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Home Selling in 02169 : Real Estate Advice

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Sat Oct 31, 2015
Amy Mullen answered:

Not necessarily if it's properly disclosed. Radon is not an uncommon issue in MA. Have you had the house tested recently?

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Tue Aug 30, 2011
Alan May answered:
It's going to depend largely on the properties available in your area, as to whether this makes sense to do, or not.

I doubt you'll recover the full cost of paying for a second bath, but if you do it properly, it will make your home much easier to sell. I can tell you that I would never purchase a home with only a single bath again, unless it was a one bedroom condo.

A three bedroom house is designed for a small family, and a small family is going to want (if they can afford it) at least a bath and a half.
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Sun Jun 9, 2013
Scott A. Nelson answered:
You should ask an attorney for legal advice. We're told when in doubt disclose, disclose, disclose.

Hope that helps,
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Sun Dec 15, 2013
Val Cloutier answered:
Hi Jo Chan
The amount you pay for Massachusetts Tax Stamps will depend on how much you sold your home for. This will be on your HUD1 statement--do the math and make sure it's correct! Tax stamps in Mass. are calculated at $4.56 per thousand dollars of sale price. So if your house sold for $500,000, you (the Seller) will pay 4.56 x 500 = $2280 for Tax Stamps.

I'm surprised that you've gotten all the way to the closing table and haven't been told about Tax Stamps... The only good thing I can tell you is that it's worse here in New Hampshire. Here, the Buyer and Seller share the cost of Tax Stamps equally, currently $15.00 per thousand (each pays $7.50 per thousand at closing) Yikes!!
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Thu Jul 23, 2015
Santiago Valdez Relux answered:
If you know the price is not the right one, you should act immediately for a change; the more market time you collect at the inflated price the more you are likely to have to lower to make an impact. ... more
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Wed Jun 11, 2008
Keith Sorem answered:
Your post is confusing.
First of all, if you want legal advice , then you need to speak with an attorney experienced in real estate matters.
Second, it sounds as though you are not using professional representation. If this is the case, even more important to talk with an attorney.
If you ARE using a Realtor, then you should pose this question to them.

The truth is that in most cases acceptance can be withdrawn, however, as with most legal matters, there could be money involved (damages), depending on the facts.
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Tue Jun 10, 2008
Denise Hobbs answered:
Yes, if the seller even signed a contract, the seller may refuse to sell; however, the seller is under contract to pay the real estate commission for the real estate professional who performed his/her job of presenting a ready, willing and able buyer. The seller may also be sued by the buyer for "specific performance", which means the seller signed a contract, and agreed to sell his property, and the buyer is making the seller follow through with the agreement. ... more
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Tue Jan 15, 2008
Dirk Knudsen answered:
Structure is Job #1. Any good home inspector is going to find dry rot and a bad roof. You have no decision here but to go with hubby and agree with him.

Now a Tub Remodel is a great thing to do as well as Bathrooms and Kitchens are top items in selling a home. BUt this has to come after the basics are covered. You are right to want what you want but put yourself in the buyers shoes. They will walk as soon as they find dry rot and a faulty roof! Hopefully you can get both but if not this is what I would do!

Bets wishes to you!

Dirk T Knudsen
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#1 Rated Team in Oregon
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Sat Jan 22, 2011
Jon Simmons answered:
Now is a great time to buy, not so great to sell. Market your existing home at a fair price and make your own price reduction on your new home with an offer and see where the dust settles. Staying in your new home longer than 3 years alsmost always asures you a profitable experience. ... more
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