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Michael Giles, Real Estate Pro in Beverly, MA
Michael Giles answered:
Does living in a complex with subsized housing or next to low income housing affect future resale values?
Hi St,
If nothing else changes in the neighborhood over the next five years, and you are paying market value today, the value should rise and fall with the market. Also, be caref ... more
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I'm looking for a historic loft in Cambridge such as the ones that just sold at 305 Cambridge St.
If Davis Square in Somerville isn't too far, try the Davis Square Lofts on Tannery Brook. Less than 5 min walk to the Red Line. Some of the buildings are new construction while others a ... more
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Territory.com, Real Estate Pro in Massachusetts
Territory.com answered:
condo in Central Square
Central Square is a great place to invest. It is sandwiched between Harvard and MIT and those schools dump a lot of money into the area and aren't going anywhere. That said, you should ... more
0 votes Share Flag Wed Apr 9, 2008 Home Buying in Area IV, Cambridge, MA
Scott A. Nel…, Real Estate Pro in 02155
Scott A. Nelson answered:
Where can you buy a house for $400k that's near Cambridge and will be easy to rent out in a few years?
You could also look at Medford, I'm born and raised here and I like it.
0 votes Share Flag Fri Apr 4, 2008 Home Buying in Cambridge, MA
Jon Ernest, Real Estate Pro in Brookline, MA
Jon Ernest answered:
Do you know of any rental to buy opportunities in Cambridge?
It's not very common for that to be straight out presented as an option from a seller. But that doesn't mean that any seller wouldn't be open to the idea... You can make it part of yo ... more
0 votes Share Flag Thu Mar 27, 2008 Home Buying in Cambridge, MA
Greg Kiely, Real Estate Pro in Newton Center, MA
Greg Kiely answered:
Am looking for a 2 bedroom condo or townhouse for investment near Harvard or Lesley University.?

Cambridge and Somerville have a ton of options for people in your situation. The public transportation in those areas is great and the range of prices and amenities runs the fu ... more
0 votes Share Flag Thu Mar 27, 2008 Home Buying in Cambridge, MA
Brecht Palom…, Real Estate Pro in Massachusetts
Brecht Palombo answered:
Does Mass have any governing body to oversee realtors or are they allowed to roam free? After making an
There is a board. I can tell you from a recent case they are ssssssssllloooowww and nothing you said here is any violation so you're not going to get very far pursuing anything.

Yes ... more
0 votes Share Flag Mon Mar 10, 2008 Home Buying in North Cambridge, Cambridge, MA
Andrew Adams, Real Estate Pro in 01915
Andrew Adams answered:
The seller couldn't provide me the warranty for roof and other renovations
The home inspector will be able to give you an idea of how old the roof was. I would be a little curious as to the seller can't or won't at least show you receipts/invoices for the mat ... more
0 votes Share Flag Thu Feb 7, 2008 Home Buying in 02141
Veronique Me…, Real Estate Pro in Boston, MA
Veronique Mendelson answered:
Curious if all units at 66 Dudley St,No Cambridge have sold or rented.
The 3 units sold last August! Are you interested about something similar?
Just let me know!
0 votes Share Flag Thu Jan 3, 2008 Home Buying in 02140
Durenda Fach…, Real Estate Pro in Coastal Tampa Bay ar...
Durenda Fachtmann CEC CRS GRI answered:
How to find a good general contractor for remodeling job in Cambridge area?

Just a suggestion that has worked well for some of my clients:

Go to the local permitting office and ask them to give you the names of several tradespersons in each categor ... more
0 votes Share Flag Fri Apr 26, 2013 Home Buying in Cambridgeport
Julie Duncan, Real Estate Pro in Lexington, MA
Julie Duncan answered:
value of parking space in cambridge, ma
Hi Wendy,

If a second space is needed, parking in Cambridge is priceless - as are single families. If all else is equal, and the property you want has 2 spaces, it would be worth it ... more
0 votes Share Flag Thu Oct 18, 2007 Home Buying in Cambridge, MA
Paul Slaybau…, Real Estate Pro in Scottsdale, AZ
Paul Slaybaugh answered:
I'm thinking of buying a condo in a new building. How can I check the developer's track record and reputation?
The registrar of contractors and the local chapter of the Better Business Bureau are good places to start. You could also check with local Department of Real Estate to see if there are ... more
0 votes Share Flag Wed Sep 19, 2007 Home Buying in Cambridge, MA
Trulia Roger, Home Buyer in Alameda, CA
Trulia Roger answered:
how do i post my recent (6 19 07) purchase of 6 Sherman Street, #D?
Hi John,
Congrats on your purchase!
Trulia will get information about the transaction in the near future from one of our data providers. If we still display your listing as for sale, ... more
0 votes Share Flag Sun Jun 30, 2013 Home Buying in 02138
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