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Fri May 29, 2009
Mindy Roiff Shanfeld answered:
Don't only look at other 3 bedrooms, look at the lot size, total sq. ft. of the home vs. others, style and updates. Also where the home is in the town is very important.
Sq. ft., always look to see if it includes and excludes the lower level. Then take the 3 bed into consideration as many buyers are set up with a 4 bed minimum. ... more
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Wed Apr 1, 2009
Scott A. Nelson answered:
As a real estate pro you have access to the solds pics in the MLS history.
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Tue Sep 16, 2014
The Hagley Group answered:
Hmmmm...are you working with an experienced Realtor? If so...and you really want the home, you could get an estimate, usually free of charge, to see the cost of repair to the pipes. You can base your offer on that. You can ask the seller to pay for the repair in the form of a credit at close of escrow.

Not sure what the hold back from the lender means. What does your Realtor say?

Please make sure you are dealing with a Realtor...not just an agent...there is a differnece!
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Mon Mar 28, 2011
Donna Moy-Bruno answered:
MLS does say that pets are allowed but I regret I don't have the specifics of the pet policy at this time.
Often there are restrictions in condos as to how many or what size pet is allowed in a given complex. Below is a link to the site of the listing office . You can try calling them directly or if you have a buyer's agent, have your agent call in the morning and get more info! They are nice new units! ... more
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Wed Nov 19, 2008
Dallas Texas answered:
I would do investigation via the web, there are no rules, matter of listing a home for sale, all is up to bank for final decisions, and stack list submitted by the property owner. ... more
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Wed Jul 16, 2008
Tina Evans answered:
Jm: I believe I can possibly help. I currently own a 2 family in the Highlands area of Lowell that I definetly wish to sell. I live in TN and cannot maintain effective property managment obviously. It sits on one half acre which is a huge lot size for Lowell. Close to everything,... and in your price range! Please contact me for more detailed information.
Tina Evans, Principal Broker
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Tue Mar 19, 2013
Charles Rorive answered:
It all depends. Did you sign any agency paperwork with the buyers agent? Who provided the first info on the particular house, you or the agent? Basically, if you did not sign any buyer agency paperwork with the agent, you are free to move on to any agent you want to deal with. However, if the buyers agent is the one that first showed you the house, if he is the one that first mentioned this particular house, then if you buy it he is still entitled to a commission since he could argue that he was the procurring cause.

Best way to proceed would be to let the buyers agent know your concerns. Trying to eliminate him just to get a better deal from the seller will not work. (the sellers agent will likely try to keep the whole commission) If you absolutly can not work with this particular agent, ask for a referral to another agent from his office.
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Thu Sep 3, 2009
Team Forss Realty Group - #1 answered:
This isn't the market for that. You should follow your agents advice. As a matter of fact, depending on how long your neighbors house has been on the market, you might even want to price it the same.

If their home has been up for awhile, your home has an added 300 sf which may be of perceived value to someone which means yours would sell first. Nothing better then using the neighbors property to get yours sold! You might save months of marketing time and then that difference is a wash.
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Mon Jul 21, 2008
Chris Head answered:
Hi Deb,
Natick, by it's location will be always be a higher demand area. I'm wondering why not apply the $80,000 you are prepared to spend in Sturbridge toward a larger home on a bigger lot in the Natick area. I strongly suggest taking your commute into consideration. You'll be surprised at how much commuting costs. I have a Commuter Calculator at the bottom of the page at the link below that you might find useful.

Good Luck!
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