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Alison Hillm…, Other/Just Looking in San Francisco, CA
Alison Hillman answered:
What is the price of land per square foot in Gilbert, AZ?
Hi there-

This might help: http://www.trulia.com/real_estate/Saugus-Massachusetts/

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0 votes Share Flag Tue Apr 16, 2013 General Area in 01906
Talisa Raffe…, Real Estate Pro in Hamilton, MA
Talisa Rafferty answered:
how long to get to cambridge?
It takes less than 20 minutes to get to Cambridge from Saugus, with traffic. Saugus is super convenient to Boston, Logan airport and all major highways.
0 votes Share Flag Wed Apr 3, 2013 Traffic & Public Transportation in Saugus
Wen Farina, Real Estate Pro in Reading, MA
Wen Farina answered:
What could make a seller pick a buyer over others to sell his property? credit? bid? timing? Please, hep me understand. Thank you!
Hi Abraham,

selecting an offer will vary based on the sellers needs. Sometimes a higher offer is not the one selected but rather the one with better terms (e.g. closing timeline, do ... more
0 votes Share Flag Sat Oct 27, 2012 Market Conditions in Saugus
Scott A. Nel…,  in 02155
Scott A. Nelson answered:
Buying HUD home and offer was accepted in Oct 2011 and still not closed. Is this normal?
Well first question would be do you have a buyers agent and attorney? If so what are they saying and with the current property is this to be expected? Was there a negotiation item broug ... more
0 votes Share Flag Sat Feb 18, 2012 Home Buying in 01906
My NC Homes…, Real Estate Pro in Chapel Hill, NC
My NC Homes Team answered:
I am cash buyer - I am interested in a property that is a 'short sale'
You can negotiate, however bear in mind that it's likely to take between 3-6 months to get a final answer from the creditors. The Seller may accept your offer in a day, but it does ... more
0 votes Share Flag Sun Sep 11, 2011 Home Buying in 01906
Greer Swiston, Real Estate Pro in Newton, MA
Greer Swiston answered:
I am ready to purchase a condo...before signing a P&S what information / documents, ect. should I be reviewing?
In Massachusetts, requesting condo docs (Master Deed, Unit Deed, Rules and Regs as well as a recent financial Statement) are pretty typical. Your Home Inspector would also most likely ... more
0 votes Share Flag Sun Sep 11, 2011 Home Buying in 01906
allan erps,A…, Real Estate Pro in Pearl River, NY
allan erps,ABR,SFR answered:
I'll soon be buying a condo and want to start looking at open houses. How do I find a listing of open houses? I see some are listed on the
Realtor.com is your best bet as well as the local newspaper
0 votes Share Flag Thu Jul 7, 2011 Home Buying in Saugus
Molly Hay, T…, Real Estate Pro in Pickerington, OH
Molly Hay, The Hay Group answered:
I am selling my home and do not know how the percentage works with the agents.
This a great question! The typically percentage in Ohio's market place is 6%. 3% to the buyer’s agent and 3% to the selling agent. Commission is negotiable. I have a pro ... more
0 votes Share Flag Thu Jul 7, 2011 Home Selling in Saugus
Kimberly Sol…, Real Estate Pro in WINCHESTER, MA
Kimberly Solio answered:
is it possible to get a mortgage with 0% down in mass?
Yes, it is possible. If you would like to contact me I can put you in touch with someone right in Masschusetts who could possibly get you pre-approved. Let me know if I can help you. ... more
0 votes Share Flag Sat Jun 11, 2016 Home Buying in Saugus
Sameer Punja…, Real Estate Pro in Vallejo, CA
Sameer Punjani answered:
Looking to aquire an REO in the Northshore of MA.
Yeah on general knowledge of REOs, some banks want you to get pre-approved through their lender first. I've seen them when Bank of America takes them over, they will do anything t ... more
0 votes Share Flag Thu Feb 16, 2012 Home Buying in 01906
Darrell Swope,  in Braselton, GA
Darrell Swope answered:
I put an offer on a short sale in march. bpo was completed April 1st. I signed a closing & finacing extention doc. My agent said bank of america
Dot,

That is a very good question. How long do you have to wait. It could be months. BofA holds all of the cards and you get to sit and wait. When you do get the green light to c ... more
0 votes Share Flag Wed Jun 30, 2010 Home Buying in Saugus
Kevin Vitali, Real Estate Pro in Tewksbury, MA
Kevin Vitali answered:
I'm made a offer on march 17th for a chase short sale, we were told we would know in 30 days, it has been 30 days and they are waiting on bpo,
Who knows!! No one can make any guarantees on time of approval when it comes to short sales. There seems to be no rhyme or reason when dealing with the banks. It seems about on averag ... more
0 votes Share Flag Tue Jun 1, 2010 Home Buying in Saugus
Amy & Dan Sc…, Real Estate Pro in cleveland, OH
Amy & Dan Schuman answered:
The bpo was completed on April1st on a short sale with Bank of America. How much longer before I hear anything?
Hi Dot,

From our experience, BOA is one of the worst banks to deal with for short sales and not very quick to complete the BPO. You may have to wait 6-8 weeks. If you are working wit ... more
0 votes Share Flag Fri May 7, 2010 Home Buying in Saugus
Steve Shaw,  in Mobile, AL
Steve Shaw answered:
The bpo was completed on April 1st. on a short sale. My agent said it is still the processing stage. How much longer before I hear anything?
Dot,

That answer is different for all mortgage companies. They each have th their own process that they follow. The BPO gives the mortgage company an estimated value. The mortgage ... more
0 votes Share Flag Fri May 7, 2010 Home Buying in Saugus
Paul Stonkus, Real Estate Pro in Lynn, MA
Paul Stonkus answered:
I made an offer on a home on march 9th which was excepted. The bpo was completed.My angent said that it is the processing stage with bank of america.
My bank of America Shorts have been taking about two weeks to get an acceptance.
good luck, Dot!
0 votes Share Flag Sun Apr 25, 2010 Home Buying in Saugus
Peter, Home Buyer in Boston, MA
Peter answered:
What is the average price per square foot of land in Massachusetts? I live in Saugus, MA.
7/2009 this was posted and no answer still as of 2/2010? Avg Price per sq/ft is about $180-200. You can see this in Trulia Market Trends for Saugus, MA:

http://www.trulia.com/real_ ... more
0 votes Share Flag Wed Feb 24, 2010 General Area in 01906
Greer Swiston, Real Estate Pro in Newton, MA
Greer Swiston answered:
Does anyone know how the school system is in Saugus?
What, in particular, are you looking for in a school system?

You can find a plethora of data about the school system here http://profiles.doe.mass.edu/profiles/student.aspx?orgcode= ... more
0 votes Share Flag Wed Mar 2, 2011 Home Buying in Saugus
Jeremy Lehman, Real Estate Pro in Anaheim Hills, CA
Jeremy Lehman answered:
I think I was scammed! My mortgage guy is asking for 3.5% down, but when I placed my offer with my agent, he
I am curious to hear what your agent has to say. Your agent may not be aware that you are doing an FHA loan, and by having you put down a bigger deposit, is trying to help make your off ... more
0 votes Share Flag Wed Jan 28, 2009 Home Buying in Saugus
Dallas Texas, Real Estate Pro in Dallas, TN
Dallas Texas answered:
the seller will not pay the $4000 in closing costs, so I cannot close on the house- what are your
Difficult to state on home insurance only an agent can quote depends on policy, value of home, content.

If you have an executed contract state seller pay $4000 closing cost then the ... more
0 votes Share Flag Sun Jul 11, 2010 Home Buying in Saugus
Andrew, Other/Just Looking in Saugus, MA
Andrew answered:
What should i do in my current situation as a first time homebuyer.?
I asked my realtor because i also work with him at his primary job. He said I should contact the mortgage company to see what my current house is valued at and then talk to a lawyer. Sh ... more
0 votes Share Flag Fri Sep 5, 2008 How To... in Saugus, MA
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