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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
Greer, Real Estate Pro in Newton, MA
Greer answered:
What is the difference between real property and personal property?
"Real Property" has to do real estate having to do with land and that which is not easily removable (for instance a house on a foundation and the land on which it sits). "Personal Prop ... more
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Carey T. Han…, Real Estate Pro in Massachusetts
Carey T. Hansen answered:
Is it lawful for a co-op managing agent to tell a prospective buyer that an apartment he is thinking of buying will not appraise for the asking price?
Give me a call anytime. Thank you.

Carey Hansen
Nextgen Realty
1-617-548-4032
0 votes Share Flag Mon Jan 28, 2013 Rental Basics in Roslindale
John J Dean…, Real Estate Pro in Somerville, MA
John J Dean Jr answered:
DO YOU THINK NORTH END HAS A PROBLEM WITH NOISE?
Seline

The North End is a vibrant part of Boston. Not only are there a high concentration of places to eat and shop but it is also one of the cities tourist areas. As far as a pro ... more
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Wen Farina (…, Real Estate Pro in Massachusetts
Wen Farina (Wayne) answered:
When moving to a new town, should one hire a real estate lawyer from that area? Is it common for one lawyer to handle both the sale and the buy?
It does happen from time to time that the closing attorney does both butI would recommend you get your own attorney to represent you.
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Boston Luxury…, Real Estate Pro in Boston, MA
Boston Luxury Residential LLC answered:
What is the best way to get a credit score report for a rental application?
Are you a landlord?
if so, you can use: http://www.starpointtenantscreening.com/
0 votes Share Flag Sun Dec 22, 2013 Rentals in Jamaica Plain
Mario Pavli, Real Estate Pro in South Boston, Boston,...
Mario Pavli answered:
What are some tips for renters to negotiate lease renewal terms?
It all depends on the actual unit and how desirable the area is. The rental market being the way it is, the prices are only increasing. If the renter is going to stay here for more than ... more
0 votes Share Flag Wed Feb 20, 2013 Rental Basics in Dorchester
Karen McCorm…, Real Estate Pro in Jamaica Plain, MA
Karen McCormack answered:
What are the terms & conditions for buying a property (a condo) in regards to financing/mortgage in Boston from out of state?
There are many questions that need to be answered. How many owners in an association, the health of the reserve fund and whether you plan on living in the property will dictate whether ... more
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Ellen Friedm…, Real Estate Pro in 02139
Ellen Friedman answered:
Does a realtor have to disclose important info from home inspections done by previous buyers to current buyers?
If the previous buyer shared the information with the realtor, yes, he or she does have to disclose that information. The realtor cannot disclose information that she or he was not mad ... more
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Andrew Nazza…, Real Estate Pro in Everett, MA
Andrew Nazzaro answered:
Where is a good place to live near Boston and by the ocean?
Winthrop is by far the best seaside town near Boston. Considering Winthrop is only 4 miles from downtown Boston the real estate prices are extremely reasonable. There is a ferry into Bo ... more
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Bill Eckler-…, Real Estate Pro in Venice, FL
Bill Eckler-Florida, answered:
Approaching end of listing contract, how do you decide what to do before it expires? Drop your price or drop your agent, sell FSBO to net same profit?
Real....

One of the "top" reasons why property doesn't sell is PRICE!

If dropping the price is a valid consideration.....why not consider dropping it prior to the listing expiring ... more
0 votes Share Flag Sun Nov 25, 2012 Home Selling in Boston
Masha Sender…, Real Estate Pro in Newton, MA
Masha Senderovich answered:
Do you think Downtown Crossing is on its way back?
It's been an up and coming neighborhood for a while and there's lots of potential for real estate development.
0 votes Share Flag Tue Nov 20, 2012 Shopping & Local Amenities in Boston
Heath Coker, Real Estate Pro in Falmouth, MA
Heath Coker answered:
What is the value of a 1988 Horton (Make-Summit); Length 56X14; 3 bedrooms; 1 and 1/2 baths; Cedar Panelling, still on tires?
Mobile homes need a place to be.
The resale market for that age of mobile home without a lot/park to settle on will be more difficult to figure.
I would talk to a lender who specilize ... more
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Andrew Adams, Real Estate Pro in 01915
Andrew Adams answered:
I am a self employed and I want to buy a house, anyone knows what's the minimum agi that I must have in my taxes for a home loan of $150k ?
You make what you make adjusting those numbers so they make it possible to qualify will not make it any easier to pay the mortgage. Report your income accurately and buy what you can a ... more
0 votes Share Flag Mon Nov 19, 2012 Home Buying in Boston
Moy Lopez, Real Estate Pro in Norwell, MA
Moy Lopez answered:
Which junk fees are usually refunded or reversed?
All, some or none is the right answer depending on what rate option you pick. The term junk fees are such a loaded 90s term and will put your lender in a defensive mode. So avoid using ... more
0 votes Share Flag Sat Nov 17, 2012 Home Buying in Boston
Elizabeth Bo…, Real Estate Pro in Cambridge, MA
Elizabeth Bolton answered:
How should you prepare for closing day?
Pack!

Seriously, for the closing you'll need to bring photo IDs (and limber wrists), your checkbook in case some small adjustment needs to be made, and a bank check (aka a treasure ... more
0 votes Share Flag Mon Nov 19, 2012 Home Buying in Boston
Deborah Jord…, Real Estate Pro in Auburn, MA
Deborah Jordan answered:
How does one become a pre-approved home buyer?
Contact a mortgage loan officer, such as myself.
The mortgage rep will ask you for certain information
such as residential, income and employment history,
social security number an ... more
0 votes Share Flag Mon Nov 19, 2012 Home Buying in Boston
Richard Shap…, Real Estate Pro in Framingham, MA
Richard Shapiro answered:
Building a roof deck in Boston
I would suggest asking any neighbors who have decks. Find a contractor in the neigborhood who speicalizes in this so it makes permitting from the city easier.
0 votes Share Flag Tue Feb 10, 2015 Remodel & Renovate in 02128
Richard Shap…, Real Estate Pro in Framingham, MA
Richard Shapiro answered:
Can I purchase a $400K with 5% down payment nowadays?
5% down at that loan amount is no problem. Long as your credit it is okay
0 votes Share Flag Sat Jun 1, 2013 Home Buying in Boston
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