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Legra001, Home Buyer in Cambridge, MA
Legra001 answered:
I want to turn my two family house in Cambridge into a one family. I live in one apartment and my daughter lives in the other.
My father owned four duplexes on a street here in San Diego that was built as a street full of duplexes next to a neighborhood of houses. Over the past 50 years I have seen numerous con ... more
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Annette  Law…, Real Estate Pro in Palm Harbor, FL
Annette Lawrence answered:
how termites infection affects the value of a house even if it had been treated?
Opps, question posted May 2008.


Termites are a part of the environment. Nothing to get excited about.

Termites, just like water intrusion, if left unabated, WILL effect the valu ... more
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Jeremiah Sch…, Home Buyer in Cambridge, MA
Jeremiah Schuur asked:
egress needed for a basement bedroom in cambridge? what is the defintion of egress needed for a basement bedroom in cambridge?

And is there a square foot minimum?
0 votes Share Flag Tue Mar 4, 2014 Home Selling in 02138
James Daniel, Real Estate Pro in Cambridge, MA
James Daniel answered:
How much "earnest money" should accompany an offer on a 1200000?
Good question. Since you are looking to buy in Cambridge I'll focus my answer on what is typical and customary in the Cambirdge market.

First, you should know that there is no rule o ... more
0 votes Share Flag Sun Aug 18, 2013 Home Buying in 02138
Mano Ravi, Renter in Cambridge, MA
Mano Ravi answered:
Hi, can H1B1 visa holders buy a house in MA USA?
Thanks to all those who answered my question positively, It is very encouraging..

M.Ravi
0 votes Share Flag Fri Aug 9, 2013 Home Buying in 02138
Rona Fischman, Real Estate Pro in Cambridge, MA
Rona Fischman answered:
Any thoughts on the long term value of condos that are basement units?
It is interesting that I first answered this question in 2009. Here is it, again in 2013, being answered. Now we are in a better market, and basement units are still less expensive to b ... more
0 votes Share Flag Sun Jun 30, 2013 Home Buying in 02138
Kevin Vitali, Real Estate Pro in Tewksbury, MA
Kevin Vitali answered:
how do i post my recent (6 19 07) purchase of 6 Sherman Street, #D?
Trulia is mostly updated by pulling data from various sources. The data will eventually catch up in the Trulia system.
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Kevin Vitali, Real Estate Pro in Tewksbury, MA
Kevin Vitali answered:
I am only interested in buying a unit at 346,348, or 350 Harvard St. 02138 How can I find out if there is a unit for sale in one of these buildings?
If you are looking for a very specific address or location, call a local real estate agent and tell them what you want. We have tools that can cull out homes in a radius and address or ... more
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Kevin Vitali, Real Estate Pro in Tewksbury, MA
Kevin Vitali answered:
I am a writer and so I do not earn a fixed income. I have $110,000 to put down. No debt. Gd credit record. What value home shld I be looking at?
Best thing to do is talk to several lenders and see what they can offer you and how they will look at your income.

Bottom line any lender will be attributing some sort of monthly i ... more
0 votes Share Flag Sun Jun 30, 2013 Home Buying in 02138
John Dean, Real Estate Pro in Somerville, MA
John Dean answered:
i'm need a soft second loan but my score is 645 is there any other alternatives for me
There may be options for you but it will be difficult with that credit score. Have you started to speak with local banks or a mortgage broker ?
0 votes Share Flag Wed Feb 20, 2013 Home Buying in 02138
Louis  Wolfs…, Real Estate Pro in Needham, MA
Louis Wolfson answered:
What should i watch out for from an cash deal buyer, no broker? The house may be worth $1mil. Thanks.
Sarsfolfs,

Congratulations, its always nice to hear feedback and the results.
0 votes Share Flag Mon Apr 2, 2012 Home Selling in 02138
Bill Patters…, Real Estate Pro in Boston, MA
Bill Patterson answered:
How do I find out who the owner of a property is?
Hi Thizz,
Click through here - http://www.cambridgema.gov/ASSESS/index.cfm
This is the portal to the Cambridge Assessor's Database. You can find the info there.

Cheers,
Bil ... more
0 votes Share Flag Thu Feb 25, 2010 Home Buying in 02138
Bill Patters…, Real Estate Pro in Boston, MA
Bill Patterson answered:
Is the penthouse terrace at 2440 Mass Ave off the living area or off the bedroom? It is unclear from the photos. Thank you.
Hi Richard,
There are 3 terraces for that unit. The largest terrace runs off from the dining area along the Mass Ave side of the building. The master bedroom has a small one as does ... more
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Don Tepper, Real Estate Pro in Burke, VA
Don Tepper answered:
religious affiliation by community in boston
While the other answers are correct, I'd just like to point out that there are sometimes legitimate reasons for making inquiries regarding religion or religious issues. For example ... more
0 votes Share Flag Wed Jan 13, 2010 In My Neighborhood in 02138
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