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Wed Apr 17, 2013
Alison Hillman answered:
Check out the market trends here on Trulia:

Ali, Community manager
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Wed Mar 20, 2013
Hi Checkmate2014,

The only no money down mortgages available right now are the VA & USDA loans. VA is only available to active duty military or Veterans with entitlement.

The USDA program is only available in rural areas and you have to qualify under the county income limits based on the number of people in the household. In Worcester County the income limit for a 4 person household is $100,900 so you wouldn't qualify.

Your only options are going to be FHA with 3.5% down or a conventional mortgage with 3-5% down.

Please feel free to contact me for more information or help with your mortgage.

John Burke
Senior Mortgage Banker
Peoples Bank & Trust Co.
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Tue May 20, 2014
jimgatos answered:
Probably.. Everything is market driven. If demand goes up, prices go up, It looks like rates will go up no matter what according to recent reports. According to a report from BrokerMetrics, for ALL condo's in Westborough, through Feb-12, 2012 vs. Feb-13 of this year, : The number of for sale properties is up 14% and the number of sold properties is down 50%, however, he average months supply of inventory is down 57%. The way I interpret this information is inventory is getting tight... prices are starting to go up and it looks unavoidable..

We at the Jim Gatos Group do not represent Westborough Village. Give us a call at 508-365-3581 and press "1" to get one of our buyer specialists. We can legally represent you, attempt to get you the best price, terms, and conditions, and help you obtain top notch financing! Best of all, it's all free and won't cost you nothing! Give us a call and we will be glad to help..

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Thu Mar 23, 2017
Judy Boyle answered:
Hello Newbuyer!

While I have not purchased a home in Westborough Village (and have no vested interest and am merely expressing my professional opinion) Toll Brothers has a reputation of building quality homes that hold their value. The fact that Toll Brothers has selected the highly desirable community of Westborough is a testament that the owners of homes at Westborough Village should expect that they have made a wise investment.

It would be my pleasure to discuss this further and/or assist you with your Real Estate goals!

Warm regards,
Judy Boyle
RE/MAX Signature Properties
Proudly Serving the Boroughs and Beyond!
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Sat Feb 23, 2013
Jenwait answered:
Westboro appears to have it all. Grafton, on the other hand, could use plenty! Grafton needs more businesses!!! Please help!
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Thu Dec 12, 2013
Heath Coker answered:
Hi Shirly,

Did you find a home?

I would use a local rental professional to save time and money and also to make sure you don't miss a great rental.

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Thu Sep 27, 2012
Mike Mathieu answered:
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Thu Sep 27, 2012
Richard Shapiro answered:
The town has nothing to do with the program. I would suggest calling Rockland Savings Bank. They are a fairly large Mass Housing Lender.
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Tue May 20, 2014
Steve S answered:

I would recommend contacting the Town. They are an excellent resource for researching a certain development project. The town planner, conservation commission, building department, zoning board of appeals, etc should be able to answer many of your questions regarding a particular project.

Good luck!
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Fri Dec 14, 2012
Fales answered:
Street is close to the train line. Also zoned for Armstrong elementary.
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Sat May 18, 2013
Richard Shapiro answered:
Plenty of information out there to sway you either way. The issue with resale would only be limited to an individual buyers mind and opinion. In his regard you should think how long do you plan on being in the home. if its short term then perhaps there is another location less controversial.

The easements that allow the towers and wire to be there would override any individual or town's cry to bury or move them.
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Tue Nov 1, 2011
Heidi Zizza answered:
I think as the market comes around people will take outside factors into consideration like commuting gas prices etc. Because of that I see areas that have better commute times to cities and large businesses. Areas like FRamingham and Natick have excellent commute times, easy access to the pike and large businesses like Genzyme STaples etc making for easy commutes. I think the boroughs will continue to have increase in building as they have more land but sales there will always be a bit slower than Framingham Natick. Just my opinion I have been a Realtor here for 20 years. ... more
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Mon Sep 26, 2011
patrick asked:
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Tue Nov 22, 2011
Amy Mullen answered:

Hmmm...I don't see that it was on the market but CiL is the owner of record.

CIL is a not-for-profit focused on independent is their contact information:

Cil Realty
Cil Housing Of Massachusetts, Incorporated
2484 Pleasant Street
Dighton, MA 02715-1523

Please let me know if I can help you further.

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Mon Sep 12, 2011
bgk answered:
The market is tanking in the towns you mention and will continue to go down a while, despite what the agents keep saying.

I posted a couple of discussions about N'hoods with a high density of homes on and agents mis-representing properties (both reflections of a poor market) and trulia took them down. Sure local agents complained. This discussion will probably be deleted by Trulia too. ... more
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Fri Nov 1, 2013
James Kinchla answered:
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Sat Apr 2, 2011
bgk answered:
Looking at 350,000-650,000 range, single families in Westborough (mean home is somewhere in the 400s for WB), looks like out of the last 13 sold 12 of them or 92% had at least one price drop prior to going under contract. Manually retrieved from Zillow. ... more
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Sun Sep 11, 2011
Louis Wolfson answered:
You are correct. That said on the mls they can advertise space in the basement in the square footage if they identify it as such. A bedroom does need a closet and proper window size as well. ... more
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Thu Jan 6, 2011
Fales answered:
You forgot to mention the INCREASING BULLYING in the public schools in Westborough. This is a real issue and the principals are not doing enough. The problem was recently addressed in the local newspaper, although the seriousness of it was certainly glossed over for PC reasons:

You can see that some of the loca parents are not satisfied with the systems response:

This has led many who live in WB and pay out the nose for these schools in the form of taxes to switch to private schools
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Fri Dec 3, 2010
Fales answered:
I am a long time Westboro resident and can answer your question. The taxes in WB are higher because OUR TOWN SPENDS EXCESSIVELY ON PUBLIC SCHOOLS. We do have great schools here, but the fact of the matter is that they are no better than the schools in Southboro or Northboro with much lower taxes. All 3 towns are similar in that essentially no services are provided other than public schools and maintaining the roads with tax dollars ( i.e trash pick-up, recycling pick-up etc is payed by residents separately from taxes). Dont get me wrong I think good schools are essential to a good community but it is possible to achieve this without excessive taxation.

Check out this list of tax rates in every town in MA. Note that Westboro is among the highest in the state.

Obviously there are a lot of similar sized towns with similarly good schools on this list that manage to pull it off without excessively squeezing the residents with taxes

You are not the the first to notice this. There is a citizens group with a website critical of this issue. In my opinion WB should look to expand its commercial tax base to ease the burden of those paying residential taxes and cut some of the generosity of the pay and pension of the public union employees to a more reasonable and fair level. See also

Anyways I hope I havent scared you off from WB. I hope you move here and help effect more fair taxation.
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