Boston

August 4, 2013 - 8:03 AM
As we enter the dog days of summer we also look at the year and realize that one half of  2013 has passed and much has changed in the real estate market. Gone is the news of doom and gloom and now there are stories of bidding wars and rising prices.For sale signs are turning into sold signs quicker than Read More

Condos on the Rise in Cambridge and Somerville

As we enter the dog days of summer we also look at the year and realize that one half of  2013 has passed and much has changed in the real estate market. Gone is the news of doom and gloom and now there are stories of bidding wars and rising prices.For sale signs are turning into sold signs quicker than a year ago.  One segment of the market that has seen significant gains are Cambridge and Somerville condominiums.

Here is a look at the numbers behind the condominium boom:

Cambridge

Here are the numbers for the first half of 2012

July 4, 2013 - 9:00 AM
As you prepare to move to a new Boston area home, one of the first questions you will need to ask is whether it's smarter to buy first or sell first. You have the option to sell your home first and then look for and buy your new property, or you can buy first and then focus on selling your new home. Both Read More

Should Boston Home Owners Sell First or Buy First?

As you prepare to move to a new Boston area home, one of the first questions you will need to ask is whether it's smarter to buy first or sell first. You have the option to sell your home first and then look for and buy your new property, or you can buy first and then focus on selling your new home. Both have definite benefits and drawbacks that you will need to consider.

Selling First, Then Buying

June 6, 2013 - 1:16 PM
Boston real estate is growing in popularity.  Experts indicate the market is seeing a significant recovery, which is good news for homeowners.  If you are just entering the market and hoping to find your next home you'll need to move wisely. Boston home sale prices are competitive, and to snag that home you Read More

House Hunting in Boston's Competitive Real Estate Market

Boston real estate is growing in popularity.  Experts indicate the market is seeing a significant recovery, which is good news for homeowners.  If you are just entering the market and hoping to find your next home you'll need to move wisely. Boston home sale prices are competitive, and to snag that home you desire you'll need to be as well.

How to Buy When There's a Shortage of Homes

May 5, 2013 - 9:00 AM
For Boston home buyers looking for an investment opportunity, purchasing property near a college or university is an excellent option. Both Harvard and Boston University offer a wide range of investment property for anyone looking to purchase real estate in Boston. As a general rule, investing in real estate Read More

Buying Boston Real Estate in College Towns

For Boston home buyers looking for an investment opportunity, purchasing property near a college or university is an excellent option. Both Harvard and Boston University offer a wide range of investment property for anyone looking to purchase real estate in Boston.

May 4, 2013 - 6:54 AM
If you have been looking for a property to buy in Massachusetts the process is about to get a whole lot easier. The multiple listing service that serves Massachusetts also known as MLS Property Information Network will be updating their system to no longer allow listing agents to keep homes with a contract Read More

How Searching for Massachusetts Real Estate is Improving

If you have been looking for a property to buy in Massachusetts the process is about to get a whole lot easier. The multiple listing service that serves Massachusetts also known as MLS Property Information Network will be updating their system to no longer allow listing agents to keep homes with a contract to purchase in "active" status. The new changes will help would-be home buyers figure out what homes are actually available and what homes have accepted offers.

April 24, 2013 - 11:37 AM
Over one week later, early this morning, Boston's Boylston Street reopened to the public. It has been a very long and emotional week for Boston and the nation. Nine days after tragedy struck the finish line of the Boston Marathon, shoppers, restaurant goers and pedestrian traffic were allowed back into Read More

Support Boston’s Back Bay

Over one week later, early this morning, Boston's Boylston Street reopened to the public. It has been a very long and emotional week for Boston and the nation.

Nine days after tragedy struck the finish line of the Boston Marathon, shoppers, restaurant goers and pedestrian traffic were allowed back into the Back Bay. The shutting down of Boylston Street, and the city has hurt Back Bay restaurants, stores and businesses.

April 22, 2013 - 11:17 AM
If you are thinking about investing in a multi-family home in Cambridge you will have to act quick. Currently there are only 6 multi-family homes for sale in the entire city of Cambridge. Why are multi-family properties so hot? There are many advantages to owning multi-family homes. When you have a multi- Read More

Multi-Family Home Sales are on the Rise in Cambridge

If you are thinking about investing in a multi-family home in Cambridge you will have to act quick. Currently there are only 6 multi-family homes for sale in the entire city of Cambridge.

Why are multi-family properties so hot?

April 19, 2013 - 12:07 PM
A question that many homeowners want the answer to is: "What is my home worth?" The answer is not always so simple. There are websites you can go to that claim to give you a value but more often than not those sites are way off. One such site Zillow offers a service called “Zestimates Read More

Should I Believe the Zestimate?

A question that many homeowners want the answer to is: "What is my home worth?" The answer is not always so simple. There are websites you can go to that claim to give you a value but more often than not those sites are way off.

April 7, 2013 - 9:00 AM
The Boston real estate market is on the rebound, after several year of no growth. Boston home prices are increasing and inventory is down sharply from last year. Although the Boston housing market can still be categorized as a buyer's market, that window is narrowing and the time to buy is now. Boston real Read More

Boston Real Estate Market on the Rebound!

The Boston real estate market is on the rebound, after several year of no growth. Boston home prices are increasing and inventory is down sharply from last year. Although the Boston housing market can still be categorized as a buyer's market, that window is narrowing and the time to buy is now.

Boston real estate by the numbers

The current state of Boston's housing market can be best illustrated with numbers. Just a few statistics that outline Boston's home prices and trends include:

April 5, 2013 - 5:26 PM
Wanted: Homes for sale in Cambridge and Somerville and the surrounding areas. The spring real estate market is hot. According to the Massachusetts Association of Realtors, for the fourth straight month the median home price in Massachusetts has risen. It has been 19 straight months of an increase of closed Read More

Wanted: Single Family Homes to Sell in Cambridge and Somerville

Wanted: Homes for sale in Cambridge and Somerville and the surrounding areas. The spring real estate market is hot. According to the Massachusetts Association of Realtors, for the fourth straight month the median home price in Massachusetts has risen. It has been 19 straight months of an increase of closed home sales. Cambridge and Somerville are no exception and in fact inventory is especially tight, so if you or anyone you know is thinking of making a move now is the time!

Here is how the numbers break down for single family homes sold since the first of the year:

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