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Home Buying in 01760 : Real Estate Advice

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Mon Mar 30, 2015
Tim Moore answered:
I can't see the issue or the house, but $75k sounds absolutely ridiculous. I would call in a real professional and one that does not have a horse in the race for a real idea.
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Thu Feb 7, 2013
Yvonne Thompson answered:
You need to check with the town's historical committee for their restrictions.
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Tue Mar 12, 2013
Mindy Roiff Shanfeld answered:
If you meet the criteria to buy it, then it can be great. It's yours and when you decide to move, someone else will meet the criteria.
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Wed Aug 8, 2012
Scott Godzyk answered:
You should check with a local and trusted bank who can prequailify you at no cost given your situation. A bank will not be able to estimate if you can get a mortgage without seeing your credit and financials. ... more
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Sun Aug 19, 2012
Anna M Brocco answered:
Since opinions are often subjective, consider a visit to both schools-- ask for a tour of the facilities, speak to the superintendent, principal, teachers, etc., and then make your determination, where will your comfort best be reached....
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Fri May 14, 2010
Matt Heisler answered:
Here's a great place to get started. The home needs to be fannie mae home, but you'll have to talk to a broker to get the final yes or no. There's a list of brokers linked to the following page.
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Fri May 14, 2010
Deborah Feldman answered:
The townhome is beautiful. It has been on the market since 2007 at an inflated price of $524,000. Since then, the seller has been chasing the market. In August of 2009, the home was listed for $485,000, went Under Agreement the end of April, 2010 when the property was listed for 449,000, back on the market on May 1st.

The townhome is located on Route 135 which is a main road. The location is desirable because it is within walking distance to downtown Natick and all the wonderful shops,restaurants, main library, and public transportation.

There may also be mortgage restrictions depending on how many units in the complex are owner occupied.

If you would like me to do further research on this home and provide a Market Analysis of the value of the home, please feel free to contact me.

Best Regards,
Deb Feldman
Hammond Residential
508-277-3596 cell
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Tue Sep 16, 2014
Theresa Cannizzaro answered:
Absolutely! I've had buyers that wanted homes in specific neighborhoods where there were no homes on the market. Through our multiple listing service we have access to public records which will give us the addresses for a neighborhood. I have sent letters to those owners telling them about my buyer and asking if they would consider selling. I didn't have great success because they are usually very desirable areas and owners are there for that same reason and therefore don't sell often. If you have a buyers agent ask them to do the work for you. Good luck. ... more
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Mon May 24, 2010
Kathleen Helliwell answered:
The best suggestion that I could make to you would be to find a Buyer's Agent that you trust and develop a relationship with. When an agent knows that you are committed to working with them - he/she will make sure that you are on the top of the list to be notified as soon as a listing comes on in the area that you are loooking for.

Local market knowledge is key! Good Luck in your home search!
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Sat Mar 11, 2017
Debra (Debbie) Rose answered:
I don't know about MA.......but there are a number of homes built on a slab in my area (NJ). It's very common. Many of them are ranches, but some splits and capes also have slab construction. ... more
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Mon Apr 6, 2015
Ken Lambert answered:
Hi Mj- I have family in Natick, and also worked in RE development in competition with Pulte- so take this with a grain of salt...
South Natick is a fine and decent area to live. Good overall location; close enough to Boston and the main businesses on Rt 495 and 128.... Plenty of parks and green space.

In my opinion, I've heard some questionable things from Pulte. They are one of the only national homebuilders that have done anything in Massachusetts. Them and Toll Brothers. Most people that I talk with would rather work with a local/ regional Builder instead of the big corporate entity. If you want some more detailed info on things I've heard Re: Pulte, feel free to give me a call or email.
Thanks and good lcuk,

Ken L.
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Wed Jan 13, 2010
Patrick Thies answered:
That's a matter of preference. Some advantages are that if you have kids that would go to that school, it's nice and convenient and close by for any school functions. I don't think that it's a disadvantage in price like being on a busy street or backing up to rail road track may be. ... more
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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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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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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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