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Wed May 29, 2013
Louis Wolfson answered:
I agree as to the different villages, but the education system in Newton, like Brookline, Lexington, Needham, Dover, Wayland and Weston are all excellent and there is a premium for that. But the taxes in Newton and Needham are lower than the others.


I also see many people buy homes in these communities and then send their children to private schools, which we are fortunate to have many excellent ones close by as well.
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Wed May 29, 2013
Faraseen answered:
I mean its all relative but there tends to be a little more crime in the West Newton/Nonantum Village areas more so than the rest of the town. Parts of those areas are more run down than the rest of Newton but its your typical run of the mill town. Decent schools and safe for the most part. I would not worry too much about the areas. ... more
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Mon Nov 12, 2012
Christine Moran Realtor & Notary answered:
You can on craigslist. Make a list of clients to get a first peek once the home is available.
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Wed Oct 10, 2012
Erez Levanon answered:
Maksim, this is a very good question. Different seasons have different market behavior.
In the spring you have more buyers out there, but also more inventories to choose from. In the winter there are fewer inventories on the market so your house will get more attention.
However since that you are in Newton I don't think that you should worry about when to sell. If you are ready and need to sell, just sell. Newton is a very desirable area and sellers get fast and high offers on their homes, as for Newton even multiple offers.
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Sun Jan 30, 2011
Jodi Sherretts answered:
Do you own the first house free and clear? If not, do you want to make 2 house payments? Sell your current home before you buy a new one.
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Mon Oct 25, 2010
Tom and Joanne Team answered:
Maksim:

I am working as a buyer broker right now in a FSBO situation and it has been such a pleasant transaction. You should have no worries. You can find more helpful hints on my blog on my website. ... more
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Sat Oct 23, 2010
M K answered:
Hi Debbie

I would actually want to expand a little on my answer to your comment.

1. Your count is a little off - I have asked 7 questions so far not 14.
2. Is there a limit on Trulia on how many questions you can ask? (That would be my 8th)
3. My questions are not directed stricty to agents.
4. Most questions I ask are to confirm my understanding of the process. I am not new to
real estate. I bought twice without realtors and am also an investor.
5. Answering my questions is completely optional
6. I do understand the value of having an agent. However, I would consider working with the agent
on helping me with investment properties in the future.
7. I think home owners should be asking lots of questions regardless of the decision to go FSBO or hire an agent.
Everybody should simply understand the process. If you don't understand the process - then you will
a. not know if you need a help of a realtor
b. not know how to compare realtors
c. not know if you are on the right track in the process
8. As far as my question about MLS I do have my own opinion and will list when I am ready.
However, I was interested to hear other opinions in the Trulia community.


Thanks to all who have participated in the discussions I started.

Maksim
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Fri Oct 22, 2010
Lori Lincoln answered:
Number 1, Kitchen updates/improvements, Number 2, bathroom updates and improvements. 3- wall colors and fresh paint, 4. mechanicals-make sure all your systems work and are maintained. 5. home staging.
I can go on and on.
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Fri Oct 22, 2010
Lori Lincoln answered:
realtor.com, trulia, zillow and then all the rest. If your agent isn't a paid subscriber of enhanced listings on realtor.com, your visibility could be hindered. You need an agent who is tech savvy and uses all the tools to help you sell. ... more
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