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Ron Rovtar, Real Estate Pro in Boulder, CO
Ron Rovtar answered:
Any advice for sale by owner?
Hi Songpaulette:
A number of agents (me included) answered a similar question during the last couple of days. See the link below.

But the short answer is that you really must ed ... more
0 votes Share Flag Sat Feb 21, 2015 Home Selling in 02130
Jeff Stineba…, Real Estate Pro in Huntington, NY
Jeff Stineback answered:
Is Wyman St in JP, right by the JFK elementary school a good/bad place to live? My boyfriend and I are looking at buying a condo in the area.
Hi cnaughton,

A good launching point may be to contact the local BPD and ask for a crime report on the neighborhood and specific street for that matter. As a local JP Realtor, I can ... more
0 votes Share Flag Thu Aug 22, 2013 Crime & Safety in Jamaica Plain
Roberta Stone, Real Estate Pro in Newton, MA
Roberta Stone answered:
what is the current market like for victorian (1880) multi-family homes?
There is a very strong market for these types of homes in our communities in and around Boston. However, there are many facts to be established before a true market assessment is given; ... more
0 votes Share Flag Tue Jul 1, 2014 Home Selling in Jamaica Plain
Jihan Touma, Real Estate Pro in Lexington, MA
Jihan Touma answered:
Looking for a two bed apartment i JP under $ 1500. Need help ASAP.
Sonia, there are no rentals in PJ in your price range right now. There are few in Roslindale. Let me know if you need assistance.

Jihan Touma
ZipRealty, Inc
0 votes Share Flag Sat Aug 11, 2012 Rentals in Jamaica Plain
James Furlong, Real Estate Pro in Brookline, MA
James Furlong answered:
Hi, I'm a first time renter and would love to live in the JP area. Do you think I would be able to find an apartment/studio in JP for $1150 a?
We occasionally see studios on South Huntington Avenue for about $1,000 but they are rare and move fast. $1,150 is a very low budget for JP.
0 votes Share Flag Tue Aug 7, 2012 Rentals in Jamaica Plain
Lisa-marie L…, Real Estate Pro in Boston, MA
Lisa-marie Lemaire answered:
My boyfriend and I (and baby on the way) are looking for a large one bedroom in the JP area. We need to move by Sept. 1st. Any ideas?
Hi Cathy,

Congrats to you both with a little one on the way!!

Are you familiar with the Boston Area?

I did just do a quick search for you and there is a nice unit in a luxur ... more
0 votes Share Flag Sun Oct 27, 2013 Rentals in Jamaica Plain
Mikel DeFran…, Real Estate Pro in Canton, MA
Mikel DeFrancesco answered:
What is the average per acre value of land in JP?
Add up the values of the 7 lots that are on that acre and you'll have it :)
There are not many acre lots in JP ... and the value of the land is determined much more by the zoning than ... more
0 votes Share Flag Fri Jul 19, 2013 Home Buying in 02130
Jaime Fernan…, Other/Just Looking in 02472
Jaime Fernandez-de-Castro answered:
What is the average price per square foot of LAND in JP?
Hi Mpinjo,
There is not a whole lot of land for sale in town but price ranges around $5000.00 sq.ft (+-15%) for residential areas and it can go as high as $20,000.00 sq.ft for commer ... more
0 votes Share Flag Thu Jun 14, 2012 Market Conditions in 02130
Danielle O'B…, Real Estate Pro in West Roxbury, MA
Danielle O'Brien answered:
What type of employment history is needed for a VA loan?
Hi there, before answering this I have quite a few questions that may best be handled off line. I work with many veterans in the Boston area - we even have a facebook group with local ... more
0 votes Share Flag Sat Apr 19, 2014 Financing in 02130
Erica Lockbe…, Real Estate Pro in Wellesley, MA
Erica Lockberg Sullivan answered:
I need a 3 bedroom, one bath (more is better) for $1800 in brookline, best would be in the lincoln school district. we'd need this for
I would be happy to help you find something that meets your needs. Please feel free to email me your contact information at erica@prudentialtnc.com and I can begin looking for propertie ... more
0 votes Share Flag Tue Mar 27, 2012 Rentals in Jamaica Plain
Laura O'Brien,  in Massachusetts
Laura O'Brien answered:
Hello,I'm looking for an agent in the Jamaica Plain area for a buyer referral I have to offer.Thanks Laurie
Hi Laurie
I am familiar with JP. We have offices in West Roxbury and Dedham. Feel free to contact me Laura O'Brien 617 930 6217 or lauraobrienre@gmail.com. I look forward to heari ... more
0 votes Share Flag Mon Jan 9, 2012 Home Buying in Jamaica Plain
Masha Sender…, Real Estate Pro in Newton, MA
Masha Senderovich answered:
Does proximity to parks, lakes, golf courses, ponds, churches, cemeteries and other quiet non-home neighbors affect housing prices?
I would say overall walk score affects pricing and some cemeteries may affect in a negative way, but none of these are really major factors. Comparables that sold recently are.
0 votes Share Flag Tue Jun 17, 2014 Home Buying in 02130
Joe Arnao, Real Estate Pro in Sanwich, MA
Joe Arnao answered:
aside from a 3% concession by the seller, can the seller put the rent back money towards my closing costs
Ask for it. We have structured similar deals, but recommend our buyers stay away. Is your attorney ok with Seller keeping possession of the home you are buying? You may want a strong le ... more
0 votes Share Flag Sun Jan 30, 2011 Home Buying in Jamaica Plain
Matt Heisler, Real Estate Pro in Westborough, MA
Matt Heisler answered:
How safe is the neighborhood behind Doyle's and across from English High School? I believe it is part of the Stoney brook association.

A great resource for safety is the local precinct of the police department. Although most precincts have detailed crime statistics, I have found that talking with a local off ... more
0 votes Share Flag Sun Oct 27, 2013 Crime & Safety in Jamaica Plain
Andrew Adams,  in 01915
Andrew Adams answered:
Can prepaid amounts covered by the seller at closing be credited to the borrower as earnest money on a HUD settlement statement?
The annual insurance premium is an allowable cost to be paid by the seller. However you also have to make a minimum investment of your own funds. You may have misunderstood why the le ... more
0 votes Share Flag Mon May 3, 2010 Home Buying in Jamaica Plain
Toni Diamond…,  in 08054
Toni Diamond (856) 222-0077 answered:
How are 2-family and multi-family houses selling in comparison to single family homes in JP?
Investors for real estate have been on the side line. I believe many have been waiting to see the market stabilze somewhat before "jumping back in". Also, financing has been ... more
0 votes Share Flag Wed Jul 2, 2014 Market Conditions in Jamaica Plain
McCormack Sc…, Real Estate Pro in Jamaica Plain, MA
McCormack Scanlan answered:
Is a buyer's agent agreement still valid if my realtor's license expired?
Hello patient,

You are officially (probably) bound to the Broker (the company)
They could refer you to someone else.
Being an owner myself, I would release a buyer right away if ... more
0 votes Share Flag Wed Dec 1, 2010 Home Buying in Jamaica Plain
Territory.c…, Real Estate Pro in MA,
Territory.com answered:
Market woes impacting JP?
No, it doesn't have to affect JP. Real Estate is hyper local and is dictated more by micro economic issues. The big investment crisis (macro) could affect mortgage rates and the ability ... more
0 votes Share Flag Tue Jun 17, 2014 Market Conditions in 02130
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