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Wed Apr 17, 2013
Alison Hillman answered:
Hi there-

Take a look at the crime maps:

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Tue Apr 16, 2013
Alison Hillman answered:
Hey there-

I would recommend looking at the listings available on Trulia:,MA/SINGLE-FAMILY_HOME_type/x_map/

Ali, Community Manager
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Mon Apr 8, 2013
Scott A. Nelson answered:
You should really be working with a rental professional who can best advise you locally. It's illegal to discriminate against anyone with section 8 but you really shouldn't lead with that info. Best to work with quality rental professional who can best assist you with identifying properties for you and packaging all your info to be as attractive to potential landlords. ... more
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Thu Oct 24, 2013
Wen Farina answered:
there is no link on your question so it is hard to figure out what post you are referring to? are you a buyer or a seller? d
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Thu Aug 1, 2013
Dee Webster answered:
You can call a RI agent to make the search easier and of course Craigslist has ads. Best of luck!!!
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Tue Apr 2, 2013
Tina Lam answered:
If you'd like to post on Trulia, contact them directly about their ad space availability.
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Sun Feb 3, 2013
Kathy Schelleng answered:
Hi Adrienne,
It is customary to put between $500 and $1000 down with your offer to purchase in my area. This could be different where you plan to buy. When you sign your purchase and sale it is typical to put 5 to 10% of the purchase price. This can be indicative of your commitment as a buyer. A seller likes to see a little "skin in game", as they say, so while big escrow isn't manadatory, it strengthens your offer.

You total down payment can vary depending on the type of loan you secure... FHA, MA Housing, etc. Likely as low as 3% to as high as you want! Your lender can tell you what you qualify for.

You can probably expect $4000 to $5000 in closing costs, but you can see if the seller will pay all or part of closing costs. But realize that this will affect the seller's proceeds, so your offer will probably be expected to offset this. So what this really means is that you are financing your closing costs.

What your closing cost actually will be only be answered by your lender or your attorney and at this stage it will only be an estimate. Once taxes and utilities as well as bank fees are all worked out (much closer to your closing) will you know the exact figure. But start with your lender to get their estimate. I believe they are expected to come within a certain percentage (part of "truth in lending"). Hope this helps!
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Sun Mar 10, 2013
Gil Gomez answered:
hi there there's a 3 bedroom upstairs from me available right now. no heat included but but hot water is. The apartment is based on your income. Any more questions let me know
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Sun Feb 3, 2013
Laurie Dickey answered:
Hi Alexander,
I do have information regarding this property. Reach out to me at and we can discuss it.
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Tue Dec 11, 2012
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Wed Mar 27, 2013
Joe Arnao answered:
Either way works. You may want someone who is only looking out for you and your best interests. A buyer's agent typically gets paid with a share of the commission that the Seller is paying out to the listing agent.
Condominiums can be complex transactions.
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Sat Sep 8, 2012
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Fri Aug 24, 2012
Mike Snow answered:
Hi Yul,

Interesting decision you have here. Rental prices are at an all-time high around the state, so that can hurt you a bit. A lot of people are questioning whether renting is now worth it! Cost of renting can almost equal the cost of owning, so it may make more sense for you to invest in an asset such as a condo/home.

Here's a great video from NECN last week in regards to renting vs buying.

Really great place for you to start. If you have any questions going forward, please feel free to contact me.

Mike Snow
Coldwell Banker
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Sun Aug 12, 2012
Rich Homer answered:
Find a Real Estate Broker here
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Sun Feb 3, 2013
Loum answered:
The site work and foundation will cost you around 20-30K
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Mon Jul 16, 2012
Manny Lindo answered:
We have lots of Pet friendly units available. Please call me at 508-207-3777 to discuss. You can also visit my web site at to view our available rentals.
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Sat Jul 21, 2012
Ron Thomas answered:
If you are in the process of building, you will have an approved set of plans; the Building Department should have already scrutenized them.

If you are building without a permit; you are already in trouble!

If you have doubts, you should take your question to the Building Department, because anything we say in meaningless.

Good luck and may God bless
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Sun Jul 15, 2012
Voices Member answered:
Please restate this question and I will be happy to answer it for you. Thank you.
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