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Cranston : Real Estate Advice

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Mon Nov 26, 2012
Kevin Cooney answered:
Hi Elizabeth, the area around Mapleton I refer to as Edwn Park but some Realtors/people consider it South Auburn. Also, Waterman is the elementary school for that area, not Eden Park. if you have any other further questions I'd be happy to help. Contact me anytime at 401-480-8166. ... more
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Tue Nov 6, 2012
Alison Hillman answered:
Great question! Have you worked with an agent yet?

Hope this helps,
Ali, Community Manager
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Fri Dec 6, 2013
Fooks Team answered:
LInda please contact Bill Fooks at 401-639-7657 for a free market analysis of your home. NO obligation! Or email
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Fri Dec 6, 2013
Brian McGloin answered:
There are multiple homes for sale in this are, single family as well as multi families. if you would like more help in identifying them, i can help. I will work with you and determine your criteria for a house, price range, style, etc. and work to find that HOME for you. Call me for additional information at 401-829-0318.

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Sun Jun 10, 2012
Bill Gaess answered:
Carlton St and Wheeler Av (I don't think there is a Wheeler St) are both in Cranston East School district. Wheeler is in Edgewood and Carlton is in the Stadium/Twin Oaks area. My son, Will, just finished his first year at East. Perhaps your kid(s) know him. ... more
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Wed May 16, 2012
Robert Crudale answered:
Without seeing the property it would be tough to give an accurate price. What is the condition? What are the amenities? What is the size of the home? Generally speaking, that area would command around 125,000- 150,000 for an home in average condition. Ones that need work can be from 85,000- 120,000. Please contact me at anytime and we can get more in detail about the property, the area, and the values.
thanks for reading!
bob crudale
The Crudale Realty Group
Keller Williams Realty
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Wed May 9, 2012
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Tue Jul 19, 2011
Shane Milne answered:
Congrats on your upcoming closing! HUD can take forever, I know how you must feel.

It may spell out in your purchase contract when "possession" occurs. It often is 5PM the day of recording/closing, and with HUD homes usually it's the listing agent who has the keys. You shouldn't need to ask for the keys to make copies, you should get *the* only copies - but I would not trust they are so I'd change the locks ASAP. If the agent doesn't want to give you the keys then there probably is a valid reason, because a real estate agent usually wants to give you the keys unless all terms of the closing have not been met. Tomorrow morning I'd call up your agent and ask when you will get the keys, you should get your answer. ... more
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Mon May 9, 2011
John Hollis answered:

Typically when you agree to close on a bank property the wording in the contract (as per your 45 days) would be 45 days from date of acceptance from lender. Did the lender accept the offer yet? If it isnt in writing, it isn't binding. The $1000.00 is a deposit in good faith and if the bank doesnt accept the offer, you get that back, if they do accept, it will be credited to your down payment.

Dealing with Bank owned properties and short sales can be daunting at times, both for you, and your agent. Don't lose faith in your agent. This is a relationship and they have your best interests at hand.

Once the bank officially accepts offer, believe me, they will be anxious to close on the sale.

I hope this helps.
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Wed Jan 19, 2011
Edward Barrios answered:
Yes. I would also recommend posting your homes listing on and (which I'm sure you are familiar with).

Postlets is a great way to have you home automatically forwarded to several other websites, exposing it to a very broad audience.

With that said, on average, "Sellers who use a real estate professional make 16 percent more on the sale of their home than do sellers who go it alone. Unrepresented sellers often do not understand the complexity, range and timing of tasks they will have to perform if they don’t use a professional."


Best of luck,

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Tue Nov 23, 2010
Sheli Stoddart answered:
This is typical of a short sale situation. The situation becomes even more complex with the new guidelines some banks have for selling a home to the occupant. Trust me this is very frustrating for Realtors as well. ... more
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Sun Aug 23, 2009
CCC answered:
Hi, I have notice on high price REO properties that sometimes, no one , either the lender (owner) or an agent has gone to the property.
Picture(s) is 5 year old and have no idea of the condition of the property. Those are the high price properties.

Foreclosure is the time between Sheriff Sale and end of redemtion period. But the word is use wide for Real Estate Owned (REO) by lender / mortgage servicers.

The low price could be the "Buy Now" price. If it is an action, it will begin very low.
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Mon Jul 20, 2009
Brenda Fernandes answered:
Cranston has very good qualities about it. Like all towns each neighborhood can be different. Take a ride through and see if it suits you.

If you need any help, please feel free to contact me at anytime.
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Tue Jun 30, 2009
Christopher Cox answered:
Hi Anne,

All my research supports your findings. It is not currently listed on and MLS. And it is still showing on public records as being bank owned! If you are interested I would be happy to give you an update as soon as it does get listed. I can also set you up to receive automated updates on all houses that meet your criteria.

Happy Hunting,
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Thu Feb 12, 2009
Kerri Stetson answered:
From my experience your offer should reflect the area sales and overall condition of the property. The bank is looking for Fair market value for the property. If you have repair estimates I'm sure the negogiator will glady take them to help argue the point but keep in mind the most important numbers are the areas recently solds. Call me or email me I'll gladly do the comparables for you if you don't have a buyers agent. ... more
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Sun Feb 8, 2009
Bob's Team @ Re/max Flagship answered:
Mary Ann,

This property is pending with back up. It is a short sale and is listed for $119,900. If you would like a full print-out on this home just send us your e-mail address and we will get it out to you.
Have a great day.......

E-mail to:
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Thu Jan 22, 2009
Lori Rossi answered:
Hi John, The re-assessed value is due to the declining market since the last assessment, as you probably already know. I would advise to have your agent perform a market anaylysis on the home to determine market value, before submitting an offer. If you are not working with a buyer agent yet, I will be happy to help. You can contact me through my profile or at the email below. I work out of the Coldwell Banker Cranston/Warwick Center on Post Road.

Lori Rossi
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Tue Jan 13, 2009
Mary Lyons answered:
Hi Mary Ann,

This property is currently pending but they are taking back up offers, it has been listed for 100 days. The property was listed twice before once for 153 days and once for 186 days, each of those listing expired. If you would like more information email me at

Thanks for the question
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Thu Feb 5, 2009
Christopher Cox answered:
Hi Lexis,

This house has been on the market for 12 days. It is a bank owned property, the notes on the multiple listing service say that it is in what is called a "highest and best" situation that was to close end on 12/30. This means that the bank probably has multiple offers and wants buyers to bring their best offer to the table,no back and forth with the offers.

Are you interested in this area? If you would like more information on this or other properties, just shoot me an email at

Good Luck,
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Mon Dec 8, 2008
Dallas Texas answered:
GREAT QUESTION, your buyers agent should be able to assist you with all these questions. Each home is very different based on buyers agent research determine what is best offer without offending seller. In most instances with banks NOTE: I have been listing/buyers agent IF your offer does not work with their specified amount to sale the property they will not respond, take all offers as bids. If the home has equity, you like it in good condition offer list price perhaps $1000 over you will get the attention of the bank. Banks receive prior to listing a home documents from a realtor who has completed paperwork, pictures, description the bank all ready has this info. on file when they determine what is the best interest in order sale the property. GOOD LUCK ... more
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