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In My Neighborhood in Middlesex County : Real Estate Advice

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Tue Jul 1, 2014
Ron Thomas answered:
Have you considered going up, and knocking on the door, and introducing yourself:
People used to do that.
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Wed Aug 14, 2013
David Tellier answered:
How about Lunenburg? I have a 5 bedroom antique cape that has a large barn for sale for $229,000. Call or text me at 978-448-3400 or email me at david@homefitter.com.

Cheers,

David Tellier
RE/MAX Prestige
Groton
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Mon Dec 24, 2012
Donna Moakley answered:
Go to this web site:
http://lowellpolice.com/crime_safety/sex_offenders/sex_offenders.htm
on the left side of the page in red there is a link to click on if you want to obtain information from the Lowell Police. Good luck! ... more
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Mon Jan 23, 2012
John Savignano answered:
Hi Heather, it was a good idea and i applaud your out there looking for business, just not the right place. Best, John
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Mon Dec 5, 2011
Christopher Barnard answered:
Dear Home Buyer,

Depending on the time of day a commute from Waltham to Winchester can be as low as 25 minutes or approx 10 miles. If you do not have a vehicle then the MBTA Commuter Rail is an option for you too. Please contact me if you need more information. ... more
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Sun Nov 6, 2011
Oh Give Me A Home answered:
This is the rankings provided by Boston Magazine for 2011. Overall, Waltham ranked 54th, directly below Watertown. However, the ratings are controversial.

The Lanes area does appear nice, but traffic can be a real snarl in the morning and afternoon, especially on Lexington Street.

Hope this helps, and good luck with your search.
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Mon Oct 31, 2011
Richard Shapiro answered:
Sat Oct 8, 2011
Anna M Brocco answered:
For any safety concerns, your best source of accurate information is the local police department; consider a call/visit and ask all your questions, hear all there is to hear firsthand. If unfamiliar with the area, do revisit more than once and at different times of day, possibly chat with locals neighbors; real estate professionals are prohibited from steering—enticing a buyer to purchase, or not, in specific neighborhoods....
http://spotcrime.com/
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Mon Jul 9, 2012
Judy Boyle answered:
Hello Mvachon,

What exactly is your question?

Thank you,

Judy Boyle
RE/MAX
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Mon May 30, 2011
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Thu Mar 10, 2011
Masha Senderovich answered:
There is a .16 acre lot that is undevelopable at 3 Walker that's owned by Thomas and Laura Chatten, who bought it on May of last year. It's adjacent to home 7 Walker St. home that belongs to a Colleen Chatten.

Hope this helps...
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Tue May 22, 2012
Christopher Barnard answered:
Teele Square Somerville is very popular and wonderful place to live. It borders Davis Square, Tufts University, Minuteman Bike Trail and Arlington. Property values are fantastic and multi family condo conversions are the norm. Negatives in the area ~ Small lot sizes and congestion buy hey this is city living. You can't go wrong in this area. ... more
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Thu Feb 17, 2011
Christopher Lefebvre answered:
Good Morning Rummus,

I think that Chelmsford is a nice area, but in real estate location is very literal and specific. In other words, you can have a "bad" location in a nice area. For example, lets say your house is right next to the commuter rail and your walls shake every morning when the trains go bye. That's not a very desirable location. Busy roads are less desirable than side streets and dead ends. A home right next to the highway where you can hear highway noise is less desirable than one away from the highway with less noise. Land with wetlands on it is not as desirable as land without wetlands, and so on. A lot of it is common sense.

Many home buyers consider quality of schools when deciding on a city to live in. This is important even if you don't have kids in school because when you resell chances are your buyers will consider the schools. Chelmsford has highly ranked schools. Here is a link to view the ratings on greatschools.com

http://www.greatschools.org/search/search.page?search_type=0&q=chelmsford&state=MA&c=school

Here are some other stats about Chelmsford including crime rates:
http://www.city-data.com/city/Chelmsford-Massachusetts.html

My suggestion is for you to drive around the neighborhoods you are considering and see what YOU think about them. Would you be comfortable living there? If not, then others may have the same reservations. Everyone has different tastes though.

I think that just about any neighborhood can be a good place to buy and sell though if you pay the right price. When I work with home buyers I prepare home value reports before my clients make offers so they have a comfort level in their offers. I also prepare historical data on home prices in the area so my clients can look at price trends.

Well, good luck. I hope this reply was helpful.
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Tue Jan 11, 2011
Michael Giles answered:
Find out for yourself at http://www.pinpointmarketwatch.info It will give you a Free market snapshot based on your home address and will be updated for you every four weeks. I hope this helps ... more
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Mon Dec 24, 2012
Elizabeth Herbert answered:
A Property Manager is usually responsible for handling a property's financial operations, making sure the rents are collected on time and making sure mortgages, property taxes and maintenance bills are paid in a timely manner. There could be other responsibilities that a PM will do, it should be negotiated with whomever you hire in addition to salary. ... more
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Fri Jan 8, 2016
Amy Mullen answered:
Ginny,

YES! Two of them!

email me your contact info and I will send you the listings

Amy Mullen, Realtor CPA
Re/Max Professional Associates
www.amymullenrealestate.com
amymullen@remax.net ... more
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Sun Jul 6, 2014
The Edwards Realty Team answered:
Hi Jacqueline,
In most of the towns surrounding Carlisle there is transportation- Concord, Westford, Bedford, Chelmsford, Acton. Concord, West Concord and Billerica all have MBTA stops, most about 5 miles from Carlisle. However Carlisle itself does not have mbta transportation.

Let me know if I can help you with additional information .

Thanks,
Charity Edwards
The Edwards Realty Team
www.charityedwards.com
978-804-3523 Cell
charity@specialhomes.com
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Thu Aug 26, 2010
Christine Moran Realtor & Notary answered:
Fri Dec 14, 2012
Kent Gagon answered:
Flooded by what? Are you looking for flood plain information? If so visit www.fema.gov for the flood plain maps. If you are looking for other information consult a local agent and have the home that you are buying inspected. ... more
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Wed Jan 20, 2010
Alyssa Kitchen answered:
37 Lancaster street in Cambridge has been on the market for 14 days at 4,900,000. Here is the MLS# 71015688 enter that into a google page and it will show up on trulia, zillow, or any other real estate website. Or you can just enter the address and the same thing will happen. That is likely the easiest way to track the home but I can tell you that homes in that price point seem to stay on for quite a bit in this market! ... more
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