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Home Selling in Middlesex County : Real Estate Advice

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Sat Dec 2, 2017
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Sun Nov 19, 2017
Dipiazzadenise answered:
This depends...if you are renting the home, will this be a "legal" bedroom with the egress window in your area? If so, it may be worth it. 3 bedroom rentals do bring in a higher price, however a bedroom in the basement won't be great for every family. For instance, a set of parents with two girls and a boy would want three bedrooms, but if all of those children are under the teen ages- then they would probably not want a basement bedroom. Yet, a family with teenagers, or a single mom that wants to share her space with an adult friend to help with housing costs may love the split design. (If you are renting section 8 homes, you also get more for three bedrooms and there is a higher demand- but the codes may even be more strict than those for regular rentals- you will have to check with HUD for your area.)

If you are selling the house? I would say "no." You could very easily get a few quotes to have the egress window and show it to prospective buyers. Listing it as a "possible third bedroom." This may give buyers who want three bedrooms an incentive to purchase your home, for a little more than a 2 bedroom might go for, if it is just a simple conversion. They may see it as a "deal," and you may get a bit more money for this on your home. However, putting in the window and trying to just push it as a "three" bedroom might not fly with perspective buyers, and it probably won't bring you the same money as other three bedroom homes in your area.

Hope that helps! Good luck.
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Mon Oct 23, 2017
James.t.anderson77 answered:
Hi, what do you do to get out of a seller's contract when your realtor owns the brokerage/company and there is no way of getting her to sign off on ending the contract because she is completely unavailable? Without getting into all of the details the realtor is now in prison and I imagine the company will soon fold in her absence. Do we just have to wait until the listing expires or is there another way out? Maybe something similar to when a broker dies? The contract we signed does not say anything about canceling the agreement, it just says any changes must be "signed off on by the seller and broker". Considering this is impossible, what do we do? ... more
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Wed Oct 18, 2017
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Wed Oct 11, 2017
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Fri Sep 29, 2017
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Fri Aug 11, 2017
Steve Bracero answered:
The landlord or property management company should give tenants 24 hour notice before showings!
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Tue Jul 25, 2017
Steve Bracero answered:
Contact the local building department. They should be able to assist you. You also want to see what zone the property is in to make sure the in law apartment is legal.
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Thu Jul 20, 2017
Ronatuj asked:
Trulia shows my house on sale, when it is not.
Please correct this mistake with false advertizing.
10 Moss street Burlington MA 01803
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Mon Jul 10, 2017
Joe Brady asked:
my home is worth about 450,000. i owe about 200,000. i want to sell the home to my son but make sure he gets the best mortgage options while i still realize the equity. he doesn't have…
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Thu Jun 1, 2017
Greer Swiston answered:
There is a standard feed from MLS unless you or your company has made specific arrangements to have a more direct feed into Trulia/zillow ... in which case, you would need your IT to check your API interface to make sure the correct fields are being matched up.

Another issue could be that you've recently changed to price and it hasn't propogated out yet, in which case you should check into what your particular lag time is supposed to be (usually no more than a day or two?
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Fri May 12, 2017
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Thu May 4, 2017
Jakebaxter answered:
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Wed Apr 26, 2017
Renajoy312 asked:
... of our town. Any help fixing either of these would be greatly appreciated. Thank you very much in advance!
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Thu Feb 16, 2017
Bernard G. answered:

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