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Home Buying in Massachusetts : Real Estate Advice

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Thu Apr 20, 2017
Amarq_fayad answered:
I live in Texas have section 8 can I do that pl reply
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Thu Apr 20, 2017
Wmason86 asked:
I am under contract for a slab ranch for 474k. The appraisal came in at 450k and the sq. ft. was 200 less than public record. I happened to get a copy of the survey from when he bought the…
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Thu Apr 20, 2017
Wmason86 asked:
I am under contract for a slab ranch for 474k. The appraisal came in at 450k and the sq. ft. was 200 less than public record. I happened to get a copy of the survey from when he bought the…
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Mon Apr 17, 2017
Affordableplumbing4all answered:
I'm a contractor & Asbestos siding is Not dangerous unless pulverized to allow dust being enhauled. Asbestos siding is very hard, stays in solid form, and not in powder form, which makes it pretty much harmless. Now, industrial use of asbestos, such as the type used to insulate pipes, for example, is dangerous because it turns into a cloud of dust like talcom powder. This form of powdered asbestos is the main cause of mesothelioma and dangerous as hell. Asbestos siding has an extremely long life; therefore, it's worth more to have a house with siding that lasts 100 years, don't you think? ... more
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Wed Apr 12, 2017
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Sat Apr 8, 2017
Janetp answered:
I have a credit score of 608 is it possible to buy a home in Maine
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Thu Apr 6, 2017
Tonylosminas asked:
Like I have a good loan on the table for 2 or 3 family house. Most of the time I get outbid by big companies! !! Even when the house is worth $475,000 my offer was 500,000 still some 4…
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Wed Mar 29, 2017
Erika Chrystal asked:
Just curious if anyone in New England has used the Federal Home Loan Bank of Boston's equity builder program.
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Wed Mar 29, 2017
Glitchgirl83 asked:
Inspector pointed out a damaged floor joist during our walk through, but said that it shouldn't be a concern. I am worried about it though.
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Tue Mar 28, 2017
Louis Wolfson answered:
Code isn't as important as safety. I would bring it up. The same way GFCI may not be in place or have been code when the home was built, but you would want to improve that as well. In Newton very little is a deal breaker as its hard to find a good home at a "fair" price and there is a lot of competition with buyers who make offers without inspections and or finance contingencies.

Good luck
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Tue Mar 28, 2017
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Thu Mar 23, 2017
Attorneypesce answered:
Soon, I am selling a single family home in a Toll Brothers development and buying a Toll home in the same development. The square footage is 3,750. It comes with a club house. We will asking about $700,000.00. Toll Condos in the same development are selling about that much with 1/2 the square footage. We are planning on putting in the market soon so if any of you are interested. Call me at 617922085 (Vinny) ... more
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Thu Mar 23, 2017
Anthonygbrooks answered:
You should consider East Somerville, a vibrant, working class neighborhood that is changing in interesting ways. Easy access to down-town Boston (and HMS) via subway (Orange Line) and busses. ... more
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Tue Mar 21, 2017
Gregg Pomeroy answered:
Hello, I'm a mortgage professional.

The maximum mortgage you can qualify for would depend on a lot of different criteria including the taxes and insurance on the property.

The best thing to do is to get a pre approval.

If you have any other questions or would like help with this you are welcome to get in touch with me.
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Tue Mar 21, 2017
Cafriend611 answered:
Westborough and Southborough are close and are great communities, safe, good schools, liberal. They are very small and very expensive. Perhaps Hopkinton would also work, the $450 is a challenge in these areas. Shrewsbury is also an option, in the town common area. ... more
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Sat Mar 11, 2017
Parker02138 answered:
The best advice is from local homeowners who may live in the area you want. Brokers are less credible, unless they live on a slab, which I have never seen. Hmmm.
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