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Janis Pacheco, Real Estate Pro in 02116
Janis Pacheco answered:
What are the advantages of 15-year and 30-year loan terms?
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Ryan Rogers, Real Estate Pro in Norwell, MA
Ryan Rogers answered:
if there is no HOA fees listed under Fees and Taxes in Trulia, does it mean there are no HOA fees?
I would be concerned with the management ability to handle repairs and necessary maintenance is there was no HOA fee. Most likely a listing error. Live Well!
0 votes Share Flag Wed Feb 12, 2014 Home Buying in Back Bay
Ryan Rogers, Real Estate Pro in Norwell, MA
Ryan Rogers answered:
How does private parking in Back Bay compare with other neighborhood sin Boston such as Dorchestor and Beacon Hill? Any statistics?
Parking is a premium in the back bay. With the limited street frontage deeded spots became high desirable. It's not uncommon to see deeded parking priced 150K plus! Beacon Hill has ... more
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Ryan Rogers, Real Estate Pro in Norwell, MA
Ryan Rogers answered:
Where did this trend of selling/renting individual parking spaces for thousands of dollars emerge from? Does this happen in other cities?
It happens in other majors cities where parking is a premium. If you want a deeded spot other than a parking garage I've seen them go as high as 190K!
0 votes Share Flag Sun Feb 9, 2014 Home Buying in Back Bay
Ryan Rogers, Real Estate Pro in Norwell, MA
Ryan Rogers answered:
what floor is this on, and by needs everything, what are we talking here?? thanks,alexandra
These are some great opportunities when they become available. Finding an empty shell you can renovate yourself at a discounted price is a great opportunity and they are becoming less ... more
0 votes Share Flag Sun Feb 9, 2014 Home Buying in Back Bay
Ryan Rogers, Real Estate Pro in Norwell, MA
Ryan Rogers answered:
Aesthetic look of Back Bay, worth it?
Depends on what you place value upon. You have everything from great restaurants, bars and shops at your finger tips. However you will pay for this premium, in my opinion it's worth i ... more
0 votes Share Flag Mon Jan 27, 2014 Home Buying in Back Bay
Ryan Rogers, Real Estate Pro in Norwell, MA
Ryan Rogers answered:
what are street vibration noises like on Berkley and Comm Ave?
I've been in the area constantly day time and night time and the noise level is very low. I would take a test run yourself to see if the noise level is to your satisfaction. Hope this ... more
0 votes Share Flag Mon Jan 27, 2014 Home Buying in Back Bay
David Laven, Real Estate Pro in Back Bay, Boston, MA
David Laven answered:
Do condos at 201 Newbury appreciate 10% in less than 1 year?
Hi Maria, they are sort of crazy.... The market in the BB lacks inventory which is inflating the prices. Sellers know this and are jacking the prices up. This will not last for ever so ... more
1 vote Share Flag Mon Nov 12, 2012 Home Buying in Back Bay
David Laven, Real Estate Pro in Back Bay, Boston, MA
David Laven answered:
How come this website doesn't detail condo fees? And some listings have price histories and some don't.. why?
It is an issue with how Trulia reads the feed from the MLS. This site has the details you are looking for ....>
http://www.hotbostonproperties.com/backbayrealestate
0 votes Share Flag Mon Nov 12, 2012 Home Buying in Back Bay
David Laven, Real Estate Pro in Back Bay, Boston, MA
David Laven answered:
Is there a difference between zip code 02116 vs 02115 in terms of value in Back Bay Boston?
02116 is more desirable to most buyers looking to make the BB their home but 02115 will give you a better yield if you are looking for a investment property.
0 votes Share Flag Mon Nov 12, 2012 Home Buying in Back Bay
David Laven, Real Estate Pro in Back Bay, Boston, MA
David Laven answered:
MA/Boston Real Estate Taxes
I wrote a post about this on my site. You can check it out here....> http://www.hotbostonproperties.com/posts/boston-real-estate-taxes-video-tutorial
0 votes Share Flag Mon Nov 12, 2012 Home Buying in Back Bay
David Laven, Real Estate Pro in Back Bay, Boston, MA
David Laven answered:
How do you view the recent prices on 1- and 2-bedroom condos in back bay when compared to the price drops?
The best source for this is http://massachusettshousingprices.com/
0 votes Share Flag Mon Nov 12, 2012 Home Buying in Back Bay
David Laven, Real Estate Pro in Back Bay, Boston, MA
David Laven answered:
Thanx ,when were the streets of the Back Bay laid out and who was St. Botolph and what was his connection to Boston. It is truly a wonderful area.
You can find your answer here...> http://www.hotbostonproperties.com/SaintBotolphStBoston
0 votes Share Flag Mon Nov 12, 2012 Home Buying in Back Bay
David Laven, Real Estate Pro in Back Bay, Boston, MA
David Laven answered:
When did Saint Botolph St. become the back bay ?
Hi There! This street has always been a part of the BB. Here are the current listings for sale and rent on Saint Botolph St.

http://www.hotbostonproperties.com/SaintBotolphStBoston
0 votes Share Flag Mon Nov 12, 2012 Home Buying in Back Bay
Boston Luxury…, Real Estate Pro in Boston, MA
Boston Luxury Residential LLC answered:
What is the disadvantage in buying a repossessed property in an area like Back Bay or Beacon Hill.?
I would say absolutely Nothing!!!!
Go for it!!!
A few years years from now, you would have regretted NOT doing so!!!
I have yet to see a good repossessed property in the Back Bay o ... more
0 votes Share Flag Sun May 8, 2011 Home Buying in Back Bay
Mack McCoy, Real Estate Pro in Seattle, WA
Mack McCoy answered:
Is insurance needed for a deed?
Only if it's warranted. HA!

Seriously. You only insure Warranty deeds (OK, and Trustee deeds) -- the point is, Title Insurance is used to provide the Warranty to guarantee the P ... more
0 votes Share Flag Thu Apr 29, 2010 Home Buying in Back Bay
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