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Gustavo Gamba, Home Buyer in Revere, MA
Gustavo Gamba asked:
Does anyone know where the closest bus station is to this address (544 R Salem St. Wakefield)? This question was asked from http://www.trulia.com/property/3047770635-544-R-Salem-St-4-Wakefield-MA-01880
0 votes Share Flag Fri Jan 4, 2013 Traffic & Public Transportation in Wakefield
Joyce H Lin, Real Estate Pro in Leominster, MA
Joyce H Lin answered:
I am interested in a house that shows an "active option" status. If the contract goes through, how soon must the listing be withdrawn?
I'm not quite sure of the terminology you're using, but I'll take a stab.

If by "active option" you mean "Active Flagged", then the property may be a short sale subject to 3rd party ... more
0 votes Share Flag Fri Aug 17, 2012 Home Buying in Wakefield
Ron Thomas, Real Estate Pro in Fresno, CA
Ron Thomas answered:
What are the HOA fees?
The HOA fees are the Security and Maintenance money that is paid to the HOA for the upkeep of the development.
They can vary from $50/month to $1,000, depending upon the HOA.

If you ... more
0 votes Share Flag Mon Dec 5, 2011 General Area in Wakefield
MDM REALTY H…, Real Estate Pro in 01701
MDM REALTY Heidi Zizza answered:
Do most bank statements show total overdraft fees accrued for the year, or just monthly ones?
Not sure about that. I would call around to different banks and ask
0 votes Share Flag Mon Sep 19, 2011 Financing in 01880
Alex Pereira, Real Estate Pro in Livonia, MI
Alex Pereira answered:
Is an in-law apartment with bedroom, kitchen with range, bathroom, and connected to main living area with 2 egresses, legal in Wakefield, MA?
Thats a question I would recommend you take up with the building department in your city since it involves contractor codes. Some places may allow you to grandfather yourself in since ... more
0 votes Share Flag Tue Oct 30, 2012 Home Selling in Wakefield
Tetyana Ivan…, Real Estate Pro in Massachusetts
Tetyana Ivanina answered:
Buying in Wakefield?
Hi Christopher,
I don't know in what price range you are looking to buy, but do not get discouraged by average data, many houses were sold within two weeks! Find a house you like, ... more
0 votes Share Flag Mon Jan 23, 2012 Home Buying in Wakefield
Christine M.…, Real Estate Pro in Wilbraham, MA
Christine M. Moran answered:
Does anyone know when 553 Lowell Street Wakefield, MA is coming on the market? Did a drive by today, looks like a nice home.
If it is not listed you can ring the doorbell and ask. It last sold in 1999 and is assessed @474000.
0 votes Share Flag Mon Sep 13, 2010 Home Buying in Wakefield
Christine M.…, Real Estate Pro in Wilbraham, MA
Christine M. Moran answered:
We are looking for a motivated realtor who can help us sell our condo in Wakefield.
It can be frustrating when others sell theirs so quicky and easily. I can send you all the listings for similar condos in your area and price range, sold and currently listed. You can ... more
0 votes Share Flag Thu Aug 12, 2010 Home Selling in Wakefield
Peter J. Mla…, Real Estate Pro in 33131
Peter J. Mlaguzi Iii answered:
Can anyone recommend a really great realtor in the Wakefield area? We are looking to sell our condo!!

My name is Peter Mlaguzi and i would like to introduce myself as an answer to your question, a great realtor that can help you sell your home in Wakefield. Feel free to investig ... more
0 votes Share Flag Wed Sep 9, 2009 Home Selling in Wakefield
Wendy Taylor,…, Real Estate Pro in Beverly Hills, CA
Wendy Taylor, CRS, GRI answered:
where can I find this month's home sales?
Hi Realtor.com is your best source for statistics. It is the largest and most comprehensive website for real estate listings. Trulia also has statistics. For very specific informa ... more
0 votes Share Flag Wed Jul 1, 2009 Home Buying in 01880
Joe Arnao, Real Estate Pro in Sandwich, MA
Joe Arnao answered:
Experience with Symes as a builde in Wakefield, MA?
I have no direct experience with the company, only second hand stories and they are all positive.
0 votes Share Flag Tue Aug 4, 2009 Home Buying in Wakefield
Paul Stonkus, Real Estate Pro in Lynn, MA
Paul Stonkus answered:
I'm thinking of the townhouse at 410 Salem Street #101 for 429900. Any comments on why it is priced so high?
These are the mls listings for 410 Salem St. in Wakefield. I can only find one listing for #101and that is the current active listing. Where are you getting your info that it was sold ... more
0 votes Share Flag Sat May 16, 2009 Home Buying in Wakefield
Michael Giles, Real Estate Pro in Beverly, MA
Michael Giles answered:
If my house was appraised in February 08 at 460K, what percentage in today's market has it dropped to?
Hi Wanda,
Other than having an appraisal done, the best way to determine the market value is to have an agent come out and view the property. Condition, Location and RECENT comps wil ... more
0 votes Share Flag Tue Mar 24, 2009 Market Conditions in Wakefield
Michael Lefe…, Real Estate Pro in Sudbury, MA
Michael Lefebvre answered:
Offer accepted but still accepting other offers... how's that?
Lots of deals never make it to "Under Agreement" status. Sometimes issues come up at the home inspection that either (a) the sellers are not willing to address or (b) the buyer a ... more
0 votes Share Flag Wed Mar 16, 2011 Home Buying in Wakefield
Michael Lefe…, Real Estate Pro in Sudbury, MA
Michael Lefebvre answered:
Any additional resources for selling our home ourselves?
Haven't looked at your listing yet (I will), but my first question is how did you arrive at your listing price? How many people are showing the home? If after three months yo ... more
0 votes Share Flag Tue Nov 29, 2011 Home Selling in Wakefield
Gerry Bourge…, Real Estate Pro in 01453
Gerry Bourgeois answered:
Add on to the question of how to get a list of homes sold in a particular zip code - I would also like to
contact a local Realtor in that marketplace. You will get accurate info.
0 votes Share Flag Tue Apr 29, 2008 Home Selling in 01880
Eric Marcus…, Real Estate Pro in Chicago, IL
Eric Marcus (773) 244-1110 answered:
How can I get a list of homes sold in the last 6 months for a particular zip code?
Find an agent in that zip code and ask them to run a report from the local MLS by the zip code for closed listings in the last 6 months. It should take a good agent less than 10 minute ... more
0 votes Share Flag Mon Sep 23, 2013 Home Buying in 01880
Ruthless, Other/Just Looking in 60558
Ruthless answered:
I am looking to purchase Tax foreclosure homes in MA. Anyone able to help?
Please read this post:

And remember if it is too good to be true it probably ... more
0 votes Share Flag Tue Jan 22, 2008 Foreclosure in Wakefield, MA
Janet Mcnulty, Real Estate Pro in 60004
Janet Mcnulty answered:
how do I gauge the value of a condo for sale in wakefield. do I have my realtor look up prior sale price, and?
If you are interested in a condo, I would make sure your Realtor does a market analysis on the home which are in a similar location and quality of the building as well as the age of the ... more
0 votes Share Flag Wed Mar 23, 2011 Home Buying in Wakefield
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