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Brian Walsh…, Real Estate Pro in Charleston, SC
Brian Walsh Buyer's Agent answered:
Can i break a lease on current apartment in order to buy a house?
You re bound by that lease. You can still buy the house and let the lease run out as long as you pay all the payments or you can speak with your landlord and work out some sort of deal ... more
0 votes Share Flag Sat Jan 10, 2015 Home Buying in Waltham
USMortgageRa…, Real Estate Pro in Plano, TX
USMortgageRanger answered:
Can i break a lease on current apartment in order to buy a house?
I would check with the Landlord first to see how much to buy out your lease as you do not want this on your credit. Once you have determined how much then get Approved by a Lender. Duri ... more
0 votes Share Flag Sat Jan 10, 2015 Home Buying in Waltham
Elizabeth Bo…, Real Estate Pro in Cambridge, MA
Elizabeth Bolton answered:
How to condo fees compare for Waltham condominiums? E.g. as a function of Sqft, assessment, etc.
It's really more a matter of building / complex features and amenities - of expenses. Buildings with elevators, pools, and the like will have higher fees. Self-managed associations wi ... more
0 votes Share Flag Sun Dec 7, 2014 Home Buying in North Waltham
Richard Shap…, Real Estate Pro in Framingham, MA
Richard Shapiro answered:
noise along MBTA line?
There will be noise and vibration. You need to be in the house when a train goes by so you can determine if its something you can live with. You will also get used to it over time.
0 votes Share Flag Tue Sep 9, 2014 Home Buying in Waltham
Daphne Roman…, Real Estate Pro in Newton, MA
Daphne Romanoff answered:
I finished my attic and basement in my 2 bedroom town house in Waltham ma can I list it as having more bedrooms
In addition to the very helpful answers posted here, here is my comment: Bedrooms are not legal in basements. The only exception would be, if there are regular-sized windows present ( ... more
0 votes Share Flag Wed Apr 30, 2014 Home Buying in Waltham
Nancy Butter…, Real Estate Pro in 01760
Nancy Butterly answered:
I need to buy a condo/single family home that I can rent to students near Brandeis Univ in Waltham. How should I proceed? Can you give some details?
Praveen, I just noticed that you had posted a questions regarding an investment property - have
you been able to find what your looking for? Have you been a landlord in the past? Maint ... more
0 votes Share Flag Tue Mar 11, 2014 Home Buying in Waltham
Nancy Butter…, Real Estate Pro in 01760
Nancy Butterly answered:
Is it possible to rent with an option to buy?
In this current market it is not likely. Inventory is low in all towns. The Sellers get multiple offers on
their property so there is no need for them to get creative. What I would re ... more
0 votes Share Flag Tue Mar 11, 2014 Home Buying in Waltham
Nancy Butter…, Real Estate Pro in 01760
Nancy Butterly answered:
Is it difficult to get single family converted in to a multi-family ?
Yes and no...sorry for that answer but you would have to start with the town building department
where the property is located. Find out if the home is zoned as a multi-family. If it i ... more
0 votes Share Flag Tue Mar 11, 2014 Home Buying in Waltham
Nancy Butter…, Real Estate Pro in 01760
Nancy Butterly answered:
We are relocating and looking within a 30 min radius of Waltham (but not in Waltham). Given the territory this covers, how should we choose an agent?
Hi Canuck - I have lived in the MetroWest area - I think you should start to narrow down the towns
you want...that comes from talking with co-workers and agents. Are schools important ... more
0 votes Share Flag Tue Mar 11, 2014 Home Buying in Waltham
Donald Kjorn…, Real Estate Pro in Gardner, MA
Donald Kjornes answered:
Why are "Contract for Deed" properties seem to be so popular in Waltham?
To answer your question most of them are not real Contract for Deed properties. Most Realtors around here think Contract for Deed means a typical Real Estate transaction. In the Midwest ... more
0 votes Share Flag Fri Jan 24, 2014 Home Buying in Waltham
Heath Coker, Real Estate Pro in Falmouth, MA
Heath Coker answered:
homes on forclosure in MA
You can find the correct information for free in MA.
Search the appropriate registry of deeds.

Look for Order of Notice - that is one of the early steps.
Follow that address or get ... more
0 votes Share Flag Tue Nov 12, 2013 Home Buying in Waltham
Heath Coker, Real Estate Pro in Falmouth, MA
Heath Coker answered:
I need to commute to Waltham- where should I live if I want a short commute?
And the reason not to live in Waltham is?
You have personal criteria that is not necessary to add to theis site, but when presented to a real estate professional will help them save yo ... more
0 votes Share Flag Mon Oct 29, 2012 Home Buying in Waltham
Warren Abram…, Home Buyer in Waltham, MA
Warren Abramson answered:
What first time homebuyers incentives are currently out there for 2012? I am currently looking into condos in the Waltham area under the $160,000
I live and work in Waltham. I work for a direct lender who has been in business for 25 years.
We are a preferred lender with Mass housing.
taxes, condo fees, etc vary by complex.
One ... more
0 votes Share Flag Sun Aug 5, 2012 Home Buying in Waltham
Warren Abram…, Home Buyer in Waltham, MA
Warren Abramson answered:
Any mortgage brokers out there that can help foreign citizens with approx $150K down?
Yes, please give me a call at 781-424-8931. I work for a lender
0 votes Share Flag Sun Aug 5, 2012 Home Buying in Waltham
United Inspe…, Real Estate Pro in Framingham, MA
United Inspection answered:
Need a home inspector in Waltham, MA ASAP
Visit the Waltham MA Home Inspection web page from United Inspection Service.

Contact United Inspection Service at 508-788-1447 or email unitedinspection@live.com
0 votes Share Flag Sat Jul 28, 2012 Home Buying in Waltham
Louis King R…, Real Estate Pro in 02472
Louis King Real Estate answered:
Why so many houses for sale on Mokema ave in Waltham? Is this not a good area?
Most of the older homes on Mokema are smaller than the average Waltham single family home. As families expand, it's understandable they'd sell to trade up to a larger home. I ... more
0 votes Share Flag Sat Jul 23, 2011 Home Buying in Waltham
Oh Give Me A…, Home Owner in Waltham, MA
Oh Give Me A Home answered:
House in Waltham involved in foreclosure proceedings drops from 180 to 120K in one day?
Thanks, everyone, for the input. The foreclosure process seems to be a tricky one. Its great we have professionals like you to help make it all a bit more understandable.
0 votes Share Flag Mon Jul 18, 2011 Home Buying in Waltham
Oh Give Me A…, Home Owner in Waltham, MA
Oh Give Me A Home answered:
What is the safest and nicest part of Waltham Ma to live in.?
I'd be careful about buying in Waltham in general, and especially based on appears to be a nicer area. There are a number of properties which receive exceptions in zoning, allowing ... more
0 votes Share Flag Sun Jun 19, 2011 Home Buying in Waltham
Tom Matthews…, Real Estate Pro in Boston, MA
Tom Matthews & Joanne Taranto answered:
Is there any house tax rebate for principal residence in waltham.If so how to claim?
Was:

I have a listing in Waltham on 178 Virginia Road in Waltham, and there is a primary home owners tax exemption in Waltham. This is dealt with between the home owner and the city ... more
0 votes Share Flag Thu Aug 26, 2010 Home Buying in Waltham
Don Tepper, Real Estate Pro in Fairfax, VA
Don Tepper answered:
It is requested to please specify the post-purchase action by the buyer,once having completed the closing including registration of deed .
Along with what Ron and Debbie say, your Realtor should have helped you transfer over the utilities. That is, your Realtor should have provided you with the phone numbers and contact in ... more
0 votes Share Flag Sun Jul 25, 2010 Home Buying in North Waltham
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