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Home Buying in 01841 : Real Estate Advice

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Thu Jul 31, 2014
Richard Shapiro answered:
I am a Mass licensed Mortgage Broker and Loan Officer. You can most certainly get preapproved subject to funds to close. If you contact me through my profile I can discuss other alternative programs that may qualify you right now. Either way a pre-approval with us is at no cost or obligation. ... more
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Sun Jul 13, 2014
Anthony Piemonte answered:
Are you in the process of buying a condo? If so have your buyers agent ask the listing agent for the Condo By laws, this should be relatively easy for the listing agent to get for you.
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Sat Jun 2, 2012
Heath Coker answered:
Plumbers are the ones to estimate this.
They will ask the size of the system, the age of the system, what the components are, etc.
They will probably want to know where the house is.

Try asking the one who winterized it.

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Wed May 2, 2012
Irina Karan answered:
Abandoned - but not owned by the bank, or already owned by the bank.

If not owned by the bank yet, your can talk to the neighbors (great resource), post master, police, and can even hire a PI to see where the owners are...this is because you could buy the house from them, as they are still the owners - through a short sale (so you buy at the lower than the current market price or at the market price).

If owned by the bank, you have to see if the property will be sold through the auction or through the REO (listed on MLS) - through realtors. Usually, it's too late by the time the property has been foreclosed upon, to get the bank's attention and buy...

Hope this helps,

Irina Karan
Beachfront Realty, Inc.
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Wed May 2, 2012
Irina Karan answered:
Hello Rossie,

You can try to refi your 3family home - to get the 20% down for your single family house.

Hope this helps,

Irina Karan
Beachfront Realty, Inc. ... more
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Tue Jul 26, 2011
Ted Duncan answered:

It's not as cut and dry as you may think.
Feel free to email me for details on how to estimate the "underlying bond ammount" which is the least a bank can sell it for at auction in Massachusetts. If no one bids that minimum ammount then the bank must buy it and it becomes and REO property. From that point it can take up to a year to come back on the market.

Feel free to email and ask me, or any other Realtor, how to look up the records at the Registry of Deeds.
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Mon Apr 4, 2011
Mandy Guevara answered:
I am very familiar with this unit my co-worker sold it to current owner back in 07, it is not currently on the market if it is in fact being foreclosed on it could be a while before we see it come on. Please feel free to call me if you have interest in any other units in the area 978-687-7800 ... more
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Wed Dec 1, 2010
Heidi Zizza answered:
Andy you can go to and get all public information on that or any property in Massachusetts. Good Luck!
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