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Middlesex County : Real Estate Advice

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Wed Mar 20, 2013
Richard Shapiro answered:
Talk to Andrew Adams at Wells Fargo.
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Mon Mar 18, 2013
Cheryl Allder answered:
You may want to contact the housing authorities in the area where you want to live a lot of landlords will contact the housing authorities and let them know that they have apt s for rent, the list is posted the first of the month ... more
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Sun Mar 17, 2013
Louis Wolfson answered:
I would have it mitigated prior to your closing. The roof should be replaced properly along with soffet and ridge vents. I would also have an air quality test.

This should be handled by your attorney in the purchase and sales agreement. ... more
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Tue Jun 16, 2015
Jennifer Keenan answered:
Condo fees are not negotiable. They are set by the condo association and are calculated by the percentage share of each unit in relation to the total area of the building. The costs vary from building to building and unit to unit. The cost will depend on what's included - water/sewer charges, master insurance, any landscaping or snow removal, cleaning of common areas, building maintenance, parking, professional management, etc. Some condo fees even include heat/hot water.

When you are shopping for your new home, make sure to ask the listing agent what the condo fee includes, then you can properly calculate any additional monthly costs into your budget that aren't covered.
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Sat Apr 13, 2013
Shane Engel answered:
"Credit" is one important factor, but not the ONLY important factor that landlords consider when reviewing tenant applications. Sometimes explaining why a credit score is low can help. Many landlords (especially if they are having trouble renting a unit) will compromise. (In order to find a landlord who might be having trouble renting a unit, you may end up having to call on ads for apartments that are higher than "market rate." They might be willing to come down on the rent some, because they are probably not getting many calls. Or, like many people with less-than-optimal credit, you might end up having to pay a slight "premium" until the credit situation improves.) Hope this is helpful. ... more
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Mon Mar 25, 2013
Thomas von Zabern answered:
Hi Mary

Most banks will ask for 5% to 10% down, but first time homebuyer programs exist through Mass Housing that allow you to buy with as little as 3% down. I'd be glad to discuss the details with you if you wish.

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Tom von Zabern
RE/MAX Destiny
Cambridge, MA
617-354-1143
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Sat Jun 15, 2013
Ron Thomas answered:
Realtors have a high honor system; they will work it out between themselves.
Just give the name and phone # to your Agent, and he will take care of it.
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Mon Mar 11, 2013
Nicole Allen answered:
It is possible and common, especially, if there is an existing lease that is expiring late Spring, early, Summer. I'd advise you to begin your search now, to get an idea of what you're looking for. Also bear in mind that some property owners are looking for someone to occupy within 30 days of the received deposit. ... more
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Mon Mar 11, 2013
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Thu Feb 28, 2013
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Mon Oct 7, 2013
Heath Coker answered:
If you go into your listings you can edit things.



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Thu Oct 10, 2013
Robert Ortiz answered:
Other than the fact that they let it fall into such terrible disrepair?
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Wed Mar 13, 2013
Heath Coker answered:
The public records on these properties don't indicate any flight.
The previous owners held the properties for an avrage amount of time.

I would call the town offices and ask if there are any issues that may not be visible to an occosional or new visitor.



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Mon Feb 25, 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.


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Sun Feb 24, 2013
Joanne Mcdonnell answered:
It depends on the zoning and what can be built on it. There is no square footage rule. If you're trying to price out a particular parcel I'd be happy to help with more specifics. Joanne ... more
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Mon Feb 25, 2013
Joanne Mcdonnell answered:
Your property value will more than likely be affected by the TOD. It’s hard to say if it will help or hurt your value without more information. As time goes by and the cityâ€s plan is more concrete you should have a better understanding of its effects on your property. If you’d like to talk about it with more specifics I’d be happy to help. Not knowing your address and the true TOD plans it’s hard to say as of yet. Please let me know if I can help. Good Luck Joanne ... more
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Tue Feb 26, 2013
Wen Farina answered:
Hi Amy,
this listing is not currently active on MLS under Danielle nor anyone else. Let us know if you have any questions or need more assistance. info@wenrealty.com
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Fri Feb 22, 2013
Wen Farina answered:
Hi Gina,
This is hard to answer because it really depends on the person what they consider noisy. Most parks in Reading have signs that prohibits use of the park after dark but if you are thinking of buying a house there check it out on the weekends and evenings to see if the level is acceptable to you. Info@wenrealty.com ... more
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Tue Oct 7, 2014
Traci Topalis answered:
Hi John my husband is a builder in Massachusetts.We have used a few architects. We are fond of Michael McKay and use him exclusively now. His number is 617-522-5060. If you contact him please tell him Traci Topalis recommended you call. If I can be of any assistance to you regarding locating a home or a lot to build on please don't hesitate to call me. It would bet pleasure to assist you.
Regards,Traci Topalis William Raveis Realestate (508)243-4741
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