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Miron Yoffe, Renter in Waban, MA
Wed Aug 31, 2016
Miron Yoffe asked:
I found that my property listing was changed by Monte Kroner
7819297424. Here is the listing:

http://www.trulia.com/rental/3242854422-57-Warren-Rd-Waban-MA-02468?ecampaign=con_day_p…
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dearmschris, Home Buyer in San Diego, CA
Sun Jun 5, 2016
dearmschris asked:
We are looking at rentals in Newton. We are slightly familiar with the town but need some advice. We are looking for neighborhoods that we would be able to walk to a T, stores, restaurants,…
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Michelle Lane, Real Estate Pro in Newton, MA
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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Ken Badertsc…, Real Estate Pro in Dover, MA
Fri May 24, 2013
Ken Badertscher answered:
Do you have a specific home you're interested in viewing?

I would be happy to schedule some showings for you after we have an opportunity to chat about your specific needs.

Send me an email at Ken@RealtyByKen.com, or call me at 617-477-7556 and we can set something up!
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Scott Beard, Real Estate Pro in Newton, MA
Fri Jun 8, 2012
Scott Beard answered:
Hi, Here is a link to all of the single family homes in Upper Falls: http://www.rls2000.com/link/listing.asp?AgentID=204862&searchtype=&strstate=MA&txttown=Newton+Upper+Falls%3AMA&SF=SF&txtMinPrice=Min+Price&txtMaxPrice=Max+Price&txtstyle=&txtMinBeds=&txtMinBaths=&mingla=Min&maxgla=Max&key=Keywords+ie+Farm%2C+Handyman&add=&minmtb=&maxmtb=&txtnumber=&Search=Search.

Here is a link to all the single family homes in Waban: http://www.rls2000.com/link/listing.asp?AgentID=204862&searchtype=&strstate=MA&txttown=Waban%3AMA&SF=SF&txtMinPrice=Min+Price&txtMaxPrice=Max+Price&txtstyle=&txtMinBeds=&txtMinBaths=&mingla=Min&maxgla=Max&key=Keywords+ie+Farm%2C+Handyman&add=&minmtb=&maxmtb=&txtnumber=&Search=Search

As you see there are more single family homes for sale in Waban and for more money than Upper Falls. Upper Falls is also a bit more commercial in my opinion compared to Waban. I live in Waban and would be happy to answer any questions you may have, feel free to call 617-651-0081. Good Luck!
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Anna Glebova,  in Newton, MA
Mon May 9, 2011
Anna Glebova answered:
Cathy,
There's a logan express bus that goes to the airport from Natick/ Framingham MA (the stop is across from Shoppers' world), one way fare was $11 when I used it last year. So you'd need a friend to give you a ride from Waban to Shopper's world. Takes about 15 min.
Great option if you are traveling alone.

If you are going with the family, or there are several friends together, one could use JFK taxi service (based in Natick as well, but they serve metrowest), they will pick you up at your home, bring to the airport, and if you pay roundtrip they will come pick you up when you arrive, and you can arrange that in advance, (meaning, when your plane is arriving, they are already waiting for you, you don't have to call again). They have built in children car seats, and you can ask for a van if you have a lot of luggage.

One way $60, and roundtrip was 120 (but I had a coupon). Give them a call (508) 653-4500 ‎and see what they say. I see that yelp doesn't have great reviews, but I used them personally 6 times, and was always pleased - safe (yet fast) trip and nice driver. Maybe I lucked out :)
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Tean Wong, Real Estate Pro in Boston, MA
Fri Apr 15, 2011
Tean Wong answered:
It is not a big issue, you can easily find a spot, it might be a little harder if you go there in the late morning, but you should be able to find a spot.
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Greer Swiston, Real Estate Pro in Newton, MA
Wed Jun 30, 2010
Greer Swiston answered:
Did you get the information you were seeking?

The Newton Police Department can be reached at http://www.newtonpolice.com/

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 http://www.newton.k12.ma.us or perhaps check the Massachusetts DOE website of School profiles http://profiles.doe.mass.edu/profiles/general.aspx?topNavId=1&orgcode=02070000&orgtypecode=5&


If I can be of any service, don't hesitate to contact me at GreerHomes@gmail.com or call (781) 304-1048
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Rita Thieme,  in Upton, MA
Sat Sep 1, 2007
Rita Thieme answered:
Chris,
Get yourself a buyer's agent. That agent will be able to help you, especially in determining a fair selling price. Buyer's agents should review the property and complete a mini- market analysis to help determine where the property value is at the time you are making an offer.

As far as the flooding goes, you should ask that specific question of the seller. And ask them to put their response in writing. As a matter of course you should ask that the seller complete a "seller's description of property" which lists all kinds of information on their knowledge of their property. So it will tell you if they did any upgrades to the home, if they know of any problems, etc. In other words, anything that materially affects the value of the property.

Good luck,
Rita
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