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Tim Moore, Real Estate Pro in Nags Head, NC
Tim Moore answered:
Should I buy a home with chimney foundation failure? How much could I negotiate after the home inspection?
I can't see the issue or the house, but $75k sounds absolutely ridiculous. I would call in a real professional and one that does not have a horse in the race for a real idea.
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Yvonne Thomp…, Real Estate Pro in Massachusetts
Yvonne Thompson answered:
What limitations does Natick put on Historic property renovations?
You need to check with the town's historical committee for their restrictions.
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Mindy Roiff…, Real Estate Pro in Wellesley, MA
Mindy Roiff Shanfeld answered:
Saw an 'affordable housing' condo in Natick below market value and I have to sell it for less than market value. What issues may this cause?
If you meet the criteria to buy it, then it can be great. It's yours and when you decide to move, someone else will meet the criteria.
0 votes Share Flag Tue Mar 12, 2013 Home Buying in Natick
Scott Godzyk, Real Estate Pro in 03109
Scott Godzyk answered:
Which bank/lender should I approach for a 175K loan for 15 years with excellent credit score, currently on H1 visa with 140 approved.
You should check with a local and trusted bank who can prequailify you at no cost given your situation. A bank will not be able to estimate if you can get a mortgage without seeing your ... more
0 votes Share Flag Wed Aug 8, 2012 Home Buying in Natick
Anna Brocco, Real Estate Pro in Nassau County, NY
Anna Brocco answered:
We're looking in Natick. Our kids will be going to K and 2nd grade. Which school is considered better - Lilja or Memorial? Thank you!
Since opinions are often subjective, consider a visit to both schools-- ask for a tour of the facilities, speak to the superintendent, principal, teachers, etc., and then make your dete ... more
0 votes Share Flag Sun Aug 19, 2012 Home Buying in Natick
Matt Heisler, Real Estate Pro in 01532
Matt Heisler answered:
Would we qualify for a Homepath mortgage even if we own a home already?
Here's a great place to get started. The home needs to be fannie mae home, but you'll have to talk to a broker to get the final yes or no. There's a list of brokers lin ... more
0 votes Share Flag Fri May 14, 2010 Home Buying in Natick
Deborah Feld…, Real Estate Pro in Framingham, MA
Deborah Feldman answered:
Opinion on townhouse in Natick
The townhome is beautiful. It has been on the market since 2007 at an inflated price of $524,000. Since then, the seller has been chasing the market. In August of 2009, the home was ... more
0 votes Share Flag Fri May 14, 2010 Home Buying in Natick
Theresa Cann…, Real Estate Pro in Mullica Hill, NJ
Theresa Cannizzaro answered:
Follow-up question -- is it worth sending a letter to folks who live on the streets that I am interested in?
Absolutely! I've had buyers that wanted homes in specific neighborhoods where there were no homes on the market. Through our multiple listing service we have access to public rec ... more
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Kathleen Hel…, Real Estate Pro in Southborough, MA
Kathleen Helliwell answered:
There are three streets in Natick that I really like. How would I find a real estate broker that would be willing to watch listings for me to tell me?
The best suggestion that I could make to you would be to find a Buyer's Agent that you trust and develop a relationship with. When an agent knows that you are committed to working ... more
0 votes Share Flag Mon May 24, 2010 Home Buying in Natick
Debra (Debbi…, Real Estate Pro in Livingston, NJ
Debra (Debbie) Rose answered:
Should you buy a house with slab construction. I found once such house in Natick which is rare to see in North.
I don't know about MA.......but there are a number of homes built on a slab in my area (NJ). It's very common. Many of them are ranches, but some splits and capes also have sl ... more
0 votes Share Flag Mon Dec 28, 2009 Home Buying in Natick
Ken Lambert, Real Estate Pro in Exeter, NH
Ken Lambert answered:
Pulte has a new construction happening in South Natick. What do you think about the location? What about Pulte? Thanks.
Hi Mj- I have family in Natick, and also worked in RE development in competition with Pulte- so take this with a grain of salt...
South Natick is a fine and decent area to live. Good ... more
0 votes Share Flag Mon Sep 10, 2012 Home Buying in Natick
Patrick Thies…, Real Estate Pro in Elmhurst, IL
Patrick Thies SFR, CNC answered:
Should I buy property with elementary school in backyard?
That's a matter of preference. Some advantages are that if you have kids that would go to that school, it's nice and convenient and close by for any school functions. I don& ... more
0 votes Share Flag Wed Jan 13, 2010 Home Buying in Natick
Cindi Hagley,…, Real Estate Pro in San Ramon, CA
Cindi Hagley, Prudential answered:
I wanted to look at a house (it's a foreclosure). The seller told my realtor the pipes in the house had been
Hmmmm...are you working with an experienced Realtor? If so...and you really want the home, you could get an estimate, usually free of charge, to see the cost of repair to the pipes. You ... more
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Tina Evans, Real Estate Pro in Dekalb County, TN
Tina Evans answered:
Buying a home east of Framingham
Jm: I believe I can possibly help. I currently own a 2 family in the Highlands area of Lowell that I definetly wish to sell. I live in TN and cannot maintain effective property managm ... more
0 votes Share Flag Wed Jul 16, 2008 Home Buying in Natick, MA
Charles Rori…, Real Estate Pro in Grants Pass, OR
Charles Rorive answered:
If a buyer's agent shows you a house, do you have to use that agent going forward, or can you just deal with
It all depends. Did you sign any agency paperwork with the buyers agent? Who provided the first info on the particular house, you or the agent? Basically, if you did not sign ... more
0 votes Share Flag Tue Mar 19, 2013 Home Buying in Natick
Chris Head,…, Real Estate Pro in Norwell, MA
Chris Head, GRI, GREEN, LMC answered:
Help with making decision to buy based on geographical location
Hi Deb,
Natick, by it's location will be always be a higher demand area. I'm wondering why not apply the $80,000 you are prepared to spend in Sturbridge toward a larger home on a bigg ... more
0 votes Share Flag Mon Jul 21, 2008 Home Buying in Natick, MA
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