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Tue Jan 29, 2013
Heath Coker answered:
I think the zip code you used, placed this question in the MA section.
You might want to check the zip and re-enter the question.

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Mon Jun 19, 2017
Ron Thomas answered:
This is a Real Estate site, populated by Realtors; I seriously doubt that there is a Building Contractor among us.
Now, if you had a Real Estate question.....

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Thu Aug 9, 2012
Kim Ouellette answered:
How many bedrooms to you need?

Please feel free to call or email me.

Kim Ouellette
Century 21
Cell 508-728-1700
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Mon Jan 25, 2016
Mayra Connolly answered:
Hi Melinda,

The commuter rail does not come to Marshfield. However, Greenbush Station in Scituate, which is the last stop on that commuter line, is about a 5 minute drive to Marshfield. Another option to consider is the commuter bus P & B, which goes from Boston to Plymouth and it makes a couple of stops in Marshfield.
Hope this helps. Please let me know if I can help answer any other questions or if I can help you in your home search.


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Thu Mar 22, 2012
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Fri Nov 25, 2011
Raymond Garcia answered:
Building codes require 2 (two) forms of egress.

If you have a very old house and are planning some kind of renovation, you may be required to provide an additional means of egress to comply with the new code. It' may be impossible due to the original design of the building, in which case you may have to seek a variance.

Hope this helps!

Ray Garcia
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Sat Mar 24, 2012
Dan Tabit answered:
I would consider making a reverse offer to everyone. If you drop the price while there is active interest, it may spur that interest to move quickly before others "find" your home. I've done this effectively and variations. If you make a reverse offer to a specific party, they may wonder how much lower you can go. Why not just drop the price and prepare for an offer? ... more
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Mon Jan 31, 2011
Sarah Rudinoff answered:
A short sale is a property that is being sold for under what the seller owes on it. Essentially, they are selling "short". Sometimes sellers are still making their payments to the bank but the market price of their home is below what they owe and many times the seller is behind on their payments but the bank has not foreclosed on their home so they still own it, but are short selling before the bank can foreclose on the property. It is best to talk to the listing agent to find out what position the sellers are in and how realistic the sticker price of the home is. ... more
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Thu Jan 27, 2011
Hank Spinnler answered:
I believe the tax credit deadline extension for 2011 applies for qualified members of the military only.
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Fri Apr 28, 2017
Monir Mamoun answered:
Two months is not too long. This "rule" depends on the lender. Basically the only issues are -- you still need to be living in the place (for real) and you may not be able to refinance right at the price you were trying to sell at -- maybe for a bit less.

There is no such rule of thumb for FHA loans. But you may be asked to provide an explanation -- like keeping a job, or changing your mind, or describing your "plan B" justification. Should be ok with most lenders. Call around. Should not be a big deal, especially at this time when a lot of people are trying a lot of nontraditional techniques.
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Mon Jul 19, 2010
Scott A. Nelson answered:
You should check with a licenced contractor & city inspectional services, there's also a height requirememt and other specifics as well.
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Wed May 12, 2010
Elizabeth Herbert answered:
You really need to check with the Zoning Board of your town and have your land surveyed.

Here's the nummber for Marshfield Zoning Board of Appeals: 781-834-5557
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Wed Jul 14, 2010
Andrew Adams answered:
As a Mortgage lender I do not even know what you are referring to. The only time that you will see a consumer dispute is on a credit report. Fannie Mae's guideline on disputed accounts is simply to have the borrower provide a letter explaining the dispute. If your credit score is suffereing as a result of the dispute your issue is with the credit reporting agency and Not Fannie Mae's Policy. ... more
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Mon Nov 2, 2009
Susan Costa answered:
Yes, for a room to be considered a bedroom, it must contain a built in closet. Can be small, but need to be in the room. Thinking of listing? I would be glad to assist.

Give me a call.

774-264-9117, 774-526-2457
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Tue Jun 29, 2010
Lisabrownsellshomes answered:
Hi Joan!

This one is currently under agreement. Are you looking for this style in general? What is your search area and type? Maybe I can help.


Lisa Brown, Realtor
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Tue Nov 9, 2010
Richard Power answered:
Good evening. I've searched through MLS and also the public records have found no information regarding 435 Careswell.

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Sun Feb 8, 2009
Bill Eckler answered:

Welcome to Trulia.......keep trying, you'll soon get the hang of it.
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Sat Oct 29, 2016
Melissa Mancini answered:
Hi Ryan,

Short & Simple...The three main things are: does it have an egress (exit)? Is the room "above grade"? And if the home has a septic, it must be designed to handle two bedrooms.

Building code today say there needs to be a closet and have minimum square footage requirements. But, if the home was built prior to this, then it could be grandfathered in.

These requirements can change from town to town, but this is basically what I have come across in MA. The town hall is your best source for your answer.

Best of Luck!
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Mon Sep 10, 2012
Rob Goodwin, Broker/Owner,ABR,CRS,e-PRO,GRI,SRES answered:
Good afternoon Ryan:

The law does not indicate that the responsibility for Title V certification rests on the seller. Traditionally the seller has been responsible. Sellers will try and have the buyer be responsible if there is no profit or a loss in the transaction. Banks will not grant a mortgage without doing a hold back of monies to cover 1 1/2 to 2 1/2 times the projected cost of a new system. ... more
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Mon Feb 9, 2015
Christina Alwert answered:
Are you working with an agent? You can ask the listing agent for information regarding the HOA association. Or have your realtor call and ask a bunch questions and poke around. Good Luck! ... more
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