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Sun Apr 27, 2014
David Cutler answered:
Tue Jul 31, 2012
Heath Coker answered:
So, you found some permitt issues after - you bought? you offered? you executed the P & S? What does your lawyer say? What does the association say? Did they present a 6D certificate? That may show they have no issues with the unit. Did you review the association docs and financials? Someone knows something. Is this a common / are these common change(s)? Do the changes require permitting? Condos are pretty strict. The association may ba a place to gather info.

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Sun Apr 27, 2014
Masha Senderovich answered:
Usually, yes. Look on your contract, there is an expiration date on that time of a transaction.
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Sun Apr 27, 2014
Praful Thakkar answered:
Getting better. I can perhaps add lots of things here - should you want to know specifics, let me know.
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Wed May 16, 2012
Lori Lincoln answered:

This is news to me. I have heard we are headed for an increase, but no news yet on a date or year.. I pay close attention to all things real estate and haven't heard of a tax stamp increase for 2011. Where did you hear this news? ... more
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Tue Jul 17, 2012
Greg Afarian answered:
I actually know that area quite well and went there the last time we got all that water. I was in the parking lot of Powder Mill and even though it did appear the water was a problem, I don't believe it ever reach the units. That would be the most important issue I would have. You can always move the cars. In the condo fee I am sure they have coverage for flooding so you would be covered there.

That unit looks pretty nice, as far as an investment. I would say Andover is a great community and even though we've been in a down turn with values the prices have remained solid!

Please let me know if you would like to see this place or any other condo's / houses in the area. Good Luck! Greg
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Fri May 8, 2015
Bill Eckler answered:

This is a "slippery slope"...........buyers are always well advised to have their own professional representation.

Stay on the safe side.......

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Tue Jul 17, 2012
Jeffrey Carter answered:
Hello Yingnming,

Andover Gardens is a desirable community. Please visit my website for neighborhood values and community & school reports. I believe that you'll find it very useful.

Don't hesitate to contact me if you would like more info on this complex. I can represent you as a Buyer's Agent when you are ready to make a move.


Jeffrey Carter, ABR
978 717 9015
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Sun Apr 27, 2014
Brian X. Murphy answered:
Alex, I'm a specialist in the Merrimack Valley. I'll take care of it for you. Web site below. We'll talk.

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Sun May 16, 2010
Matthew Heisler answered:

Whether or not Brookside makes sense depends on what you need for space, condition, floor plan, convenience and price. The short answer is anything that is A) smaller B) Cheaper is a downsize option. Whether or not it's an option for you depends on your needs and preferences. Without knowing them, it's hard to make a true recommendation. ... more
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Thu Feb 11, 2010
Ken Lambert answered:
Hello Ram- Are you selling this home you are doing all this to? Or is this a new home you just moved into?
I used to coordinate finishes and selections for dozens of home and condo buyers. I'm not an interior designer but I've seen a lot things work and some that didn't work.

Generally, you do NOT want your wood flooring to simply blend into your wood cabinetry. You want some kind of shade/ color contrast between the two.
We used the honeyspice from KM all the time- and Maple was our most popular. But the 1 door sample in the showroom is almost always different from what you actually receive at your home. That is the way it is. Its not an exact science.
If I can be of other help here, please let me know. Thanks, and good luck,

Ken L.
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Wed Dec 9, 2009
Scott A. Nelson answered:
I hope you'd consider Medford, MA in your search.
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Mon Nov 9, 2009
Susan Costa answered:
When we added out two car garage and breeze way - the cost was 32K. That was abot 8 years ago.

I believe 30K (if you do not do any of the work) is a good estimate.

Are you looking at a home with no garage now? If so, make sure there is enough room to add one. Check zoning laws in the location and also check out what is under the ground in the anicipated build area. ... more
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Sat Nov 7, 2009
Elizabeth Herbert answered:
The only way we can get paid in MA is from our Brokers and the funds are a portion of the commission percentage agreed upon by the seller and their listing agent. We can't be paid directly by our clients, that's illegal in this state. ... more
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Sun Jul 12, 2015
Scott A. Nelson answered:
It really depends on the seller/agent/attorney relationship. I prefer to notify my client of developments whether good or bad, it's their $$ and their property. Often times their attorney may be the first to find out a development. Especially the last few years, keeping on top of the financing is very important. When in doubt, find out, ask the question, better to be prepared than surprised.

Hope that helps,
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Mon Jun 1, 2009
Scott A. Nelson answered:
You could check the registry of deeds for any recorded actions.
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Tue Jul 31, 2012 answered:
Hi, Lily!
There is a great forum (similar what trulia is for real estate) for schools.
The website is:
You can ask local folks in the community their thoughts and ratings on schools. The website actually has an internal rating system as well based on test performances and other variables.

Here is every property for sale in Andover:
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Thu Dec 16, 2010
Wen Farina answered:
what exactly is your questions, cost or market value??

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Wed Mar 2, 2011
Scott A. Nelson answered:
It usually means tie ins to the local utilities. There may be cost savings, the only way to tell is by having a general contractor get you an estimate or 3. You'd want to check with the town building department for requirements, setbacks etc., other requirements specific to the property & neighborhood. ... more
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Mon Mar 1, 2010
Michael Giles answered:
Hi Andrea,
Andover is nice town with a great reputation as a family friendly community. As long as you stay within your price range, you won't go wrong. Best of Luck!
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