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Home Buying in Charlestown : Real Estate Advice

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Wed Dec 3, 2014
Jannelle Richardson answered:
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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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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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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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