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Home Buying in Westford : Real Estate Advice

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Thu Apr 9, 2015
Jackson Willis answered:
There are so many things that will affect the cost of your insurance. The size and location of the house are big. Your credit score will be looked at closely. Beyond those two major things there are a ton of other things that will be evaluated when you get insurance. I would suggest talking to your current insurance company to see if there is any way you can bundle your car insurance to your home. I know a lot of people save money that way, you might be able to bundle other types of insurance too. You never know if you don't ask.
http://www.saferoadinsurance.com/homeowner-insurance/
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Tue Jan 13, 2015
Andrew OC answered:
It's a lot easier if you just let seller's title insurance company take care the problem. They must clear the title for the escrow to close. At the closing, you can purchase a good title insurance policy that will cover all of possible title problems for the new owner.

If you want to find out the title chain yourself, you can get an online title report within few minutes on website such as http://www.nextace.com (title record search) or http://www.searchq.com (free property report).
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Fri Jun 20, 2014
Craig Chemaly answered:
I live right down the street in Tyngsboro and I have a septic system from 1982. The systems are very simple and most of the time, if they pass Title V, they should be fine. I would say that if you are selling the house, the Title V should be more than enough to satisfy any potential buyer. If YOU are the potential buyer and have concerns, you can write an offer (or I can write it for you ;-) that is contingent on a more thorough inspection. You can even put in a request that the seller pay for the additional inspection. It shouldn't be too expensive. Generally they introduce a GPS tracker into the system somewhere and follow it to make sure everything is flowing smoothly.

Please contact me anytime if I can be of any assistance! :-)
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Tue Nov 26, 2013
Bill Pozerycki & Linda Arpino answered:
Hello, As of now, this is only for sale. Would you like an appointment to see the unit?
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Wed Oct 16, 2013
Kevin Mangiaracine answered:
Title V is a state law, but towns are granted the ability to mandate more strict rules. For new construction, inspections and certificates of compliance are granted by the governing Board of Health.. For re-sales, state licensed inspectors provide the inspections and pass/fail reports. Closing attorneys assure the certifications have, in fact, been done. Kevin M 978-407-4807 ... more
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Mon Jul 15, 2013
Heath Coker answered:
If you are not going to have your own inspection done, you could have more problems.
However, a home inspector and getting terminix back out there to look for more bugs is a better hedge against future problems.
The existing treatment contract may be assumable, too.


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Tue Jun 4, 2013
Kenzo Tatsuno answered:
Unfortunately this will be a long commute assuming you are working normal business hours, have you already purchased in Westford?
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Mon Apr 29, 2013
Joanne Sullivan answered:
We are in full bloom in Spring Market ! Interest rates are at record lows, great time to buy and sell ! Inventory is very low.. great time to sell your home ! Call today for a private consultation on the market value of your home . Call today... 978-761 1622 ... more
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Thu Apr 4, 2013
sudhakar kaushik answered:
Blanchard road/ bixby lane has set of nice condos with a lake, tennis courts
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Mon Jan 14, 2013
Territory.com answered:
Here are the sale stat's from the last year in Westford: 3+bedroom single family homes:

Total Number Sold:218
Avg. Living Area Square Footage: 2,514.84
Avg. List Price: $502,045
Avg. Sale Price: $490,156
Avg. Days On Market: 115.74

Taxes will be based on the size of the home so it can range anywhere from +-$4,000 to +-$15,000/yr, the average will probably be somewhere between $7,000-8,500/year

Here is every property currently on the market in Westford:
http://www.territory.com/search?search_string=WESTFORD&min_price=%240&max_price=%240&property_type[]=SF&property_type[]=CC&min_beds=&max_beds=&min_baths=&max_baths=&min_living_area=&max_living_area=&min_year_built=&max_year_built=&min_days_listed=&max_days_listed=

I hope that helps get you started!

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Thu Jan 10, 2013
Jennifer Erickson answered:
The Westford tax rate is currently 15.55 per $1000 of assessed value. There are currently 10 homes for sale in Westford that have 3 bedrooms and 2 bathrooms. The price range on these 10 homes is $249,900 to $579,900. The real estate taxes are listed between $4,062 to $7,403.36. If you would like more information on surrounding towns please let me know and I will get you numbers. If I can help you in any way please check out my website and feel free to contact me. ... more
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Thu Sep 6, 2012
Heath Coker answered:
In any association there will be those who love it and those who aren't as happy. Find out who the leader of the association is and have a talk with them. Then ask the people you see in the area. If the info from one matches what the others say, you may have a winner. If there are differences, you will need to look deeper, or look elsewhere.


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Thu Jun 7, 2012
Westford Denizen answered:
homes are nice. owners tend not to maintain exteriors well (broken mailboxes held together with duct tape are rampant in neighborhood). variable quality of landscaping.
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Tue Jun 5, 2012
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Thu Apr 19, 2012
Janet answered:
I have lived in this neighborhood for 15 years HPG1 - HOA is annual fee for mainly waste treatment plant and common ballpark field and misc areas. I have also personally toured the treatment plant - never have to worry about Title V as this is DEP regulated. I am also a realtor who has sold 10 homes here so I am very familiar with this area. Anual fee is $900. Great neighborhood for walking, biking, close to schools and 495/Acton/Littleton line.

Janet Morano
Realtor
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Tue Sep 6, 2011
Jeff Josephsen answered:
This is the Home Owners Association. They have a book of rules that they must abide by call the CC&R's. This may look like a daunting set of documents, but really they only take about a half hour to peruse. Make sure you look through them beofre closing on a purchase. ... more
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Thu Sep 16, 2010
Irena answered:
There are currently 6 units available (not counting FSBO) and it is a big complex. Had a few OH there before. There are some assessments TBD. through 2013, to repair driveways, walkways, garage roofs, replaster the pool, resurface the tennis courts, replace street lights and to the clubhouse. Some units have paid in full the roof assessments of 2003, and some are paying through 2013 as well.
Occasionally there are defaults in Association fees and the last one has been resolved recently. In the past few years only one unit has been foreclosed on through the Association lien, other than that it has been a “stable” complex. The condo fees are on the high end but so are the expenses.
Hope this helps.
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Tue Jul 6, 2010
Heidi Zizza answered:
I agree with both answers below! If you want to know about a neighborhood ask a neighbor!
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Sun Jun 13, 2010
Ken Lambert answered:
Hello Praks- There are many questions here. Yes, the type of business is critical to determine the kind of property. Do you need OH doors, like a warehouse building? Do you need it to be streetfront? Do you need or want "walk-in" traffic? Retail or not?
Many times when you buy or lease something you will also have to spend some $$ in fitting the building to your exact use. Often called a tenant fit-up.
Check out www.loopnet.com where you can do some initial searches for free, but you have to register there. If you need any other help with this, please let me know. Thanks and good luck,
Ken L.

PS- Your "group"- is it an LLC or some kind of corporation? If not, you probably won't be able to get a commercial mortgage on this place- assuming you need financing...
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