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Mon Mar 16, 2015
Dale Steinmetz asked:
They say they are missionaries in Africa. House descriptions and prices don't match. No face to face or phone contact with them.
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Wed Mar 5, 2014
Jane Becker answered:
It sounds to me that you just did not find the right buyer agent to work with you. Keep looking and ask for recommendations. Google real estate agents and read reviews. A buyer agent can be invaluable. Where it costs you no more money to use one, why wouldn't you? ... more
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Mon Apr 22, 2013
Heath Coker answered:
I would contact a local lending professional to help with this answer.
There is not enough detail in your question.

I know this guy can be helpful:
Bob Tranchell Total Mortgage Services LLC (508) 367-5731 cell

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Thu Jun 21, 2012
Marie Souza Team answered:
How did you make out? We like to hear updates when we give advice!
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Mon May 7, 2012
Lynne Hagopian answered:
Previous loans are usually listed at the registry of deeds for the area in which the property is located. This can be found at You can also check with the town to make sure there are no outstanding debts owed like back taxes, rubbish removal, sewer and water etc. Though these may come up as your attorney prepares for the closing, it would be good to know up front at time of offer.

If I can be of help, please call me at 508 648-0393

Lynne Hagopian
Hammond Residential
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Tue Sep 1, 2009
Michael Giles answered:
I have found that once the bank has aquired the property and has it listed, you can usually get an answer within a week. Most will want you to sign the banks addendums and the p&s within 48 hours of acceptance allowing no changes to be made to the paperwork. The common snag is obtaining a clean title. Often times the title search will uncover issues that need to be addressed before the bank can legally come to the closing table.

You should take TerritoryRE's advice and find yourself a good Buyer's Agent that has had experience in bank owned properties. Make sure your agent does a market analysis, I have had three recent encounters where the bank has foreclosed and re listed the home 15-25k higher than what the previous agent was trying to get for a short sale.
Good Luck!
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