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Home Buying in Andover : Real Estate Advice

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Wed Aug 2, 2017
Donnaleasforza answered:
11 Charlton ave is loaded with termites and the owner is.covering them up to sell is that not ileagl and.morally wrong ?
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Thu Jun 15, 2017
Phillip Smith answered:
I think you should get in contact with a professional exterminator as fast as possible because termites can do some serious damage to your home. It is very important that you should get rid of these termite problems as early and get it taken care of right away. My neighbor also was dealing with this same situation, the termites were doing extensive damage inside their house, so they had hired a Termite Control NYC by visiting at their official website services where the experts helped them to get rid of these termites and stop the damage right away. ... more
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Mon Jan 23, 2017
UpNest answered:
Termites can be taken care of with the right exterminator. A good realtor can probably ask the questions and get the answers you need before purchasing the property. Have you tried using You can consult with local NYC realtors for free and they can answer your questions honestly about the termites and the best exterminator to use. ... more
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Thu Jul 16, 2015
Matthewmohr answered:
If you have inspected your home by a licensed exterminator then go for legal action. If not, then hire a pest control expert as soon as possible because termites breeds at a very fast rate and it will destroy your property. The Regal pest ( ) in NY has undergone training and have years of expertise and so, you may seek their help to solve your doubts pertaining to termites. ... more
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Fri May 8, 2015
bengibson4113 answered:
P, great question about having your attorney go over your P & S before signing it. There's so much to know about real estate, having an attorney go over anything seems like a good idea. My brother-in-law is looking to buy some property. He's looking into finding a good experienced real estate lawyer that could help him. ... more
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Thu Dec 12, 2013 answered:
Should be update annually but clearly that is not always the case.

Good luck!

Territory Real Estate
Massachusetts Premier Buyer Brokerage
617 848 5407 ext 704
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Tue Nov 19, 2013
Kevin Vitali answered:
Lisa- I find that it varies from family to family for various reasons. I have clients that want South School or Sanborn and others that want High Plain.
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Tue Jul 31, 2012
Heather LoRe - Available Now! answered:
Hi Lily,.

I just closed on a great home in Andover this morning and would be happy to help you with your search. The school system in Andover is highly regarded throughout the entire area.

Please let me know if you would like o work together to help you find the home you are dreaming of in Andover.


Heather LoRe, Realtor
Century 21 Spindler & O'Neil
Cell 978-604-6521 (talk or text)
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Tue Jul 31, 2012 answered:
If you discovered before or after you bought i highly suggest you consult your real estate attorney for guidance on resolution and legal rights.

Good luck!
Massachusetts Premier Buyer Brokerage ... more
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Tue Jul 17, 2012
Siga Snipas answered:
Hi Yingnming-

The school question can be very subjective and complex as every child is different in terms of learning styles and needs, and each family looks at very different criteria when evaluating what the 'right school' is for their family and children. That being said, you may want to start by checking out the numerous sites that provide various data and information on local schools. I have a number of these sites listed on my own website under 'helpful links' which can be found here:

Additional school and market information and market trends for Andover can be found at:…

In terms of the neighbors and the community, I would visit the town hall, speak with the local police department and take a look at he town website on-line. Additional community information for Andover can be found here:

Finally, Andover condos currently on the market can be seen here:

At the above site you can also sign up for daily property e-mails to catch new properties and price reductions as they hit the market.

In general, a good buyers agent should be able to help you through the process of evaluating all of these questions an more. Feel free to call or e-mail me to discuss the benefits of working with a buyers agent. I'd be happy to chat with you!

Siga Snipas | Associate Broker, Realtor®
Bean Group
cell: 978-407-6970
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Tue Jul 17, 2012
Siga Snipas answered:
Hi Montana-

In terms of garages flooding in the complex, I would check the seller's disclosure of the unit you are considering as well as speak to someone on the board of the condo association as well as the management company. You may also want to speak to a few of the homeowners who currently live in the complex. Finally, you may want to check with the town offices and see if they have any information on the flooding history in Powder Mill Square. This would at least give you a good head start in terms of assessing the potential of flooding at the complex. A good buyers agent should help you with this as well in terms of helping you cover all your bases when doing your due dilligence.

In terms of whether the property is a good investment, this also can be a difficult question as it depends on what your investment strategy and goals are, how the property fits into your personal investment portfolio, how long you intend to hold the property for, your cost of financing, the purchase price, as well as whether you are purchasing purely for investment or for personal use...

Strictly looking at the real estate market however, you can find some excellent data on the Andover market here:

And all the condos currently on the market in Andover here:

Good luck with your decision and please let me know if I can be of further assistance in your property search!
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Wed Mar 2, 2011
Marianne Avila answered:
Simply put "builder tie-in" means just what it implies. You must use the builder and their specific plans to build your home on the lot that you select. This is sometimes dictated by the covenants associated with that subdivision or the style restraints dictated by the topography of the land on which the house is to be built. Now that doesn't mean that you are totally restricted with minor changes to the structure or interior but you cannot build the house yourself or choose another Builder. I hope this information helps but please feel free to contact me with any other questions or for further clarification. My office is located right in Andover and I am very familiar with the area and property values!

Marianne Avila (978) 984-3188
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Sun May 16, 2010
Lisa Johnson Sevajian answered:
Hi Lizzie,
I have worked with Andover condo buyers who were ONLY interested in Brookside condominiums because of the location, design and amenity.
Are you thinking of a garden style or a townhome?

The inventory on the market there is currently lower than it has been in some time.
One thing to know before you rule it in or out is that the development is not fha financeable.
You would most likely need a conventional loan.
I worked with one couple recently who had put a home under contract there only to find out their financing wouldn't allow the unit.
They were devestated because they loved it so much.

The unit they were attempting to purchase was a quiet , end unit on the ground level.
We did our research and they were pleased all around with what they found.

Hope this helps.
If you have specific questions feel free to call or email me and if I can help you I will be happy to.

Best wishes!
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Fri Mar 19, 2010
Sara McCallum Morin answered:
HI Morgan,

I have raised 3 children in the town of North Andover and they have all gone to the schools in North Andover also. My youngest just graduated 2 years ago and he loved going to school here. the youth center in the center of north andover has been a great place for the kids to hang out it also has great summer programs for the kids. ... more
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Wed Dec 9, 2009 answered:
Sorry, my link for Watertown did not work and I can't edit my answer so here it is again: ... more
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Mon Nov 9, 2009
Ken Lambert answered:
Hi Wendy- You should be able to get a 1 car garage built (nothing fancy) for under $20K total.
Obviously- attached is a lot nicer and more convenient.

You could also do a carport for less money. Though some people don't like those.

If you want someone good and local to give you a quote, please let me know. I've worked with a few people. Thanks, and good luck,

Ken L.
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Sat Nov 7, 2009
I Want Homes answered:
Hi Elizabeth,
I'm looking to work directly with listing agents. I will purchase the house through them for which they are compensated (commission) and then eventually I resell the house and have them list it, so 2nd commission. I only want homes that are over leveraged or no equity.
It's not illegal as I've done this for 4 years now in Massachusetts.
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