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Greer, Real Estate Pro in Newton, MA
Greer answered:
Does central air conditioning vs wall ac increase the asking price of a place in boston?
There is a price differential as well as the less tangible "desirability" factor/perception of less hassle. However, let me be clear that it would most likely you cost you more to ins ... more
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Dorene Slavi…, Real Estate Pro in Culver City, CA
Dorene Slavitz answered:
What obligation do I have to my real estate broker if I found a place on my own and the seller is a friend who doesn't want to use a broker?
Your friend may 'Not want to pay a commission" but you might pay if your rights are not represented and it ruins your friendship with your neighbor. Why do without? If you do not use a ... more
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Joshua Stein, Real Estate Pro in Montgomery County, PA
Joshua Stein answered:
Agent send email with a unit but can't meet when I'm available.
Until there is a written Buyer Agency agreement in place, you are technically not bound to anyone. It would be good form to inform any agent you contact that you have been in contact wi ... more
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TruIia VIP T…, Real Estate Pro in Longmeadow, MA
TruIia VIP The Graveline Group answered:
Why is this posting up - this property is sold.?
Trulia merely presents 3rd party information and would not necessarily have the ability to take down a listing. We recommend that you contact the Realtor on the property directly and f ... more
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Gary Birtles, Other/Just Looking in Scottsdale, AZ
Gary Birtles answered:
Where can I find estimates for normal or expected heating costs for single family homes in Brookline, MA? Thanks!
It depends on the size of the home and the heating system. I know that some heating systems run more efficiently than others, and that can save money. It also depends on your climate. I ... more
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Cory Trevor, Home Buyer in Aberdeen, OH
Cory Trevor answered:
Apartments for rent
I am not sure what your question is, but I assume that you are looking for apartments to rent. If you are having trouble finding a place you could try hiring a real estate agent. You co ... more
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Richard Shap…, Real Estate Pro in Framingham, MA
Richard Shapiro answered:
New condo conversion, foreclosure
The seller will be 50% share holder of the condo trust. Condos have an extra layer of risk due to the cooperative nature of common areas and maintenance fees. While a two unit condo may ... more
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Territory.com, Real Estate Pro in Massachusetts
Territory.com answered:
buying property in cash but with benefits of bank like oversight
Hire an exclusive buyer's agent to walk you through the purchase process. Between your buyer's agent and attorney you should be able to get what you need.

Good luck!

Territory Rea ... more
0 votes Share Flag Fri Dec 13, 2013 Home Buying in Brookline
Kara Blader, Home Owner in Salt Lake City, UT
Kara Blader answered:
Is it reasonable to ask for a repair or credit for improper flashing on windows and porches?
At least where I am it's not too hard to do porch repair in Chicago IL. Just make sure you find a good contractor and they'll have it done in no time.
0 votes Share Flag Wed Oct 16, 2013 Home Buying in 02446
Territory.com, Real Estate Pro in Massachusetts
Territory.com answered:
condo/home in Brookline
Here is everything on the market in Brookline. Top right of each listing shows the cash rebate you get at closing on each home.

Brookline, 2+ bedrooms:
http://territory.com/search?s ... more
0 votes Share Flag Tue Jul 16, 2013 Home Buying in Brookline
tesdacey, Both Buyer and Seller in Brookline, MA
tesdacey answered:
looking for older home in Brookline. old school. 3 bdrm plus. walkable. if you have this and are looking to sell. jendevlin@gmail.com
51 Winthrop Road, Brookline just came on the market. Open house Sunday at 1:30..lovely
0 votes Share Flag Fri Apr 26, 2013 Home Buying in Brookline
Louis Wolfson, Real Estate Pro in 02030
Louis Wolfson answered:
How much does 2 bay garage parking under a home add to the houses value in Brookline village area? Thanks!
As a broker in the area and a certified appraiser Kevin deserves the best answer.
0 votes Share Flag Fri Dec 7, 2012 Home Buying in Brookline
Heath Coker, Real Estate Pro in Falmouth, MA
Heath Coker answered:
Multi-Family Homes - Property Tax Rate
To find the local tax rate, go to the town web page, or ask your real estate professional to get it for you.
0 votes Share Flag Mon Dec 5, 2011 Home Buying in 02445
Alex Coon, Real Estate Pro in Boston, MA
Alex Coon answered:
What is the listing source of redfin versus trulia? What does it mean, when the listing goes off and on? Thanks
Hi Gina,

The listings on Redfin are sourced from MLSpin and Linknet, 2 multiple listing service websites for agents. So, you're seeing the same properties as an agent is seein ... more
0 votes Share Flag Mon Nov 8, 2010 Home Buying in Brookline
Sanda O'Brien, Real Estate Pro in Brookline, MA
Sanda O'Brien answered:
I have owned and lived in a house for 5 years. I recently got married, my wife has never owned property. I do not qualify for the first time, and
You are buying it together? You will qualify for second-time buyer only.
0 votes Share Flag Tue Mar 2, 2010 Home Buying in Brookline
Jessica Harv…, Real Estate Pro in Newton Highlands, MA
Jessica Harvey answered:
Would anyone kindly show the house on Saturday afternoon?
Hello Anastasia,

I just received your message. What can I do for you? Which property would you like to see?

Jessica Harvey
0 votes Share Flag Thu Dec 24, 2009 Home Buying in Brookline
FGADestn, Other/Just Looking in Brookline, MA
FGADestn answered:
Looking for buyer agent in Brookline on hunt for a 5,000 sq foot family home
Thanks to all who have responded. I have found an agent (Alan Cohen at Hammond).
0 votes Share Flag Sat Nov 7, 2009 Home Buying in Brookline
Matt Bless, Real Estate Pro in Brookline, MA
Matt Bless answered:
Does anyone know more information about the property 138 Winchester street?
This is a short sale, which I would be extremely cautious about. Short sales can take a very long time to be approved, if they are approved at all.
0 votes Share Flag Thu Oct 8, 2009 Home Buying in Brookline
Anne Dolbear, Home Buyer in 02445
Anne Dolbear asked:
kings point sun city near tampa, is this a good place to live? I am looking for 55 gated communities in Florida with an indoor pool and arts and crafts activities. Sun City Center sounds nice. What are the different subdivisions? Where should I be…
0 votes Share Flag Mon Sep 14, 2009 Home Buying in 02445
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