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Dan Tabit, Real Estate Pro in Issaquah, WA
Dan Tabit answered:
can I take back my earnest money deposit??
Xingzou,
Generally, yes but there are always details in your contract which must be read and understood. I would have a hard time recommending a buyer waive the inspection, especiall ... more
0 votes Share Flag Tue Apr 28, 2015 Home Buying in Quincy
Austin Parta…, Real Estate Pro in Quincy, MA
Austin Partain answered:
Is my landlord responsible to act on leaky ceiling/possible safety concern?
I would refer to your lease first. Second, I would speak to a Real Estate Attorney that specializes in Tenant Laws and protection in Massachusetts. Put everything in writing to your lan ... more
0 votes Share Flag Mon Feb 23, 2015 Home Buying in Quincy
Margaret Min…, Real Estate Pro in Cambridge, MA
Margaret Minghui Call answered:
Chnese/English speaking Real Estate Agent??
Hi,

I am a Mandarin Chinese Speaking salesperson at Weichert Realtors-Channing Real Estate in Cambridge Mass. I would be happy to help you with your home search in the Greater Boston ... more
0 votes Share Flag Wed Nov 19, 2014 Home Buying in 02169
asmith6510, Home Owner in Quincy, MA
asmith6510 answered:
Excelsior Quincy HighPoint - CityView
I THINK IT'S GREAT. OCEAN VIEWS ON FRONT SIDE, CLOSE TO BOSTON COMMUTE AND SOUTH SHORE PLAZA ALONG WITH SOME GREAT RESTAURANTS AND GOLF COURSE, I.E.
GRANITE LINKS AND MARINA BAY.

PR ... more
0 votes Share Flag Tue Jul 15, 2014 Home Buying in Quincy
Murphy Team, Real Estate Pro in Portland, ME
Murphy Team answered:
If a real estate firms signage outside a home denotes they are working for the seller, the buyer can chose
You can/may choose to accept Disclosed Dual Agency where the listing agent represents both parties. This is practiced quite often. We recommend, however, that you enlist the services of ... more
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Murphy Team, Real Estate Pro in Portland, ME
Murphy Team answered:
Too many red flags or a sign of well maintained house?
If most homes you are looking at have sump pumps, it is not such a red flag. There are battery back-up systems for sump pumps and there are companies who specialize in waterproofing bas ... more
0 votes Share Flag Sun May 18, 2014 Home Buying in 02169
Murphy Team, Real Estate Pro in Portland, ME
Murphy Team answered:
Seller credit towards closing costs. Is 1 yr home insurance and apprasial fee considered as closing costs even I pay them ahead of time?
Different lenders have different criteria with respect to what are "acceptable" items to lump into seller-paid closing costs. Check with your lender to determine that all the funds comm ... more
0 votes Share Flag Sun May 18, 2014 Home Buying in 02169
Tony Grech, Real Estate Pro in Southfield, MI
Tony Grech answered:
Can a full/part time college student get approved for a mortgage?
Hi Cam
The 3 main factors in getting approved for a mortgage are:
Income
Credit
Down Payment

You would seem to have no problem with the credit and down payment aspects, however, ... more
1 vote Share Flag Tue Mar 25, 2014 Home Buying in Quincy
Annette  Law…, Real Estate Pro in Palm Harbor, FL
Annette Lawrence answered:
Who is responsible for condo special assessment?
You pay it.
Advise the new buyer this is why the monthly dues are so low.
Unless, this was a one time assessment and will not recur.
In that case, pay it and say nothing.

If the b ... more
0 votes Share Flag Fri Mar 21, 2014 Home Buying in Quincy
Lenny & Barb…, Real Estate Pro in Canton, MA
Lenny & Barbara The Harris Team answered:
Quincy is the epicenter of the Puppy Doe case, are any parts of Quincy safe for children and pets?
Never judge a town/city by one incident whether it be a good one, or in this case, a horrific case of animal abuse. If crime is a concern, as it should be, check with the Quincy police ... more
0 votes Share Flag Wed Mar 19, 2014 Home Buying in Quincy
Jose E. Perez, Real Estate Pro in BRAINTREE, MA
Jose E. Perez answered:
Is a multifamily owner occupied home a good way to go? I want to own the house, live in one unit, and rent the other.
Buying a multifamily is definitely a great idea. Typically you will need a minimum of 3.5% down payment. You will still be consider a first time home buyer and the rental income will he ... more
0 votes Share Flag Fri Feb 7, 2014 Home Buying in Quincy
Christine Sm…, Real Estate Pro in Canton, MA
Christine Smith answered:
I bought a house in Brockton mass but the tenets was asked to move out they are at will tenants but didn't the owner before she sold it gave a 14 day
You should have verified that the tenants were out before closing and this should have been a contingency in your purchase and sale agreement. I assume you had a buyers agent and an a ... more
0 votes Share Flag Thu Jan 23, 2014 Home Buying in Quincy
Cara Loosen, Real Estate Pro in Boston, MA
Cara Loosen answered:
How risky is it to purchase a home on the island portion of Quincy?
You don't even have to be near the water to be in a flood zone now...that's where all the outrage is coming from
0 votes Share Flag Sun Oct 6, 2013 Home Buying in Quincy
Amanda Dumont, Real Estate Pro in Boston, MA
Amanda Dumont answered:
Do you have short term rentals--maybe in Marina bay?
There is only one rental complex in Marina Bay called the Metro. While they do short term rentals, there is a significant waiting list and there will not be any available units anytime ... more
0 votes Share Flag Wed Sep 18, 2013 Home Buying in Quincy
Sarah Goulart…, Real Estate Pro in Plymouth, MA
Sarah Goulart Nathe answered:
recent sales of single family homes on east squantum st
There have been 3 sales in 2013. Two closed on June 21st. #693 for $378,000 (which was a multiple offer situation), #790 which sold for $369,000. Finally #770 sold in March for $225, ... more
0 votes Share Flag Mon Jul 29, 2013 Home Buying in Quincy
Danielle O'B…, Real Estate Pro in West Roxbury, MA
Danielle O'Brien answered:
Which would be better for resale: a 3 BR Condo or a 2 BR House?
I agree with the answer below about location. That will always be a major factor in desirability. You can't change lot size or location!

But, in general Quincy area- my answer would ... more
0 votes Share Flag Mon Jul 22, 2013 Home Buying in Quincy
Danielle O'B…, Real Estate Pro in West Roxbury, MA
Danielle O'Brien answered:
I used my VA Loan back in 1998. Can I apply for a VA loan again?
I am an area real estate agent/broker that mainly works with VA buyers and helps moderate a Home Buying and Selling group on facebook (see link below). I think John's answer is spot on ... more
0 votes Share Flag Mon Jul 22, 2013 Home Buying in Quincy
Wen Farina, Real Estate Pro in Reading, MA
Wen Farina answered:
HOW DO i PURCHASE A HOUSE THROUGH THE HELP OF NACA PROGRAM?
Hello Luna,
NACA's homeownership program is the program that helps folks who have credit problems buy a home or re-fi. In order to find out the requirements for your specific situatio ... more
0 votes Share Flag Thu Aug 23, 2012 Home Buying in Quincy
Julie Berber…, Real Estate Pro in Quincy, MA
Julie Berberan answered:
Is 71 Village Dr. still for sale?
Dear Moses,
I recently sold a condominium at Village Drive and it is a lovely townhouse community in a great location. The condominium at #71 is under agreement but still accepting ba ... more
0 votes Share Flag Sat Apr 21, 2012 Home Buying in Quincy
William Blyd…,  in Quincy, MA
William Blydenburgh answered:
This property is listed for 80,000; is that the actual price or is it an error.
Hello,


My name is William Blydenburgh and I am with Realty Direct in Quincy,MA. Typically a price in that range does set off a few flags. It could very well be a typo but usually t ... more
0 votes Share Flag Wed Mar 28, 2012 Home Buying in Quincy
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