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Mon Dec 7, 2015
Doug McNeilly answered:
Assuming you are looking in Lakeville,MA 02347 - I would not look at price per square foot. Outside the city (Boston), price per square foot is not really a measure of value. I look at it as a reference point only. If most homes are selling say between $275 to $295 per SQFT, then something price at $300+ per SQFT may be high. ... more
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Wed Feb 11, 2015
Anna M Brocco answered:
When it comes to any safety/crime related issues, it's always best to contact the local authorities with all your questions, hear all there is to hear firsthand. If unfamiliar with the area(s) do revisit more than once and at different times of day, possibly chat with locals/neighbors. Real estate professionals are prohibited from steering, enticing a buyer to purchase/rent, or not, in specific neighborhoods.
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Mon Aug 27, 2012
rick45 answered:
In my case, because I am trying to sell my home, the zoning requirements for a septic system in this town have been upgraded. So in order for me to be able to sell, the septic system must be upgraded to meet the new zoning requirements. A financially stressed seller may sell the house with "Title V upgrade", or "meeting Title V requirements" will be the reponsibility of the buyer. ... more
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Thu Aug 23, 2012
Pwinberg answered:
I own the lot at 2 Sand Trap Lane and I bought it from the owner of the remaining lots. We have decided not to build as re-locating and have put the lot for sale. The owner of the remaining lots has owned them for a long time and wants to sell at a higher price in the future, started at 225k.
2 is a beautiful lot- are you interested in discussing it?
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Wed Aug 15, 2012
Donna Kiernan answered:
In Massachusettes all offers have to be in writing. Because the seller refused to sign the offer I don't feel you have any recourse. I understand you are upset but it looks like the sellers agent did her/his best. Ssince the seller isn't responding there was nothing he/she could do. Situations change and the sellers may have also. Remember the agent also lost a commission and may have put in countless hours on this listing also. No winners here. ... more
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Fri Jul 13, 2012
Michael S. Callahan answered:
If your interested, I know an excellent builder in the Lakeville area who would work with you in building a new home and let you act as the general contractor, yet still give you guidance. Give me a call if you would like to discuss - 508-415-7430.

Michael Callahan
Uptown Realtors, LLC
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Wed Sep 15, 2010
Paul answered:
Want to thank all for answering and the good information….between information on this site, the registry of deeds and the assessor site (as was pointed out in the answers) I believe I was able to figure out the home - #54

I’ll consider your points/offers if I was to go further
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Thu Nov 5, 2009
Tracy Shand, SRES answered:
Hi 'D Home Buyer' from 02347,

If you go to Town Hall BOH office, and ask to see the file for this address: you will find that the Title V inspection has failed. The next step would be a percolation test. After that, it costs thousands to have an engineer design the septic plan that will be installed in the future. Then the proposed plans must be approved by the Town. Then you get estimates from installers so you know how much it will cost you to repair/replace the septic.

This home was offered for sale, over last Spring, as a 'short sale'. This means that from the seller's current market value of the home, there will be a shortage from paying off his mortgages. The sale will require the owner's lender's approval, (that they will accept LESS than the payoff amounts). Since that hasn't happened in the last six months, the mortgage may be in default. If you research in the public record about foreclosure notices, you may find more information about how to proceed.

Why not ask the owner if it is available? Maybe their financial situation has improved, and there is no longer a reason for them to sell it?

Hope this is helpful...if YOU have an update or additional information for me about this home on the corner of Route 18 and Crooked Lane, please contact me. Take care, Tracy 508-692-4091
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Wed Sep 30, 2009
Gayle Bartlett answered:
Depends on what price range it will fall in. If you are under $300,000 and the home is in great condition, it will sell in no time. If you are in the low $200,000's it can go within days... if you are over $300,000 then it will sit on the market for a little bit.... but if priced correctly it should go in under 6 months for over $300,000--- you will have some competition, but the homes that have been on the market for a while are old news, and buyers are just waiting for "fresh blood" or homes to enter the market, so you will get a lot of action if priced correctly... and if someone likes it and thinks the value is there you are SOLD!!

Good luck and check out my website: for a fresh alternative to selling your home.

Gayle Bartlett
Bartlett Realty Group
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