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Maricris A, Other/Just Looking in Seattle, WA
Tue Dec 6, 2016
Maricris A answered:

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For future reference, you can feel free to contact us about this type of inquiry through our contact form here:


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Maricris A, Other/Just Looking in Seattle, WA
Thu Jul 7, 2016
Maricris A answered:

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Submitting a review on Trulia:

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John Mccarron, Home Buyer in Lawrence, MA
Fri Mar 18, 2016
John Mccarron asked:
Remove rental for 7 Parker St North Andover MA
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ludwiglebold, Home Buyer in North Andover, MA
Sun Jan 24, 2016
ludwiglebold asked:
I am no longer looking at properties in Fort Pierce, FL but cannot stop the alerts from coming to my email.
I am now looking north of Boston
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Christine Mo…, Real Estate Pro in Wilbraham, MA
Wed Apr 30, 2014
Christine Moran Realtor & Notary answered:
You can ask for whatever you want. Have them get an estimate for how much it would be to put in central vac or ask for a credit just like you would if you found any other defect.

say the stove didn't work and was included. same thing. Even if it broke and they didn't know it wasn't working when they listed it ...doesn't mean they leave it there for you to get rid of and buy a new one. ... more
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Deb Forte, Real Estate Pro in Andover, MA
Sun Apr 27, 2014
Deb Forte answered:
It is a very competitive market, and the highest price is not always the answer but it's the total package including the agent that gets the deal done. I have won 2 out of 3 recent offers for my buyers and all were multiple bidding situations. Often times the seller will look at the agent and the agents ability to keep the deal together throughout the process. That's what I do and because of the amount of deals I do, I am able to win most if the buyer meets the criteria. If you are not signed into a buyers agent now please feel free to call respectfully Deb ... more
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James Gattuso, Real Estate Pro in Middleton, MA
Sun Jan 19, 2014
James Gattuso answered:
I think the biggest factor that I would encourage you to consider is weighing the cost added to your home and the potential re-sale value with the long term picture in mind. If you have a home that is workable and can accomodate an addition I would encourage you to do it. I see so many home owners that are happy with their LOCATION and once they move they move they just don't think it compares to their previous home.

In regards to short sales, many default management companies have revised their processes making the value analysis on the home and borrower much more intensive to approve the short sale. If the home is vacant it is often times very difficult to reach or even track the past owner. You can tell how far along the home is within the foreclosure process by a couple different methods between the foreclosing law office and registry of deeds.

If I can be of any assistance feel free to reach out!

Thank you,
James Gattuso
Principal Broker, Mayflower Realty Group
Direct Line: 978-604-2491
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Lisa Johnson…, Real Estate Pro in Winchester, MA
Fri Dec 27, 2013
Lisa Johnson Sevajian answered:
Hi, As a North Andover home owner/resident and agent here in town I keep a very close eye on the North Andover market including the pre foreclosures, potential short sales, died in lieu possibilities and bank owned as well.

It's very common to see a home enter pre foreclosure status with the home owner later being able to either work out a loan modification or bring their loan current.

It is also very common to see a home in pre foreclosure status for 1, 2, 3 even 5 years before the home owner is forced to either list it for sale or the bank actually forecloses.

In the past when a home buyer has come to me with interest in a specific property that is off the market in this situation I approach the home owner to request access for a showing. Some times the situation works out for the home buyer and other times the home seller prefers to allow the home to be foreclosed rather than attempt to sell.

If you have specific questions about the property or it's status feel free to contact me and I can do some initial research for you including a market evaluation to determine the most likely value today based on the available information so that you have a better idea of whether or not you want to pursue a conversation with the seller. If they are actually going to sell and need to sell in a short sale situation I have an excellent resource for a short sale negotiator who works on North Andover properties as well.

Best of luck!

Lisa Johnson
Remax Partners
North Andover/Andover
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William Mcca…, Home Seller in North Andover, MA
Fri Jun 7, 2013
William Mccann answered:
I'm looking to rent in NA. Retired, living in Florida, would like to return to the area...

Bill McCann
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Your Solar R…, Real Estate Pro in Silver Spring, MD
Fri Jan 11, 2013
Your Solar Realtor answered:
View this site and let me know what you think.
Market leader works for me.
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Ellen, Home Buyer in North Andover, MA
Tue Oct 16, 2012
Ellen asked:
the mgte bank is one of the biggest losers from the 2008 crash who went under & emerged or reinvented renamed themselves on rearrival to the market after the bail out dust settled and…
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Ellen, Home Buyer in North Andover, MA
Tue Oct 16, 2012
Ellen asked:
I see many auctioneer websites but how to get a listing of auctions that did actually happen? Is it possible if a local realtor notices an abandon property ex. (their office is near by the…
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Scott A. Nel…,  in 02155
Mon Sep 5, 2011
Scott A. Nelson answered:
The contract you have with the owner if any should spell out your rights. You need to have an attorney review any documents you have and advise you on how you can proceed. Assignments and or 2nd deals can be common in some types of purchases but often bank owned/REO property and especially government owned properties have restrictions on profits from a sale of their properties within a certain period, otherwise a future buyer may have issues with their finacing. Why would their financing want to pay 2x the costs of your improvements? This is why you'll need to have an attorney review your options with you.

Hope that helps,
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George Raymo…, Real Estate Pro in Fort Worth, TX
Thu Aug 25, 2011
George Raymondo answered:
You should consider these major two factors when shopping for a home loan regarding APR

1.) What is my interest rate?

2.) What are my lender fees?

My company has a policy to offer par pricing (which happens to be currently 4.250% for your scenario) and a flat fee for lender charges. We charge $1,590.00 which are etched in stone. That's how you should be looking at it. APR is a little misleading, as we have to list fees on our GFE and Truth in Lending that we really don't know for sure until close to the end. So APR can vary. You should shop rate and lender's fee on not APR.

Just a thought

Just my opinion
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Ron Thomas, Real Estate Pro in Fresno, CA
Sat Aug 20, 2011
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Ron Thomas, Real Estate Pro in Fresno, CA
Tue Aug 9, 2011
Ron Thomas answered:
If she hasn't paid in 12 months,
You don't care!

The Bank will take the house, and they wil get what they will get,

Maryland is probably a Recourse State, so she may want to do a Shortsale.

Please contact a local Realtor and discuss your options.

Good luck and may God bless
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Amy Mullen, Real Estate Pro in Shrewsbury, MA
Wed Aug 3, 2011
Amy Mullen answered:

Depends on the house! I can help you if you want

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KJ Parikh, Real Estate Pro in Edison, NJ
Mon Jul 25, 2011
KJ Parikh answered:
Pl provide additional loan info, 1) Is this conventional or FHA? 2) Single family residence or Condo? 3) FICO 740+ or less 4) LTV 75% or more 5) Is this Purchase, Refi or Cash out? 6) Rate lock period. The rates are as low as 3.5% without any points. Pl call us to learn more? Thanks. KJ ... more
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Kevin Vitali, Real Estate Pro in Tewksbury, MA
Mon Jul 25, 2011
Kevin Vitali answered:
Massachusetts Law MGL Chapter 183A Chapter 6 basically state that any unpaid fees to the condo association becomes a "super lien" and supercedes any mortgages held by the owner. It also give the association the right to foreclose and recoup not only deliquent monies but recoup any costs in obtaining that money. There are very strict quidlines to be followed one of which notifies mortgagees and allows them to pay the arrearages to avoid foreclosure.

So yes a condo association can foreclose and quite frankly sometimes they do!
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