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SanjeevJha, Real Estate Pro in 02494
SanjeevJha answered:
Is electrical grounding usually a dealbreaker?
I won't consider this as a deal breaker any time. You can change the electrical grounding with very little cost and I have helped clients with that. In fact, I had to to for my own hous ... more
0 votes Share Flag Tue May 12, 2015 Home Buying in Newton
TruIia VIP T…, Real Estate Pro in Longmeadow, MA
TruIia VIP The Graveline Group answered:
The photo that comes up for 10 Remick Terrace is actually for a house around the corner.
Trulia relies on 3rd party information. Chance are the photo is displayed incorrectly elsewhere and Trulia is getting the feed from another website.
0 votes Share Flag Sun Jan 11, 2015 Home Buying in Newton
Debra (Debbi…, Real Estate Pro in Livingston, NJ
Debra (Debbie) Rose answered:
I got a reply and think that it is a scam
Yes, it is a scam!

These scammers have no imaginations, as they all seem to follow a similar script!!!

They are always leaving the country to do God's work.....or some other simil ... more
0 votes Share Flag Tue Dec 23, 2014 Home Buying in 02458
Louis Wolfson, Real Estate Pro in 02030
Louis Wolfson answered:
I would appreciate some help in finalizing the school district between Belmont, Newton and Wellesly with a decent commute to Boston ( south side).
I'm partial to Newton as it is better located than the other communities as far as access to Boston, commuter rail, highways etc.

Schools are excellent in all the communities you men ... more
0 votes Share Flag Thu Dec 4, 2014 Home Buying in Newton
Derrick Sly, Home Buyer in Albuquerque, NM
Derrick Sly answered:
how much it cost to connect to public sewer?
It's a sliding scale that depends on the septic needs of the facility. Besides that, costs can also vary depending on the nature of the sewer infrastructure. For instance, it's much mor ... more
0 votes Share Flag Tue Oct 28, 2014 Home Buying in 02464
Annette Lawr…, Real Estate Pro in Palm Harbor, FL
Annette Lawrence answered:
How do different part of Newton lose and regain value over time and different markets? Esp re: Newtonville, Newton Center, the Oakley Country
There is WORK involved in compiling such a report.
Is the data you are looking for reflected in the community report I just published for a Florida community. You can find it at www.Tr ... more
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Greer Hsing…, Real Estate Pro in Newton, MA
Greer Hsing Tan Swiston answered:
I share a driveway with my neighbor can they stop a perspective buyer of my property from using it?
I see that you are in Lexington, KY. So the answer will depend on a couple things.

First of all ... I always recommend having a good relationship with your neighbors so that you at ... more
0 votes Share Flag Fri Sep 5, 2014 Home Buying in Newton
Territory.com, Real Estate Pro in Massachusetts
Territory.com answered:
Is it legal for a seller to increase the price of a condo after a successful open house if there are already offers on it?
They certainly have the right to do so however seems a strange strategy if it's a competitive bid situation (even if low).

Territory Real Estate
Massachusetts #1 Brokerage for Home ... more
0 votes Share Flag Tue Oct 1, 2013 Home Buying in Newton
Anna Whang, Real Estate Pro in 02458
Anna Whang answered:
Hello, We are new to the area and was wondering what are the option for buying a property of 3 bedrooms in a price range of $200K-250K. Thanks, Dana
Hi Dana,

Depending on which part of Newton, 3 bedroom homes range from low 350K to million dollars.
0 votes Share Flag Fri Aug 23, 2013 Home Buying in 02459
Dian Bohannon, Home Buyer in Newton, MA
Dian Bohannon answered:
what is the reputation of mason rice elementary school? what are good pre-schools in the area? heard buildings are old.
My 3 kids went to The Children's Cooperative Nursery School (848 Beacon St, 617-527-8539, childrenscoop.com). The teachers are warm, caring, very appropriate with children. As a coop, t ... more
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Huseyin Aktas, Home Seller in Newton, MA
Huseyin Aktas answered:
For an asking price of 499,000 is a $350,000 offer too low?
It is not too low, it is INSULTING!
0 votes Share Flag Fri Mar 29, 2013 Home Buying in 02465
Huseyin Aktas, Home Seller in Newton, MA
Huseyin Aktas answered:
How do I find current For Sale By Owner Listings within 15 miles of Newton, MA 02465?
Gon on Zillow or Trulia and FSBO web sites
0 votes Share Flag Fri Mar 29, 2013 Home Buying in 02465
Shane Engel, Real Estate Pro in Boston, MA
Shane Engel answered:
Moving to the Boston western suburbs and looking at Lexington and Newton - looking for input
There are other communities that are just as accessible to the MIT area, but are much more reasonable in terms of cost. Both Newton and Lexington are great, but very pricey. (If your go ... more
0 votes Share Flag Mon Mar 18, 2013 Home Buying in Newton
Tean Wong, Real Estate Pro in Boston, MA
Tean Wong answered:
We are looking to invest in multifamily home. Wondering why is newton better for investing in rental property.
Look at the demand in rentals housing. Newton is one of the highest demand because of the school system. Some other towns can have a better cap rate on paper, but if your property is va ... more
0 votes Share Flag Tue Mar 12, 2013 Home Buying in Newton
Bill Eckler-…, Real Estate Pro in Venice, FL
Bill Eckler-Florida, answered:
Is there a risk to offering the full asking price for a newly listed home?I have had bad experieces in
This is a seriously dated thread......
0 votes Share Flag Sun Mar 3, 2013 Home Buying in Newton
Greer, Real Estate Pro in Newton, MA
Greer answered:
Is there demand for single family home rentals in the 5 bed/bath furnished, new construction? How do rental rates for a single family home work?
I agree with Ed Lyon's comments below regarding furnishings. An International client or a temporarily displaced client or relocated client... often has their own furnishings ... so roo ... more
0 votes Share Flag Sun Mar 3, 2013 Home Buying in Newton
Nancy Comeni…, Real Estate Pro in Newton, MA
Nancy Comenitz answered:
What is the Newton real estate market like thus far in 2013 for homes in the $2-$3MM range? Av price/sq ft?
Currently there are 17 listings in the 2-3 million dollar price range. Of the 17 listings, nine were listed after January first, and ten were built in 2012 with the average living space ... more
0 votes Share Flag Wed Jan 30, 2013 Home Buying in Newton
Heath Coker, Real Estate Pro in Falmouth, MA
Heath Coker answered:
Back out during a negotiating process?
Make sure to retract your offer in writing, unless the time period has expired.
If there is no written agreement, your deposit could be safe, but this is really a question for your att ... more
0 votes Share Flag Wed Nov 21, 2012 Home Buying in Newton
Territory.com, Real Estate Pro in Massachusetts
Territory.com answered:
how do real estate agents find the return on investment paying for subscriptions to trulia and/or zillow vs. traditional marketing ?
I think the Q/A forums like this are great for lead generation because in a sense they are much like a buyer/agent interview process. Said client asks a question about a property or mar ... more
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