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Mack McCoy, Real Estate Pro in Seattle, WA
Mack McCoy answered:
What's your thoughts on real estate trends for 2013 ?
I'll believe 'em when I see 'em?
0 votes Share Flag Mon Apr 29, 2013 Home Buying in Westford
Richard Shap…, Other/Just Looking in Framingham, MA
Richard Shapiro answered:
We are looking to invest in multifamily home. Wondering why is newton better for investing in rental property.
Better community and schools equals better rents and more expensive property.
0 votes Share Flag Tue Mar 12, 2013 Home Buying in Newton
Masha Sender…, Real Estate Pro in Newton, MA
Masha Senderovich answered:
Process of buying home that you plan to renovate?
You need to connect with a reputable contractor. If you don't have a friend who is a general contractor, you may need to pay this person for their time. Find a home you like, and have t ... more
0 votes Share Flag Wed Oct 8, 2014 Home Buying in Concord
Masha Sender…, Real Estate Pro in Newton, MA
Masha Senderovich answered:
I need a mortgage broker that can use Year to date financials for this year and average out on the ratios ( full time student up until last year)
I have the same problem myself... haven't found one yet! curious to see who responds.
0 votes Share Flag Mon Oct 29, 2012 Home Buying in Framingham
Linda Wigren, Real Estate Pro in Walpole, MA
Linda Wigren answered:
I need to commute to Waltham- where should I live if I want a short commute?
Well Waltham of course would be your shortest commute :)
Newton, Watertown, Lexington, Belmont - these are all communities that are nearby. I can help you in any of these Towns, call m ... more
0 votes Share Flag Mon Oct 29, 2012 Home Buying in Waltham
Touria & Mark…, Other/Just Looking in
Touria & Mark B. answered:
where can i get a realtor who will be able to show me some rental properties. Some one who is willing to work with me to help find a rental ASAP
Please send me your emails and we can discuss various MLS listings. My email is REsandy@ymail.com.

Sandy Johnson, ABR
603-557-3683
www.RESANDY.com
0 votes Share Flag Sat Dec 22, 2012 Rentals in Newton
Rona Fischman, Real Estate Pro in Cambridge, MA
Rona Fischman answered:
I am looking at a 2 bedroomed apartment in West Somerville ? If the advertised price is $450,000, what should my opening offer be ?
I know you are going to hate my answer, but the right answer is, "it depends." Asking prices are a fiction created by the seller or the seller's agent. If the condo is worth $400,000, a ... more
0 votes Share Flag Tue Oct 9, 2012 Home Buying in West Somerville
Joanne Mcdon…,  in Somerville, MA
Joanne Mcdonnell answered:
Replace attic with an extra room and roof deck?
Hi Grizzly,
Highly unlikely the city will allow a roof deck. Depending on your ceiling clearance in your attic you may be able to expand, you’ll need to check with the building ... more
0 votes Share Flag Tue Oct 9, 2012 Remodel & Renovate in Somerville
Paul Bombara, Real Estate Pro in North Reading, MA
Paul Bombara answered:
Renovating - add third bedroom or make larger open-concept kitchen?
Great question! You'd be better off by opening up your kitchen, living room and dining rooms rather than adding another bedroom. The value of your home will increase without a doubt! ... more
0 votes Share Flag Tue Oct 9, 2012 Remodel & Renovate in Somerville
Heath Coker, Real Estate Pro in Falmouth, MA
Heath Coker answered:
Can someone tell me how the market is doing on the coast of Maine?
Why not search for a professional agent who works in that town and refer them the business?
It might serve your client better.


(Please note: when you choose an answer as a Best An ... more
0 votes Share Flag Sat Oct 6, 2012 Market Conditions in 01803
Louis  Wolfs…, Real Estate Pro in Needham, MA
Louis Wolfson answered:
What is the fundamental difference between Lexington and Wellesley areas? They read quite similar to me but the medium home price is quite different?
West of Boston is a better commute with more options. Wellesley being close to 128 aka (I 93/ I 95) Route 9, Mass Turnpike and Comm Ave. Also has Wellesley College, Babson College, Ma ... more
0 votes Share Flag Thu Oct 16, 2014 Home Buying in Lexington
Masha Sender…, Real Estate Pro in Newton, MA
Masha Senderovich answered:
Why are "Contract for Deed" properties seem to be so popular in Waltham?
It is a way for seller to get a buyer in an unhealthy economy and a way for a buyer with a less-than-stellar credit rating to get financing. Doesn't always work out...
0 votes Share Flag Fri Jan 24, 2014 Home Buying in Waltham
Greer Swiston, Real Estate Pro in Newton, MA
Greer Swiston answered:
how can I find out my homes measurements on line?
Depends on your town ... but usually you can find an on-line field card from your city assessor's office. It will be pretty much just the envelope of your house ... not your interior l ... more
0 votes Share Flag Thu Jan 29, 2015 Home Buying in 01852
Masha Sender…, Real Estate Pro in Newton, MA
Masha Senderovich answered:
I want to rent an 1bed or 2bed appartment belongs to Burr, Rice or John Ward elementary school districts and start from Dec. 1st, 2012.
Hi there. We have a good number of options, depending on price range and what else you are hoping to find. Please email criteria directly to masha @ preservationproperties . com
0 votes Share Flag Fri Sep 28, 2012 Rental Basics in Newton
Kellyann Whe…, Real Estate Pro in Groton, MA
Kellyann Wheeler Lajoie answered:
What are the hoa fees?
HOA are home owner association fees which can be like if you live in a cul de sac all of the neighbors pitch in for lawn or snow removal care! Do you have a particular listing you are ... more
0 votes Share Flag Wed Jun 26, 2013 Market Conditions in Tewksbury
Christine Mo…, Real Estate Pro in Wilbraham, MA
Christine Moran Realtor & Notary answered:
What is the railing height requirement for a second level deck in Massachusetts?
More than 30 inches difference requires a 36 inch high 'guard'.
Openings in this 'guard' should be small enough to keep a 4" sphere from passing through.

The former US UBC code and ... more
0 votes Share Flag Thu Aug 22, 2013 Home Buying in 01701
Peter Mlaguzi, Real Estate Pro in Boston, MA
Peter Mlaguzi answered:
How do you know that house that is listed is already under agreement or actually has been sold?
Pamela,

How are you? The way you are able to identify a property is under agreement or sold if not clearly indicated online is by asking a realtor. Did you have a property in mind? ... more
0 votes Share Flag Fri Nov 2, 2012 Home Buying in 02139
John Savigna…, Real Estate Pro in Hopkinton, MA
John Savignano answered:
should we convert out 3 small bedroom ranch to a bigger 2 bedroom ranch?
looking to the future and eventually selling your home, for resale purposes a 3 bedroom home is more desirable than a 2 bedroom home. having said this, if resale is not a consideration ... more
0 votes Share Flag Fri Nov 2, 2012 Home Buying in 01754
Louis  Wolfs…, Real Estate Pro in Needham, MA
Louis Wolfson answered:
i own a building that has two units attached to each other,separate deeds, i did not convert the property ,i bought them two years apart in mass.
I don't understand are you living in one of the units? Are they both rented and the two condo's are investments?

You owning both units should be a positive to the lenders not a nega ... more
0 votes Share Flag Fri Nov 2, 2012 Home Selling in 02148
Ellen Friedm…, Real Estate Pro in Cambridge, MA
Ellen Friedman answered:
Can a landlord increase rent when you are already stuck in your lease for another year?
Self-extending leases are legal. The standard ones (if that's what you have) require that either side notify the other if the lease is not being renewed by a certain number of months pr ... more
0 votes Share Flag Mon Jul 14, 2014 Rental Basics in Arlington Heights
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