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Home Buying in Boston : Real Estate Advice

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Sat Aug 12, 2017
Steve Bracero answered:
Inspector's just is to list the facts.
If you don't like what you are buying... you go back to the seller with a list of repairs or what you would like fixed... After the inspection, is a second negotiation time- ... more
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Sat Aug 12, 2017
Steve Bracero answered:
There are hundreds on towns in Massachusetts!
Ideally, you want to pick a county- example: Worcester, Suffolk, Norfolk. etc, and Identify what you like in the area. What excites you about the town? ... more
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Sat Aug 12, 2017
Steve Bracero answered:
This is very broad! Ideally, you want to pick one zip code or area then decide if you want the numbers for one property type.

For example- 02115: Sales Price and PSQ for SFR's, Sales Price and PSQ for Condos, and Rental rates for 02115. ... more
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Thu Jul 6, 2017
Steve Bracero answered:
Congrats on being ready to purchase-
If you contact a lender they will pre approve you see what you can likely afford.
They will look at your credit, savings, income, debt to income ratio (they will see your current debt with student loans, and car payments).
Hopefully you find this helpful!
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Mon Jun 26, 2017
Kathy A Griglione answered:
175000 house if 20 percent down how much monthly payments
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Thu Apr 20, 2017
Wmason86 asked:
I am under contract for a slab ranch for 474k. The appraisal came in at 450k and the sq. ft. was 200 less than public record. I happened to get a copy of the survey from when he bought the…
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Thu Apr 6, 2017
Tonylosminas asked:
Like I have a good loan on the table for 2 or 3 family house. Most of the time I get outbid by big companies! !! Even when the house is worth $475,000 my offer was 500,000 still some 4…
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Tue Mar 28, 2017
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Mon Mar 27, 2017
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Thu Mar 23, 2017
Anthonygbrooks answered:
You should consider East Somerville, a vibrant, working class neighborhood that is changing in interesting ways. Easy access to down-town Boston (and HMS) via subway (Orange Line) and busses. ... more
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Tue Mar 21, 2017
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Hello, I'm a mortgage professional.

The maximum mortgage you can qualify for would depend on a lot of different criteria including the taxes and insurance on the property.

The best thing to do is to get a pre approval.

If you have any other questions or would like help with this you are welcome to get in touch with me.
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Wed Mar 8, 2017
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Sat Dec 17, 2016
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Thu Dec 8, 2016
Nicole Vella asked:
Hello:

I made an offer on the following listed property (below) and backed out of the P&S because there was a significant discrepancy in the sq footage between the public listing…
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Tue Nov 29, 2016
Freeman "Mike" Hill answered:
Many condos purposely only allow space for the "over under units". If the builder said it would fit a larger unit you probably have a better chance at a credit. You (or better still your lawyer or buyer's agent) should definitely negotiate this before the closing as the new federal regulations will cause a delay at closing. ... more
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Sat Nov 26, 2016
dearmschris asked:
I've read about some of the HUD programs that list houses at 50% off but they are in hard to reach places. My family lives all around the Boston area. I would like to buy a small single…
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Wed Nov 2, 2016
Marguerite & Edward Cote answered:
My husband is VA approved for a condo/townhouse. We are having a hard time looking . We would like Peabody MA or Danvers MA. We have been looking for 8 months.
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Thu Oct 6, 2016
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