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RBman, Home Buyer in New York, NY
RBman answered:
Can For Sale by Owner hold broker open?
Patty - I think it's very admirable that you're trying to sell without an agent. We tried ourselves in NYC and it was a disaster for several weeks. Then we found out about how to get ... more
0 votes Share Flag Mon May 16, 2016 Home Selling in 02139
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
Scott Godzyk, Real Estate Pro in Manchester, NH
Scott Godzyk answered:
can an "egress" be used for non-emergency passage into and out of a condo building if it crosses through the deeded space of only one of the owners?
It may be a question for your HOA manager or a lawyer. You would have to review your deed and HOA rules to see what is or is not deeded. If it is an emergency stairway, it should not be ... more
0 votes Share Flag Tue Feb 16, 2016 Home Ownership in Cambridge
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
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
0 votes Share Flag Tue Jan 26, 2016 How To... in 02138
Louis  Wolfs…, Real Estate Pro in Needham, MA
Louis Wolfson answered:
How much less will your house sell for if it is in primo location but whoever buys it will gut it?
Lisa, I see you are either looking or selling in Cambridge. Depends on location within Cambridge, size of the home, whether it can be converted to multi units, parking, etc. I suggest ... more
0 votes Share Flag Thu Jan 7, 2016 Home Selling in Cambridge
Doug McNeilly, Real Estate Pro in Wayland, MA
Doug McNeilly answered:
How important is assessed value?
Not that important. An assessment is the value placed on a property by the town by the Assessor's Office for the purpose of determining the property tax due. Recent sales are a much m ... more
0 votes Share Flag Thu Nov 5, 2015 Home Selling in Cambridge
Nathan Lipsi, Real Estate Pro in Landsdale, PA
Nathan Lipsi answered:
what would the interest be on a security deposit of $550 paid July 1, 1995 until August 31, 2015 in boston, Massachusetts?
What is the interest rate? Has the rate remained the same for the past 20 years?
0 votes Share Flag Fri Aug 21, 2015 Moving in Cambridge
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 Thanks.
0 votes Share Flag Sun Aug 2, 2015 Rentals in 02139
Rathee.nitin, Renter in Boston, MA
Rathee.nitin asked:
Looking for 4bhk Apartment. But don't have U.S number. SO, how to contact.? Kindly Guide I am Nitin Rathee from inida, would be moving to boston on 1st Sep.
0 votes Share Flag Sat Jul 4, 2015 Rentals in 02141
Adrien Washi…, Other/Just Looking in Brighton, Boston, MA
Adrien Washington answered:
I'm looking for a studio/1br near MIT for around $1,000/mo.
That will be very difficult. Rents in this part of Cambridge are quite a bit higher than that, and are going up because of new office buildings creating even more demand for high-end a ... more
0 votes Share Flag Thu Jun 25, 2015 For Rent in Cambridge
Murphy Team, Real Estate Pro in Portland, ME
Murphy Team answered:
Basement waterproofing
Yes, waterproofing with a written transferrable guarantee is a good investment. Water creates moisture and possible mold issues that are eliminated with these systems.
0 votes Share Flag Fri May 15, 2015 Remodel & Renovate in Cambridge
Celine Sande…, Home Buyer in Walla Walla, WA
Celine Sanderson answered:
Do wooden replacement windows add significantly to resale value, or are premium vinyl replacements good enough?
Wow, Cambridgeport would be such a nice place to live, especially having a condo out there! If you're looking for ways to have green energy to not use as much energy on a daily basis, i ... more
0 votes Share Flag Mon May 11, 2015 Remodel & Renovate in Cambridge
djennifer009, Other/Just Looking in Salt Lake City, UT
djennifer009 answered:
Seeking a referal for basement waterproofing
It sounds like you have two different projects going on. You should talk to a waterproofing company first to see what can be done with your basement. If you're having constant leakage, ... more
0 votes Share Flag Wed May 6, 2015 Remodel & Renovate in Cambridge
Walid Bendris, Renter in Cambridge, MA
Walid Bendris asked:
Sublet listings continually appear in non sublet searches I've been trying to find a 1 bedroom apartment to rent but I keep getting flooded with postings for sublets. Is there any way to prevent this? Maybe disallow sublet listings from being…
0 votes Share Flag Tue May 5, 2015 Rental Basics in Cambridge
Al Roppolo, Real Estate Pro in Brockton, MA
Al Roppolo answered:
I saw a waterproofed basement with vinyl on the floor and walls. Is this a good waterproofing technique? It
Bring in a water proofing expert who can give you a better idea of this technique as well as other techniques like various sealing solutions and french drains...etc
0 votes Share Flag Fri Apr 24, 2015 Remodel & Renovate in Cambridge
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