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Territory Re…, Real Estate Pro in Boston, MA
Territory Real Estate answered:
Is the penthouse terrace at 2440 Mass Ave off the living area or off the bedroom? It is unclear from the photos. Thank you.
Hi Richard,

There are actually 3 balconies for this unit: One off the main living area, one off the master suite and the third off the second master suite. If you haven't yet se ... more
0 votes Share Flag Thu Feb 25, 2010 Home Buying in 02138
Richard Leci…, Real Estate Pro in Tucson, AZ
Richard Lecinski answered:
Buying a condo as an investment
You must run your numbers to see if you will run a positive cash flow and certainly allow for a period when the unit may not be rented.
0 votes Share Flag Sat Jul 31, 2010 Home Buying in Cambridge
Anna Brocco, Real Estate Pro in Nassau County, NY
Anna Brocco answered:
religious affiliation by community in boston
Fair Housing Laws prevent a real estate professional from answering such a question--you may wish to do some of your own homework--you can try to google each town, some may have demogra ... more
0 votes Share Flag Wed Jan 13, 2010 In My Neighborhood in 02138
Kevin L. San…, Real Estate Pro in Massachusetts
Kevin L. Santos answered:
I am looking for a mortgage broker/lender who can help me with a "spot" FHA approval process. I have the form filled out! I need answers
Janeen,
This is a growing problem that I'm running into more and more as a Real Estate Agent. I would suggest contacting Michael Chaves at Wells Fargo Home Loans at 978-568-0039. ... more
0 votes Share Flag Sat Dec 12, 2009 Financing in Cambridge
Rona Fischman, Real Estate Pro in Somerville, MA
Rona Fischman answered:
What are some good affordable alternatives to living in Cambride?
I bet you hate answers that include, "that depends," but I have to give you that caveat. If you are looking for space, but close to the city, that's one thing: Medford, M ... more
0 votes Share Flag Wed Jun 16, 2010 Home Buying in Cambridge
Voices Member,  in
Voices Member answered:
Please can someone explain the different 'neighbourhoods' of Cambridge to me.
Jackie,

There are 13 neighborhoods that make up Cambridge, MA. The best reference I can provide is to go to this website:
http://www.cambridgema.gov/GIS/MapAtlasList.cfm

It prov ... more
0 votes Share Flag Fri Jan 7, 2011 Home Buying in Cambridge
Don Tepper, Real Estate Pro in Fairfax, VA
Don Tepper answered:
We have an offer on the table and counter-offered it with a higher price. Now we got even higher...
Check with your Realtor. If the first buyer accepts your offer, then there's a signed agreement--a signed sales contract. And, yes, contracts are binding.

If there was a time period ... more
0 votes Share Flag Fri Jul 17, 2009 Home Selling in Cambridge
Tim Cahill, Real Estate Pro in Arlington, MA
Tim Cahill answered:
Riverside market
Hi Again,
I can only assume from the two words in your post that you're asking how the Riverside market is these days? :-) If so, without more detail as to whether you are interested ... more
0 votes Share Flag Tue Jun 30, 2009 Home Selling in Riverside
Voices Member,  in
Voices Member answered:
How do I find out who the owner of a property is?
Thizz

Have you tried looking it up on your Cambridge property search site?
http://www.cambridgema.gov/fiscalaffairs/PropertySearch.cfm

Here are the property search sites ect.. av ... more
0 votes Share Flag Thu Feb 25, 2010 Home Buying in 02138
Todd Scott, Real Estate Pro in San Diego, CA
Todd Scott answered:
Condo - what does "Common Area for the Exclusive Use of Unit 3" imply?
I would recommend taking all documents icluding your CC & R's to a local real estate attorney and get a legal opinion.

Since this will require a permit from your county you may want ... more
0 votes Share Flag Mon Jun 15, 2009 General Area in 02139
Deb Nicholls, Real Estate Pro in Concord, MA
Deb Nicholls answered:
Does anyone know what day of the week usually is Brokers Open held for Cambridge, MA ?
Thursday. Times vary, but that is the approximate range.
0 votes Share Flag Fri Jun 19, 2009 Home Selling in 02139
rockinblu, Other/Just Looking in Austin, TX
rockinblu answered:
Can For Sale by Owner hold broker open?
Patty,

Yes you can. check out the blog attached to the link below. There is some input from a respected Realtor on this forum on the subject.

http://www.trulia.com/blog/rockinblu/ ... more
0 votes Share Flag Wed May 15, 2013 Home Selling in 02139
Territory.com, Real Estate Pro in Massachusetts
Territory.com answered:
We are a For Sale By Owner in Cambridge, MA and offer 2.5% to buyer's agent but realtors avoid FSBO?
Sadly welcome to world of traditional brokerage!! I am so sorry you are experiencing such push back and ignorance from listing agents (who also represent home buyers).
If you want to ... more
0 votes Share Flag Fri Jul 31, 2009 Home Selling in Cambridge
Deb Mccourt, Real Estate Pro in Massachusetts
Deb Mccourt answered:
Have condos sold for less than their assessed value recently?
Hi Bruce,

While I see over and over again, many ads discussing "assessed value", most Realtors do not incorporate the assessed value in determining market value.. Assessed translate ... more
0 votes Share Flag Fri Jun 19, 2009 Home Buying in Cambridge
Rona Fischman, Real Estate Pro in Somerville, MA
Rona Fischman answered:
Any thoughts on the long term value of condos that are basement units?
If you are buying it now, it should be at a pretty deep discount. Basement units sell poorly in recessions. If you don't mind a basement, you may get a good deal on it. The people who g ... more
0 votes Share Flag Sun Jun 30, 2013 Home Buying in 02138
Emmanuel Sca…, Real Estate Pro in Collin County, TX
Emmanuel Scanlan answered:
I saw a waterproofed basement with vinyl on the floor and walls. Is this a good waterproofing technique? It
Hello Rona,

I have never heard of using vinyl as a waterproofing material. Was this a sheet vinyl product, i.e. a vinyl flooring product, or was it some special material?

The mat ... more
0 votes Share Flag Wed Apr 16, 2014 Remodel & Renovate in Cambridge
Ken Lambert, Real Estate Pro in Exeter, NH
Ken Lambert answered:
I saw a waterproofed basement with vinyl on the floor and walls. Is this a good waterproofing technique?It
Hi Rona- This is just a cursory answer and thought- sight unseen. I was a builder for 10+ years in Mass.
I can assure you that a vinyl floor, or a wall covering, is not going to stop ... more
0 votes Share Flag Mon May 11, 2009 How To... in Cambridge
Danielle Sha…, Real Estate Pro in Cape Coral, FL
Danielle Sharp answered:
A Buyer and Seller sign a Short Sale Purchase Agreement with an Addendum, buyer may cancel for any reason
Michael,

Depending on how the contract is worded, yes. Short sales do take a bit of time to receive a response from the bank unless you're lucky enough to find something with a bank ... more
0 votes Share Flag Fri Jun 19, 2009 Home Buying in Cambridge
Anne H. Cain, Real Estate Pro in Cary, NC
Anne H. Cain answered:
Is it a good or bad idea to buy a house that's a short sale and why?
Occasionally you can get a very good deal on a short sale. You will usually be paying less than what the current owner of the house paid when they bought it. That does not mean you ar ... more
0 votes Share Flag Thu May 7, 2009 Home Buying in Cambridge
Rona Fischman, Real Estate Pro in Somerville, MA
Rona Fischman answered:
is it a good time to buy in camridge/ somervile/ arlington in the summer or wait till the winter months?
In the towns you are looking in, I haven’t seen a good buyer’s market take hold, yet. You may even need to wait until next year. The link below is a blog entry on demand t ... more
0 votes Share Flag Wed Mar 25, 2009 Home Buying in Cambridge
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