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Home Buying in Woburn : Real Estate Advice

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Wed Jun 6, 2012
Wen Farina answered:
You can schedule a private showing and go in and see for yourself. This house was completely renovated but it is always a good idea to see it in person not solely pics. Wayne ... more
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Tue Mar 26, 2013
Greer Swiston answered:
Often 30% down, some times you can find lenders that would let you put 20% or 25% down.
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Thu Sep 29, 2011
Jeffrey Carter answered:
Hello Sherbs,

There is a program called 203k (rehab loan) This will solve your problem. There may also be some conventional loans that might work. Please contact me for a few mortgage referrals.

Jeffrey Carter, ABR
978 717 9015
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Thu Jun 12, 2014
Tom and Joanne Team answered:
Mathew J:

Great question and it truly depends. I am selling a home at 1 Marion St in Woburn and my clients are looking to buy in the $500K range in the towns you mentioned. It will depend whether you are already rooted in one of these towns and whether you want to change schools?

Of the three Wakefield is the most expensive and if you want new then Wilmington would be my first choice. in Woburn if your shooting for 10-15 years old the home in that price point is going to be in a suspect location such as a busy road or near power lines.

You can visit my website and if you want to chat further then please reach out to me. Best
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Sun Jul 18, 2010
J.M.Jones - 978-335-9092 - Homes & Rentals answered:
Have you tried further east like Gloucester, Manchester, Rockport - many option there.
I would be glad to help you in any area but I am very familiar with these communities if you interested in working with me.

I am available at all hours - just Call, EMail or Text and I will be happy to send you the lastest properties directly to you and we can see them at a moments notice.

Be safe - J

Jamin M Jones
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Sun Nov 8, 2009
Elizabeth Herbert answered:
Provided that it passes certain guidelines and will be granted a Certificate of Occupancy, I believe you can. DEFINITELY get yourself a Buyer Agent!
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Fri Oct 9, 2009
Daniel answered:
short answer is no

your credit history is the only record that a lender has to guage as to how you pay your bills

bad credit means that you do not pay your bills

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Sun Aug 23, 2009
Patrick Thies answered:
Yes you can, but there are some conditions. All offers must be presented to the seller upto the date of closing. However, your offer would be a back up offer. If something happened to the first offer, then you would be next in line. The downside of this is that you have an offer on that property until it closes. ... more
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Wed Jul 1, 2009
Coldwell Banker Mendo Realty Inc answered:
Greetings Tallyj:
The First Time Home Buyer's Credit (meaning that you and any co-buyer have not owned a home in the past 36 months) is an income tax credit of $8,000 or 10% of the purchase price, whichever is lower. If you purchased your home in 2008 you must pay back the credit over 15 years with no interest due, at the rate of about $500 per year. If you purchase a home between January 1, 2009 & November 30, 2009 - you do not have to pay back the credit. You must occupy the home as your principle residence for at least the next 36 months, but then the credit is forgiven. Yes, you must purchase a home first to get the credit. Go to and look for form 5405. ... more
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Fri Jul 24, 2009
Tej Bhatnagar answered:
Hi Tallyj,
Are you talking about the first time home buyer tax credit? You need to purchase the home by November 30, 2009. This doesn't mean contract on the house by that date, it means you actually have to close on the home by that date. Then when you do your taxes for 2009 next year, you will get your credit of 10% or $8,000, whichever is lower. Of course, there are income restrictions. See my website for more info:
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Wed Dec 28, 2011
Patrick Beringer answered:
You do not qualify--"Purchaser (and purchaser's spouse) may NOT have owned a primary residence in 3 years previous to purchase."
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Tue Aug 28, 2012
Irena answered:
It is not in the MLS. Where did you see the listing?

According to the registry of deeds it was purchased/refinanced few days ago ... more
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Thu Jun 5, 2008
Molly answered:
Rob, it will be nearly impossible to find a single family home for that price.
Have you considered a condo (or looking beyond Burlington)?
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Sun Aug 30, 2009
Ute Ferdig answered:
Hi Jackson. It really depends on what kind of an agreement you signed with the agent. If you signed an exclusive buyer broker agreement, you'll most likely have to. You have to read the terms of your agreement very careful. The good news is that many FSBOs will be willing to pay a commission to the agent who brings them a buyer. Good luck. ... more
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