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Jennifer Kee…, Real Estate Pro in Cambridge, MA
Jennifer Keenan answered:
what are the average condo HOA fees per month in somerville, MA for a 2-3 BR? are these negotiable with the condo cost?
Condo fees are not negotiable. They are set by the condo association and are calculated by the percentage share of each unit in relation to the total area of the building. The costs var ... more
0 votes Share Flag Wed Mar 20, 2013 Home Buying in 02143
Ron Thomas, Real Estate Pro in Fresno, CA
Ron Thomas answered:
On a second viewing.... Who gets the deal? The agent who showed it to me first? or do I ask the realtor i have been working with most currently?
Realtors have a high honor system; they will work it out between themselves.
Just give the name and phone # to your Agent, and he will take care of it.
0 votes Share Flag Sat Jun 15, 2013 Home Buying in 02145
Robert Ortiz, Real Estate Pro in Cambridge, MA
Robert Ortiz answered:
Was there any crime happened in 25 bailey Rd property?
Other than the fact that they let it fall into such terrible disrepair?
0 votes Share Flag Thu Oct 10, 2013 Crime & Safety in Ten Hills
Joanne Mcdon…, Real Estate Pro in Somerville, MA
Joanne Mcdonnell answered:
How much does land cost in Somerville per sf? Specifically around the Davis Square area?
It depends on the zoning and what can be built on it. There is no square footage rule. If you're trying to price out a particular parcel I'd be happy to help with more specifi ... more
0 votes Share Flag Sun Feb 24, 2013 Market Conditions in Somerville
Joanne Mcdon…, Real Estate Pro in Somerville, MA
Joanne Mcdonnell answered:
My single family property abuts an area slated by Somerville for TOD. I am zoned RC. Does the TOD add development value to my property?
Your property value will more than likely be affected by the TOD. It’s hard to say if it will help or hurt your value without more information. As time goes by and the city†... more
0 votes Share Flag Mon Feb 25, 2013 Home Buying in 02145
Rona Fischman, Real Estate Pro in Somerville, MA
Rona Fischman answered:
How does the building of a subway stop near a home affect its value?
The very long-term investment in property near transit lines is a solid strategy; however, the short-term gains are not likely. Let me give you a little history on this: The Davis Squar ... more
0 votes Share Flag Mon Jun 24, 2013 Home Buying in 02145
Scott Godzyk, Real Estate Pro in 03109
Scott Godzyk answered:
Hi RE agents, please don't post condos as Single Families, we don't want to see them in our searches, THANK YOU!!!
There are 2 causes of this problem, the first being agents who list say a detached condo and list it under condo and residential and the other cause is when agents sign up for auto feed ... more
0 votes Share Flag Sat Jan 5, 2013 Market Conditions in East Somerville
Nina Harris/…, Real Estate Pro in Williston Park, NY
Nina Harris/CBR/SFR answered:
Is now a good time for me to sell my home in Somerville? And what will it sell for?
What did your realtor tell you? A realtor is a better bet than Zillow or Trulia for estimates as they are "in and out" of homes on a regular basis. Zillow and Trulia are not and rely ... more
0 votes Share Flag Thu Dec 12, 2013 Home Selling in Somerville
Louis Wolfson, Real Estate Pro in 02030
Louis Wolfson answered:
Can you set up a home business in a Somerville house that's in an RB zone?
depends on the type of home business you are planning. All communities allow you to have home business and it usually spelled out in the town building by-laws what types are allowed. U ... more
0 votes Share Flag Sat Oct 27, 2012 Home Buying in Somerville
Rona Fischman, Real Estate Pro in Somerville, MA
Rona Fischman answered:
I am looking at a 2 bedroomed apartment in West Somerville ? If the advertised price is $450,000, what should my opening offer be ?
I know you are going to hate my answer, but the right answer is, "it depends." Asking prices are a fiction created by the seller or the seller's agent. If the condo is worth $400,000, a ... more
0 votes Share Flag Tue Oct 9, 2012 Home Buying in West Somerville
Joanne Mcdon…, Real Estate Pro in Somerville, MA
Joanne Mcdonnell answered:
Replace attic with an extra room and roof deck?
Hi Grizzly,
Highly unlikely the city will allow a roof deck. Depending on your ceiling clearance in your attic you may be able to expand, you’ll need to check with the building ... more
0 votes Share Flag Tue Oct 9, 2012 Remodel & Renovate in Somerville
Paul Bombara, Real Estate Pro in Somerville, MA
Paul Bombara answered:
Renovating - add third bedroom or make larger open-concept kitchen?
Great question! You'd be better off by opening up your kitchen, living room and dining rooms rather than adding another bedroom. The value of your home will increase without a doubt! ... more
0 votes Share Flag Tue Oct 9, 2012 Remodel & Renovate in Somerville
Shanna Rogers, Real Estate Pro in Murrieta, CA
Shanna Rogers answered:
I am looking for someone to come and do a free appraisal of my home before I sell. I live in Somerville, MA. Do you do this?
Hi Cala4250,

I doubt you will find an Appraiser who will do a free appraisal on your home. However, most Realtors will do a free Comparative Market Analysis (CMA) on your property i ... more
0 votes Share Flag Fri Oct 26, 2012 Home Selling in Somerville
Christine M.…, Real Estate Pro in Wilbraham, MA
Christine M. Moran answered:
college student looking for a l bedroom
Your best bet is craigslist. You can post your stats on the housing wanted.
0 votes Share Flag Sun Jan 27, 2013 For Rent in Somerville
Kevin Vitali, Real Estate Pro in 01876
Kevin Vitali answered:
I'm moving to Boston for a new job. Considering both Cambridge and Somerville. Have a child so schools are an issue. Which schools are best and
Asking about school systems is a loaded question. First they are two totally different communities. The median sale price was 516k in Somerville in the past 6 months for a single fami ... more
0 votes Share Flag Mon Sep 10, 2012 Home Buying in Somerville
Zach Skoglund…, Real Estate Pro in Sauk Rapids, MN
Zach Skoglund MN Realtor answered:
Does a sellers agent need to reveal an easement on property for sale?
All material facts that affect your enjoyment of the property MUST be disclosed prior to writting up a purhcase agreement. It is your agent's DUTY to provide you with that informa ... more
0 votes Share Flag Wed Nov 9, 2011 Home Buying in Somerville
Mary Winnett…, Real Estate Pro in Wilmington, MA
Mary Winnett Giroux answered:
Why is our open house not posted? This is a Somerville, MA posting. MLS has been updated with OH info about 3 days ago.
Notify your agent, and they can manually do it. Not sure why Trulia isn't pulling the info over from MLS
0 votes Share Flag Tue Oct 18, 2011 Home Selling in Somerville
Christopher…, Real Estate Pro in Medford, MA
Christopher Barnard answered:
What is the story with Weston View condos and plans to expand? What do people think of the existing units? What do you like/ dislike about Teele Sq?
Teele Square Somerville is very popular and wonderful place to live. It borders Davis Square, Tufts University, Minuteman Bike Trail and Arlington. Property values are fantastic and m ... more
0 votes Share Flag Tue May 22, 2012 In My Neighborhood in Teele Square
Suzanne MacD…, Real Estate Pro in 07856
Suzanne MacDowell answered:
Where on the internet can I find the price history of residential properties?
Try your county tax assessor. I don't know how it works in your area but our county tax records are now on line here in Morris County New Jersey and we can at least see the mortga ... more
0 votes Share Flag Thu Jan 6, 2011 Home Buying in Somerville
Steve and Ke…, Real Estate Pro in 02038
Steve and Kelly Boucher answered:
I want to purchase a two-family and live in one of the units. How will FHA treat the income from the rental unit?
For the bank i work with it does not matter if the unit is vacant. They will take 85% of the rental income for the area based on what the appraiser puts on the appraisal. I specialize ... more
0 votes Share Flag Sun Nov 28, 2010 Financing in Somerville
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