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John J Dean…, Real Estate Pro in Somerville, MA
John J Dean Jr answered:
Moving from Boston to Santa Monica California Sept 1, 2012
Honestly it depends on where in Boston you plan to live. I think the best course of action is to find a Realtor that specializes in the neighborhood that you are focusing your search o ... more
0 votes Share Flag Sun May 26, 2013 Moving in 02125
MB Taylor, Real Estate Pro in Boston, MA
MB Taylor answered:
im looking for a 4 bedroom 2 bathroom home around $2000 or under.. preferably a single family house in boston. it can be 1 and a half bath
Sure, I can help you with this.


Mike Taylor
EXITBoston
617 650-2439
0 votes Share Flag Sun May 26, 2013 Rentals in Boston
Elizabeth Bo…, Real Estate Pro in Cambridge, MA
Elizabeth Bolton answered:
If one's apt. lease is ending in a few weeks, are they obligated to let the realtors come show their place to potential new tenants all the time?
A tenant should review their lease. In many leases there's a clause that specifically mentions allowing access for this purpose with notice given. You can certainly set limits or turn ... more
0 votes Share Flag Tue Jun 3, 2014 Rental Basics in Boston
Heath Coker, Real Estate Pro in Falmouth, MA
Heath Coker answered:
Can a landlord legally enter a room when I am occupying it?
This is not the place for legal advice, unfortunately.
Only lawyers can give legal advice.
You might be able to get your answer from a tenants' rights lawyer.

In general, a lease i ... more
0 votes Share Flag Mon Nov 19, 2012 Rental Basics in Boston
Alison Hillm…, Other/Just Looking in San Francisco, CA
Alison Hillman answered:
I am a Canadian that just started working in the US. I have an H1B visa. How could I get financed to buy a condo in Boston?
Hi there-

I would recommend working with an agent to learn more about the process: http://www.trulia.com/voices/directory/Boston-agent--6578

Hope this helps!

Ali, Community man ... more
0 votes Share Flag Wed Nov 7, 2012 Financing in Boston
Justin Melo, Real Estate Pro in Westford, MA
Justin Melo answered:
I am a Canadian that started working in the US a week ago. I have an H1B visa and I want to buy a condo in Boston and I was wondering if you know how
I would be happy to help you. Give me a call and we can set a meeting to go over everything.

Thanks,
Justin Melo
978-758-5028
Justin@bettencourtrealestate.com
0 votes Share Flag Wed Nov 7, 2012 Financing in Boston
Mathew Ames, Real Estate Pro in 02359
Mathew Ames answered:
Looking for a rental apartment that is less than $1000 a month?
Hi there!

Shoot me an email at mat@matames.com. I know of a couple options.
0 votes Share Flag Fri Nov 2, 2012 Home Buying in Boston
Elizabeth Bo…, Real Estate Pro in Cambridge, MA
Elizabeth Bolton answered:
Short commute versus space - which is better?
I'd opt for short commute - ie location. In all the places I've lived I've been happiest when my commute was the shortest and easiest and when there were amenities around me that I coul ... more
0 votes Share Flag Sun Nov 25, 2012 Rentals in Boston
Brian Rayl, Real Estate Pro in Frisco, TX
Brian Rayl answered:
Once you sell your home, how long do you have until you have to move out?
There is usually an option to move out the day of closing, or do a temporary lease back option where they can give you time to move. It all depends on what you negotiate with your buyer ... more
0 votes Share Flag Sun Nov 25, 2012 Home Selling in Boston
Masha Sender…, Real Estate Pro in Newton, MA
Masha Senderovich answered:
What do I need to take with me when I apply for a mortgage?
two forms of photo ID
Last year's tax returns (last two years if self-employed)
0 votes Share Flag Wed Nov 14, 2012 Home Buying in Boston
James P. Fur…, Real Estate Pro in Boston, MA
James P. Furlong answered:
I know there are lots of types of mortgages - how do I know which one is best for me?
The best way for you to learn about it is to sit down with a lender - interview several of them. Ask them any question you have so you can match their best product for you. Good Luck.
0 votes Share Flag Fri Nov 2, 2012 Home Buying in Boston
Ron Thomas, Real Estate Pro in Fresno, CA
Ron Thomas answered:
How much should I offer on a foreclosure and it it worth it?
The Assessed value is seldom a good guide to the Market Value; in some areas, the assessment may be years-old. Also. some Counties are run very efficiently and have surpluses; they do n ... more
0 votes Share Flag Mon Oct 29, 2012 Foreclosure in 02127
Amy Carlisle, Real Estate Pro in South Boston, Boston,...
Amy Carlisle answered:
where can i find a 3 beroom apartment?
Hello Philipp-

I could help you find a three bedroom apartment- I would just need some details from you- When are you looking to move. A price range and whether you will be attending ... more
0 votes Share Flag Thu Jan 23, 2014 Rentals in Hyde Park
Wen Farina (…, Real Estate Pro in Massachusetts
Wen Farina (Wayne) answered:
What are some safe, affordable places to buy a home/condo in the Boston area?
Hello,

you can check crime rates on the web. Check out: http://www.cityofboston.gov/police/stats. Some areas that are close to Harvard are Cambridge, Somerville, you can also check ... more
0 votes Share Flag Tue Oct 30, 2012 Home Buying in Boston
Steve Boucher, Real Estate Pro in 02038
Steve Boucher answered:
VA Home loan pre-approval (not qual), but loan denied?
Hi there

Without knowing more details of your situation i can't answer but i would love to speak to you about this. If it is a lender that is not familiar with VA loans they might no ... more
0 votes Share Flag Sat Oct 27, 2012 Home Buying in Boston
Jeff Bowen, Real Estate Pro in 02128
Jeff Bowen answered:
For new commer to East Boston, Shall I buy the house without credit score? what should i do first?
Do you have cash? If so how much? If not then are you looking for a mortgage?
0 votes Share Flag Thu Oct 25, 2012 Home Buying in Boston
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 Dec 4, 2014 Home Buying in Back Bay
Gabriel Palo…, Real Estate Pro in Pompano Beach, FL
Gabriel Palotas answered:
Has the economy affected the real estate market in Beacon Hill, especially since the recession in 2008? Has it risen since then?
The economy has nothing to do with real estate. Money does.
Have you ever heard of anyone buying a home in a bad economy ????
sure.....
if they had the money
Have you eve ... more
0 votes Share Flag Thu Oct 25, 2012 Market Conditions in Beacon Hill
Masha Sender…, Real Estate Pro in Newton, MA
Masha Senderovich answered:
What northern suburb of Boston is best for a new graduate to live in?
You're going to need to define "best" before any of us can answer this one...
0 votes Share Flag Mon Nov 10, 2014 Quality of Life in Boston
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