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Wed Dec 31, 2008
Lori Rossi answered:
It depends on what you got for a rate in July, and if there is a prepayment penalty. Check your paperwork-if there is no prepayment penalty and you can cut your rate by 1% or more, it may be worth looking into. ... more
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Tue Dec 23, 2008
Voices Member answered:
Steve, You can find information on that here...

You can also break it down into zip codes or neighborhoods. The information is based on public records

Best to ya, Dunes
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Sat May 9, 2009
Dallas Texas answered:
Your best resource with current update foreclosure lists contact a local real estate agent who can work with your specification, lender approval. Realtor can place you on automatic email alert once a foreclosure hits MLS you are emailed ASAP. FREE, other websites you are correct outdated, not current, not factual, posting in MLS realtors have post accurate info, than loss leaders. ... more
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Sat Oct 25, 2008
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Wed Oct 8, 2008 answered:
Depends on location, sold comparables and market data, property condition, how much land it sits on, the way the property is currently priced (is it over priced vs under priced), and how/if much money the seller will be losing with that kind of discount, among other things.

Hope that helps!
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Mon Oct 6, 2008 answered:
Assuming Single Families in East Springfield?... Average days on market for the last year is 103, median sale price is $129,000 and the average discount off original listing price is 8%.

All of Springfield ... Average days on market from the last year is 118 ... There have been 866 total sales with a median sale price of 139,900 and 10% discount off original price.

Hope that helps!
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Wed Sep 24, 2008
Dallas Texas answered:
Contact a local realtor, or an appraiser. All pricing is based on review of property, past 6 months of sales posted in MLS. ... more
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Sat Sep 6, 2008
Sara asked:
My mother was going to help me get into my first house, and she was going to put down a deposit, and I would make the payments. She has good credit, and been approved for the loan, but...
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Tue Aug 12, 2008
Ricquel Tennis answered:

Hello! The home was originally listed on March 1, 2007 for $79,900. It last sold in December 2004 for $70,000.

If you're not already working with an agent feel free to contact me. (Just click on my photo, then click on the contact me button or give me a call). I can give you the entire history of the home and/or schedule a showing for you! I'll also send you a list of all the other current listings in the same price range.

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Fri Nov 6, 2009
Sj209 answered:
Your realtor should be more pro-active and hopefully is. Check with him/her to see what the marketing strategy is. A sign and a listing is not enough in many cases. You can't sit back and wait for the phone to ring in my view. Good luck! ... more
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Sat Aug 2, 2008
Michael Lefebvre answered:
Never base any pricing decisions on Zillow's Zestimates. I am a Certified Residential Real Estate Appraiser as well as a real estate agent. I have personally appraised over 1,500 properties in Massachusetts. DO NOT rely on Zestimates for accurate market values. They are notoriously off target. It is impossible for a computer algorithm to accurately take into account all the intricacies of a particular market. Zestimates should come with a disclaimer "For Entertainment Purposes Only" because I agree, they are fun to check out. Consult with a local real estate agent, or better yet a local real estate appraiser, if you are interested in determining a TRUE market value. ESPECIALLY if you are considering buying this property!

Hope this help.
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Mon Jul 21, 2008
Don Tepper answered:
You need a lawyer.

I'm not a lawyer, so I won't even pretend to give legal advice. However...

You don't say what sort of trust this is, why it was established, or who has control of the trust.

If the judge actually did rule, then contact the court and get a copy of the judge's opinion. However, from what you've said, the judge approved the price; it's one of the beneficiaries of the trust who is refusing to give his/her assent. In that case, a lawyer might inform you that the individual (perhaps the trustee?) is acting counter to the judge's order.

So: You need a lawyer.
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Mon Jul 21, 2008
Brian Sears answered:
Talk to your attorney. If you don't have one, than get one. ALSO - make sure that your attorney is a real estate attorney and not your cousin who is part time and helping you out. Get a local real estate attorney!!! ... more
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Sun Jul 20, 2008
Love To Fly answered:
was a seller's disclosure completed, and was the work done during the seller's ownership? are you aware if the seller knows that the work was done and not permitted?
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Mon Jul 21, 2008
Dallas Texas answered:
You need to talk with the local residence of that community you can provide you the honest answers and more details Real estate professionals per the code of ethics can’t make those comments on where person should live if you work positively in concert with your real estate agent I am assured you will have solutions to all of your questions resolved. Good luck ... more
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Thu Jul 3, 2008
Barbara Brown answered:
Hi Vanessa,

I would suggest that you take the time to go to Springfield before your move. No person's opinion could replace the experience of driving through the neighborhoods yourself. What someone else would say stay away from might be the exact thing you are looking for. Have a realtor give you a list of homes specific to your needs & then when you make your trip, drive by those homes. Go several times throughout the day, so you get a feel for the neighborhood. Just remember that no one knows what would be best for you better than you. If you would like any help looking for homes that would suit you, just email me at & I would be glad to help you out. ... more
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Wed Aug 6, 2008
Michael Giles answered:
I'm not sure why your question got posted to Massachusetts. I can't honestly say that I know the VA market. If you are Relocating to Mass and want some help you can use the link below to get started. Best of Luck!! ... more
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Wed Apr 16, 2008 answered:
You are right, trying to value a unique property is much different as you need to look at both sides: 1) the local residential market and its sold data, and 2) the commercial market (sold data or leasing prices). Once you have identified both numbers it shouldn't be too difficult to determine value - usually you take the highest and best use and then use that number to set a price (if it is limited business the highest and best use will probably be the residential with the limited use being a bonus). The local economic statistics will also be important ... This will help you determine how much value added the rezone for limited business will be on the property. For instance, if this property was in the hub of boston (south end, back bay, beacon hill, etc) that would add tremendous value as it is close to the heart of the city where the local economy is booming.

Hope that helps! Good luck!
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Tue Aug 12, 2008
Brecht Palombo answered:
there are a lot of ways you can scam someone online but the level of intricacy of a real estate transaction makes it highly unlikely that this is of the same ilk as a Nigerian telling you your long lost aunt has bequeathed you $10M Euros if you just send him some cash he's happy to move the money along. It is probably innocent - but then I suppose you never know ... more
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