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Thu Mar 7, 2013
David Cutler answered:
Hi Inger and thanks for posting! Have you tried the Rental search right here on is also a decent site to search rentals and you can put in specific criteria. Craigslist is also of course a source for rentals but will require you to make a bunch of calls/emails to find out about your needs and having a dog. Good luck! ... more
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Wed Jun 11, 2014
Lisa Johnson Sevajian answered:
Haverhill is a sought after community due to the overall affordability of homes. You will get more home for the money in town than you would in he surrounding communities.
As far as locations to stay away from the answer really depends on your needs. If you want a peaceful location with privacy downtown wouldnt be for you. If you would like to be walking distance to family oriented places some Bradford neighborhoods may be perfect for you. If you are comfortable sharing with me an idea of your dream neighborhood I would be happy to make some suggestions based on my experience in town. ... more
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Thu Dec 12, 2013
Heath Coker answered:
I would contact a local police department to help with this answer.

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Fri Mar 10, 2017
Christine Moran Realtor & Notary answered:
If you are asking about washington street in springfield you can call and get a report.
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Thu Nov 15, 2012
Christine Moran Realtor & Notary answered:
If you are looking for crime detail for springfield you can always call and get a crime report by sector.
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Sun May 26, 2013
Christine Moran Realtor & Notary answered:
If you are asking about Washington street in springfield you can call and check the crime report or visit the website for a sector crime report. The city area is H3
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Wed Nov 7, 2012
Richard Shapiro answered:
The home owners association. Sometimes though, the owners take care of each side. It would be best to discuss with your neighbor. Might also be a good time to brush up on your condo docs. ... more
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Thu Oct 25, 2012
David Kres answered:
Diane, this property does not appear to be rented. It's a 2-family being sold without tenants.
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Sat Oct 6, 2012
Jeffrey Carter answered:
Hi Rob,

Most mortgage brokers should be able to assist with investment deals. If you have someone who "specializes" in investment deals, then I'd stay with him/her. If you need references, don't hesitate to contact me. I work mostly with investors and have a great mortgage contact.

Jeffrey Carter
Keller Williams Realty
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Fri Aug 31, 2012
Wen Farina answered:
Hi Juliet,

that is a questions that Realtors can not answer. However, you can check online for crime stats or contact the police station to get the information you need.
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Wed Jun 20, 2012
Ron Thomas answered:
Lease/Option is very dangerous way to go:
The Buyer is usually desperate and the Seller knows it.
There is no "boilerplate" contract, so that means involving an Attorney.
Plus the Contract can be written any way the parties want.
You will be guaranteeing that you will buy the house at a definite time in the future, for a predetermined amount.
Do you KNOW where you will be 3-5 years from now, financially and family-wise?
Do you KNOW how much the house will be worth in 3-5 years?
You will be betting thousands on those answers.
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Fri Mar 30, 2012
Wen Farina answered:
Pauldro what is the question you have?
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Sun Apr 29, 2012
Michelle Gonzalez answered:
Yes of course. FHA loans only require 3.5% down payment
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Mon Mar 26, 2012
Tim Moore answered:
Yes. I have a buyer that has a 5% down loan for about $350,000 so they are out there.
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Wed Aug 31, 2011
David Kres answered:
Essex Management Group
50 Washington Street
Haverhill, MA 01831
(978) 373-3024

Shawmut Property Management
200 Merrimack Street
Haverhill, MA 01830
(800) 303-4030

Good luck!
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Fri Dec 2, 2011
Robin Silverberg answered:
That is insurance paid to insure the lender against default when the loan amount is more than 80% of the value of the property, or purchase price, whichever is less.
Private Mortgage Insurance is privided by various companies, Genworth, Radian, PMI, to name a few. The rates vary based on credit score, loan to value, property type, etc.
MIP, or Mortgage Insurance Premium, is the insurance provided by FHA.
There is an up-front fee for MIP, but not PMI. The monthly premium on MIP went up so much recently that PMI is now starting to look like a much better deal, especially for those with good credit scores who don't have much to put down. Another great feature that can be done with PMI, that is rarely used, is what is called the Super Single Premium by some companies, not sure what others may call it. This is a 1 time fee paid at closing so that no monthly PMI amount is paid. The borrower can either pay it up-front, have a credit back from the lender to cover it by paying a higher rate, or a combination. I was once asked by a client why everyone doesn't do this, and I told him it was because most loan officers don't know enough about it to either advise about it at all, or know how to present the option to borrowers.
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Tue May 24, 2011
Michael Consoli answered:
No, its cancelled. I've sent you a separate email. Call or email me to discuss further.
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Fri Jun 3, 2011
Gerard Carney answered:
Simply put, people may not be interested in the area! If you can't find a renter then maybe it is time to ask for a Realtor's help!
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Mon Apr 18, 2011
David Kres answered:

I doubt that Casablanca Court has a website with this information but some condominium documents (Declaration of Trust) require the Trustee's names to be recorded at the Registry of Deeds. Here is the website to the Salem (South Essex) Registry's search page:

If you are living at Casablanca Court, you can just ask the management company for their names.

If you would like for me to get this information for you, I'm sure that I could arrange that. Just send me and email or give me a call.

Good luck!

Dave Kres
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Thu Jan 27, 2011
Pat White answered:
Hi Tinker

It's easy they just take pics of the snow they will assume that the ground is ok . It's more about the house .
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