All three are great and you wouldn't go wrong. I would also consider commute time and the size of the HS. Newton is a large school system and has two HS's. Belmont and Wellesley have smaller HS's compared to Newton's. You may also want to check out the course offering for electives and Honors/AP classes. Sometimes the bigger schools (Newton's) will have more choices.... more
Since MA Home Inspector licensing in 2001, a consumer must have a signed exclusive buyer's agent agreement with a Real Estate Broker or Salesperson before the Real Estate Broker or Salesperson can refer a home inspector. ( See Massachusetts General Law Chapter 112 Section 87YY1/2 )
Without a signed exclusive buyer's agent agreement, the Real Estate Broker or Salesperson may only refer the buyer to the list of all MA Home Inspectors from the Massachusetts Board of Registration of Home Inspectors.
A "good" home inspector has an interesting aspect now that The Commonwealth of Massachusetts requires licensing of home inspectors. The Board of Registration of Home Inspectors does not provide any criteria to rate a home inspector. A Standard Home Inspection in Massachusetts is a home inspection performed to the MA Home Inspector Standards of Practice (SOP).
Home Inspectors can provide additional/optional services that are not in conflict with the prohibitions listed in the SOP. Some common consumer criteria for a "good" home inspector are; Photographs or no photographs in the inspection report, hand-written report or computer generated report, use of measurement instruments or no use of measurement instruments.
Feel free to contact me if you have further questions regarding Massachusetts home inspectors.
Nationally, the news is positive. According to the National Association of Realtors, annual existing home sales were around $5.1M in 2013, the highest total in seven years and 10 percent higher than
Yes, it is worth it. A lot of the homes in that area of town are being torn down and replaced or expanded and renovated. If you plant to stay there and raise a family (10+) years, you will find that your investment was very smart. Wellesley homes hold their value even in a sluggish economy. (BTW: I am not a real estate agent!)... more
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