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Thu Sep 8, 2016
Amberle Farthing answered:
Good afternoon! My name is Amberle Farthing. I am a Realtor at Keller Williams and also an investor.

As of right now I know off the top of my head 2804 Elm Ave for sale for 139k.

If you would like to get together and go see what's out there I would be happy to do a search for you and see what we can come up with!

My email is and you can call/text (703)371-9574. If I don't hear from you I wish you the very best in your search of Elm St! Have a great day.
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Fri Apr 1, 2016
Llcloughp asked:
I've looked at crime rates and statistics and it looks like it's on the up and up but I would love to hear actual accounts from people living in the neighborhood on the quality…
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Mon Jul 28, 2014
Tina Merritt answered:

In order to keep a paper trail of your issue (should you need to pursue legal action), I recommend contacting the attorney who represented you at closing and asking them to draft a letter to the seller. If you did not have legal representation at closing (you closed at a Title company), then draft a letter yourself and send it to the seller via certified mail. Be sure not to make any threats, just give the seller information regarding what was not done per the terms of your contract. Be specific and you may want to have a plumber draft an estimate covering what was not completed. Most likely, the seller will be upset that the person they paid to correct the issue did not complete the job and it will be finished; however, in order for the seller to go back to his/her plumbing contractor, it will be best if they have documentation from you. Good luck! ... more
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Sat Feb 1, 2014
Derekg18 answered:
One look a tthe parking lot of the shipyards and the Hospital will tell you otherwise - not to mention the traffic coming into Portsmouth in the morning and at night - I know because I sit in it. There are going to be a lot of people WANTING to move to Portsmouth because of the tolls. Especially good for the rental market.

The tolls are pretty ridiculous (particularly for the Downtown Tunnel.) But if Portsmouth's leadership plays the situation right, Portsmouth as a whole will benefit in the end (I don't really have faith that they will, as best I can tell they are morons and I can't vote for or against them unfortunately.) The real estate market however, is more dependent on the massive military presence - and it is going no where.
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Fri May 18, 2012
Robert Thompson answered:
Shan, I live in Portsmouth and can help you answer that question. Please give me a call at 403-5401.Thanks Bob
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Sat Feb 18, 2012
Bob Rouse answered:
Robert - to make a long story short, probably not. The bank that is taking the house now wants it gone. They generally aren't interested in being a landlord. The best advice you could get is start looking for a new place to live. With that said; however, as a tenant, assuming you have a valid lease, does give you some rights. Also, keep in mind that the bank will probably have a REALTOR come by and visit with you to determine what your plans are to vacate. One of the things they will probably want to talk with you about is "cash for keys." That means they might be willing to pay you to take your stuff and leave. After all, evictions can be messy. Good luck. ... more
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Fri May 13, 2011
Sara A Steele answered:
Diahann, I have just researched the address you have mentioned and don't see it listed for rent. The community in which the address is, is Shea Terrace. It is a waterfront community with residents of many years to young families moving in. When you get to town I will assist you in seeing the community as well as the neighboring ones. Yes, the people are friendly and there will be playmates for your children! ... more
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Tue Jan 11, 2011
Douglas Katz answered:
Hard is a relative description. If you have meet the requirements for the loan with repect to credit score, income and assets than you will get approved. While there are always exceptions and some gray area, it is pretty much pass/fail these days. There are a lot of programs available, however, so I would definitely speak with a lender to see which programs are best suited for you. ... more
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Sat Jun 6, 2009
Keith Sorem answered:
I would review the written reports. Written documents always supersede oral evidence. (this is not legal advice).

The main reason that buyers sue sellers is for non-disclosure. That means that the seller was aware of materials facts (facts that if the buyer were to be made aware might affect their decision to purchase). The time for discovery I think is three years from the time of discovery to take action, although that time may be different in your area).

The key here is "would the seller have reasonably known that they windows did not operate?" . If the seller writes that "all the windows operate" and they do not, that's a problem. The Realtor's responsibility is to reasonably know about the property condition. If you told them that all the windows needed to be operable, and they did not try each window, I do not know if the Realtor would be responsible. In most cases the Realtor is supposed to be professional but is not held to the same level of knowledge as a building inspector.

The paperwork will probably answer your questions. If in doubt, discuss the your Realtor or perhaps their broker. Did you purchase a home warranty? Some aspects might be covered.
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