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Mon Dec 30, 2013
John Yemma answered:

The condo is located about .75 from BMC as the crow flies. The transit time from the address would vary depending on your mode of transit. Google Maps works well to get a ballpark idea.

Thank you,
John Yemma
Vanguard Realty
508.843.0085 direct
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Sun Nov 24, 2013
Rafael Hernandez answered:
If you place the address on google and search amenities on google maps you should be able to see what amenities are near the location.
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Sun Nov 24, 2013
Mathew Ames answered:
Southie has seen slow growth in sale prices since the crash, but more properties are being snatched up to new owners at a higher rate. Take a trip through town and you will certainly see positive growth in rehabs as well as new buildings. The short return is minimal but I think it is a good long term bet. ... more
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Thu Mar 6, 2014
Michael Pallares answered:
Hi Karen,

I think that getting the opinion of a licensed appraiser is the best way to go.

While I don't want to discount the value of having a real estate agent evaluate the property, the safest/easiest means of getting the property's value is via an appraiser familiar with South Boston properties. Buying or selling a home within the same family can be emotionally trying so any steps you can take to make the pricing opinion as objective as possible is best.

Please feel free to contact me if you need any further advice during this process. You can reach me directly at (617) 899-3162 or via my website

And good luck to you and your brother.
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Sun Nov 24, 2013
Matthew Urciuoli answered:
Foreclosures and Bank owned properties are in the suburbs. Mainly in the less valuable areas where home prices are lower to begin with. In Brookline, Cambridge and parts of Boston. The foreclosure would sell near it's market value regardless of the bank situation. The demand is still high enough and there are plenty of people shopping with cash. In other areas we find many foreclosures that remain on the market for months. ... more
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Sat Jan 22, 2011
Bill Carey answered:
Go to the website???
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Wed Dec 1, 2010
Jessie Cuddy answered:
Heather, It should be recorded at the Suffolk Registry of Deeds. It should be with the Master Plans. Also which would be far easier go on to the City of Boston Assessor's website. Plug in the address and the page that will come up will say details or maps. The map you will see will not be the actual official plot plan but you will get the idea of the lot lines.

Hope this helps.

Jessie Cuddy, Realtor
Boston Bayside Properties
2253a Dorchester Avenue
Dorchester, MA 02124
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Sun Nov 8, 2009
Kevin Vitali answered:
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Sun Jul 22, 2012
Ken Lambert answered:
Hello- trulia has crime info and a graph you can look up right on this website. Search by zip code only. Go to more housing trends and you will see the info.

Also- city data is really good as well for some crime info and other ZIP code specific info.

If you need any other help, please let me know. Thanks,
Ken L.
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Wed Aug 31, 2016
Linda S. Cefalu answered:
Dear Sabrina,

You would first need to find out what the taxes are yearly. Then we would need to know what your interest rate is (you would need to get at least a pre-approval to get that figure) . Then we need to know how much of a down payment you are planning to make in order to determine what your mortgage would actually be. If you don't have at least 20% down on a conventional loan there is another cost of PMI that comes into play.

May I suggest that you seek out a reputable real estate agent in your area to help you with this very important and specific answer that you are seeking?

Linda S. Cefalu, Remax Realty 100
Realtor, ABR, SRES, CDPE
Recipent Five Star Agent Aware
BNI member in good standing
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Sun Nov 24, 2013
Michael Sylvia answered:
Hey James,

My offices are actually in South Boston, so I am very familiar with the area. South Boston is great place to purchase if you are looking to be close to the Boston, public transportation, desire a good value, and there are many young professional people. There is an East side, and a West side. The East side is closer to the water & beach, and is more desirable for some people. The West side is closer to both the Andrew Square and Broadway train station. The cut off is Dorchester Street, which goes through South Boston starting at East & West 1st, and continuing down to Andrew Square. There is more development going on the West side, so you will see more luxury condo buildings there. If's difficult to explain in words. It would be easier for me to drive you around and explain it.

If you would like additional info, please email me directly at I would be more than happy to either assist you as a buyers agent or to answer some of your questions. There is also some good information on my blog at


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Tue Aug 12, 2008
Dallas Texas answered:
GREAT QUESTION: Based on what you stated 37% pertains to ownership NEVER has anything to sq. ft. lender cant loan money if the ratio is off. Tax rolls shows who has the ownership for a condo property.
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Thu Jun 12, 2008
Michael Giles answered:
Hi Kat,
Are you worried about a home that has these or are you worried about a home that doesn't? If you are looking at a home that already has a pump and drains then I would say that a previous owner has solved a problem for you. If you are thinking that a home should have these it would depend on the specific property. ... more
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Mon Feb 25, 2013
Brecht Palombo answered:
I'm not sure if that's a question but you should call your local police department to get the answer if so - licensed agents can't speak to crime/safety
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