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Home Selling in 01129 : Real Estate Advice

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Tue Jan 25, 2011
Tim Moore answered:
This is a hard question for us to answer since every market is different. You should ask your agent for their advice.

In my market the buyers don't live here, they buy here as investments for the most part so there is a lead time required for buyers to find a property and plan to come to the area to see it. Spring is our prime season with the Fall being number #2. I usually suggest a seller get his house listed in December and that way buyers can find it online and make plans to get here to see the homes in late winter to early spring before the majority of buyers show up. But many markets are totally different. You can plan on most homes being on the market longer these day because there are fewer buyers than in years past. Seek the advice from professionals in your area or tell us where you are and those agents familiar with your area can reply. ... more
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Sat Jan 8, 2011
Anna M Brocco answered:
You may wish to contact forsalebyowner and ask if they feed their listings into Trulia--if so, ask them to post the information for you--or consider using another flat fee company that does feed into Trulia. ... more
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Wed Jan 12, 2011
Carrie Touchette answered:
Jason Jean
Loan Originator
413-565-2248 Direct
413-374-3252 Cell
877-469-3870 Fax

Hope this helps!!

Carrie Polci
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Sat Dec 5, 2009
Michael Giles answered:
The City assessment has nothing to do with the current market value of the home. How much the bank will lend is established by having a professional appraisal done. If you plan on buying some one out you should either split the cost of having an appraisal done or both have your own appraisal done and go from there. ... more
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Fri Feb 17, 2012
Bill Eckler answered:
The location of an oil storage tank for the purpose of home heating would likely be found in onr of three locations:

1. underground on the side of the home nearest the furnace

2. in the cellar

3. above ground, outside generally near the furnace

A heating contractor could likely evaluate this and show you signs of where the storage container was located. Or have someone with a metal detector do a sweep of the area around your home.

It's our experience that the majoriy of oil storage facilities in the northeast are located in the cellar.

Good luck
The Eckler Team
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Sun Feb 22, 2009
MaryBeth Mills Muldowney answered:
there are a number of factors which contribute to the cost of a new leaching field. Has there been an issue with contamination, does it need to be removed and replaced, is your old leaching field sitting in the water table, too close to a well? have guidelines changed in your community, are you required to expand it due to the number of bedrooms in your home (Title V requirements in Massachusetts). Start at your local town or city hall, find the list of licensed and insured septic installers for your community and make sure to get three bids on the work to be done, then you will have a clearer idea of the costs associated with this project. I have been associated with systems that were $4000 to replace in entirety and also $40,000 for a new system (total system), every property poses different issues to deal with, no pat answer on this one. Also check with your town for any kind of loan programs to fix existing systems and again check for tax credits which may be available for repair or replacement to your system. Good Luck, Marybeth ... more
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Mon Jan 12, 2009
Michael Prescott answered:
It all depends upon the conditions of the contract you signed. In some cases you may have negotiated this, but since you did not know, chances are you did not. Also, it all depends upon how the buyer came across your property, due to mls or advertising by the real estate company or agent?
Best bet is to take a look over the contract, or have a lawyer take a look at it, or talk to your agent

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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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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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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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