4 master bathroom of about 75sq ft.
Home Depot or a plumber.
Either of these can ball park it.
Details like finishes will make a difference.



(Please note: when you choose an answer as a Best Answer, or at least g ... more
0 votes Share Flag Fri May 24, 2013 Home Buying in 01880
Gustavo Gamba, Home Buyer in Revere, MA
Gustavo Gamba asked:
Does anyone know where the closest bus station is to this address (544 R Salem St. Wakefield)? This question was asked from http://www.trulia.com/property/3047770635-544-R-Salem-St-4-Wakefield-MA-01880
0 votes Share Flag Fri Jan 4, 2013 Traffic & Public Transportation in Wakefield
Gene Mullen, Real Estate Pro in Wakefield, MA
Gene Mullen answered:
Is an in-law apartment with bedroom, kitchen with range, bathroom, and connected to main living area with 2 egresses, legal in Wakefield, MA?
The "Legal in-law" status can be a confusing and poorly defined term. We all know what we mean when we say a home has an in-law apartment, but in order for it to be considered a legal ... more
0 votes Share Flag Tue Oct 30, 2012 Home Selling in Wakefield
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Voices Member answered:
I am interested in a house that shows an "active option" status. If the contract goes through, how soon must the listing be withdrawn?
Hi Sas,

If you are looking to buy in the Wakefield or surrounding area, it is best to work with a buyer agent, as described below, at no cost to you. A buyer's agent will streamline ... more
0 votes Share Flag Fri Aug 17, 2012 Home Buying in Wakefield
Deborah Mill…, Real Estate Pro in Lynnfield, MA
Deborah Miller answered:
Buying in Wakefield?
I do not believe the market is soft either. Wakefield is a lovely community with great amenities. The homes that have high days on market are not priced well. Believe me, if a home is p ... more
1 vote Share Flag Mon Jan 23, 2012 Home Buying in Wakefield
Heath Coker, Real Estate Pro in Falmouth, MA
Heath Coker answered:
What are the HOA fees?
Sometimes the other definition of HOA is Have Obnoxious Abutters. HOA fees can mean less freedom with your property. On the other hand it could mean Have Organized Accountability for th ... more
0 votes Share Flag Mon Dec 5, 2011 General Area in Wakefield
Mariano Simms, Real Estate Pro in Owings Mills, MD
Mariano Simms answered:
Any additional resources for selling our home ourselves?
For sale by owner, is in most cases are a red flag for most people who are looking to buy, and also by real estate personal, a few reasons are: it may be a sign that the house may be un ... more
0 votes Share Flag Tue Nov 29, 2011 Home Selling in Wakefield
Shane Milne, Real Estate Pro in Laguna Niguel, CA
Shane Milne answered:
Do most bank statements show total overdraft fees accrued for the year, or just monthly ones?
I don't know who your bank is - but I look at more than a dozen different clients bank statements per month and some have them on there and some do not. There is no rhyme or reaso ... more
0 votes Share Flag Mon Sep 19, 2011 Financing in 01880
Territory.com, Real Estate Pro in Massachusetts
Territory.com answered:
how do I gauge the value of a condo for sale in wakefield. do I have my realtor look up prior sale price, and?
Yes, your realtor can pull all the data. HOA fees are not negotiable however depending on terms of the offer you could ask the current owner (as a concession) to pay for one year of con ... more
0 votes Share Flag Wed Mar 23, 2011 Home Buying in Wakefield
Brenda Feria, Real Estate Pro in 23233
Brenda Feria answered:
Offer accepted but still accepting other offers... how's that?
Joel, In most cases this sounds like a reluctant buyer. It could be due to cold feet or an unfavorable inspection report or appraisal issues. Renegotiations usually indicate an unfa ... more
0 votes Share Flag Wed Mar 16, 2011 Home Buying in Wakefield
Christine M.…, Real Estate Pro in Wilbraham, MA
Christine M. Moran answered:
Does anyone know when 553 Lowell Street Wakefield, MA is coming on the market? Did a drive by today, looks like a nice home.
If it is not listed you can ring the doorbell and ask. It last sold in 1999 and is assessed @474000.
0 votes Share Flag Mon Sep 13, 2010 Home Buying in Wakefield
Tom Matthews…, Real Estate Pro in Boston, MA
Tom Matthews & Joanne Taranto answered:
We are looking for a motivated realtor who can help us sell our condo in Wakefield.
Morgan:

Are you considering selling and buying? What qualifications are you looking for in your "motivated Realtor"? Because in this economy just about every Realtor I me ... more
0 votes Share Flag Thu Aug 12, 2010 Home Selling in Wakefield
OptHome, Real Estate Pro in Framingham, MA
OptHome answered:
Can anyone recommend a really great realtor in the Wakefield area? We are looking to sell our condo!!
Check out OptHome.com. They can assess the Best Agent in the area based in your criteria.
0 votes Share Flag Wed Sep 9, 2009 Home Selling in Wakefield
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