Buyers of short sale peoperties place bids and the REO entity selects who wins (if any). Typically the 1st go round must be owner/occupant buyers before the 2nd round allows investers. A buyer could submit many bids and never get selected. The process is also complicated and the buyers must wait on the REO to decide which is frustrating. Such buyers must be very patient.... more
So your ready to buy a home! Please remember the first important step, the pre approval. Feel free to contact an agent, who could recommend someone for you. They should provide a couple of lenders at least.
When inquiring about crime statistics, real estate agents by law are not allowed to comment on safety in neighborhoods. I suggest that you contact the local police to hear the amount and types of crime activity so as to hear it first hand.
Here are a couple of links to crime statistics in West Roxbury that you may find helpful:
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515 Lagrange Street West Roxbury MA Home For Sale Location, location, location and condition, condition, condition are what best describe this eleven room, five bedroom, two full bathroom older cape
Now that spring is heading into summer, get a head start on your homeownership with this summer cottage style home at 276 Spring St. on the West Roxbury-Dedham town line. For a mere $339,900, this 1,830-square-foot,
The low-slung, modest-looking 1965 ranch at 23 Pleasant Valley Circle in West Roxbury may look like just another kid on the block at first. But once you move in to this well maintained and manicured
Hollywood it's not, but glamor it's got, for far less than half the cost of a Bel-Air mansion: $439,000. For that price, 27 Hollywood Road in West Roxbury offers many mansion amenities. This attractive
Miami Beach it's not, but warm, sunny and spacious 39 Miami Ave. is, without the exorbitant price tag that coveted Florida resort fetches nowadays. For a mere $349,000, this 1,333-square-foot, 3-bed West
I would NOT recommend a reverse mortgage. The fees are high, interest rates not friendly, and if you do not maintain your house as they want you to they can take it. Try getting a home equity loan,. a personal loan, anything but a reverse mortgage.
It could be an honest mistake, an error, or them trying to undervalue.... more
Congratulations on attending Harvard Medical School and welcome to Boston!
With a budget of $400K you should be able to find something nice in the area, even in the Fine Arts Museum area, The Fenway.
As far as "safe", the best is to check the local police department of whichever area you will consider. You can even do this on line.
I will be happy to help as far as finding a great home!