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Home Buying in 06830 : Real Estate Advice

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Tue Jul 21, 2015
Mike Parelli answered:
I have found that well price condos move fast. Also my
first time home buyers seem to gravitate towards condos because they are the only options in town in their lower price range. Hope this helps! ... more
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Sat Jul 11, 2015
Sally Grenier answered:
Is your home listed for SALE with a Realtor? If so, you need to contact him/her. If you're just looking at the public records info, then my question is...why do you need this changed? Sometimes the public records data is incorrect for various reasons. For example, maybe the owner finished a basement or added bedrooms or baths without permits. If that's the case you're opening up a can of worms. Or maybe it's a typographical error. In any case, you can contact your county assessor and bring the errors to their attention. BUT...guess what?! You may get a nice tax increase! (i.e. if you're now reporting more SF, or more BR/BA than they previously had on record). Again...I'd ask yourself why you want to do this, and figure out what the ramifications will be.

FYI -- You're posting a question on a public website that pulls data from different sources. It is notoriously inaccurate. Nobody at Trulia is going to care if your information is incorrect. You should try and figure out where the inaccurate data is coming from address it at the source. Good luck!
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Fri Nov 1, 2013
Christopher Gallo answered:
The federal reserve stated they will keep all their rates the same through the end of the year. So barring any additional issues rates should remain flat.
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Wed Mar 27, 2013
Javier Chacone answered:
I believe a lot of people were emotionally devastated when the house prices collapsed and lots of people lost their most valuable asset. So they are scared to make any big financial decisions, furthermore, this recession has lasted quite a long time, they have gotten used to living in the " not so perfect, not so beautiful house " they lived on or wanted before. Another thing, I believe is stopping people is the fact, that it is much harder to borrow, the down payments and credit scores have to be higher and if they buy, most do not have any money left to make any improvements to their new house. I hear this from prior Cients and see it in Potential Clients. Americans have a short spam of attention and I was hoping, things will get back to what they were before the recession, but, this time around, the recession has lasted too long and fear has gotten into people's head. ... more
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Sun Oct 2, 2011
Elva Wormley answered:
Hi Chris,

It really depends on the lender you're working with. It would probably be easier, though, to apply the commissions towards closing costs and prepaids.

Best wishes,

Elva Wormley
C2 Financial Corporation
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Tue Apr 20, 2010
Susan Detchon Anderson answered:
Beeee Careful.....and YES you have to disclose this to the bank. There are so many good deals right now, why buy one with problems?
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Tue Nov 20, 2007
George Bakes answered:

Modular homes are only as good as the contractor that "pieces" the house together. All things being equal, modular homes do have certain advantages over stick built, namely, less or no shrinkage and settling as you may experience with a stick built home. The other consideration is that, generally speaking, modular homes are less expensive to build, certainly on a per square foot cost basis.

Having said that, if a home owner is willing to invest several million dollars in a home, it would best to interview several local builders and architects to see what they think of modular vs. stick built construction. I don't think one is necessarily better than the other, but if the home owner demands alot of "personal touches" and a significant amount of "custom work", I would definitely recommend stick won't get as much customization with modular construction.

Hope this helps.

If you need any additional information, please contact me at

Thank you.

George Bakes
Coldwell Banker Residential Brokerage
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