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Home Buying in Sudbury : Real Estate Advice

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Fri Oct 3, 2014
The Stephen FitzMaurice Team answered:
Use a licensed negotiator in combination with a licensed agent, the negotiator will keep after the bank, make them perform.
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Wed May 21, 2014
Jane Kontoff answered:
"In hand" simply means that the seller has already retained a Title V certificate showing that the septic system has been inspected and that it is sound and found to be in working order. Sometimes a system will conditionally pass which means that the inspector found an issue that needs to be addressed but the system is working. The other result is a failed system. ... more
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Mon Dec 10, 2012
Nancy Smith answered:
Hi Anne,

I also have a son receiving special ed services in Sudbury elementary schools. He started in preschool and we have been very happy with the team for the past 7 years. We are gearing up for middle school and working with my son's team to ensure there is a solid IEP in place to support him.

You can visit for more information on the Sudbury Special Education Parent Advisory Council. I am also a realtor in Sudbury and would be happy to help you further.

Lisa Vecchio
Coldwell Banker - Sudbury
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Tue Aug 7, 2012
Michael Hunter answered:
Hi Ken,
Over $1.5 million you get more house in Wayland, the amount of detail, building quality, style and features tend to be higher for the same price in Sudbury.
Under $1.5m you get more house in Sudbury.
Something to take into consideration between the two towns, Sudbury has completed all the large infrastucture projects, i.e. schools & public buildings so that is already factored into the property tax rate, Wayland has completed many but is still in the process, so the tax rate may be impacted.
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Mon May 14, 2012
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Mon Sep 19, 2011
Tom and Joanne Team answered:
Totally depends as it always in real estate. I would recommend discussing with your broker and working out a compensation plan. All the best
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Mon Sep 27, 2010
Jeanne Feenick answered:
Hi there - it is quiet - I was hoping to see a pick up after Labor Day but really have not. I think the prior posters have hit on the high points with financing challenges but I also believe that the level of uncertainty in the economy is having a real trickle down effect. Uncertainty seems to be causing near paralysis on many fronts which is not a good thing. For those that qualify and find inventory of interest, I encourage action. There are communities in my area that are moving at near "normal" levels on average, with well priced attractive homes moving very quickly and overpriced homes sitting, but the average overall is a normal 5-6 months which is really very good. To buyers interested in this community or others that are moving well, I say don't be fooled into inaction by what may be a false hope of decline...far more likely that you will watch inventory slip away from you. I have that situation in play with a few buyers now....

Jeanne Feenick
Unwavering Commitment to Service
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Wed Jul 14, 2010
Linda Bee answered:
Dear Trulia Fan - Waltham Home Buyer -

If you don't want to walk away - get a third opinion from a Certified Mold Inspector. There are many different kinds of mold some toxic, some not. Some people have allergies, some people have small children that can be severly impacted by molds. As far as resale - there are definately some buyers who would not even look at a house with past mold issues based on their health status. Some who don't care, as long as it has been remediated.

Google Watham MA Certified Mold Inspectors - you will get a list of several companies.

Best Regards,

Linda Bee
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Tue Jul 29, 2008
Ken Lambert answered:
Hi Santosh- Almost anything is "possible", but most likely it will be very cost-prohibitive to do so. If you "fill" any wetland area, you would have to replicate that on the site elswhere- per the town's requirements. That is often very expensive to do. In my experience, you're better off looking elsewhere. I know Sudbury is a bit expensive in general; might have to look further west.
In general, right now it costs more to build brand new on a lot than to just buy an existing home/ property. Unless you absolutely need a brand new home, you're better off financially to find an existing home where the seller is in a position to offer a low price.
Thanks, and Good luck,

Ken L.
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