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Home Buying in Plaistow : Real Estate Advice

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Sat Apr 5, 2014
Melani Taillon answered:
I would suggest Regency Mortgage. Ask for Scott. 603-610-8852. Please give me a call if you would like assistance in your home search. I'm happy to help.

Melani Taillon
BH&;G /The Masiello Group
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Sun Apr 27, 2014
Gary Geer answered:
I wold contact the managing broker of the office and relay all of this information. You should be paid.
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Sun Sep 12, 2010
Trevolyn Haines answered:
Hello Steve,
Can you give us a little bit more info.
Is this re: a property the agent in question is the listing agent or does he have the buyers or both?
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Sat Mar 6, 2010
Wayne Machado answered:
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Sun Apr 27, 2014
Val Cloutier answered:
Hi Maryann,
I'm sure that you'll have multiple responses within the next couple of hours. As you are probably aware, there is presently an abundance of short-sale homes on the market throughout Rockingham County. While the home-owner may be open for a cash purchase, the final say rests with the lender, and unless the lender has set the short sale price, this could be a lengthy process, even for a cash buyer such as yourself. For this reason, you may wish to consider homes that are NOT short-sale situations, where the Seller is able to make their own decision on what is an acceptable cash offer. If you have any questions, you are welcome to contact me at your convenience. My contact info is below. Thanks, and have a GREAT day :)

Valerie Cloutier, Realtor®
MA & NH Real Estate Services
Accredited Buyer Representative
e-PRO Certified 2008

603-965-5197 Cell
800-746-8448 x424 Toll Free
603-425-1193 Fax

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Fri May 29, 2009
Val Cloutier answered:
It's understandable that you don't want to wait--rates are fluctuating each day, and seem to be edging up ever so slightly. At what point are you in the buying process? Are you pre-approved? Have you been out looking? I always recommend getting your pre-approval all set before going out "house shopping". The lenders require a great deal of paperwork from you, so if you haven't begun that process, now would be a great time to start.

You probably don't want to get involved with negotiations, home inspections, and more negotiations just prior to leaving. Those things are usually handled within days of an accepted offer, but you want to be able to give it the attention that such a large purchase deserves.

Perhaps while you are on vacation, an agent that you feel comfortable with could keep an eye on the market and even preview properties for you in your absence. That way, when you return, you'll already have a good jump on what is available in your price range,and can visit suitable properties as soon as you return. If you're not currently working with an agent, and you have more questions that you'd like to ask privately, you are welcome to contact me by phone (603-965-5196) or email (,

Valerie Cloutier,
Accredited Buyer's Representative
NH & MA Real Estate Services
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Sun Apr 27, 2014
Dana Scalici answered:
Seller concessions are any monies given to the buyer, toward closing costs or pre-paid items. For example say you were to offer $100,000 but wanted the seller to pay $3,000 in closing costs, the seller may only want to pay the agents commission on $97,000 because they are not actually getting $100,000 for the property.

As far as your agents commission, if the property was found through the multiple listing service then they were probably offering compensation. If it wasn't then your agent probably submitted a request for compensation to the seller, then he would make sure to get paid. Hope this helps
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