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Sarah Goulart…, Real Estate Pro in Bourne, MA
Sarah Goulart Nathe answered:
can this price be negotiable.?
The question didn't link to the house you are taking about, but as we all say, EVERYTHING is negotiable.
0 votes Share Flag Sun Mar 17, 2013 Rent vs Buy in Winchendon
Magali Rivera, Home Buyer in Taunton, MA
Magali Rivera asked:
any homes or apartmens 2 bedroomt for rent that is section 8 approved? looking for a house or apartment for rent have section 8 looking to move in the end of march my lease is up in April 1st and its a year to year lease and I want to move because I need a...
0 votes Share Flag Thu Feb 7, 2013 Rent vs Buy in Taunton
Rafael Herna…, Real Estate Pro in Jamaica Plain, MA
Rafael Hernandez answered:
Why do you think Boston rents and prices are rising the fastest in the whole country? Rent or buy? Do you like the idea of furnished rentals?
I think since sales prices are going up and getting financing is not as easy as it used to be a lot of people are going towards renting. This influx in renters is causing the demand fo ... more
0 votes Share Flag Fri Jan 4, 2013 Rent vs Buy in Boston
Tamara Schof…, Real Estate Pro in Georgetown, MA
Tamara Schofield answered:
looking for lease to buy small one family house two bedrooms 1 - 1 1/2 baths fenced in small yard. Two of us in our early 60's with small 20lb dog.
Lease to own is complex. I'm happy to speak with you further. Feel free to give me a call to discuss. I'm sure we can find you something that fits your needs. Tamara Schofield 617-816-4 ... more
0 votes Share Flag Wed Mar 19, 2014 Rent vs Buy in 01923
Arleen Richm…, Real Estate Pro in North Attleboro, MA
Arleen Richman answered:
Should you buy or rent in North Attleboro, MA and the surrounding communities?
I've lived in North Attleboro for about 16 years, have raised 3 kids here. I love it. They have a so many activities for kids, great schools and a great commmunity. People are always ... more
0 votes Share Flag Mon Feb 3, 2014 Rent vs Buy in North Attleboro
Mike Snow, Real Estate Pro in Brunswick, ME
Mike Snow answered:
HIi looking for a 3bedroom single faimly home includes myself husband and 4 daughters
Hi Yul,

Interesting decision you have here. Rental prices are at an all-time high around the state, so that can hurt you a bit. A lot of people are questioning whether renting is no ... more
0 votes Share Flag Fri Aug 24, 2012 Rent vs Buy in Fall River
Ron Thomas, Real Estate Pro in Fresno, CA
Ron Thomas answered:
Rent to Own option?
Lease/Option
You are desperate!
Your Credit or Finances, or both, will not allow you to go the conventional route:
You need the Seller to help you out!

The Seller will know it, ... more
0 votes Share Flag Tue Aug 7, 2012 Rent vs Buy in Salisbury
Louis Wolfson, Real Estate Pro in Newton, MA
Louis Wolfson answered:
INVESTMENT PROPERTY. I am from the UK where we have a buy to let agreement with our lenders. What do you have in the US for property investors?
Typical deposit on investment property is 25 - 30%

Returns are based on many factors. Location, type of property (apartments, office, retail, industrial) and financing.

I have bu ... more
0 votes Share Flag Wed Jun 20, 2012 Rent vs Buy in Boston
Christine M.…, Real Estate Pro in Wilbraham, MA
Christine M. Moran answered:
We are looking for a single family house, 1 or 2 bedrm, to rent with option to own, or owner financing, within a 15 mile radius of Wales,MA.
There are two on the Springfield line. Email me if you are interested.
0 votes Share Flag Sun Mar 25, 2012 Rent vs Buy in Brimfield
Christine M.…, Real Estate Pro in Wilbraham, MA
Christine M. Moran answered:
Is there a house for sale or rent in Millers Falls on Church St?
There was. Call the number on the sign or call your local real estate agency they can look up the status.
0 votes Share Flag Mon Jan 9, 2012 Rent vs Buy in Millers Falls
Judy Boyle, Real Estate Pro in Northborough, MA
Judy Boyle answered:
Looking for furnished/unfurnished 2 br apartments in Webstborough, Marlborough, Southborough, Shrewsbury & Framingham. Any resources or agents 4?
Hi Patrick,

I would be pleased to assist you. Feel free to contact me outside of Trulia if you wish to discuss this further.

Judy Boyle
RE/MAX Signature Properties
judyboylereal ... more
0 votes Share Flag Sat Aug 18, 2012 Rent vs Buy in Marlborough
David Burnham, Real Estate Pro in Washington, DC
David Burnham answered:
Is it true that it is currently better to rent than to buy - due to the economic instability...still so many layoffs..?
It really depends on your situation and your market. If you are looking for a place for he next two to four years, then yes, you are probably better off renting. On the other hand, if ... more
0 votes Share Flag Wed Jul 20, 2011 Rent vs Buy in Plymouth
Boston Luxury…, Real Estate Pro in Boston, MA
Boston Luxury Residential LLC answered:
Would the new extremely high rent prices cause a collapse in the Boston rental market next year?? (if more and more tenants break their leases??
I mean, demand is so high that almost nothing stays on the market for more than a few days regardless of pricing???
And this is across the board from basic rents to luxury rentals. I h ... more
0 votes Share Flag Fri Jun 29, 2012 Rent vs Buy in Boston
Christine M.…, Real Estate Pro in Wilbraham, MA
Christine M. Moran answered:
what is the average price to buy small commercial space by square footage in ma?
You have to specify a certain area. Any realtor can comp it for you.
0 votes Share Flag Mon Apr 18, 2011 Rent vs Buy in 02740
Scott A. Nel…, Real Estate Pro in 02155
Scott A. Nelson answered:
Zillow.com adds "Rent Zestimates". Will it be another nightmare to brokers as Sales Zestimates was??
I never found the sales Zestimates to be much of an issue, sure they might be a decent yard stick but there's alot more to pricing a property than just the mathematical formula tha ... more
0 votes Share Flag Fri Jun 29, 2012 Rent vs Buy in Boston
Gerard Dunn, Real Estate Pro in Potomac, MD
Gerard Dunn answered:
When relocating is it best to sell your house and buy or rent out your house and rent where you are going until you know the area better?
If you are not selling your home - check to see how renting it out may affect your ability to get financing. The way they calculate rent - and qualify you has become more stringent ove ... more
0 votes Share Flag Wed Jun 30, 2010 Rent vs Buy in 02492
Ellen Friedm…, Real Estate Pro in 02139
Ellen Friedman answered:
Renting for 2 years then investing while living far away
Yes, you can buy a condo without being a permanent resident or citizen, but you would probably have difficulty getting a mortgage for it. However, if you can pay cash you could do it-- ... more
0 votes Share Flag Mon Feb 22, 2010 Rent vs Buy in Somerville
Andrew Adams, Real Estate Pro in 01915
Andrew Adams answered:
Typical expectations about rent-to-own deals in today's market in MA?
I can't come up with a good reason a home owner would want to get into this kind of an arrangement. Why would a home owner want to do this?
0 votes Share Flag Mon Feb 22, 2010 Rent vs Buy in Massachusetts
Paul Stonkus, Real Estate Pro in Lynn, MA
Paul Stonkus answered:
would an investor be willing to rent a 2 family home in lynn with/without option yo buy?
Anything's possible, but pretty difficult to find the one investor in a hundred who's interested in this market
Paul
0 votes Share Flag Fri Apr 3, 2009 Rent vs Buy in Lynn
Kevin Vitali, Real Estate Pro in 01876
Kevin Vitali answered:
Are sellers considering the rent to own option or rent to lease option in the pricier areas of the S Shore?
There are many of sellers out there looking at a lease with option to buy as more and more homes sit vacant. It is definitely feasible. Talk to a mortgage originator and find out wha ... more
0 votes Share Flag Mon Oct 15, 2012 Rent vs Buy in Hingham
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