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Amy Mullen, Real Estate Pro in Shrewsbury, MA
Amy Mullen 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?
Good evening!

Someone who realizes just what "30 minutes" means in the area! :)

Quite seriously - a Realtor who understand the area, your needs and is able to make the time to tr ... more
0 votes Share Flag Tue Mar 11, 2014 Home Buying in Waltham
Greer, Real Estate Pro in Newton, MA
Greer answered:
Good schools near Boston but north/west under 450k
Well ... www.greatschools.org is an excellent resource for evaluating schools and school systems. Otherwise, what makes for a "good school" is really quite subjective. If it is stri ... more
0 votes Share Flag Tue Jan 29, 2013 Home Buying in 02451
Linda Wigren, Real Estate Pro in Walpole, MA
Linda Wigren answered:
I need to commute to Waltham- where should I live if I want a short commute?
Well Waltham of course would be your shortest commute :)
Newton, Watertown, Lexington, Belmont - these are all communities that are nearby. I can help you in any of these Towns, call m ... more
0 votes Share Flag Mon Oct 29, 2012 Home Buying in Waltham
Masha Sender…, Real Estate Pro in Newton, MA
Masha Senderovich answered:
Why are "Contract for Deed" properties seem to be so popular in Waltham?
It is a way for seller to get a buyer in an unhealthy economy and a way for a buyer with a less-than-stellar credit rating to get financing. Doesn't always work out...
0 votes Share Flag Fri Jan 24, 2014 Home Buying in Waltham
Richard Shap…, Real Estate Pro in Framingham, MA
Richard Shapiro answered:
Any mortgage brokers out there that can help foreign citizens with approx $150K down?
Yes. We have an outlet for a foriegn national.

Rich Shapiro
Asset Mortgage Group
Natick MA

rshapiro at assetmortgage dot net
0 votes Share Flag Sun Aug 5, 2012 Home Buying in Waltham
Judy Boyle, Real Estate Pro in Northborough, MA
Judy Boyle 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
Hi Ceverett1214!

There are some terrific financing programs for first-time homebuyers. I am not aware of any "incentives" other than the fact the prices are still down (but rising a ... more
0 votes Share Flag Sun Aug 5, 2012 Home Buying in Waltham
Richard Shap…, Real Estate Pro in Framingham, MA
Richard Shapiro answered:
how do i know if the property im buying does not have any debts? or previous loans
A title search is done by the closing attorney. Your lender requires this so they know you are buying the home free and clear
0 votes Share Flag Mon May 7, 2012 Home Buying in 02453
Masha Sender…, Real Estate Pro in Newton, MA
Masha Senderovich answered:
Do we need an agent to buy a new construction home?
You should have a buyers agent. The seller has (presumably) made an agreement with a listing agent that includes commission. That commission will be paid to the agent regardless of whet ... more
0 votes Share Flag Fri Feb 28, 2014 Home Buying in 02452
Darrell Self, Real Estate Pro in Allen, TX
Darrell Self answered:
Can we change our realtor?
There is the issue of procuring cause that the agent would be owed a commission if he or she were the one who took you to the home an made an offer on your behalf. Not having a signed a ... more
0 votes Share Flag Wed May 9, 2012 Home Buying in 02452
Anila Whitney, Real Estate Pro in Irvine Spectrum, Irv...
Anila Whitney answered:
It is requested to please specify the post-purchase action by the buyer,once having completed the closing including registration of deed .
Your question isn't entirely clear...and I am a bit confused as to what exactly you are seeking. I shall assume from the added comment below your question, that you wish to know h ... more
0 votes Share Flag Sun Jul 25, 2010 Home Buying in North Waltham
Janet Peters…, Real Estate Pro in 02360
Janet Peterson Spaulding answered:
hi, we just put an offer one of the house, but the problem is that house has been treated with termites before, is that safe to buy that house.
If the property has been treated for termites, this does not necessarily mean that it had termites. Many homeowners will have their homes treated as a precaution.
At your home inspect ... more
0 votes Share Flag Tue Nov 17, 2009 Home Buying in Waltham
Patrick Thies…, Real Estate Pro in Elmhurst, IL
Patrick Thies SFR, CNC answered:
if i buy directly from a builder and neither of us have an agent/realtor, what is the process for me to buy the house?
To buy the house, you will have to work out the details with the builder. See if the builder has there own contract that they use. If you go this route, I would strongly recommend hav ... more
0 votes Share Flag Thu Oct 15, 2009 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
Scott A. Nel…, Real Estate Pro in 02155
Scott A. Nelson answered:
I am new to the real estate market. I am currently looking for a single family home but am not sure if I can
It would depend on what features your looking for, your budget and what communities you are interested in. Also what is your 3,5,10 year plan. It's really a very personal decision with ... more
0 votes Share Flag Sun May 17, 2009 Home Buying in Waltham
Kevin Vitali, Real Estate Pro in 01876
Kevin Vitali answered:
What is the safest and nicest part of Waltham Ma to live in.?
For an ethical real estate agent /Realtor to answer the question would be violating fair housing laws. A good buyers agent would have the tools and experience to help you determine if ... more
0 votes Share Flag Sun Jun 19, 2011 Home Buying in Waltham
Delete This…, Other/Just Looking in Brooklyn Heights, Br...
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I am thinking to the condo at 18 Day street in Waltham. Any comments about price and neighborhood?
Hi Actonian - The condo you are looking at last sold in 2006 for $457,500. Considering the size and number of beds and baths the asking price is decent is fairly decent but in my opinio ... more
0 votes Share Flag Tue Apr 28, 2009 Home Buying in Waltham
Robert Byrne, Real Estate Pro in 02118
Robert Byrne answered:
is it safe to buy a house near 115 kv electric transmission lines?
There are contrary views on transmission lines. While some people see them as just an eyesore, others feel they are dangerous because of the EMF (Electro Magnetic Fields). Here you ha ... more
0 votes Share Flag Sun Mar 7, 2010 Home Buying in Waltham
Judy Boyle, Real Estate Pro in Northborough, MA
Judy Boyle answered:
Is it wise to buy a unit in a two family home if you have a young child?
Hi Bggas400!

My answer is going to sound a little Wizard of Oz'ish but you have the ability to answer your own question.

Others can offer their opinions, but the ultimate decisio ... more
0 votes Share Flag Mon Feb 23, 2009 Home Buying in 02451
Deb Nicholls, Real Estate Pro in Concord, MA
Deb Nicholls answered:
I am curently looking for a townhouse/SF (new construction or homes aged 0 to 6 years) in waltham or nearby
Gary,

A Buyer Agent will answer these questions and help you with negotiating a good price. For someone to do it on line, without visiting the property and doing some research, wo ... more
0 votes Share Flag Fri Jan 30, 2009 Home Buying in 02451
Scott Godzyk, Real Estate Pro in 03109
Scott Godzyk answered:
i would like to buy a house within a year in MA. Does anyone have an suggestions on how to get started?
If you are a year out you are a little early, however you would first sit down with a local and trusted mortgage broker, they can pre approve you for a mortgage, they will tell you what ... more
0 votes Share Flag Thu Nov 6, 2008 Home Buying in Waltham
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