There are currently 22 active listings in Cambridge in your price range. Like most of Greater Boston, Cambridge has several distinct neighborhoods. In your price range, you will mostly find 1 bedroom homes in Central Square, Kendall Square(near MIT) or West Cambridge.
I'd be happy to send you more specific information. Somerville might also be a possibility and would probably expand you into the 2 bedroom class of homes.
275-350k is very doable in Cambridge, is she at Haaaaaraaard? I can help with the accent, if need be? On too your situation, we offer a unique, cutting edge service in Boston. Its a no brainer, check us out, if you have any questions just ask.
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a condo there in Boston. They loved their Realtor. I will seek the name and call you. They are not easily impressed, so should be a good reference for you! 831 588 8485
Here is a sample:
One of the two singles families, small but a SF none-the-less:
Price/square foot bargain in North Cambridge:
Up-and-coming area of Cambridge -interesting place to invest - East Cambridge (kendall sqre):
Very nicely renovated unit in that East Cambridge area again:
Hard to go wrong with something located near Harvard Square. Here is an awesome unit:
Right now I am working with a mother from Maine who is buying her daughter a condo why she is in school in this exact price range so I know exactly how to help if you are interested. We just went through all the options so I am ready to give you some guidance/eyes in boston if you need it.
My company works only with buyers for a flat fee (we subtract this from our cooperating commission and rebate the remainder back to our clients - might be nice $ to pocket since it is an investment for your daughter) - so we guarantee no steering towards specific listings or % commission chasing. We have a ton of investor clients who we work closely with to deliver info out of state.
Please feel free to reach out to us directly. You can find us here:
As a Realtor yourself, you know that we need a little bit more info. But you CAN find a condo in Cambridge for the price range you mention (even in Harvard Square!). Of course, the square footage will change drastically depending where you need to be.
If you want help, I can help!
Century 21 Carole White Associates
If I was totally self-serving I would recommend myself. But Cambridge is NOT my area of specialty. I would HIGHLY recommend Beth York. 75% of her business is finding condos for out-of-state parents for their kids and she knows Cambridge like the back of her hand. Check out her website below and please give her a ring. Please tell her Mike on Trulia sent you! Good luck.