Market Updates

Dec. 23, 2018

Are You Ready for Rising Interest Rates

Can’t say I didn’t warn you…


And Interest Rates Are On the Rise!

Several months ago I was warning buyers and sellers to make a move ASAP before interest rates move up. The ridiculously low interest rates that the Feds have kept artificially low to make the economy look better ...

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June 30, 2018

How Boston's Personal Residential Exemption Works

The mayor and the Boston City Council chose to increase the residential exemption from 30% to 35% of the average of all residential parcels back in 2017. This amounted to a tax reduction of $2,433 for everyone who had a personal residential exemption on file. This means that many ...

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June 26, 2017

FHA Conforming Loan Limits Raised

and, do so annually!

FHA loan limits

Getting a mortgage for a home can be a challenge for many buyers for a variety of reasons. However, high-cost-of-living states such as Massachusetts pose an additional challenge – higher down-payment requirements. Fortunately, the Feds understand this and try to keep the FHA low-down-payment mortgages available ...

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May 15, 2017

FICO Scores

My Credit Score is Decent.
or is it?!

How many times do we REALTORS® hear buyers say, “My credit is good” when it really it isn’t? Constantly. Some buyers think that their credit is in great shape when it isn’t because they don’t understand what good credit is considered ...

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April 26, 2017

Avoid These Common Mistakes

When Buying A Home

Being an Accredited Buyer Representative, I take my job looking out for my buyer clients very seriously. If I am going to find the right home in the right area at the right price I need more than just “We’re looking for a 3-bedroom home in ...

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March 31, 2017

Government's Heavy Hand on Landlords

Just Cause Eviction Bill Re-Introduced Again in 2017

Eviction might be getting more difficultIf you’re a landlord or planning on becoming one in Boston, you have to keep informed of what you can and cannot do when your property is within the city limits of Boston. Mayor Martin Walsh has re-filed a proposal to radically ...

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Jan. 31, 2017

Curious About Local Real Estate?

Receive the Latest Local Market Stats

Curious about local real estate? So are we! Every month we review trends in our real estate market and consider the number of homes on the market in each price tier, the amount of time particular homes have been listed for sale, specific neighborhood ...

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