Just tell the agent what is wrong and require her to fix it. She is representing you. Maybe she is not aware she has something in the listing incorrect. I'm sure she will be glad to change things. As agents we really do work hard to get things right but we are not without our flaws. I'm sure she will correct your problem. I wish you the best. Sandee... more
Short & Simple...The three main things are: does it have an egress (exit)? Is the room "above grade"? And if the home has a septic, it must be designed to handle two bedrooms.
Building code today say there needs to be a closet and have minimum square footage requirements. But, if the home was built prior to this, then it could be grandfathered in.
These requirements can change from town to town, but this is basically what I have come across in MA. The town hall is your best source for your answer.
Best of Luck!
This is a Real Estate site, populated by Realtors; I seriously doubt that there is a Building Contractor among us.
Now, if you had a Real Estate question.....
But, curious, what good would it do; knowing the AVERAGE?... more
would suggest you try the regular rental sites:
http://www.trulia.com (Rentals Section)
http://www.zillow.com (Rentals Section)
http://www.realtor.com (Rentals Section)
Between all of those, you will get a very clear picture if you can find what you are looking for. Good luck!... more
It does appear to be working at this time. If you have any additional questions, give me a call or email and I will be glad to assist.
I think the zip code you used, placed this question in the MA section.
You might want to check the zip and re-enter the question.
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Good afternoon Ryan:
The law does not indicate that the responsibility for Title V certification rests on the seller. Traditionally the seller has been responsible. Sellers will try and have the buyer be responsible if there is no profit or a loss in the transaction. Banks will not grant a mortgage without doing a hold back of monies to cover 1 1/2 to 2 1/2 times the projected cost of a new system.... more
The commuter rail does not come to Marshfield. However, Greenbush Station in Scituate, which is the last stop on that commuter line, is about a 5 minute drive to Marshfield. Another option to consider is the commuter bus P & B, which goes from Boston to Plymouth and it makes a couple of stops in Marshfield.
Hope this helps. Please let me know if I can help answer any other questions or if I can help you in your home search.
I would consider making a reverse offer to everyone. If you drop the price while there is active interest, it may spur that interest to move quickly before others "find" your home. I've done this effectively and variations. If you make a reverse offer to a specific party, they may wonder how much lower you can go. Why not just drop the price and prepare for an offer?... more
Building codes require 2 (two) forms of egress.
If you have a very old house and are planning some kind of renovation, you may be required to provide an additional means of egress to comply with the new code. It' may be impossible due to the original design of the building, in which case you may have to seek a variance.
Hope this helps!
I don't believe it is CODE, it simply needs a closet to be called a BEDROOM.
If it doesn't have a closet, we cannot include that on the LISTING as a bedroom.
The owner can either build a closet or use an Armoir and make it a bedroom.
Good luck and may God bless... more
Two months is not too long. This "rule" depends on the lender. Basically the only issues are -- you still need to be living in the place (for real) and you may not be able to refinance right at the price you were trying to sell at -- maybe for a bit less.
There is no such rule of thumb for FHA loans. But you may be asked to provide an explanation -- like keeping a job, or changing your mind, or describing your "plan B" justification. Should be ok with most lenders. Call around. Should not be a big deal, especially at this time when a lot of people are trying a lot of nontraditional techniques.... more
A short sale is a property that is being sold for under what the seller owes on it. Essentially, they are selling "short". Sometimes sellers are still making their payments to the bank but the market price of their home is below what they owe and many times the seller is behind on their payments but the bank has not foreclosed on their home so they still own it, but are short selling before the bank can foreclose on the property. It is best to talk to the listing agent to find out what position the sellers are in and how realistic the sticker price of the home is.... more