Depends on where you are looking in Boston. Back Bay, Business district, North End is a different market than Fenway, Allston, Brighton, Brookline. Downtown area will advertise on MLS more than Fenway, Allston, Brighton, Brookline. If you're looking in FABB there are many companies with exclusive listings and they share a bunch of listings as well. My advice is take one day and walk into as many offices on Comm Ave as you can for the FABB area. Look on MLS for downtown, although you will also notice that offices share and have exclusive listings. It's very fast paced, so be prepared with a deposit and documentation for application. 8/1-8/15 move in dates aren't as common as 9/1 so your options may be limited. Hope this helps.... more
If you want foreclosures specifically, you can use HUD.com, hubzu.com, among other sites.They typically will be advertised like any other property on MLS. There is a section that says lender owned of which will be marked yes. There are some banks and law firms that deal with a lot of foreclosures and are known for that. The banks have asset managers for each region and the asset managers have Real Estate contacts to list the properties. You can also check your local DPW and they will have a list of vacant properties that are going into or already in Foreclosure. Hope this helps. I have other ways of getting this information. If you need some help, call me. Remember, as a buyer, there is no fee that you pay to have buyer representation. And it's best to have a professional helping with your search and through the offer process. I am a Full-time Realtor.... more
Hi Vitaly, I hope you are well. I apologize that I am just seeing this post, however I am an agent with Sotheby's in the North End. If you are still in need of assistance, please feel free to reach out.
It would probably be best to get an estimate on the cost of tree removal and all of those things before you finalize on that property. Unless the trees are overtly hanging over your roof or things like that, they might not be interested in that concern. All in all, it would probably be best to make sure that you know what all needs to be fixed and have someone inspect the property. It's best to go in with your eyes wide open. http://www.kiwitreelopping.com.au... more
Lawyer up. Each of you should have your own lawyer for a deal like this to make sure you are protected if anything happens in the future. The rest is at your discretion. First, look at how you guys react to different large purchases? You can expect the same reaction x10.... more