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Wayland : Real Estate Advice

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Thu Nov 3, 2016
Misswooskee answered:
Wayland please fix the following

1. property tax too high
2. town recycling center: Why pay $140 per vehicle sticker and have to purchase specific orange garbage bags (which are like $2 a piece)- not a friendly town to live in! Plus, fix the town recycling hours...having it open on a Tuesday, Thursday, and Saturday doesn't work...if you are having a party on Saturday, you have to wait until Tuesday to take out your trash. In addition, they charge for something like a microwave to toss out...maybe like $15-20. Not friendly
3. Most roads in Wayland need repair
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Wed Nov 4, 2015
Paul Allen answered:
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Wayland has a great school system. So any private schools in Wayland have to be superior in order to surpass what is available. Veritas does just that.
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Wed Jun 20, 2012
Marilyn Messenger answered:
Incomes and housing prices vary in Wayland - the highest percentage of households earn between 75K and 99K but many of those homeowners who bought years ago would probably not be able to afford a home in Wayland today. Housing prices range from 189K to 14 million - the median price is $772,000; and houses on the lower end are either small, on busy roads, need work (which also costs), or all three.

The amount you are qualified to borrow depends on a number of factors - your credit, down payment, employment history as well as income. The first step is to contact a mortgage broker to discuss what you can afford, then you can decide which town will make sense for you. Interest rates are low and housing prices are going up, so now is the time to buy if you can!

I sell in Wayland, Sudbury, and all of the towns west of Boston, so let me know if you need a buyer broker to help.
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Fri Feb 24, 2012
Sarah Goulart Nathe answered:
Two thoughts I have had on this:
1. I wonder if clients will go back to driving in our cars. Over the years, this has become less the 'norm' than it used to be (at least in my market).
2. Around here, we are already seeing buyers refuse to look at homes with oil heat. They will only look at natural gas (not propane!!). I think that is going to get even more prevalent and it will 'hurt' the resale of homes currently running with oil.
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Wed Apr 27, 2011
Anna Glebova answered:
Hi Mary,
Short answer - it depends. Time of day, proximity to the street, and part of the road all play a role. Parts with major crossings (say Cochituate rd and Old connecticut path, as well as rt 20 intersection) will be busier than the rest. Morning and evening rush hour will be rather busy - many cars on the road moving rather slow. If you have small children it might be a good idea to have a fenced in yard.
If you are concerned with driving (how long will it take, and how easy / hard will it be to merge) - again, it'll be slower during rush hour, but easy to merge. Other drivers are usually mindful of cars trying to get out of the driveway, or turn from a side street.

If you compare Cochituate rd to others, Mass Pike will be the busiest, rt 9 second busy, and Cochituate is similar to rt 30, or even less busy than that. Hope this helps, let me know if you have other questions about the area.
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Sun Apr 17, 2011
Joe Arnao answered:
Masha is right. Test any property if it is a concern. Mitigation is easy. Just a matter of knowing.
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Thu Apr 14, 2011
Dallas Texas answered:
Recommend to contact ISD direct who are the experts with all your questions

Lynn911 Dallas Realtor & Consultant, Loan Officer, Credit Repair Advisor
The Michael Group - Dallas Business Journal Top Ranked Realtors
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Tue Apr 12, 2011
Deborah Toppan answered:
You could also try Weston Container Corp at 781-894-3333, Anza Landscape 781-891-1333,or Orifice Recycling & Refuse at 7774-270-2587.
Deborah Toppan
Coldwell Banker Residential Brokerage
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Mon Apr 11, 2011
Tom and Joanne Team answered:

I work in the Weston-Wayland market and I can tell you that no one homeowner pays sewer bills. The entire town has on site septic systems which require annual and bi-annual pumping. The monthly bills will then be water, taxes, utilities, and of course their mortage. Please contact us with further questions regarding this market. Best ... more
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Fri May 7, 2010
Marilyn Messenger answered:
Hi Jb1,

I just spoke with the Wayland Planning Director and he said there are still a couple of issues they are working on - including conservation/off site wetland mitigation; and historic lighting issues at the intersection of 20 and 27. If all can be resolved it is "possible" that construction "could" begin in the summer or fall provided financing can be secured.

Hope this helps - there are lots of excellent opportunities for home ownership in Wayland.
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Wed Apr 14, 2010
Ma-girl answered:
I am a resident, not a realtor, and I'll answer your question honestly: Not in a million years. Like me, you may be experiencing the sticker shock of moving to the Boston area from a less-expensive area. For $160K, you might find a decent parking place for your car. This town is really expensive, but it is a joy to live in. ... more
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Sun Jan 31, 2010
Marilyn Messenger answered:
Jan 31, 2010 - Developer and the town are still trying to work things out - here is a link to an article from today Bostong Sunday Globe: ... more
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Tue Jan 19, 2010
Marilyn Messenger answered:
Hi Mary,

There is no rail stop in Wayland, but there is one in Lincoln and two in Weston. Also, you can drive to Auburndale an pick up the Green Line.

You can find schedules at - click on Transporation.
Hope this helps,
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Thu Dec 31, 2009
Tanya Tanimoto answered:
You can take Rt 27 to Old Conn Path (east) past Coach Grill to RT 20 to RT 128. Much faster than going to MA Pike. Also could take back roads through N. Wayland to 117 to 128 but I suspect that would be slower. ... more
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