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Suzanne MacD…, Real Estate Pro in Morristown, NJ
Suzanne MacDowell answered:
Can you rent to somebody you know with section 8?
You can, as far as I know, but it may not be a good idea. The landlord/tenant relationship is a business relationship and renting to a friend could blur that line and lead to difficult ... more
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Masha Sender…, Real Estate Pro in Newton, MA
Masha Senderovich answered:
I recently purchused property with a 5 yr old septic tank but had the house removed and going to rebuild. Can i still use the existing septic tank?
As long as it passes title V. I think you need to get it inspected every 5 years.
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Marcelina Mc…, Real Estate Pro in Duvall, WA
Marcelina McGinnis answered:
what is involved in condoizing a two family house (currently co-owned)?
Wow I wish my brother in law was on Trulia, he'd be the perfect one to answer this question. He's recently converted his 4-plex to condos. In short, he needed an attorney to w ... more
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Kevin Vitali, Real Estate Pro in Tewksbury, MA
Kevin Vitali answered:
I'll try and keep this short.. My parents own a beautiful 2 family home in Quincy. They are both in there 70's but in great health. My
That type of condo is very hard to finance for buyers and not worth the expense that it was worth several years ago. Talk to local Realtors and local mortgage brokers. You want to see ... more
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Marty Kaiser, Real Estate Pro in Orlando, FL
Marty Kaiser answered:
I am trying to negotiate with a builder/seller of a property without an agent, anything I need to be aware of?
I highly recommend either employing the services of a realtor or having a lawyer review the contract prior to you signing it. The two biggest issues are the financial stability of the ... more
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Ken Lambert,  in Exeter, NH
Ken Lambert answered:
I saw a waterproofed basement with vinyl on the floor and walls. Is this a good waterproofing technique?It
Hi Rona- This is just a cursory answer and thought- sight unseen. I was a builder for 10+ years in Mass.
I can assure you that a vinyl floor, or a wall covering, is not going to stop ... more
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Bob Bittelari, Real Estate Pro in Belmont, MA
Bob Bittelari answered:
We own a condo in a 2-family house where we'd like to stay long-term.
Hi Pam... I have not experienced someone turning a condo conversion back to a two family. I would think once you purchase the other unit, you would need to have a new deed recorded back ... more
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RoostWise Te…, Real Estate Pro in Bedford, MA
RoostWise Team answered:
How do you convert 2 condos back into a single-owner 2-family house?
You would want to look at the current market values of each condo and then take the sum of the whole house (as if it were a single) and find comparable houses sold in your community to ... more
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Bill Eckler, Real Estate Pro in Venice, FL
Bill Eckler answered:
can I use existing septic system when I rebuild,after I demolish current old house.?
John,

Since building codes tend to change over time, we recommend that you refer your question to your city or town code enforcement office.
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Dallas Texas, Real Estate Pro in Dallas, TN
Dallas Texas answered:
I would love to have a fantastic reference book about "short sales." Can anyone recommend one to me?
I would do investigation via the web, there are no rules, matter of listing a home for sale, all is up to bank for final decisions, and stack list submitted by the property owner.
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