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Fri Feb 15, 2013
Rafael Hernandez answered:
Usually you cannot do this. If you are getting a rehab loan you can get a loan for the house and get addtional funds to do work to the house. I would recommend that you contact a mortgage broker to get more details. ... more
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Wed Feb 27, 2013
Rafael Hernandez answered:
As long as both the seller and buyer agree to these provisions you may be able to have an attorney draft up these additional provisions. I would definitely recommend that you use an attorney to make any changes once a P&S has been drafted. ... more
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Wed Feb 27, 2013
bill meissner answered:
Too many variables to say. You'll need to speak to your lender prior to the closing.
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Thu Mar 6, 2014
Michael Pallares answered:
Hi Karen,

I think that getting the opinion of a licensed appraiser is the best way to go.

While I don't want to discount the value of having a real estate agent evaluate the property, the safest/easiest means of getting the property's value is via an appraiser familiar with South Boston properties. Buying or selling a home within the same family can be emotionally trying so any steps you can take to make the pricing opinion as objective as possible is best.

Please feel free to contact me if you need any further advice during this process. You can reach me directly at (617) 899-3162 or via my website www.GoHomeWithMichael.com.

And good luck to you and your brother.
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Mon Apr 29, 2013
Michael Suffoletto answered:
The 80-10-10 options are certainly available. Not all lenders offer piggyabck above 80% combined loan to value, but there are options available. We also have a jumbo option which is a single loan at 90% of the purchase price without private mortgage insurance, PMI. ... more
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Wed Feb 13, 2013
Richard Shapiro answered:
Yes but you should discuss with your attorney and mortgage person to make sure these would be acceptable for your financing .
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Fri Aug 26, 2016
Meri Galstian answered:
"Subprime" refers to a lending practice where loans are extended to people with high credit risk. This is what primarily caused the housing bubble to burst in the late 2000's.

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Thu Feb 14, 2013
Thaddeus Kuznicki answered:
Robo-signing is when a bank uses employees to sign court documents.
The problem is that these employees just skim over the paperwork and don' t actually know whether or not the person is truly at the proper point to default....which makes it illegal.
A bank is not suppose to foreclose without an employees personally knowing all of the details.
This is why many banks suspended foreclosures at some point.
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Tue Feb 12, 2013
Richard Shapiro answered:
Your explanation seems reasonable. As long as you have rectified the issue I wouldn't worry. If you get a mortgage soon you may have to write an explanation letter for the underwriter. If you search goes on another month or two it will be a total non issue. ... more
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Fri Sep 20, 2013
Jessie Cuddy answered:
May, If I understand when you say seller, I assume you mean seller of a condo you are buying. It's really neither good nor bad. Maybe he/she is trying to be helpful; maybe the attorney already knows the building, maybe, maybe, maybe. If you hire him/her, they would work for you. That said, if you have a hesitation, it's always best to follow your instincts. I suspect you are going to want to work with someone you feel completely comfortable with particularly if you are a first time buyer.

Best of luck. It's exciting buying a piece of property.

Jessie Cuddy, Realtor
Boston Bayside Properties
2253a Dorchester Avenue
Dorchester, MA 02124
bostonbayside.com
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Mon Feb 4, 2013
Katie Malin answered:
I answered in the Cambridge section, but wanted to catch you here as well. I have lived here forever and rented apartments to students here in a 38-year family business. I LOVE the area and highly recommend researching crime rates-- I live right by the Divinity school in Cambridge and can walk to Harvard. The location is great and I feel safe. I'd love to answer any questions or point you in the right direction! I love VALUE and SAFETY! :)
Congrats,
Katie Malin
781 799 5981
Katie@Century21Avon.com
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Tue Mar 19, 2013
Sarah Barrows answered:
There are different rules in different states...an attorney would be your best reference in this situation. An Attorney who specializes in Real Estate in your area can give you definite answers. ... more
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Sat Dec 5, 2015
Richard Shapiro answered:
Within reason I would say yes. What are they asking you for? Understand that the value of your property will also depend on upkeep and maintenance which your association fee covers. Every owner should be concerned. ... more
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Wed Jan 23, 2013
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Tue Jan 22, 2013
CH Naamad answered:
If you are referring to 22 Gelndale St, it looks like a good place.
2 family, 5 beds and 4 baths, and looks well maintained.
Best regards,
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Wed Jan 23, 2013
Michael Pallares answered:
Hello,

This property is 3.4 miles from Berklee College of Music. Depending on the time of day and traffic, you should expect to get there from the house in about 20 minutes.

If you'd like any more information about this property or any other homes in the Greater Boston area, please feel free to get in touch with me by emailing through my website: www.GoHomeWithMichael.com. If you'd like you can also give me a call at (617) 899-3162.

Take care and good luck.

Michael Pallares
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Sat Jan 19, 2013
Eric Rollo answered:
Hello,

There is nothing currently showing located on South Street in JP on MLS. That being said, I'd be happy to help you search for similar properties if you are interested.

Thank you,

Eric Rollo
William Raveis Real Estate
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Thu Jan 17, 2013
Talisa Rafferty answered:
There are so many options for you. Newton, Waltham, Wakefield, call me.
Talisa.rafferty@ZipRealty.com.
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Mon Jan 7, 2013
Doug Melcher answered:
I live in that neighborhood and love it! Mayor Menino seems to enjoy it, as well.
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Mon Jan 7, 2013
Laura Feghali answered:
Hello,
When inquiring about crime statistics, real estate agents by law are not allowed to comment on safety in neighborhoods. I suggest that you contact the local police to hear the amount and types of crime activity so as to hear it first hand.

Here are a couple of links to crime statistics in West Roxbury that you may find helpful:

http://www.spotcrime.com/ma/west+roxbury

http://www.neighborhoodscout.com/ma/boston/crime/

Best wishes!

Laura Feghali
Prudential Connecticut Realty
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