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Tue Aug 29, 2017
Stanley Zheng answered:
I have the one in Quincy. Has no delead certificate add in about 1986. But the main house was build in 1900.
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Wed Aug 23, 2017
Kathy Burgreen answered:
Since this is a private sale (no realtors involved), you need to get estimates from contractors on how much these repairs will cost you. Do you have the money to fix it or will you need a 203K type loan to fix it. Tax assessed values is what cities / counties use to determine the tax rate for each home in order to collect property taxes from every homeowner. Tax assessments have nothing to do with value. Value is based on similar homes that have recently sold, are under contract and those currently selling. Therefore, you need to get "comps" of similar homes to find the market value. ... more
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Tue Aug 22, 2017
Steve Bracero answered:
Month to month rental? On many websites including Trulia, and Craiglist, you can filter by tenancy: month to month
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Fri Aug 11, 2017
Kathy Burgreen answered:
Forget Craigslist. There are too many scams (which Agent Steve failed to mention). For short term leases go to www.airbnb.com; www.vrbo.com, etc.
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Sat Nov 12, 2016
eonessimo asked:
why when I click on a saved search are none of my search parameters applied, other than zip code? I have selected a price range, added a keyword and limited my selection to condos, yet when…
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Wed Sep 28, 2016
Sally Grenier answered:
You should be, but honestly, nobody here has seen your contract, so we really can't give you an accurate answer. You really need to be asking your REALTOR this question! That's why they are there. Good luck! ... more
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Wed May 18, 2016
Milynda Mullen asked:
Sun Dec 15, 2013
Kathleen Faherty answered:
Massachusetts Tax Stamps are transfer taxes paid on the sale of a property by the Seller in MA. The amount of MA Tax Stamps are based on the County you live in. While most of Massachusetts is $4.56 per $1,000, Barnstable County is $6.12 per $1,000 and Dukes and Nantucket Counties require 2% of the selling price paid to the local land bank commission. Ask for an estimate of Seller Closing Costs when interviewing Brokers to list your home.

Also, who pays the tax stamps (seller or buyer) also varies from state to state.
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Sun Jun 9, 2013
DiedinHouse answered:
Whether your state has a disclosure law or not, sellers should always disclose any pertinent information that could have an impact on the value of the home, including a death that has occurred at the property.

On May 31, 2013 www.DiedinHouse.com launched to help answering the question, "Has someone died in your house?” Using a valid U.S. address, Died in House ™ instantly searches millions of records to determine if a death has occurred at that location.
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Wed May 30, 2012
William Blydenburgh answered:
@ Alysa O'hara, what a great detailed answer. Nice to see other agent's out there who are willing to do the little extra's to earn their business. Much luck to you.

As to the inquiry above here are my answers.

1) There are multiple communities with in Marina Bay. Some newer then others. Your best bet to find out more information on that would be to enlist a buyer's agent in the Quincy area who is willing to assist(Like Alysa or myself) Also, for general community stats you may want to access www.massstats.com just to learn a little bit more about the demographics of Quincy.

2) As I am sure the agent's below will agree prices over the last twelve months have not been in favor of the seller in most communities. So even in a location like Marina Bay which by default seems to maintain it's "higher end" value there is a vast range of pricing in this area(short sales etc). So for all intensive purposes I would utilize Trulia or Zillow to do some comparison ideas for your own info and then enlist the help of a local agent.

3) Owner/Renter ratio is usually something an agent will know. Not usually easy info to come by with out one. However, this should be your in your line up of questions when viewing properties as this can be a determining factor for a bank when it comes to funding.

4) There is nothing new being built at this time. The Marina has a range of properties that date back as far as 1988 with some of the latest units being built in the early 2000's. There are agencies with in the Marina that do handle that area but I would be safe to say you can utilize a Quincy/Braintree agent to assist you as they have the same access to what's available as any other agent in the area.


My answers are not perfect but I would say you are on the right track when it comes to buying rather then renting. Please feel free to contact me at anytime and I can perhaps conduct a web conference to show you what is available and the info I have access to.

Good Luck,
William Blydenburgh
Realty Direct
135 Hancock Street
Quincy, MA 02171
Cell: 857.241.8140
Office: 617.328.1255
Web: http://southshore-property.com/
"20% Cash Back When Your Purchase Your Next Home Through Me"
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Mon Mar 28, 2011
Dallas Texas answered:
Compare apples to apples .

Mortgage broker could offer more types of loans than just a lender with only one or two opp's for you

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