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Sun May 18, 2014
Amy Mullen answered:
What is the build year of the house?
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Thu May 16, 2013
Kenneth Segura answered:
Lawn Ave 02169 is Quincy Point.
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Mon Jul 22, 2013
Lisa Johnson Sevajian answered:
Hello,
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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Sat Oct 27, 2012
Masha Senderovich answered:
I'm sorry you're going through this. There are many apartments just like this in Massachusetts. That's why there was no lease... Technically, you're a tenant-at-will and that sort of defaults into the 30-day notice category. They do have a right to ask you to leave as long as they give you written advance notice and 30 days. And you have a right to leave on the same terms. It's unfortunate that the apartment is illegal but the truth is that there are many of them and they're the reason the rental crisis isn't as severe as it would otherwise be without them. They keep prices down for the rest of the apartments in the area... If there is an opportunity to make peace with the landlord, it might be something to consider so you can stay. Otherwise, anywhere you move you're likely to pay market rent (probably much higher than what you've got now) and there are no guarantees that everything was done to code.

Alternatively, you can buy a condo... in many areas it is less expensive on a monthly basis and makes more financial sense if you're planning to stay even just a couple of years and have at least 5% for a down payment.

Feel free to email masha@preservationproperties.com
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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 "downingteam@gmail.com" 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. www.SeguraRealtor.com .
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Tue Oct 15, 2013
Anthony Schepis answered:
There are some apartments renting in the $1000/mo range, but, typically, these would be for a 1 bedroom...utilities not included.
Rather than looking at apartment complexes, your best bet would probably be to concentrate in finding 2-3 family houses that are owner occupied. They tend to be more flexible with their rents. Good luck. ... more
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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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Mon Apr 30, 2012
Thomas Green answered:
Kenny,
I can definetly help you out. Please feel free to contact me
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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. wenrealty@yahoo.com ... 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 http://www.segurarealtor.com 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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Fri Nov 4, 2016
Roger Roberge answered:
Have you tried all the practice tests and preparation materials given to you by the testing center and your class provider? There are some online tutoring programs to assist with test preparation also. ... more
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Sat Oct 31, 2015
Amy Mullen answered:
Tdvb225,

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

Amy
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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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Sat Sep 3, 2011
Suzanne MacDowell answered:
The best thing for you to do is to find a good, local lender and they will be able to help you explore your options. I work with Residential Home Funding here in New Jersey, they know almost every program that is available. I feel certain, if there is a program that will work for you, they know about it. If you would like me to, I can talk to my local representative and see if he can recommend someone in Massachussetts. My email address is suzanne@exitrealtygold.com. ... more
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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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