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ArrigoRE

Agent

Real Estate (21 years experience)

Specialties:
Buyer's Agent,
Listing Agent,
Foreclosure,
Consulting

Advice

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Why has my home plunged in value far more than any other home on my street?

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Prices are still declining in a number of the North Shore communities, basically due to the oversupply of homes for sale. You are correct that buyers do look at Zillow, but most are looking at the location and the Home's Features & Details.Therfore as an owner you may and should go onto your house site on Zillow, make the corrections, describe any improvements, as well as the distinctive features and/or amenities. Photos may also be added.Loraine

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My landlord promised to, but failed to check for burst pipes when I was gone. Is he responsible?

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I'm not an attorney & therefore cannot give legal advise. My suggest is that you go back to your lease.  Are there details relative to being absent from the property and your responsibilities written into the lease?  It would seemed that if you followed the usual procedure ( unfortunately with only verbal notice) then you should be covered. Do you have any way of verifying the notice you gave to the landlord,  Did you incur damages/loss of use etc?Good luck!

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Will I get more money if I wait to sell myhome?

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It's the Law of Supply & Demand that influences the sale of practically everything. Therefore the first question for you is, how many properties are for sale in your area? Real estate prices have declined in many areasthrought out the country during the past couple of years given the overall state of the economy. One hopes the economy will improce & prices will increase again but I'm no fortune teller.Another question might be why do you want to sell? If it is for relocation purposes, you might sell the property for less than you want, but remember that you will also, most likely be buying at a lower price & mortgagte rates are still at historical lows.Gooid Luck

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Hello, do you have a fee for putting property on the MLS? I am not knowledgable about this subject

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Some agents will charge a Seller on a Fee for Service Basis. They'll have a fee for adding the listing to MLS with the owner as the contact individual, another fee for being the contact individual, another fee for providing the necessary documentation, Contract to Purchase  etc. Contact Realtors in your area in order to find out which companies and/or individuals provide these service. If exposure is all you believe that you really need, try Craig's List Real Estate Ads. It works for some individuals.

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I see alot of homes selling for $1.00 how is this possible & can I get listings on those types of ho

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Generally a house that sells for $1 is not so much of a sale, as such; it is a recorded transfer of ownership. For instance, the transfer of ownership to reflect the inheritance of a property might be recorded in public records as a sale for $1.  Other instances might be a parent deeding their home to their adult children or a transfer of property ownership due to divorce or legal action.So, most times the house really isn't purchased in MA for $1Hope this explains it for you!

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can i get a pre-approval anywhere?

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I definately believe that a pre-approval is only as good as the bank or mortgage company that provides it. It's frequently best to start with your Bank or Credit Union with whom you've established a relationship rather than an online, unknown entity in my opinion. Your real estate agent & friends who have recently purchased properties in your area are also excellent resources regarding both pre-approvals & mortgages.Further, buying a home involves a learning process which should be initiated by the individual writing the pre-approval relative to mortgages. Good Luck

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Does a neighbors unkept lawn and trash really bring down their neighbors property value?

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This is a serious situation which should be addressed immediatley.  Have a discussion with your neighbor expressing your distain for his lack of regard for you and your property.  The negative presentation it represents for the neighborhood.  Yes it will have a negative impact should it continue, regarding the desire of a potential buyer of any abutting/in vicinity For Sale residence.Additionally this lack of regard for their trash can invite rodants and other animals.  This is a health issue and if not corrected by your neighbor should immediatley be reported to the Health dept.  The Dept. will inspect and alert the owner to any and all MA code of Health Dept violations.In regard to children running on to the street you may desire to make a call to the police Dept.  suripticiously if you wish alerting them to the danger of the situation.Charles J. Arrigo

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