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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 Newton, MA
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
Voices Member,  in
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 If the contract goes through, how soon must the listing be withdrawn?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
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 Mo…, Real Estate Pro in Wilbraham, MA
Christine Moran Realtor/Notary 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
Declan, Home Buyer in Wakefield, MA
Declan answered:
Experience with Symes as a builde in Wakefield, MA?
I purchased a pre-construction condo from them a couple of years ago, but never moved in and sold it due the overall quality of the construction. They missed so many things in my unit ... more
0 votes Share Flag Tue Aug 4, 2009 Home Buying in Wakefield
Ed Brody, Real Estate Pro in Wayland, MA
Ed Brody answered:
where can I find this month's home sales?
Racur,

A Realtor can give you the up-to-the-minute sales in any town in MA, so long as they appear in the Multiple Listing Service; they are public sales. If you want to get all the ... more
0 votes Share Flag Wed Jul 1, 2009 Home Buying in 01880
Sue, Home Buyer in Wakefield, MA
Sue answered:
I'm thinking of the townhouse at 410 Salem Street #101 for 429900. Any comments on why it is priced so high?
Thanks very much for all your answers! It was very helpful in my decision making or ruling it out from my consideration...
0 votes Share Flag Sat May 16, 2009 Home Buying in Wakefield
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