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Home Buying in Bristol County : Real Estate Advice

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Sat Apr 6, 2013
Jennifer Poillucci answered:
Although this road is off the highly traveled road Rte. 44, Craven Court is a nice little subdivision with some nice homes. It is a safe part of Taunton within very close proximity to Dighton. If you are looking for a nice place to build a home for your family, it is very nice. ... more
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Thu Oct 24, 2013
Wen Farina answered:
there is no link on your question so it is hard to figure out what post you are referring to? are you a buyer or a seller? d
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Tue Apr 2, 2013
Tina Lam answered:
If you'd like to post on Trulia, contact them directly about their ad space availability.
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Fri Mar 22, 2013
Simon Campbell answered:
If your purchase agreement was subject to a mortgage commitment, then you can be released right away. You will need to provide a written letter to the seller or the seller's agent stating that you are cancelling the contract and the reasons why (refusal to sign a driveway easement letter). You could give the seller 24 or 48 hours to resolve the issue if you really want the house. If not then have the date of the letter be the cancellation date. You have a very good case here to be able to get back your earnest money deposit. ... more
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Sat Mar 16, 2013
Hi. Yes, you can receive a pre approval. We can help borrowers with scores as low as 600. We also offer a credit repair service which can enable you to improve your scores to obtain the most competitive interest rate. You work hard. You deserve the best. Feel free to contact me. Thank you ... more
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Wed Apr 24, 2013
Sarah Goulart Nathe answered:
None whatsoever, agents and/or companies pay Trulia to have their listings come up as featured.
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Thu Feb 28, 2013
Kyle Moriarty asked:
This question was asked from this property:
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Tue Mar 19, 2013
Yvonne Thompson answered:
I will research this and get back to you.

Yvonne Thompson
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Mon Apr 8, 2013
Christopher Pagli answered:
Hi, you can visit and click on the city reports section for in-depth crime stats and area demographics. Other options would be and

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Wed Feb 27, 2013
Josh Barnett answered:
You need to make any home you are selling the best home in the neighborhood if you will be re-selling to owner occupants. If you are selling to a fellow investor, discounting the price will be your best bet.

Good Luck
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Tue Apr 23, 2013
Joyce Lin answered:

Having your own Buyer Agent is the way to look out for your own best interest. The Agent Selling the house represents the Seller, not the Buyer and if by chance they do "disclosed dual agency" they truly represent neither of you, as they must remain neutral.

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Tue Feb 12, 2013
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Thu Feb 28, 2013
Louis Wolfson answered:

If you have to ask on a forum if the home is overpriced you should not be buying it or any home.

The proper way for you to determine if a property is fairly priced is to know the market. How do you get to know the market? Only 2 ways and you need to use both. 1) View as many homes in the area that are of similar value as to what you are looking at. 2) Have a good buyers agent that can also direct and inform you based on their experience in the market.

Tools like Zillow and Trulia can help provide broad information on homes and historic information and trends, but they do not know how it actually compares to the properties that are competing

A home is only overpriced if a) you don't feel it is worth it to you. b) no one else feels its worth it to them c) the appraisal comes in lower.

Get yourself a buyers agent, and or view as many homes as you can.

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Sun Feb 3, 2013
Kathy Schelleng answered:
Hi Adrienne,
It is customary to put between $500 and $1000 down with your offer to purchase in my area. This could be different where you plan to buy. When you sign your purchase and sale it is typical to put 5 to 10% of the purchase price. This can be indicative of your commitment as a buyer. A seller likes to see a little "skin in game", as they say, so while big escrow isn't manadatory, it strengthens your offer.

You total down payment can vary depending on the type of loan you secure... FHA, MA Housing, etc. Likely as low as 3% to as high as you want! Your lender can tell you what you qualify for.

You can probably expect $4000 to $5000 in closing costs, but you can see if the seller will pay all or part of closing costs. But realize that this will affect the seller's proceeds, so your offer will probably be expected to offset this. So what this really means is that you are financing your closing costs.

What your closing cost actually will be only be answered by your lender or your attorney and at this stage it will only be an estimate. Once taxes and utilities as well as bank fees are all worked out (much closer to your closing) will you know the exact figure. But start with your lender to get their estimate. I believe they are expected to come within a certain percentage (part of "truth in lending"). Hope this helps!
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Sat Feb 9, 2013
Kathy Schelleng answered:
Hi Nicole,
You want to make sure the condominium complex is FHA approved. The listing agent or your buyer's agent should be able to tell you this. You also want to speak with a lender, perhaps one you came across in your home buyer course. I am sure your buyer's agent could recommend someone to prequalify you. ... more
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Tue Jan 29, 2013
Bill Cabeceiras answered:
Sorry to be the bearer of bad news, but that property is sold.
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Thu Oct 3, 2013
Debbie McLaughlin answered:
Hello Lebel104.. I am the listing agent on 1553 Riverside Ave. Somerset. This property is currently under agreement. My team and I would be happy to help you find property. We are licensed in MA and RI... and cover the Bristol County. Fell free to contact me at 508-965-1942 or ... Debbie McLaughlin. Broker Associate at RE/MAX Welcome Home ... more
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Tue Feb 5, 2013
Wen Farina answered:
It is and it is also under agreement scheduled to close first week of Feb.
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Tue May 7, 2013
Christine Moran Realtor & Notary answered:
You should consider possibly purchasing a home in western mass and commuting. More house for your money.
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Tue Jan 29, 2013
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