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Thomas Moser, Real Estate Pro in East Northport, NY
Thomas Moser answered:
Is a large home in Lexington heated by electric baseboards and propane fireplaces (that fans the warm air out into the rooms) attractive to buyers?
He probably figured it out as the question is three years old.
0 votes Share Flag Thu Aug 7, 2014 Home Selling in 02474
Kristina Lis…, Real Estate Pro in 02155
If you're planning to buy a home in Medford, Arlington, Melrose, Everett, Winchester, Malden or elsewhere in Greater Boston Area, MA you should know precisely where to go and what you future house should… Read more
Blogged Sat Jul 19, 2014 by Kristina Listapad Home Buying
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Kristina Lis…, Real Estate Pro in 02155
According to the statistics for the last 3 months it takes in average 39 days to sell a home in Arlington, MA. It took even less to sell homes priced between $250,000 up to $500,000. The lowest price for… Read more
Blogged Thu Jul 17, 2014 by Kristina Listapad Home Buying Home Selling
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David Hayes, Real Estate Pro in Winchester, MA
David Hayes answered:
Can anyone recommend a reputable company to buy a home warranty for a home we are selling?
Hi Jess. I'm sure your home is long Sold by now, but for those that may have a similar question as Jess, if your'e home is in the Boston area as Jess was, and you had a Coldwell Banker ... more
0 votes Share Flag Wed Jul 9, 2014 Home Selling in 02474
Ruth & P…, Real Estate Pro in 95030
Ruth & Perry Mistry answered:
Here's an interesting question for Realtors, et al! Let me set the situation: You're a listing agent and you get a listing for a nice
Hi Tim

Great question. The sellers did not know about it and as a result they were not part of their disclosures. However, they should have been part of yours.

So you should inf ... more
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Nate Evans, Real Estate Pro in 01949
Nate Evans answered:
How to get a house (first floor apartment and basement) checked for mold issues in the walls/floors? (and is this a free service- am the renter...)
I would start by addressing the situation with your landlord. You don't want to pay for something that he/she might be willing to take care of himself/herself. Try to get email addres ... more
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Louis Wolfson, Real Estate Pro in Newton, MA
Louis Wolfson answered:
How much would it cost to make a bath and kitchen code complaint ?
Is it a new basement or just a finished basement? Either way permits should of been pulled. As well as for the kitchen and bath.

How long ago was the work done? Maybe grandfather ... more
0 votes Share Flag Thu Apr 10, 2014 Home Buying in Arlington
Wingman, Both Buyer and Seller in Austin, TX
Wingman answered:
Can anyone recommend a home warranty company for the Minneapolis St Paul area?
There are plenty of good companies. Go with a company in business for several years. Research company reviews but don't choose them based on price. Go with reputation, history, plan fle ... more
0 votes Share Flag Wed Apr 9, 2014 Home Buying in 02474
Wingman, Both Buyer and Seller in Austin, TX
Wingman answered:
Would a studio appreciate its value at the same rate as one bedroom in the same condominium complex?
Probably not at the same rate but close. In a down market, studios perform better than higher priced houses, but in up market, it is the reverse. If you can afford a bigger house, alway ... more
0 votes Share Flag Wed Apr 9, 2014 Home Buying in 02474
David Lenoir, Real Estate Pro in Arlington, MA
David Lenoir answered:
How do you get to 400 Mystic Street by car?
I frequently use Google Maps.
1 vote Share Flag Sat Mar 1, 2014 Traffic & Public Transportation in Arlington
Paul Bombara, Real Estate Pro in Somerville, MA
In February 2014, there were 15 single family homes that had an average sold price of $739,500. The average list price was $745,305 and the average days on market held firm at 33.  In February 2014, there… Read more
Blogged Sat Mar 1, 2014 by Paul Bombara Market Conditions Home Selling Property Q&A
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Mary G. Murr…, Real Estate Pro in 02476
Mary G. Murray answered:
my mom's house has 3 bedrooms on top floor..1 bathroom..and another room we used as a bedroom, however the room did not have a closet space...
You may want to list the home as a 3+ bedroom giving the new buyer the option to use the room however they see fit. They may use it as an office or even build a master bath using the r ... more
0 votes Share Flag Wed Feb 26, 2014 Home Selling in Arlington
John Stewart, Real Estate Pro in Arlington, MA
John Stewart answered:
My bid for home is @ asking price with no continqencys., Other offer lower. Does realor have right to still carry on negotiations?
Yes the only person who can accept an offer is the seller. If you find that your offers are better and being ignored try to get in front of the seller to present the offer yourself. Wh ... more
0 votes Share Flag Wed Jan 22, 2014 Home Buying in Arlington
Gary Dwyer, Real Estate Pro in Boston, MA
As we had seen in the data from MLSPIN for Arlington single family homes, demand is high for condos also in this community.  With steady appreciation over the last six years we saw in 2013 that the… Read more
Blogged Wed Jan 22, 2014 by Gary Dwyer General Area Home Buying Investment Properties
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Gary Dwyer, Real Estate Pro in Boston, MA
Most recent trends we are seeing from the MLSPIN data for Arlington single family homes illustrate a strong demand for this town - with the average sale going above asking price in 2013 - a trend that… Read more
Blogged Wed Jan 22, 2014 by Gary Dwyer General Area Home Buying In My Neighborhood
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Robert Ortiz, Real Estate Pro in Cambridge, MA
Robert Ortiz answered:
1st time landlord here. What are qualities I should be looking for in a tenant? What's something subtle that I might not think to ask? Thanks!
Above all things stay cozy with the Fair Housing Laws.

Basics
* Credit History
* Annual Income
* Length of Employment
* Landlord References (Always try to get the previous one as ... more
1 vote Share Flag Thu Oct 10, 2013 Rental Basics in 02474
Wahab Mohamm…, Real Estate Pro in Waltham, MA
Single Family Listings: 37    Avg. List$: $608,705    Avg. DOM: 13   Home Value Report for Arlington, Massachusetts, August 2013.In August 2013, there were 37 single family homes that… Read more
Blogged Tue Sep 10, 2013 by Wahab Mohammed Market Conditions Home Buying Home Selling
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John Gambone, Real Estate Pro in Somerville, MA
John Gambone answered:
Are property values in Arlington, MA affected by school districts? If so, by how much and which districts are the highest?
Laura,

There are certainly school districts in both Arlington and Belmont that are particularly attractive to buyers. However in terms of how much it effects the price there would be ... more
0 votes Share Flag Thu Sep 5, 2013 Market Conditions in Arlington
Territory.com, Real Estate Pro in Massachusetts
Territory.com answered:
Are the house along mystic pkwy (rt 16), very hard to sell?
Any time you have real estate on a busy street, yes, it is much harder to sell / higher risk. In competitive markets like this one (priced right) a property on a busy street might be ea ... more
0 votes Share Flag Wed Jul 31, 2013 Home Buying in Arlington
Territory.com, Real Estate Pro in Massachusetts
Territory.com answered:
Is it safe children walk alone in Arlington?
Here is a great website to check crime stats down to the actual street:
http://spotcrime.com/

We have a lot of family-oriented clients who buy in Arlington and absolutely love it! G ... more
0 votes Share Flag Wed Jul 10, 2013 Crime & Safety in Arlington
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