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James Cole, Real Estate Pro in 02081
James Cole answered:
What part of Boston, including surrounding areas, should my boyfriend and I look at?
West Roxbury is a great area, close to the city. It feels like a suburb within the city. Roslindale is also a great up and coming area.

All the best!
0 votes Share Flag Tue Jun 3, 2014 General Area in Boston
kgva1428, Home Buyer in Boston, MA
kgva1428 answered:
Does anyone recommend a family- friendly town that's within 45mn from Cambridge? Our budget is $2,000-$4,000 a month for rent.
Arlington, Belmont and Lexington would be great choices. Also Newton and Brookline although traffic can be brutal to Cambridge from any direction. When are you planning to move-in?

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Sam Ho, Real Estate Pro in Braintree, MA
Sam Ho answered:
Relocating to Boston in the next month.
Many good school towns are actually in the west side of Boston. Wellesley and Newton for instances should match what you are looking for, depending on your budget.
0 votes Share Flag Fri Apr 25, 2014 General Area in Boston
Nancy Kueny, Real Estate Pro in Charlestown, MA
Nancy Kueny answered:
South Boston vs. Charlestown
Southie and Charlestown are very different. The population of Charlestown is less than half that of South Boston. Charlestown is about a mile square, so much smaller. Both are contig ... more
0 votes Share Flag Fri Feb 28, 2014 General Area in Charlestown
Moy Lopez, Real Estate Pro in Norwell, MA
Moy Lopez answered:
What is a fun weekend itinerary to bring out of town guests this Spring?
Boston Segway might be the right kind of tour for you guests. Its fun, active and a great way to see the city upclose. I have tried it in San Francisco and Philadelphia ( cheese steak ... more
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Angela Guo, Real Estate Pro in Boston, MA
Angela Guo answered:
Son student at BU, were interested in apt. and him and two friends gave realtor over $3000.00 for an apt.(1st
In most cases if your son has given a deposit and turned in an application and were accepted but then voluntarily chose to back out there may be an issue. Typically the deposit is only ... more
0 votes Share Flag Tue Oct 22, 2013 General Area in Back Bay
Matthew, Real Estate Pro in Boston, MA
Matthew answered:
I am relocating to the Boston area in 3 weeks with my dog and need to find a one bedroom or shared apartment for under $800. What are my options?
Hi Amy,
This is Matthew with Goodrich Residential. I am happy to assist you in looking for an apartment. Are you looking for a room in an apartment, or looking for your own? When ar ... more
0 votes Share Flag Wed Oct 2, 2013 General Area in Boston, Real Estate Pro in Massachusetts answered:
Large commission fee
Seems right but also appears you were not made aware of the commission prior to signing. If you feel blind sided by this cost it might be worth approaching the agent and the broker and ... more
0 votes Share Flag Fri Jul 12, 2013 General Area in Boston
Lori Davis, Real Estate Pro in Boston, MA
Lori Davis answered:
Where is a good place to live near Boston and by the ocean?
There are many towns near Boston that have ocean views. Most of them are very expensive but I have found that Quincy is relatively close to town and has public transportation and reason ... more
0 votes Share Flag Thu Jun 13, 2013 General Area in Boston
Michael A.J.…, Real Estate Pro in Boston, MA
Michael A.J. Ferretti answered:
What kind of area is Marcella Street, Boston, Mass. 02119?
I've sold properties in Fort Hill, Roxbury. Fort Hill is great. But just as an alternative, you might want to consider 81 Westminster Ave.

Michael A. ... more
0 votes Share Flag Wed May 8, 2013 General Area in 02119
John J Dean…, Real Estate Pro in Somerville, MA
John J Dean Jr answered:
What is Boston known for?
Wow could this be anymore of a broad question.

Sons of Liberty
Freedom Trail
Liberty Hotel
Union Oyster House
Paul Revere
North Church
HP Lovecraft

The list goes on and ... more
0 votes Share Flag Mon Feb 18, 2013 General Area in Boston
Rafael Herna…, Real Estate Pro in Jamaica Plain, MA
Rafael Hernandez answered:
We're a family (with 2 little ones under 3) moving to Boston for 3 months in the Summer of 2013. Where should we stay?
You can search our rental database at or on mls via our site at and just search rentals instead of sales. Look forward to helping y ... more
0 votes Share Flag Sun Dec 30, 2012 General Area in Boston
Marcus Guerr…, Real Estate Pro in 02116
Marcus Guerrier answered:
Do you know how many "neighborhoods" are in Dorchester?
There are 18 neighborhoods, Harbor Point, Uphams Corner, Jones Hill, Savin Hill, Meeting House Hill, Mount Bowdoin, Four Corners, Fields Corner, Pope's Hill, Neponset, Port Norfolk, Ada ... more
1 vote Share Flag Fri Dec 21, 2012 General Area in 02124
Boston Luxury…, Real Estate Pro in Boston, MA
Boston Luxury Residential LLC answered:
I am looking to purchase a parking spot in back bay for $XXXX.00 (I would rather not say how much). Who is legally allowed to sell me a spot?
Anyone who owns a parking space can sell it to you.
You do not need a broker in this transaction; however, a broker is highly recommended, as they will find the space for you and guid ... more
0 votes Share Flag Mon Dec 10, 2012 General Area in Boston
Erin Kelly, Renter in Dorchester, MA
Erin Kelly answered:
Dorchester should be divided into smaller neighborhoods
The thing about Dorchester is that neighborhoods themselves can vary from BLOCK to BLOCK. To brand certain neighborhoods as safe or unsafe isn't entirely accurate. I think to brand a gi ... more
1 vote Share Flag Fri Oct 5, 2012 General Area in Dorchester
Zelda Kohn, Real Estate Pro in Newton, MA
Zelda Kohn answered:
What is involved in purchasing a parking spot outright from a building owner? Legal paperwork? Pricing?
You need to have a real estate attorney, much the same as you would when you purchase a piece of land or a home, work through the deed transaction. If the building owner has a separate ... more
0 votes Share Flag Sun Jul 15, 2012 General Area in Boston
Ruth Lerner, Real Estate Pro in Brookline, MA
Ruth Lerner answered:
how many households belong to the Chestnut Hill neigbourhood association?
I'm not sure what exactly you are asking. You may have better luck contacting the association directly: ... more
2 votes Share Flag Thu Jul 12, 2012 General Area in Chestnut Hill Neighborhood Association
Diane,, Home Owner in Hyde Park, MA
Diane, answered:
Howard Johnson and Eminent Domain
Because government doesn't have too much power already? Who decides what is run down, ugly, or unacceptable? And the last thing Boston needs is more parking spaces so that more people d ... more
1 vote Share Flag Sat Jul 7, 2012 General Area in Fenway/Kenmore
Bobby Woofter, Real Estate Pro in Cambridge, MA
Bobby Woofter answered:
Is there raw space out there in Boston that could be bought and then built out into a two bed room condo?
You are most likely looking for live work space, or flex space. There is some out there but there is not a ton. I would look in the leather district or the seaport districts first. T ... more
0 votes Share Flag Wed May 30, 2012 General Area in Boston
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