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Home Buying in Newburyport : Real Estate Advice

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Fri Jan 30, 2015
Christina Parris answered:
I have a couple becoming available in the coming months & if you're interested I would love to assist you!
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Mon Sep 23, 2013
Nick Koris answered:
give her lots of compliments...
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Tue Feb 19, 2013
Valerie McGillivray answered:
Heather,
What you want to do is to connect with a good agent in the area and have them search the mls for homes that you feel you would be able to afford ( get an idea on financing first) and then your agent can contact the list agents and sellers and ask if they would consider a rent to own on the property.
There are also great lenders that I work with that can advise you on how best to quickly clean up the credit blemishes so you are focusing on what will gain you the best credit rating .
There are great programs available through MA Housing that offer low down payments and flexible qualifications on debt to income ratios.

There is hope ! Good luck ... and keep me in mind if I can help you or any of your friends or family whether they are buying or selling..
Thanks in advance,
Val
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Thu Feb 14, 2013
Melissa Corkum answered:
Hi Matt,
Some real estate agents specialize in listing REO properties, but they do not have inside information about properties that they haven't been assigned to. The best advise is to have a knowledgable local Realtor working for you so that when the property comes on the market, you'll be ready to view it and negotiate the best offer. Keep in mind that if you go directly to a listing agent, they are obligated by law to negotiate the best offer for the seller of the home. Whether it is a bank or a homeowner. They do not work for the buyer so make sure your rights are represented. ... more
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Wed Aug 15, 2012
Valerie McGillivray answered:
Bryan,
It depends on where you found the information that it is a pre foreclosure, this isn't always the case, I specialize in bank owned properties and short sales, give me a call and I can help you find reliable information.
Thanks
Val McGillivray
Bean Group
Newburyport, MA 01950
www.valmcgillivray.com
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Sun Dec 6, 2009
Ken Lambert answered:
Hello Futura- I guess from the lack of answers here, there are no specific $$ or tax benefits with living in Newburyport. I am not aware of any, and I did do some marketing for a real estate developer in the Newburyport area a couple years back- for a 55+ community.
I didn't know of anything to entice a senior to the area, other than the harbor area and the nice restaurants and galleries, etc.
Let me know if I can be of help somehow. Thanks and good luck,

Ken L.
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Tue Nov 17, 2009
Dolores Person answered:
What type of property are you evaluating? Price per square foot is most valuable when comparing like properties. In other words using just the price per square foot of all condos or all single family homes is very general and can be misleading. If you’re looking at a 3500 square foot colonial built two years ago, the best way to get an accurate sense of value per square foot would be to search for homes 1-5 years old between with 3000 and 4000 square feet of living space. In this case the recent price per square foot (last 12 months) is 269.20 per square foot. In a specific neighborhood, such as Cherry Hill, you wouldn’t use the same price per square foot of an antique in the South End of town. You know the saying garbage in garbage out- Be careful the data you use is specific to the property type and location you’re evaluating. ... more
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Sun Jul 19, 2009
Greer Swiston answered:
Sorry, I should have noted that those stats are specific to Newburyport.
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Wed Aug 13, 2008
Irena answered:
You can find about auctions in your local papers or you can also try http://ma.mypublicnotices.com/PublicNotice.asp?Page=SearchResults&Newspaper=2074
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