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Wed Jul 5, 2017
Steve Bracero answered:
1. Depends on your needs if you can afford 500k it does not mean spend 500k on a house.

2. Using Great Schools.org the schools seem to get average ratings (5-7 rating)
https://www.greatschools.org/massachusetts/dracut/schools/

3. Using Neighborhood Scout you can learn more about the individual communities in Dracut
https://www.neighborhoodscout.com/ma/dracut

"In addition, according to NeighborhoodScout's exclusive analysis, Broadway Rd / Methuen Rd is among the best neighborhoods for families in Massachusetts. In fact, this neighborhood is more family-friendly than 95.2% of neighborhoods in the entire state of Massachusetts"

4. I think this depends on where your property is in relation to the major transport routes.

5. Personal choice. Newer construction will bring less maintenance problems as well as initial headaches. Older properties you want to have a cap-ex or repair fund ready for expenses that are at the end of useful life over time such as boilers and water heaters.
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Mon Mar 28, 2016
Alan May answered:
Only if you've signed an exclusive buyer's agreement that has those terms in it. Otherwise you're under no obligation to agree to that.
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Sat Jul 25, 2015
USMortgageRanger answered:
Yes it is way too high and they did rip you off. Go to Capital One bank online and fill out the application and it will give you a decision within 5 mins.
Good Luck

Lowell
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Mon Jun 16, 2014
shrpq@aol.com asked:
This question was asked from http://www.trulia.com/rental/3136696094-49-Parker-Ave-Dracut-MA-01826
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Tue Apr 8, 2014
Kevin Vitali answered:
I am sorry but I need to say this....

If you are looking for a lease option to buy, you probably have credit issues that are preventing you from buying. Lease option are extremely seller weighted and typically prey on the buyer.

Reant, take the time and straighten out your credit, then buy.
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Tue Apr 8, 2014
Kevin Vitali answered:
I assume you are trying to figure out what your home is worth to see if it is worth refinancing?

Call your real estate agent that sold you the home, I am sure they would be happy to pull comps for you. Some of the aggregate sites are not a great indicator of value. If need be Zillow can give you a rough ball park figure.... but rough and sometimes very rough..... ... more
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Fri Dec 6, 2013
bcalhoun answered:
I don't know how accurate it is, but you can look here. http://www.city-data.com/city/Dracut-Massachusetts.html
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Tue Oct 22, 2013
Dan O'Connell answered:
That complex was approved before, but it has expired. I recently bought and sold a unit there. You can always do a spot approval and get it approved.
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Sat Jun 8, 2013
Heath Coker answered:
43b Wilmington DE.
Is it a code or something?


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Thu Feb 17, 2011
Jean McCarthy answered:
Hi Maria,

Being both a realtor and a resident here in Chelmsford I must unfortunately tell you that newer built homes in the $300-350K price range will be very limited. Newer built homes in Chelmsford tend to be in the $500-700K price range. However, there is a newer development in Chelmsford called Lamplighter Green. These homes fall in the $300-$350k range and were built about 10 years ago. I specialize in Lamplighter Green and have sold many homes there. Unfortunately, there are no homes currently for sale in Lamplighter but the spring may bring some new activity and I can certainly alert you if any homes come on the market.

Lastly, I understand your desire for a newer built home but I would not discount older homes. There are many older homes that have been well-maintained, updated, and upgraded that would give newer homes a run for their money. So, I would not let Chelmsford's lack of newer built homes in your price range dissuade your Chelmsford search. Chelmsford is a wonderful community that offers an excellent school system. If you are interested in Chelmsford, I can happily answer any other questions that you may have.

Sincerely,
Jean McCarthy
978-729-8896
jmccarthy@c21email.com
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Wed Mar 31, 2010
Joshua Gillis answered:
Hello Mark,

A quick answer would be anywhere from $30,000 to around $250,000 for the past year. This is tough to answer and this is due to the fact that there are a lot of questions that need to be answered before you can find a price to a lot. For instance size, shape of a lot, restrictions,easements? frontage, is the lot on a private or approved road, where are the utilities in relation o the lot? is the water connection stubbed at street? do you have to pave a road as a condition? where are the fire hydrants in relation to the lot. what is the lot? clay? ledge? sand? These are just some of the factors that go into pricing a lot. To go further a builder has to take into account what they have to do to make the lot buildable and what they will make as a profit after construction cost. do the numbers make sense? so i guess to answer your question it depends on the lot and what the market is at that time. keep in mind that the prices that lots were getting are no where near what they are today in this market. Hope this helped ... more
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Fri Sep 11, 2009
Juliep answered:
When i first bought the condo (in 2005) with my b/f at the time (now husband) he didn't have good credit it was just ok and i didn't have enough credit b/c i was young. So i guess that's why it's so high? I don't really know. But i know for sure i have excellent credit and my husband is right behind me now.

I don't have a fannie mae or freddie mac loan....i have checked and already tried refinancing awhile ago.

I have contacted my mortgage company for a loan modification but it doesn't look good b/c we both have our jobs still and are making enough money to not qualify for it.

I take it there is no option for us......I was just checking to see if somehow there is something or someone out there that could help us.
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Mon Aug 17, 2009
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Julie
There are many different ways you can attack your issue. Paying down your mortgage is definitely one way, but I am assuming you want to keep that money in your pocket.
I can help you out, but I would have to dig a little deeper in to your situation.
Conatct me for more information.
Thanks Julie and best of luck.
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Sat Jul 14, 2007
Kevin Boer answered:
In many counties, this information becomes public within 2-3 months. Check your county website to find out who the new owner is.
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