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Sat Jan 19, 2013
Heath Coker answered:
I would look at the tax records for acerage, or homes with large lots thatmight have enough to subdivide.


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Mon Sep 10, 2012
Masha Senderovich answered:
With some floor plans, it is possible to create a bedroom out of either a living room or a dining room by closing off the wall in between, moving a doorway if necessar, and building a closet. Consult with an architect before you do this, as - when not done properly - the condo will be difficult to re-sell later. ... more
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Fri Aug 17, 2012
Michael Cheng answered:
If they're selling, then they're priced right. Their resale value is whatever the market will pay.

Why are you assuming they will depreciate?
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Thu Mar 3, 2011
Don Tepper answered:
It'll vary, of course. Often condos will have both a numeric limit (for instance, 1 or 2 pets) and some other restriction, such as size (for instance, weighing no more than 25 pounds). In cases like that, both cats and smaller dogs would be permitted. If pets are permitted, there often are some additional limits. Sometimes (applicable to dogs) certain breeds aren't permitted, such as pit bulls. (I'm not debating the merits of such rules, just noting that they exist.) And the rules often will provide that if the pets attack other pets or humans, the condo board has the right to request their removal.

What you have to do is read the condo documents very carefully to see what is and what isn't permitted.

Hope that helps.
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Wed Mar 2, 2011
Mike Malvey answered:
Typically it means they accept pets but there still might be some restrictions on breed, weight or number of pets so it's always a good idea to get that info early on in the process. ... more
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Tue May 25, 2010
Kevin Vitali answered:
There are three properties in North Andover that meet your criteria. Paste the link in your browser to view the properties.

http://merrimackvalleyre.refinderma.com/results.aspx?city=12869&propType=RN&minBeds=3&minBaths=2&sort=listprice ... more
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Thu Sep 9, 2010
David Ryan answered:
Jim - The documents will be with the Association or the Association's management company. Many have them online for a fee. Now there are some that if you do not have an executed contract for purchase will not release them. They are, in a sense, the property of the Association and the owners.

But you could make friends with someone and they could give them to you.
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Sun Jan 2, 2011
The Hagley Group answered:
Not necessarily. If you think about it, some homes could have dramatically different lot sizes and upgrades....which would not be affected by the price per SF....but it would affect the value of the home. ... more
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Fri Mar 6, 2009
Michael Giles answered:
Yes you can move on. You can be pre approved with as many lenders as you want. It is only once you have an accepted offer in on a property that you will lock in with one. If you have someone in you network that you trust, you should use them. If you need some names of local lenders that I am comfortable reffering to my clients I can provide those to you upon request.
You may want to talk to the loan dept. of the bank to make sure your information isn't sitting in a file somewhere. Best of Luck!
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Thu May 20, 2010
Michael Giles answered:
Hi Deborah,
According to MassForclosures there are two, you can use this link to check them out http://www.foreclosurefreesearch.com/state/?state=MA
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