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Tue May 17, 2016
Lonnie Bailey answered:
As a first time buyer I just ran into a problem because my agent couldn't be there for the inspection, and the inspection ended up being incomplete. Now we have a situation where we have to get another inspection because the agent was not on site to contact the the sellers agent to ensure we had access to all areas of the home. My agent recommended this inspector, and now I feel they are responsible for not being there and recommending someone that didn't stick around and wait for access to this one area of the home because the agent wasn't there. I don't think this would have been a problem if my agent as there. ... more
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Thu May 12, 2016
Alex asked:
I'm looking for a 2 BR rental in the Watertown/Belmont/West Cambridge area, with a target move-in date for August 1 or 15. When is the best time to start contacting agents about looking?…
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Wed Oct 14, 2015
Doug McNeilly answered:
The market in Watertown is very active at the moment, but location and condition still very much matter. Over the past 5 years the median sales price for a single family home increase in value from $432,500 to $588,250. The average sales price increased from $465,676 to $609,769. ... more
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Sun Jun 14, 2015
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Tue Jul 22, 2014
Michael Savas answered:
Hi Ninad, I would be happy to help answer any questions that you might have about homes near St patricks Cemetery. You might be interested to know that there have been a number of recent sales and new construction recently in that neighborhood that I would be more than happy to review and share with you. Feel free to email me at
Best, Mike
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Fri Apr 18, 2014
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Sun Feb 9, 2014
John Reeves answered:
Please check if these really allowed smoking: ... more
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Thu Feb 6, 2014
John Stewart answered:
I am currently dealing with two bedroom condos in Watertown that are in the mid 300's. It could be a little more than 400 but I would love the chance to work for you at finding something. ... more
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Thu Jan 16, 2014
Al Mckenzie answered:
Hello i can assist you with your relocation. Call me at 857-312-1319. Centurion Realty.
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Sat Nov 23, 2013
Heath Coker answered:
I would use a local rental professional to save time and money and also to make sure you don't miss a great rental.

(Please note: when you choose an answer as a Best Answer, or at least give a thumbs up, it helps those who answer questions here.) ... more
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Mon Sep 30, 2013
truth lea answered:
it must be nice to have a section 8 voucher. How do I get one of those? Maybe you should get a job?
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Mon Jul 29, 2013
Martha Sesin answered:
Hi Mark, there are a few nice options for seniors in the area. Having received the Community Spirit Award in Watertown and being a local resident, I'm more than happy to share the info. With you along with some free, fun programs that are available to you. Please feel free to contact me. ... more
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Sun Jun 2, 2013
naz.firouzbakht answered:
I think the Repton Place condos where over priced when they first came on the market and the buyers still can not recover. However those who are selling right now seem to be more reasonable and there could be a room for negotiation. I think if you are looking to buy to spend the money on mortgage payment rather than rent, it is a good idea specially if you have a car. There are couple of other new developments on Pleasant Street which are available for rent right now, but in couple of years the developer will convert the apartments to condos and sell them for high price. You should purchase your condo at Repton Place before that to make a good profit, because the sold price of those condos will increase the prices at Repton Place.

Since there are individual unit owners who put their apartments on the market for rent, you see unreasonable pricing for studios and one bedrooms, both for the same price ($1600/month).
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Fri Dec 21, 2012
Jon Nichols answered:
One of the most difficult things about this business is that we are dealing with all new players every time we enter into a new transaction. In other business, you may have a vendor or a client that you get to know the way they react to a negotiation. A good broker can use his or her vast experience to try to make the best educated decision on how to advise a client in the negation process. Hopefully things work out well more often than not. You never know which buyer will be the best candidate. All you can do is use your knowledge and intuition. It sounds like the sellers brokers should have chosen you, but for some reason they did not. Do you have a good buyers broker? If so, why aren't they selling you better to the listing broker? Are you really presenting yourself in the best light that you can? Sometimes it is small things that can mean a lot to a seller. Not always your offer price. Also, If you are serious about buying, you may need to accept that some sellers are not willing to fix a long list of items after inspection. Best of luck to you on your search. Don't give up. It will happen! ... more
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Fri Dec 21, 2012
Jon Nichols answered:
The data for the last six months is below:
Condominium Listings: 120 Avg. Liv.Area SqFt: 1,310.56 Avg. List$: $352,566 Avg. List$/SqFt: $280 Avg. DOM: 77.33 Avg. Sale$: $345,175 Avg. Sale$/SqFt: $274 ... more
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Fri Sep 14, 2012
Erez Levanon answered:
Watertown is a very good market right now, It is desirable for buyers and renters.
I'm a Watertown resident and an agent in Watertown. I can say that it's hard to find apartments for rent. So you will not have hard time to find tenants. Your investment could be good if the numbers work, that's a calculation that you need to do for each individual property. Some property have a rental history, so you can see the numbers that will come in. The best return is on a tow family home.
I will be more then happy to hear more about your home search.

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Mon Mar 19, 2012 answered:
In the last year 149 condo's sold with a median price of $326,750
The year prior 188 condo's sold with a median price of $320,000

So it appears the transactions might have been lower this year but the median price remained the same / slightly increased. Right now there are 57 condo's on the market. Overall it seems to be a perfectly fine market to buy into plus the interest rates are low so perhaps you can get yourself a nice deal.

Here is every property on the market in Watertown:

Good luck!
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Mon Jan 3, 2011
Tim answered:

Search the web and you will find some great reverse prospecting success stories, with Laurie Manny's being among the best. If you know what the buyer wants, and the buyer is serious, it is worth a shot at awakeing the sleeping giant and finding that seller that may be on the fence about selling in this market.

Check out UTerms as a reverse prospecting reference.
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