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Needham Market Report - 03/26/09 03:07 PM
As of this moment in time 29 single family homes have gone under agreement in the past month. The concentration of homes that have accepted offers are in the $600,000 to $699,999 price range. The next highest price range of homes that have gone under agreement is $500,000 to $599,999. The luxury market is strong in Needham as well with 3 single family homes between $1,000,000 and $1,499,999 have accepted offers. There are 103 single family homes on the market with an Average List Price: $1,061,045 from $299,000 to $3,200,000 There are 22 condo/townhouses on the market with price ranges from (0 comments)
Down to Earth Boston's Sustainable Living Expo - 03/25/09 02:37 PM
If you are interested in energy savings, green homes, eco-fashion, future cars this is the place to god2e down:2:earth Boston's sustainable living expo. BACK TO BASICS Hynes Convention Center 900 Boylston St. Boston Saturday,April 4 11 am to 7 pmSunday, April 5th 11 am to 5 pmSat & Sunday tickets $10 adults, $8 students & seniors (with id)Visit www.d2eboston.com for discounts Exhibitors: http://d2eboston.com/about/exhibitors2008.php
Pat Baker, Realtor(R), ABR (R), GREEN(R)Coldwell Banker Residential Brokerage1 Chapel Street, Needham, MA 02492(C) 671-435-3471 (O) 781-444-7400 (V&F) 781-446-8697Search for home in Massachusetts (2 comments)
Green Needham Collaborative - 03/21/09 09:25 AM
This is the website for Needham's Green Collaborative - here you will find their mission. http://www.greenneedham.org/March 23, 2009 see below:Join State Senator Scott Brown and State Representative Lida Harkins for a Town Hall Meeting at:First Parish Church28 Dedham Avenue7:00 - 9:00 PMOn what the 2009 Stimulus Package means to Massachusetts.You can take the 10% challenge on the website too. So now we can take the low carbon diet lifestyle.For me it is low carbon and low carbohydrates diets. It works for me.I have been at this for a long time so in the past 27 years I have educated myself on (0 comments)
The market in Needham is defiintely hot. There were 21 single family homes that went under agreement in the last 20 days. The prices ranged from $350,000 to $1,475,000. It is like this, if you snooze you loose. I anticipate a very busy weekend with open houses and lots of traffic. Not only Needham but other surrounding communities are have much more activity. I would say the last 3 weeks have been strong. Now the the reduced interest rates that will encourage even more buyers out to the market. I spoke to agents in Holliston, Natick and all the (4 comments)
1979/2009 - 30 years ago VS Now - 03/19/09 09:02 PM
It is the best time to buy a home in 30 years which takes us back to 1979. The home prices are really great, the interest rates are even better. The first time buyer is especially in the driver's seat. In March of 1979 the 30-year conventional mortgage interest rates were 10.43%. Can you imagine? Well they kept going after that in 1981 18.45%. Todays rates are really amazing. Take a look at this A sign advertising a 30-year fixed rate mortgage of 4.875% is displayed at the entrance of a Northeast Bank branch office, Thursday, March 19, 2009, in Brunswick, (8 comments)
Stimulus Savings - From Needham, MA Business I highly recommend! - 03/15/09 09:09 PM
I can't really say enough great things about Consolidated Plumbing and Heating. Just for starters they saved 2 closings for me by their rapid response to a need we had we plumbing at the very last minute. One time it was after the owners were moved out and the closing was the next day. They came within the hour. The other time was after a building inspection they were able to come and give my buyer counsel on an issue regarding main sewer pipe. The best thing in both cases was they came so quickly. Recently a buyer of mine who (0 comments)
Tuesday at "Beverages to Go," Dover right next to Needham, MA - 03/13/09 01:29 PM
I have been highlighting a local business and this week I am featuring "Beverages to Go." On Tuesdays there is always a wine tasting and I wanted to get the word out on that. I have had Tammy Lamenzo do wine and cheese parties for me around at a property or as part of another event. She is always a delight and everyone, of course, enjoys the event. I personally can highly recommend Tammy and Beverages to Go." I have never been anything but delighted with the service whether I personally go there or Tammy comes to me and my event. (0 comments)
Needham Market Report - 03/10/09 09:27 PM
The spring market has sprung. The inventory has reached 85 single family homes on the market as of this date. There are some great homes on the market and with the First Time Buyer Tax Credit, low interest rates it makes for some great incentives in the home market right now.There were 17 single family homes that went under agreement in the past month wit h the average days on market 100 days.There have been 5 properties that went under agreement in the past 3 day as follows:Ranch 4 room, 2 bed, 1 bath listed at $499,900 - days on market (0 comments)
Help Habitat Build This House For Your Family I picked up the local paper and saw this ad. I am passing it on because someone may need this information . Your 300 hours of work on the house is your down payment - NOW THAT IS IT NEAT! Buy the house for $150,000 and pay 0% interest on your mortgage - That is also neat because it is not a free home but you are working for it. Family size - 3-6 Annual Income $35,000 to $50,000 *Must have good credit and work history- It is just great to (2 comments)
Selling Homes & Tax Rules - 03/07/09 07:32 AM
Well it is tax season and I thought it would be a good time to talk about selling houses. The law changed about ten (10) years ago and you no longer roll the profit from previous homes. A few rules to follow to exclude $250,000 of gain as a single person and $500,000 married filing jointly. 1. During the (5) year period ending on the date of sale, you must have owned the home for a least 2 years. 2. During that same five year period, you must have lived in the home as your main residence for at least two (3 comments)
Green Flooring - 03/02/09 05:52 PM
Cork FlooringCork flooring is top on my list and a great investment for flooring. Cork is comfortable, attractive, non-toxic, healthy, and enironmentally sustainable. Cork creates a warm atmosphere too. Cork flooring has actually been used since the 1800's. See below: First Congregational Church; Chicago, IL entire church area; cork floors installed in 1890 Toledo Museum of Art; Toledo, OH -50,000 sq. ft. cork floors installed in 1931; Special Exhibits Gallery built with cork floors in1981 Lots of cork floors in the 1950's Lumber Liquidators is an option: www.LumberLiquidators.comLong Leaf in Cambridge, MA: http://www.longleaflumber.com/cork_styles.cfmBamboo flooringThis would be a green alternative to hardwood (3 comments)
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