I recently completed a transaction in which my client from Singapore purchased a property in Cambridge. She never visited Cambridge and never even saw the house! I emailed her videos of properties which I visited on her behalf, among other things. She was very pleased with the result.
My answer to your specific questions will be different depending on your situation and your knowledge of our area. Please contact me directly with some of your specific concerns related to your unique situation and I will do my best to provide good advice. Don't be overly concerned about our 12-hour time difference. You may call any time. Do you know Cambridge very well?
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 to ask them to review the language used in both deeds to determine whether your porch is allowable. I would not take their answer over the attorneys.
Hope this helps.
Senior VA FHA Loan SPecialist
That's a very broad question. I guess I don't even know where to start answering it.... Are you trying to find out information on a specific multi-family conversion? Are you asking about the process you need to go through to legally convert a multi family? I am converting a Cambridge Multifamily right now, and would be happy to help you out. Please specify or feel free to contact me directly firstname.lastname@example.org I'd be happy to answer whatever I can.... more