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Kristen Blan…, Real Estate Pro in Andover, MA
Kristen Blanchet answered:
i sawyou post this house several time, but it never exist.
It just went under agreement on April 11th. If you need help finding a property in the area please let me know and I would be glad to help!
0 votes Share Flag Tue Apr 16, 2013 Home Buying in The Acre
Nicky Mooney, Real Estate Pro in Hyannis, MA
Nicky Mooney asked:
What is the most important features to you, when looking for your first home? Freshly painted? Move-in Ready? Fixer-Upper? Granite Counters? Would love to know what you can't live without? Or what you are willing to sacrifice when looking for your very first home.
0 votes Share Flag Tue Apr 16, 2013 Home Buying in Centerville
Christine Be…, Real Estate Pro in 01821
Christine Beaudry answered:
I am underwater or even at best. Refinanced in 2009 so not HAMP able. Current interest on Primary is 5.5 balance of approx 203.5K.
I would recommend speaking with a loan officer to go over your options. I have a couple of local contacts who could look at it for you. Please feel free to call or message me for more i ... more
0 votes Share Flag Tue Apr 16, 2013 Home Buying in 01821
Peter Davies, Real Estate Pro in Northampton, MA
Peter Davies answered:
Whats the catch with 8 Glendale Ave. in Northampton?
It appears that it is under agreement as of th 14th of April. I did not view the home, but it seems it was bought by someone who renovates homes and they did a lot to it. It was under a ... more
0 votes Share Flag Fri May 17, 2013 Home Buying in Northampton
Masha Sender…, Real Estate Pro in Newton, MA
Masha Senderovich answered:
Do split levels sell well?
There are plenty of buyers that like splits. There are lots of them here, and updated is always Better in terms if resale. Also they often offer an option of finishing the basement and ... more
0 votes Share Flag Thu May 2, 2013 Home Buying in Boston
Masha Sender…, Real Estate Pro in Newton, MA
Masha Senderovich answered:
Check what school a property is zoned for
Google the town's school department and call. Sometimes it is rather illogical and some towns have a lottery placement.
0 votes Share Flag Sat Apr 13, 2013 Home Buying in Needham
Richard Shap…, Real Estate Pro in Framingham, MA
Richard Shapiro answered:
Would you buy a home that doesn't have central air conditioning if it offered every other amenity you wanted?
Do you have a listing with every amenity and no central a/c??
0 votes Share Flag Yesterday at 8:39am Home Buying in Franklin
Richard Shap…, Real Estate Pro in Framingham, MA
Richard Shapiro answered:
Bank put legal notice to foreclose on house through the Superior court, how long is the process?
could be weeks, could be months.
0 votes Share Flag Mon Apr 15, 2013 Home Buying in Massachusetts
Richard Shap…, Real Estate Pro in Framingham, MA
Richard Shapiro answered:
How kind you find out what is outstanding (Taxes, etc) on a foreclosed house?
Call the town and ask the tax collector.
0 votes Share Flag Fri Apr 12, 2013 Home Buying in Massachusetts
Richard Shap…, Real Estate Pro in Framingham, MA
Richard Shapiro answered:
If your offer is accepted at a foreclosure auction, do you have access to the house for a home inspection? I am financing the mortgage.
Probably not. That is why most auctioned home are bought by investors as they know or aware of what they are dealing with.
0 votes Share Flag Sat Apr 13, 2013 Home Buying in Massachusetts
Ron Carpenito, Real Estate Pro in 01810
Ron Carpenito answered:
I've started looking into buying a home, regarding the asking price, what is the average % you can offer to get a good deal without paying the asking
That's a complicated question, because you need to first determine if the asking price is over, at or below the market value of the home to begin with. Then you need to determine the cu ... more
0 votes Share Flag Sat Apr 13, 2013 Home Buying in Methuen
Jim Driscoll, Real Estate Pro in Lynnfield, MA
Jim Driscoll answered:
itsn't there programs for first time home buyers?
depending on what town you are looking at buying in downpayment assistance might be available. Let me know what town or towns you are looking to buy in and I will let you know what woul ... more
0 votes Share Flag Fri Apr 12, 2013 Home Buying in Leominster
Boston Luxury…, Real Estate Pro in Boston, MA
Boston Luxury Residential LLC answered:
what T station is near plainfield st jp?
orange line is the most popular T line in JP.
Some areas use the Green E line, but the gren line does not go that far in JP.
Best,
0 votes Share Flag Tue Jul 1, 2014 Home Buying in Jamaica Plain
Louis Wolfson, Real Estate Pro in 02030
Louis Wolfson answered:
What's the standard commission for a land lease? For instance like a walgreens or cvs?
It is against the law to discuss commissions in a forum, with or without the public. Commissions are negotiable. Commercial transactions are different than residential as to fees.

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0 votes Share Flag Wed Apr 10, 2013 Home Buying in 01949
Richard Shap…, Real Estate Pro in Framingham, MA
Richard Shapiro answered:
How can I get out of a join loan?
The other borrower needs to refinance on their name only
0 votes Share Flag Tue Apr 9, 2013 Home Buying in Wareham
Kevin Vitali, Real Estate Pro in 01876
Kevin Vitali answered:
Is this rent to own on the up and up or is it a scam?
I wouldnt call it a scam but it is not to the advantage of a buyer. The contracts are far more favorable to the seller
0 votes Share Flag Tue Apr 9, 2013 Home Buying in 01001
Territory.com, Real Estate Pro in Massachusetts
Territory.com answered:
looking for older home in Brookline. old school. 3 bdrm plus. walkable. if you have this and are looking to sell. jendevlin@gmail.com
Most of the homes in Brookline are older so you are in luck!

Here is a beautiful brick home
0 votes Share Flag Fri Apr 26, 2013 Home Buying in Brookline
Donna Thomas, Real Estate Pro in North Adams, MA
Donna Thomas answered:
Looking rent to own home in north adams 3 bdrm.
From Donna Thomas Realty: Hi, Not sure what you're looking for and your timeline. I may have some apartments coming in. Feel freel to call as late as 10PM..we can discuss price, needs e ... more
0 votes Share Flag Mon Apr 8, 2013 Home Buying in North Adams
Jennifer Poi…, Real Estate Pro in Taunton, MA
Jennifer Poillucci answered:
how is the area near Craven Court?
Although this road is off the highly traveled road Rte. 44, Craven Court is a nice little subdivision with some nice homes. It is a safe part of Taunton within very close proximity to ... more
0 votes Share Flag Sat Apr 6, 2013 Home Buying in Taunton
Jarred Alexa…, Real Estate Pro in Boston, MA
Jarred Alexandrov answered:
What is the first step in home-buying? Should one work with a bank first or a realtor first?
Get preapproved by a reputable mortgage lender (not necessarily a bank) first so that realtors will take you seriously as a buyer. Until then you can use Trulia, Zillow, Redfin to searc ... more
0 votes Share Flag Tue Apr 23, 2013 Home Buying in Boston
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