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Home Buying in Portsmouth : Real Estate Advice

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Ginabean621, Home Buyer in Mantua, NJ
Thu Oct 6, 2016
Ginabean621 answered:
How do i filter my search to show only mobile homes on private property?
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Suzanne MacD…, Real Estate Pro in Morristown, NJ
Sun Aug 3, 2014
Suzanne MacDowell answered:
You will need to read the contract carefully for the answer. You may want to consult with an attorney. You will also need to keep in mind that the agent will not help you through the rest of the process, for example, the home inspection, the mortgage commitment, the negotiations, etc., without some kind of compensation. ... more
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Murphy Team, Real Estate Pro in Portland, ME
Tue Jul 22, 2014
Murphy Team answered:
Yes you are if the contract is in force when you view the property. Your agent may be able to get you a better deal than you could on your own. We have done so with clients in the past.
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Jim Albert, Real Estate Pro in Portsmouth, NH
Mon Mar 31, 2014
Jim Albert answered:
Hi Chris,
Looking for a Buyers Agent, Rye and Portsmouth.
I am an Exclusive Buyers Agent with Buyers Brokers of the Seacoast.
We Only represent Buyers and have done so for the past 20 years in the Seacoast.
If you would like to check me out see contact info below.
thank you very much,
Jim Albert
Associate Broker
NH and Maine
Buyers Brokers of the Seacoast
33 Deer St., Suite 4A
Portsmouth, NH 03801
Mobile 603.867.3290
Office 800.654.9935 x199
Fax 603.372.2880
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Emil Uliano, Real Estate Pro in Portsmouth, NH
Thu Jan 9, 2014
Emil Uliano answered:
Hi Scott,

Maple Haven is one of the few neighborhoods in Portsmouth where you can still find reasonably priced single family homes under 300K. For more of a breakdown concerning specific neighborhoods I like the website City-Data, here is the link for Maple Haven:

The rental market in Portsmouth is still very strong, the closer you are to Downtown the higher the rents will be. For the property you described you would be able to ask anywhere from $1800 - $2000/month.

Any other questions please feel free to contact me. Good luck!

Emil Uliano, Realtor
Great Island Realty
40 Pleasant St
Portsmouth, NH 03801
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Diane Silva, Real Estate Pro in Portsmouth, NH
Mon Nov 11, 2013
Diane Silva answered:
Dear Cromano,

One more quick point - knowing the property taxes in each town is helpful, however, sales price is usually higher in the towns with lower property taxes. A town like Kingston or Brentwood might be good for you....and, they are south of Portsmouth. I commute to Mass. almost daily and know that there are towns off Rte. 95 that you should investigate.

Best of luck to you and feel free to contact me when you have your house under agreement since then you are ready to buy and you will get a better overall "deal" this way!......603-294-5717. Thanks again, Diane Silva
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Scott Godzyk, Real Estate Pro in Manchester, NH
Tue Jul 2, 2013
Scott Godzyk answered:
You should have your buyer agent check the deed for rights of way or any easements. It will be great if you want easy access but may be a busy and noisy area if a lot of people are using it. You have to weigh what you like against what could be having people coming and going. ... more
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Susan Trelea…, Real Estate Pro in Portsmouth, VA
Wed May 1, 2013
Susan Treleaven answered:
HI Mallard, Often it is the listing agent who hires these folks so your best bet would be to join a REALTOR organization as an Affiliate and get to meet REALTORS at meetings and events where you can market your services to them. Seacoast Board of REALTORS covers most of Rockingham County while the Strafford County Board of REALTORS covers Strafford County. hope this helps, best of luck-Susan Treleaven Kellwer Williams Coastal Realty ... more
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Scott Godzyk, Real Estate Pro in Manchester, NH
Mon Mar 25, 2013
Scott Godzyk answered:
With properties now increasing in value, now may be a great time to purchase in this popular area. Most people who are planning to move out of state do sell the home and take the profit. There are some who decdie to rent. the key decision is often can they afford to pay the mortgage if the house were to go vacant for a short time. I manage homes for rent and there are other companies who do as well. If you would like to email me direct I can quote you managament fees, but they can not be discussed on an open forum due to federal anti trust laws. You would then need to look at what the home would rent for compared to your monthly cost and see if teh risk is worth the reward. if you would like help in finding a home, i would love to help you.

Scott Godzyk
The #1 Trulia Agent in NH
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Scott Godzyk, Real Estate Pro in Manchester, NH
Mon Mar 25, 2013
Scott Godzyk answered:
It is standard in the builders contract which looks out for the builder. It can be included for both homes being built and already up if you simply include it in your offer. Having a Buyer broker who is WELL experienced in new homes can easily guide you through buying new construction as it can be one of the tougher and more stressfull types of purchases if not done right. ... more
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Mark Danoski, Real Estate Pro in Berlin, NH
Fri Feb 15, 2013
Mark Danoski answered:
If you have a good down payment, then yes. The bigger the down payment, the better your chances! Little or no down payment decreases your odds though unless you have something to use for collateral. ... more
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Mark Danoski, Real Estate Pro in Berlin, NH
Fri Feb 15, 2013
Mark Danoski answered:
Tell your Realtor why you're not satisfied. It may just be a misunderstanding. And, don't worry about hurting their feelings . . . we're not that sensitive (most of us).
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Mark Danoski, Real Estate Pro in Berlin, NH
Fri Feb 15, 2013
Mark Danoski answered:
You need to do the math.

Until you sell: How much will it cost to create the in-law suite and how much will you get for rent. Figure your return on investment conservatively.

Typically, in my area anyway, ROI is negative for this type of addition. Ask your realtor regarding resale in your area though. ... more
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Scott Godzyk, Real Estate Pro in Manchester, NH
Sun Jul 22, 2012
Scott Godzyk answered:
Unfortanately without an an address I can not get that for you, please either add some detail or email me direct and I can look it up for you
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Michael Huff…, Real Estate Pro in Englewood, CO
Sat Jul 21, 2012
Michael Huffman answered:
Scott Godzyk, Real Estate Pro in Manchester, NH
Sat Jul 21, 2012
Scott Godzyk answered:
Unfortanately the only one that can fix is the listing agent, most mistakes happen when automatic feeds take listings from the mls and transpose them into Trulia. Some fields do not match and show they are condos. Click on the profile of the listing agent and email them direct with your concern. ... more
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Irina Karan, Real Estate Pro in Aventura, FL
Wed Apr 25, 2012
Irina Karan answered:
Hello Andrew,

I have tried doing a similar thing after my buyer's short sale deal fell apart - as the sellers attorney, doing negotiation, didn't do much and the bank rejected the matter what the listing agent and I did to make the deal happen (the attorney didn't allow any access to the bank).

I was even able to get to the right person - the asset manager inside the bank - but she would not consider my buyers' great offer (cash and even over market price), their desire to pay off the condo association 35K dues, or my "only one agent's" commissions.

The property went on the market at the same price my buyer was offering, in July 2011, stayed on the market for 5 months, with one price reduction and the listing expired. The condo did not sell at all.

My buyers were no longer interested in buying a condo by then and wanted a house instead.

The bank still didn't sell or rent this condo, to this day - and the maintenance fee is $1,500/mo. and the bank is also paying real estate taxes and assessment on the property (a large one, as balconies are being repaired).

Despite a huge potential loss, CMAs, quick sale and cash buyer consideration - the bank's representative could care less about her employer making/not loosing money. I hope this experince is not common, but I have talked to other agents - and many had similar experiences with asset managers.

If anything, try to become this bank's REO agent (if this fits your business model).

Hope this helps,

Irina Karan
Beachfront Realty, Inc.
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Scott McCaul…, Real Estate Pro in Portsmouth, NH
Mon Apr 23, 2012
Scott McCauley answered:
I have to agree with Lili... the Seacoast is the place to be! As a lifelong Portsmouth resident, I appreciate all parts of the state, but the Seacoast is special. The history, charm, amazizing properties and quality of life are all parts that make the Seacoast a preferred destination. Good luck!

Scott McCauley
Licensed Mortgage Planner
Regency Mortgage
NMLS # 174108
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Scott Godzyk, Real Estate Pro in Manchester, NH
Mon Sep 7, 2009
Scott Godzyk answered:
Unless the previous owner did something illegal such as manufactured drugs, stored hazordous waste or such, any defect (leaking roof, water in basement, broken windows etc.) will be the banks responsibility after the property is transferred by a deed in lieu of foreclosure. ... more
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