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Dorene Slavi…, Real Estate Pro in Culver City, CA
Dorene Slavitz answered:
Landscaping investment - is it worth it?
Some improvements you cannot evaluate for exact return, however, a beautifully landscaped property will get more interest, better buyers and better offers then a run down weedy dust bow ... more
0 votes Share Flag Fri Jun 26, 2015 Home Selling in 02143
Albiecardew, Home Buyer in New York, NY
Albiecardew answered:
Do you need to hire a land surveyor as well as an architect while converting a 3 family house into 3 condos ?
You may not need one, but it would certainly be advisable. Land disputes can be incredibly tough and stressful, but having your property properly surveyed will have protect against that ... more
0 votes Share Flag Fri Jun 26, 2015 General Area in 02143
Donnette Wood, Home Buyer in Lynn, MA
Donnette Wood answered:
what are the average condo HOA fees per month in somerville, MA for a 2-3 BR? are these negotiable with the condo cost?
What is the average priced policy for insurance to a five unit condominium building in Lynn?
With this number factored in, what does an average monthly condo fee look like for a five ... more
0 votes Share Flag Tue Jun 16, 2015 Home Buying in 02143
Belal Mohd 9…, Real Estate Pro in Forest Hills, Queens,...
Belal Mohd 917-763-2260 answered:
How important is zoning to you when considering a home purchase?
Very important. Zoning tells you what you can or can not do with the exterior, usage and much more. Always check the zoning.
0 votes Share Flag Tue Mar 31, 2015 Home Buying in 02144
Caleb Hart, Renter in Orem, UT
Caleb Hart answered:
Do you need a permit to sheetrock/ drywall over existing lathe and plaster walls in Somerville, MA?
I would talk to a person down at the city office about that. My father has also been needing to do some more plastering in his home. I'm pretty sure he doesn't need a permit for it thou ... more
0 votes Share Flag Tue Mar 31, 2015 Remodel & Renovate in Somerville
Terrie Hayden, Real Estate Pro in Cambridge, MA
Terrie Hayden answered:
Are condo prices in Somerville dropping anytime soon?
My crystal ball sais NO!!
0 votes Share Flag Sat Jan 31, 2015 Home Buying in Somerville
John Hicks, Real Estate Pro in New Albany, OH
John Hicks answered:
I am trying to refinance my home that I live in but it seems like the only loan I can get is an investment property mortgage. Can I stay living in?
I would love to help look at what is going on. I do a lot of refinance's is the home you currently living in listed as your primary residence? If so you should be able pull out a primar ... more
0 votes Share Flag Tue Nov 18, 2014 Investment Properties in Somerville
Deborah Byrne, Real Estate Pro in Somerville, MA
Deborah Byrne answered:
is this close to a T stop?
Hi Eric,
Yes the red line is right down College Avenue, it is a few minute walk. Please join me
at my Open House Sunday 11/16 from 1-2:30
0 votes Share Flag Sat Nov 15, 2014 Traffic & Public Transportation in Ten Hills
Annette Lawr…, Real Estate Pro in Palm Harbor, FL
Annette Lawrence answered:
I've accepted an offer on my home, pending inspection. My situation has changed and I no longer want to sell. Can I stop the sale? How?
Posted July 26, 2013.
This is was resolved long ago.
0 votes Share Flag Fri Sep 26, 2014 Home Selling in Davis Square
Steve Burgess, Other/Just Looking in San Juan Capistrano,...
Steve Burgess answered:
I'm looking for a Studio/1br for around $1,100/mo. Moving in October/November near Cambridge/Somerville. Thanks
Well are you looking to buy a studio apartment for self or planning to move on rent basis. As buying property is always a better option. Since it helps you to fix a staying accommodatio ... more
0 votes Share Flag Wed Sep 10, 2014 Rentals in Somerville
Ali Haghgoo, Real Estate Pro in Westminster, MD
Ali Haghgoo answered:
There seem to be many different companies that are competing to install solar panels on residential roofs. Can anyone here recommend one over another?
I don't know about the actual installers, however I recommend looking into solar shingles. A new zero-energy builder my team is working with just signed a deal with Dow for their PowerH ... more
0 votes Share Flag Tue Jun 10, 2014 Going Green in East Somerville
Heath Coker, Real Estate Pro in Falmouth, MA
Heath Coker answered:
recently purchased a foreclosed home from a Mortgage Company, they disclosed that they had an easement to the home, have found out the easement does
Wclark1984, your attorney is the best one to answer the question.

At the very least, ask the real estate professional who helped you in the transaction.

Or if those don't exis ... more
0 votes Share Flag Tue Feb 25, 2014 Home Buying in Somerville
Erik Hook, Real Estate Pro in Somerville, MA
Erik Hook answered:
are the crime values for only this year?
Here are two websites for looking up local crime statistics: AND
You can also call the local Police Department. They ... more
0 votes Share Flag Fri Feb 7, 2014 Crime & Safety in East Somerville
Erik Hook, Real Estate Pro in Somerville, MA
Erik Hook answered:
To be eligible for an FHA first time home buyer loan, do I have to attend a class/workshop and get certified for the 'low down payment' loans ?
As Jeff mentioned below, the best way to find out about all the available ( and often changing) programs, would be to contact a local mortgage broker ..... or better yet two. There are ... more
0 votes Share Flag Thu Feb 6, 2014 Home Buying in Somerville
Erik Hook, Real Estate Pro in Somerville, MA
Erik Hook answered:
I'm buying a home in Somerville and have a question about the residential tax exemption that I haven't been able to find the answer to
The City of Somerville has released it's Fiscal Year 2014 Assessor’s Classification Hearing Report, which contains lots of interesting information regarding the housing market in ... more
0 votes Share Flag Thu Feb 6, 2014 Home Buying in Somerville
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