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Sat Jun 24, 2017
Krps82 answered:
I'm thinking of buying a house that's on a slab but worried about if there are ever problems that it will be hard to fix what do you think?
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Thu Aug 4, 2016
Nckgb answered:
AFTER LISTING
From time to time send them a email (anonymous) asking questions see if they answer the email give them 2 times and if not fire them the listing contract says they will use due diligence in finding a buyer. They are NOT working for you! Hire someone who will work for the commission. No reason to pay for something you are not getting. ... more
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Thu Jul 21, 2016
Maricris A answered:
Hello,

I apologize for the error you are receiving when attempting to edit your home facts on Trulia. This is a known issue that we are working to resolve as quickly as possible. We are currently working with our developers on getting an ETA for the fix. Thank you for your patience as we resolve this issue.

For future reference, you can feel free to contact us about this type of inquiry through our contact form here:

http://www.trulia.com/help/ask/


Regards,

Maricris
Consumer Care Advocate
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Tue Dec 8, 2015
Linda Johnstone answered:
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Sat May 2, 2015
Adam J. Nelson answered:
Were you able to remove your listing? Were you looking to relocate from Natick?
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Mon Apr 6, 2015
Suburban Mom answered:
The Polte Natick web site shows lots of pretty pictures of old Natick buildings and churches, with only one shot of the big ugly building that is their development.

I know that beauty is in the eye of the beholder, but this development is very dense, big and fortress-like. It looks like it should be in a densely settled area with high rise apartment buildings, not in the older, less developed, more suburban neighborhood where it is located.

Also, to say on their web site that Natick is 15 minutes from Boston is laughable. Hello? It takes 35-45 minutes to get to downtown Boston from Natick at top speeds on the Mass Pike.
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Mon Mar 30, 2015
mattdalek47 answered:
I would not buy a house with that kind of damage unless the seller will cut you a deal or get it fixed. That is a dangerous situation, and it's not something you want to deal with. Even if you do buy the house, you need to get this issue repaired right away. If the chimney comes apart the rest of the way, it will take the wall with it, as well as a chunk of the house. This is not a repair to put off.

http://excelchimney.com/home-chimney-repair-seattle/chimney-repair/
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Tue Feb 3, 2015
The Graveline Group answered:
In MA the purchase and sales contracts are reviewed by attorneys who make changes where needed. Hopefully you're using a real estate attorney?
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Fri Oct 3, 2014
Caleb Hart answered:
I've got a similar question. I have a hardwood floor right now in my kitchen and my wife hates it. She's been nagging me to look into getting different flooring. If I'm just replacing wood flooring with more hardwood, should I look for a specific type of wood to make the value of the home increase? http://www.carpetsplusca.com/hardwood-floors/ ... more
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Tue Sep 16, 2014
Christine Del Grosso answered:
One of the most interesting things I've learned as a real estate agent is how many loan products are available. As the previous person mentioned, there are rehab loans that can sometimes address these types of issues.
I think that it's important to shop around for a good lender who isn't afraid to roll up their sleeves and do this type of loan.

There are some agents who may not be familiar with those types of loans or may even feel intimidated by the process. Some loans are easier to do than others.
And, it is also very possible that your agent is trying to avoid causing you frustration and anxiety because these homes often can be very difficult to finance. You can let your agent know that you understand these types of purchases don't always go through, but that you are willing to give it a try.

Also, there are specific government websites that offer direct bank owned properties and it can be helpful to have a professional real estate agent guide you through that process. Sometimes these properties require a pre-approval with a specific lender but that doesn't mean you have to use that lender as far as I know.
http://www.hudhomestore.com or http://www.homepathcom.

The other thing to note is that even in a multiple offer situation, the first accepted offer can fall out of contract (and often does), so it's a good idea to get an offer in, even if you think you will get outbid.

Once a property falls out of contract, it can be a good moment to get your offer accepted by default. I guess what I'm saying is that if at first you don't succeed, try and try again, but also nothing ventured nothing gained.

Work with an agent and a lender who doesn't mind doing the more challenging work that is sometimes involved in these types of properties.
I hope that helps!
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Tue Sep 16, 2014
Christine Del Grosso answered:
Yes, this is a service your real estate agent can do for you. It's called an "urgent need" letter and targets a specific area in the neighborhood that you request. The letter is customized for you, providing the prospective seller with specifics, such as characteristics, how many bedrooms and baths required, range of size for home and lot, whether you want a fixer-upper or a move in ready ("turn-key") home, etc. I also include a range of price my client might be willing to pay, but I don't like to be too specific because this could indicate a willingness to pay more than what the home could be worth.
Though I mostly work in the Valley of the Moon area in Santa Rosa, Ca, I have clients who are looking in a very specific area of West Petaluma. I send out letters that are customized for my client with the sole purpose of finding the right home for my client, however, if I happen to find a seller or buyer that doesn't meet the criteria, then it's a bonus for me. Everyone wins!
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Sun Jul 6, 2014
Ginny Foley answered:
sorry, right. But we are being asked to pay the previous year's 2014 back taxes (about $1700 difference that our escrow didn't cover) and an additional $160 a month to our mortgage payment. These were unknown to us. ... more
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Thu May 15, 2014
Catherine Coy answered:
The short answer is no; a short sale must "season" for two years before you can get back in the game. The exception is FHA's "Back to Work" program whereby you can get a new loan if you're one year out of short sale or foreclosusure PROVIDED THAT you meet a rigid set of criteria for what constitutes "extenuating circumstances." See a mortgage broker for more information. ... more
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Fri Mar 28, 2014
Nancy Butterly answered:
Hi Chris - Think it maybe time to change agents - but every agent has their own style of doing business. When I work with a client I try to educate them on the process of buying a home, if like
you, it sounds like you and ? are first time buyers - when I show homes to clients I am acting as their
buyer's agent - together we try to find the home that best fits their needs. Not every home does that..
wish it did :) The Boston market has been really active, as many of the suburbs are too, and multiple
bids are what is happening now - if a property is a "hot" one, her suggestion of going over maybe
because she knows the market, just not sharing the comparable sold homes with you. I think it
is time to have a heart felt conversation with her and let her know what you want from an agent.
If it doesn't work out, feel free to contact me. A year is a long time to wait for a home! Good luck!
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Wed Mar 19, 2014
Mindy Roiff Shanfeld answered:
Memorial and Kennedy are correct. I am a South Natick Resident and my children went to both schools. A look at history and you will see that all Natick schools are getting better and better.
http://profiles.doe.mass.edu/state_report/accountability.aspx?fycode=2012 elementary and secondary schools
http://www.neighborhoodscout.com/ma/schools/
http://www.bostonmagazine.com/news/article/2013/02/26/boston-best-places-to-live-2013-starting-out/

mindyshanfeld@gmail.com
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Wed Mar 19, 2014
Sanjeev Ahuja answered:
If you have a 30 year fixed loan at 4.25% and it is conventional mortgage then you have the rate that is currently below the market. I don't see you deriving any benefit from this transaction. To pay off the other debts may be you talk to banks about a unsecured personal loan which can lower your monthly payments overall, if you are not able to get HELOC due to insufficient equity in the house.
Good Luck!

Sanjeev Ahuja, NMLS #148731
Mortgage Broker
Home Funding LLC
110 Jericho Turnpike Ste 214
Floral Park, NY 11001
Direct Phone 917-517-2552
NYS Registered Mortgage Broker, Dept of Financial Services, Loans arranged through third parties (NMLS # 885573)
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Tue Mar 11, 2014
Nancy Butterly answered:
Janiki, as others have said as Realtors we really have to leave it up to you to decide on the area..
You can check local police blogs for safety. The property is located within walking distance of a
commuter rails and a Planet Fitness - located off of 135Rte. It is convenient to both Natick and
Framingham downtowns, There are single family homes, as well as a condo community nearby.
Are you thinking of moving to Framingham? Please contact me directly and we can discuss what
is available. Thank you.
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Mon Oct 21, 2013
Stephen Robb answered:
I assume you mean pricing? Unfortunately I do not know this right now.
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