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Home Buying in 01810 : Real Estate Advice

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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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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 May 16, 2010
Matt 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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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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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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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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Fri Mar 19, 2010
Arlene Santangelo answered:
Hello, Morgan:
Let me first begin by providing you with the url address for the Town of North Andover Once you log on, please go immediately to the
'About Our Community' page, where you will find answers to many of your questions. Morgan, I can
tell you from my personal experience that some of my past and current North Andover clients have chosen to remain in town - some buying up, and some down-sizing. Morgan, if you have a specific question that you are unable to find the answer to on the town's web site, please call us so that we may help you further.
Thank you, Morgan.
Arlene Santangelo and Bonnie McMahon 978-590-8433
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