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Home Buying in South Boston : Real Estate Advice

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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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Fri Dec 18, 2015
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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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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
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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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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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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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Tue Aug 12, 2008
Michael Lefebvre answered:
As an appraiser, I have appraised TONS of condos which were part of a 3-unit complex (multi-family conversions in the city...JP, Dorchester, etc...). In this case each of the 3 owners owned 33.3% of the project. With an explanation in the addendum, this has never been an issue with any underwriter. The appraiser just has to explain that "this type of condominium project (3 units) is typical for the area, and not considered adverse to marketability" is usually the verbiage I use. Shouldn't be an issue. ... more
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Thu Jun 12, 2008
Chris Head answered:
Sump pumps are common in a number of towns south of Boston. Currently in Hanover and Norwell there are 180 single family listings in the MLS. 29 of these listings indicate that they have a sump pump.

There are 30 Single Family MLS listings in South Boston, and none of them indicate that they have a sump pump.

Good luck,

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