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Dennis Joseph, Real Estate Pro in Cambridge, MA
Dennis Joseph answered:
I am a Hong Kong Citizen , if i want to buy a property in Boston ( near Harvard University ) what can i do ? Can u give me more info on it e.g :tax
Hi Eric,

I recently completed a transaction in which my client from Singapore purchased a property in Cambridge. She never visited Cambridge and never even saw th ... more
0 votes Share Flag Wed May 23, 2012 General Area in Cambridge
Heather O'Su…, Real Estate Pro in Wilmington, NC
Heather O'Sullivan, Broker answered:
Financing Issues: Lender bait and switch:
Hi Ma2fam,

Often there are things that change during the lending process (especially with investment properties) If you can afford the additional money down - then think of it this ... more
0 votes Share Flag Tue May 29, 2012 Financing in 02139
Louis Wolfson, Real Estate Pro in 02030
Louis Wolfson answered:
Buying half of a co-owned two family home...does this effect loan and tax benefit eligibility for first-time home buyers?
Cambridge born, Do your folks live in the property? If they do I or have lived in it 2 out of the past 5 years, I suggest you buy your folks half, they can take upto the 500k capita ... more
0 votes Share Flag Mon Nov 21, 2011 Home Buying in Cambridge
John Savigna…, Real Estate Pro in 01748
John Savignano answered:
What should i watch out for from an cash deal buyer, no broker? The house may be worth $1mil. Thanks.
verification of funds!!!!
0 votes Share Flag Mon Apr 2, 2012 Home Selling in 02138
Nichole Book…, Real Estate Pro in Cambridge, MA
Nichole Bookwalter answered:
Condo-izing two-family ... below market rate?
To really understand everything that is required to condo a building, I would recommend that you contact The City of Cambridge as well as a real estate attorney. The price of a propert ... more
0 votes Share Flag Thu Nov 3, 2011 Home Buying in Cambridge
Shanna Rogers, Real Estate Pro in Murrieta, CA
Shanna Rogers 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?
Hi Charlenesmithwriter,

Contact a local lender and they will be able to calculate what you qualify for. Ask for a pre-qualification/pre-approval letter from them. Sellers like to s ... more
0 votes Share Flag Sun Jun 30, 2013 Home Buying in 02138
Greer, Real Estate Pro in Newton, MA
Greer answered:
Top price property -condo in a highrise- but no vents in kitchen and bathroom. Is this a bad buy / difficult resale?(No way of putting in vents)
You may have a problem with any future wish to update your bathroom if there is truly no way to put in a vent. Check with Inspectional Services ... but I believe current code requires ... more
0 votes Share Flag Sat Dec 21, 2013 Home Buying in 02139
James Oh, Real Estate Pro in Cambridge, MA
James Oh answered:
How old are windows in Cambridge on average? I.e. how new can one reasonably expect?
The median age of homes in Cambridge is approximately 64 years (29 years being the national average). Boston/Cambridge is, after all, a very old town! It's nearly impossible, or ju ... more
0 votes Share Flag Tue Mar 27, 2012 Home Buying in Cambridge
Sarah Klamm, Real Estate Pro in Wellsville, KS
Sarah Klamm answered:
Do I have to pay taxes if I pull out equity on my rental property when I refinance it?
Most re-finance deals require new title work. If you owe back taxes, you can assume that amount will be held out of your proceeds.
0 votes Share Flag Wed May 11, 2011 Financing in 02139
Lynn911.com…, Real Estate Pro in Dallas, TX
Lynn911.com Dallas Realtor answered:
I currenlty have renters in a property and they are intersted in purchasing the home. How can I sell the house to them with out going thru an agent?
Called a FSBO - get the required documents for a sales contract and follow the state statues (law) of selling any property residential or commercial. If you don't can be sued.

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0 votes Share Flag Wed Oct 31, 2012 Home Selling in 02139
Jessica Harv…, Real Estate Pro in Newton Highlands, MA
Jessica Harvey answered:
New to condos and Cambridge, can anyone tell me how condo fees work? Thanks!
Hello Sam,

Each condominium's Master Deed and Declaration of Trust is different, therefore the way the condo fees are set up are different. Many condo fees are based on square ... more
0 votes Share Flag Fri Mar 18, 2011 Home Buying in Cambridge
Jessica Harv…, Real Estate Pro in Newton Highlands, MA
Jessica Harvey 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?
Hello Ino,

Give me a call and I will be happy to work with you to procure a unit in one of these buildings.

Best Regards,

Jessica Harvey
0 votes Share Flag Sun Jun 30, 2013 Home Buying in 02138
Jacques Hand…, Real Estate Pro in 02021
Jacques Handal answered:
I will need a place to park my car but I am willing to take the T to work downtown. Where should I look for a 2 /2 in the Boston area? $400,000.
You could either buy in Quincy or Milton,both cities are near the downtown Boston area.You could find something very attractive within the price range of $400,000.You are going to need ... more
0 votes Share Flag Mon Jan 24, 2011 Home Buying in Wellington-Harrington
Anna Brocco, Real Estate Pro in Nassau County, NY
Anna Brocco answered:
Can i rent this place. I am an incoming Harvard University student, presently I am in Florida, will be coming 1st week of Sept. (407) 9518104.
Since no link is visible and no address given, you may wish to ask your question again--or keep in mind that any local agent(s) can help you, contact any realty office(s) and inquire.
0 votes Share Flag Wed Mar 27, 2013 Home Buying in West Cambridge
Chris Lefebv…, Real Estate Pro in Methuen, MA
Chris Lefebvre answered:
I would like to contact an agent for the May Street apartment.Thank you,Linda Lichtman 617-642-3474.
I see a couple of rental listings for Maybury St and Maywood St, but no rentals currently listed for May St.

6 May St in Jamaica Plain is listed for sale by Carol Meehan at Hammond ... more
0 votes Share Flag Sat Jun 19, 2010 Rentals in Strawberry Hill
Marcelina Mc…, Real Estate Pro in Duvall, WA
Marcelina McGinnis answered:
what is involved in condoizing a two family house (currently co-owned)?
Wow I wish my brother in law was on Trulia, he'd be the perfect one to answer this question. He's recently converted his 4-plex to condos. In short, he needed an attorney to w ... more
0 votes Share Flag Thu May 6, 2010 How To... in 02139
Anna Brocco, Real Estate Pro in Nassau County, NY
Anna Brocco answered:
We have had our offer accepted on a house but now don't want to buy it. Can we get out of this contract if we have not yet signed the Purchase?
What is your agent advising--If you did not sign a contract and exchanged no deposit money, ask your agent to cancel--if you do have an executed contract--signed by all parties and depo ... more
0 votes Share Flag Mon Jul 5, 2010 Home Buying in Cambridge
Scott A. Nel…, Real Estate Pro in 02155
Scott A. Nelson answered:
Seeking a referal for basement waterproofing
I've had good luck with Basement Technologies & their plans. They did a great job for my parents house in Malden.

Basement Technologies Inc
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0 votes Share Flag Wed May 6, 2015 Remodel & Renovate in Cambridge
James Deskins, Real Estate Pro in 43082
James Deskins answered:
Basement waterproofing
What about it?.............
0 votes Share Flag Fri May 15, 2015 Remodel & Renovate in Cambridge
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