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Tue Apr 2, 2013
Heath Coker answered:
I would use a local rental professional to save time and money and also to make sure you don't miss a great rental.
You can also drive the areas you like and look for landlords' signs.

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Tue Apr 2, 2013
Alison Hillman answered:
Hi Sally,

That is so exciting! Take a look at our rental listings here:,MA/

Hope this helps,
Ali, Community Manager
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Thu Oct 4, 2012
Alison Hillman answered:
Hi Elizabeth,

You can get started on your search right here on Trulia:,MA/ (just change the city name to explore different cities).

Hope that helps,
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Fri Jun 29, 2012
Peter Mlaguzi answered:
This is the most recent sale on that street.

38 Salt Island Rd Gloucester  MA  01930-1945  12/22/2010  $825,000  1-Family Residence - Contemporary 

Are you interested in listing your home? If so, feel free to contact me for a free market analysis.

Best regards,

We don't sell homes, we sell futures!

p.s. The highest level of gratitude my clients can show me is by referring their friends and family

Peter J. Mlaguzi III
M&A Real Estate
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Tue Apr 2, 2013
Linda Sciaraffa answered:
Hi if you like you can go to my web site www.LindasRentals.Biz and fill out a renters info form I will then contact my landlords on your behalf I work with 102 landlords on the North Shore and would be more than happy to assist you.

Linda's Rentals and Sales
Office# 978-969-1978

Linda Sciaraffa
Cellphone 781-346-3350
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Sat Jul 21, 2012
Ron Thomas answered:
If you did not sign a non-disclosure agreement.....
As a matter of fact, there are a lot of people out there gathering information about every sale to use in their statistics books. Don't be surprised if someone approaches you.

A lot has changed in my lifetime, (I'm an O.F.), when I was young, people talked: Didn't worry about it. Nowadays; people are afraid to say the wrong thing or talk to the wrong person. Too much paranoia out then; rightly so.

Good luck and may God bless
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Fri Jan 20, 2012
Don Tepper answered:
A couple of quick thoughts:

Are you sure you can't refinance? If the two-family homes in your neighborhood aren't comparable to yours, then an appraiser shouldn't use them as comps. Don't automatically assume that because, say, a couple of duplexes sold recently, that your appraisal would come in the same as theirs.

Would converting the property to condos raise the appraisal value of each unit? Impossible to say for sure, but probably yes, if your description is accurate.

Your main challenge is likely to be zoning issues--converting a single-family home into condos. That could take some time and run up some legal fees. The paperwork then to condominiumize your property is going to take more money.

Check with a good real estate lawyer in your area for more guidance.

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Sat Jul 21, 2012
Dan Tabit answered:
It's not uncommon anywhere. Many lenders are swamped with the low rates. Others are overwhelmed with short sales and foreclosures. You don't mention why you are requesting an extension, but if it's for financing it’s not uncommon.
If there are other reasons, you can ask the seller for one, but they may request you do something for them in return. This could be a release of earnest money or paying the seller's daily carrying costs.
Remember the seller is trying to make plans too. They may need the proceeds of their sale to purchase their next house; your extension will translate to them needing one and perhaps their seller's too.
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Tue Nov 15, 2011
Richard Shapiro answered:
probably not. look around at enough homes and you might notice that assesed values dont typically match the asking and sales prices.
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Mon Apr 15, 2013
Mike Sullivan answered:
I hope I understand your question correctly...putting in an offer doesn't constitute a contract. The realtor is obligated to submit all offers in a timely fashion. the seller, on the other hand, can accept the offer, counter the offer, deny the offer --- or simply have no response! If the seller is out of town, delays are not uncommon in responding to an offer. Have your realtor contact the other agent to determine the status of the response

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Mon Aug 1, 2011
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Wed May 15, 2013
Jennifer Erickson answered:
The summer in Gloucester is your best rental market. The condo would have to be appealing to a vacation renter or you could try to book by the week, that would require a rental agency that specializes in short term rentals.. The closer to a beach the better. Good luck on your purchase. ... more
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Thu Apr 7, 2011
Jennifer Erickson answered:
Hi Prissy -

It has not. It expired on 12/31/10 and has not been extended or picked up by another office. If you would like I can watch it and let you know if and when it comes back on. I can also try to get a hold of the seller to see if they are still interested in selling the property. You can view my profile for my contact information if you would like to let me know how to contact you. My website is referenced below as well.

Jennifer Erickson
Team Erickson - Keller Williams
Making Dreams Reality
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Tue Sep 18, 2012
Lisa Johnson Sevajian answered:
The lending market is tougher than I have ever seen it right now. If you know your credit is an issue you could take a two tier approach. First contact a lender and find out how much of an issue it is. A good mortgage rep will review your credit and point out which are the most damaging pieces.

Once you understand what needs to be addressed research good credit counselors. There are many that are low cost , some that are no cost but you do need to do some homework.
Good luck!
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Wed May 15, 2013
J.M.Jones - 978-335-9092 - Homes & Rentals answered:
Hi Jeff, Call me and we can talk if you free - you have many options - I am here in Gloucester - I live near the Blvd. I think I can help - 978-335-9092
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Sun May 9, 2010
J.M.Jones - 978-335-9092 - Homes & Rentals answered:
The building dept is closed and tomorrow is a holiday - so who knowsn the exacts with details - I think they need to be heated if FHA - Anyone know for sure....?
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Tue Oct 7, 2008
Dallas Texas answered:
Keep in mind in order purchase any property and work with realtor need lender approval. Foreclosures and short sales usually have drama with bidding wars prep for anticipation of the what if's. however worth it home with equity.
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Wed Apr 8, 2009
Dallas Texas answered:
Tax assessment value you can reach county records to obtain that info. An agent can comp the property would estimated value ONLY realtor not seen the property for conditions and etc. What does your buyers agent have to state for the value? ... more
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Thu Jul 23, 2009
Frank Biganski answered:

If you're referring to Gloucester,Virginia, then I can assist you. Our brokerkage firm, EZ-Vest Realty, specializes in helping investors so feel free to contact me at or (757) 303-0517.

Frank Biganski, Realtor ABR
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Sat Nov 17, 2007
Leo answered:
6% minimum... most sellers are paying more to attract more showings from Buyer's agents
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