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Home Buying in Boston : Real Estate Advice

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Sun Jan 7, 2018
Athierauf asked:
We own a two family in West Roxbury which has been converted into two separate condos for over 20 years. We want to convert the walk up attic into living space and turn it into a third condo.…
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Thu Dec 28, 2017
John Meyers answered:
Not sure about Boston but in the Chicago area, they range from 6% (single family rental homes) to 10%+ (with 4+ unit apartment buildings). -- For you newbies, the Capitalization Rate or "Cap Rate" is the net income divided by the value of the property. :-) ... more
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Wed Nov 29, 2017
Howard Koor answered:
Sorry to hear this. The bank may be able to legally require this. Ask a real estate attorney. Good luck.
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Wed Nov 29, 2017
Tchan91 asked:
Hello, my name is Thomas. I am currently helping my parents and I find a home and need an Cantonese/Toisanese speaking Real Estate Agent or Realtor to assist with my parents. Mom is American…
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Wed Nov 1, 2017
kris answered:
The seller recieved the money from his payoff to his mortgages he still owed on the house we purchased and is now refusing to give back the money the title company gave him. Will this affect us the buyers when it's not our fault to begin with ? ... more
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Wed Oct 11, 2017
Viralce asked:
Hi,

I am a first time buyer and I am planning to buy a condo in Sharon MA because we cannot afford a independent house being on single salary.
My question : is it good to buy a condo…
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Wed Oct 4, 2017
Sara asked:
I'm in MA. My biggest concern is money not time.
How much is it to tear down the house and throw out the trash? Will it be more than 10k?
Do you know any construction companies…
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Mon Sep 25, 2017
Hyperchan3 asked:
I only last about 260-270K in my limit and if the house is 350k, do i need to fine 25% of 90k as a downpayment for the house or will VA give me full?
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Sat Aug 12, 2017
Steve Bracero answered:
Inspector's just is to list the facts.
If you don't like what you are buying... you go back to the seller with a list of repairs or what you would like fixed... After the inspection, is a second negotiation time- ... more
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Sat Aug 12, 2017
Steve Bracero answered:
There are hundreds on towns in Massachusetts!
Ideally, you want to pick a county- example: Worcester, Suffolk, Norfolk. etc, and Identify what you like in the area. What excites you about the town? ... more
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Sat Aug 12, 2017
Steve Bracero answered:
This is very broad! Ideally, you want to pick one zip code or area then decide if you want the numbers for one property type.

For example- 02115: Sales Price and PSQ for SFR's, Sales Price and PSQ for Condos, and Rental rates for 02115. ... more
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Thu Jul 6, 2017
Steve Bracero answered:
Congrats on being ready to purchase-
If you contact a lender they will pre approve you see what you can likely afford.
They will look at your credit, savings, income, debt to income ratio (they will see your current debt with student loans, and car payments).
Hopefully you find this helpful!
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Mon Jun 26, 2017
Kathy A Griglione answered:
175000 house if 20 percent down how much monthly payments
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Thu Apr 20, 2017
Wmason86 asked:
I am under contract for a slab ranch for 474k. The appraisal came in at 450k and the sq. ft. was 200 less than public record. I happened to get a copy of the survey from when he bought the…
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Thu Apr 6, 2017
Tonylosminas asked:
Like I have a good loan on the table for 2 or 3 family house. Most of the time I get outbid by big companies! !! Even when the house is worth $475,000 my offer was 500,000 still some 4…
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Tue Mar 28, 2017
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