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2013 

Did the producers of "Glee" knowingly endanger millions of viewers last night? In one of the opening scenes of the episode, Santana drags a chair she found on the street into the condo in hopes of "reviving" it. Unfortunately all that she has done is expose herself as well as everyone else in the...
04/25/2013
The single-family market in Jamaica Plain is very strong in the first quarter of 2013 with an average 11% increase from the first quarter of 2012 to 2013 (all info from MLSPIN). In the first quarter as in some other markets like Brookline, we saw that ave sale price exceeded ave list price (can y...
04/19/2013
Brighton Condo Market Update - Q1 2013 Brighton has always been a popular area for fist time buyers or parents looking to buy a condo for their child as they attend college or grad school (a.k.a. - kiddie condo). Just ran some comparative numbers for the first quarter of 2007, 2012 and 2013. Pric...
04/19/2013
Just ran the numbers for South End condos for sales in 1st quarter of 2007, 2012 and 2013 (data from MLSPIN) Ave sale prices have grown from $615K in 2007 to $756K in 2013 - a 22% increase. Just from 2012 to 2013 the increase has been $17%. It goes without saying that these are averages and each ...
04/19/2013
The average prices for the Brookline condo market in Q1 2013 show an ave sale price over the average list price (any buyer trying to buy in Brookline this quarter has probably had the experience of dealing with multiple-bid situations). If you are thinking of buying in Brookline, make sure you ar...
04/19/2013
Recent data from the MLSPIN shows that in Q1 2013, the average condo in Somerville was going for $450K or $371.00 a sq foot. This is up from an average of $352K just in 2007 or a 27% increase in 6 years. For complete listings of Somerville condos - just click here - http://www.buyeragentsofboston...
04/19/2013
Somerville Multi Family Properties Have Strong Rebound Somerville muti-family properties have had a strong rebound since the recession. As in Brookline condos, we see the average sale price in Q1 2013 over the asking price (all info from MLSPIN). With limited inventory and strong rents, prices ar...
04/19/2013
Where have prices in the Back Bay gone over th past 6 years? According to the data I just pulled from the MLS - up, up and up. Take a peek at the data from Q1 2007, Q2 2012 and Q1 2013. Interested in the most up-to-date listings in the Back Bay - just click here - http://www.buyeragentsofboston.c...
04/18/2013
If you are thinking about buying a condo in Brookline here is a useful link to give you a sense of what your dollar will buy you based upon some recent sales - http://www.buyeragentsofboston.com/searches/2551021.rss New listings hitting the market are going for asking or over-asking with often ti...
04/12/2013
I was able to share some of my thoughts on the hidden dangers for home buyers when they are involved in a multiple offer situation today's Boston Globe - http://www.bostonglobe.com/business/2013/04/06/buyers-and-sellers-devise-new-tactics-bidding-wars-heat/sGYluX6GOfpAohfh9MfuLP/story.html Someti...
04/06/2013
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