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Thu Nov 3, 2016
Andrea M. Butts asked:
My property is listed on Trulia, and I'm assuming came from the listing I purchased, as did the Zillow posting. I signed up for Zillow to make edits/adjustments…
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Tue Sep 13, 2016
Catherine Nicol answered:
It's a half house (one of two units in a duplex).
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Tue Sep 13, 2016
Pam Rzepa asked:
I listed a home for rent and am trying to remove it how do i do this
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Mon Jul 28, 2014
Janna Rankin Scharf answered:
Two months is a long escrow, and when your offer is contingent on the sale of your house, there are many things that can go sideways between now and then. That makes your offer weak. However, there are other ways to strengthen your offer, and a GOOD buyers agent will be able to help you. Generally, if you are asking the seller to give you a big concession in one area (contingent offer) you should strengthen your offer everywhere else you can. For example, offer full price, offer generous earnest money, offer quick inspection times, offer to let seller choose closing company and date of possession. Strengthen that offer in every area you can, as best you can, to offset that contingency you are requesting. ... more
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Tue Jul 23, 2013
Dan Swift answered:
Do you want to keep your home? If you do… apply for a loan modification. You will have a lot of paperwork to get the bank, but the rewards are generally worth it. I know people that have had their interest rates dropped to 2%, an unbelievable savings. If you are being contacted from some of the loan modification companies, do not pay them until you check them out on BBB or with the Attorney General’s office. Some of these calls are scams and take you much needed capital and give you little in return. Know this is something you can do yourself simply contact your bank and ask for a loan modification package. It is a lot of work but worth it, it can have quite a difference in your payment. In some cases it can drop your payment lower than the rent you will pay after the sale. ... more
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Mon Apr 29, 2013
Jack Mahoney answered:
Both properties are under agreement. 5 Summer is a short sale and waiting bank approval pending a new valuation which was just ordered.
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Wed Nov 14, 2012
Greer Swiston answered:
Whenever you have a concern or complaint regarding the real estate industry, there are number of steps to take.

1) Complain to the brokerage of the listing agent in question. In this particular case, that would be Daher Companies out of Methuen.

2) Since this is a REALTOR brokerage, they have committed to abide by the rules of the National Association of Realtors ... so you could also contact the local REALTOR chapter (which I believe is the Greater Boston Real Estate Board)

3) You can also contact the Real Estate Licensing Board at or find them at reporting the specific property and real estate agent in question.

For what its worth, the property just closed on November 10th at less than 1/2 original list price. I noticed that your post was in July ... perhaps you had brought your complaints somewhere and it resulted in an adjustment?
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Sun Jul 22, 2012
Stephanie Langevin asked:
Young professional couple with a 35lb lab mix dog looking for a rental NOT in a complex in the merrimack valley. NOT looking to buy and would prefer to have as few other units in the building…
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Mon Oct 10, 2011
Lisa Johnson Sevajian answered:
Amesbury is a sought after community for many buyers. Are you considering a single family?
Different price points hold their value more safely than others. You can buy a great deal more for your money in Amesbury than you can in many of the surrounding communities. ... more
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Wed Dec 30, 2009
Ken Lambert answered:
Hello- Good answers below. With our company, the FHA rates are generally 1/8 % better than the conventional rates- but after you factor in the Mortgage Insurance Premiums with FHA, conventional is the way to go for sure.

FYI- Conventional rates for someone in your shoes would be between 5.125%- 5.25% most likely. This is not a rate quote; I'm just giving you some parameters. This is with no points charged, BUT there are typical closing costs associated. Hope that helps.
Please contact me if you need further help with anything. We have numerous offices all over Mass. Thanks and good luck,

Ken L.
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