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Mon Aug 1, 2016
John Schutt asked:
Trulia seems to have found the listing via Roomster, and in any case the room is no longer available. If possible, please remove this listing as soon as possible.

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Thu Jul 28, 2016
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Fri Jul 15, 2016
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Mon Jun 6, 2016
Lucky Nurrahmat answered:
If you can sublet the extra room, pls let me know. I'm looking for short term lease august to december 2016. Contact me at lucky.nurrahmat[at]
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Mon May 16, 2016
RBman answered:
Patty - I think it's very admirable that you're trying to sell without an agent. We tried ourselves in NYC and it was a disaster for several weeks. Then we found out about how to get on the RLS (version of MLS here in NYC) via an agent assisted FSBO listing and things improved quite a bit.

It sounds like you did some sort of flat fee MLS listing as well but are still getting harassed by agents. In NYC it's quite a bit better because REBNY (real estate board of new york) is quite strict about solicitation by agents of other agents' exclusive listings. I've included a link to a good fsbo tips article from the guys at Hauseit which is a fsbo website I used in NYC. The fsbo tips should still be pretty applicable for you. Good luck!
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Tue May 10, 2016
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Mon Mar 21, 2016
Adams.miscellany asked:
The owner of the condo I rent has decided to sell, and he offered to sell it to us directly for 25% over its estimated value. I declined, but now find that he has listed it for 15% over…
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Tue Feb 16, 2016
Scott Godzyk answered:
It may be a question for your HOA manager or a lawyer. You would have to review your deed and HOA rules to see what is or is not deeded. If it is an emergency stairway, it should not be used for daily use. Usualy a porch is limited common use and not fully deeded, which is why a lawyer should see how your deed is written and what you can do about it if it is. ... more
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Fri Feb 5, 2016
Kathy Burgreen answered:
The decision depends on what you can afford. Will you be paying 100% cash or will you need a mortgage. If you need financing, the lender will verify your finances and determine how much of a mortgage they will commit to. Then you will need to find a home within your budget. ... more
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Tue Jan 26, 2016
Legra001 answered:
My father owned four duplexes on a street here in San Diego that was built as a street full of duplexes next to a neighborhood of houses. Over the past 50 years I have seen numerous conversions. They all started out as 2 bedroom 1 bath units approximately 806 sq. ft. each side with one water meter, two gas and two electric meters.
I have seen three bedroom, one bath and one bedroom one bath. Single mom with three kids split her duplex and rented out the single side to a single male. Several 1600 sq.ft. 4 bedroom 2 kitchens, two baths where all they did was cut the wall connecting the joint units, this one my father bought and just put up new dry wall, taped and painted separated them back into two units. and another duplex where the person tor down the center divide wall and put a huge fireplace in the middle between the two units, too much work. So my suggestion is to make sure it will be a simple conversion, single wall, have a carpenter throw up the two x 4's drywall it and paint it. But if there was massive changes to support walls, it might turn into an expensive project that justify the outcome.
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Thu Jan 7, 2016
Louis Wolfson answered:
Lisa, I see you are either looking or selling in Cambridge. Depends on location within Cambridge, size of the home, whether it can be converted to multi units, parking, etc. I suggest you contact an agent or two to get their sense on what you can expect. If it is Priced it to sell it will get multi offers well above that price until it reaches an equilibrium. . ... more
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Thu Nov 5, 2015
Doug McNeilly answered:
Not that important. An assessment is the value placed on a property by the town by the Assessor's Office for the purpose of determining the property tax due. Recent sales are a much much better indication of value. I have seen assessment be off by $100,000 plus either way. ... more
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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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Sat Jul 4, 2015
Nitin asked:
I am Nitin Rathee from inida, would be moving to boston on 1st Sep.
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Thu Jun 25, 2015
Adrien Washington answered:
That will be very difficult. Rents in this part of Cambridge are quite a bit higher than that, and are going up because of new office buildings creating even more demand for high-end apartments. You may be able to find a studio in the $1300 to $1500 range "near MIT" and the farther away you go the easier it will be. If you find something in Boston on the Number 1 bus line, that bus goes right to MIT. Somerville is only a few minutes away by car, but it can be awkward to get back and forth from MIT to Somerville by bus. ... more
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Fri May 15, 2015
Murphy Team answered:
Yes, waterproofing with a written transferrable guarantee is a good investment. Water creates moisture and possible mold issues that are eliminated with these systems.
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