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Steve Levine, Real Estate Pro in Shrewsbury, MA
Steve Levine answered:
Been checking the Shrewsbury listings for a while now. I don't see much changing in terms of what's out there.
Yes, there are often more than what you see online, and multiple reasons for that. Email me...steve@shrewsbury.net
0 votes Share Flag Wed Mar 20, 2013 Home Buying in 01545
Kevin Vitali, Real Estate Pro in 01876
Kevin Vitali answered:
Mold found during home inspection: first time buyers
First off just about every house has some mold. Did your home inspector discuss what caused the mold and the severity of it?

Mold in attic is usually caused from improper ventilatio ... more
0 votes Share Flag Fri Mar 20, 2015 Home Buying in Shrewsbury
Steve Levine, Real Estate Pro in Shrewsbury, MA
Steve Levine answered:
Home Value Comparison: Northborough vs. Shrewsbury
Northboro has always had that premium, as has Wesboro and Northboro. To some it was because of being closer to Boston. In other cases it was the lot sizes. There was a time many yea ... more
0 votes Share Flag Mon Sep 10, 2012 Home Buying in Shrewsbury
Judy Boyle, Real Estate Pro in Northborough, MA
Judy Boyle answered:
Is it required to disclose that a home is a modular home in the listing ?
It does not need to be disclosed but really should be!
0 votes Share Flag Sat May 4, 2013 General Area in Shrewsbury
Richard Shap…, Real Estate Pro in Framingham, MA
Richard Shapiro answered:
Thinking of finishing our SF basement in Shrewsbury with Bath, kitchenette, storage room. Any ideas what not to build to minimize RE tax increase ?
I would think any improvement would bring your taxes up. Why do you need a kitchen?? that might be an issue.
0 votes Share Flag Fri May 4, 2012 Remodel & Renovate in Shrewsbury
Tom Lynch, Real Estate Pro in Great Barrington, MA
Tom Lynch answered:
Shrewsbury Home Value Question
Megatron,

A local realtor who knows Shrewsbury would be your best source... but I can confirm that a property adjacent to affordable housing will limit market appeal... and therefore ... more
0 votes Share Flag Mon Sep 10, 2012 Home Buying in Shrewsbury
Richard Shap…, Real Estate Pro in Framingham, MA
Richard Shapiro answered:
I,m looking at homes in shrewsbury and surrounding,most need some updating ,can a homeowner get permits or are contractors required? Thanks
If a house is in "move in" condition. Systems work, kitchen and baths are complete, then you should have no issues. I assume you are looking at homes with dated interiors that ... more
0 votes Share Flag Mon Sep 10, 2012 Home Buying in 01545
Cathy Bureau, Real Estate Pro in San Antonio, TX
Cathy Bureau answered:
We put in a bid on a foreclosed home and in the paperwork is a Discl. Statement re: Water Damage stating not resp. if any..doesnt that mean THERE IS??
Chriskross1 -

Normally with foreclosures there is no way for the bank, the owner, to really know the home condition, and the Realtor is not allowed to make statements about the condi ... more
0 votes Share Flag Mon Dec 5, 2011 Home Buying in Shrewsbury
Lisa Cannata, Real Estate Pro in Falmouth, MA
Lisa Cannata answered:
the 5 room ranch i am looking at in MA needs a heating system .whats the average price?
Heat system as in duct work and new burner or just replacing the burner unit? Gas or oil? There are so many variables here it's really hard to say. Your best choice would be to co ... more
0 votes Share Flag Mon Sep 26, 2011 Home Buying in Shrewsbury
Louis Wolfson, Real Estate Pro in 02030
Louis Wolfson answered:
Looking for a home in Shrewsbury with an in-law apartment. How do I do a search for them?
Get a buyers agent to help you through the process.
0 votes Share Flag Sun Sep 4, 2011 Home Buying in Shrewsbury
Rachelle Kni…, Real Estate Pro in Orange, MA
Rachelle Knight answered:
HI, Can you provide a list of recommended home inspectors for the Westborough/Shrewsbury, MA areas. We are in the process and need to find one asap.
Real estate law doesn't allow an agent to recommend a specific home inspector to a non-client. This is a link to the list of MA licensed home inspectors
http://license.reg.state. ... more
0 votes Share Flag Wed Jul 9, 2014 Home Buying in 01545
Anna Brocco, Real Estate Pro in Nassau County, NY
Anna Brocco answered:
what are the guideline if you want to extend one car garage to two in shrewsbury,ma?
For accurate information, check with your local town's building department, accurate information prevents any future problems.
http://www.shrewsbury-ma.gov/department/division.php ... more
0 votes Share Flag Tue Feb 15, 2011 Remodel & Renovate in Shrewsbury
Don Tepper, Real Estate Pro in Fairfax, VA
Don Tepper answered:
who owns this house because im suppose to be moving in the house on the 18 of dec and i sent 600 dollar depostit to some one that claime they own it?
There are a huge number of scams out there. Sounds as if you may be a victim.

Contact your local police.

Good luck.
0 votes Share Flag Fri Dec 17, 2010 For rent in Shrewsbury
Scott Godzyk, Real Estate Pro in 03109
Scott Godzyk answered:
hi ,if we purchased 370,000 home in shrewsbury ma.how much will be the closing cost?if it is 365,000 .how much will be closing cost in that ar...
Closing costs can differ from purchase to purchase depending on yoru type of loan and how many points you are paying. On average most closings costs are 3% of teh purchase amount. howev ... more
0 votes Share Flag Sat Jul 10, 2010 Home Buying in 01545
Judy Boyle, Real Estate Pro in Northborough, MA
Judy Boyle answered:
How can I find out how much my home is worth or assessed at?
Hi Shrewsbury1,

You can find out what your home is "worth" by have a local real estate agent perform a Comparative Market Analysis to determine market value...or what your ... more
0 votes Share Flag Wed Jul 24, 2013 Market Conditions in 01545
Galen Keller, Real Estate Pro in 01545
Galen Keller answered:
Finishing basement vs appraised value?
Professionally finished basements add a significant value to a home especially one with a walkout basement. You may want to check out the zoning laws in Shrewsbury regarding in- law apa ... more
0 votes Share Flag Sun Feb 13, 2011 Remodel & Renovate in 01545
Angela Dolber, Real Estate Pro in Northbridge, MA
Angela Dolber answered:
Do you see the market in Shrewsbury improving in 2010? I'm thinking of selling my home in the spring.
Right now the market seems to be picking up everywhere depending on if a home is priced correctly and with the area it's in as well. The homes in the $250,000 or less range are def ... more
0 votes Share Flag Mon Sep 7, 2009 Home Selling in Shrewsbury
rockinblu, Other/Just Looking in Austin, TX
rockinblu answered:
which town's home can resale fast among shrewsbury? westboro?northboro?
If you use the info provided by the site that is attached to the link below, it would be Shrewsbury with an average DOM of 74. Westborough was next at 82, with Northborough trailing at ... more
0 votes Share Flag Fri Apr 17, 2009 Home Selling in Shrewsbury
Ken Lambert, Real Estate Pro in Exeter, NH
Ken Lambert answered:
I was just wondering if someone could get me previous home inspection reports for 55 Sias Road Shrewsbury, MA
Hi Amanda- I don't think you'll have much luck with that. For liability sake and also because even if someone did give you one from 3-4 years ago, it is not really "accurate" as of to ... more
0 votes Share Flag Mon Jan 19, 2009 Home Buying in Shrewsbury
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