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Michele Good…, Real Estate Pro in Melrose, MA
Michele Goodwin answered:
Should we use the seller's realtor as our buyer's agent?
The sellers’ agent is representing the sellers and has a fiduciary responsibility to them. There is more than likely an agreement in place between the sellers and their agent th ... more
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CH Naamad, Real Estate Pro in Boston, MA
CH Naamad answered:
Seeking an FHA loan on a 2-family | Want to make sure I'm qualified
Please contact a qualified mortgage broker in Boston.
here is one:
Christina Longo
Sr. Loan Officer
Prospect Mortgage
420 Boylston Street
6th floor
Boston, MA 02116
NMLS # 79 ... more
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CH Naamad, Real Estate Pro in Boston, MA
CH Naamad answered:
Are 10-10-80 loans still available in the Boston Area for couples with excellent credit?
Yes and no. It depends on the property you are buying.
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Kenzo Tatsuno, Real Estate Pro in 02452
Kenzo Tatsuno answered:
i found new construction, asked her to contact builder. she did but nothing happened. now 1 year later we will go forward without realtor. any issue?
Why wouldn't you use an agent? No cost out of pocket and surprises happen, even with new construction.
0 votes Share Flag Mon Mar 19, 2012 Home Buying in Boston
Richard Shap…, Real Estate Pro in Framingham, MA
Richard Shapiro answered:
What areas in Boston are likely to appreciate in the next 5 years?
Newton Wellesley Lexington Weston.
Stenth of the schools.
0 votes Share Flag Mon Mar 26, 2012 Home Buying in Boston
Brendan S., Home Buyer in Boston, MA
Brendan S. answered:
Carriage Houses, not too far from Boston?
I should mention that i'm looking for a single family home with 2000sq ft or more itself, before the CH even comes into the picture. I currently reside in a large loft condo in dow ... more
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Richard Shap…, Real Estate Pro in Framingham, MA
Richard Shapiro answered:
Qualifications? Wife and i have a combined income of $226,000. We both have scores of 720 or higher, 0 debt. How do we stack up to lenders?
You will be fine and should be able to qualify for the best rate possible. I would suggest getting a pre-approval so that if your dream house pops up sooner, you can jump on it. We of ... more
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Louis  Wolfs…, Real Estate Pro in Needham, MA
Louis Wolfson answered:
Question of the Day: What makes a great buyer's agent
LISTEN LISTEN LISTEN to your buyers wants.
Know the market. Don't waste your buyers time.
Use technology to its fullest. Stay in constant contact, emails, text, videos
Have ... more
0 votes Share Flag Thu Apr 12, 2012 Home Buying in Boston
Kenzo Tatsuno, Real Estate Pro in 02452
Kenzo Tatsuno answered:
What's the typical process when buying a short sale?
It can take up to 6 months and even of your offer is accepted by the seller, still needs to be approved by a third party (lender). I am happy to assist you if you need a buyer agent.
... more
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Michael A Pa…, Real Estate Pro in Brookline, MA
Michael A Pallares answered:
What are some tips for first-time home buyers?
I regularly teach a "Home Buying 101" Tutorial to folks interested in learning more about the whole process before taking their first steps. I regularly use these tips and hop ... more
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Andrew Adams,  in 01915
Andrew Adams answered:
Which costs are potentially negotiable in closing costs
The side effect of Frank Dodd...Closing costs are really not negotiable anymore. they may be different between lenders but individual loan officers no longer have the ability to absorb ... more
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Kenzo Tatsuno, Real Estate Pro in 02452
Kenzo Tatsuno answered:
What are some surprises that first-time buyers encounter when purchasing a home?
There can be many "surprises" for first time home buyers. I recommend using a buyer agent to limit risk. Typically "surprises" can come at the home inspection (struc ... more
0 votes Share Flag Fri Mar 30, 2012 Home Buying in Boston
Cheryl Cummi…,  in Hudson, NH
Cheryl Cummings answered:
Can you recommend some quality landscapers in Boston?
Hi there:
I would say Greenscapes Landscaping has been one of the most socially responsible, unique and organized landscaping companies I have seen lately. They also design and implem ... more
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Andrew Adams,  in 01915
Andrew Adams answered:
Could someone explain how the interest rates on a 203k loan are decided? Does the broker determine them based on credit score and other factors?
The days of a broker or lender being able to set rates on a whim are over!

It's math. Keep in mind the base rates on an FHA 203K are slightly higher because the loan is based o ... more
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Kenzo Tatsuno, Real Estate Pro in 02452
Kenzo Tatsuno answered:
Do I still need a down payment if I'm a first time buyer?
Yes. At minimum, you will need 3 percent down for MA housing. Tell me where you are looking and I will let you know if I can help.

Thanks
Kenzo

617 233 9651
Kenzo.tatsuno@nemove ... more
0 votes Share Flag Mon Feb 13, 2012 Home Buying in Boston
Nadine Fallon, Real Estate Pro in Dorchester, MA
Nadine Fallon answered:
What are the unexpected costs of house buying?
You should be prepared to pay for a home inspection, attorney representation for you and the lender and closing costs. Closing costs will vary from loan to loan and usually include 6 m ... more
0 votes Share Flag Mon Feb 13, 2012 Home Buying in Boston
Andrew Mckin…, Real Estate Pro in Boston, MA
Andrew Mckinney answered:
advice on seaport area boston 700 sq ft condo esp. wormwood build.
Louie, the seaport area in Boston is a terrific and rapidly developing part of town. I am an exclusive buyer's agent in Boston and would love to help you. Feel free to e-mail me ... more
0 votes Share Flag Sun Jan 25, 2015 Home Buying in Boston
Masha Sender…, Real Estate Pro in Newton, MA
Masha Senderovich answered:
Moving from Denver to Boston. We have 3 kids, including one with Down syndrome. We need an affordable area with great and inclusive schools. Ideas?
Unfortunately, most school districts that have good inclusion programs, aren't the most affordable neighborhoods... they boast high property values (and taxes) that allow for such ... more
0 votes Share Flag Mon Mar 5, 2012 Home Buying in Boston
Judy Boyle, Real Estate Pro in Northborough, MA
Judy Boyle answered:
For 203(k) rehab loan specialists in Greater Boston: I need to find a lender a.s.a.p. Are you able to do a preapproval and the actual application?
Call Ellen Duncan of Prospect Mortgage at 781-389-3139. Tell her I sent you. If anyone can do it she can!

Good Luck!

Judy Boyle
REMAX Signature Properties
0 votes Share Flag Sun Jan 29, 2012 Home Buying in Boston
Maria Gilda…, Real Estate Pro in 06040
Maria Gilda Racelis answered:
If I like a home I'd like to buy, how do I go about finding details about the property?
Hi Homebuyer: Why not seek the expertise of your local realtor? Here are your advantages:

• Searching through all the properties listed by every realtor in the area to find a ... more
0 votes Share Flag Tue Jan 31, 2012 Home Buying in Boston
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