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Open House! 68 Temple Street, Unit 103 Whitman Ma - 05/31/10 08:48 PM
Open House….This coming Sunday from 11 AM to 1 PM at 68 Temple St, Unit 103 in Whitman. This great starter condo is on the first floor. Like new one bedroom condo is in move in condition. Newly redone! Laundry facility located on each floor, elevator and on site parking. Centrally located, close to shopping commuter rail, churches, restaurants and Town Park. Why pay rent when you can own!
Refinancing to avoid foreclosure - 05/27/10 05:26 PM
The type of mortgage you have and the status of that mortgage will be big factors in what products and services are available to you. There’s a host of other factors too, employment history, marital status, down payment, etc. There’s quite a few options available to help you change your current situation. 1.) You can get a repayment Plan: Working together with you current lender, make a schedule of a full regular monthly payment plus a little extra each month, to repay the delinquent amount over a specified period of time. 2.) You can try Refinancing: Use the equity you have (2 comments)
Downsizing your Home to avoid foreclosure - 05/25/10 09:10 AM
The corporate world has relied heavily on the tactic of downsizing to help them survive the economic downturn. The heart of the tactic is how can I get the most utility out of the least expense. Selling under-performing assets, dropping lines of business with shaky track records, re-sourcing supply chains with lower cost options and, most painfully, cutting the greatest “controllable” expense, personnel. Leaner companies are poised to use the resources they saved to grow again, once new opportunities rise from the ashes of the downturn. The kids have grown up and moved out? Just Retired? These people have the option (0 comments)
Foreclosures rise in Massachusetts - 05/24/10 09:23 AM
Foreclosures are way up in Mass. This is always a tragedy for everyone involved. A person, or worse a family, looses their home. The mortgage company looses on the loan. Value lost on the house is crippling to everyone involved. Everyone involved in the transactions is leaping through hoops for months to accomplish something no one wants to do. Statistics compiled by the Warren Group, a major researcher of the real estate industry, indicate a serious upward trend. Completed foreclosures in Massachusetts 80 percent in April,(1,372 in 2010/764 in 2009) compared to last year. Compared to March 2010 though, They’re actually (0 comments)
Knowledge is power to a buyer! Know your Real Estate Market - 05/21/10 08:57 AM
The web is one of the best sources of learning and research today. There are websites out there that can send you daily emails with new and updated listings from the towns and price range of your choice. Some will even allow you to pick the features of your perfect home. Not just homes either. You can search for condos, land, multi family, commercial properties, and past solds at your convenience.View full listing sheets showing amenities, taxes, lot sizes, beds, baths, rooms, siding, fireplaces, garages, room sizes and much more?Get property address and see where the properties are located on MapQuest?Check (0 comments)
Come see the Open House for this Beautiful Colonial in Abington Ma. - 05/20/10 08:21 AM
Come see a gorgeous 4 bedroom saltbox colonial, beautifying one of Abington’s finest neighborhoods at 91 Walker Lane in Abington Ma. 02351. This spacious home is in excellent condition and sports many updates including new roof, windows, hardwood floors, carpets, appliances and freshly painted inside and out. The large eat in kitchen enjoys lots of fine cabinetry. Pristine landscaped grounds offer close to an acre of beautiful lawnspace. There’s a 2 car garage under the home. Seeing is believing! Our Open House will run on May 23rd from 11:00 AM to 1:00 PM. Don’t miss the opportunity. After a recent price (0 comments)
The May NAHB Builder's Confidence Report - 05/19/10 09:42 AM
It's out. Oh Boy, is it out! The May National Association of Home Builder's(NAHB) Report came out yesterday. It details the impressions of actual home builders regarding the current market and a forecast for the coming months. This month the overall index hit 22, a 33 month high, the highest point since August 2007. That's over a 4 point increase compared to April's report too.
Builder's with oodles of personal money and risk on the line are bullish on the housing markets current strength and are very optimistic about the next six months. The current sales index rose to 23, (0 comments)
Preparing an offer to purchase - 05/18/10 07:59 AM
There's a few points that every offer needs to have: 1. The Basics - legal name of the buyer, legal name of the seller, and the address of the property. 2. The accounting details, regarding the deposit, interest accrued and it's disposition and details of mortgage financing. This is where a pre-approval letter reay boosts your bargaining power and your stature in these negotiations. It says: "Listen to what I'm saying. I'm a serious player." You'd be surprised how much weight it carries in a seller's mind. It carries tons of weight in the agent's perception of a client. 3. The (0 comments)
Big Housing Report due tomorrow from NAHB - 05/17/10 11:42 AM
Tomorrow, Tuesday, we’ll be getting a peek at the Monthly Housing Market Index of the National Association of Home Builders. This is a great measure of how strong the builders feel the market really is at the ground level. One cool thing about this is just how pinpoint quick it is, It’s released in the same month as the data’s collected. Builders forecast current new home sales, future home sales for the next six months and buyer traffic. The report reaches into the practical now, through housing permits and starts. A solid report will convince nervous buildersto fire up pending projects. (0 comments)
South Shore Real Estate Crystal Ball: Next Few Months - 05/13/10 02:44 PM
People are Whitman are back to eating out. Abington folks are on the town. Rockland and Hanson are hopping. Retail numbers look good. Car Sales are rising again. Home Sales in the first quarter of 2010 rose 22% on the south shore. As the gains from the last couple of months work their way through the system, I expect that trend to continue. The Pending Home Sales Index has the same prediction.All that’s to the good. The strongest key to a recovery: JOBS. In March, Massachusetts Unemployment began a long awaited decline to 9.3%. Official numbers lag a few months behind (0 comments)
Luxurious Cape at 181 Warren Ave. Whitman! Open House This Sunday 11 - 1 PM. - 05/12/10 10:48 AM
Come see this truly unique cape set on gorgeous private lot. It boasts a large country kitchen, formal dining room, front to back living room with fireplace and a half bath on first floor. Upstairs offers 3 bedrooms with a stunning master suite over garage with a top of the line master bath. The back yard offers a huge deck with a tree lined yard that offers a great deal of privacy. Walk to town center, park, shopping and dining. Seeing is believing! Our Open House will run on May 16th from 11:00 AM to 1:00 PM. Don’t miss the opportunity. (0 comments)
April 2010 Single Family Home Sales in Rockland - 05/11/10 10:21 AM
Yesterday, we found that April favored the sellers in Abington. Today, It’s Rockland’s Turn. Will it be…the home buyers, the Home Sellers or both. I can’t stand the suspense. Last Month, there were 8 homes that closed within the month for Rockland MA. This is a increase of 3 units as there were only 5 homes that closed in April of 2009. Definitely a win for the buyers. More choice = more competition.The Average list price for the homes that closed in April of 2009 was $287,300. The Average list price for the homes that closed in April of 2010 was $254,800. That’s a $32,500 gain (0 comments)
Last week, we found that April favored the buyers in Whitman and Hanson. Today, Abington gets pored over. Will it be Buyers, Sellers, both or neither taking the prize. Try to contain your excitement. Last Month, there were 8 homes that closed within the month for Hanson MA. This is a increase of 1 unist as there were only 7 homes that closed in April of 2009. Definitely a win for the buyers. More choice = more competition.The Average list price for the homes that closed in April of 2009 was $310,557. The Average list price for the homes that closed in April of 2010 (0 comments)
April 2010 Single Family Homes Sales in Hanson - 05/07/10 01:33 PM
Yesterday, we found that April favored the buyers in Whitman. Today, Hanson goes under the glass. Who wins…the home buyers, the Home Sellers or both. Will the excitement never end? Last Month, there were 7 homes that closed within the month for Hanson MA. This is a increase of 3 unist as there were only 4 homes that closed in April of 2009. Definitely a win for the buyers. More choice = more competition.The Average list price for the homes that closed in April of 2009 was $289,925. The Average list price for the homes that closed in April of 2010 was $288,371. That’s only a $1,554 drop. This (0 comments)
April 2010 Single Family Home Sales in Whitman - 05/07/10 01:32 PM
Like I said in yesterday’s post, the Real Estate stats are in for April 2010. I focused on Single Family Homes as a good representative sample of the market. Both Buyers and Sellers had serious motivation in form of the tax credit, last month. Let’s see who came out winners, the home buyers, the Home Sellers or both. Last Month, there were 8 homes that closed within the month for Whitman MA. This is a decrease of 1 unit as there were 9 homes that closed in April of 2009. Pretty much even, but the sellers win on a technical, I guess. The Average list price (0 comments)
Whitman, Abington, Rockland and Hanson Single Family Home Sales - 05/07/10 01:30 PM
I sell real estate all over Ma. The South Shore, but the bulk of my transactions center around Abington, Whitman, Hanson and Rockland. Because of the rush last month from the tax credit, I wanted to see how the market looked. The number of homes purchased in these towns in 2010 beat 2009 by 6 (31-25). The homes were sold in 34 days less than in 2009 too(129-163). In 2010, $8,379,300.00 worth of single family homes sold, combining figures from all four towns. Last year’s, $6,765,900 seemed impressive for a recession, but 2010’s total of the homes sold in April was $1,613,400 (0 comments)
A Piece of History For Sale at 159 Mill St. Abington Ma. Open House Sat. May 8, 11 – 1 - 05/07/10 01:29 PM
Open House This Saturday, May 8th from 11 – 1 PM. Come see a piece of history at 159 Mill St. Abington in this Antique 4 bedroom Cape w/ one car attached garage set on nearly an acre lot. Old world charm is evident throughout this treasure. The traditional features of this construction are evident. High ceilings, spacious rooms, detailed mantelpieces liberally decorate this house. A walk through reveals meticulous maintenance. Wide pine floors, original woodwork, latched doors & some beamed ceilings are just a few of the unique features this home has to offer. Complete with 7 fireplaces, beehive oven, lots of closet (0 comments)
Hardest Part of Staging a New Listing - 05/07/10 01:25 PM
A buddy and I get together every couple of weeks and chat about life, real estate, the universe and everything. We both started Real Estate at the same time and every day since has been an education. Last week’s lunch meeting proved to be no different. He’s selling the house of a friend. Doesn’t sound so hard, right? I mean, it’s the right thing to do helping out a friend in need.The homeowner has lived in the house for years with his wife and 3 kids. The idea of moving came fairly recently for them and they planned on just inviting prosepctive buyers over (0 comments)
Mar. 09 & Mar. 10 South Shore Home Volume & Price Comparison - 05/07/10 01:23 PM
MLS has finished comprising the year over year comparison of the South Shore Single Family Home Market for March of 2009 compared to 2010. Good News! The indications are that the market is rising nicely. The number of homes rose just over 19%. Volume is a great indicator of short term market health and great news for Buyers. More volume means more choice and more competition. Even more positive is a just over 10% growth in housing prices. Sellers love that end of the deal. As for the market itself, Higher prices bode well over a longer term for depth and strength (0 comments)
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