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Justin.awfr, Home Buyer in Arlington, MA
Justin.awfr answered:
Looking for a tiny house or townhouse Arlington or any Boston suburb, within 1 or 1.5 hour commute for November 1st. I have a large dog.
Hi Lucia,

Please email me at with more specifics. Are you looking to buy/rent?


0 votes Share Flag Wed Sep 2, 2015 Rentals in Arlington
Amandarfdsk, Home Buyer in Arlington, MA
Amandarfdsk asked:
Snail bait on property and was not disclosed by sellers Bought a home several weeks ago. The owners of this home put snail bait all over the yard and never disclosed this to me. It wasn't brought up in the inspection because you would never be…
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Aaron & Cher…, Real Estate Pro in Eau Claire, WI
Aaron & Cheree Tiry answered:
Looking to rent a sgl. fam. or 2-fam. owner-occup home in MA. No 1st floor or elec. heat or multi-fam: $2,000 max. Arlington, Lexington, Waltham area.
Have you checked out the "rent" section at the top of Trulia? There may be something in there. Otherwise you could also check to see what they have for posted for renta ... more
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Shine51, Home Buyer in Crystal River, FL
Shine51 answered:
How do I find out if the house I'm renting is now bank owned or if it is still actually owned by who I rented from?
How much I need to have the credit score to buy a house without money down.
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The Graveline…, Real Estate Pro in Longmeadow, MA
The Graveline Group answered:
Can anyone recommend a reputable company to buy a home warranty for a home we are selling? To date they've covered around $800 worth of work for our clients who bought an older home in Longmeadow MA. The seller refused to address anything, so ... more
0 votes Share Flag Tue Feb 3, 2015 Home Selling in 02474
Thomas Moser, Real Estate Pro in East Northport, NY
Thomas Moser answered:
Is a large home in Lexington heated by electric baseboards and propane fireplaces (that fans the warm air out into the rooms) attractive to buyers?
He probably figured it out as the question is three years old.
0 votes Share Flag Thu Aug 7, 2014 Home Selling in 02474
Ruth and Per…, Real Estate Pro in Los Gatos, CA
Ruth and Perry Mistry answered:
Here's an interesting question for Realtors, et al! Let me set the situation: You're a listing agent and you get a listing for a nice
Hi Tim

Great question. The sellers did not know about it and as a result they were not part of their disclosures. However, they should have been part of yours.

So you should inf ... more
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Nate Evans, Real Estate Pro in Melrose, MA
Nate Evans answered:
How to get a house (first floor apartment and basement) checked for mold issues in the walls/floors? (and is this a free service- am the renter...)
I would start by addressing the situation with your landlord. You don't want to pay for something that he/she might be willing to take care of himself/herself. Try to get email addres ... more
0 votes Share Flag Mon Apr 14, 2014 Rentals in Arlington
Louis  Wolfs…, Real Estate Pro in Needham, MA
Louis Wolfson answered:
How much would it cost to make a bath and kitchen code complaint ?
Is it a new basement or just a finished basement? Either way permits should of been pulled. As well as for the kitchen and bath.

How long ago was the work done? Maybe grandfather ... more
0 votes Share Flag Thu Apr 10, 2014 Home Buying in Arlington
Wingman, Both Buyer and Seller in Austin, TX
Wingman answered:
Can anyone recommend a home warranty company for the Minneapolis St Paul area?
There are plenty of good companies. Go with a company in business for several years. Research company reviews but don't choose them based on price. Go with reputation, history, plan fle ... more
0 votes Share Flag Wed Apr 9, 2014 Home Buying in 02474
Wingman, Both Buyer and Seller in Austin, TX
Wingman answered:
Would a studio appreciate its value at the same rate as one bedroom in the same condominium complex?
Probably not at the same rate but close. In a down market, studios perform better than higher priced houses, but in up market, it is the reverse. If you can afford a bigger house, alway ... more
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David Lenoir, Real Estate Pro in Arlington, MA
David Lenoir answered:
How do you get to 400 Mystic Street by car?
I frequently use Google Maps.
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Mary Murray, Real Estate Pro in Arlington, MA
Mary Murray answered:
my mom's house has 3 bedrooms on top floor..1 bathroom..and another room we used as a bedroom, however the room did not have a closet space...
You may want to list the home as a 3+ bedroom giving the new buyer the option to use the room however they see fit. They may use it as an office or even build a master bath using the r ... more
0 votes Share Flag Wed Feb 26, 2014 Home Selling in Arlington
John Stewart,  in Arlington, MA
John Stewart answered:
My bid for home is @ asking price with no continqencys., Other offer lower. Does realor have right to still carry on negotiations?
Yes the only person who can accept an offer is the seller. If you find that your offers are better and being ignored try to get in front of the seller to present the offer yourself. Wh ... more
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Robert Ortiz, Real Estate Pro in Cambridge, MA
Robert Ortiz answered:
1st time landlord here. What are qualities I should be looking for in a tenant? What's something subtle that I might not think to ask? Thanks!
Above all things stay cozy with the Fair Housing Laws.

* Credit History
* Annual Income
* Length of Employment
* Landlord References (Always try to get the previous one as ... more
1 vote Share Flag Thu Oct 10, 2013 Rental Basics in 02474
John Gambone,  in Somerville, MA
John Gambone answered:
Are property values in Arlington, MA affected by school districts? If so, by how much and which districts are the highest?

There are certainly school districts in both Arlington and Belmont that are particularly attractive to buyers. However in terms of how much it effects the price there would be ... more
0 votes Share Flag Thu Sep 5, 2013 Market Conditions in Arlington
Territory.c…, Real Estate Pro in , answered:
Are the house along mystic pkwy (rt 16), very hard to sell?
Any time you have real estate on a busy street, yes, it is much harder to sell / higher risk. In competitive markets like this one (priced right) a property on a busy street might be ea ... more
0 votes Share Flag Wed Jul 31, 2013 Home Buying in Arlington
Territory.c…, Real Estate Pro in , answered:
Is it safe children walk alone in Arlington?
Here is a great website to check crime stats down to the actual street:

We have a lot of family-oriented clients who buy in Arlington and absolutely love it! G ... more
0 votes Share Flag Wed Jul 10, 2013 Crime & Safety in Arlington
Cindi Mcloug…, Other/Just Looking in 07960
Cindi Mcloughlin answered:
What home improvement projects provide the best payback when you sell your home?
Any thoughts on the 'hidden' improvement of converting from oil to gas heat? I'm guessing the COST would exceed the payback; however, oil could be a detrement, yes?
0 votes Share Flag Wed Oct 10, 2012 Home Selling in Arlington
Peter Mohyls…, Real Estate Pro in Destin, FL
Peter Mohylsky answered:
How can I make sure there are no bedbugs in a building I move to? A friend had to sell her condo due to this.
Bed bug infestation is very easy to detect visually. They are tough but not impossible to completly remove. An empty house makes it easy to control. An Inspector can find them, If i ... more
1 vote Share Flag Fri Aug 31, 2012 Home Buying in 02474
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