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Home Buying in Worcester County : Real Estate Advice

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Fri Apr 12, 2013
Jim Driscoll answered:
depending on what town you are looking at buying in downpayment assistance might be available. Let me know what town or towns you are looking to buy in and I will let you know what would be available.

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Wed Mar 20, 2013
Hi Checkmate2014,

The only no money down mortgages available right now are the VA & USDA loans. VA is only available to active duty military or Veterans with entitlement.

The USDA program is only available in rural areas and you have to qualify under the county income limits based on the number of people in the household. In Worcester County the income limit for a 4 person household is $100,900 so you wouldn't qualify.

Your only options are going to be FHA with 3.5% down or a conventional mortgage with 3-5% down.

Please feel free to contact me for more information or help with your mortgage.

John Burke
Senior Mortgage Banker
Peoples Bank & Trust Co.
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Tue May 20, 2014
jimgatos answered:
Probably.. Everything is market driven. If demand goes up, prices go up, It looks like rates will go up no matter what according to recent reports. According to a report from BrokerMetrics, for ALL condo's in Westborough, through Feb-12, 2012 vs. Feb-13 of this year, : The number of for sale properties is up 14% and the number of sold properties is down 50%, however, he average months supply of inventory is down 57%. The way I interpret this information is inventory is getting tight... prices are starting to go up and it looks unavoidable..

We at the Jim Gatos Group do not represent Westborough Village. Give us a call at 508-365-3581 and press "1" to get one of our buyer specialists. We can legally represent you, attempt to get you the best price, terms, and conditions, and help you obtain top notch financing! Best of all, it's all free and won't cost you nothing! Give us a call and we will be glad to help..

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Fri Apr 24, 2015
Wen Farina answered:
Hi Krenda,

What type of dog do you have? and what purchase price range do you have in mind?
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Wed Apr 23, 2014
Nancy Butterly answered:
It's a neighborhood setting with streets mainly for the home owners on the street. You
will need to have a car to get to shopping. Rte.122 just down the road.
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Tue Mar 12, 2013
Kate Nolan answered:
I think you will enjoy living here with your family. Hopedale is pretty,has great fun activities and it is very walkable. it is a community that wants to be protective warm and welcoming to all
The location is terrific. Easy fast access to all major highways plus all the shopping and entertainment spots. No driving for miles and miles to go to the market
Town services are all here and excellent. In addition we are so close to Milford regional hospital
Without hesitation I would recommend Hopedale.
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Thu Mar 23, 2017
Judy Boyle answered:
Hello Newbuyer!

While I have not purchased a home in Westborough Village (and have no vested interest and am merely expressing my professional opinion) Toll Brothers has a reputation of building quality homes that hold their value. The fact that Toll Brothers has selected the highly desirable community of Westborough is a testament that the owners of homes at Westborough Village should expect that they have made a wise investment.

It would be my pleasure to discuss this further and/or assist you with your Real Estate goals!

Warm regards,
Judy Boyle
RE/MAX Signature Properties
Proudly Serving the Boroughs and Beyond!
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Sat Mar 23, 2013
Suzanne MacDowell answered:
Yes, it is absolutely legal. When you make an offer on a short sale you have to negotiate with both the owner and the bank that holds the mortgage. The bank is going to try to get as close to market value for the property as they possibly can, that is their legal duty to their shareholders, they would be negligent if they did otherwise. If this was not the case, buyers could go offer the homeowner a dollar for a million-dollar home and the bank would have to accept that price. I know that is an extreme example, but I think you can see my point.

It is not only legal for the bank to demand a higher price, but they would be remiss in their duties if they didn't depending on how close to market value your original offer was. That's just how it's done.
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Wed Feb 27, 2013
Joyce Lin answered:
Hi Scott, please email me at and I will be happy to answer your questions. I work in the Leominster/Fitchburg area.

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Wed Mar 20, 2013
Steve Levine answered:
Yes, there are often more than what you see online, and multiple reasons for that. Email
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Sun Mar 17, 2013
Joyce Lin answered:
Sun Jun 9, 2013
jimgatos answered:
No... If you'd like, I can have a mortgage lender call you and see ahat they can do to help you qualify for a loan, but it is not available for rent of rent to own.
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Wed Jan 30, 2013
Joyce Lin answered:
Hi Cyndi - what's the address? There wasn't a link.

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Tue Jan 29, 2013
Tina Lam answered:
What kind of security are we talking about? Financial, personal, ownership rights?
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Mon Jan 14, 2013
Debra (Debbie) Rose answered:
Thu Jan 10, 2013
Amy Mullen answered:
Actually yes! We have a special educational session in our office this evening. If you can't make it, please let me know and I will put you in touch with the credit specialist

Second Thursday of Each Month

Learn everything you will need to purchase a home in today's market!

Thursday, January 10, 2013 7:00-8:30 pm
January’s special focus is on Credit Repair

RE/MAX Professional Associates
246 Boston Turnpike Road Shrewsbury

Home Buying and Your Credit:

• RE/MAX Realtors will teach you the purchase process from A to Z

• Dan Woznicki of Wells Fargo will go over the pre-approval process

• Attorney Representation from Gregg Lieberman’s Office

• John Panzella from RELS Credit Evaluation will discuss credit repair
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Mon Sep 15, 2014
Tina Lam answered:
I don't know about your neighborhood, but $125 for rekeying seems like a bargain. For 3 locks, that's a steal. I'm lucky to get a locksmith out for less than $200.

As for who's responsible, you can ask your agent. Likely, it was required by the seller/bank. Get the contact info for the locksmith and ask them about the missing keys. You might get some help just asking nicely. ... more
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Fri Dec 28, 2012
Phil Rotondo answered:
But what if you're wrong ????????????
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