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Belal Mohd, Real Estate Pro in Rego Park, NY
Belal Mohd answered:
How important is zoning to you when considering a home purchase?
Very important. Zoning tells you what you can or can not do with the exterior, usage and much more. Always check the zoning.
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MaryAnn Riel, Real Estate Pro in Sutton, MA
MaryAnn Riel answered:
How do you convert 2 condos back into a single-owner 2-family house?
Check with the assessors office in your town and see if tax savings are likely if the conversion were completed. Two condos are usually more valuable than a two family and if you ever n ... more
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Tom and Joan…, Real Estate Pro in Boston, MA
Tom and Joanne Team answered:
I'll try and keep this short.. My parents own a beautiful 2 family home in Quincy. They are both in there 70's but in great health. My

If your not going to do the project yourself you might be best to sell the property as is and keep it a two family. There is such tight financing in today's market t ... more
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Abe Mills, Real Estate Pro in Greenville, SC
Abe Mills answered:
Have one agent both to buy and sell or have a separate buyers agent and sellers agent?
I would highly advise one agent. They will usually work for less than paying two, and as long as you are staying in the same area, they will know whats going on and where. A good a ... more
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Sherry Hale, Home Buyer in New Braunfels, TX
Sherry Hale answered:
Condo For sale. Lots of people at several open house events. No call-backs, no offers. Help?
The truth is condo's are not selling like single homes are. You just can't get your money back and its hard to get a loan now for townhouses and condo's. Sorry
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David Laven, Real Estate Pro in Boston, MA
David Laven answered:
Seller's Disclosures. Are they usually signed?
I would say about 50% of the time. Good question:)


p.s. please check my web referenceto see Somerville homes for sale!
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Rona Fischman, Real Estate Pro in Cambridge, MA
Rona Fischman answered:
if i go to a open house without my buyers broker, will he still be paid a commission fron the other company
I've been a buyer's broker since 1991.
When you walk in, tell the agent that you are working with a buyer's broker. If the agent makes a fuss about the commission, walk out.
Call yo ... more
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Rona Fischman, Real Estate Pro in Cambridge, MA
Rona Fischman answered:
Sell first, Wait and then buy?
If your life can handle the stress of moving twice, then sell in the spring market and buy in the fall market. Prices tend to be at their highest in the spring, so take advantage of the ... more
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Yannis Tsits…,  in 01742
Yannis Tsitsas answered:
Do I qualify for Mass housing programs for a 3% down payment if I am a foreign national?
Hi Adonis:
Mass advantage can answer that question for you. Before the loan crisis the foreign nationals were required to put at least 25% down payment. Recently a lot of the lenders s ... more
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DebOnTheWeb, Real Estate Pro in Medford, MA
DebOnTheWeb answered:
We own a condo in a 2-family house where we'd like to stay long-term.
Hi Pam,

Congratulations on asking a question that I haven't heard in my 17 years of selling real estate around Somerville! Yes, you're right that a new deed would need to be drawn u ... more
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