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Home Buying in 02169 : Real Estate Advice

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Sun May 18, 2014
Amy Mullen answered:
What is the build year of the house?
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Mon Jul 22, 2013
Lisa Johnson Sevajian answered:
Three bedroom condos are always sought after in urban markets due to the fact there are typically fewer available. Two bedroom homes are a tougher sell due to the fact fewer people who want single families only need two bedroom homes. In my experience you have stronger negotiating power within a 2 bedroom home in a down market and in a higher market with tougher competition a 2 bedroom may be more desirable due to lower value compared to a three bedroom home. ... more
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Thu Aug 23, 2012
Susan Downing answered:
NACA - Neighborhood Assistance Corp of America - is a great program designed to help promote home-ownership and keep neighborhoods thriving. They offer a series of classes designed to help potential Buyers get ready for that big step of purchasing a home. Both Bank of America and Citibank are involved in actually financing the loan and Buyers can have less than perfect credit to apply. At the end of the process, they issue a pre-approval and you're ready to go out and find that home. They will also help you renovate homes that need work. Our office has handled lots of these and can put you in touch with happy homeowners who have participated. Give me a call or email "" for more info. ... more
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Mon Jul 22, 2013
Kenneth Segura answered:
Yes you can and if you need any assistance buying or selling your home give me a call. I always answer the phone. .
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Wed May 30, 2012
Jose E. Perez answered:
Call me direct or email me your email and I will give you all the info on Marina Bay that you looking for.
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Sat Apr 21, 2012
Wen Farina answered:
Hi Moses,
it is still for sale. It currently has an accepted offer but they are accepting additional offers. If you really interested in this property call us or email us today. ... more
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Wed Mar 28, 2012
Kenneth Segura answered:
Good Morning! I just checked MLS and the least expensive single family home in Quincy today is 1054 Sea St which is on for $155.789. If you need an excelent web site to search for properties try and if I can be of assistance to you or a friend or family member you can find me at Granite Group, Realtors 7 Beale St Quincy MA 02171. Thank You Kathleen Segura ... more
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Tue Jan 31, 2012
Ron Thomas answered:
Virtually every Lender now uses IMPOUNDS for their Loans:
This means you will pay PITI; Principle, Interest, Taxes and Insurance
You can negotiate the Insurance yourself
The Taxes will be around 1-2% of the Selling price.
You may ask the Title Company for a HUD1 which will deliniate everything.

Good luck and may God bless
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Tue Feb 7, 2012
Abu Musa answered:
Seller pay closing cost to give incentive to buyer or if buyers do not have enough cash to pay closing cost.
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Thu Oct 6, 2011
Amanda Dumont answered:
The housing market in Quincy has been steadily improving due to it's limited supply and proximity to Boston. If you are considering a move to Quincy, I highly recommend Marina Bay which is a beautiful waterfront community. Marina Bay as proven to be a solid return on investment since it was built in the 1980's. ... more
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Sun Jul 10, 2011
Anna M Brocco answered:
Your agent can best answer your question--it depends--did the seller accept the other offer already, was deposit money exchanged, is the property in contract, etc., depending on far along in the process the other offer is, your bid may become a back-up offer--discuss with your agent, he/she is your best source of information. ... more
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Wed Mar 10, 2010
Wen Farina answered:
Hi Melissa,

It could be possible that you could qualify for a mortgage. Contact me directly to discuss.

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Mon Nov 23, 2009
Dp2 answered:
It depends on the data you're using and from where you obtained it.

If you're simply trying to use Zillow's z-estimate, then your agent is correct. If you're getting recent, sold comps for similar properties within a 1-mile radius of the target property, then tnat value is probably pretty accurate. ... more
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Thu Aug 20, 2009
Dana Schatzl answered:

It will be hard to find a home near the Beach for $200,000. If it needs some work you find in that price range. They do come on the market occasionally, but typically sell very quickly.

Check out the link below for Quincy Home Prices.
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Fri Oct 10, 2008 answered:
Banks are really difficult to predict. It sounds like it is due for another price drop ... 60 days is about average. Hard to say though and it will depend on how much, if any, activity they have received on the property since it came BOM. Again, the banks only care about money ... they have no emotional interest or liability on the property so they will drop the price randomly until there is activity and then they will wait until they get the highest price. ... more
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Fri Oct 10, 2008 answered:
Yeah, this is a real problem with foreclosures and short sales. The properties are sitting with no maintenance and seeing a lot of vandalism, mold issues, pipe and structural issues, etc. They can be risky investments for people who don't really do their due diligence. Did you find out why the other deal fell through? It might be worth checking into.

Anyway, to answer your question, I would prepare to wait a couple weeks. Is an agent following up with the bank or are you directly? Either way that person should stay on top of them. Some banks are pretty disorganized and need to be bothered to answer you. In most cases the banks waits for a mini-auction situation before they take a deal (i.e more than one offer and they will take the highest ... the only thing that matters to a bank is price).

Hope that helps. Good luck!
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Mon Sep 29, 2008
Michael Giles answered:
Although the sales price will be a factor in the future assessment value, the current assessment and taxes will remain in place.
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Thu Apr 24, 2008
Chris Head answered:
Dear Redsox,

Nice job against the Yankees tonight!

I may be wrong, but your question may indicate why you are not getting great service. You said that "most of my agents are pretty average." Working with more than one agent? You shouldn't expect an agent to provide full service when you are working with other agents as well. Agents don't get paid unless you buy something, so how much effort do you expect from them when you aren't loyal?

This is why most true buyer agents work only with clients under contract. The contract works to both the agent and the buyer's advantage. In the most general terms, it explains exactly what the agent will do to help you find a home. That's to your advantage so there is no question about the agent's responsibilities. And it ensures that the agent will get paid when you purchase a property...regardless of whether you purchase with that agent. It's the last piece that keeps you loyal!

Having said all that, not all agents provide the same level of service or use the best tools and technology. Interview some agents and find someone you want to work with. And then work with only that agent!

To answer your question and give you better data I would really need to know the price range you are looking in. If you email me with the price range I can provide you with specific data in a format similar to what you see if you follow the link here. The link will show you all Quincy Condo data by sq ft. (You'll need Adobe Acrobat) Trulia doesn't think the URL is valid when I post it in their Web References field, so you'll need to paste the link included here in your browser.{99713163-CEBD-4C46-90F3-939CE2BF518A}/{99713163-CEBD-4C46-90F3-939CE2BF518A}.pdf

Good luck,
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Tue Mar 25, 2008
Rob Goodwin, Broker/Owner,ABR,CRS,e-PRO,GRI,SRES answered:
Good morning Dean:

Higher fees only impact condo values to the extent that they exceed fair value for the necessary goods and services.
To the extent that this occurs, it would be an indication of mismanagement which also impacts value.


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