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Shane Engel, Real Estate Pro in Dedham, MA
Shane Engel answered:
How can I rent an apartment without the best credit?
"Credit" is one important factor, but not the ONLY important factor that landlords consider when reviewing tenant applications. Sometimes explaining why a credit score is low can help. ... more
0 votes Share Flag Sat Apr 13, 2013 Rentals in Waltham
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
Brad and Dar…,  in Waltham, MA
Brad and Darleen Pratt answered:
can you tell me who owns 45 dale street? a name and phone #? thanks
Anina A Estrada and Gregory Thompson
0 votes Share Flag Mon Jan 28, 2013 Market Conditions in The Lanes
Greer Swiston, Real Estate Pro in Newton, MA
Greer Swiston 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
Ron Thomas, Real Estate Pro in Fresno, CA
Ron Thomas answered:
I never bought or owned a home but I ever since I saw this house I wanted to look inside and see who lives there. the house is amazing.
Have you considered going up, and knocking on the door, and introducing yourself:
People used to do that.
0 votes Share Flag Tue Jul 1, 2014 In My Neighborhood in North Waltham
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
Anna M Brocco, Real Estate Pro in Williston Park, NY
Anna M Brocco answered:
Crime stats tab. What exactly does it mean if i have a RED marker for representing the place im looking for while in crime stats tab? red Violent crim
When it comes to any safety/crime related issues, it's always best to contact the local police department with all your questions, hear all there is to hear firsthand. If unfamiliar wit ... more
0 votes Share Flag Wed Aug 15, 2012 Crime & Safety in Bank Square
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Hi I entered a listing but now I can't find it? Can you tell me where my listing is....
I would like to upload photos....
Also the emai links you sent to me never opened up in the browser can you tell me why?
0 votes Share Flag Fri Aug 3, 2012 For Rent in 02451
Richard Shap…, Other/Just Looking 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 Marlborough, 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…, Other/Just Looking 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:
when buying a home or town house, who has to pay the closing cost and what it includes?
Closing costs - depends on the offer. It is about 1% of the purchase price and includes various state and federal registration, mortgage, title, and other fees, attorney's fees, pre-pai ... more
0 votes Share Flag Thu Jun 21, 2012 Financing in 02453
Lynne Stockm…, Real Estate Pro in Waltham, MA
Lynne Stockman answered:
How safe is the River st Bleachery, Waltham area near Shaws? How about commute to Boston?
Hi, I have lived in this area for 17 years, both on the "front" side of Shaws off of Grove St. and on the "back" side of Shaws behind the Calvary cemetary. I have o ... more
0 votes Share Flag Wed Feb 22, 2012 Crime & Safety in Bleachery
Oh Give Me A…, Home Owner in Waltham, MA
Oh Give Me A Home answered:
This looks like a beautiful street and area, large wooded lots, minimal traffic, it is a dead end. You would never think you were in a large city.
This is the rankings provided by Boston Magazine for 2011. Overall, Waltham ranked 54th, directly below Watertown. However, the ratings are controversial.

The Lanes area does a ... more
0 votes Share Flag Sun Nov 6, 2011 In My Neighborhood in The Lanes
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
Mary Giroux, Real Estate Pro in Wilmington, MA
Mary Giroux answered:
Is it possible to rent an apartment (1br 1 bath) for three months?
Yes… what you would need to find is a Tenant at Will arrangement. Not everyone likes that. They like you to sign a lease. Some places charge a bit more for a short term lease so, ... more
0 votes Share Flag Wed Mar 13, 2013 Rentals in Waltham
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
Gerard Dunn, Real Estate Pro in Chevy Chase, MD
Gerard Dunn answered:
I want to sell a condo owned for only 13 months. Any advice?
Find a local realtor with experience in the community. Get them to do a Comparative Market Analysis to see what the unit is worth now.

They can also prepare a "Net Sheet" ... more
0 votes Share Flag Fri Feb 11, 2011 Home Selling in Waltham
Anila Whitney,  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
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