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Wed Sep 21, 2016
Jen Digianvittorio asked:
Hi I'm looking for a year round rental on the north shore MA or southern NH. I have a small well behaved dog and am fully employed. Hoping for SF, duplex or cottage with a small deck…
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Sun Feb 2, 2014
Carrie Anderson-Paquette answered:
If it's a historical home, leaving woodwork its natural color is sometimes a plus, however if its a newer home, a crisp, white trim makes a house look clean and updated.
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Fri Jul 5, 2013
Wen Farina answered:
Hi Jay,
have you asked your agent about this? or your mortgage broker? The inspector you hire will point out things to you that may need to be fixed but the lender will have the requirements as to what they expect done in order to provide you with a loan. ... more
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Thu Mar 29, 2012 answered:
Here is all the info on that property including an exclusive opp to get $2,097.00 cash back:

Hope that helps!
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Thu Apr 8, 2010
Alma Kee answered:

You pretty much have no choice except to join a local Realtor Association. If you do not, you will not be able to get a lockbox to show properties. Also you will not be able to list properties in the MLS.

I'm in Tampa and our rules may be slightly different but we do have two or three local Realtor Associations and there are two MLS systems. I would investigate the MLS systems associated with the Realtor Assoc before joining to see which one has the best MLS system.

I think eventually Realtors will wise up and realize local Realtor Associations are an unecessary expense. We're all required to be members of NAR so we should also just have a simple nationwide MLS system and eliminate all of the middlemen (local boards) to lower our costs.
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Sun Mar 14, 2010
Ken Lambert answered:
Hi there- In today's bad/low condo market, you could get a 2 BR unit for not much more than a 1 BR unit. So as you said, the 2 BR unit will sell much easier later (and at a higher price).
Definitely check out the condo bylaws; you'll need to be able to rent it out if needed. Paying for 2 mortgages can lead to ruin very quickly.
Also, make sure that anything you do within the unit is allowable under the condo bylaws as well. Anything that touches or changes the exterior of the Unit you cannot alter.
If you'd like any other help, please let me know. Thanks,

Ken L.

PS- Also make sure you aren't too loud doing renovations while people live above/ below you and all next to you as well. Not quite as easy as a SF property...
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Sat Mar 13, 2010
Leanne Finlay answered:
Maybe an 'irregular foundation size' is something typically disclosed in your market area, but in 26 years, I've never heard of it (WA State).

If it's typical, you'll find easy and logical explanations for it. If it isn't typical, ask if the seller has any engineering reports on the issue that you can study, and certainly, if you buy the place, make your offer subject to you having a civil engineer check this foundation. ... more
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Thu Apr 3, 2008
Arlene Santangelo answered:
Tom, I assume that your home is listed in the Multiple Listing Service (MLS). If so, you need to speak with your agent and express your desire to include your address. However, if you are referring to a consumer property search engine, more often than not, the property address won't be disclosed unless and until the consumer registers on line. If you are under contract with an agent, I recommend you have further conversation with them for better clarification.
Good luck, Tom.
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Wed Mar 12, 2008
Renee Longarini answered:
Hi Mary. I am a licensed Real Estate Broker servicing the Haverhill area. I notice this question was posted over a month ago. If you have not made a purchase and are not working with an agent, please feel free to give me a call. I would be more than happy to help you with your homebuying needs.
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