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2013 

If you live (or park) in the City of Boston, the official street sweeping season begins on April 1 (although some neighborhoods may have begun earlier as part of a pilot program). To find out when your neighborhood is scheduled, just click on this link - http://www.cityofboston.gov/publicworks/sw...
03/31/2013
If you live in Massachusetts now may be the time to think about improving the energy efficiency of your home. Through Mass Save there are thousands of dollars in rebates available for projects that will improve the energy efficiency of your home and save you money in the future. From energy audit...
03/29/2013
I was just looking at some comparable sales for areas within the Greater Boston area that are popular with first-time buyers looking for a starter home (under $500K). Arlington has been an attractive town for starter homes because of the proximity to Boston, transportation links, strong school sy...
03/29/2013
  Good news today from the board at MLSPIN (the multiple listing service that covers Greater Boston)!   The guidelines for when the status of a property is to be updated to “Under Agreement” is going to be changed.    Under the new guidelines, the listing broker will need to update the status of ...
03/27/2013
If you have seen today's Boston Globe or have been reading my blog over the past few months, you know that the Greater Boston real estate market (including Boston, Cambridge, Arlington, Somerville, Brookline, Newton) is squarely in a "sellers market" condition. The caveat to this is that as long ...
03/26/2013
If you are thinking about buying in the Spring 2013 market, you need to start NOW to get your financing in order. In a competitive market such as the one we are going to see over the next 6 months, a seller makes their decision on whether to accept a certain offer based upon the likelihood that t...
03/21/2013
If you live or own property in Boston - as a renter, homeowner, or investor - you need to be aware that Tom Menino is pushing for even more regulation to the tune of hundreds of millions of dollars. This onerous regulation is going to require property owners and residents to submit energy usage o...
03/20/2013
First-time buyers looking across the river from Boston to Cambridge didn't see much price relief over the past 6 years. Looking back in the January 1, 2007 - March 1, 2007 timeframe we saw that the average sale price of one bedroom condos was $363K. Fast forward to 2013 and add 20% and that is wh...
03/19/2013
Cambridge is a popular city for single-famly and multi-family purchases not only for location and services, but also for return on investment. The average single-family property sold and closed in the January 1, 2007 - March 1, 2007 timeframe went for $1,084K. When we look at average closed price...
03/19/2013
North End one bedroom condos (popular with first-time buyers) and West End one bedrooms (popular with medical residents and professionals) have shown good growth over the past 6 years. In the January 1, 2007 - March 1, 2007 time frame, the average price of a one-bedroom was $306K or $495.00 a squ...
03/19/2013
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