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Voices Member,  in Benton County, OR
Voices Member answered:
what is the average comission rate for a realtor?
Maybe you'd like to check these out..

Table 1: U.S. Annual Figures of Commissions Paid to Real Estate Agents & Brokers
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Kristen Blan…, Real Estate Pro in Andover, MA
Kristen Blanchet answered:
Am interested in buying a loft style condo in Lowell, must be a steal.No converted frame dwellings.Cash!!
Hi Ted,

I can definitely help! I do a lot with REO's and short sales in the area and know Lowell very well. If you would like to send me your email address I can start sending you p ... more
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Vibha Mehra, Real Estate Pro in Morristown, NJ
Vibha Mehra answered:
My realtor suggested putting more money down as a deposit to get money back at closing.
All your Realtor is trying to do is to make your offer solid and acceptable offer. Nothing wrong with that at all. Seller feels secure in taking his house off the market in this slow ... more
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Massachusetts…, Real Estate Pro in ,
Massachusetts Real Estate answered:
Can anybody recommend a real estate attorney around Lowell, MA who charges a flat-fee for buyer?
I would highly recommend Attorney Frank DiMaria. He will review your P&S for free if you request him as closing attorney also. He is a fantastic lawyer, attentive, responsive and a grea ... more
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Ken Lambert,  in Exeter, NH
Ken Lambert answered:
What is the average cost for a real estate attorney in the Lowell, MA area?
Hi Nina- Good point and thought. I would recommend you call Suzeanne Smith- 781-775-6327. If you use her services for the closing and the needed title insurance policy, I believe sh ... more
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Bob McClure, Real Estate Pro in Walled Lake, MI
Bob McClure answered:
I am 23, engaged and just graduated from college. I have about 100K to pay back in student loans, and am
good morning linda.......as long as you are in a similar line of work as your college major, you can actually use the years of college as work experience...fha is 3.5% down, and the sel ... more
0 votes Share Flag Fri Jul 24, 2009 Home Buying in Lowell
Deb McCourt, Real Estate Pro in Ashburnham, MA
Deb McCourt answered:
I entered into a P&S a few days ago - can I get my deposit back if I cancel this transaction
Hey Deb

Has the offer been accepted yet? If so, then no cancellation. If not, then go for it.

0 votes Share Flag Mon Jun 8, 2009 Home Buying in Lowell
Scott A. Nel…,  in 02155
Scott A. Nelson answered:
Can a purchase and sale agreement be rescinded within a certain time frame?
Alot would depend on the contract language. You'll really need to have a qualified real estate attorney review your documents and give you their their legal advice & possible options.
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Nikki Devaux, Real Estate Pro in Hopkinton, MA
Nikki Devaux answered:
How will the change in lending practices for condos affect first-time homebuyers going through Masshousing?
I would suggest talking with a good mortgage broker. If you'd like to email me and I can give you a list of some great mortgage brokers that are very knowledgeable about the condo lend ... more
0 votes Share Flag Thu May 28, 2009 Financing in Lowell
Territory.c…, Real Estate Pro in ,
Territory.com answered:
Can I sell my 2-br town house now ?
we need more details of the townhouse including town you are selling in to give you a better answer on whether now is the right time to sell.
0 votes Share Flag Sun Dec 25, 2011 Home Selling in 01851
Maria Morton, Real Estate Pro in Kansas City, MO
Maria Morton answered:
Appraisal Value
This appraiser has to do with the buyer's mortgage loan. If he doesn't appraise it at the agreed upon price, the mortgage may not go through.
0 votes Share Flag Tue Nov 18, 2008 Home Buying in Lowell
Danielle Sha…, Real Estate Pro in Cape Coral, FL
Danielle Sharp answered:
Appraisal quashed the deal
I'm so sorry to hear that!! Condos are a tricky area right now, particularly with FHA loans. FHA is not known as being condo friendly for the most part. In a declining market, a good ... more
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Christopher…, Real Estate Pro in Woburn, MA
Christopher Lawton answered:
Does anyone have recommendations for a buyer's agent in the Lowell, MA area?
What do you need to know?
0 votes Share Flag Fri Oct 22, 2010 Home Buying in Lowell
Kurt Thompson, Real Estate Pro in ,
Kurt Thompson answered:
Attorney or Title Company?
I would strongly recommend having an attorney involved to help you with the required paperwork and make sure you correctly provide all of the necessary disclosures to the potential buye ... more
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Jeff & Ginny…, Real Estate Pro in Vero Beach, FL
Jeff & Ginny Mitchell answered:
REO question? My mortgage broker told me that an REO is assessed at the current market level. So the list
Your mortgage broker correct. The lender has at minimum received a BPO - Broker Price Opinion or hired an Appraiser to set a current market value price. It has also been our experienc ... more
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Val Cloutier, Real Estate Pro in Londonderry, NH
Val Cloutier answered:
I would like some info. on a property at the corner of dover and westford street in lowell, ma. I haven't
What kind of information are you seeking Jerry? What I'm able to see is that this home, built in 1900, has 4 BR's, 2 full baths with 2804 square feet. The pictures show a beautiful old ... more
0 votes Share Flag Tue Jul 8, 2008 Home Buying in Lowell, MA
John Savigna…, Real Estate Pro in Hopkinton, MA
John Savignano answered:
I am changing a room from an office space to a bedroom, in Massachusetts. In order to do this I need to add
You should check with the local building inspector. I believe its not the closet that determines a bedroom, but it has to have a means of egress, in case of fire and if you are on a sep ... more
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Brecht Palom…,  in Massachusetts
Brecht Palombo answered:
As a first time buyer in can I buy an apartment in the low 100's with no money down and so so credit.
FHA loans are where you want to be. I'm no mortgage broker but if I'm not mistaken those loans are not "risk based" meaning your credit is inconsequential down into the high 500s. You w ... more
0 votes Share Flag Wed Jun 18, 2008 Home Buying in Lowell, MA
Rob Rey, Home Buyer in New England, ND
Rob Rey answered:
What is the neighborhood around Lawrence and Woburn Street like?
The neighborhood is excellent, I would live there without hesitation.
This area is a hidden treasure.
0 votes Share Flag Mon May 11, 2009 Crime & Safety in Lowell, MA
Michael Lefe…, Real Estate Pro in Westborough, MA
Michael Lefebvre answered:
I am trying to refinance my mortgage and the places I am calling are asking me for the value of my condo. I
I am also a certified residential real estate appraiser. What I would do as an appraiser is to find the three most comparable (as far as square footage, # of bedrooms, # of bath ... more
0 votes Share Flag Fri Mar 14, 2008 Financing in 01854
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