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Home Buying in 02421 : Real Estate Advice

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Sat Sep 21, 2013
Sarah Goulart Nathe answered:
Whether or not it is reasonable is up to the parties involved, but it happens quite often that one side requests a change of close date after an accepted offer for a variety of reasons.
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Thu Nov 14, 2013
Richard Shapiro answered:
Tear down or fix up? If buying a property to tear down, there is much research that should be done. You should be speaking to a local Realtor, Contractor and an attorney familiar with zoning rules in the particular town. ... more
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Tue Jul 23, 2013
Anna M Brocco answered:
It's really in your best interest to consult with an attorney who specializes in real estate....
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Thu Oct 16, 2014
Louis Wolfson answered:
West of Boston is a better commute with more options. Wellesley being close to 128 aka (I 93/ I 95) Route 9, Mass Turnpike and Comm Ave. Also has Wellesley College, Babson College, Mass Bay

Love to show you around both communities as well as some of Boston other excellent ones based on your needs, Newton, Dover, Needham, Brookline, Weston
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Fri Aug 24, 2012
Allison Fishwick answered:
Visit - hopefully you can find ratings as well as any information you are looking for!

Good luck!
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Mon Jul 16, 2012
Zelda Kohn answered:
In average the distances from the 2 towns are similar also in proximity to Boston/Cambridge. You may find the inventory levels slightly different in different price ranges. I'd look into both towns and make decision based on what is available and what I want & need, since the time difference in getting between the towns will not be that great .

Of course, the absolute correct answer will depend on specific addresses of the prospective properties as to some people even the distance within the same town can make a difference (for example, if they are emergency doctors and must be withing 10-15 min drive of a hospital).
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Mon Nov 10, 2014
Mathew Ames answered:
Sounds like the underwriter and appraiser aren't helping very much. Beyond that, your mortgage broker and real estate broker should be assisting you with this so you don't have to ask Trulia for advice.

My suggestion would be to call Mr. Erickson.
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Tue Apr 3, 2012
Heidi Zizza answered:
ASk your mortgage officer If a letter that is notarized will suffice
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Thu Nov 14, 2013
Marie Souza Team answered:
Most buyers do not like highway noise. The house should be significantly reduced because of the location to the highway, as it is a real drawback for most people. Make sure you take this into serious consideration before purchasing it.

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The Marie Souza Team - Top Selling on Cape Cod
Cape Cod Real Estate Services
Phone: 508-790-2000
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Mon Feb 15, 2010
Judy Boyle answered:
HI Trader Joe!

I used to live in Andover, my brother and his family live there now. It is a wonderful town with great schools! Check out the following websites to find out for yourself... and

Hope my insight helps! I'm here if you have further questions!

Judy Boyle
Weichert Realtors
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Mon Nov 15, 2010
Deb Nicholls answered:
Lexington has excellent schools, as do the others. All of these communities have sustainability, but Lexington, Wellesley and Weston probably top the list (and are more expensive.) Other factors to consider would be your commute (where would you need to get to) and how much land you want with your house. If you are using a Realtor, he or she can run an analysis of home prices over the past few years to give you a more detailed comparison. But I don't think you can go wrong with any of them.

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Mon Nov 2, 2009
Peter Mlaguzi answered:

How are you? You can find a list of homes on the market in Lexington that are foreclosed and that are not via my website, please feel free to click on the link below. Thanks in advance, feel free to email direct with further questions or if interested in viewing any of the homes.,+70988033,+70959995++++&txtTown=&SF=&CC=&MF=&LD=&CI=&MM=&RN=&BU=

Best regards,

Peter J. Mlaguzi III
C: 617-233-1476
F: 617-395-6867
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Thu Jan 22, 2009
Scott A. Nelson answered:
You probably need to consult a good tax professional or real estate attorney since it's a very specific & technical question. If it were up to me I'd give it to you but Uncle Sam may not agree. ... more
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Tue Nov 9, 2010
Dallas Texas answered:
YES you can do that, buyer / seller has to comply with terms and conditions and laws of state for selling a property.
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Fri Jun 19, 2009
Scott A. Nelson answered:
My first question would be, what qualities make a school great in your opinion? Real estate agents aren't qualified to evaluate a schools qualifications. You'd have to consult the Mass Dept. of Education website for school qualifications and make your decsions from there, there are also alot of 3rd party school rating websites out there also.

Next comes finding a 3 bedroom home within 30 minutes of Lexington and especially a low price of $280K or less. There are fewer options out there with such a low price. Give your parameters you will probably have to compromise either home size, school ranking or other features.

Now the good news, given the current market, now is actually a great time to actually find such a home. Just a year or 2 ago those parameters might have been an tall order. In my opinion and perhaps a personal bias take a look at Medford. You could also look into Woburn, Reading, Stoneham, Billerica, Burlington, Waltham etc. Finally in other states 30 minutes drive can cover quite a distance, here in the Greater Boston area that can be a very short distance due to traffic, road conditions, weather and Massachusetts drivers.

Good luck in your search, it'll be great to have you as neighbors :)
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Tue Nov 4, 2008 answered:
what property? There was no link attached to the question.

Assuming you are searching in Lexington ... If you find the property at the below link that means, yes, it is still for sale. Click the "see it" button on the property page to schedule an in person viewing:

Hope that helps!
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Mon Sep 1, 2008
Vicky Chrisner answered:
Paul - I am not certain we have any "regulars" from your area on this site. Would you like me to put you in touch with an agent in that area? Just email me
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Fri Aug 7, 2009
Cameron Piper answered:

Don't try to force this into a mold using statistics and formulas. What you should offer for the home is what you feel the home is worth. The only way to know this is to see a bunch of houses, hire a realtor, and looking at similar historical sales. There is no magic number and what this house is worth has nothing to do with what other houses are selling on the list to sale ratio. It is possible that all of the other properties were overpriced. It it also possible that this one is only worth 75% of list price. The only way to know is to do the hard work of educating yourself on the market.

Failing all of that, the house is worth what you feel it is worth and are willing to offer. You and the seller will quickly discover whether you have common ground. I hope that helps.
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Fri Jun 20, 2008
Mike Hughes Team answered:
Hi Harley,
Sounds frustrating … a few properties come to mind, but there are alternatives if your perfect match is not currently on the market. In the past, I have helped people search for their ideal home by looking at public records, then contacting owners – to see if they have plans to move. Another option is to find a home that is the right size and location at a price that will allow you to customize to your exact taste. One of my team members also owns a construction business, so quick estimates are simple. I’d like to help with your search … would you like to discuss further by phone? You’re also welcome to meet me at the office.
I look forward to being of service.
Best regards,
C: 617-610-0716
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Mon Apr 14, 2008
Val Cloutier answered:
Joyce, most real estate agents will have access to the foreclosure lists, both current and upcoming. I would recommend finding an agent that could help you by supplying this information. Since there are a multitude of banks and mortgage companies that are foreclosing on homes every day, there is no central database of foreclosures. The sites that promise a "list" are providing a service and would probably expect to be paid.

Also, I think you may have accidentally posted this in the Massachusetts area instead of Kentucky. Best of luck with your eventual purchase and sale of a home!
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