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Tue Nov 21, 2017
Sandra Ostrom asked:
We are moving back from overseas, so help is much appreciated. We are home owners ourselves (we have tenants in CO) so we understand the need of having caring tentants. We are willing to…
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Sun Jun 11, 2017
Vicky Xiao asked:
I am an agent with Berkshire Hathaway N.E. Prime Properties. I have a qualified buyer who wants to buy 414 John Mahar Hwy #203, Braintree. But I cannot contact the seller. Do you guys have…
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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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Sat Feb 27, 2016
James Murphy answered:
I will be happy to subscribe you to my MLS and it will start sending you november rentals as soon as they go online. Just send me an email and I help with this.
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Thu Oct 2, 2014
Michael Suffoletto answered:
That is a great offer if it's real. Unless you are eligible for a HARP refinance, 92 LTV/CLTV on a 2 family is a rare find.
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Sun Sep 21, 2014
Paul Yovino asked:
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Tue Aug 26, 2014
Joan Connelly answered:
Sun Aug 3, 2014
Bill Eckler answered:
A list of such offerings likely does not exist. However, the best way to identify "lease option" property is to consult with a local real estate professional. Additionally, many people considering this option, think otherwise once they have a clear appreciation of what is involved.

This being said, one of the major factors is that sellers usually insist on a significant non-refundable deposit to protect their investment. Before getting too serious about this avenue, it would be wise to do a little research before hand.

Good luck,

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Sat Apr 5, 2014
nancy.tobin answered:
I bought a home in East Braintree in 2008 and couldn't be happier. The main reason I looked in that area was affordability and walking distance to the commuter rail. I live on a street directly off of Weymouth Landing, a commercial area. I love that I have the convenience of that area yet have a brook in my backyard, a great variety of birds as well as squirrels, chipmunks, rabbits and an occasional deer, a quiet neighborhood, and neighbors who have lived on the street for generations. ... more
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Sun Feb 9, 2014
Louis Wolfson answered:
theres no address associated with your question
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Wed Jan 15, 2014
Tina Ciavattieri The Ciavattieri Group answered:
Hi Dana,

Happy New Year! I know the inventory has been scarce~ now that we are coming into Feb there should be more properties popping up! Have you found your dream home yet? Are you currently working with an agent? Please feel free to contact me anytime if you have Questions about the Braintree Market !! ... more
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Sat Jan 4, 2014
Rick Murray answered:
Although, opinions vary, I lived in Braintree for 15 years and still actively practice real estate in the town. For families and "neighborhood" feel, many think the Braintree Highlands are tops. It's actually South Braintree and a several mile drive off the nearest highway (rt 3 / 128). For people looking for convenience, there are several great neighborhoods in North Braintree that have beautiful residentail side streets just minutes to the on ramp of major highways! (west st area / Thayer area / Academy street area / Arch Bishop Williams area. For more expert advice on real estate in Braintree, don't worry just call Rick Murray 781-858-2617 / SUCCESS! Real Estate ... more
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Tue Nov 12, 2013
Heath Coker answered:
You don't have to mention section 8.
The cat is your biggest problem.

I would use a local rental professional to save time and money and also to make sure you don't miss a great rental.

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Mon Jul 15, 2013
Heath Coker answered:
I would contact a local real estate rental professional to help with this answer and to save time and money.
(I'm on the Cape, but I can help you choose a local pro if you want help doing so.)

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Thu May 30, 2013
Tony Maziarz answered:
I'm sure the lenders can find some way to do this for a vet.
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Thu May 30, 2013
Tony Maziarz answered:
Thu May 30, 2013
Hi Danielle,

Just to add to what Mr. Raymondo said:

It's not just the I-9 MOP code and the problem it creates with the automated underwriting system that's an issue. Every underwriter in the country views a 120 day late on a mortgage as a foreclosure which has been the case for a number of years (even before the market crash this was the case) so even if the credit report doesn't show the I-9 code an underwriter will see the 120 day late & automatically "down grade" or deny the file. What this means is unless the borrower can get the 120 day late deleted, he will be forced to qualify for the new loan under the foreclosure guidelines which vary from program to program. FHA requires 3 years from the 120 day late to be eligible while VA only requires 2 years. Fannie Mae/Freddie Mac require 7 years.

John Burke
Senior Mortgage Banker
Peoples Bank & Trust Co.
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Sat Apr 20, 2013
Suzanne Sarhanis answered:
Buy. Rates are at historic lows and more properties are coming onto the market each day. This is the perfect opportunity for you to purchase.

I have been a full time Realtor since 1992, and my partner James has been a licensed Realtor for 8 years. We do not charge a fee to our purchasers to represent them.

From our website at you can search, save searches and have new listing emailed directly to you. We can show you properties listed by any real estate company in the Multiple Listing Service.

Also, we can provide you with names of local lenders who will give you a free credit review and pre-approval. In taking this step you will be ready to put an offer in as soon as you find the right property.
Let us know how we can help you and what additional information you need.

All the best,
Suzanne Sarhanis
James Sarhanis
781-812-8862 (cell/text)
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Thu Dec 13, 2012
Ron Thomas answered:
In my experience; Inspectors look for obvious things, plugs and switches not working, doors that won't close, sunporches converted to bedrooms, garage conversions, poor workmanship, etc.
An updated kitchen or bathroom does not usually get noticed.
"don't ask-don't tell" is probably the way to go.
The town probably won't have a way of knowing.
The way the towns find out about remodeling w/o permit, is that a Dumpster and a Trailer is parked out front for three weeks.

Don't be so paranoid; BIG BROTHER has better things to watch over.
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Fri Nov 2, 2012
Heath Coker answered:
The first definition of NICE in Websters is Obsolete.
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Taste is best understood by the real estate professional that you choose to see the most properties with.
The one who knows you, what you have seen, what you have liked and disliked is the best professional to answer this question.

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