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Matthew Masc…, Real Estate Pro in Boca Raton, FL
Matthew Maschler answered:
if i make an offer can i change my mind and lower the offer
Yes, but it will probably not lead to a successful agreement. Why do you want to lower the offer?
0 votes Share Flag Thu Jul 14, 2016 Home Buying in 02127
RBman, Home Buyer in New York, NY
RBman answered:
How often do sellers give cash back at closing? if so, what is a resonable 'ask' (as a % of sold price)
Haven't heard of it from sellers direct, but it's possible when it's a by agent listing as most are. We used http://www.hauseit.com/home-buyer-cash-back/ .. the guys assigned us a top ... more
0 votes Share Flag Sun Sep 27, 2015 Home Buying in 02127
Travis Barfi…, Real Estate Pro in Boston, MA
Travis Barfield answered:
When do houses get listed for the spring market? How long does the spring market typically last?
Hi Kathleen,

The snow is finally gone!!! With that said the buyers are out and now is a great time to sell. The market should stay strong throughout the summer and into the fall. If ... more
0 votes Share Flag Wed Apr 8, 2015 Home Selling in 02127
Travis Barfi…, Real Estate Pro in Boston, MA
Travis Barfield answered:
Can you list FSBO homes on Trulia - if so how do you do this?
Hi Kendra,

Without reading the other answers I'm sure you have heard a mouthful. I am not going to lecture you on why it's better to hire a Realtor. But I will advise you to hire a p ... more
0 votes Share Flag Thu Mar 26, 2015 Home Selling in 02127
Angela Guo, Real Estate Pro in Brookline, MA
Angela Guo answered:
Hello and Good Morning I have a question on your properties, how is it that one property like 99 Bolton Street
Not everything you see on trulia or zillow are legitimate, sometimes information gets pulls from other databases and get omitted other times the whoever it inputting may make a mistake, ... more
0 votes Share Flag Wed Mar 4, 2015 Rentals in 02127
Terry McCarl…, Real Estate Pro in Cape Coral, FL
Terry McCarley answered:
Can a property be refinanced in the USA if living long term overseas?
Yes you can. Check with a lender to see what you will qualify for.
0 votes Share Flag Sun Mar 9, 2014 Financing in 02127
Heath Coker, Real Estate Pro in Falmouth, MA
Heath Coker answered:
How much should I offer on a foreclosure and it it worth it?
Real estate is a business.
There are common and approved methods for making decisions.
If you must rely on others for experience, choose the most experienced professional available.
... more
0 votes Share Flag Mon Oct 29, 2012 Foreclosure in 02127
Louis  Wolfs…, Real Estate Pro in Needham, MA
Louis Wolfson answered:
Boston Real Estate - Good time to Invest?
Zestyway,

It would be nice to hear what direction you are following and if anyone here has heard from you.

Before you follow someones advice ask them what types of investment pr ... more
1 vote Share Flag Mon Sep 3, 2012 Home Buying in 02127
Moy Lopez, Real Estate Pro in WOBURN, MA
Moy Lopez answered:
Searching for a real estate agent, a successful one, reo short sales fsbo expertise.
Hi John, I am not an agent so I am not your guy. But I wanted to ask what you meant by successful real estate agent who was an expert in FSBOs. Is that For Sale By Owner? Can't be to ... more
0 votes Share Flag Mon Aug 27, 2012 Home Buying in 02127
Territory.c…, Real Estate Pro in MA,
Territory.com answered:
Looking to sell 3 condos in So Bos. steps from the Ocean on the E. Side. 1st flr is a bi-level between 950-1100 SF. What is a good starting range?
Last 6 months 3 bedroom condos that have sold:
Condominium Listings: 23
Avg. Liv.Area SqFt: 1,511.00
Avg. List$: $500,778
Avg. List$/SqFt: $336
Avg. DOM: 111.70
... more
0 votes Share Flag Sun Jun 3, 2012 Home Buying in 02127
John Collins, Real Estate Pro in Boston, MA
John Collins asked:
Looking for Investors Offerinmg great returns for investors. 20% annualized returns. Currently have 10 properties with approx 12 investors working with me. Looking for me. Have great inside access on properties…
0 votes Share Flag Wed May 30, 2012 Investment Properties in 02127
...,  in Lexington, MA
... answered:
Is $300k for a 1000sqft 2 bedroom 2 bath condo in Andrew Sq South Boston, 02127, area a good price?
Hi Josh

I'm just curious what transpired since you posted this a few months ago. Had you seen actual sale prices decrease or increase? Did you conclude the price was fair or n ... more
0 votes Share Flag Thu Apr 7, 2011 Home Buying in 02127
Evan Roberts, Real Estate Pro in Newton, MA
Evan Roberts answered:
When should we seek out a buying agent?
Buyers agents are great because they work for you at no cost. If you buy a home, the seller's agent protects the sellers interests, so you want an agent to protect your interests a ... more
0 votes Share Flag Fri Feb 11, 2011 Home Buying in 02127
Evan Roberts, Real Estate Pro in Newton, MA
Evan Roberts answered:
I am looking to invest in Boston, or surrounding cities or towns. What are some good areas in Boston or surrounding towns? What about 203k loans?
02127 is South Boston. Why not start there? There are great values to be had in South Boston, Dorchester and Roxbury. I'd go for a multifamily so you have a place to live while som ... more
0 votes Share Flag Fri Feb 11, 2011 Home Buying in 02127
Evan Roberts, Real Estate Pro in Newton, MA
Evan Roberts answered:
Looking to sell 1 bedroom condo in South Boston. Off-street parking, pergo floors and central ac 640 sq ft.
Michael,
that sounds reasonable. Is it on the East or West Side?
0 votes Share Flag Fri Feb 11, 2011 Home Selling in 02127
Ucanlist.com,  in Boston, MA
Ucanlist.com answered:
We are looking at buying a single-family home on the west side of South Boston, near the MBTA station. it is
Hi Brian,
With all do respect I disagree with the other answer. What street are you talking about specifically?
I think the previous answer you got infers some type of discrimination, ... more
0 votes Share Flag Fri May 1, 2009 Home Buying in 02127
Ucanlist.com,  in Boston, MA
Ucanlist.com answered:
With Boston Seaport being developed, what are the prospects/plans for South Boston?
South Boston is one of the only neighborhoods in the city that not only holds value, but keeps increasing.
Its beaches, and proximity to downtown(you can walk there) are it main featur ... more
0 votes Share Flag Sun Aug 3, 2008 In My Neighborhood in 02127
Irena,  in Newton, MA
Irena answered:
Why would a realtor tell me a property they are listing is listing for more than what they told me? This all
Some foreclosures might do that. They try different combinations like list low, and than cancel and list as new with a higher price. The Banks hope that the spring market will bring som ... more
0 votes Share Flag Tue Mar 11, 2008 Home Buying in 02127
Eric Mabo,  in Atlanta, GA
Eric Mabo answered:
Is % of asking price over tax assessment a good measure of whether a property is overpriced relative to comps?
I would not use tax assessments in any county to determine the value of a property. The value of any property is the salesprice. So how do you determine the value prior to sale. The val ... more
0 votes Share Flag Tue Dec 18, 2007 Market Conditions in 02127
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