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Wed Mar 20, 2013
Scott A. Nelson answered:
You'd best speak with an experienced real estate attorney (if you've been this far and close to closing using a mortgage you should already have one unless it's the banks attorney). If you don't have one for one ask friends, family, colleagues for names of a real estate attorney they've used recently. You can also call the Mass Bar Association to ask for a referral for this. Save every document, email, voicemail etc. and have them review the situation.

Hope that helps,
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Sun Aug 12, 2012
Ron Thomas answered:
How could someone apply and authorize an Insurance policy FOR YOU?

You had to sign something!
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Sun Jul 22, 2012
Wen Farina answered:
This property already has an accepted offer but they are accepting additional offers if you are really interested but there other similar properties available, if you are interested you may email us ... more
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Sun Sep 1, 2013
Michael Giles answered:
Usually the closing Attorney holds the escrow money. You should contact their office and explain the situation. They should be able to answer your question. Best of Luck! -- Mike
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Wed Nov 9, 2011
Christine Moran Realtor & Notary answered:
you can look on zillow and for recently solds. The average time in Ma is about 3 months, but 50% of homes don't sell. For the right price anything will sell.

Most Realtors can use programs that will give avaerages but you want to really be neighborhood specific. ... more
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Fri Apr 1, 2011
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Thu Oct 14, 2010
Michele Evans answered:
Real Estate Books shoudl have all Real Estate templates. Do you mean District of Columbia when you refer to DC?
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Sun Mar 3, 2013
Don Tepper answered:
Check with your Realtor.

Usually--but I don't know about Massachusetts, so you really need someone familiar with Massachusetts--the deposit is kept in escrow. And, yes, it generally does take the agreement of the buyer and seller to get the money released from escrow.

I'm not a lawyer, so what follows is not legal advice. For legal advice, you need a lawyer. (However, initially, your Realtor should be able to assist.)

Was there a financing contingency in your contract? That is, do you have a right (per your contract) to receive your deposit back? If so, there are various steps you can take--your Realtor can advise you--to attempt to get your money back.

If there wasn't a financing contingency in your contract, then you may not be due any refund of your deposit.

So the first question really is: Based on your contract (and the presence or absence of a financing contingency), are you entitled to a return of your deposit? If yes, your Realtor can outline the steps you can take.

Miscellaneous question: Were you pre-approved for the loan? If yes, then why was it denied? Is it possible to have the decision reviewed? Or to find another lender to make the loan?

Hope that helps.
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Thu Oct 14, 2010 answered:
Sure, but you're going to need to give more details - cash purchase/financed purchase etc.? Financing could be an issue, probably not the purchase.
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Fri Sep 11, 2009
Peter Mlaguzi answered:
I would suggest you contact a real estate attorney to assist in dissolving the condo association. Should you need a name of a real estate attorney, please feel free to contact me.

Best regards,

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Tue Nov 4, 2008
Belinda Arroyo answered:
There are numerous ways. You can also visit my website and click on
You can find out from there if ta home is in preforeclosure. However, just because a home is in preforeclosure, it does not mean that it will end up as a foreclosure. A homeowner can usually pay up or make an agreement with the lender. ... more
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Wed Sep 24, 2008
Jonathan Bowen answered:
Hi B B, a 5% variance in asking price is not a tremendous difference especially when a property is priced at such a relatively low price. I would need to know more in order to more appropriately give a solid assessment. Feel free to contact me and I will perform a Comparative Market Analysis (CMA) on the property for you. Thanks in advance, Jon ... more
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Tue Aug 12, 2008
Michael Giles answered:
Hi Daynna,
this site should help
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Sun Jul 6, 2008
Frank Diaz answered:
It's totally up to the buyer, agent and broker that you signed with. They can make stay to every letter of the contract.
If you are backing out, you have to have a very good reason. Buyers have more rights than sellers.
If the buyers miss any of the deadlines, such as when to give you funds, you can cancel.
Talk to your Realtor.
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Sat Sep 4, 2010
Michael Lefebvre answered:
Over the last 6 months in Randolph....

Days on Market Range: 3-716 days
Average: 123.26 days

Sale Price Range: $122,400 to $465,000
Average: $281,264

Hope that helps. Are you looking to buy or sell? ... more
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Thu Apr 10, 2008
Melissa Mancini answered:
No...Todd Sandler is the name of the company that the seller used...Laurel Beckerman was the agent from the company that the seller hired.
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Thu Apr 10, 2008
Melissa Mancini answered:
Hi Susan,

there were two realtors involved in this sale. Laurel Beckerman was the sellers realtor and karen Reauglt was the buyers agent...
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Mon Mar 31, 2008
Kathy Stankard answered:
Susan--There are many homes going under agreement and selling in Randolph, MA. There are currently 146 homes still available and they are taking about 5 months to sell according to the Multiple Listing Service. The average sales price is $270,000 which is rather affordable for a location that offers an easy commute to Boston. Please feel free to contact me if you have more questions about the real estate market.
Kathy Stankard
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Fri Feb 22, 2008
Mary answered:
Mount Arlington is a hidden gem. The town is small and eneryone is very friendly. Schools are up and coming and it is close to everything. Brand new train station to NY is beautiful!
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