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Home Buying in Walpole : Real Estate Advice

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Sat Feb 1, 2014
Robin Wish answered:
That's not a cut and dry answer.. Call the town hall board of health for a list of engineers who have worked in the area..
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Thu Feb 28, 2013
Julie Saccone answered:
Wed Oct 12, 2016
Joyce Lin answered:
That really depends on a number of factors.

Working to improve your credit is always in your best interest.

Let me know if you want the name of a Loan Officer that can advise you on that.

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Thu Mar 28, 2013
Jean Curley answered:
Jennifer - I work for Coldwell Banker and live in neighboring Norfolk. Walpole is a fantastic town with a strong community base with excellent schools. The location of Walpole with access to all highways has been one reason for many to begin their journey there. In Massachusetts you have the option for a real estate agent to represent your best interests in a sales transaction. The agent representing Toll Brothers, by law, has a fiduciary responsibility to represent their client, the seller. It is your choice to have an agent who works for your best interest in a real estate transaction, not the sellers agent. Call me if you would like additional specifics on Walpole, the home sales, recreation, etc. All the best, Jean Curley. ... more
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Fri Dec 21, 2012
Linda Wigren answered:
There are 75 Single Family listings on presently. 14 of those have accepted offers.
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Sun Nov 4, 2012
Heath Coker answered:
There is a specific procedure for the abatement process in MA.
Call your local assessor (town hall) and ask for the forms and time schedule.

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Tue Jul 10, 2012
Richard Shapiro answered:
You could use one Realtor but it might be best to use one to sell and one to buy each being an expert in each market.

You don't need to sell in order to get pre approved. A pre approval can be based on an assumption of you potential sale. It would be wise to see that this will work before you go through the effort of selling.

As for the investment property. It's a good time to refi now based on the low rates. If you have excellent credit refinancing around when you buy wouldn't hurt your credit. It might be better though to have that refinance done in advanced so you can be accurately qualified for the Sharon purchase.

I am based in Natick if you with to speak with no cost or obligation.
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Mon May 20, 2013
Clark Riel answered:
I am not a tax professional and I suggest you talk to one, but if I understand this correctly and you bought your mother's home which see lived in and if she claimed it as her primary residence for 2 of the past 5 years there would be no tax consequence on her part up to $250,000 or $500,000 if she files jointly. You bought it for $60,000 so I am assuming that covered her note on the reverse mortgage. You on the other hand, unless you bought it as your primary residence may have tax consequences in the future. If it is your primary residence and the tax laws stay the same concerning capital gains then you would have the same tax relief when you sell. If the property is an investment then you can defer your taxes owed by doing a like exchange when you sell. ... more
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Tue Jul 10, 2012
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Sat Jan 22, 2011
Amy Mullen answered:
Good evening!

You are looking for a facilitator then. A buyers agent does a lot more than showings.

I would be happy to discuss the differences and what you are looking for in a buyers agent.

Feel free to call or email when you have a moment.

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Thu Nov 18, 2010
Janet Larsen answered:
contact a good Real Estate attorney to assist you in this process.

Janet Larsen, Broker/Associate
Remax Connection
Sewell, NJ 08080
Cell 856-261-6910
offc 856-415-1210, ext 321
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Thu Apr 7, 2011
Massachusetts Real Estate answered:
Hi John - This document from the IRS should answer all of your questions.
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Fri Nov 19, 2010 answered:
Unfortunately not many places will compare to brookline which is why the real estate prices are so high. Norwood definitely has more commercial business going on making it a little more vibrant plus rte 1 runs through there and it has an airport. Walpole has a much smaller center so it would definitely be a change in lifestyle for you.
My suggestion would be for you to take a day or early evening and go to each town. Choose a local restaurant to have lunch or dinner and get a feel for the area. Maybe even take the train in to get an idea of commute. These decisions are very personal and it is hard for another person to guide to an area that is comfortable for you.
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Thu Mar 3, 2011
Jim Johnson answered:
Take a walk around the neighborhood, and ask the current homeowners about their experience. Also check the BBB web site.
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Sat May 16, 2009
Jeffrey Schnabel answered:
Barry (?),

Okay, you could go in without representation and it would be logical to conclude that they aren't having to pay a buyer's agent, so if the typical buyer agent fee is 3%, then you might be able to negotiate the 3% off the sale price.

But you have to ask yourself, how do you know, without understanding comparable values in the area, like an agent would, that the sale price is what the property is worth? Fact is, you don't. Many people think they are getting a deal by trying to negotiate the 3% off the sale price, justifying that since they don't have an agent, they should be entitled to the discount.

When they get the discount, they feel good. Too bad though, especially if the house was 15% over priced to begin with. What you end up with is 3% off an over priced house, and you feel good about it??

Use an agent and get good representation to help you figure out what the house is really worth, and what you should be negotiating for. And not just for the purchase price, but also in upgrades, terms and conditions, and other items that you're simply not experienced enough with.

The likelihood is that you'll end up considerably better off with an agent than without one.

Good luck,

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