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Blog :: 2016

What's Next for Interest Rates and What Does it Mean for Home Buyers?

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If you follow real estate even a little, you've probably heard that interest rates are on the rise.  In fact, on December 1st most lenders came close to the highest levels we've seen in two years.  So what's next?  And does an increase in rates mean that home prices will drop since there will be fewer buyers and therefore less demand? [...]

The Best Activities and Entertainment This Holiday Season in Boston

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Boston is a fun place to be any time of year, but especially at Christmas-time, when the sparkling Christmas trees and festive lights illuminating streets and storefronts bring cheer to even the scroogiest Bostonian.  The city buzzes with music, holiday shoppers fill the sidewalks and stores and best of all, special holiday events start [...]

Tuesday Tip - The 4 Boston Neighborhoods Smart Real Estate Investors Should Check Out Now

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If you’re from the Boston area, you likely remember a time not long ago, when towns like Somerville and Brighton were where college students with 3 digit bank accounts moved the day after they graduated.  While there were pockets of prosperity, the more affluent home buyer frequently chose Cambridge instead of Somerville, and Newton instead [...]

Tuesday Tip - How to Declutter Small Living Spaces

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Decluttering Small Spaces

 

Photo Credit: Apartmenttherapy.com

This guest post is contributed by Real Estate Unlimited, a real estate group representing the Echo Park neighborhood and other historic neighborhoods in the Los Angeles area. 

If you’re living in a smaller space, you want to keep clutter to a minimum – but how can you ensure that [...]

Tuesday Tip - Why Pre-Approval Should Be Your Very First Step

It's a good time to be a seller in Boston.  Most have the luxury of picking from several different buyers, many of whom will be offering cash or concessions like a waived finance contingency or inspection.  One thing is for certain, they are unlikely to seriously entertain offers from buyers who are not pre-approved.  This is one of the main [...]

Tuesday Tip - Why This Fall is the Perfect Time to Buy

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If you're sipping your first pumpkin latte while checking your fantasy football rankings and skimming past posts about your friends' kids' first day of school, then you know it's begun - Fall.  It's subtle now, but in a few weeks, as the temperature drops and the leaves change, it will be undeniably present.  At the same time, many of the [...]

Tuesday tip - 5 Golden Rules for Home Staging

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Home owners often spend years adding personal flair to their home's decor.  Unfortunately when they decide to sell, customized ornamentation and interior design can be a detriment rather than a selling point.  Staging is a great way to make adjustments that highlight  qualities that appeal to all buyers - space, light, neutrality, [...]