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Tue Oct 21, 2014
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Wed Jun 11, 2014
Sampham6987 answered:
Growing up in haverhill some nicer areas are east broadway, further up off of broadway (past target), ward hill, Bradford (more towards Salem St), and off of Kenoza ave past Lawrence street, and the "aves" past 11th are normally nice. Stay away from the high street area, lower aves, and cedar street. ... more
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Tue Jun 3, 2014
Anna M Brocco answered:
Be mindful that average days does vary by exact location, pricing, size, condition, etc., so rather than focusing on such information, review a cma with your agent, comparative market analysis; see what the data suggests and go from there. ... more
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Fri Jul 5, 2013
Wen Farina answered:
Hi Jay,
have you asked your agent about this? or your mortgage broker? The inspector you hire will point out things to you that may need to be fixed but the lender will have the requirements as to what they expect done in order to provide you with a loan. ... more
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Sun May 26, 2013
Heath Coker answered:
I would contact a local real estate 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.)


(Please note: when you choose an answer as a Best Answer, or at least give a thumbs up, it helps those who answer questions here.)
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Sat Mar 23, 2013
Territory.com answered:
The property you are referring to is under agreement:
http://territory.com/mlspin/71460248/92-lexington-ave-haverhill-ma-01835

Here is every active listing on the market for sale in Lexington:
http://territory.com/search?search_string=LEXINGTON&min_price=%240&max_price=%240&property_type[]=SF&property_type[]=CC&min_beds=&max_beds=&min_baths=&max_baths=&min_living_area=&max_living_area=&min_year_built=&max_year_built=&min_days_listed=&max_days_listed=

Hope that helps!

Territory.com
Massachusetts Premier Buyer Brokerage
617 848 5407 x706
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Thu Nov 15, 2012
Christine Moran Realtor & Notary answered:
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Wed Jun 20, 2012
Brenalee Snyder answered:
Hi Sandy,

Yes I may consider your idea? Are you still looking for a plce to rent with lease option?
Do you have a job? monthly steady income? These are important factors.

Please email me if you are still interested.
HappyHomesREI@hotmail.com
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Fri Dec 2, 2011
Richard Rosa answered:
Hi Ana,

I have included a link to an article explaining mortgage insurance.

- Rich Rosa
Buyers Brokers Only, LLC
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Thu Jul 28, 2011
David Kres answered:
Marie,

It seems like your agent is doing everything she can do for you. One thing she might not have mentioned is that there can be a time gap between when a property gets foreclosed and when it comes on the market for sale. That can be several weeks or several months, depending on what the condition of the inside and also the title was when it was foreclosed.

Also, if there is a title issue, the Bank won't list the property for sale until it is resolved. Good luck with your home search!
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Mon Apr 18, 2011
Heath Coker answered:
You could contact the management company who signs the 6d certs. It appears to be a Coleen Scharn at Property Management of Andover, Inc. It looks like she has been the "Managing Agent" for years. ... more
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Wed Jan 19, 2011
David Mahoney answered:
Tom,

As others have stated, yes MLS allows realtors the ability to search property history in great detail. If your looking for just recent sales, you can actually do it yourself. The backend of my web site is MLS. All you need to do is set up your search criteria, cities, price ranges etc, and make certain to select "sold" units only. This will give you the recent sales. If this is not giving you enough history, Id be happy to search deeper for you. ... more
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Sun Mar 14, 2010
Ken Lambert answered:
Hi there- In today's bad/low condo market, you could get a 2 BR unit for not much more than a 1 BR unit. So as you said, the 2 BR unit will sell much easier later (and at a higher price).
Definitely check out the condo bylaws; you'll need to be able to rent it out if needed. Paying for 2 mortgages can lead to ruin very quickly.
Also, make sure that anything you do within the unit is allowable under the condo bylaws as well. Anything that touches or changes the exterior of the Unit you cannot alter.
If you'd like any other help, please let me know. Thanks,

Ken L.

PS- Also make sure you aren't too loud doing renovations while people live above/ below you and all next to you as well. Not quite as easy as a SF property...
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Sat Mar 13, 2010
Leanne Finlay answered:
Maybe an 'irregular foundation size' is something typically disclosed in your market area, but in 26 years, I've never heard of it (WA State).

If it's typical, you'll find easy and logical explanations for it. If it isn't typical, ask if the seller has any engineering reports on the issue that you can study, and certainly, if you buy the place, make your offer subject to you having a civil engineer check this foundation. ... more
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Fri Mar 12, 2010
Leanne Finlay answered:
Josiah, are you asking for just an opinion of the Zillow estimate that says should be worth around $425,000? Sure, it's possible.

But for more specific price counseling or opinioning, you need to hire someone, preferably your own buyers agent. (The seller generally pays that fee for your benefit). Smart agents aren't going to take the step of offering you price/value amounts on a public forum -- too many legal issues, too much risk liability.

It's not that we care what this house sells for -- but we cannot willy nilly offer price/value opinions on a proprety we do not represent to a buyer we also do not represent. It just wouldn't be legally prudent. You'd find the same reaction from appraisers.

You can hire a professional agent or an appraiser, for a commission, or a fee, to consult specifically with you to answer specific value questions. But right now, the specific question of 'what is it really worth' is more or less a 'hands off' kind of thing.

I think that living next to the river would be pretty cool, and hopefully, that house isn't really only 300 sq feet :-).
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Thu Dec 10, 2009
Kevin Vitali answered:
A IRS Tax Lien should be paid off when the home is sold unless there is not enough money to pay off the lien. It should be no different than a Mortgage lien.

I don't think it is necessary to disclose the tax lien as it does not affect the material value of the property.

It should be disclosed if it would in any way delay a closing.
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Sun Nov 8, 2009
Ken Lambert answered:
Hello Nana- I'm fairly surprised they even came back with a counteroffer in the first place. You cannot haggle in the same fashion as a normal (private) seller.

Is the property in liveable condition, currently? Did Fannie allow you to list a home inspection contingency?

If I can be of any help with financing or anything else, please let me know. Thanks and good luck,
Ken L
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