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Wed Oct 3, 2012
Kathy Kessel answered:
Hi Lisa, I've spoken to you before. I was the agent selling 103 Pine Hill Rd in Southborough, and you called me after seeing my sign. the answer to your question is yes, you will hear some pike noise from 75 Oak Hill. I sold 59 Oak Hill, which is further away, and you could hear the pike from there. I'd love to help you find a home. Tell me more about what you are looking for. I might know of some new things coming on soon in that area. take care,
Kathy Kessel
Benoit Mizner Simon
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Wed Sep 5, 2012
Diane Belanger answered:
I have friends whose daughter is now grown. They live in Marlborough and cannot say enough good about the education their daughter has received. Although Marlborough is not know for the quality of its school system, this is one area they seem to offer great services. ... more
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Thu Sep 20, 2012
Terry McCarley answered:
Sounds like you should look for another home without all these issues. Getting a bank to do work on a home is very difficult.
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Tue Aug 2, 2011
Ron Thomas answered:
You will find that Lease/Option homes are few and far between:
But your local Realtor could possible find one for you.
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Thu Mar 24, 2011
Masha Senderovich answered:
Homes are selling when priced right and when they are in move-in condition, more than any other scenario. So, if there is a better priced home in better shape on the block, chances are it'll sell first. Things are sitting on the market for 3-4 months more often than not. It makes sense to list your home in the spring, and if it doesn't sell, pull it off the market, then re-list in the Fall.

I am not familiar with either condo community but your best bet would be to look at condo docs for each.
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Thu Nov 8, 2012
Sherri Way answered:
The answer is it depends on what you are looking for and what you define as better. Both have good school systems (both share high schools with other towns), the majority of homes in both towns are on septic (some people like that, some don't), depending on where you work, one might be a better commute than the other.

I would be happy to help you figure this out if you want to contact me. 508-612-6206 or
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Thu May 8, 2008
Aimee Siers answered:
Hi Diana -

These can be tricky, espcially in such a fluctuation marketplace. First, you should have a good real estate attorney. I can recommend a couple of attorney I use a lot, if you'd like.

But, the bottom line is that the buyer and seller agree to price now, enter into a sales contract by which some of the montly rent would go towards the purchase price at the end of the term. If the buyer does not want to purchase at the end of the term then all the "rent" monies are just that, rent, and are kept by the seller/landlord. In this fluctuating market you may want to have some terms be that the price is negotiated at the end of the term, but that's a risk for both the potential buyer & seller. The price could go up but it could also come down.
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Wed Oct 3, 2012 answered:
Southborough is a great town. I just represented a young couple who moved from boston to the burbs and they bought a great house on an acre that was in nice condition. The town is great and is near framingham and close to the city. A lot of young couples head out that way when the city-space starts getting a little tight, but it also has a community that has been there forever.

you can check out schools here:

This site is also great to get the local tax rate, and gives you a little history on the town, etc:

Good luck!!
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Thu Apr 22, 2010
Ed Hughes, MBA answered:
Diana, Make sure the condo docs are complete and reviewed by an attorney before you finalize the deal. Know how the association will be it a 2 unit or 20 unit. In a 2 unit situation you generally work issues out with the other owner. A larger compex will need rules on how to elect trustees, when does the developer bow out, etc. I strongly suggest you consult with a Realty Attorney. Regards, Ed ... more
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