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  • Forum Post: How accurate is the Zillow 'Zestimate'?

    Posted 02/09/2011 06:04:03 EST

    The zestimates not that bad, but it is way off on multifamily homes, and homes that are in particularly good or bad condition.

  • Forum Post: Towns Near Waltham

    Posted 02/03/2011 03:16:38 EST

    dear MD37 the two houses on Marrett rd  in Lexington are under agreement or sold.  257 Cross, Winchester is under agreement. 57 Pleasant in Belmont is under agreement. Only 58 Harding Road  in Lexingt more »

  • Forum Post: Towns Near Waltham

    Posted 02/03/2011 02:55:14 EST

    I have to go with Watertown or Belmont -- Watertown for the great  public transportation to everywhere, and the prices and improving schools; Belmont for the schools. A traditional and now underused r more »

  • Forum Post: Adding a roof deck. Rate of return in South Boston??

    Posted 12/02/2010 04:43:31 EST

    is your question "will it add value?" or will it add 100% of its cost to the value of the house? The answer to the second question is almost always "no," with a few exception - some paint jobs, adding more »

  • Forum Post: Cabinet refacing; does it look good or cheesy?

    Posted 12/01/2010 07:14:07 EST

    I have seen both good- and awful-looking cabinet refacing.  If it's done well, with good doors and hardware, it can be indistinguishable from new cabinets. bests, -rsr- Ron Rothenberg Exclusive Buyer more »

  • Forum Post: Appropriate Application Questions

    Posted 11/24/2010 07:10:48 EST

    Some of that info you may not want to know -- I would never ask birthdate, etc., as it might open you up for an age discrimination lawsuit -- bank account numbers, etc., require special handling in Ma more »

  • Forum Post: Do sellers have to sign the property disclosure form?

    Posted 11/17/2010 05:54:42 EST

    In Response to Re: Do sellers have to sign the property disclosure form?: Scitu8,       Without signing a SSPC, the buyers would be purchasing the property as-is, correct?  If that's the case, what wo more »

  • Forum Post: How did you choose your realtor?

    Posted 11/17/2010 05:48:36 EST

    ReMaven makes a few good points. I will never understand why people choose agents by Hobson's Choice - they choose whomever is standing there at the open house, and rely on them for good advice. I lik more »

  • Forum Post: Frustrated with realtor

    Posted 11/17/2010 05:42:51 EST

    How did  it take so long to get sick of this agent? I have to agree with REMaven - mostly they're a waste of time.  The only person who benefits is the broker who sits there and prospects for new cust more »

  • Forum Post: Latest news - bad for sellers, better for buyers - but the standoff continues?

    Posted 11/17/2010 05:36:31 EST

    I almost hate to be uncharacteristically optimistic, but I have a good memory, and have been through four or so business cycles in my life. I can't help but recall the refrain at cocktail parties in t more »

  • Forum Post: Best town for your money?

    Posted 11/17/2010 05:28:02 EST

    In Response to Re: Best town for your money?: Everyone has unique circumstances.  If you are without school age children there are fab places. Posted by JJSype Even if you don't have school age childr more »

  • Forum Post: Counter offers

    Posted 11/17/2010 05:17:16 EST

    Dirty real estate secret about listing price: Listing price has almost nothing to do with it. It's a fiction made up by the seller and his/her agent. Keep your eye on the value of the house. Listing p more »

  • Forum Post: Super cheap wedding?

    Posted 07/23/2009 02:41:38 EDT

    check out Garden in the Woods, in Framingham - we're only paying $600 or $700 for a lovely venue, out in the woods.  Might be too small for you, though. more »

  • Forum Post: Any other ideas for wedding venues - small wedding (40-50), labor day sunday

    Posted 07/23/2009 02:39:27 EDT

    thanks, great idea, but I also neglected to say that it needs to be kosher, so we need to bring our own caterer. 



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  • Forum Post: Any other ideas for wedding venues - small wedding (40-50), labor day sunday

    Posted 07/23/2009 01:36:18 EDT

    our first choice was the Commander's Mansion in Watertown, but that is taken that day. We are considering CRI (community rowing), and Garden-in-the-woods, but I'm not that crazy about either of those, more »