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Fri May 17, 2013
CH Naamad answered:
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Thu Aug 8, 2013
Justin Boivin answered:
Any specifics on what places you're looking for?
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Mon Feb 11, 2013
Bobby Woofter answered:
It depends entirely on what is written in your agreement. If the Lessee, the person who is renting the apartment sublets without any kind of written agreement then they are responsible for the damage. ... more
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Mon Feb 4, 2013
Mario Pavli answered:
Usually it would be a bit more if the unit is furnished. I would remove the electronic and just keep everything else.

Best Of Luck
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Tue Jan 29, 2013
Andrew Kahl answered:
Hi Nick,

They are correct about the co-signer, however the amount is incorrect. It varies based on the landlord. However, if you are able to produce both proof of you current bank records as well as find someone with good credit and makes over at least $60K, you can certainly find a place!

Best of luck, if you need more advice, please feel free to contact me.
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Sat Jan 4, 2014
Rafael Hernandez answered:
Hi Rece,

I can definitely help. Give me a call so we can discuss your options. Have you been pre approved yet? You can also start your search on my site at With years of experience in real estate I can help you find the place your looking for and negotiate the best deal for you. There are many areas right outside the city where you can buy newly constructed properties for a good price. Feel free to call my cell to discuss.

Rafael Hernandez
617 719 5099
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Sun Dec 22, 2013
CH Naamad answered:
Are you a landlord?
if so, you can use:
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Sun May 26, 2013
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Sun Nov 25, 2012
James Furlong answered:
Reality Check - Tell me your budget and I will Give you your answer! If I had the budget I would live closer to work. If I had the budget I can require gas - it does cook better. If I had the budget I can get the largest apartment that I want. It is all down to budget! Tell me your budget and i will Give you your answer. Thanks James, FurChin at Re/Max Metro, 617-620-0669. ... more
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Thu Jan 23, 2014
Amy Carlisle answered:
Hello Philipp-

I could help you find a three bedroom apartment- I would just need some details from you- When are you looking to move. A price range and whether you will be attending school or working.

I look forward to hearing from you.

Amy Reed
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Mon Oct 8, 2012
John Dean answered:

The best advice I can give you is something you may already be doing. Find an aggressive Realtor that exclusively deals with rental properties to help you with your search. You should work with the broker/ agent that is the king of the neighborhood or area you are searching in. Unfortunately inventory is down and there are quiet a few renters looking but I am confident you will find something if you put all your ducks in a row. ... more
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Sun Sep 23, 2012
Judy Boyle answered:
It sure sounds like it but as long as everyone is in agreement there is nothing illegal about it.
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Sun Oct 21, 2012
Great Spaces Boston answered:
It depends on what the landlord chooses to do, what type of listing it is and what the area custom is. Typically in a strong rental market the tenant pays a fee. Sometimes just to their agent or it gets split between the two agents. ... more
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Sat Oct 20, 2012
Masha Senderovich answered:
The agent's role and responsibility ended with the signing of the lease. If there was a security deposit paid at the time of lease signing or moving, the agent and/or landlord must have provided a form allowing the tenants to note any issues they find within 15 days and to send that form to the landlord. In lieu of such form, please have the tenants write an email to the landlord along with sending a letter via registered mail, asking the landlord for guidance on resolving the issues. Beyond that... give an attorney a call if nothing happens. Most likely, the attorney will advise to deal with issues and take cost out of the next rent payment, along with another letter. Keep copies of all communications :)
Good luck!
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Wed Aug 29, 2012
CH Naamad answered:
It Depends on where you are looking and who your LL is.
Best regards,
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Sat Aug 25, 2012
Mary Crane answered:
Hi there,
As a fellow equestrian I would love to help you. I live in Dover. Please contact me at
Best, Mary
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Tue Aug 14, 2012
James Furlong answered:
That answer will be different from neighborhood to neighborhood. In Mission Hill you might get a studio for just under $1,000 and a 2 bed for $1,600. In Back Bay you might get a studio for $1,600 and a 2 bed for $2,500. 3 bed units are rare but you might get one in South End for $3,500. I use the word "might" on purpose - there will not be many at these prices and the rest will rent for higher. On average, rents in Boston have increased by over 10% compared to last year. ... more
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Tue Aug 7, 2012
Bobby Woofter answered:
September is when probably 60% of Boston apartments change hands. There are several rentals that are removed from the September student cycle because they do not allow students.

If you move in the off season which could be considered from October to about February, you will find less stock but you are also more likely to find favorable pricing because there are much fewer potential tenants looking.

Moving in the off season is a great move if you have time to start looking early and you have a good agent working for you.

Bobby Woofter
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Tue Aug 14, 2012
Bobby Woofter answered:
No fee apartments in Boston do exist but at the moment they are very rare. The number of no fee apartments in Boston is directly tied to the number of available apartments and what concessions landlords are willing to give up. At the moment rental stock in Boston is at an all time low, at or under 1% vacancy in some parts of the city. This means that no fee apartments are almost unheard of.

Your best bet is to somehow find an old school land lord that has been renting on their own for a long time. They are a hold over from another time and are more or less removed from the current renting system.

A final note on rental fees: there is no free lunch. If you engage a professional to help you find a home expect to pay a fee plain and simple. If you do not pay the fee at the signing of the lease it is likely that money is made up by a slightly higher rent on the landlords part. So unless you are willing to put some serious time and energy into finding your own place and have several months to do it in, expect to be paying a rental fee.
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