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Bamboopo, Home Buyer in Boston, MA
Wed Aug 31, 2016
Bamboopo answered:
Cost of a home is 179,000 with 20% down, how much would be my mortgage per month?
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Denise, Home Buyer in Roslindale, MA
Fri Dec 18, 2015
Denise asked:
Travis Barfi…, Real Estate Pro in Boston, MA
Wed Apr 8, 2015
Travis Barfield answered:
Every neighborhood of Boston and property is different. Some properties return under 4% while some neighborhoods are around 8%. With that said South Boston is typically between 5-6% with anticipation of appreciation in the near future. ... more
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Melanie Yeat…, Renter in Boston, MA
Wed Feb 18, 2015
Melanie Yeaton asked:
This question was asked from http://www.trulia.com/rental-community/9000068073/The-Homes-at-Old-Colony-25-James-Oneill-St-Boston-MA-02127/
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Endre Barath, Real Estate Pro in Beverly Hills, CA
Thu Mar 6, 2014
Endre Barath answered:
Any time some one wants to sell they should have the right information, if you do not want to spend a few hundred dollars for an independent appraiser then at the minimum get a couple of knowledgeable Realtors to give you a fair market value. Then at least the decision what to sell it for becomes from a position of strength.

Endre Barath, Jr.
Berkshire Hathaway
Beverly Hills, CA

homes@endrebarath.com
310.486.1002(m)
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Jean-Leon Ma…, Real Estate Pro in Tempe, AZ
Wed Jan 29, 2014
Jean-Leon Magnotto answered:
Trulia now has a crime map that is in Beta testing here: http://www.trulia.com/crime/ .Good luck !
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Julie Joyce, Real Estate Pro in Dorchester, MA
Sun Nov 24, 2013
Julie Joyce answered:
You can walk to Foodies & Stop & Shop :)
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Julie Joyce, Real Estate Pro in Dorchester, MA
Sun Nov 24, 2013
Julie Joyce answered:
Hey there,

Not to be biased, but Dorchester is becoming more & more desirable by the day. Not only are we on the water but we're super green, have lots more parking than many other areas & the Dot is commuter friendly.

Julie Joyce, Realtor
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djliney, Home Buyer in Arlington, MA
Sun Nov 24, 2013
djliney answered:
East side is the place you want to live. The area is residential but very close to shops, bars and restaurants. East of L street is the best area. I had lived there for 20+ years..
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djliney, Home Buyer in Arlington, MA
Sun Nov 24, 2013
djliney answered:
The west side is far more industrial and has a higher crime rate. The east side is residential, nearer the ocean and just a better place to live. ( I live there now)
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alphonso.pin…, Renter in Boston, MA
Sun Aug 11, 2013
alphonso.pinckney6@gmail.com asked:
Jeff and Kaye…, Real Estate Pro in Colorado Springs, CO
Fri Apr 12, 2013
Jeff and Kaye Piggot answered:
My advice starts before you actually put it on the market. When the property hits the market it needs to be presented the absolute best way it can. I have a professional stager meet with my clients for 2 hours and give them a written plan of what they need to do to have their home "showing" ready. Then I have a professional photographer take pictures of the property. I never enter a lisitng into the multiple listing service without multiple pictures and an appealing property description. This way the first time it is seen by agents and buyers it looks as good as it possibly can which generates showings. We all know that you have to have showings to sell! ... more
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Redsongia, Home Buyer in Boston, MA
Sun Mar 24, 2013
Redsongia answered:
South Boston and the South End are two different, but adjacent neighborhoods. Both are highly desirable neighborhoods, but they are both city neighborhoods. The bus is a good option, however, and a taxi is probably only 12-15 dollars in an emergency. Because Boston is a "walking" neighborhood, one street a mile long can be vastly different. While the map shows South Boston as a very close walk to the BMC, you should know that the transitional strip of land, the railroad tracks and freeway over passes are NOT safe places to walk. That said, 1/2 a mile a way into either South End or South Boston, you have nothing to worry about as long as you are reasonably alert and understand that you are living in a big city. There are a number of car break ins, some vandalism, occasional muggings, even in good neighborhoods. Be vigilant, and don't park expensive cars on the street! ... more
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Muffinman, Home Buyer in Brooklyn, NY
Mon Feb 25, 2013
Muffinman answered:
Hi! I thought this was really helpful too: http://www.trulia.com/real_estate/Boston-Massachusetts/crime/
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Vincent Murp…, Real Estate Pro in Boston, MA
Sun Jul 22, 2012
Vincent Murphy answered:
Jaguar RE www.jaguarRE.Com South Boston I Know - You best contact before purchasing not too many brokers in the area that have the experience of 25 years- in Boston RE market Yes - people drop 500k like there buying a car - Thanks will be glad to help ... more
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Alan May, Real Estate Pro in Evanston, IL
Sat Jan 22, 2011
Alan May answered:
Below is a link to a list of all the zip cars in Boston. That should help.
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Jan Crosby,  in West Roxbury, Boston,...
Wed Dec 1, 2010
Jan Crosby answered:
Heather,
If you cannot find your property for in the Suffolk County Registry of Deeds site under regular deeds, Look in the certified land section. If on line searches fail go the the court house on New Chardon Street near Haymarket. The staff will direct you to the place to find your plot plan.

Jan Crosby
RE/MAX First Realty
617-699-1668
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Ken Lambert,  in Exeter, NH
Sun Nov 8, 2009
Ken Lambert answered:
Hello- You should try the Bug Guy, 781-572-8489. Very reasonable with price, etc. And flexible.

Thanks, and good luck,

Ken L.
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