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Mon Sep 5, 2016
bobmass2 answered:
Tue May 10, 2016
Milagros Acevedo asked:
Mon Nov 24, 2014
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Fri Sep 12, 2014
Tanya Virnelli answered:
it would certainly depend on the location in Marlborough and also the type of investment your looking into. There are many sides to Marlborough and rents can certainly vary. Overall Marlborough is a great plaice for an investment property. Whether it's for the purpose of becoming a landlord/owner and renting to tenants or for the sole purpose of buying homes that could use some MAJOR love at a low price, fixing them up to code and beyond and selling them for a profit there are great opportunities scattered throughout Marlborough.

Just recently sold an investment property in Marlborough and it was quite profitable for the investors.
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Fri Sep 12, 2014
Tanya Virnelli answered:
Hopefully you have an agent that can help you with a pretty good CMA on a property to help position you to go in for a good price. Following a home inspection and of course both sides coming to a final agreement. Then you can give your lender the okay to go in for a home appraisal. ... more
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Thu Sep 4, 2014
Debra (Debbie) Rose answered:
I agree with Scott - right now the site is in chaos.....I wouldn't spend a penny here for anything.

I used to get "leads" (people reached out to me after seeing my responses on the various forums, and reading about me and my experience on my website) but in the past year, that seems to have changed.
I would imagine all the issues this site is having have contributed to the lack of activity (especially now with no one being notified when new answers are posted, or when questions are posted in your area).

I did close some very nice sales, in the past, as a result of what I described above, but none in the past year (and I am very active on this part of the site, so that has remained constant).
Any so called "Leads" I am emailed from T are all spam these days. They are generic responses that say they want me to call them.....they never respond when I email them back, and ask them what they want!

Some years ago I paid to be an orange "Pro" for a year (I liked the color :) ), but dropped it, and did better actually without it.

I understand T's prices are going up for zip agent told me he was paying for a 51% share of his zip code- he was just notified his current payment will now only cover 17% once his current plan is up!
Lots of luck to them.......
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Fri Jun 20, 2014
Jeannette Ford asked:
Thu Dec 12, 2013
Heath Coker answered:
Of course choosing a local real estate pro can help you save a lot of time.
(Not me, I'm on the Cape, but I can help you choose a local pro when you are ready.)

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Mon Sep 9, 2013
Katherine Wright answered:
I tried Realty Juggler and it helps me keep contacts straight. It allows me to import my prospect information from Trulia and Zillow. All my contacts and their status in one place! And it's only $99 / year. The others seem two to four times more expensive. Best of luck. ... more
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Thu Aug 29, 2013
Brian Nguyen answered:
It is certainly possible to obtain a jumbo loan for 10% down payment. I would suggest that you shop around for a lender, like myself, to see what we can do for you. I would be more than willing to help you out.

Well I hope this helps! If you have any further questions or if you need a loan, feel free to contact me. Also, if you found this helpful please leave me a recommendation if you can!

Good Luck!

Brian Nguyen Sr.
Mortgage Banker
NMLS # 659743
Phone: 949.667.2887
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Sat Aug 10, 2013
Wen Farina answered:
The first thing I'd do is check with your town to see if there are any restrictions and to learn about the requirements and permits needed for the addition. You can then contact a few licensed and insured contractors to get an estimate of the costs. ... more
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Fri Mar 1, 2013
Dick Rastani answered:
One of the many forms both Buyer and Seller sign in a typical closing in Massachusetts is a form promising to initial corrections to any errors made on the closing documents. $ 14,000 appears to be a rather large mistake. Contrary to some opinions, Realtors like to see experienced real estate attorneys at a closing. They make our jobs easier. They and their staffs are experienced in real estate conveyencing. They know what they are doing and mistakes are kept to a minimum. What Realtors do not like to see is attorneys who are inexperienced real estate conveyencing. Many attorneys like real estate transactions because they cvonsider real estate work "easy". Mistakes are more likely in this situation and, unfortunately, they do have to be corrected. We strongly suggest that all of our clients have an experienced real estate attorney advising them when they are purchasing or selling real estate. ... more
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Mon Feb 13, 2012
Heath Coker answered:
I believe that this one is yet to be completed. I'd like to see the opinion of those not on the "radical right" when they are in the position to owe the tax. It seems that those assessing some how change their perspective when they are fortunate enough to become the assessed.

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Tue Oct 11, 2011
Me answered:
thanks to both of you helpful folks for NOT just giving the phone number to the HOA. Helpful without running in circles is what attracts me to a Realtor.
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Wed May 18, 2011
Deb Frank answered:
If the property is presently zoned as a 2-family, then you would obtain financing on the entire property as a 2-family home. If the property was legally converted into condos, then you you could purchase one unit as owner-occupied and the other unit as an investment property. Alternatively, you could purchase and convert the property back to a 2-family with a rehab. loan (examples are the FHA 203(k) and the Fannie Mae HomeStyle loan) ... more
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Sun Jan 9, 2011
Amy Mullen answered:
Hi Megatron :)

I live in Marlborough and it's great! :) I don't have any issues with security and the town has a few things to offer. There are many shops and restaurants, it's an hour or less from Providence, Portsmouth, Boston and Worcester (all great hot spots), parks and they keep it clean.

I know the Design Pak Lofts - I saw the building go through it's renovation. I don't have any solid numbers on the utilities but heat does rise so anything above the first floor will be cheaper to rent. The building management should have that information. I can contact them if you like since IL is a bit far away!

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Mon May 17, 2010
Ken Lambert answered:
Hello Kay- Are you still in your home, from last August? The modification world is a grat area and seems to change every 6 months or so- though this may be your best bet- if you like you home and if you have an income still.
Let me know if I can help. Thanks and good luck,
Ken L.
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Fri May 14, 2010
Amy Mullen answered:
Hey Maggie!

There are a few options for you but really think about your credit situation in the future. The question has been answered a few times in these posts but please give me a call if you would like to discuss this further. I'm very local to you and would be happy to help sort out all the information you have received in these posts.

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