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Janet Peters…, Real Estate Pro in 02330
Janet Peterson Spaulding answered:
hi, we just put an offer one of the house, but the problem is that house has been treated with termites before, is that safe to buy that house.
If the property has been treated for termites, this does not necessarily mean that it had termites. Many homeowners will have their homes treated as a precaution.
At your home inspect ... more
0 votes Share Flag Tue Nov 17, 2009 Home Buying in Waltham
Patrick Thies…, Real Estate Pro in Elmhurst, IL
Patrick Thies SFR, CNC answered:
if i buy directly from a builder and neither of us have an agent/realtor, what is the process for me to buy the house?
To buy the house, you will have to work out the details with the builder. See if the builder has there own contract that they use. If you go this route, I would strongly recommend hav ... more
0 votes Share Flag Thu Oct 15, 2009 Home Buying in Waltham
Peter J. Mla…, Real Estate Pro in 33131
Peter J. Mlaguzi Iii answered:
Under Agreement
Ben,

How are you? The property goes underagreement/under contract when the seller has signed and accepted an offer. In regards to viewing a property that's underagreement, it� ... more
0 votes Share Flag Mon Sep 28, 2009 Foreclosure in Waltham
Territory.com, Real Estate Pro in Massachusetts
Territory.com answered:
Deutsche bank has deed in their name how long do they take to 1. accept/reject offer 2. complete P&S 3.
Hi, Liz!
yes, that is the logical assumption about banks wanting to get the properties off their books but you will find this very often is not the case. Banks are still overwhelmingly ... more
0 votes Share Flag Tue Sep 1, 2009 Foreclosure in 02453
Dp2, Other/Just Looking in Virginia
Dp2 answered:
looking for copy of property deed in miami beach florida
You should be able to obtain that via the Dade county records.
0 votes Share Flag Tue Aug 4, 2009 Home Selling in Waltham
Mike Hughes, Real Estate Pro in Newton, MA
Mike Hughes answered:
Can I rent an in-law after the parent has passed?
Yes, but this can only be done legally if it is a legal 2 or 3 family home. Call the town to check the status to make this determination ... depending on the location, you may be able ... more
0 votes Share Flag Wed Aug 5, 2009 Home Selling in Waltham
United Inspe…, Real Estate Pro in Framingham, MA
United Inspection answered:
Need a home inspector in Waltham, MA ASAP
Visit the Waltham MA Home Inspection web page from United Inspection Service.

Contact United Inspection Service at 508-788-1447 or email unitedinspection@live.com
0 votes Share Flag Sat Jul 28, 2012 Home Buying in Waltham
Scott A. Nel…, Real Estate Pro in 02155
Scott A. Nelson answered:
I am new to the real estate market. I am currently looking for a single family home but am not sure if I can
It would depend on what features your looking for, your budget and what communities you are interested in. Also what is your 3,5,10 year plan. It's really a very personal decision with ... more
0 votes Share Flag Sun May 17, 2009 Home Buying in Waltham
Kevin Vitali, Real Estate Pro in 01876
Kevin Vitali answered:
What is the safest and nicest part of Waltham Ma to live in.?
For an ethical real estate agent /Realtor to answer the question would be violating fair housing laws. A good buyers agent would have the tools and experience to help you determine if ... more
0 votes Share Flag Sun Jun 19, 2011 Home Buying in Waltham
John Savigna…, Real Estate Pro in 01748
John Savignano answered:
After rebuilding our house - we are short @ $40,000. When can we refinance? Kitchen will be completed but
you need to speak with your lender. I would guess it depends on the loan to value ratio. If after completion the appraised value in todays market will be greater than 80% of the borrow ... more
0 votes Share Flag Sun May 10, 2009 Financing in Waltham
Massachusetts…, Real Estate Pro in Massachusetts
Massachusetts Real Estate answered:
I am thinking to the condo at 18 Day street in Waltham. Any comments about price and neighborhood?
Hi Actonian - The condo you are looking at last sold in 2006 for $457,500. Considering the size and number of beds and baths the asking price is decent is fairly decent but in my opinio ... more
0 votes Share Flag Tue Apr 28, 2009 Home Buying in Waltham
Robert Byrne, Real Estate Pro in 02118
Robert Byrne answered:
is it safe to buy a house near 115 kv electric transmission lines?
There are contrary views on transmission lines. While some people see them as just an eyesore, others feel they are dangerous because of the EMF (Electro Magnetic Fields). Here you ha ... more
0 votes Share Flag Sun Mar 7, 2010 Home Buying in Waltham
Judy Boyle, Real Estate Pro in Northborough, MA
Judy Boyle answered:
Is it wise to buy a unit in a two family home if you have a young child?
Hi Bggas400!

My answer is going to sound a little Wizard of Oz'ish but you have the ability to answer your own question.

Others can offer their opinions, but the ultimate decisio ... more
0 votes Share Flag Mon Feb 23, 2009 Home Buying in 02451
Rob Spinosa, Real Estate Pro in Mill Valley, CA
Rob Spinosa answered:
Recent college grads looking to buy first home together with commuter access and nice nieghborhood.
Ryan,

To answer the emotional side of your question, now is a GREAT time to be buying. The housing market is strongly in a buyer's favor and interest rates are at or near historic l ... more
0 votes Share Flag Wed May 27, 2009 Rent vs Buy in Waltham
Deb Nicholls, Real Estate Pro in Concord, MA
Deb Nicholls answered:
I am curently looking for a townhouse/SF (new construction or homes aged 0 to 6 years) in waltham or nearby
Gary,

A Buyer Agent will answer these questions and help you with negotiating a good price. For someone to do it on line, without visiting the property and doing some research, wo ... more
0 votes Share Flag Fri Jan 30, 2009 Home Buying in 02451
Scott Godzyk, Real Estate Pro in Manchester, NH
Scott Godzyk answered:
i would like to buy a house within a year in MA. Does anyone have an suggestions on how to get started?
If you are a year out you are a little early, however you would first sit down with a local and trusted mortgage broker, they can pre approve you for a mortgage, they will tell you what ... more
0 votes Share Flag Thu Nov 6, 2008 Home Buying in Waltham
Territory.com, Real Estate Pro in Massachusetts
Territory.com answered:
Townhouse in Waltham Opinions?
It was bought in 2003 for $403,000 so they are pretty close to selling it at a loss. Depending what their mortgage amount was they may be close to becoming short sale, which can be a ve ... more
0 votes Share Flag Mon Sep 8, 2008 Home Buying in Waltham, MA
Scott Godzyk, Real Estate Pro in Manchester, NH
Scott Godzyk answered:
I'm moving for work and have to sell first house prior to 2 years. Can we avoid paying taxes?
You are not exempt but seeing you are buying a higher price it is defferred. Ask a tax advisor to be sure but you can take your lifetime exemption which wipes out a portion if not all o ... more
0 votes Share Flag Thu Aug 21, 2008 Home Selling in Waltham, MA
John Savigna…, Real Estate Pro in 01748
John Savignano answered:
How can I go to the Middlesex Probate office in Cambridge and get the probate files of estates that have real?
if you know the address you can probably get it on line with a deed search (you can search by property address) at www.masslandrecords.com
0 votes Share Flag Fri Aug 8, 2008 Home Buying in Waltham, MA
Territory.com, Real Estate Pro in Massachusetts
Territory.com answered:
Question on buying a SF/Townhouse in Waltham/Watertown
Here are links to the properties you are interested in (there are google maps with actual live street views):
http://www.territoryre.com/idx/listings/70769654/details.html
http://www. ... more
0 votes Share Flag Wed Oct 29, 2008 Home Buying in Waltham, MA
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