Don't move here, then! I am a female that has lived in Roxbury for most of my life. There is crime in the neighborhood but I've never had an issue. Gentrification is sadly becoming a huge problem in this neighborhood. Yuppies from all over who have no understanding of the culture or respect for the people move here to drain the resources and push people who aren't scared of the neighborhood away. If you are coming to Roxbury and are afraid of the people you're going to be living around, do not move here. Trust me the community won't respond to your timid leeching.... more
St. James is a quiet residential street with a missionary church at the top of the hill. It's a short street that gives quiet space in the city. No crime is on this street and it has neighbors who care and watch out for each other.... more
I've been living here for the past five years and I have not gotten used to the noise. I live on the top of Eagle Hill and lately the air traffic has been non-stop. I'm a renter with a fantastic deal but am thinking of moving because the noise is stressing me out. I would NEVER buy a house here.... more
It Depends how close you want to be to the city. I highly recommend Newton, and Brookline if you want to be right outside the city. If you are comfortable with a little longer commute (30-45 minutes or so) I would suggest Sudbury, Wellesley, Wayland, Westin. Every town has a differs in average home values so depending on what you are comfortable spending the best options may vary. Please feel free to reach out anytime if you need more details!... more
Hey there! I would suggest you to try getting some answers from people who moved there recently or have experience with that in the past. One of the networks I always suggest is InterNations. Once you log in you can check out their forums. They also organize bunch of activities and events once you are there so you could meet a lot of people. Lot of international ones as well. You can check them out here: http://www.internations.org/boston-expats... more
Congrats on the upcoming move and baby! A couple of great places to look would be Arlington (can take Massachusetts Avenue into Cambridge); Belmont, Watertown, and Brookline. You should be able to get a nice 2 bedroom rental for $2k a month in those areas. Good luck with your search and move.
That's a difficult question to answer without knowing more specifics, such as what is the cost of the property you are buying; how much money are you putting down as a down payment or if you're paying cash; and what can the property be rented for. As an example:
You buy a property in Sharon for $500,000 and pay cash so you have no mortgage payment. The property can rent for $3,000 per month. Taxes on the property are $9,000 per year. You would receive a return on your investment (ROI) of 5.4%.
Now if you buy that same property in Sharon for $500,000 and only put 10% down ($50,000). Interest rates are 3.9% for a 30 year fixed. The property can still rent for $3,000 per month. Your mortgage payment is $2,122.51 per month. Taxes on the property are $9,000 per year. In this scenario, you would receive a return on your investment (ROI) of 3.1%.
As you can see the property price, taxes, rental amount, and whether you pay cash or finance can all make a difference on the return on your investment.
Please contact me if you have a specific property in mind and I would glad to help you determine if the numbers make sense for you.
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