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Adams.miscel…, Home Buyer in Saint Louis, MO
Adams.miscellany asked:
Applicability of first right of refusal in condo sale (I'm the current tenant) The owner of the condo I rent has decided to sell, and he offered to sell it to us directly for 25% over its estimated value. I declined, but now find that he has listed it for 15% over…
0 votes Share Flag Mon Mar 21, 2016 Home Buying in 02139
M Rich, Real Estate Pro in Brick, NJ
M Rich answered:
Can For Sale by Owner hold broker open?
I'm attempting to sell my 20 year old waterfront home in Brick, NJ. I have priced my home below the range of similar competing single family homes within a 5 mile radius even tho I hav ... more
0 votes Share Flag Sun Mar 13, 2016 Home Selling in 02139
Kathy Burgre…, Home Owner in Westchester, NY
Kathy Burgreen answered:
Hello I am looking for a home I'm not sure if I was an apartment or a house though.
The decision depends on what you can afford. Will you be paying 100% cash or will you need a mortgage. If you need financing, the lender will verify your finances and determine how mu ... more
0 votes Share Flag Fri Feb 5, 2016 Home Buying in 02139
Kathyshelley…, Home Buyer in Cambridge, MA
Kathyshelley777 answered:
A friend and I want to rent out a 3 bedroom apartment for September, but our 3rd roommate would not come until January. Can we sublet the extra room?
My son needs a place from Sept through Dec. Are you in cambridge close to Harvard? If so, please write to me at kathyshelley777@gmail.com. Thanks.
0 votes Share Flag Sun Aug 2, 2015 Rentals in 02139
Heath Coker, Real Estate Pro in Falmouth, MA
Heath Coker answered:
How do you know that house that is listed is already under agreement or actually has been sold?
Actually, Esmerelda Fruit must have had a bad apple.
In the info we are able to send, all that is needed is a request to include the UA and/or Sold properties and Voila - they come to ... more
1 vote Share Flag Fri Nov 2, 2012 Home Buying in 02139
Alex Haidar, Real Estate Pro in Cambridge, MA
Alex Haidar answered:
I currenlty have renters in a property and they are intersted in purchasing the home. How can I sell the house to them with out going thru an agent?
I would recommend you work with a Real Estate Broker to prepare the initial paperwork for a flat fee, then present the paperwork to your attorney for further processing. The attorney sh ... more
0 votes Share Flag Wed Oct 31, 2012 Home Selling in 02139
John Dean, Real Estate Pro in Somerville, MA
John Dean answered:
I'm looking for a historic loft in Cambridge such as the ones that just sold at 305 Cambridge St.
Nick

This could be a tough order and the best way to approach this is to work with a broker who will help you target properties that match your needs. If you are working with the ri ... more
0 votes Share Flag Sun Sep 23, 2012 Home Buying in 02139
Mortgagepro,  in Cambridge, MA
Mortgagepro answered:
Financing Issues: Lender bait and switch:
You shouldn't be obligated to the purchase if your financing has changed. If you want to call me I've been in the business for over 10 years, and would love to help.

Chris Triantos 6 ... more
0 votes Share Flag Tue May 29, 2012 Financing in 02139
David  Stein, Real Estate Pro in San Diego, CA
David Stein answered:
Do I have to pay taxes if I pull out equity on my rental property when I refinance it?
I can refinance you on that deal. The only thing you have to worry about is taxes owed to uncle sam. If no taxes are owed you are ok. please call or email me to discuss a refinance. ... more
0 votes Share Flag Wed May 11, 2011 Financing in 02139
Bill Patters…, Real Estate Pro in Boston, MA
Bill Patterson answered:
what is involved in condoizing a two family house (currently co-owned)?
Hi DK,
First, speak with an attorney. You will need to go through a few legal steps before doing anything.

Next, bring some agents in to look at both units so you can get prices. ... more
0 votes Share Flag Thu May 6, 2010 How To... in 02139
Sandrine Des…, Real Estate Pro in Cambridge, MA
Sandrine Deschaux answered:
Does anyone know what day of the week usually is Brokers Open held for Cambridge, MA ?
Usually Tuesday and Thursday anytime between 11 am to 1 pm. Objective: Previewing for our clients + connecting with our colleagues in the community + pricing properties. if you need ass ... more
0 votes Share Flag Fri Jun 19, 2009 Home Selling in 02139
Patty, Home Seller in Cambridge, MA
Patty answered:
Condo - what does "Common Area for the Exclusive Use of Unit 3" imply?
Yes, I just spoke with a real estate attorney. Seems like having a plot plan with it indicated on it does mean that it is for our exclusive use and that we can build a deck or something ... more
0 votes Share Flag Mon Jun 15, 2009 General Area in 02139
Deb Nicholls, Real Estate Pro in Concord, MA
Deb Nicholls answered:
We are planning on purchasing a condo in MA with a closing date in 1.5 months. We currently are in a lease
Amanda, let your landlord know that you are buying a home, and would like to move out in 2 months (Give yourself a couple of weeks overlap, in case the closing gets delayed for some r ... more
0 votes Share Flag Tue Mar 17, 2009 Rental Basics in 02139
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