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David Cutler, Real Estate Pro in Peabody, MA
David Cutler answered:
how do I change my profile from a house that I viewed for sale to a listing of houses that I would like to rent?
Can you clarify your question so I can better help?
0 votes Share Flag Sun Apr 27, 2014 Rentals in 01810
Heath Coker, Real Estate Pro in Falmouth, MA
Heath Coker answered:
voices/Remodel_and_Renovate/work done_at_house_without_permit_discovered_after 253743
So, you found some permitt issues after - you bought? you offered? you executed the P & S? What does your lawyer say? What does the association say? Did they present a 6D certificate? T ... more
0 votes Share Flag Tue Jul 31, 2012 Home Buying in Andover
Masha Sender…, Real Estate Pro in Newton, MA
Masha Senderovich answered:
After a listing contact expires, is there any commision obligation to the broker if a person 1st saw house while under contract.
Usually, yes. Look on your contract, there is an expiration date on that time of a transaction.
0 votes Share Flag Sun Apr 27, 2014 Home Selling in 01810
Praful Thakk…, Real Estate Pro in 01810
Praful Thakkar answered:
How is the rental market in Andover?
Getting better. I can perhaps add lots of things here - should you want to know specifics, let me know.
0 votes Share Flag Sun Apr 27, 2014 Rentals in 01810
Lori Lincoln, Real Estate Pro in Taunton, MA
Lori Lincoln answered:
is it true, in Massachusetts, tax stamp or transfer tax will be increase after Jan. 1, 2011? do any one know what the new tax rate will be?
JW,

This is news to me. I have heard we are headed for an increase, but no news yet on a date or year.. I pay close attention to all things real estate and haven't heard of a ta ... more
0 votes Share Flag Wed May 16, 2012 Home Selling in 01810
Greg Afarian, Real Estate Pro in Andover, MA
Greg Afarian answered:
I am considering buy a unit at 1 Powder Mill Square. However I am very worried about garages flooding. I would be interested in the building right on
I actually know that area quite well and went there the last time we got all that water. I was in the parking lot of Powder Mill and even though it did appear the water was a problem, I ... more
0 votes Share Flag Tue Jul 17, 2012 Home Buying in Andover
Bill Eckler-…, Real Estate Pro in Venice, FL
Bill Eckler-Florida, answered:
Do I need an attorney for closing?
P,

This is a "slippery slope"...........buyers are always well advised to have their own professional representation.

Stay on the safe side.......

Bill
0 votes Share Flag Sun Apr 27, 2014 Home Buying in 01810
Jeffrey Cart…, Real Estate Pro in Salem, MA
Jeffrey Carter answered:
Information about Andover Gardens Condominium
Hello Yingnming,

Andover Gardens is a desirable community. Please visit my website for neighborhood values and community & school reports. I believe that you'll find it v ... more
0 votes Share Flag Tue Jul 17, 2012 Home Buying in Andover
rockinblu, Other/Just Looking in Austin, TX
rockinblu answered:
I am new to trulia. How do I put my house for sale on Trulia?
Alex,

Trulia will only accept listings submitted by anagent/broker. However, you can create an ad in the blog section complete with photos and a youtube video, but given the blog mac ... more
0 votes Share Flag Sun Apr 27, 2014 Home Selling in 01810
Matt Heisler, Real Estate Pro in 01532
Matt Heisler answered:
We are thinking about downsizing. Brookside at Andover seems worth looking atas an option. Any comments would be appreciated.?
LIzzie:

Whether or not Brookside makes sense depends on what you need for space, condition, floor plan, convenience and price. The short answer is anything that is A) smaller B) Ch ... more
0 votes Share Flag Sun May 16, 2010 Home Buying in Andover
Ken Lambert, Real Estate Pro in Exeter, NH
Ken Lambert answered:
Is butterscotch stained hardwood floor suitable for Kraftmaid Honeyspice maple cabinets (new)?
Hello Ram- Are you selling this home you are doing all this to? Or is this a new home you just moved into?
I used to coordinate finishes and selections for dozens of home and condo b ... more
0 votes Share Flag Thu Feb 11, 2010 Design & Decor in 01810
Scott A. Nel…, Real Estate Pro in 02155
Scott A. Nelson answered:
Relocating to Cambridge, MA
I hope you'd consider Medford, MA in your search.
0 votes Share Flag Wed Dec 9, 2009 Home Buying in Andover
Susan Costa, Real Estate Pro in Westport, MA
Susan Costa answered:
How much could I expect to pay to add a one car garage? I have no idea what to estimate for one. Any thoughts?
When we added out two car garage and breeze way - the cost was 32K. That was abot 8 years ago.

I believe 30K (if you do not do any of the work) is a good estimate.

Are you lookin ... more
0 votes Share Flag Mon Nov 9, 2009 Home Buying in Andover
Elizabeth J.…, Real Estate Pro in Northampton, MA
Elizabeth J. Herbert answered:
I want to purchase homes in essex county?
The only way we can get paid in MA is from our Brokers and the funds are a portion of the commission percentage agreed upon by the seller and their listing agent. We can't be paid ... more
0 votes Share Flag Sat Nov 7, 2009 Home Buying in Andover
Scott A. Nel…, Real Estate Pro in 02155
Scott A. Nelson answered:
Are Sellers typically notified by their Agent when their Buyer receives their financing commitment letter per?
It really depends on the seller/agent/attorney relationship. I prefer to notify my client of developments whether good or bad, it's their $$ and their property. Often times their attorn ... more
0 votes Share Flag Thu Nov 28, 2013 Home Selling in 01810
Scott A. Nel…, Real Estate Pro in 02155
Scott A. Nelson answered:
How do you find info on foreclosure on a certain address?
You could check the registry of deeds for any recorded actions.
0 votes Share Flag Mon Jun 1, 2009 Foreclosure in Andover
Territory.com, Real Estate Pro in Massachusetts
Territory.com answered:
I am looking to buy a single family house in Andover. My daughter is going to enter Kindergarten next year,
Hi, Lily!
There is a great forum (similar what trulia is for real estate) for schools.
The website is: http://www.greatschools.net/
You can ask local folks in the community their tho ... more
0 votes Share Flag Tue Jul 31, 2012 Home Buying in Andover
Wen Farina (…, Real Estate Pro in Massachusetts
Wen Farina (Wayne) answered:
A 1800 SF, 2BDR 1FB Ranch. Like to convert to Colonial for more room. A ballpark number for extra
Rui,
what exactly is your questions, cost or market value??

Wen
century 21
century21ma@yahoo.com
0 votes Share Flag Thu Dec 16, 2010 Remodel & Renovate in 01810
Scott A. Nel…, Real Estate Pro in 02155
Scott A. Nelson answered:
With land sale, what does builder tie-in mean? Is it optional to use their builder? Is their a cost savings?
It usually means tie ins to the local utilities. There may be cost savings, the only way to tell is by having a general contractor get you an estimate or 3. You'd want to check with the ... more
0 votes Share Flag Wed Mar 2, 2011 Home Buying in Andover
Fred Weber, Real Estate Pro in Saugatuck, MI
Fred Weber answered:
I heard short sales can be scary, is it ever a good idea to get involved in buying one?
Short Sales can be an excellent value, but you need a good REALTOR, lots of patience, and knowledge of the real estate market in your area. Ask lots of questions, consult an Attorney a ... more
0 votes Share Flag Mon Nov 25, 2013 Home Buying in Andover
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