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Thu Jun 23, 2016
Lwassermansivan asked:
Thu Nov 20, 2014
Jannelle Richardson answered:
Hi, Apartments in the South are generally spacious and pet friendly. Do you have a pet? Feel free to reach out to me if you would like me to conduct a search for you. My email is jrichadson(at)charlesgaterealty.com ... more
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Thu Apr 10, 2014
Megan Springsteen asked:
This question was asked from http://www.trulia.com/rental/3019676583-Apartment-Boston-MA-02118
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Tue Apr 8, 2014
Kevin Vitali answered:
Yes in general it will be a trend. When the real estate markets trend up or down so will assessed value to a certain point. But do not confuse assessed value with the fair market value of your home. The two values have different purposes. ... more
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Sat Mar 29, 2014
CH Naamad answered:
The link leads to an ad about a parking space at The Lofts on Fay St in the South End. Your title mentions MIT. These location are far apart from each other.
COuld you please be more specific about what you are looking for?
Best of luck,
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Fri Mar 14, 2014
answered:
Hi Chaitra,

If you're looking in Brighton your condo fees will be in the $250-$450 range in most cases. If you look in the $425K range your taxes will be around $400/mo give or take. Depending on credit score even a 5% down payment could put you under $3,000. We even offer 3% down programs that will likely have your payment below $3,000. Feel free to give me a call if you have any questions, my office is located on E Broadway in South Boston so I know the local market very well. I hope this helps! ... more
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Fri Mar 7, 2014
Territory.com answered:
1387 Washington St, Unit 502, Boston, MA 02118-2059 sold on 6/14/2013 for $715,000. 2bed/2 bath 1064 square ft. $671/ square ft in just 5 days. Listed for $689,000

http://territory.com/mlspin/71502335/1387-washington-st-boston-ma-02118


Good luck!
Any other questions feel free to reach out.

Territory Real Estate
Boston's Destination for Home Buyer's
617 848 5407 ext 702
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Thu Nov 7, 2013
Mario Pavli answered:
We cannot comment of safety in any neighborhood. My recommendation is to walk around and see how you feel.

Best Of Luck.
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Sun Aug 11, 2013
CH Naamad answered:
Please contact the listing agent for the specs on this unit.
Best of luck,
C.H. Naamad
BLR
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Sun Aug 11, 2013
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Tue Aug 6, 2013
Sarah Goulart Nathe answered:
The South End of Boston is one of the more highly desired areas to live, so yes, in my opinion it is a great place for renting. It does however depend on your wants and needs. I love the South End for its proximity to downtown, restaurants and bars, and beautiful views from some of the rooftop decks.

Happy House Hunting!
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Fri May 17, 2013
Jessica Mcclusky answered:
Sadhana is good but expensive. They have a cheapish ($30 I think) one month trial membership option which is excellent in my opinion. There is also the South End Fitness Center, which is reasonably priced as well and is a typical gym with weights, machines, pool, etc. ... more
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Tue Mar 19, 2013
Angela Guo answered:
Danielle is absolutely right but each state as it's own laws and regulations, as with all legal matters it is best to consult an experienced real estate attorney.
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Mon Feb 18, 2013
Thaddeus Kuznicki answered:
Mr. Coker is quite correct, having a buyers agent at you disposal is always important.
Besides the fact that you will have someone working for you, you will also be able to have that person
handle the scheduling and contacting of owners/agents for you.
This will undoubtedly make you experience better, especially if you are patient and plan on seeing as many properties as possible.

Best of Luck,

Thaddeus Kuznicki
Boston Luxe Real Estate
617.777.3649
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Thu Jan 24, 2013
Sarah Barrows answered:
I'm a Real Estate agent in NY where Dual Agency is still practiced regularly. I have been an agent for Both seller and buyer quite a few times. It comes down to your relationship with that agent, do you trust them? As an agent on both side we are a bit more limited as to what we can say and do, but we are still there to help and guide you as we can. It requires a bit more due diligence on your part, put the benefits usually outweigh any issues. Have an open conversation with that agent, ask them to explain to you what they can and cannot do as a dual agent, get all the facts, and then make your choice! ... more
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Mon Jan 7, 2013
Rafael Hernandez answered:
Trulia has an option that shows crime rate. But your best bet is to walk to the nearest police station and get the information directly from them.
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Mon Nov 23, 2009
Boston155 answered:
Try http://www.southendapartment.com ... seems to have a good variety
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Mon Jun 29, 2009
Janet Sterman answered:
Are you already approved with the lender who currently holds title to the condo at this time? Have you used the mortgage lender who you pre-approved you before. Are you confident they are reputable and can get the job done?
Upfront points usually 'buydown' the interest rate on your fixed or start rate. These are tax deductible on a home purchase.
As Andrews said, Fannie Mae/Freddie Mac both have a mandatory loan level adjustment on condos with a LTV equal to or under 75% of 0.75 point. If you don't pay for it in upfront dollars at closing the additional cost is folded into your rate (0.25 to 0.50 higher interest rate).
If this condo is not a 2-4 family or conversion, I have a great program which allows you to finance 85% (CLTV) of the purchase price by obtaining a first mortgage of 75% and a 2nd mortgage (Home Equity Line) of 10% of the purchase price. By doing this you won't have to pay points on a condo purchase with an LTV over or equal to 75. Your credit must be excellent (FICO score 720 or above, no exceptions).
If you bought the condo at auction, my guess is the condo it will appraise high enough to get a loan, since it is likely your accepted offer is at market value or below.
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