Massachusetts Home Buyer Guide - For MA Home Buyers, By An Exclusive Buyer Agent

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2007 

Haverhill, MA Mayor James Fiorentini hopes to use an upcoming regional conference of developers, landowners and environmental engineers to showcase downtown properties that the city believes are ripe for development, including the long-vacant Woolworth building, the Eagle Tribune reported March 2...
03/28/2007
The first thing to remember about home inspections is that you absolutely need one, no matter what you think of or are told about the property.BankRate.com published an article on March 11, 2007 about questions you should ask potential home inspectors. Briefly and without any of the details, the ...
03/28/2007
BankRate.com recently published "20 Steps To Get The Best Deal On A Home In 2007."I am happy to announce that step 6 is "Hire a buyer's agent." Obviously, there are some smart folks over at BankRate.com."A good real estate agent can help you focus your search and avoid the pricing pitfalls. Ideal...
03/28/2007
Construction of new homes rose 9 percent in February, but applications for new permits fell 2.5 percent, the Associated Press reported March 20, 2007.Even with the better-than-expected rebound, activity remained 28.5 percent below the level of a year ago.Read This ArticleIn other news, U.S. Mortg...
03/28/2007
U.S. sales of existing homes rose by 3.9 percent in February, the largest increase since March 2004, the  Boston Herald reported on March 23, 2007.After a tough 2006, the sales increase surely was music to the ears of listing agents. "After five years in which sales set new records, [U.S.] sales ...
03/28/2007
The average U.S. 30-year, fixed-rate mortgage interest rate rose to 6.16 percent, up from 6.14 percent the previous week, MarketWatch reported March 22, 2007. The rate is still below its year-ago average of 6.32 percent. Yes, that's correct, despite all the news reports that so frequently refer t...
03/28/2007
Besides great first-time home buyer programs, MassHousing offers a program that allows you to refinance your scary adjustable rate mortgage or a fixed-rate mortgage that is simply too high. The following information is from the MassHousing Web site.  MyCommunity Refinance LoansRefinancing your mo...
03/28/2007
An UMass Boston economics professor who recently completed his seventh annual study on subprime lending in Massachusetts believes more than 20,000 of the high-cost loans originated in the state in the last two years alone and issued primarily to individuals with poor credit will eventually end up...
03/20/2007
A panel consisting of academics, activists and business leaders is preparing a report that will call for the construction of 25,000 modestly priced houses in the Commonwealth over the next five years, the Boston Herald reported March 14, 2007.  "The new homes, which would range in price from more...
03/20/2007
Homes that are not connected to a local sewer system use septic systems or cesspools, both of which are regulated by the state Department of Environmental Protection (DEP) and local boards of health. Local boards of health are the primary regulatory authorities; however, the DEP is involved in ce...
03/20/2007
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