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Home Selling in Worcester : Real Estate Advice

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Fri Aug 12, 2016
Edwin Blas asked:
came to our home we have a verbal agreement about price, now we are working on getting it in writing but he has requested a mortgage statement, should we disclose upfront or wait for purchase…
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Thu Jun 2, 2016
lindacomforti asked:
My dining room is small, forier size, an holds a pellet stove, cureently used for my office. I need to replace the carpet in the living room. Should I put hardwoods an stage as a half living…
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Fri Aug 7, 2015
MaryAnn Riel answered:
Hi, I just added solar (up and running now) and believe that my contract is assignable with Solar City! Any Green effort is worthwhile, utility bills are skyrocketing and the planet is dirty. Go for it.... but have an attorney review the contract if you are not comfortable with the details and language. ... more
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Fri Aug 7, 2015
MaryAnn Riel answered:
Only if your name is on the deed or any mortgages on the property have your signature on the notes? Seek legal advice but start your search on local public records for a copy of the deed is recorded there! ... more
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Mon Apr 13, 2015
UpNest Top Realtors answered:
I noticed that this question was asked about a long time ago, but we want to contribute for anyone else that comes across this thread.

Commission is always negotiable, and the Department of Justice even condones it as good competitive behavior among agents. The seller does pay the commission that covers both agents. But in a way, the buyers also pay for it since commission rates are typically accounted for in the selling price.

Many agents are willing to be flexible on commission rates, but it's not something they like to advertise. And most clients are not very capable or comfortable negotiating rates.

At UpNest (, we created an online marketplace where home sellers can confidentially submit their homes, and multiple top local agents will compete to obtain your listing. Some agents lower their commission rates to stand out, and every agent that submits a proposal is an experienced agent, so it's not the same as working with a low grade discount brokerage.

Hope that helps!
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Wed Mar 18, 2015
Maureen H Brennan, Broker answered:
The attorney normally does all governemnt required forms as part of the closing at the closing table. You need your social security number and a govenment issued phtoto id.
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Mon Jul 5, 2010
Christine Moran Realtor & Notary answered:
If you are not happy you will blame your agent for the house not selling. Talk to the office manager and get another agent from the same office. Some people are like oil and water. No hard feelings its all business. ... more
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Mon Jul 21, 2008
Mr. Melby answered:
Ask your lawyer to explain the difference between a "void and a "voidable" contract as related to any mental impairment due to being under the influence of the narcotics under Massachusetts law. ... more
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Sat Mar 8, 2008
Angela Dolber answered:
R.C. - you would probably have to check with the zoning of the lot to see if it could indeed be split into two lots if going that route when selling it. That is always something that a builder will think about, especially if he can get a second lot out of it. Generally it can cost up to $20,000 or so to tear down a house, then clear the debris, etc. so if selling it as a tear down and a lot, you should account for that in the price. Plus, it would depend on if the home is structurally unsafe and that's why it should be torn down, or is it something that could be rehabbed by a licensed contractor who has an interest in doing that type of thing? So I think you can market it either way depending on the true condition of the house currently on the lot. Hope this gives you more food for thought. If you have any other questions, feel free to contact me anytime. Angela Dolber, Realtor, Prudential Prime Properties, ... more
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Thu Feb 28, 2008
Greg answered:
Most apt. sales in my area of expertise are completed with littile disruption to the tenants. Interior inspections are completd AFTER an accepted Purchase and Sale agreement. What's the point of an inspection if the price and terms can't be agreed upon? Upon review of the income and expense, the neighborhood, the exterior, all of those issues of concern to a Buyer are addressed, (except the notice to tenants of intent to enter). You can even insist upon loan approval subject to an appraisal, the sale can be close to 100% completed prior to anyone "finding out" Call a commercial Broker ... more
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