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Thu Jul 18, 2013
Alan May answered:
Sure, why not ?
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Tue Dec 20, 2011
Sharon Seabury answered:

I would say depending on your budget to go with a Multifamily in the Suburbs. It may be a little more work but will get you a better ROI if you select the correct property. North Shore towns that are desirable to rent for families are Lynnfield, Andover, North Andover, WInchester, Wakefield and Reading. All these towns have good school systems some better than others of course.

Let me know if I can be of any help. I could certainly give you some multifamily home selections that are on the market today.

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Tue Dec 28, 2010
Agent answered:
FHA only requires 3% down

Go find a Broker in your area they'll know all about types of loans to help you get in your first home.
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Tue Sep 28, 2010
J.M.Jones - 978-335-9092 - Homes & Rentals answered:
I handle Rental properties all over the North Shore - I would be happy to help you with absolutely anything in any area. Just say the word !

Feel free to call me at 978-335-9092 - I usually pickup or email me !

J.M. Jones Century 21 Northshore
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Mon Feb 13, 2012
James Pruett answered:
If you can get qualified for a mortgage it is a great time to buy!
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Thu Jul 15, 2010
Miroslava answered:
Real estate is all about location. Where would the single family house exactly be? The condos in downtown Boston have held its value unlike some Boston suburbs were the prices significantly dropped. if you give me the town name I would be happy to email you market reports for both areas.

Miro Fitkova
Fitkova Realty Group
p 617-232-3220
cell. 617-921-9952
fax. 617-608-1632
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Wed Jun 30, 2010
Gerard Dunn answered:
If you are not selling your home - check to see how renting it out may affect your ability to get financing. The way they calculate rent - and qualify you has become more stringent over the last year.

If you can afford to do so - and your home in Boston is in a good neighborhood - why not keep it? Generally - it is better to sell when the market is strong. A few years down the road may be a better time.

I lived in Annapolis for years and know it well. You will LOVE the area and surrounds. If you need assistance - feel free to contact me,

Good Luck!

Gerard Dunn
Licensed in MD, Virginia and D.C.
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Thu Jul 15, 2010
Judy Boyle answered:
Hi Osbornes02!

You will receive many responses here as there are SO MANY exceptional communities surrounding Boston that meet your criteria!

The top few that come to mind are: Newton, Wellesley, Wayland, Arlington, Brookline and Belmont. These communities will afford you the quickest and easiest commutes to Boston AND will most likely give you great options for your new home.

You also might consider looking a little further out into towns like Lincoln, Sudbury, Concord or Carlisle.

Here are a couple of websites that will get you started:

Good luck to you and your family!!!!!

Judy Boyle
RE/MAX Signature Properties
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Wed May 21, 2014
Janet Peterson Spaulding answered:
Title V in hand means that the septic system has been
Tested and has passed. Good for the buyer!
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Fri Feb 12, 2010
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Sun Dec 12, 2010
J. David Lampe answered:
If you want to stay in the city of Denver near downtown I'd recommend Washington Park, Cherry Creek, North Country Club, and Congress Park. Of course, if you want to live in the suburbs or farther from downtown, there are lots of great neighborhoods with lots of children. You can find neighborhood information including links to information on schools on my web site Let me know if I can be of further assistance. ... more
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Mon Apr 9, 2012
Tommy Xintaris answered:
Haha. Nice. I'm always back and forth to Boston. I used to love there and my fiancé is finishing up here final year of law school at Suffolk.

It's honestly night and day the 2 cities. I live here in Houston but would choose Boston any day of the week over TX.

Expect long commutes, less diversity and culture, humidity, less outdoor activities, and lower home prices (with higher tax rates). That basically sums it up.

I'm not trying to scare you, but it's very different.
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Sun Sep 18, 2016
Heidi Zizza answered:
The boroughs are a great choice! Even though you are sending your kids to private school when you sell the home (someday) that will matter to a buyer. Algonquin High is rated in the top 10! Also Northborough Southborough Westboro are all close to Rte 9 and the pike for easy travel to Boston or Worcester. Westborough has a beautiful lake and Southborough is close to Callahan State Park in Framingham. This is an Honest Answer. :)
If you have any questions and want to pick my brain please call. I have been a MetroWest Realtor for 18 years.
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Tue Jan 26, 2010
Cameron Piper answered:

A local real estate agent will be invaluable in your search. Rather than getting such specific advice on Trulia it may be worth your while to contact a local agent to assist you in your search.

Cameron Piper
#1 Trulia Agent in MN
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Wed Dec 23, 2009
Wen Farina answered:

There are many Realtors familiar with different parts of the state. The Realtor can help you narrow down your towns/cities based on your pre-approval and your needs. As for working with different agents, I do not think there are many Realtors that would work with you if they know you are working with other agents. If you do decide to work with multiple agents let them know ahead of time, it would be fair to them and to you.

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Wed Dec 16, 2009
Mary Crane answered:
It will depend on your pricepoint. Newton is a wonderful town with so much to offer including a convenient commute to Boston. Please contact me if I can be of help to you. My website has a property finder search in it that you can sign into yourself and manage. Good luck! Sincerely, Mary Crane ... more
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Mon Aug 16, 2010
Adam Leahy answered:

It would be illegal for any real estate professional to tell you what they think the "best" areas to live in the city are. It is more a question of what part of the city would best fit your needs and where the right property for you is located. I would be more than happy to discuss with you in greater detail what you are looking for in a property and what areas of the city fits your needs the best. Please feel free to contact me at any time to discuss what you are looking for in greater detail. I look forward to hearing from you.

Adam Leahy
Real Estate Consultant
Cell: 781.576.9056
Office: 617.314.7704
Fax: 617.507.8447
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Sat Oct 3, 2009
Rebecca White answered:
Hello Equilib,

I think that you have answered your own question. Here is my subjective view.

I have lived in San Francisco for nearly 10 years and can’t imagine living anywhere else. If you truly appreciate nice restaurants, this is the place to live.

The main trade-offs for living outside of San Francisco are more space for your money and better schools (if you have children). If space is not an important issue, you can buy a nice condo or TIC (tenancy-in-common) in SF for the same price as a cute bungalow in Berkeley (or North Oakland).

If I were your girlfriend and had to commute—WITH traffic—from Berkeley to Palo Alto, that would grow old and I would grow resentful. “Sharing” the commute is part of the compromising that relationships are all about.

However, I would consider taking BART from SF to Cal and I might also consider somewhere closer to Palo Alto such as San Mateo, South San Francisco or Foster City.

The good thing is that despite there being a lot of traffic a lot of the time, you would both basically be doing reverse commutes FROM San Francisco as opposed to a lengthy commute with traffic if you lived at either’s place of employment.

Some things to think about. Oh—and the weather. Some people complain about the fog, but most of us think that we have the perfect climate here in the City.

Good Luck with your dilemma!
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Tue Sep 29, 2009
Mary Crane answered:
It has everything-excellent schools, great town centre with retail and restaurants, commuter train, wonderful sports and social activities as well as easy access to Boston! Please visit for more info and don't hesitate to contact me at to see some my Wellesley listings and to get the inside scoop! Good luck!
Sincerely, Mary
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Tue Apr 14, 2015
Lucas answered:
First, congratulations to the Mayor for using this forum to gather information. It's really great, and it shows commitment to hearing the voice of the people, and also to use the latest and greatest in terms of technology.

to answer the question, I would like to have access to the following information by neighborhood:
- crime
- public transportation
- parks
- schools (if possible, with access to a grade/quality classification of all city schools by neighborhood)
- population density (how many people per sq. mile)
- free parking? zone parking? paid-only parking?
- restaurant
- distance to supermarket/market
- weekly farmers market?
- distance from highways
- noise levels (very important in a city crossed by highways in many areas)
- traffic volume
- museums
- cinemas
- open studios (and other informal but regular art happenings)

I could go on, but will stop here.
congrats again on this initiative, it's genious!
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