Massachusetts Real Estate News & Opinion by Claudette Millette

Real Estate Agent - The Buyers' Counsel



If you are thinking of having your dream house built in Massachusetts you may be interested in a recent survey by J.D. Power and Associates.  It shows that the quality of new construction seems to be improving.   Could this be the result of fewer homes being built?  With a smaller number of home ...
Someone posed an interesting question in the latest issue of the Massachusetts Association of Realtors' monthly magazine, Bay State Realtor.   The question was:  Is it discriminatory against handicapped people to advertise a seaside property as a "short walk to the beach."  The answer was:  In th...
Home buyers in Massachusetts should be aware of recent changes to The Truth in Lending Act.  TILA or Regulation Z was originally put into place to require all lenders to provide full disclosure of all of the terms of a mortgage loan.  As of July 30, 2009 changes to these regulations will have an ...
Luxury condos in the upscale project known as Nouvelle at Natick, Massachusetts are now scheduled to be auctioned off on Sunday, October 4 at Crowne Plaza Boston in Natick.  In a follow-up to a post that I wrote last year, the troubled project continues to struggle in the wake of a bankruptcy pet...
As summer winds down, some home buyers in  Massachusetts are still waiting for the perfect opportunity to pull the trigger on their home purchase.  With higher interest rates looming as a possibility, some mortgage professionals are urging fence-sitting home buyers to make their move.  Last week,...
One of the great things about living in Metrowest Massachusetts is the fact that it's only a 30 minute ride into Boston and a stone's throw from some of the best culture and entertainment in the country.   Last night's performance of the award winning "Jersey Boys" was a step back into the 60's a...
To most of us this weekend symbolizes the fact that summer is fading away and we are staring down the face of autumn.   For some, it's a chance for one more drive to the Cape to catch a final beach day or to venture north, to Maine's coast before the chill sets in.  But, what is this holiday actu...
A $300 million program to boost sales of energy-efficient home appliances is under way and Massachusetts home owners may soon be able to participate.     The national program is currently set for this fall and will authorize rebates of $50 to $200 to consumers who decide to update their old appli...
You see them everywhere throughout Massachusetts.   Homes with overgrown lawns and "No Trespassing" on the door - but no real estate sign in sight.   These are properties that are part of the, so-called, "Shadow Inventory" which is comprised of homes that banks have taken back after foreclosure a...

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