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Thu Feb 28, 2013
Lynne Hagopian answered:
Framingham, Natick, Southborough, Westborough, Sudbury, Wayland, Ashland are also very low in inventory. The range from 200-550k is the lowest I would say affecting a lot of first time home buyers with multiple offer situations occuring on nice properties that come on the market in very short time.
Anyone want to sell in the area? Call me...timing is great right now!

Lynne Hagopian
508 648-0393
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Sat Oct 6, 2012
Heath Coker answered:
Why not search for a professional agent who works in that town and refer them the business?
It might serve your client better.

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Wed Jul 3, 2013
Richard Shapiro answered:
I think you just named them. Also include Woburn.
If you are financing this purchase you may have issues as a full condo review will be needed by the lender. There are several things to be aware of with an association. Feel free to contact me a dn I will be happy to go over. ... more
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Wed Nov 16, 2011
Sally Grenier answered:
Unfortunately, no. You need a minimum of 640. Why not take some of that "good down payment" money and use that to pay down, or pay off some of your debts? You should sit down with a lender who can review all of your financial info, and give you an idea of what it will take to bring your score up. Good luck! ... more
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Sat Mar 19, 2011
Anna M Brocco answered:
If you are for sale by owner, Trulia does not allow the post, you can however try blogging about the property; if and when you do list with an agent, he/she can post it for you, jus ask; or consider any flat fee realty company that feeds into this site. ... more
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Mon Mar 7, 2011
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Tue May 25, 2010
Dp2 answered:
Your question isn't totally clear. Are you saying that your condo is worth $150K, that you have a loan for $100K, and that you'd like to do a (cash-out or rate/terms) refinance? If so, then did you also mean that you have no CREDIT CARD debt? ... more
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Wed Jun 9, 2010
Andrew Adams answered:
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Fri Oct 23, 2009
The lender will take into consideration the rental income of the condo, although the -$800 hit you will take will lessen the amount of home you will afford. I can easily pre-approve you, at no cost to you. At that time we can discuss your income from your house mates.
Thanks William

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Mon Jun 1, 2009
Scott A. Nelson answered:
Alot would depend on if you were also removing & disposing of the foundation. You could look into giving away the house part to someone willing to take it and relocate it to another property. These things do happen.

You should consult with a demolition company, house moving company, contact your local inspectional services deparment to see if there are guidelines for this to be done.
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Wed Mar 25, 2009
Scott A. Nelson answered:
You should probably consult with an attorney to get these answers. These can each have specific legal requirements and can have different results if not done properly.
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Tue Mar 3, 2009
Frank Spencer answered:
Good Morning Jackson,

As I have said many times, a homes value is set by buyers and sellers. It is worth exactly what a buyer is willing to pay and a seller is willing to sell it for. In most real estate markets, properly priced homes have continued to sell. The fact that this home did not is indicative of one that was overpriced for the market.

Given that we are still in a declining market across the country, a $400K offer may in fact be a source of welcome relief for the seller if he needs to sell. I would encourage you to discuss your desire to purchase the property with the seller but please do yourself a favor, make any offer that you make contingent on the property appraising for at least the sale price. We are long past the days when buyers could buy an over priced home and wait a short time for the market to catch up.

Good luck with the purchase.

Frank Spencer
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Thu Feb 26, 2009
John Savignano answered:
co-ops are not as prevelant in MA ( I assume your parents is in MA) they are not well understood by the public and many in the real estate community. In NYC they are the predominant form of ownership.
Do you have a realtor who is familiar or has sold in this complex before? Perhaps you can find out from someone on the board there, who has been selling them.
Good Luck
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Thu Feb 12, 2009
Lanre Bolatiwa answered:
Hello Jackson,
If I understand your question correctly, the only way you can find out if a house is under agreement is to consult a realtor. Whenever a house is under agreement to buy, it could be on an option to buy which means that the buyer have so many days to change their mind. It can also be an agreement pending the closing of the property. Your best way to be sure is to get the service of a realtor in your area. You can always go to open houses because most of the time the property will still be available for sale.

Lanre Bolatiwa GRI
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Tue Aug 26, 2008
Maria Humphreys answered:
Well dispite what has been said about the mortgage business I have not had a problem with getting my clients financed with a score of 700 and above especially if they are putting money down. I am a TN agent I have noticed an increase in interest rates but if rates drop in the late future you can always refinance. I am an agent not a mortgage professional, to best answer your question I would call your local bank and let them know your situation. ... more
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