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Swampscott : Real Estate Advice

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Tue May 2, 2017
Jasperjones76 answered:
If the new buyer buys with tenants in the units it's up to him to inform you of his intentions going forward. Buyer can give you a 30 day notice to quit for no cause as the new owner, or give you min. 30 day notice of rental increase. If original LL makes the sale contingent that the units are empty it is his responsibility to buy you out or file eviction based on " condition of sale". ... more
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Tue Jan 17, 2017
Maricris A answered:

I have emailed you regarding this concern.


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Thu Dec 15, 2016
Jimmy Rodriguez answered:
Hello, My name is Jimmy, I am a realtor and up front with no strings attached I would like the opportunity to help you out, answer questions for you and your household and give you information about the towns, schools and any other questions you may have.

Jimmy Rodriguez
Synergy Real Estate
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Tue Nov 10, 2015
Jared Swanson answered:
Hi Mario. I know you asked this question a while ago but never got an answer. Here you go...

In 2014, houses that sold in Swampscott averaged 91 days on market, and sold for about $527k (avg).

So far in 2015, we're up to 94 days on market and $557k sales price.
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Wed Jul 22, 2015
Christopher Fritts answered:
Work with an agent in your area who can help you with this.
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Sun May 25, 2014
hughes8bt answered:
Swampscott is a fabulous place to live. I have lived here since 1978 and raised three children here. 90% of time when I go to work I don't even lock my front door. I sell Real Estate here and my buyers have always been happy that they have purchased here. We are a 22 min train ride to Boston and have great shopping areas right here in town. Our beaches a beautiful. This town is really a hidden gem.-Nancy Hughes -Manager Jack Conway R.E. Swampscott ... more
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Mon Feb 24, 2014
Robert Hanson answered:
Depending on your income you may qualify for grants which can eliminate or reduce the down payment. If "solid" income means a lot you may not qualify. However, if "solid" means "stable", possibly you do! Here's a link to educate yourself on these.

We accept these grants as down payment when arranging mortgage financing for our clients and although not all banks will accept them, many will.

I am available to help you at your convenience if you wish.

I can do a full underwriting approval ahead of time if need be and I also offer credit score improvement programs for free while we work on your mortgage.

If you like my answer above, consider clicking on a “Thumbs Up” or “Best Answer”


Robert L. Hanson
Gladewater National Bank
First Time Homebuyer Specialist

Direct: 240-752-7549 Cell: 301-651-7822
NMLS# 695929

Rate quote or live chat with me at the link below:
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Mon Dec 9, 2013
Heath Coker answered:
You could use a search engine to map it and then use the street view to see it.

I would use a local rental professional to save time and money and also to make sure you don't miss a great rental.

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Tue Aug 13, 2013
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Tue Jul 30, 2013
Louis Wolfson answered:
Larry you are wrong, what is needed in real estate contract law, is an offer, an acceptance and compensation.

Enforcing a verbal offer is another matter as you know even with a written offer or a p&s it can be a challenge to get to the closing table. ... more
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Tue Jul 31, 2012
Heather LoRe - Available Now! answered:
Hi Maria,

I am just checking in to see if you have been able to see 24 Phillips Street in Swampscott or if you need any assistance in purchasing your new home.

Please let me know if I can help.


Heather LoRe, Realtor
Century 21 Spindler & O'Neil
Cell 978-604-6521 (talk or text)
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Sun Jun 3, 2012
knnicholson2 answered:
We are looking for a renter at 38 Village Rd., Middleton, MA. The unit is on the 3rd floor and has beautiful views of the Ferncroft golf course. The building requires an electronic fob for entrance, and she would have one parking space very close to the front entrance of the building and another in the parking garage. This is a wonderful community to live in with events throughout the year to meet your neighbors. She would feel extremely comfortable as there are residents who are in her age range. Please feel free to see our posting on Trulia and contact me if this sounds like a fit. ... more
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Sun May 13, 2012
Gene Clements answered:
A three bedroom home will attract many more buyers when you go to resell the home. You have to factor in your families needs and the three bedroom home will most likely be appraised higher so your tax bill will be higher.

Thank you,
Gene Clements
Owner/ Broker
Clements Realty Group
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Tue Aug 2, 2011
Austin Real Estate Partners answered:
Call your Mortgage Company and tell them you have not paid your taxes. They will pay it for you and you can spread it out over a couple of years.
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Wed Mar 30, 2011
Gaylepat answered:
FHA guidelines will allow you to use an FHA loan for a second home as long as it is your primary residence. So in other words, you can definitely get an FHA loan even though it is your second home because you actually plan to live in it.

Well I hope this helps!
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Tue Jun 15, 2010
Trevolyn Haines answered:
Hello Ms. Demarco,

You can hold an open house if you would like; just realize that the truth is the main reason agents hold open houses is to pick up new clients, if that client is interested in your home great. Of course if a buyer is interested in your home specifically, they can easily have any agent show it to them at a time that is convenient to the buyer and those clients are likely to be pre-qualified to purchase a home not just looky-loo's wanting to pick up decorating ideas. (Please be sure to think safety first: i.e. have someone do it with you, hide away all medicines, valuables & breakables, etc.). And Rudy's advice is great!

A much better option, and one that I think your agent will more readily agree to host, is a Broker Open House or Caravan/Tour. I would recommend that you make yours an event by serving a nice lunch or brunch (which your agent may be willing to provide) to encourage the agents to linger so they can get the most favorable impressions of your home. Many areas offer a lunch tour but if yours doesn't, ask to be the last home on the Caravan (which most areas have). If you live in a remote area, consider providing a $5 or $10 (depending on the distance) gas card or other incentive to the agents that come. Your agent should be more than happy to flyer the other real estate offices in the area & set up directional open house signs to make your home easy to find (and the general public may show up as well).

I also always encourage feedback from these professionals because they can give you great insight as to how your home stacks up against the competition which may give you ideas to improve the saleability of your home.

Best of luck with your home sale!
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Wed Jun 2, 2010
Anna M Brocco answered:
Depending on the amount down and the interest rate, very possible
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Fri Dec 7, 2007
Irena answered:
Well some are…..

Actually I think that the Byers are disillusioned since they are always waiting to see a better deal while some good properties get snatched in front of them. All of the sudden everyone is picky and the homes built in 30’ 40’ and 50’ are too old. And few years ago that was not an issue. I even saw a listing where a home built in 1930 was listed as antique. No one wants ranches and splits and everyone wants a Mc Mansion for free. What used to be no problem like wall paper in the room, today is a big obstacle for buyers.
People do not realize that location is all that matters and everything else can be fixed.

The home is not an investment tool it is a place to live in.
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Tue Nov 6, 2007
Peggy Gabour answered:
There is nothing "wrong" with a house that a price won't fix. Sell it "as is". There are many first time home buyers, construction guys etc who would love to get a hold of something like that ( for the right price) and
do a re-hab. I wouldn't wait out the winter - price it right and sell it. Interest rates are still good. For you, it is all about pricing. Speak to your realtor.
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