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Tue Apr 4, 2017
Jak387 asked:
Thu Apr 28, 2016
Josefa Morales asked:
Mon Mar 16, 2015
Tracy Torres answered:
That's a great question, most people focus on the purchase price but honestly the monthly payment is the more important factor when figuring your budget. Banks use 33-40% of your monthly income after your debts(credit cards, car payments etc.) Your credit score looks close for fha. Talk to a local lender for their pointers on getting pre-approved. There is no charge to speak with a lender. I use Jason Jean at Homestead he has great reviews. ... more
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Sat Feb 7, 2015
Louis Wolfson answered:
I am sorry to say the tax rate in Holyoke is high. 19.04 per thousand.

Not much you can do to change that.

As to lowering your taxes thru an abatement, that too is not all that easy. You must find comparable homes in similar locations, with similar amenities that there assessment is lower than yours.

Good luck
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Thu Jul 17, 2014
Everett Palozej answered:
Kurt,

There are many sites such as realtor.com, trulia, zillow, and so forth. Also, you could look on craigslist in your desired area! However, using the help of a realtor would be the easiest, as a realtor would have the ability to search MLS and find the best home/apt for you to rent, in addition a realtor would take the stress away from you in searching for a place. I currently work at William Raveis Real Estate, and I focus on rentals. If you are interested in my help, you can contact me at 860.716.1029 or email me at everett.palozej@raveis.com.

Everett Palozej
Everettpalozej.raveis.com
William Raveis
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Wed Jan 15, 2014
Christine Moran Realtor & Notary answered:
It is a 3 family. Are you looking to rent?
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Sun Nov 24, 2013
Christine Moran Realtor & Notary answered:
They have been closing a lot of churches. Make sure to call the church and ask.
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Wed Sep 4, 2013
Vicke Seymour answered:
75 lower westfield road the cape.....my phone number is 716-381-0555. I am looking for a whole house to rent for a year or two before I buy....I'm a Realtor in Buffalo NY and relocating to Holyoke (my home town). I have two older labs....very well behaved and no bite history at all! I also hold my own pet insurance and additional pet deposit is NO PROBLEM! I really need help finding a rental must be in holyoke and must be pet friendly my dogs are 10 & 11 yrs old and I could never give them up especially so late in their life. Thank you in advance for any and all efforts! ~Vickie ... more
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Sat Jun 8, 2013
Heath Coker answered:
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 Apr 22, 2013
Trulia Customer Service answered:
Hello Iamhis33,

Nathan from Trulia here! I apologize for the confusion regarding Halyoke, Ma. versus Holyoke , Ma. We are excited you are using Trulia for your home search and would love to assist you in any way we can! Here is a link to all of our homes is Holyoke , Ma. http://www.trulia.com/MA/Holyoke/. Good luck in your home search, and please do not hesitate to contact us with any questions or concerns at 1-888-466-3501 or customerservice@trulia.com ... more
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Sun Apr 21, 2013
annlol answered:
I'm afraid there is more to in than just knowing income. A mortgage officer at a bank can help you with what you can afford and at the same time prequalify you will be ready to make an offer for the property. You need to know and show that you are bankable when you make an offer. This way you will be ready when you see something you'd like to make an offer on it. Ann ... more
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Thu Apr 18, 2013
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Mon Apr 1, 2013
Melissa Whitelock answered:
I always suggest my to my Buyers to get a feel for the area. Dive by during the day, at night and on weekends. I do live in that area and can say that I have not had a problem in 17 years here. The police department is also a great source of information. ... more
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Mon Apr 1, 2013
Melissa Whitelock answered:
I have a lender who will work with you in repairing your credit report. Let mw know if you are interested and I will give you his contact information.
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Tue Jul 10, 2012
Annette Lawrence answered:
Urbanowicz,
Clearly you are seeking important data regarding Crime & Safety in Holyoke.
Now, I am sure you have read other aggregate website users comment regarding invalid data,,incorrect data, misleading data, expired, and blatant wrong data posted on these sites. Much of the data is not verified and received from other unverified sources.

How then could one have any confidence in the source, origin, relevancy or accuracy of Crime & Safety data? Shopping for important information on an entertainment site is like getting your news from the 'Tonight Show.'

If you are serious, you need serious tools. Visit the websites of agents who provide service for Holyoke and use data resources that have a trace of credibility.
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Sun Nov 13, 2011
Scott Godzyk answered:
You can click on your name upper right, on the drop down menu click on MY LISTINGS then click on the listing you want to edit.
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Thu Aug 4, 2011
The Gormans: Karen & Becky answered:
Highly recommend John Remby at Bay Path Construction (see below)

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Phone: (508) 435-2221 Fax: (508) 435-3935 PO BOX 233, Hopkinton, MA 01748 baypathconstruction@gmail.com http://www.baypathconstruction.com
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Thu Mar 11, 2010
greg answered:
You should have no problem securing a pre-approval in 48-72 hours; alternatively a pre-qualification letter can be secured in shorter order. Nonetheless, you should have no problem getting an agent to work with you provided you are diligently pursuing financing. ... more
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Tue Feb 23, 2010
Lesley Lambert answered:
Hi! I am a REALTOR in the area and would be happy to help you sort through these first time home buyer questions. Someone already gave the good advice to start working with a mortgage professional. If you are hoping to take advantage of the home buyer tax credit, you need to be in a contract by April 30th, which means you should get started right away. Let me know if I can help. ... more
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Tue Nov 17, 2009
Elizabeth Herbert answered:
There was a house that was foreclosed upon this past April on Matthews Road in Southwick. If you could email me at elizabeth@elizabethherbert.com with the street number I can confirm the information with you as I don't want to put the street number up on the internet. ... more
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