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Thu Jun 1, 2017
Greer Swiston answered:
There is a standard feed from MLS unless you or your company has made specific arrangements to have a more direct feed into Trulia/zillow ... in which case, you would need your IT to check your API interface to make sure the correct fields are being matched up.

Another issue could be that you've recently changed to price and it hasn't propogated out yet, in which case you should check into what your particular lag time is supposed to be (usually no more than a day or two?
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Tue Mar 28, 2017
Louis Wolfson answered:
Depends on where in Newton and your expectations of quality. Figure around 400 - 600 including land.

Land costs around 750,000 - 2000000
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Fri Apr 25, 2014
Daniel Motti answered:
Dear Jhillsop.

Based on your current assets a construction loan might be the best option for you. As Dan Tabit mentioned, you will definitely need a Professional and Reputable General Contractor to help make the deal happen as they will be the one's cashing the money you will borrow. I'm an agent in the area and I also own a reputable remodeling company (not a construction company). Feel free to contact me and I can def. recommend you some lenders as professional and reputable builders to help you in this new adventure! GOOD LUCK! ... more
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Tue Mar 11, 2014
Michelle Lane answered:
I don't know if you all realize this, but this question is from 2009. Not sure how it got resurrected, but I am sure Francine has either bought a home here or given up by now!
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Tue Nov 12, 2013
Heath Coker answered:
I would use a local rental professional to save time and money and also to make sure you don't miss a great rental.

Drive around and meet people.
Ask those who live there.
Interview the school professionals, coaches, etc.

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Fri Aug 23, 2013
Anna Whang answered:
Hi Dana,

Depending on which part of Newton, 3 bedroom homes range from low 350K to million dollars.
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Sun Apr 29, 2012
Kyle Mckenna answered:
Thanks for your answers! I will email those who answered. Kyle
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Mon Mar 19, 2012 answered:
Clean/organize the home, repaint if needed, neutralize the style so it appeals to the masses, stage it with good furniture (lots of places rent furn), take great pictures and get the property in the MLS via an FSBO company. Also, make a landing page web site for your property with pictures, etc.

We have a great FSBO referral that has helped buyers sell their own properties all the way up to the milions.
Email us (or contact us direct through trulia) for the contact info:

Good luck!
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Fri Jun 3, 2011
Tom and Joanne Team answered:

The Banker and Tradesman is another great publication as is Best
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Wed Jun 30, 2010
Greer Swiston answered:
Did you get the information you were seeking?

The Newton Police Department can be reached at

The suggestion to walk the neighborhood and visit nearby shops and businesses is a good one, there are several wonderful coffeeshops nearby, the Country Desserts Bake Shop is right at the corner of River and Lexington St ... Auburndale Center and West Newton Center have a whole host of little shops and businesses that would really give you a good feel for the neighborhood.

Tough it is summer, you may wish to check out the two Elementary Schools which serve that neighborhood ... The Burr Elementary School and Franklin Elementary School. Whether you check the Newton Public Schools website or perhaps check the Massachusetts DOE website of School profiles

If I can be of any service, don't hesitate to contact me at or call (781) 304-1048
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