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Thu Aug 10, 2017
Amy King answered:
Daniel, just go to one of our local banks and they have specialists that can answer your questions about VA Loans. Or contact me and I can refer you to my mortgage specialist that works with buyers and VA Loans. Thanks! ... more
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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 ?
Severe TERMITE DAMAGE 11 CHARLTON AVE DAYVILLE CT
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Mon Jun 26, 2017
Jim Moretti answered:
Ward 1 represents a great opportunity to buy a home in a hyper aggressive market. The area has continued to gain financial value and momentum, in my opinion, it will continue to do so. That said, there are many aspects to consider before purchasing a home including the home itself. Since children are not a factor at this time, I would say go for it and revisit the sale and purchase of a new home 5-7 years from now. If you are not working with a Buyers Agent... Feel free to call me direct and I will be happy to provide a more detail answer and evaluation on the property.
Jim Moretti
REMAX
978-601-0372
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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 http://www.positivepest.net/new-york-city-termites-exterminator/ services where the experts helped them to get rid of these termites and stop the damage right away. ... more
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Mon Jun 5, 2017
Madseller5150 answered:
The lowest offer likely to be considered reasonable by the seller would be around 80% of the sellers asking price for the home. In this case thet would be in the neighborhood Of $149,000. ... more
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Thu May 18, 2017
Carolynf649 answered:
our house is very old I guest about early 1900 it has cedar and burch wood inside in out. the house has these white shingles siding and we had vinyl siding put over it , you can't put a nail through white shingles siding without breaking it into pieces. ... more
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Thu Apr 27, 2017
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Sat Feb 11, 2017
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Thu Feb 9, 2017
Bob Relihan answered:
The process to find determine how much of a mortgage you qualify for is quite simple. It is mostly based on your debt to income ratio. A five minute phone call and I can give you an estimate. To get an actual pre-qualification letter I would run your credit report and review your most recent pay stub.
I recommend getting a jump on the spring market and start the process now. I am local in the Wakefield/Lynnfield/Reading area.
Contact me a rrelihan@meploans.com or 617-686-9307 for more information.
Bob Relihan NMLS # 14721
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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 www.UpNest.com? 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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Mon Jan 23, 2017
Jennifer Winn answered:
I know this is an old thread, but I've been working as a buyer's agent for Redfin for about a year now, and I want to weigh in.

As an employee, I can tell you I have been looking for the "catch" since I found them and it hasn't appeared yet. This is the best company I've ever worked with - real estate or otherwise - in my 20+ year work history. They treat their customers and their employees with respect and as a result we all work extra hard to keep the ship sailing.

The money back at closing is really icing on the cake. Redfin agents are employees rather than independent contractors, so we are paid a salary with benefits and we receive a bonus at closing that is scaled depending on the rating our customer gives us. Customer service is what we are about. We are highly incentivized to give you level 10 Customer service. Anything less hurts a bit.

We typically only have one physical office for a region/state, so don't be fooled by the address on our business cards. Agents work remotely (no desk fees other realtors out there) and while we cover a broad territory, we try to match the agent to the area so that you are working with a local agent.

We also have associate agents who are independent contractors, and they are held to the same customer service standards. Those agents do nothing but show houses and they get paid per event (not commission). They are there so that you can see homes on your schedule. If you want to see 6 homes on a Saturday morning and your primary Redfin agent is booked already, they book you with one of the associates on that agent's team who then reports back to your agent. Your agent follows up and gets any necessary information you might request to make an offer.

We are able to do all of this due to the efficiency of our model and the amazing software we have backing us up. Because of the team methodology, we are able to service more customers, at a higher level. (Company model depends on volume). We don't have to prospect for clients, because they all come through the website. As a realtor, I cannot express how much I love this fact. None of us want to solicit you for business. We would much rather you come to us when you are ready. This makes that possible.

So, I would encourage you to check out the website in detail. There is a lot of information in the pulldowns beyond the home search capabilities. We don't require buyer agency agreements until you are putting an offer on a house and it is specific to the home. We wont ever pressure you to make an offer you are not ready to make. I would encourage anyone considering them to try the on for size.
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Thu Oct 6, 2016
Paul answered:
Yes absolutely, but good news is that Inbedroxk.com can help you learn about, understand and navigate ALL the real costs of homeownership, including mortgage financing, so you can make educated section as to financial worthiness of your home purchase. Inbedrock.com will help you analyze purchase price, downpayment $ amount, closing costs like title fees, mortgage financing, RE Taxes + Homeowner Insurance. It's simple + easy-to-use and very educational. An invaluable tool for all homebuyers- houses, condo/co-ops, investment properties. Make sure you can calculate whether is better to Buy or Rent with Inbedrock.com ... more
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Thu Oct 6, 2016
Paul answered:
Yes absolutely, but good news is that Inbedroxk.com can help you learn about, understand and navigate ALL the real costs of homeownership, including mortgage financing, so you can make educated section as to financial worthiness of your home purchase. Inbedrock.com will help you analyze purchase price, downpayment $ amount, closing costs like title fees, mortgage financing, RE Taxes + Homeowner Insurance. It's simple + easy-to-use and very educational. An invaluable tool for all homebuyers- houses, condo/co-ops, investment properties. Make sure you can calculate whether is better to Buy or Rent with Inbedrock.com ... more
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