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Mon Jul 10, 2017
Joebrady1968 asked:
my home is worth about 450,000. i owe about 200,000. i want to sell the home to my son but make sure he gets the best mortgage options while i still realize the equity. he doesn't have…
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Fri Mar 3, 2017
dreamer asked:
We have an unusual situation. We bought a new construction at Montage, North Framingham. The seller's attorney office just contacted us and told us that they did a math miscalculation…
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Fri Oct 30, 2015
Gturmanidze1993 asked:
hello, i have done 3D designs which are on your site, i can show you which one and i can show 3D to prove it. i am searching for a 3D job. i was working with Odd Einar.
i want to know,…
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Tue Oct 20, 2015
Diana Hellman answered:
Wed Jun 10, 2015
Andrew Liebenhaut answered:

VA Mortgage Loans are available today for both honorably discharged Vets and active duty military personnel. Here are some of the great features of this fantastic program:


- Up to 100% financing, with no down required.

- No monthly mortgage insurance added to your payment.

- More lenient credit qualifying standards than other types of mortgage loans.

- Low rates compared to other loan programs.


-Order your Certificate of Eligibility. A Florida VA loan lender can order your COE quickly for you, or you can go directly to the VA to obtain a copy. If discharged, you will need your DD214. The next step is to get pre-approved with an experienced VA lender.

-2 years tax returns

-Last 2 paycheck stubs

-Last two bank account statements

-600+ credit score (typically 640 is what most lenders look for)

-Same line of work for the past two years

-Money for closing costs

Please contact me and I will put you in touch with the best VA lender!!!
Andrew 954-394-7185 (prefer text first)
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Tue Apr 21, 2015
lynnnchase9 answered:
Honestly, I'm not sure what it is. If I were you, I would either call your city or someone in your area who deals with railings. They should be able to help you figure out everything you need. Not only that, but they can also help answer any other questions you have concerning this. I would highly recommend trying to find one in your area and calling them soon! ... more
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Tue Jun 17, 2014
A. Kay McMahon answered:
A quit claim deed doesn't warrant that the title is clear of encumbrances, and as previously stated, if obtaining a mortgage they will require a clear chain of title and a lender's policy of title insurance. Is this a private owner selling or is it a bank owned or auction property? I would be asking more questions. Have you tried calling a good, reputable title company in your area? ... more
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Tue Mar 11, 2014
Nancy Butterly answered:
Thejujogi, have you found a home yet in Framingham?
If your still sorting through where to purchase a home and schools are a consideration
I would recommend the website It's full of information. If I can be of
assistance please contact me. I have been a resident of Framingham for over 20yrs. and
welcome the opportunity to help you in your home search.
Please feel free to reach out to me for assistance.
Good luck!
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Thu Aug 22, 2013
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Fri Jun 14, 2013
Lynne Hagopian answered:
Hi..I agree..go to and contact the buikding dept. yo be sure.
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Fri May 24, 2013
Debra (Debbie) Rose answered:
Simply put - you cannot list your home on trulia as a "for sale by owner".

Only agent-listed homes may be posted here.

Best wishes........
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Fri Dec 14, 2012
Jon Nichols answered:
Any home can flood. The real question is which ones are less likely to flood, and what can you do to keep them from flooding.

Topography: You do not want a house that is at the bottom of a hill. You always want to see a place where the water can go other than in your basement. Don't forget your basement is built pretty much the same way you build a swimming pool. Make sure that the grading is as such that the water runs away from your home.

Gutters: Make sure that the gutters are clean and the downspouts are connected. There should be extensions at the base of the downspouts or a french drain system. Don't let the water pour right back into the home.

Sump pump: Contrary to many people, I like sump pumps. Do you buy a car without windshield wipers because you HOPE it is not going to rain? If you have a high water table and even if you don't, a sump pump can really help. Again, make sure that the pipe exits away from the foundation. BTW, it is illegal to put your sump pump into the sewer system.
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Mon Jul 9, 2012
Lynne Hagopian answered:
Hi Jennifer,
I am a Framingham agent and know Framingham quite well if you need a market analysis and some help getting ready to sell here. In today's world, you need to sell your home if financially necessary to buy the Sharon/Walpole home as your new home cannot be contingent upon your current home selling as most sellers would not accept this. I would ask a mortgage broker about refinancing N.H. as it may affect your credit or loan to values in some way. Using one realtor is a tricky question. I have been a buyer's agent all over MetroWest and have sold in Carver and Leominster as well. If you have a good agent, he or she will help check the town, talk to the building and assessors dept, tax collector, check town and state websites for information about the town, the schools and just about anything else you need to know. It is always a great idea to refer you to a local agent that knows the Sharon/Walpole market but sometimes if you like and trust your agent, you may want to work with them wherever you are looking. Good luck and I would be glad to help when you are ready.

Lynne Hagopian
508 648-0393
Hammond Residential
Framingham, Ma.
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Tue Feb 28, 2012
Heidi Zizza answered:
A strong bank letter and a strong sales price should do the trick
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Wed Dec 21, 2011
Heath Coker answered:
We are often told about low down payment loans by the mortgage brokers and loan originators in our area. I'd call some local lenders in the area where you want to buy. They may have some useful programs for you.

(It helps brokers and agents who answer your question, when you choose a Best Answer.)
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Fri Jun 25, 2010
Robin Gilman answered:
It seems there is a problem here. It should not take a year to find a house. We have been in a market of buyer opportunties and record low interest rates. If after a year of looking your agent has not been able to match you with your house than I would agree its time to part ways. Part of an agents job is to set realistic expectations for a buyer. It seems as if you were searching for something that did not exist. That was a year of wasted time. A good agent will help you to see what is most important to you in a home and what compromises you may have to accept to be successful in your home buying goals. If you can't give up on a specific location for example, you may need to accept less of a house. If a certain type/size house is your most important criteria, perhaps you will find it one town over or on a street that is a little busier. It soujnds like your agent is probably a very nice and well meaning person but perhaps not the right fit. Have an exit conversation, part as friends. Her time should be more valuable as well. ... more
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