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Home Buying in Jamaica Plain : Real Estate Advice

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Sat Dec 27, 2014
James Furlong answered:
When you include heating and cooling the condo fee has to go up, but don't forget that you are no loger paying them out of your own pocket. If there are other amenities provided, then it will show up in your condo fee - a concierge, security, garage parking etc. You don't usually see those services in JP. The condo association may be focused on building up a reserve, which is always a good thing for the property and the owners. ... more
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Sat Dec 27, 2014
James Furlong answered:
Yes, they are often restrictions as regards the resale. The purpose of these programs is to help people to become home-owners but also to keep properties affordable. It is a great way to find your home but may not be the best way to "make a killing in real estate". ... more
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Thu Jul 10, 2014
Ron Danklefs answered:
The only way to know if you are overpaying is to ascertain the current value of the property, which can only be arrived at by looking at what similar properties in the immediate area have sold for in the past six months or so. This is more involved than looking at the MLS though; you would need to have a professional evaluate the other properties that have sold and compare them (to the best of their ability) to the one you are interested in. This is as much as an art as a science, however it is a very valuable art! A good Buyer's agent can save a buyer many thousands of dollars both by providing evidence culled from other sales with the initial offer justifying whatever price is being offered, and by (sometimes, not always) negotiating even further after the inspection using their experience with many transactions and the evidence provided on the inspection report. ... more
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Tue Jul 1, 2014
Ron Danklefs answered:
From Plainfield Street the Forest Hills Station of the Orange line is closest. The Green Street station is also nearby but not quite as close (about a ten minute walk)
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Tue Jan 12, 2010
Elizabeth Herbert answered:
I'm a member of the International Real Estate Federation and a licensed Realtor in MA.

if you still need assistance, please contact me at
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