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Fri Apr 21, 2017
Sarah R answered:
It is no more dangerous than any other part of Cambridge, especially with all the gentrification going on.
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Tue May 10, 2016
12warecambridge asked:
Fri Aug 21, 2015
Nathan Lipsi answered:
What is the interest rate? Has the rate remained the same for the past 20 years?
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Tue Mar 10, 2015
cmarie answered:
I lived on that corner about 5 years ago and felt safe, though I was a little sketched out by the park on Columbia closer to Mass Ave (minor drug dealings, mostly at night). You can get crime stats on the city of cambridge's website. ... more
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Tue Feb 24, 2015
Mary Ducharme asked:
This question was asked from http://www.trulia.com/rental/3171936144-Apt-Condo-Twnhm-Cambridge-MA-02138
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Mon Jul 21, 2014
Kristina Listapad answered:
Hello, it's a pleasure for me to answer your question.
This area you are talking about is very walkable. The Red line train station is 0,3 miles from it right on the crossroads of MAss Ave and Somerville Ave.
You can see a report here about North Cambridge. If you are looking some rentals or homes to buy I'd love to assist you in your search.
PLease see below a walkability report on this area:
http://www.walkscore.com/score/cogswell-ave-cambridge-ma-02140

Hope my answer helped you.
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Thu Aug 8, 2013
Roger Martin answered:
Some might have asked the same question of the "Big Dig", but I don't think many would question if property values increased following its completion. Well paved streets and well built sidewalks come at a cost both financial and intrinsic, however in the end I think its an investment that pays off. ... more
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Mon Jun 17, 2013
Ron Thomas answered:
Like the man said:
How do you get to Carnegie Hall?
Practice, prictice, practice!
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Tue May 7, 2013
Marius Gallitano answered:
As a realtor we have to abide by the realtor code of ethics. One section of this code is that we are not allowed to discuss the safety of any location. My suggestion would be to call the Cambridge police department and ask them about safety. You can also go online to review the police reports on specific areas in Cambridge.

Sorry I could not be of more help.
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Sat Mar 23, 2013
Christine Moran Realtor & Notary answered:
Craigie Street Bistrot

5 Craigie Circle
Cambridge, MA 02138





Craigie Street Bistro

5 Craigie Circle
Cambridge, MA 02138





Armando's Pizza

163 Huron Ave
Cambridge, MA 02138





Trattoria Pulcinella

147 Huron Ave
Cambridge, MA 02138





Pulcinella Trattoria

147 Huron Avenue
Cambridge, MA 02138





Butterfish an American Bistro

36 Ash St #201
Cambridge, MA 02138





Three Aces Pizza Inc

1613 Massachusetts Avenue
Cambridge, MA 02138





Chez Henri

1 Shepard St
Cambridge, MA 02138





Harvest

44 Brattle Street (on the walkway)
Cambridge, MA 02138





Cafe of India

52 Brattle St
Cambridge, MA 02138





Real Estate Cafe

260 Concord Avenue
Cambridge, MA 02138





Cambridge Common

1667 Massachusetts Ave
Cambridge, MA 02138





Lizard Lounge

1667 Massachusetts Ave
Cambridge, MA 02138





Lizard Lounge

1667 Massachusetts Avenue
Cambridge, MA 02138





West Side Lounge

1680 Massachusetts Avenue
Cambridge, MA 02138





Temple Bar

1688 Massachusetts Avenue
Cambridge, MA 02138





Forest Cafe

1682 Massachusetts Avenue
Cambridge, MA 02138





Harvest

44 Brattle St
Cambridge, MA 02138





Lee's Restaurant

61 Church St
Cambridge, MA 02138





Lucky Garden Restaurant

282 Concord Ave
Cambridge, MA 02138





Brew Moon Restaurant Microbrew

50 Church St
Cambridge, MA 02138





Fire & Ice

50 Church St
Cambridge, MA 02138





Algiers Coffee House

40 Brattle Street
Cambridge, MA 02138





Casablanca

40 Brattle St.
Cambridge, MA 02138





Grafton Street

1688 Massachusetts Ave
Cambridge, MA 02138





Border Cafe

32 Church St
Cambridge, MA 02138
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Wed Nov 7, 2012
Territory.com answered:
That property is no longer on the market.

Here is everything available in Cambridge:

http://www.territory.com/search?search_string=CAMBRIDGE&min_price=&max_price=&min_beds=&max_beds=&include_under_agreement=0&include_lender_owned=0&include_short_sale=0&property_type[]=SF&property_type[]=CC

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Wed May 23, 2012
Jamina answered:
Hi Eric,
Anyone can buy property in the US. For internationals, cash is best.
There are fees associated with your purchase. Typically there are condo fees to maintain your investment and these vary depending on the amenities or what the homeowner;s association has decided they want to cover. They can cover the ocncierge, hot water, heat, snow removal as examples.

In addition, there are property taxes and these vary depending on the square footage and area you are buying. Property taxes help the community you are living in. A portion goes to the local schools, streets etc.

In Cambridge, the rental market is very expensive so it may be best to own instead or rent and not having anything to show. When you leave you can continue to rent it out or sell it so you have not lost money.

I can send you last years market report and 2012 Q1 market report so you can see the average price and locations.

Please send me youe email and I can send them to you. I can be reached at jamina@bushari.com.

Hope this helps!
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Wed Jan 20, 2010
Alyssa Kitchen answered:
37 Lancaster street in Cambridge has been on the market for 14 days at 4,900,000. Here is the MLS# 71015688 enter that into a google page and it will show up on trulia, zillow, or any other real estate website. Or you can just enter the address and the same thing will happen. That is likely the easiest way to track the home but I can tell you that homes in that price point seem to stay on for quite a bit in this market! ... more
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Wed Jan 13, 2010
Don Tepper answered:
While the other answers are correct, I'd just like to point out that there are sometimes legitimate reasons for making inquiries regarding religion or religious issues. For example, some religions forbid work--including the operating of machinery--on the Sabbath. That includes driving automobiles. For that reason, some members of certain religious denominations ask for or require a home within walking distance of a house of worship. (And now the spectre of Americans with Disabilities Act appears; agents aren't supposed to say "walk to the bus" or "3 block walk to school" in deference to those unable to walk. So we say "close to bus stop" or "close to school.")

Some religious have strict dietary laws. While it's always possible to go across town to stores and restaurants that observe those dietary laws, it may be more convenient to live relatively close to them. And while an agent can't get into the religous or ethnic makeup of a community, it's acceptable if the client requests a search of homes within a specific radius of a defined point.

More generally, though, if religious affiliation is important (in a positive way), visit some houses of worship for whatever faith you're interested in. People often attend services relatively close to where they live.

Hope that helps.
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Mon Jun 15, 2009
Patty answered:
Yes, I just spoke with a real estate attorney. Seems like having a plot plan with it indicated on it does mean that it is for our exclusive use and that we can build a deck or something like that on it. Of course, the final deck design has to be still approved by the rest of the condo so that it does work with the rest of the building look. ... more
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Tue Mar 11, 2008
Territory.com answered:
Mon Aug 27, 2007
Jon Ernest answered:
That's a very broad question. I guess I don't even know where to start answering it.... Are you trying to find out information on a specific multi-family conversion? Are you asking about the process you need to go through to legally convert a multi family? I am converting a Cambridge Multifamily right now, and would be happy to help you out. Please specify or feel free to contact me directly jon@spotlightre.com I'd be happy to answer whatever I can. ... more
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