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Fri Mar 24, 2017
Sherri Way answered:

I may have something that would work for you. Call me at 508-612-6206 and we can see if it will make it work.

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Tue Jul 20, 2010
Sherri Way answered:
There is nothing in public records which indicates that there has ever been any foreclosure issues with this property. Why would you think it was in foreclosure?
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Wed Apr 28, 2010
Deb Nicholls answered:
I think the annual NAR homebuyer and seller survey gives these statistics, and that is available on the web site.

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Fri Dec 14, 2012
Kent Gagon answered:
Flooded by what? Are you looking for flood plain information? If so visit for the flood plain maps. If you are looking for other information consult a local agent and have the home that you are buying inspected. ... more
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Fri Jun 25, 2010
Andrew Adams answered:
If you were happy with the work they did for you...Refer all your friends and family that are looking to buy and or sell real estate. If you were not need just tell them you will no longer be looking and call it a day. ... more
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Fri Feb 12, 2010
Dan Chase answered:
Realtytrack is a running joke on here.

No one who has been around for awhile has anything good to say about their ads on here except that it makes potential buyers ask a realtor about houses that do not exist...wait... that can be a negative also, to much time spent explaining realtytrack is worthless.

Questions about reatytrack come up all the time. Almost every time people say disregard it completely. Their listings are bogus AND you can get a real foreclosure listing for free from any realtor.
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Tue Apr 21, 2015
David Valley answered:
All decks greater than 30" above grade are required to have a railing height of 36" minimum.

This code pertains to new construction, but I still recommend the upgrade (when I see low deck railings) simply as a child safety feature. ... more
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Mon Jan 25, 2010
Tom Lynch answered:
Many of the homes in the hamlet of Hillsdale, New York were recently connected to town sewer... the old septic tanks (if they were concrete) were filled in (I'm not sure if they were filled in with sand or concrete) and left in the ground.

All the best,

Tom Lynch
Associate Broker, Massachusetts and New York
Berkshire Property Agents
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Thu Jul 9, 2009
Anthony Allen answered:
Hello Ray, you will gt a lot of suggestions on this board. My suggestion is that you get professional legal advice. Only a lawyer can help you weigh your options. Of course you probably don't want to spend $1000 on a retainer, you don't have to. You can purchase legal insurance for the cost of 2 movie tickets & popcorn per month. ... more
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Wed Jul 1, 2009
Ed and Margot Brody answered:

We listed and sold a condo in the Wilson Gardens in Framingham in 2006. Since then property values in that complex have depreciated, as have property values in most towns in MA. Our best advice would be to hire a real estate agent to represent you, your Buyer's Agent, to do a careful market analysis of recent sales there.
If you are a first time homebuyer, there is an $8000 tax credit awaiting you if you meet the income and time of purchase requirements. Mortgages are available at historically low rates also.
As for whether it is a "good and safe" area, that is something you must decide for yourself based on your own views. The best way to get a feeling for that is to talk to some of the present residents of the complex and talk to the local police.
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Tue Jun 2, 2009
Sam Cowles answered:
Yes, on a purchase the loan to value is based on the purchase price not the appraised value. If you decide to refinance after then it could be waived if the loan amount was 80% or less than the appraised value. But on a puchase you will have PMI unless you put 20% down based on the purchase price amount. Sounds like you found a great deal though, good luck! ... more
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Wed Jun 10, 2015
Laura Muscente answered:
If I understand your question correctly, your Buyers will be using a VA Loan to purchase. If so, then your offer should be like any other as their buyer agent. It should be subject to a satisfactory home inspection, WDI, Radon etc. If the home is on well and septic, I believe it will have to have satisfactory water and septic eval as well. The Mortgage broker or the gov website can give you more info on required inspections. I will usually offer the price to be paid first, with a note requesting an addition 6% seller's concession once a price has been agreed upon. Otherwise, some sellers and agents get confused on what you are really offering. Of course, it must be subject to a satisfactory appraisal, but this is usually written into the contracts by attys.....good luck! ... more
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Sun May 24, 2009
Aimee Siers answered:
Good Afternoon -

I would need more information, especially the location, in order to provide an accurate price range. Is it a condo in the old Dennison plant? Is there commercial property right next door or close to the prison. Downtown Framingham is a very diverse area and location will really be a factor in pricing.

I live in Framingham and am very familiar with the market here. Feel free to contact me here or direct at I do work as a Buyer's Agent (without a contract) so no obligation of course.

I hope you are enjoying this beautifual weather on this long weekend.

Aimee Siers
Century 21 Commonwealth
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Fri Dec 12, 2008 answered:
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Tue Sep 4, 2012
Bill Eckler answered:

The best source for this information is the local police department or county sheriff's department. they have access to the most current and accurate information and are generally very willing to be helpful.

Good luck
The "Eckler Team"
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Thu Aug 7, 2008
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Sun Aug 18, 2013
Ed Hughes, MBA answered:
Hi, Saxonville is part of North Framingham, a nice area. Its is close to the Mass Pike and the Rt 9 Malls. Central Street has a fair amount of traffic which will effect the property price. The Framingham market has been slow what I am seeing is that property sells if it is 1) in good condition, and 2) well priced...pricing today is critical. Regards, Ed ... more
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Fri Feb 1, 2013
Arkady answered:

Thanks for the response, but I was seeking for more of an opinion on the area itself. In terms of safety, quality, appreciation. Is this a good place to buy and retain value, good rentor's market? What kind of demographics, etc.

thanks in advance!
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Tue Aug 28, 2007
The Hagley Group answered:
How long have you lived in the unit? How much did the rent increase. Section 8 usually has a standard maximum yearly increase.
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