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Wed Dec 3, 2014
Jannelle Richardson answered:
My company offers a list of off-market homes in our weekly newsletter. Please feel free to sign up for more information here on our website - http://jannelle.livecharlesgate.com
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Wed Nov 12, 2014
Key Realty Group answered:
That definitely depends on the location. I can say that most parking spots will rent for $200-300 per month in Charlestown so, I guess you could reverse engineer that. But, there are many factors that play into value. ... more
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Thu May 8, 2014
Leo B answered:
First your deck must be up to code - especially railing height. Go to building inspector's office on Mass ave - i dealt with them a couple of times, and they seemed friendly and easy to work with.

Another thing is that your deck should not exceed snow load (decks are heavy). And consider that your rubber roof (I presume) may need a repair.

Here is much info about roof decks: http://www.coolflatroof.com/flat-roof-decks.php
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Fri Feb 28, 2014
Nancy Kueny answered:
Southie and Charlestown are very different. The population of Charlestown is less than half that of South Boston. Charlestown is about a mile square, so much smaller. Both are contiguous to downtown Boston with Charlestown to the North. Southie has a more vibrant restaurant scene, but Charlestown has a much tighter neighborhood feel, and you are never far from services and restaurants. I have been an agent for 20+ years, and I live in Charlestown, so I am a little bit partial, but I think it depends on the 'vibe' that you are looking for. Charlestown is a mix of young couples with kids and young professionals, as well long time residents and has become a spot where familiesdecide to 'stay' in the City.

Nancy Kueny
Nancy.Kueny@SothebysRealty.com
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Sun Jan 19, 2014
Al Mckenzie answered:
Hello i can help you out. I am an agent. Call me at 857-312-1319 so i can help you with all of your requirements. Thank you.
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Sun Sep 15, 2013
John Becker answered:
The saying " location, location, location" still holds true today. You can always find homes that are more renovated, but the price may be prohibitive for your first location. Likewise, you can do renovations to your own tastes gradually. But a location that is either popular or perfect for you is the priority. I recommend trying to get the best kitchen in the location you like. If you can't, and don't want to renovate, move to a neighboring community that you are comfortable with to find the newer kitchen and bath. Also, when thinking about renovating the kitchen, pay particular attention to the layout. A kitchen that you don't have to chance structurally will save you a great deal of money. Swapping out cabinets, appliances, flooring, tile, counter tops and paint can be done reasonably and in steps. ... more
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Fri Jun 14, 2013
Jay Karuna ratne answered:
Couple of options: Sullivan Sq and Bunker Hill on Orange line. Also Bus 93 goes from Sullivan station via Navy yard.
There’s a free shuttle from Navy yard MGH to downtown Boston. Also water taxi from Navy yard to Aquarium that cost just $1.75. ... more
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Wed Feb 27, 2013
Mario Pavli answered:
Hi Michelle,

The green line (B Line) it is the slowest line ever. The other green line C, D & E are fine so not all green line are bad.

Best Of Luck
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Sat Dec 15, 2012
Rhonda Romeo answered:
Dear Possible Renter,

If you are local, I recommend visiting the local police precinct or visiting this web site:


http://www.neighborhoodscout.com/

Real Estate Professionals are barred from directly commenting on crime rates in specific areas because it is considered 'steering' consumers away from neighborhoods.

Let me know if this information is useful and if you want further information or access to rental properties in Charlestown.

Thanks, Rhonda
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Fri Jul 24, 2009
Ken Lambert answered:
Hello Suz- Some interesting thoughts here. I assume that this deal on this new home is a fantastic deal that you cannot find anywhere else in the area? That would be the only reason to truly get involved and close such a deal.
If it is such a great deal, I'd highly recommend you speak with a RE attorney soon to represent your interest. I know of a few that we do some business with. They would speak with you for a free consultation, but then of course there would be fees if they helped draft or review any agreements or deeds, etc.
You don't want to get burned. I like the guy from California's answer, but as he said - he is not an attorney, and also he does not specifically know Mass. state law.
If you need any further help, please contact me. Thanks and good luck,

Ken L.
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Tue Feb 17, 2009
Emily Erekuff answered:
Hi Gina,

Upon further investigation we've found that we do actually include this listing within our search results. Check out the link below to review our display.

~Emily
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Tue May 27, 2008
Key Realty Group answered:
Boston has become a very competitive market. As a result, many of the surrounding neighborhoods' prices have started to rise. Owning will be more beneficial for you in the long run so, just establish how far you're willing to go out and look at all of your options. You may find that being just a couple of towns out of Boston that may still be connected on the T allows you to get the home you were looking for all within your budget. ... more
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