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Sun May 22, 2016
Dr Barry Freedman asked:
Wed Mar 9, 2016
Kutty asked:
Hello,

We are in the process of building a new home and were about to sign P&S when we discovered a discrepancy in the sq ft.

Basically, we agreed on a price for a 3000 sq ft plan…
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Sat Oct 31, 2015
Jeremyiron84 answered:
I just had a quick question I was hoping you could help me with. I am in the process of purchasing a home that has a radon mitigation system installed. the house has a basement that is 60% finished so my wife and I thought this was a very good thing. When we had the house tested it came back with a reading of 3.8 pciL, which we thought was pretty high for a system being in place. The system is10 years old could this play an affect as to why its so high? if we change the fan would this help the problem or would a new system need to be installed? ... more
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Thu Jul 23, 2015
Austin Partain answered:
Adjust now. There are still plenty of buyers during July and waiting to August would only delay the potential sale of your home.
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Fri May 8, 2015
Jsocky23 answered:
Audrey, someone whom I am looking to rent from gave me that phone number as well. I looked it up and the internet says it is a landline in Los Angeles. Is the person's name Nilce nohemi Clyde or Donna Riedemann? ... more
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Wed Nov 19, 2014
Margaret Minghui Call answered:
Hi,

I am a Mandarin Chinese Speaking salesperson at Weichert Realtors-Channing Real Estate in Cambridge Mass. I would be happy to help you with your home search in the Greater Boston area Massachussetts.


Margaret Minghui Call
781-803-0870
margaret.cambridgehomesearch.com
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Sun May 18, 2014
Murphy Team answered:
You can/may choose to accept Disclosed Dual Agency where the listing agent represents both parties. This is practiced quite often. We recommend, however, that you enlist the services of a Buyer Agent where you are a Client of this agent. This evens the playing field and gives you a professional advocate in the transaction.

Ask to see what we call a "Form 3" which is a state and Real Estate Commission required form describing the various relationships available to you in our industry.

Simply said, you are free to use whomever you please to represent you.
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Sun May 18, 2014
Murphy Team answered:
If most homes you are looking at have sump pumps, it is not such a red flag. There are battery back-up systems for sump pumps and there are companies who specialize in waterproofing basements. Get a free estimate on this cost and try to negotiate all or part of this cost.

Impossible to comment on the crossbeam.

Asbestos siding is common in many areas. We are told it is a great insulator and a very strong product. Some people cover the siding with tyvec and vinyl and just leave it there forever.
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Sun May 18, 2014
Murphy Team answered:
Different lenders have different criteria with respect to what are "acceptable" items to lump into seller-paid closing costs. Check with your lender to determine that all the funds committed by the seller are going to be used up. ... more
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Wed Mar 30, 2011
Thomas Green answered:
Hi Eirinn,
I would agree with all the responses that recommend these are all things that will add value. Maybe not a full return on investment but none the less these will add a degree of value. One thing that really comes to mind is this. If you do the updates and decide you are going to move on after a few years you yourself will have had the opportunity to enjoy the updated space and when you list the property these items will not be used against you during the negotiating process because your home will be in move in or near move in condition to current standards.

Lastly, is the electrical that is just a matter of safety. I personally think that issue should be addressed above anything else.
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