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Sarah Goulart…, Real Estate Pro in Bourne, MA
Sarah Goulart Nathe answered:
Is it reasonable for the seller to change the closing date after the agreement is signed and before the P&S?
Whether or not it is reasonable is up to the parties involved, but it happens quite often that one side requests a change of close date after an accepted offer for a variety of reasons.
0 votes Share Flag Sat Sep 21, 2013 Home Buying in Lexington
EdithJasser…, Real Estate Pro in 60093
EdithJasser YourRealtor4Life answered:
what is 31 oxbow worth?
Not sure why you are asking this particular question about a property that is JUST a public record information on Trulia, in other words look at the link you provided for us, in the lin ... more
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Richard Shap…, Real Estate Pro in Framingham, MA
Richard Shapiro answered:
If I buy an old house, how can I rebuild it into a totally new house?
Tear down or fix up? If buying a property to tear down, there is much research that should be done. You should be speaking to a local Realtor, Contractor and an attorney familiar with ... more
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Matthew Innis, Real Estate Pro in 01810
Matthew Innis answered:
We are looking to rent in Lexington, before buying next year. What are the rental communities which offer 2bed/2bath which are affordable and safe?
Could you please be a bit more specific on what you mean by rental communities and other needs and wants you have. You can email me directly at minnis@andoverliving.com
0 votes Share Flag Fri Oct 26, 2012 Rentals in Lexington
Anna Brocco, Real Estate Pro in Nassau County, NY
Anna Brocco answered:
How can I tranfer property from my blood relative like Brother?
It's really in your best interest to consult with an attorney who specializes in real estate....
0 votes Share Flag Tue Jul 23, 2013 Home Buying in 02421
Louis Wolfson, Real Estate Pro in Newton, MA
Louis Wolfson answered:
What is the fundamental difference between Lexington and Wellesley areas? They read quite similar to me but the medium home price is quite different?
West of Boston is a better commute with more options. Wellesley being close to 128 aka (I 93/ I 95) Route 9, Mass Turnpike and Comm Ave. Also has Wellesley College, Babson College, Ma ... more
0 votes Share Flag Thu Oct 16, 2014 Home Buying in Lexington
Raminder Bha…, Real Estate Pro in Lexington, MA
Raminder Bhatia answered:
monthly price of a 1 bedroom rental in Lexington?
The location of your property is important in determining the rent. I just rented a 1 BR apartment for $1200 including all utilities. Your condo should fetch anywhere from $1200 - $1500 ... more
0 votes Share Flag Mon Sep 17, 2012 Rentals in Lexington
Allison Fish…, Real Estate Pro in 48103
Allison Fishwick answered:
Our son needs special education reading support - any thoughts about Westwood, Lexington or Sudbury?
Visit www.greatschools.org - hopefully you can find ratings as well as any information you are looking for!

Good luck!
0 votes Share Flag Fri Aug 24, 2012 Home Buying in Lexington
Sherri Way, Real Estate Pro in Framingham, MA
Sherri Way answered:
what is the minimum credit score to rent a house?
It depends on who is doing the screening and the requirements of a landlord. Some landlords want 700 credit scores and others are willing to do lower. The process for the screening is ... more
0 votes Share Flag Sat Jul 21, 2012 Rental Basics in Lexington
Zelda Kohn, Real Estate Pro in Newton, MA
Zelda Kohn answered:
Trying to decide between moving to Lexington or Needham - any suggestions? Is there a major difference in terms of commuting to Boston/Cambridge?
In average the distances from the 2 towns are similar also in proximity to Boston/Cambridge. You may find the inventory levels slightly different in different price ranges. I'd look int ... more
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Lisa Wozniak…, Real Estate Pro in 46307
Lisa Wozniakowski answered:
We are looking to rent in Lexington, before buying next year. What's other websites provide good info other than Trulia ?
Honestly, if you are looking to rent, I would contact an agent in your area and see if they would be willing to help. Agents have access to investors, stagnant homes that aren't sellin ... more
0 votes Share Flag Sat Jun 23, 2012 Rentals in Lexington
Masha Sender…, Real Estate Pro in Newton, MA
Masha Senderovich answered:
What's the deal with the Emerson Gardens condo complex? And how does it impact home values / quality of life for the homes around it?
There's minimal effect on your property value but it may take a little while longer for your property to sell. Let me know if you have additional questions about the neighborhood!
617- ... more
0 votes Share Flag Fri Apr 20, 2012 General Area in Lexington
Mathew Ames, Real Estate Pro in 02359
Mathew Ames answered:
What can be done about an incorrect appraisal? FHA regulations won't allow financing based on the results from the appraiser.
Sounds like the underwriter and appraiser aren't helping very much. Beyond that, your mortgage broker and real estate broker should be assisting you with this so you don't have to ask T ... more
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MDM REALTY H…, Real Estate Pro in 01701
MDM REALTY Heidi Zizza answered:
How can I prove dissolution of a sole proprietorship to an underwriter?
ASk your mortgage officer If a letter that is notarized will suffice
0 votes Share Flag Tue Apr 3, 2012 Home Buying in 02421
Richard Shap…, Real Estate Pro in Framingham, MA
Richard Shapiro answered:
How can you prove dissolution of a sole proprietorship business to an underwriter?
That's tough. If you were incorporated then there would be a record with the Secratary of State and it would show a dissolution date.
I'm thinking the only way to do this is ... more
0 votes Share Flag Tue Apr 3, 2012 Financing in 02421
Marie Souza…, Real Estate Pro in Centerville, MA
Marie Souza Team answered:
I am looking into a house in Lexington next to the highway. How does this proximity impact livability and value of the property?
Most buyers do not like highway noise. The house should be significantly reduced because of the location to the highway, as it is a real drawback for most people. Make sure you take thi ... more
0 votes Share Flag Thu Nov 14, 2013 Home Buying in Lexington
Anna Brocco, Real Estate Pro in Nassau County, NY
Anna Brocco answered:
What would be the average cost per square foot to build good quality home in Lexington, MA. Concrete foundation with floor plan done - 3000 Sq. ft
For an accurate picture of costs, contact a few local licensed contractors and ask for free estimates...
0 votes Share Flag Sun Dec 25, 2011 Remodel & Renovate in Lexington
Sean Dawes, Other/Just Looking in Philadelphia, PA
Sean Dawes answered:
Have been leasing house for 2 years, now would like to purchase. Owner is interested, but I have slow credit. Have not been late with lease in 2
Tom,

First thing is to know exactly where your credit score is? Have you tried contacting a mortgage professional to see if you have a high enough score to get financing?

You can ... more
0 votes Share Flag Sat Apr 10, 2010 Financing in Lexington
Judy Boyle, Real Estate Pro in Northborough, MA
Judy Boyle answered:
Sold our house last year in Lexington and wanting to get a bigger house, after looking for over a year it appears it's impossible to find a
HI Trader Joe!

I used to live in Andover, my brother and his family live there now. It is a wonderful town with great schools! Check out the following websites to find out for yo ... more
0 votes Share Flag Mon Feb 15, 2010 Home Buying in Lexington
Deb Nicholls, Real Estate Pro in Concord, MA
Deb Nicholls answered:
Thinking about moving to Lexington, MA but would like to know more about the community, housing market (sustainability of prices, etc), and the
Lexington has excellent schools, as do the others. All of these communities have sustainability, but Lexington, Wellesley and Weston probably top the list (and are more expensive.) Oth ... more
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