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Rafael Herna…, Real Estate Pro in Roslindale, Boston, MA
Rafael Hernandez answered:
What is the market like for buying/selling individual parking spaces like in Back Bay? How common is it to sell/buy a space for thousands of dollars?
Parking spaces have sold for up to $200k plus in the area. Are you looking to buy or sell. Feel free to give me a call and we can discuss your options.

Rafael H
0 votes Share Flag Mon Jan 27, 2014 Market Conditions in Back Bay
James P. Fur…, Real Estate Pro in Boston, MA
James P. Furlong answered:
Where did this trend of selling/renting individual parking spaces for thousands of dollars emerge from? Does this happen in other cities?
The trend emerged because of the need. There is little private parking in central Boston. As buildings (with back yards accessed by by back alleys) were developed into condo units these ... more
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James P. Fur…, Real Estate Pro in Boston, MA
James P. Furlong answered:
How does private parking in Back Bay compare with other neighborhood sin Boston such as Dorchestor and Beacon Hill? Any statistics?
Beacon Hill and Back Bay have very expensive parking - either for rent or for sale. The South End has similar parking but less expensive. Dorchester has little or none - there is no nee ... more
0 votes Share Flag Wed Feb 12, 2014 Home Buying in Back Bay
Eric Girard, Real Estate Pro in Boston, MA
Eric Girard answered:
What are the advantages of 15-year and 30-year loan terms?
If you can afford a 15 year loan it is a lot better than a 30 year loan. To put it in perspective after 15 years of a 30 year loan you finally pay more in principal than in interest and ... more
0 votes Share Flag Thu Jan 30, 2014 Home Buying in Back Bay
Eric Girard, Real Estate Pro in Boston, MA
Eric Girard answered:
Aesthetic look of Back Bay, worth it?
Yes, it is worth it when you are somebody who wants to live in the center of Boston in a nice residential area with beautiful Brownstones. The Back Bay was one of the biggest landfill p ... more
0 votes Share Flag Mon Jan 27, 2014 Home Buying in Back Bay
Alison Hillm…, Other/Just Looking in San Francisco, CA
Alison Hillman answered:
what is the average cost per square footage for a commercial property on Boylston Street in Boston, MA? (back bay area)
Hi there,

At Trulia, we focus on residential real estate. However, it might give you a sense of what you can expect by checking out market trends:

http://www.trulia.com/real_estat ... more
0 votes Share Flag Fri Nov 2, 2012 Market Conditions in Back Bay
C.H. Naamad, Real Estate Pro in 02116
C.H. Naamad answered:
are dogs accepted?
It Depends on where you are looking and who your LL is.
Best regards,
0 votes Share Flag Wed Aug 29, 2012 Rentals in Back Bay
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
James P. Fur…, Real Estate Pro in Boston, MA
James P. Furlong answered:
How much does a roofdeck add to the value of a walkup condo in Back Bay?
Roof rights are usually granted when condos are first developed. If the access to the roof is only through your unit there is little value to the association. If the roof can be accesse ... more
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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
Masha Sender…, Real Estate Pro in Newton, MA
Masha Senderovich answered:
MA/Boston Real Estate Taxes
each town assesses and handles its own property taxes. Some have residential exemptions, some do not.
0 votes Share Flag Mon Nov 12, 2012 Home Buying in Back Bay
Ted Duncan, Real Estate Pro in Brookline, MA
Ted Duncan answered:
How much does a Back Bay tandem parking spot worth? I see asking prices from 50K to 80K, not sure what's realistic.
It really depends on the complete situation. What are the fees? What is the location? Exit to a street or alley? Best to consult with a Realtor to get and accurate assessment. In other ... more
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Oh Give Me A…, Home Owner in Waltham, MA
Oh Give Me A Home answered:
How come this website doesn't detail condo fees? And some listings have price histories and some don't.. why?
Great idea! That would be helpful, if each condo listing had the average monthly fee at least for the year prior.

Maybe this would be a great, unique addition for Trulia.

No ... more
0 votes Share Flag Mon Nov 12, 2012 Home Buying in Back Bay
Sam02135, Home Buyer in Boston, MA
Sam02135 answered:
Do condos at 201 Newbury appreciate 10% in less than 1 year?
Crazy... I think they put a little money back into it to make it more presentable and sell it. I.e fix the bathroom.. sell it for $50K more, minus the commission ... minus the bargin p ... more
0 votes Share Flag Mon Nov 12, 2012 Home Buying in Back Bay
Dan Chase, Home Buyer in Texas City, TX
Dan Chase answered:
Is insurance needed for a deed?
Title insurance can protect you from some very expensive mistakes. As an example, in one area an old farm was subdivided. Yet in the deed dating back to the 1800's it was not allow ... more
0 votes Share Flag Thu Apr 29, 2010 Home Buying in Back Bay
Osnat Levy, Both Buyer and Seller in Newton Center, MA
Osnat Levy answered:
Son student at BU, were interested in apt. and him and two friends gave realtor over $3000.00 for an apt.(1st
I’m sorry to hear your son has to go through all that. Since I don’t know the full details it is very hard to answer. I would call the office of the Realtor and ask to spe ... more
0 votes Share Flag Tue Oct 22, 2013 General Area in Back Bay
Michael Giles, Real Estate Pro in Beverly, MA
Michael Giles answered:
Rental Laws
Hi Lindsay,
Use this link http://www.cityofboston.gov/rentalhousing/rhrc.asp?mode=calculate it will take you to the utilities page of the Rental Housing Resource section of the Ci ... more
0 votes Share Flag Tue Jul 8, 2008 General Area in Back Bay, Boston, MA
Territory.com, Real Estate Pro in Massachusetts
Territory.com answered:
How do you view the recent prices on 1- and 2-bedroom condos in back bay when compared to the price drops?
Just to make sure I understand the question, are you trying to find out how the back bay market currently compares to other markets in Boston in terms of pricing? I.e, see if back bay h ... more
0 votes Share Flag Mon Nov 12, 2012 Home Buying in Back Bay
Ivana Foley, Other/Just Looking in Boston, MA
Ivana Foley answered:
Are property taxes higher compared to nearby areas?
No property taxes in Roxbury are actually lower then surrounding areas.The properties are asseses much higher in Back bay, Dowtown Boston and other more upscale areas.
0 votes Share Flag Fri Jan 3, 2014 Market Conditions in Back Bay
Territory.com, Real Estate Pro in Massachusetts
Territory.com answered:
Is there a difference between zip code 02116 vs 02115 in terms of value in Back Bay Boston?
Yes, 02115 is the western section of Back Bay (Kendal Sq / Fenway area) while 02116 is the eastern section (includes Newbury St and runs to the Public Garden), so generally speaking th ... more
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