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Rental Basics in Massachusetts : Real Estate Advice

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Mon Jan 23, 2017
Allpointsproperties answered:
Hi Mindy,
The rental property I listed at the Brook House, in Brookline, is a high rise condominium building. Each "apartment" is owned by a separate individual as a "condominium". Each owner BUYS their individual unit.

An apartment building is usually one in which you have one landlord, or entity, that owns the entire property ie. owns the whole building and all the apartments. The people living in each apartment are all renters who all pay rent to one landlord. None of them (renters) can own their own single apartment in the building.

In a condo building such as the Brook House, each individual owner may live in their own unit. Or they may decide to rent their condo apartment to a tenant.

Such is the case with the two bedroom, two bathroom condominium that I posted for rent. The owner purchased the single unit, and the tenant will pay rent to him as their landlord for that particular unit. The next door neighbor may live in the unit they bought, and therefore that condominium will be " owner-occupied" and not a rental.

It might be easier if you gave me a call to further answer your question about townhouses and communites. The definitions have nuances that differ in various locations.

Please let me know if I can help you further.

Jacqui K.
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Sun Dec 18, 2016
Rachel T asked:
I sold my house closig is 12/30/2016 - I need a place asap...Price for 1 Br $700 to $850. 2Br $850.- $950.00 with Heat and HW We are neat, quiet and clean! Thank you for helping!
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Sun Nov 6, 2016
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Wed Nov 2, 2016
Christine.woods32 answered:
I have been trying to do it too. Unfortunately, you don't have such possibility. You need to post a property on Zillow and only then it will appear on Trulia.
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Tue Sep 20, 2016
Lori Nalbandian asked:
If client signs lease and picks up keys for unit and then decides not to move in are they still responsible to pay realtor fee?
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Fri Aug 19, 2016
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Thu Aug 11, 2016
June Buerkle answered:
What is your tax rate in MA?

In some areas of the country they have jacked property taxes so high that when you divide it by 12 it requires a high $ rent minimum just to cover taxes. This makes even the cardboard box apartments expensive. ... more
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Thu Jul 28, 2016
Angelica P answered:

Rental prices that are displayed on rental listings are for monthly periods.

For future reference, you can feel free to contact us about this type of inquiry through our contact form here:

Thank you for using Trulia!

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Fri Jun 24, 2016
Bostoncommercial answered:
It would not be the agent who cashed your deposit check, it would be the landlord you wrote it out to.. My guess is what your referring to is the broker fee (in Boston and surrounding areas the renter pays the broker fee) .. The first/last, securuity deposit checks should accompany the signing of the lease.. ... more
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Sun May 22, 2016
Judith Cole asked:
I was quoted a rental amount and no mention of the HOA fee. The rental agency did not return my calls and then tried to evict me because I did not pay the fees which I was not required to…
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Fri Mar 4, 2016
Madhusathya asked:
Hi, I'm a single mom, planning to rent a house with my 7 year old son in Massachusetts. Can i rent a 1 bed bath house as it's only me and my son?
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Wed Feb 24, 2016
Rich answered:
whatever rental agreement you currently have is what the new owner buys. The sale of the property does not change your agreement.
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Wed Feb 17, 2016
Jenifersoflous answered:
Hi Danielle,

I hope you have relocated to Boston Successfully, but i would like to answer question.
Of course i recommend you to hire an Real Estate Agent who can helping you to find, negotiate and do paperwork legally. It's very important to do paper works properly.

Major thing is you will be benefited with His/Her Negotiation Skills. You can save your money and can go under budget.

If you like to check about them more use this list of top realtors in Boston
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