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Fri Jun 10, 2016
Art asked:
Sat May 7, 2016
Celia_hennessey asked:
Fri Apr 17, 2015
Aaron and Cheree Tiry answered:
Have you checked out the "rent" section at the top of Trulia? There may be something in there. Otherwise you could also check to see what they have for posted for rentals. ... more
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Fri Jan 16, 2015
zoieah asked:
Thu Mar 27, 2014
joanpenny6650 asked:
Location close to Main street and driving distance to Malls. Large rooms preferred. 1 level only.
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Sun Jan 26, 2014
Alan May answered:
That depends what the question asked.

If it said "Can someone help me sell 34 Franklin..."
or "I'm looking to buy 34 Franklin..."
or "What should I price 34 Franklin..."

it might have been removed. Trulia Voices is designed as a general question and answer forum, not at a place to get help selling or buying your personal (or commercial) property.

General questions like "Do open houses work..."
or "Should we upgrade our bathroom in order to sell"
or "Will Realtors show For-Sale-by-Owner listings?"

are great....
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Fri Dec 6, 2013
Stephanie A Locke answered:
I would be happy to show you the apartment located on Charles Street. Please call me with more information so I can set up an appointment. 617-595-3519 Stephanie
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Fri Aug 16, 2013
Scott A. Nelson answered:
Each real estate professionals office will have their own policies and fee's. These would be disclosed to you up front. Depending on the office and the apartment/landlord involved you might be charged up to 1 months rent and re-keying fee. Also if the landlord is paying the fee or part of it your costs could be less. There are quite a few great rental real estate professionals here on Trulia. You should interview with a few and see what they have to say. Hope that helps. ... more
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Tue Jul 2, 2013
Gerry Harrington answered:
Hi Gloria,
You seem to be searching in the Rever/ Winthrop area. I'd be glad to assist with your search.
Feel free to contact me anytime, and we can get started!
I look forward to hear from you and thanks in advance!
Gerry Harrington
Anderson Treacy Real Estate 781-367-1647
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Sat Jun 29, 2013
Scott A. Nelson answered:
Well with the internet it has both benefits & detriments. You should set up a search to help you quickly identify properties that as they come to the market you get to them ASAP. If what you're looking for is specific then even more important to make sure you respond timely.

One thing you might look at is how you are inquiring to them. What are you saying in your initial contact that might be turning off your chances of the landlord responding. A polite & properly worded initial contact email could be written as a word document (google document) for you to copy and paste into your email. Ask friends, family or others who you know write well and have them assist you in crafting a message to have ready.

Don't reveal too much too soon, soliciting a rental is alot like dating. Be on your best behavior and respond truthfully but mindful of how it may sound to a complete stranger. Are you revealing too much about your current situation, past troubles with rentals etc.

Another aspect is look at what email address you are using. Alot of information can be found on the internet about you just using your email address. Your facebook profile, linkedin professional information, twitter and other social networks will reveal alot of your personal life to prospective landlords. Be mindful with what you share there or restrict access to only those who you personally friend. You might consider starting a professional sounding free email account specifically for your apartment search. That way there is no personal information shared you don't have control over. What your freinds post on your social networking sites can also make an impression, along with groups you may associate with that may turn off a landlord.

With such a hot rental market in and around the Boston area, great places are going very fast and landlords are in the position to be very selective. I'd like to think that discrimination doesn't occur but sometimes individual landlords may just do that. Be prepared to search realistically. Discrimination is illegal for a multitude of reasons but you unfortunately only find out about it after you're the victim of it.

If what you're looking for is highly specific you really should consider working with a real estate professional. They can greatly assist you with searching, weeding out properties that don't match your interests and advocate/assist you in presenting your application in the most appropriate way possible. Here on Trulia there are quite a few great rental real estate professional. I've had the pleasure of knowing and working with several of them.

Hope that helps,
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Sat May 11, 2013
James H. Marr answered:
Go to the Winthrop Chamber of Commerce web site at for more information on shopping and local amenities in Winthrop.

Thank you,

Jim Marr
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Mon Sep 10, 2012
Heath Coker answered:
If you have seen a sign or an advertisement, I suggest you call the number and/or talk to the person in charge of the advertisement. They will be able to answer the question. You might be best off just asking if it available to rent. How the rent is paid is another discussion. Sometimes, too much information up front limits your choices.

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Mon May 17, 2010
Matt Heisler answered:
Neither report is definitive. Both reports use metrics which, when taken over a large span of time (6-18 months) and over a wide area (think counties as opposed to towns), can show the movement in prices. Fundamentally, the NAR report uses price medians, and Trulia uses mathematical comparisons based on public records, but both methods require high volumes of sales to filter through the "noise" that small areas or short time frames produce.

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Mon Mar 1, 2010
Tom and Joanne Team answered:

I recommend contacting an attorney that specializes in this arena. You potential can file bankruptcy to save your home, but that has ramifications. I am recommending you contact Attorney Avi Liss at 617-778-0363 and ask him for some time to talk. You need to know what is best for your family. I wish you all the best in this matter. ... more
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Tue Dec 22, 2009
Ken Lambert answered:
Hi Alex- There is a semi- downtown area there. It does have a little strip and has some restaurants, etc.
Winthrop is a unique town. There are a lot of people there who have been there forever and their families have been there forever.
Be careful of the noise/ with the planes nearby. Depends on what part of town you live in, and other issues.

If I can be of any help regarding financing or anything else, please let me know. Thanks, and good luck,

Ken L.
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Thu Jul 23, 2009
Christopher Lawton answered:
Do yourslef a favor and get pre-approved first if you havent already! Remember the rates are low and the market is full so its a great time to buy, but remember that this doesnt have to be your dreamhouse, you can build equity by buying a condo or twonhouse, or if you are handy you get get a fixer-upper, just be careful and make sure your agent asks lots of questions! Good Luck! ... more
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Thu Feb 7, 2008
The_Bayou answered:
The basic answer is that the two are only loosely related. But, as a rule of thumb, if news is good for investors it is usually increases the rate on a 30 Year fixed mortgage.

The rate for a 30 Year fixed mortgage is based on many factors, but one good indicator is the 10 Year Treasury Bond. As the value of the 10 Year goes up, the yield goes down and the price of the bond usually follows. So, if the Fed's reduce the Fed Rate, that tends to please investors and drive people into the stock market and out of the bond market. As a result, the price of the 10 Year Bond goes down, yields go up, and the rate of a 30 Year Mortgage goes up with it. ... more
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Tue Jan 29, 2008
Steve Hirschler answered:
A good source for mortgage rate is it is area specific and no log in required. I use this service to help my clients.
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