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Fri Dec 8, 2017
Tara answered:
Hey David, this is a good resource for physician loans in Massachusetts. It has pretty much all the lenders that offer these loans in the state. ... more
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Tue Aug 23, 2011
Mikel DeFrancesco answered:
You now know the difference between any old commitment letter that the bank will happily print for you with dozens of outs for them to NOT close the loan written in there ( especially like the ones that are subject to any other underwriter criteria or something of that ilk ) and a true clean commitment or even better, a clear to close.

Extend your commit date until you have something with every contingency that can be removed prior to closing ... already removed. A good buyer agent and atty protecting your interests should demand as much of your lender.
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Thu Jul 7, 2011
Gerard Carney answered:
Get estimates from the contractors Kids! They will give you an estimate before you have to commit!
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Wed Jul 6, 2011
Dee Lynch answered:
Katherine, We see new homes come on the market throughout the year. There was a flurry as our winter was long with heavy snowfall. Many homeowners wanted their homes looking the best, so waited to put them on. If you are interested over the summer some homes do arrive to market. It is a great time to view with gardens in full bloom! ... more
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Fri Jun 17, 2011
Julie answered:
Hi Amy,
The company you applied with should be able to tell you with in minutes if it will approved through the automated system! If you want to know fir sure before the weekend comes call me I can tell you within 15 minutes if you will have any issues! FYI not all companies will finance at a 620 score, that is another thing you want to make sure of! We offer below 620 with rates in the 4's! Great time to buy! Right here in MA! ... more
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Mon Nov 10, 2008
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Tue Apr 29, 2008
Don Tepper answered:
A caveat: I don't know Hingham at all, so I can't comment on what may have happened with property values there.

However, what you should do is determine what the true value of your property is, and how that compares with the assessment. A Realtor can help you pretty easily with that. Or, you can probably do the research yourself.

If you find that your tax assessment is too high (even if it's a gray area), certainly appeal. The worst case scenario is that you lose, you've invested some time in the effort, and you pay the same taxes you'd have paid without appealing. The best case scenario is that you win, you pay less in taxes than if you hadn't appealed, and you learn a lot about how local government and the assessment process works.

Good luck.
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