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Westfield : Real Estate Advice

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Wed Mar 29, 2017
Erika Chrystal asked:
Just curious if anyone in New England has used the Federal Home Loan Bank of Boston's equity builder program.
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Mon May 4, 2015
Al Roppolo answered:
Yes, absolutely...In my opinion, Realtors should carry themselves and dress in a professional manner.
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Wed Aug 13, 2014
John Hook answered:
Work, it's that simple. Siting behind a desk will get you nowhere. Go out and talk to people. Pick a neighborhood and go door to door introducing yourself. Go into businesses and introduce yourself. The more people you talk to the more you will stir up. Remember most potential deals will not pan out. You have to get lots of activity to get deals that close. ... more
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Wed Aug 13, 2014
Lisa Wetzel and Jim Valentine answered:
Find a Russian person to help. My mother-in-law was Russian, they have groups t help each other Look for a "Russian Club" if you can't find an agent, escrow office, or loan officer to help you!

Lisa Wetzel and Jim Valentine

Certified Distressed Property Expert, CDPE
RE/MAX Realty Affiliates
1320 Hwy 395
Gardnerville, NV 89410
775-781-5472 Lisa
775-781-3704 Jim
775-781-3703 Jessie
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Mon Jan 6, 2014
Christine Moran Realtor & Notary answered:
It is listed by our company but is a short sale that has an accepted offer. It is waiting for bank approval.
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Fri Sep 27, 2013
Lucy Cordero answered:
Yes look no further :) My hands on experience with home renovations, custom home designs, and home staging help set me apart. These skills give me the advantage you're looking for.
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Thu Jun 20, 2013
Sandra Merlini answered:

I can help you! If you have good credit you can qualify. I can work with you to make connections as well as find you a home...

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Thu Jun 20, 2013
Sandra Merlini answered:

There are no money down mortgages available to you. Do you have good credit? Are you a first time home buyer? What community would you like to live in? I can make it happen for you...I have all the information to help you find a home with no money down!

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Thu Jun 13, 2013
Christine Moran Realtor & Notary answered:
I find craigslist to be the best place for lower priced rentals.
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Sun Oct 7, 2012
Sandra Merlini answered:
Welcome from Portugal!

First things first...I would apply for jobs first. Then depending on where you get hired you can decide a location to live. When you are ready to buy a house you can check out my web-site at FIRST CHOICE REAL ESTATE I can advise you on how to get pre-approved for a mortgage with little or no money down!

Good Luck,
Sandi Merlini
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Sun Sep 9, 2012
Lou Mayo answered:
I would say it depends on what your viewing.
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Tue Mar 27, 2012 answered:
We are extremely investor friendly and are notorious for our negotiation skills.

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Sat Mar 24, 2012
Paula Goldrup Waldroup answered:
The air traffic noise varies on what end of the runway they take off from and if it is a calm quiet day or not. That being said I live at the end of the north runway and the impact it has on my life is very minimal. They on average take off twice a day and depending on how many take off it might interrupt my phone conversation by a minute to two the most.

I hope this helps you.
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Tue Feb 14, 2012
Julianne Krutka answered:
Dear Amy,

Call Paula Waldroup at Park Square Realty....413-485-7386. She has a rental in Russell, great house, great lot, currently vacant...monthly rent 1600 but worth a shot at negotiating. Paula and I have both set up rentals here in Russell for folks working at Barnes. The commute isn't more than 20 minutes on a good traffic day. Paula's rental is only a few short minutes from the Police Barracks in Russell, about 7 or 8 miles (10 minutes) from the center of Westfield.

Wishing you the best!

Kind regards,
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Tue Jul 5, 2011
Cranberry answered:
Thank you, everyone!

Yes, I was satisfied with the prices of the homes that sold quickly. My realtor's suggested listing price is on the lower end of that range. She also suggested that we list it at that price for 2 weeks and then drop it $3,000. So we'll see what happens.

I'd still love to move into an apartment early, but am playing things by ear for now. I still have some painting and floor work to do before it goes on the market.

Interesting that people wouldn't want to look at a home if an animal lived there....but it makes sense. I know people with animals whose houses are...well...gross. I don't think mine is, but I've gotten into the habit of vacuuming every day and will have the carpets professionally cleaned before the house goes on the market. And I've asked friends to honestly tell me whether the house smells like cat - they all said no. My realtor said it didn't smell either. But I can see the concern.

I also talked to a friend who sold a condo a couple of years ago. He said that there were many times on the weekends that he, his wife, and daughter had to leave at a moment's notice so that their place could be shown. (They were at work and school all day during the week, so that was never a problem.)

Oh, decisions, decisions! :)
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Tue Dec 14, 2010
Ruth and Perry Mistry answered:
Hi Ragazinna:

Thanks for the update. Clearly, it will be tough to get your security deposit back with a landlord
as explained. Sadly, he can write a letter but cant call saying that the heat will be being turned off.

Also, you can check with Springfield County accessor's office to check if the ownership has passed
from the Owners name to a Bank, that would indicate that it has been auctioned off. Also check if the Taxes have been paid? If Taxes are not paid, then find out if it has been for 6 months or 12 months

The challenge comes up when a property is acquired at auction by a New Owner for their Principal Residence. Also prudent to call the Springfield Rent board to figure out your rights.

Here are some good links to start:

Good luck and keep us posted.

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Sat Nov 27, 2010 answered:
Here is everything on the market in Westfield:
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Fri Oct 15, 2010
Amy Mullen answered:
Very true Andrew! I was just working on a listing for a major complex and had that on the brain!
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Mon Mar 22, 2010
Dan Chase answered:
You can always go to your [profile and delete any question you asked there. Under the Q&A section you will see your questions with a delete line you can use.
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