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Sat Nov 26, 2016
Leaningbirch asked:
Sat Sep 17, 2016
Lauderdalechef answered:
How big is your house? Me and my family are looking for a year round rental. 3-4 bedroom, we have two kids that go to flood brook and are trying to keep them in the same school...
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Thu Jun 25, 2015
Jim Bellville answered:
Mary,
There are no central rental listings in the area nor do real estate agents handle a lot of rentals. Is there a particular landlord or property manager you are looking to reach? I may have their number or be able to point you to a person that does.
Good luck!
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Thu Sep 4, 2014
Jim Olive answered:
Not like they used to! It's very difficult (at best) for them to root out every scam. They rely on us, the users, to identify and flag scams. Remember, the expression is "Buyer Beware", not "Advertiser Beware". Best of luck, and enjoy those fall colors, I really miss them! ... more
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Mon Apr 15, 2013
Scott Godzyk answered:
If you are a FSBO you can not, only licensed agents and brokers can.
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Tue Apr 2, 2013
Desna Mandich answered:
Have any of the mortgage brokers you have spoken to tried to assist you in improving your credit score? If you can wait between 4-6 months to buy, you may be able to work with them on improving your score and qualifying for better loans. I would highly recommend working with a lender who can help you in this way. You will get a better interest rate and the short wait will pay off in the end! ... more
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Thu Mar 28, 2013
Tracy Marino answered:
Hi Rose!

I tend to see prices staying the same as they have as the past few years. Sales on the other hand seem to be picking up since last March of 2012. Inquiries and showings have recently increased due to Springtime as of recent .

Do you have a property you intend to list?

Thanks and best wishes!
Tracy Marino
Better Homes & Gardens/ Masiello
802-258-0006
tracymarino@masiello.com
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Fri Jan 25, 2013
Ray Mikus answered:
Check with local Realtors and property managers. Also craigslist seems to be a good place to look for rentals. Hope that helps. Good luck.
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Tue Jul 31, 2012
RICK JOHN answered:
Bill you can go to nneren.com and look up all sold properties by town etc. Not many details but might be enough. You can also go to trulia.com or zillow.com and get the info. The town records will have more info if you need/want it. If you want some assistance, without any agenda, I offer consulting to sellers and buyers, but do not do brokerage. I was licensed broker in VT for 27 years. thanks Rick John, rjohnco.com ... more
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Tue Jun 12, 2012
RICK JOHN answered:
What is the 0020? When valuing property you must consider the individual property with all its pluses and minuses and compare it to recent similar properties that have sold. It is not easy in Brattleboro because there are not many commercial sales. contact me for more at 800.627.2484 or info@rjohnco.com. Rick John, former commercial real estate broker, now consulting. ... more
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Tue Jun 12, 2012
Kevin and Julie McLaughlin answered:
We always recommend that buyers first visit with the mortgage professional at the bank or creidt union where they have their checking account. They will pre-qualify you and let you know how much they will lend you.

If they can do the loan; any reputable mortgage lender can -

Good Luck!
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Tue Jun 12, 2012
RICK JOHN answered:
First of all they count the monthly condo association fee when they qualifying you. This means you have less available to mortgage. You don't own the land under your unit, but have ownership in the common land. You should consider the value difference without the land when comparing. The financing may depend on how new/old the unit/complex is. Most of the other issues are similar to a free standing home- appraisal, condition, taxes. Contact me for more at info@rjohnco.com or 800.627.248. former real estate broker, Rick John ... more
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Thu Jun 18, 2009
Jim Bellville answered:
Barbara,

There are a few foreclosures in Brattleboro and the surrounding area. Which ones you might be interested in will depend on your purpose.

If you are looking to flip property, most of the foreclosures I can think of are not really optimum. There are a number in New Hampshire where the foreclosure laws are a bit more streamlined. However, those same foreclosures make flipping harder by offering more competition to whatever you may do.

If you are looking for a home, there are some options, however the property's condition will usually preclude being able to get financing. There are some that don't and going with an FHA Rehab loan is an option, however it can take a lot longer and is a lot more work down the road. If you are not prepared, then you may not be in the position to be able to buy the property you may want.

There is a link below to some of the foreclosures in the area. If you are interested in all of the possible properties, the easiest way is to contact me directly. I can search out the ones that we may not be listing currently and send them to you in an email.

Good luck. Let me know if there is any way I can help you in the future.
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