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Debra (Debbi…, Real Estate Pro in Livingston, NJ
Debra (Debbie) Rose answered:
The apartment was advertised as having a garage and a deeded parking. We gave an offer based on the advertised details. We had discovered that there
Never give an offer "based on advertised" details. Always verify in writing.
Was there a seller's disclosure?

Did you use an agent?
I am going to guess the answer is ... more
1 vote Share Flag Mon Oct 26, 2015 Home Buying in Brookline
Bill Gassett, Real Estate Pro in Hopkinton, MA
Bill Gassett answered:
use and occupancy agreement
Use and occupancy agreements are a great type of contract to have when some form of gap is needed in residency. They are commonly used when there is a delay in closing and the buyer has ... more
0 votes Share Flag Tue Sep 8, 2015 Home Selling in Brookline
Dena Haddad, Renter in Brookline, MA
Dena Haddad answered:
What are the best playgrounds for toddler / preschool aged children in Brookline?
Hi there!

Washington Square is a great area in Brookline. There are a few parks within walking distance: Griggs, Waldstein, Driscoll. We have a 2-year old and he loves these parks. ... more
0 votes Share Flag Mon Sep 7, 2015 Parks & Recreation in Brookline
Greer Swiston, Real Estate Pro in Newton, MA
Greer Swiston answered:
Does central air conditioning vs wall ac increase the asking price of a place in boston?
There is a price differential as well as the less tangible "desirability" factor/perception of less hassle. However, let me be clear that it would most likely you cost you more to ins ... more
0 votes Share Flag Tue May 12, 2015 Home Buying in 02446
Kelsey Compa…, Home Buyer in Provo, UT
Kelsey Compars answered:
house demolition
There is a house down my road that is getting demolished this week. It is so old and there is know mold inside. I am so glad it is being demolished because it has become a safety hazard ... more
0 votes Share Flag Fri Apr 17, 2015 Home Selling in Brookline
Tristam Biel…, Real Estate Pro in South Pasadena, CA
Tristam Bielecki answered:
I recently became a licensed real estate agent. I agreed to work with a broker just starting out he agreed to coach me through all I need to know b
The best thing to do is find a company that has real organised training in place, rather than the "promise of coaching".

Some offices will even have a orientation training that cove ... more
0 votes Share Flag Thu Feb 12, 2015 Agent2Agent in 02446
Dorene Slavi…, Real Estate Pro in Torrance, CA
Dorene Slavitz answered:
What obligation do I have to my real estate broker if I found a place on my own and the seller is a friend who doesn't want to use a broker?
Your friend may 'Not want to pay a commission" but you might pay if your rights are not represented and it ruins your friendship with your neighbor. Why do without? If you do not use a ... more
0 votes Share Flag Thu Feb 12, 2015 Home Buying in 02446
Joshua Stein, Real Estate Pro in Conshohocken, PA
Joshua Stein answered:
Agent send email with a unit but can't meet when I'm available.
Until there is a written Buyer Agency agreement in place, you are technically not bound to anyone. It would be good form to inform any agent you contact that you have been in contact wi ... more
1 vote Share Flag Mon Feb 9, 2015 Home Buying in 02446
The Graveline…, Real Estate Pro in Longmeadow, MA
The Graveline Group answered:
I am looking to rent an apartment in Brookline (02446). What are the differences between: apartment community, townhouse, condo, and apartment?
Mindy, are you working with an agent in Brookline currently? Your best bet is to work with a local Realtor. We're in Longmeadow, but have brokerages out your way. If you like we can ... more
0 votes Share Flag Mon Jan 19, 2015 Rental Basics in 02446
The Graveline…, Real Estate Pro in Longmeadow, MA
The Graveline Group answered:
Why is this posting up - this property is sold.?
Trulia merely presents 3rd party information and would not necessarily have the ability to take down a listing. We recommend that you contact the Realtor on the property directly and f ... more
2 votes Share Flag Sun Jan 11, 2015 Home Buying in 02446
Gary Birtles, Other/Just Looking in Scottsdale, AZ
Gary Birtles answered:
Where can I find estimates for normal or expected heating costs for single family homes in Brookline, MA? Thanks!
It depends on the size of the home and the heating system. I know that some heating systems run more efficiently than others, and that can save money. It also depends on your climate. I ... more
0 votes Share Flag Mon Dec 1, 2014 Home Buying in 02446
Cory Trevor, Home Buyer in Aberdeen, OH
Cory Trevor answered:
Apartments for rent
I am not sure what your question is, but I assume that you are looking for apartments to rent. If you are having trouble finding a place you could try hiring a real estate agent. You co ... more
0 votes Share Flag Fri Aug 15, 2014 Home Buying in Brookline
Richard Shap…, Other/Just Looking in Framingham, MA
Richard Shapiro answered:
New condo conversion, foreclosure
The seller will be 50% share holder of the condo trust. Condos have an extra layer of risk due to the cooperative nature of common areas and maintenance fees. While a two unit condo may ... more
1 vote Share Flag Tue Aug 5, 2014 Home Buying in 02446
Steven D Smi…, Real Estate Pro in Boston, MA
Steven D Smith answered:
who pays the real estate agency's finder's fee- tenant or landlord?
Typically in this market the tenant is paying the entire fee. Except in rare cases...
0 votes Share Flag Fri May 9, 2014 Rentals in Brookline
Sharon Felton, Real Estate Pro in Nashville, TN
Sharon Felton answered:
how do I claim my property and its value of Truila?
Individual owners do not post their homes on Trulia. You should find a local Realtor and work with him/her to get your property advertised on Trulia. Good luck.
0 votes Share Flag Sun May 4, 2014 Home Ownership in 02446
Ryan, Renter in 02446
Ryan asked:
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0 votes Share Flag Wed Feb 12, 2014 Market Conditions in Brookline
Stephen Bour…, Real Estate Pro in Brookline, MA
Stephen Bourassa answered:
How long does it take to us mass transit and get down to museum area and wharf area?
For your convenience the MBTA has a web site with routes and fairly accurate schedules at

From the address given, you're equidistant between the C and D line T's... I ... more
0 votes Share Flag Tue Jan 28, 2014 Traffic & Public Transportation in Brookline
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