brighton ma condos: Cash Buyers Assume They Can Pay Less? Never Assume - 04/18/14 11:29 PM
Cash Buyers Assume They Can Pay Less?  Never Assume Cash buyers have been making many condo sellers in Brighton and Brookline very happy these days.  In general, they have an upper hand because they can waive the financing contingnecy, and they save everyone a lot of work and stress around obtaining financing.
With a cash buyer, the transaction is perceived as easier and less risky.
In turn, cash buyers and their agents assume they can make lower offers since their terms are so much better.
This assumption is flawed. 
Although cash buyers offer an incentive to the seller with lower risk, offering … (0 comments)

brighton ma condos: Brighton MA Condos Recent Sales - 03/14/13 05:06 AM
Brighton MA Condos Recent Sales The Brighton MA condo market is hot, with multiple offers and over asking sale prices common.  Here are some recent statistics.
Click on the link to search current Brighton MA Condos for Sale
Statistics from Past Six Months: 9/14/2012-3/14/2013
Number of condos sold: 104
Average Days on Market: 57
Median Price: $271,000
Average Price: $324,000
Currently there are 31 pending sales
Current Inventory
There are 31 active condo listings as of today, March 14th, 2013, in Brighton MA.  There are less than two months of inventory on the market.  What does this mean? If no … (0 comments)

brighton ma condos: Brighton MA Condo for Sale in Cleveland Circle - 01/31/13 10:06 AM
Search current inventory of Brighton MA Condo for Sale
Listing Details
Cleveland Circle Condo for Sale in Brighton MA
8 Chiswick Road #42, Brighton MA 02135 Price: $249,900 Bedrooms: 1 Square footage: 695 Call Ruth Lerner with questions at 617-807-0471 to learn if this property is still available, or something similar
Gorgeous Cleveland Circle Condo in Excellent Building I love pre-war buildings, 8 Chiswick Road was built in 1929 and has the classic features of the architecture of that era.  Unit #42 is located on the fourth floor, overlooking the courtyard, and with plenty of sun.  This one bedroom has hardwood … (0 comments)

brighton ma condos: Brighton MA Condo Report: 2012 Summary - 01/27/13 12:46 AM
No one should be surprised at the hot Brighton MA Real Estate market. Current market conditions in the Brighton MA condo market were easy to predict, as they are part of a decade long cycle we see in real estate. Now one of the hottest condo markets in the Boston area, Brighton's better condos are on the market 2-7 days, and enjoy rising prices.  
The writing was on the wall.  Look at the falling average days on market, plunging nearly 40% in 2012 from the previous year.  Prices went up and the average sale price / list price ration went … (0 comments)

brighton ma condos: Brighton MA Townhouse for Sale, Minutes to Harvard Square - 01/16/13 10:10 AM
You don't see very many townhouses for sale in Brighton MA.  Furthermore, Brighton MA real estate is most well known for pre-war buildings and small condos.  But the up-and-coming area around Brighton Mills has more to offer than you'd expect.
Nestled in a cul-de-sac is a three townhouse complex, built in 2006.  22 Abbey Road #3 is an end unit with sunshine and a bright open space.  The Brighton MA condo features:
1515 square feet 3 bedrooms 2.5 baths, marble granite and stailess steel kichen private deck huge shared yard two parking spaces hardwood floors full basement which can be finished … (0 comments)

brighton ma condos: My Trustworthy Crystal Ball Predits the Boston Condo market - 01/12/13 10:09 PM

I have an ongoing joke with some of my clients. When they ask me what will happen in Boston real estate, I pretend I am reaching for my crystal ball buried in my bag.
  It's irresponsible to tell people what will happen; we don't know what will happen.  Most economists get it wrong.  Especially now, when so much importance has been assigned to fiscal cliffs, mountain of debt, rivers of uncertainty  and other economic topography.
Yet, at the risk of behaving irresponsibly, I will use a combination of experience and my super power of keen insight of what I … (6 comments)