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Home Buying in Taunton : Real Estate Advice

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Tue May 3, 2016
Mstrategis asked:
Rent to buy properties can be a great way to get the house or condo you want if you're not quite ready to make that leap into a mortgage but there are other considerations to keep in mind.…
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Thu Apr 21, 2016
Mstrategis asked:
There are pro's and con's on both sides of renter vs. resident. It's not a decision to be made lightly. Read the blog post by Mechanics Cooperative attached to get a little more insight…
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Thu Apr 7, 2016
Mstrategis asked:
Just a helpful blog post by Mechanics Cooperative. Give it a look if your looking for help.
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Tue Mar 29, 2016
Mstrategis asked:
Mechanics Cooperative has the answer! This is a really helpful blog post for first-time buyers. There's no such thing as too much information so check it out on their Blog http://b…
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Fri Mar 18, 2016
Mstrategis asked:
The idea of a multi family property has caught my attention in my search for a home. A multi-family property is one in which in the owner typically lives in one unit and then rents one or…
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Mon Nov 9, 2015
Doug McNeilly answered:
I would contact the Attorney you used for the transaction. For a house to sell in MA (there are some exceptions), a Title 5 Inspection must have been conducted within two years of the Closing (or three years if there is a record of annual pumping) if it has a Septic System. ... more
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Tue Mar 24, 2015
David Charette asked:
I am looking for clients who are looking to purchase a home, this can be first time home buyer, investor, or someone looking to downsize / upsize give me a call 508-631-2009
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Tue Sep 23, 2014
Richard Shapiro answered:
It's possible but most lenders and brokers have min scores, typically 620 or 640 depending on the company. We do offer credit expert which allows us to run your credit and identify any quick solutions that could be done to raise your score. It only takes a few minutes to do and if you follow the recomendation (assuming you have improvement potential), it could be just a few days once you have corrected any accounts. ... more
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Fri Nov 22, 2013
Heath Coker answered:
I would contact a legal professional to help with this answer and to save time and money.
(I'm on the Cape, but I can help you choose a local pro if you want help doing so.)

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Sat Apr 6, 2013
ken rodrigues answered:
The area is very nice are you interested in renting or buying?
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Tue Mar 19, 2013
Jennifer Poillucci answered:
This house on Short St is currently on the market for 169,999. If you are still interested in the home, please let me know and I will be happy to arrange a showing. If you are interested in rehab properties, you should consider having your own buyer's agent to keep an eye out for properties that may interest you or who you can call with any questions about properties that interest you. Contacting a listing agent directly about homes that interest you is fine but they are only protecting the seller and have no loyalty to you as you are not their client but just a customer. Please give me a call at 508-472-1057 or log on to my website if you would like more information. Thanks. ... more
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Mon Mar 18, 2013 answered:
Great website to find out crime by street:

Hope that helps!
Massachusetts Premier Buyer Brokerage
617 848 5407 x706
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Tue Jan 29, 2013
Heath Coker answered:
There was one that expired.
Call the listing professionals and ask:
Kelly Lewis Realty/Church Green Real Estate Services (508) 823-6184 Listing Agent: Kelly Lewis (508) 942-1044

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Thu Jan 17, 2013
Kristine Erickson answered:
If the sale did not go through as long as you did not sign anything saying you would pay a fee regardless of out come you should be all set.
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Sun Nov 25, 2012
Mikel DeFrancesco answered:
We've always had success in the "slower" times. Yes, there are fewer buyers but there are much fewer houses to compete with. Don't let the tail wag the dog... when you are ready to sel... put the house on the market with a proper marketing plan and it will sell. ... more
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Thu Oct 11, 2012
Jennifer Poillucci answered:
Buying a mobile home is not necessarily the same as buying a home. There are factors to consider such as whether you are financing the land and the mobile home or just the mobile home itself. You need to determine this first. If the mobile home is part of a mobile home park, you can ask the management company what type of financing is typically used. Once you have this information, the next step is to call a bank. Typically, a short sale has a negative effect on your credit score and would make it difficult to obtain financing for another home right away. A mortgage broker or bank would be able to look at your financial particulars and answer this question more specifically to your circumstances. If you need a reputable person to contact, please let me know.

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Mon Nov 8, 2010
Louis Wolfson answered:
Cheryl, I see many answers from all sorts of agents from all sorts of locations throughout the country, myself included. Taunton is typically a tougher market as most of your major retailers are on the Raynham side coming into town. So much has to do with your exact location and the amount of land you have. The commercial market is not hurting right now, there is still very little well located commercial property available for sale. I can give you an experts opinion if you want.


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Sun May 30, 2010
Ken Lambert answered:
You may want to ask for one more extension- maybe an additional few days. Talk to the owner of the mortgage company as well- if its a small company. If not, at least talk to the branch manager of the loan company. They have to feel a little of the pressure that you're feeling as well. Or they should be.
Part of your P&S is a mortgage contingency. If you cannot get the mortgage by the specified date, and you have done everything that YOU can do, legally the RE company cannot keep your down payment. Check your P&S wording and the dates in it. Check the financing contingency.
If you need any further help, feel free to contact. Thanks, and good luck,
Ken L.
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Fri Oct 2, 2009
Lori Lincoln answered:
An appraisal contingency protects home buyers from buying a home that could be valued less than what it is really worth. The process is that a mortgage broker or bank will assign a professional appraiser to compare other similar sold properties to the one you are buying. When the appraiser looks at the comparables, he or she will place a value on the property through using a lengthy evaluation.
It is important that you understand this so you will know why an appraisal contingency is very important if you are a buyer.
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