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Avery Branna…, Real Estate Pro in Massachusetts
Avery Brannaka answered:
How often do sellers give cash back at closing? if so, what is a resonable 'ask' (as a % of sold price)
It is illegal and unethical for a Seller to "give back cash" at closing. The Buyers, Sellers and Agents sign forms that this is not occuring in the transaction. It becomes part of the ... more
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Louis Wolfson, Real Estate Pro in Newton, MA
Louis Wolfson answered:
We are looking to buy a house with a termite system (sentricon) that is in place. Does anyone have experience with this?
Some owners have termite issues and install the system, others hear there are termites in the area and install them. Main thing is to have a good property inspection and I would conta ... more
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James P. Fur…, Real Estate Pro in Boston, MA
James P. Furlong answered:
Is 21 Blake Street still available or under agreement?
It has an accepted offer, pending Short Sale approval
0 votes Share Flag Sat Aug 25, 2012 Home Buying in Hyde Park
C.H. Naamad, Real Estate Pro in 02116
C.H. Naamad answered:
What towns in the Middlesex County have fun downtowns for first time home buyers?
HI there,
For fun areas, I would highly recommend Suffolk county: Back Bay, South End, Midtown, etc.
Kind regards,
0 votes Share Flag Sat Aug 25, 2012 Home Buying in Boston
C.H. Naamad, Real Estate Pro in 02116
C.H. Naamad answered:
who is the management company for 800 Hyde Park Avenue?
Most buildings will have a sign with the management company's info.
Good luck.
0 votes Share Flag Sun Aug 19, 2012 Home Buying in Hyde Park
Fallon Resid…, Real Estate Pro in Boston, MA
Fallon Residential answered:
Is it ok to live at dewolf street in dorchester?
Depends on what you mean by ok. It is on Jones Hill which is a desirable area due to its close proximity to the Redline and Savin Hill. Dewolf St is a majority of rental properties and ... more
0 votes Share Flag Fri Aug 10, 2012 Home Buying in Dorchester
Lunatuna, Real Estate Pro in Charlestown, Boston,...
Lunatuna answered:
Coastal living with a bearable commute to Boston? Does this exist?
Hull would be a great spot. commiuter boat leaves from the HIgh school several times a day. Commutere rail 5 minutes away and beautiful beaches. Affordable prices for large houses., Car ... more
0 votes Share Flag Fri Aug 10, 2012 Home Buying in Boston
NAPLES REAL…, Real Estate Pro in Naples, FL
NAPLES REAL ESTATE GUYS answered:
Are there any lenders that will take a 5% down payment and not look at the condo reserve budget?
Your best bet is to contact a local Mortgage Broker http://www.trulia.com/voices/directory/-mortgage_broker_or_lender

http://www.naplesrealestateguys.com/
0 votes Share Flag Thu Aug 9, 2012 Home Buying in Boston
Greer, Real Estate Pro in Newton, MA
Greer answered:
Boston Suburb Searching
So, I suppose it depends on how much land you want with your "suburb" ... I admit that I am biased because this is my hometown, but I highly recommend Newton, MA! From where I live, it ... more
0 votes Share Flag Tue Aug 28, 2012 Home Buying in Boston
Touria & Mark…, Other/Just Looking in
Touria & Mark B. answered:
should I sign a P&S on a short sale that has not had the bank's approval yet? The seller signed the offer and we did the home inspection.
P&S should have a short sale contingency...do you have a real estate agent or are you on your own? Pls call if you have more questions!
Sandy Johnon - 603-557-3683 Broker - ACME RE ... more
0 votes Share Flag Thu Aug 9, 2012 Home Buying in Boston
Short Sale M…, Real Estate Pro in New Hampshire
Short Sale Mitigation, LLC answered:
AHMSI short sale timeline
Who is confident the second lien holder won't be an issue? I'm hoping that a short sale package and offer was already submitted to the second for approval. AHMSI doesn't control what ... more
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C.H. Naamad, Real Estate Pro in 02116
C.H. Naamad 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.
Please go to Wikipedia.com, or follow this link:
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Back_Bay,_Boston
0 votes Share Flag Mon Nov 12, 2012 Home Buying in Back Bay
Veronique Me…, Real Estate Pro in Boston, MA
Veronique Mendelson answered:
Hey, Currently I live & work in Virginia but I am planning to buy a house in Boston before moving there in May 2013. Please help.
Hi! Virginia is a beautiful state but you will enjoy Boston! Your best bet would be a condo!
I can certainly help you!
Email me at vmendelson@isellboston.com
Looking forward to heari ... more
0 votes Share Flag Sun Aug 12, 2012 Home Buying in Boston
James P. Fur…, Real Estate Pro in Boston, MA
James P. Furlong answered:
When did Saint Botolph St. become the back bay ?
Has been for as long as I can remember.
0 votes Share Flag Mon Nov 12, 2012 Home Buying in Back Bay
Territory.com, Real Estate Pro in Massachusetts
Territory.com answered:
Moving to Boston. Looking for nice suburb with under 30 minute commute to Cambridge.
You can find a great home - townhouses as well - in that price range in Arlington and they have fabulous schools and downtown area(s).

Here is everything currently on the market in # ... more
0 votes Share Flag Thu Aug 2, 2012 Home Buying in Boston
C.H. Naamad, Real Estate Pro in 02116
C.H. Naamad answered:
I`m Canadian but not living in Boston. Can I purchase a house in Boston and what are the procedures?
Of course you can. Please contact me for a short explanation on how the process works.
Best regards,
C. H. Naamad 617-407-9740
0 votes Share Flag Mon Jul 30, 2012 Home Buying in Boston
Masha Sender…, Real Estate Pro in Newton, MA
Masha Senderovich answered:
What does "Pets: yes, with restrictions" in a condo typically refer to? Are the restrictions typically to dogs?
Courtney,

this could refer to anything... you wouldn't know without reading the condo documents. Some associations restrict breeds, some restrict number and types of pets you're all ... more
0 votes Share Flag Mon Jul 30, 2012 Home Buying in Boston
Fallon Resid…, Real Estate Pro in Boston, MA
Fallon Residential answered:
Investment property lender question. Is it true that lenders won't lend to me because I own too many rental properties?
Try a mortgage broker like Guaranteed Rate or a smaller private bank. I like Boston Private and Bank of Canton. I just refi'd an investment property with Guaranteed Rate for 4.5% last ... more
0 votes Share Flag Fri Jul 27, 2012 Home Buying in Boston
Kevin Vitali, Real Estate Pro in 01876
Kevin Vitali answered:
We received a counter from the bank on our short sale offer. We accepted, how long until we receive written approval?
Every situation, bank and negotiator is different. In most circumstances, if you accepted the banks counter as-is on a short sale, hopefully the approval will come through in 7-10 days ... more
0 votes Share Flag Fri Jul 27, 2012 Home Buying in Boston
Jeannette Ba…, Real Estate Pro in Brooklyn, NY
Jeannette Batsikas answered:
I made offer without a buyer's agent. Can I now bring in a buyers agent OR can I act as my own agent and get the 3% buyers agent fee?
Unfortunately no, you could of brought a buyers agent in depending if the listing broker was willing to co-broke. As acting as your own agent you can't do that, that's a conflict of int ... more
0 votes Share Flag Sat Jul 28, 2012 Home Buying in Boston
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