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Home Buying in Berkshire County : Real Estate Advice

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Mon Apr 8, 2013
Donna Thomas answered:
From Donna Thomas Realty: Hi, Not sure what you're looking for and your timeline. I may have some apartments coming in. Feel freel to call as late as 10PM..we can discuss price, needs etc Thank you Donna Thomas ...Owner/Broker Donna Thomas Realty North Adams 413-664-9271 ... more
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Fri Aug 29, 2014
Donna Thomas answered:
Not sure you have the correct address. Please feel free to call me at 413-664-9271 and we can discuss furher. Call as late as 10:00pm
Donna Thomas

Donna Thomas Realty
North Adams,Ma 01247 ... more
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Sun May 26, 2013
Donna Thomas answered:
With a little more information, possibly I'd know of something . Without knowing your price range and location you'd be looking for, it's a bit difficult. Feel free to give me a call and maybe I can help you out.
Donna Thomas

Donna Thomas Realty 413-664-9271
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Thu Aug 23, 2012
Dagmar Kubes answered:
Hi Diane,
wherever you live, the value derives from the demand and if the location is desirable and the property has a potential, than you are OK.
Let me know if I can be of any other assistance to you.
Call me.
Dagmar Kubes, Barnbrook Realty, 413 528-6485 or e-mail:
Serving the Sellers as well as the Buyers trough-out the entire Berkshire County, MA.
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Tue Feb 12, 2013
Tom Lynch answered:
I know the area well, as our office is located in Great Barrington. Muddy Brook Circle generally only has local home owner traffic since it is a cul-de-sac. You can view the location on googlemaps. Noise is subjective... and the best thing to do is see the property you are interested in, and get a sense if it works for you.

I'd be happy to help you.

Tom Lynch
Associate Broker, Massachusetts, New York, and Connecticut
Berkshire Property Agents
12 Railroad Street
Great Barrington, Massachusetts 01230
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Thu Nov 16, 2017
Scott Godzyk answered:
Section 8 is alot more difficult than a regular renter, due to its harsh agreement towards landlords some will not use the program. You forst need to find a property that is willin to complete a lease purchase first and then be willing to accept sec 8. The owner will need to credit you some of what you pay to rent towards your purchase, your first step is going to be to get prequailified so you know if you can get a mortgage to complete the purchase part, without the ability to purchase withina year and no more than 2 years, a rent to own situation may be out of reach.

Please see my blog with tips and advice on ho to lease purchase a home
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Thu Jul 14, 2011
If your home was built after June 15, 1976, is on a permanent foundation, is classified as real estate, is a double-wide & at least 600 sq ft of living area, then Salem Five Mortgage (located in the Boston area) offers manufactured housing (which mobile homes are considered). Andrew Adams is one of their top loan officers and you can find him here at Trulia -

Salem Five Mortgage's information about Manufactured Housing:
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Tue Aug 4, 2015
Congrats on having great credit! Having high credit scores surely makes life a lot easy today, but good credit is only one side of the equation. Your income is another major factor in figuring out what you qualify for and the amount of your debt significantly can change your options. What having great credit scores does provide you better loan terms, lower rates and fees, and we lenders can push the qualifying ratios higher due to a higher scores. If you'd more information, please feel free to contact me.

Best of Luck!

George Raymondo
Nationwide Mortgage Banker
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Wed Oct 9, 2013
Dallas Texas answered:
Best confer with county tax office who are experts to answer all of your questions

Lynn911 Dallas Realtor & Consultant, Loan Officer, Credit Repair Advisor
The Michael Group - Dallas Business Journal Top Ranked Realtors
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Thu Jan 6, 2011
Ken Lambert answered:
Hi Joe- Check this link out; may help you. Some great info there.

It doesn't directly answer your question, but it does look at overall home sales. Those seem pretty steady over the past 3 years in town- so I'd say the multifamilies are in the same boat (in general).
And- I think Trulia has a pretty good tool on this if you just look up Pittsfield market data.,
Good luck,
Ken L.
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Sat Apr 3, 2010
Judy Boyle answered:
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Thu Apr 8, 2010
Mark Overholtzer answered:
First ask your family and friends if they have worked with one that they liked. Secondly call up a few brokerages in your county and ask who specializes in your area of town. Then make appointments with each, and interview them to see who you like best. ... more
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Tue Jan 26, 2010
Anne Meczywor answered:
Hi, Devlin,
I can't find that address on either the Berkshire MLS or in public records. Can you please double check and make sure that that is the legal address of the property? I'll be glad to get that information for you.
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Mon Jan 18, 2010
Mack McCoy answered:
Somebody local will almost certainly provide that information, but condos may have more restrictive requirements.
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Tue Nov 17, 2009
Scott A. Nelson answered:
You'll both have to check with your tax professional as well as your attornies. Alot would depend on how the properties were held in the past, the disposition of the assets in the divorce and times involved. You might also check out the "move up" tax credit and see if that might apply in your individual circumstances.

Hope that helps,
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Sun Nov 15, 2009
Rachelle Knight answered:
The credit is available to either someone who hasn't owned a home within the last 3 years, considered a first time buyer (which appears to exclude you) or someone who owned a home for 5 consecutive years during the last 8. So, if you owned the same home from 2001 or 2002 to 2007 you should be eligible, as long as you owned it for a full, consecutive five years. You should call your agent and ask them- they know your situation and should be able to provide specific answers. ... more
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Tue Sep 29, 2009
Dagmar Kubes answered:
I am sorry for you having to be in this situation, but to avoid this exact situation is having in place signed Purchase & Sale Agreement, that includes the contingencies of the purchase and sale. If inevidable happens and the extension of one of the contingencies is needed, your broker will know ahead of time, make a sure, that the extension is granted and the paperwork signed in time by both parties or their attorneys.
Yours and the seller's attorneys knowing the detail of the case, will make the decision.
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Wed Oct 7, 2009
Scott A. Nelson answered:
Wait & consult your attorney to review your options, after a careful review of your contract documents you'll have a better idea of what can be done. These things happen, it's not an end of the world event but it is serious and an informed decision is the best course of action.

Hope that helps, check back and let me know how you made out,
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Mon Oct 6, 2014
Marlene Goldstein answered:
hi kate,
i am new to trulia and noticed your post of june 28th regarding 5 sergeant st, stockbridge...
as far as i know the rent is $1800 per month...i don't think the house is in foreclosure..
have you found a place to buy or rent yet?...what have you been looking at?...anyhow, if i can
help answer any more of your questions, or help you in any way, please do not hesitate to let me know...
good luck...marlene
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Wed Oct 7, 2009
Dagmar Kubes answered:
absolutely, there are numerous well managed vacation communities in the Berkshies, located usualy near skiing, ofierring a lake, pool, gym and some time even the club-house. The prices vary depending on the house, but without the doubt, under 500K can be found.
Also, you will find a charming lake in the midst of practicaly every Berkshire town, so it'll eventualy depends on the house, that will best suit your needs.
Call or e-mail me directly with your criteria, I'll send you my picks of the available homes for start, and we can start searching together as soon as you are ready.

Looking forward to hearing from you.

Dagmar Kubes
Assoc. Broker, ABR
Century 21 Franklin Street
413 528-6485
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