The question on everyone’s mind is when will the housing market rebound? For those in some parts of the country it already has. If you live in Boston or the Greater Boston Area, then it’s your lucky day, because you are living in one of those areas. The Case Shiller Index you see on the news every night talking about the country still having housing problems has shown Boston having modest increases in home prices for the past 3 months. We aren’t alone in our increases either, 18/20 markets that they monitor show increases in recent months. Looking for further ..

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U.S. News and World Report, has ranked Boston as one of the top 10 places to grow up in the US. The report cites the city’s exciting history and many activities as a great option for parents looking to raise children in a big city. “Kids will marvel at the African penguins in the New England Aquarium, gawk at the humpback whales on a whale-watching tour, and erupt as the Red Sox take the field at beautiful Fenway Park.” Our exciting activities are just one reason that parents should consider raising their children in the city. The great schools that ..

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Smart Money Magazine this month has done a special, on 5 ways to put your cash to work for you. Some of you may have cash from pulling out of the stock market in time or even those of you that just have cash lying around. One of the main points of the article is that real estate is one of the few industries that is expected to keep pace with inflation over next few years. There is even better news for those of you over the age 59 and ½ when it comes to putting your money to work ..

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Agents are always saying it’s a great time to buy, and I know to many people agents sound like the boy who cried wolf. All they hear is how it’s such a great time to buy and they think the agent is really only saying it to make some money. While that might be case for some less than scrupulous agents, you certainly won’t hear it from me. It’s always much better to simply let the facts speak for themselves and right now the facts are saying it’s a great time to buy, if you want to live in the ..

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More and more people as of late are thinking about getting into the real estate investment game. The low mortgage rates right now have attracted a new crop of investors who have a little extra cash on hand. There is a shift taking place in the market right now, which can only be described as the beginning of the shift between old investors and new ones. Many of these investors have been in the market for years and they are starting to sell off parts of their portfolios and for a select few, this is an excellent opportunity. Most of ..

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According to a report put together by Integrated Asset Services LLC, Boston-area home prices rose 3.7% in May. The news may come as a shock to many outside the industry but to those in the know this news shouldn’t surprise you. A further sign of a national turnaround the report also showed a 1.6% increase nation wide in home prices for the month of May.

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Google has forever changed the way people shop for a new home and it’s getting ready to take it another step further. The first tool Google gave to homebuyers was Google Maps. They made it instantly easy to see the where your new home was located and how far it was from everything you need. The nearest subway station…done. The coffee shop around the corner…boom instant review. Google Earth, then took this a step further allowing you to see not just a full 360 view of your house, but the entire neighborhood. If you were looking for waterfront property you ..

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This past Friday, the 1330 opened its brand new rooftop pool. Lucky for all of you, I was invited up to see the grand opening. The pool caps what was already an amazing roof deck, on the Fenway’s most prestigious building. The new pool allows you to remain cool and still be able to see the scoreboard at Fenway Park. The views of the Back Bay skyline aren’t too bad either, and it’s definitely the place to be when it gets nice and hot like this coming week. Check out the photo of the new pool below! For more information ..

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I was talking with another agent the other day, when he told me the following story. The bank in question I won’t name, we’ll just use their initials. “My client, is 5 days away from the closing and the bank is refusing to give him a mortgage. The guy is putting 50% down and BOA won’t give him a loan. It just doesn’t make any sense! Even if the guy defaults, the bank picks up the property for half of what it’s worth and they can easily flip the property. If I had the money, I’d loan it to him ..

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The 1850 auction that took place yesterday and it was quite the event! The 35 units that were auctioned off brought out over 100 bidders. It took just 1 hour and 20 mins to sell all 35 units and 21 parking spaces. Pricing Break Down: Biggest Discount : Unit 507  $247,000 off last asking price (also the most expensive unit!) Cheapest Unit: Unit 206 $267,000 buyer got a $100,000 discount. Average Price per Square Foot: $370.76 Average Discount: $114,029 Average Unit Price: $320,229

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