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Jogdon asked:
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Calmrespect2 answered:
Most of Waltham is very safe. It depends on your preference as to style of housing, how far you'd like to be from
public transit, and the price of house that you prefer. It's a great location, and there's plenty to do here!
(and nearby). That being said, real estate values are pretty high compared to some areas west of here...

The north side feels more "suburban" and the south side has denser housing, and some of the houses are more
vintage/historic.

Good luck in your search!

(Current resident)
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Karm321 asked:
I have already put down a required 5% to reserve the unit and have a pre approval letter from my lender which will expire before I go to contract, which will be in another month or so. The…
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Kathy Burgreen answered:
I'm a retired NY realtor and worked in New York City and Westchester County. You are comparing apples to oranges. You need to understand that property taxes pay for local services (public schools, police, fire, local parks, local government employees, maintenance, etc.). New York City itself has the lowest property taxes in all of New York State because NYC takes in a much larger amount from sales taxes, income taxes and corporate taxes, so property taxes is not a much needed item to keep NYC running. Further, the public school system is much lower in quality compared to upstate NY public schools.

Once you leave New York City, counties, cities and towns upstate rely much more on property taxes to pay for local services. New York State does not have enough money from large businesses like NYC does and does not have enough employees to pay huge income taxes. Remember, salaries in upstate NY is much less than in NYC, therefore, income taxes is much less. Finally, sales taxes is cheaper so again, upstate towns and cities don't receive much money in sales taxes. So who ends up paying for local services upstate - homeowners in the form of expensive property taxes.

Bottom line - remember that housing is much cheaper upstate and you get a lot more living space upstate than you do in NYC.
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Ceg2059 asked:
The new management in mcmillan woods is HORRIBLE. If you complain about parking they tow YOU. The hold rent payments until mid month then if there is an issue they refuse payment unless…
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Myrickshetora answered:
I'm looking for a private own home. My credit isn't all good. Needing a house for me an my children. Have a good job.
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Susie Kay answered:
I would suggest that you read the contract again. Does it ask for the seller to replace it or fix the ceiling?
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Susie Kay answered:
They are both nice development. However, if you think the commute is too long, then I would suggest finding another development or other cities. Let me know if you have any questions, I service the area. ... more
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Kathy Burgreen answered:
Both Trulia and Zillow do not allow owners to change the estimate value for their homes. Estimate values are based on public information provided by county tax assessor offices throughout the U.S. Public information typically means square footage, lot size, number of bedrooms, bathrooms, when the home was built, property taxes paid, previous sale dates and amounts.

Public information does not include - condition of the home, any upgrades or renovations or lack of, layout of the home, neighborhood and school district information, etc. Realtors, appraisers and buyers will consider this when submitting offers to buy a home.

If you are selling by owner, you can include a sentence at the beginning of your property description that states - Appraisal report dated ___ indicates value is $____, or similar homes in the same neighborhood have sold for $____. Remember, realtors know that online estimates are to be ignored.
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Kathy Burgreen answered:
Both of you need to meet with a real estate attorney and create a written document that spells out what will happen in such situations. This way, you can avoid any future arguments in case your Mom does something that you don't approve of. ... more
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Kathy Burgreen answered:
Your new broker and your former broker at KW need to get involved. Nobody online can help you with your situation.
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Kathy Burgreen answered:
Based on your reply below, the best solution is have your realtor call the Office Manager or Broker in Charge where the listing agent works at. Once the Broker in Charge or Manager gets involved, things should move forward. ... more
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Kathy Burgreen answered:
As a former realtor, I know most landlords do not have available rentals more than 1 month in advance. Remember, landlords need to keep rentals occupied, so more than 1 month means that landlord is taking a loss for every month without a rent payment. ... more
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Kathy Burgreen answered:
Try using www.airbnb.com, www.vrbo.com and similar websites. They are great for short term rentals. Trulia, Zillow and others are for long term rentals.
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Kathy Burgreen answered:
Trulia is a real estate search website. It has nothing to do with any of the real estate listings posted on the website. You can contact a local realtor to assist you.
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Kathy Burgreen answered:
Real estate websites like Zillow, Trulia, etc. pay 3rd party vendors to copy property information from county tax assessor offices across the U.S. You need to verify with your county tax assessor the status of your home and what they have as public information. Once it's corrected at the county level, Trulia will correct it. Also check what Zillow.com has it listed as. ... more
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