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O_dab, Home Buyer in Marshfield, MA
O_dab answered:
What are the requirements for a legal bedroom in MA?
Here is the MA State def:
Bedroom: A room providing privacy, intended primarily for sleeping and consisting of all of the following:
(a) floor space of no less than 70 square feet;
( ... more
0 votes Share Flag Thu Mar 3, 2016 Home Buying in 02050
Roofcalc, Home Buyer in Brookline, MA
Roofcalc answered:
WHAT IS THE AVERAGE COST PER SQUARE FOOT TO BUILD A 2,300 SQUARE FOOT RANCH STYLE HOUSE IN MASSACHUSETTS?
This would very much depend on options, excavation costs, etc. But here is a house building calculator, where you can input different options and get different scenarios costs.

You c ... more
2 votes Share Flag Fri Feb 5, 2016 In My Neighborhood in 02050
Richard Shap…, Other/Just Looking in Framingham, MA
Richard Shapiro answered:
Does anyone know what banks offer a 90% LTV HELOC on the South Shore, MA?
We know of several. Please contact me to discuss.
0 votes Share Flag Wed Apr 29, 2015 Financing in 02050
MaryBeth Mil…, Real Estate Pro in Pembroke, MA
MaryBeth Mills Muldowney answered:
i have been looking at condos and several in a complex that i was told wasvery nice have been on the market
Depending upon the complex the issue could be financing the condo. Lenders are very specific and the lender will have a condo questionnaire to be completed in order to determine wheth ... more
0 votes Share Flag Mon Feb 9, 2015 Home Buying in 02050
Sandra Mostyn, Real Estate Pro in MARSHFIELD, MA
Sandra Mostyn answered:
Why would you let FEMA's new mapping of flood zones deter you from buying in oceanfront neighborhoods?
There is one oceanfront property at this moment for sale in Marshfield which is in an X zone. X zone being considered as no flood insurance required.
0 votes Share Flag Wed Nov 26, 2014 In My Neighborhood in 02050
Wen Farina, Real Estate Pro in Reading, MA
Wen Farina answered:
Could any body please tell me: Out the total construction cost per SQ.FT what is the percentage just for the Labor Cost? Thanks
Too many variables and not enough info for anyone to even give you a ball park number
0 votes Share Flag Fri Dec 20, 2013 In My Neighborhood in 02050
Terri Vellios, Real Estate Pro in Campbell, CA
Terri Vellios answered:
Could any body please tell me: Out the total construction cost per SQ.FT what is the percentage just for the Labor Cost? Thanks
The question is too generic. It depends on the scope of the project, the contract, type of materials used, etc. Your best source is to contact a few licensed general contractors.

A ... more
0 votes Share Flag Thu Dec 19, 2013 In My Neighborhood in 02050
Heath Coker, Real Estate Pro in Falmouth, MA
Heath Coker answered:
What % of non taxable $ can I take from my Roth 401k if I am a 1st time home buyer (and below retirement age?
If you have a Roth, you probably have a planner or accountant that can more personally and professionally answer according to the details of your personal financial situation - one that ... more
0 votes Share Flag Sat Nov 23, 2013 Home Buying in 02050
Heath Coker, Real Estate Pro in Falmouth, MA
Heath Coker answered:
WHAT IS THE AVERAGE COST PER SQUARE FOOT TO BUILD A 2,300 SQUARE FOOT RANCH STYLE HOUSE IN Fresno CA?
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.


(Please note: when you choose an answer as a Best ... more
0 votes Share Flag Tue Jan 29, 2013 In My Neighborhood in 02050
David Seymour,  in Marshfield, MA
David Seymour answered:
does a bedroom have to have a door and a window for it to be a bedroom in ontario?
Sound advice provided - check with local building and assessors departments at town hall, many local and state codes also have minimum amount of square feet of living space. Additional ... more
0 votes Share Flag Thu Mar 22, 2012 Rentals in 02050
Raymond Garc…,  in 02050
Raymond Garcia answered:
Does a home in Newburyport, MA have to have another form of egress if all it has is an internal spiral staircase?
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 t ... more
0 votes Share Flag Fri Nov 25, 2011 Home Buying in 02050
Lenny Rowe, Real Estate Pro in Marshfield, MA
Lenny Rowe answered:
Does a bedroom in Newburyport, MA have to have a closet? On what year did this become code?
We just ran into this question on a recnet sale of a townhome in Pembroke, MA. We scoured many websites and other sources. We also spoke directly to a licensed appraiser in MA. All the ... more
0 votes Share Flag Sat Jul 23, 2011 Home Buying in 02050
Kate Hannon,  in Marshfield, IN
Kate Hannon answered:
what is the minimum size window for basement bedroom window?
You should check with the building department to make sure there haven't been changes, but I believe this is fairly current.

An emergency egress window is required when the base ... more
0 votes Share Flag Mon Jul 19, 2010 Home Buying in 02050
Kate Hannon,  in Marshfield, IN
Kate Hannon answered:
I was interested in 94 Woodlawn Circle but can't seem to find the MLS # - is it still on the market?
FYI: Selling price was $430,000.
0 votes Share Flag Tue Jun 29, 2010 Home Buying in 02050
Susan Costa,  in Westport, MA
Susan Costa answered:
does a bedroom in cambridge, ma. have to have a built in closet
Yes, for a room to be considered a bedroom, it must contain a built in closet. Can be small, but need to be in the room. Thinking of listing? I would be glad to assist.

Give me a c ... more
0 votes Share Flag Mon Nov 2, 2009 Home Buying in 02050
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