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Rafael Herna…, Real Estate Pro in Jamaica Plain, MA
Rafael Hernandez answered:
Can I take out a first time mortgage that is greater than the cost of the house and use the excess money to pay off other debt?
Usually you cannot do this. If you are getting a rehab loan you can get a loan for the house and get addtional funds to do work to the house. I would recommend that you contact a mort ... more
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Rafael Herna…, Real Estate Pro in Jamaica Plain, MA
Rafael Hernandez answered:
Once a P & S is signed by both parties can additional provisions that both parties agree upon be added to it?
As long as both the seller and buyer agree to these provisions you may be able to have an attorney draft up these additional provisions. I would definitely recommend that you use an at ... more
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Bill Meissner, Real Estate Pro in Boston, MA
Bill Meissner answered:
How much money will one need to bring to closing? It is safe to assume 2%?
Too many variables to say. You'll need to speak to your lender prior to the closing.
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Michael A. P…, Real Estate Pro in Boston, MA
Michael A. Pallares, REALTOR answered:
Brother looking to buy our mother's So. Boston home - should we get an appraiser or real estate person to see what they think it's worth?
Hi Karen,

I think that getting the opinion of a licensed appraiser is the best way to go.

While I don't want to discount the value of having a real estate agent evaluate the prop ... more
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Michael Suff…, Real Estate Pro in Boston, MA
Michael Suffoletto answered:
Do any lenders in the Boston area offer piggyback (80/10/10) or 10%-down jumbo loans?
The 80-10-10 options are certainly available. Not all lenders offer piggyabck above 80% combined loan to value, but there are options available. We also have a jumbo option which is a ... more
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Richard Shap…, Real Estate Pro in Framingham, MA
Richard Shapiro answered:
Once a P & S is signed by both parties can additional provisions that both parties agree upon be added to it?
Yes but you should discuss with your attorney and mortgage person to make sure these would be acceptable for your financing .
0 votes Share Flag Wed Feb 13, 2013 Home Buying in Boston
Meri Galstian, Real Estate Pro in Boston, MA
Meri Galstian answered:
What does "subprime" mean?
"Subprime" refers to a lending practice where loans are extended to people with high credit risk. This is what primarily caused the housing bubble to burst in the late 2000's.

Meri G ... more
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Thaddeus Kuz…, Real Estate Pro in Back Bay, Boston, MA
Thaddeus Kuznicki answered:
What is "robo-signing"?
Robo-signing is when a bank uses employees to sign court documents.
The problem is that these employees just skim over the paperwork and don' t actually know whether or not the person ... more
0 votes Share Flag Thu Feb 14, 2013 Home Buying in Allston
Richard Shap…, Real Estate Pro in Framingham, MA
Richard Shapiro answered:
Will checking overdrafts cause my home loan to be denied?
Your explanation seems reasonable. As long as you have rectified the issue I wouldn't worry. If you get a mortgage soon you may have to write an explanation letter for the underwri ... more
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Jessie Cuddy, Real Estate Pro in Boston, MA
Jessie Cuddy answered:
P.S....The seller of a condo referred me to an attorney they know...good or bad idea and if so...why?.....thank you .....
May, If I understand when you say seller, I assume you mean seller of a condo you are buying. It's really neither good nor bad. Maybe he/she is trying to be helpful; maybe the attorney ... more
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Katie Malin, Real Estate Pro in Cambridge, MA
Katie Malin answered:
Safe neighborhood in Boston/Cambridge; small space in best location?
I answered in the Cambridge section, but wanted to catch you here as well. I have lived here forever and rented apartments to students here in a 38-year family business. I LOVE the area ... more
0 votes Share Flag Mon Feb 4, 2013 Home Buying in Boston
Sarah Barrows, Real Estate Pro in Syracuse, NY
Sarah Barrows answered:
What are the different ways to hold title to the property?
There are different rules in different states...an attorney would be your best reference in this situation. An Attorney who specializes in Real Estate in your area can give you definite ... more
0 votes Share Flag Tue Mar 19, 2013 Home Buying in South End
Richard Shap…, Real Estate Pro in Framingham, MA
Richard Shapiro answered:
Can an HOA require a background check on a buyer of a property?
Within reason I would say yes. What are they asking you for? Understand that the value of your property will also depend on upkeep and maintenance which your association fee covers. Ev ... more
0 votes Share Flag Tue Jun 17, 2014 Home Buying in Roslindale
Richard Shap…, Real Estate Pro in Framingham, MA
Richard Shapiro answered:
How do storms like the one that Boston is currently seeing impact open houses?
You call last night's snowfall a storm??
0 votes Share Flag Wed Jan 23, 2013 Home Buying in Boston
Boston Luxury…, Real Estate Pro in Boston, MA
Boston Luxury Residential LLC answered:
Looking at a home on Glendale Street in Dorchester is this a safe area?
If you are referring to 22 Gelndale St, it looks like a good place.
2 family, 5 beds and 4 baths, and looks well maintained.
Best regards,
0 votes Share Flag Tue Jan 22, 2013 Home Buying in Dorchester
Michael A. P…, Real Estate Pro in Boston, MA
Michael A. Pallares, REALTOR answered:
how far is this from berklee college?
Hello,

This property is 3.4 miles from Berklee College of Music. Depending on the time of day and traffic, you should expect to get there from the house in about 20 minutes.

If yo ... more
0 votes Share Flag Wed Jan 23, 2013 Home Buying in Dorchester
Eric Rollo, Real Estate Pro in 02115
Eric Rollo answered:
I encountered this property on Trulia and VERY INTERESTED in it: $247,612 South St #2, Boston MA FORECLOSURE (2 br/1 ba/728 sqft)!
Hello,

There is nothing currently showing located on South Street in JP on MLS. That being said, I'd be happy to help you search for similar properties if you are interested.

Than ... more
0 votes Share Flag Sat Jan 19, 2013 Home Buying in 02111
Talisa Raffe…, Real Estate Pro in Saugus, MA
Talisa Rafferty answered:
Boston suburb recommendations?
There are so many options for you. Newton, Waltham, Wakefield, call me.
Talisa.rafferty@ZipRealty.com.
0 votes Share Flag Thu Jan 17, 2013 Home Buying in Boston
Doug Melcher, Real Estate Pro in Boston, MA
Doug Melcher answered:
How safe is the area of Hyde Park where the Westinghouse building is?
I live in that neighborhood and love it! Mayor Menino seems to enjoy it, as well.
0 votes Share Flag Mon Jan 7, 2013 Home Buying in South End
Laura Feghali, Real Estate Pro in Stamford, CT
Laura Feghali answered:
Crime rates in West Roxbury? Is it safe to live in, around Germantown?
Hello,
When inquiring about crime statistics, real estate agents by law are not allowed to comment on safety in neighborhoods. I suggest that you contact the local police to hear t ... more
0 votes Share Flag Mon Jan 7, 2013 Home Buying in West Roxbury
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