housing: Obama JibJabbed... - 06/20/09 07:25 AM
Our Super Hero in Chief!
Now...what about HOUSING ???
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Top Real Estate Agent for more than 14 years, serving the real estate needs of Wellesley, South Natick, Weston, Needham, Wayland, Newton, Framingham and other MetWest communities. www.johnprescott.net
JOHN PRESCOTT
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Century 21 Commonwealth
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housing: Housing Slump? Nah… - 05/08/09 03:48 AM
 The MetWest Scene bostonkayakguy.wordpress.com Submitted:Just now! - Massachusetts is an attractive place to live - AND work. Take Raytheon... businesses in the Bay State contribute and invest in the state's economy in $$$$ ways...(more) BostonKayakGuy...John Prescott's The MetWest Scene
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JOHN PRESCOTT
-BostonKayakGuy
 
Top Real Estate Agent for more than 14 years, serving the real estate needs of Wellesley, South Natick, Weston, Needham, Wayland, Newton, Framingham and other MetWest communities. www.johnprescott.net
JOHN PRESCOTT
Vice President
Century 21 Commonwealth
508-523-9252
 
 
 
 
BostonKayakGuy…The MetWest Scene
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housing: How Swell is the Wellesley Real Estate Market Right Now??...John Prescott's The MetWest Scene - 02/17/09 02:35 AM
Is the Boston Globe’s Take on Wellesley’s Real Estate Market on the $$$…??? ...The MetWest Scene… bostonkayakguy.wordpress.com Submitted: 50 min ago - According to the Boston Globe, real estate in "Swellesley" is well, swell. But what do the facts/numbers say??...(more) BostonKayakGuy...John Prescott's The MetWest Scene
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  For a long time Wellesley seemed impervious to the downward trend in the real estate market - for many reasons. Wellesley is a great community and continues to be a great lifestyle and location choice. That's not going to change. But there … (0 comments)

housing: Fix Housing First! Shouldn't the Consumers Directly Benefit from the Stimulus? Then Take Action!" - 02/12/09 09:48 AM

$$$? Shouldn’t YOU Get Help in the Stimulus Package? bostonkayakguy.wordpress.com — "Contact Your Representatives - The Senate adopted an amendment to the economic stimulus bill that provides for a tax credit very similar to the Fix Housing First Homebuyer Tax Credit legislation – a $15,000 tax credit for all primary resident buyers. But this provision is being threatened in the House-Senate conference...Fix Housing First"
 
  Think about it - A tax credit would stimulate spending. As the plan stands, banks, financial institutions, auto companies, etc. - people who took high risk, companies run into the ground by culprits of … (0 comments)

housing: Natick Market Momentum...John Prescott's The MetWest Scene - 02/12/09 02:18 AM
Natick Market Momentum January 2009 ...John Prescott’s The MetWest Scene… bostonkayakguy.wordpress.com Submitted: 6 min ago - The spring housing market has officially begun. The 54 inches of snow which has fallen this winter has put a bit of a crimp on an early market, but realtors are reporting an uptick in ...(more) BostonKayakGuy...John Prescott's The MetWest Scene
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  I think buying a home is a lifestyle choice, not a portfolio choice! Well making an investment in your life is always the best investment you can make!
 
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housing: MetWest Scene Bulletin: Homebuyers To Receive Tax Credit Up To $15,000 - 02/05/09 02:24 AM

The Senate voted to approve a tax credit of 10 percent of the value of new or existing residences, up to a $15,000 limit.
Presently, only first-time home buyers receive a $7,500 tax credit, so this represents a significant change.
The cost of the proposed tax credit is an estimated $19 billion.
As the economic stimulus package continues to be hammered out, it is possible that the homebuyer tax credit may be changed or even eliminated.
But it does represent an attempt to accomplish two very important objectives:  to put money directly into the hands of the general public, … (0 comments)

housing: What Would Jesus Do?...If Today's Media Covered Story of Birth? - 12/25/08 01:38 AM
What would Jesus do? If Today’s Media Had Covered Story of Birth? John Prescott's The MetWest… bostonkayakguy.wordpress.com  - Today's media has been accused of no longer offering fair and balanced reporting. A newspaper front page mock-up going around the internet, depicts how today's media might cover the news of Jesus' birth. (more) BostonKayakGuy...John Prescott's The MetWest Scene
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housing: Finally, the Taxpayers Get a Big Chunk of Change...John Prescott's The MetWest Scene - 12/18/08 09:40 PM
Guess What the Fed Put in your Holiday Stocking?…$$$ F Fed Gives Home Buyers $$$
If you were very BAD this year, it seems that Santa brought you a taxpayer bailout.
And if you were very GOOD this year, the Fed has brought you a big chunk of change...
What do the recent Fed actions regarding interest rates mean for you? Well, the Fed’s actions have resulted in opportunity and buying power…the result of  INCREDIBLE MORTGAGE RATES that are now available.
Rates as low as 4.9%,…30 year fixed with no points means opportunity knocks, BUY NOW!
Combine the favorable prices that we’re … (0 comments)

housing: William Frey: Prognosticator or Greedy Investor?...John Prescott's The MetWest Scene - 12/12/08 09:41 PM
Image via Wikipedia Bill Frey, an avid investor in mortgage securities, seems to put his money where his mouth is. This summer, he vowed to sue banks over forced mortgage modifications, arguing that they would bilk bondholders like him out of promised income. Indeed, on Dec. 1, he lodged a class action lawsuit against Bank of America for its plans to change the terms on some 400,000 home loans. Frey believes that if these contracts are broken they will forever damage the secondary market for mortgages, which has been the financing engine for funding home purchases in America for decades. -BusinessWeek.com
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housing: Market Momentum...Natick,Wellesley,Needham...John Prescott's The MetWest Scene - 12/06/08 01:33 AM
Market Momentum…Natick, Wellesley, Needham Posted on December 6, 2008 by bostonkayakguy  Clients keep asking…
Should I buy now?
Should I sell now?
When will the housing market go up?  Go down?
Is the house I want to buy at the very lowest it will go?
Can I sell my house for close to the profit I want?
Will the market go back to what it was 2 or 3 years ago, in the coming year?
The media knows a good story when it has one.  Whip people into a frenzy, keep casting all business information in a bad light, and end each … (0 comments)

housing: Sex, Lies, and Subprime Mortgages...John Prescott's The MetWest Scene - 11/16/08 01:50 AM
Everyone's been asking, "How did this happen?" How did the economy get to this place? The full impact of what the corporate executive teams were doing at some of the country's largest and most venerable institutions has astonished many of us. They took their companies, ran them into the ground, all the while taking multi millions of dollars and putting it into their own personal pockets. And the housing industry? Well this article in Business Week is a real eye opener.  It's disturbing...on so many levels... What has been going on in some areas of the mortgage industry is outrageous! Let … (2 comments)

housing: The Man In The Mirror..Anderson Cooper's Top Culprits of Collapse # 1..John Prescott's The MetWest Scene - 10/29/08 04:34 PM
I’m Looking At The Man in the Mirror..Anderson Cooper’s Top Culprits of Collapse..And He’s Naming Names..#1 Culprit..
Posted on October 30, 2008 by bostonkayakguy 

Naming Names:  Anderson Cooper’s Top Culprits of the Collapse unveiled the most important culprit according to this CNN report and that culprit is someone you have the utmost respect for:...yourself! That’s right…you, me, and joe the plumber… CNN and Anderson Cooper 360 have named “we the people” as one of the Top Culprits of the Collapse… Culprits of the Collapse - #1 You
“So who is to blame for this financial fiasco? That’s the question we’ve … (0 comments)

housing: Barney Frank...Affordable Housing Sugar Daddy..John Prescott's The MetWest Scene - 10/28/08 08:30 AM
Barney Frank Called “Affordable Housing Sugar Daddy”
Posted on October 28, 2008 by bostonkayakguy 
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The fat lady hasn’t sung…in fact she hasn’t even begun her vocal warm-ups, according to a report on WickedLocal.com, regarding the debate held at Wellesley College for the 4th congressional seat presently held by Barney Frank.
Contenders Earl Sholley and Susan Allen squared off against Frank, saying he needed to go because of his role in the mortgage crisis,  With Sholley calling him the “affordable housing sugar daddy,” the debate was off and running.
Frank strongly volleyed the tag team … (0 comments)

housing: Naming Names: Anderson Cooper’s Top Culprits of Collapse..#2.. Franklin Raines of Fannie Mae - 10/24/08 03:11 AM
Top Culprits of Collapse..#2.. Franklin Raines of Fannie Mae John Prescott's The MetWest Scene  

Posted on October 24, 2008 by bostonkayakguy 

10 Most Wanted: Culprits of the Collapse

 
Anderson Cooper “Politicians have said ‘now is not the time to talk about blame for the financial collapse.’ Now IS the time to talk about blame. People deserve to know how we got into this mess. We’re naming names and holding The culprits of the collapse accountable. Every night we add a new name to our list…” See who’s on it…
Join CNN every night at 10 pm … (0 comments)

housing: Naming Names: Anderson Cooper’s Top Culprits of Collapse..Angelo Mozilo of Countrywide.. - 10/22/08 02:24 AM
Naming Names: Anderson Cooper’s Top Culprits of Collapse..Angelo Mozilo of Countrywide..  John Prescott’s The MetWest Scene
Posted on October 22, 2008 by bostonkayakguy 
Naming Names:Anderson Cooper’s the Top Culprits of the Collapse unveiled Countrywide’s Angelo Mozilo as the 4th member of the pyramid of greed.
David Mattingly reports:


No mention is made of the VIP loans Mozilo is alleged to have made to two senators, two former cabinet members, and former US ambassador Richard Holbrooke.
Senator  Chris Dodd, chairman of the Banking Committee, and the chairman of the Budget Committee Senator Kent Conrad, along with former HUD secretary … (2 comments)

housing: Wellesley College...Why We Can't Party Like It's 1999!..John Prescott's The MetWest Scene - 10/21/08 07:02 AM
Wellesley College Event: Why We Can’t Party Like It’s 1999!
Posted on October 21, 2008 by bostonkayakguy 
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“As more and more people feel the effects of the current financial crisis and credit crunch, many questions arise. How did this happen, and what comes next?
Eric Hilt, an economic historian, will talk about the historical parallels to the current crisis during the panel discussion “Donkeys, Elephants, Bulls and Bears!” Wednesday, Oct. 22, at 12:30 pm in Pendleton Atrium on the Wellesley campus. Economics faculty members Olga Shurchkov, Malhar Nabar, Joseph Joyce and Akila Weerapana will join him to … (0 comments)

housing: Wellesley College Explains Why We Can't Party Like It's 1999! John Prescott's The MetWest Scene - 10/20/08 05:31 AM
Wellesley College Event: Why We Can’t Party Like It’s 1999!
Posted on October 20, 2008 by bostonkayakguy 
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“As more and more people feel the effects of the current financial crisis and credit crunch, many questions arise. How did this happen, and what comes next?
Eric Hilt, an economic historian, will talk about the historical parallels to the current crisis during the panel discussion “Donkeys, Elephants, Bulls and Bears!” Wednesday, Oct. 22, at 12:30 pm in Pendleton Atrium on the Wellesley campus. Economics faculty members Olga Shurchkov, Malhar Nabar, Joseph Joyce and Akila Weerapana will join him to … (0 comments)

housing: Naming Names: Culprits of Collapse..Just the Beginning..John Prescott's The MetWest Scene - 10/19/08 06:49 AM
Naming Names: Who Made Anderson Cooper’s First Cut of Culprits of the Collapse?
Posted on October 19, 2008 by bostonkayakguy
Anderson Cooper’s Top Culprits of the Collapse ended the week realizing that culpability extended well beyond the number 10.  So CNN will continue reporting on the Culprits, and we’ll have to stay tuned…
The first 5 culprits include Joe Cassano/AIG, Richard Fuld/Lehman, Chris Cox/SEC, Phil Gramm/former US senator, Alan Greenspan/former FED chairman, and Ian McCarthy/Beazer Homes.
Since CNN’s report first began airing, a number of news items and investigations have been announced…
 
#5 Beazer Homes/Ian McCarthy

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housing: Anderson Cooper Really Does Have Something in Common with Joe the Plumber ...John Prescott's The MetWest Scene - 10/17/08 06:09 AM
Anderson Cooper: Sludge Buster!...John Prescott's The MetWest Scene
Posted on October 17, 2008 by bostonkayakguy
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Naming Names: Anderson Cooper’s Top Culprits of the Collapse…
Well as the minions at CNN waded through the detritus of the financial markets infrastructure, it seems that it became apparent that the problems that ate away at the underpinning of the US economy extended far beyond the number 10.
CNN’s The Morning Buzz announced that the TOP TEN CULPRITS OF THE COLLAPSE has now morphed into the broader “Top Culprits….”
No end in sight to the numbers of culprits that fell … (0 comments)

housing: Naming Names: Anderson Cooper’s Top Culprits # 7 …Phil Gramm On Board! - 10/14/08 08:01 PM
John Prescott's The MetWest Scene: Top Culprits # 7 …Phil Gramm On Board!  

Posted on October 15, 2008 by bostonkayakguy 
Culprits of the Collapse - #7 Phil Gramm
It seemed appropriate that a politician take his place with the rogue’s gallery of Top Ten Culprits of the Collapse, so former Senator Phil Gramm of Texas now assumes the fourth photo on the post office wall!
* courtesy MotherJones Magazine
Back to 1999 where our U.S. senator spearheaded legislation which allowed banks to comingle with investment houses and insurance companies, which expressly went against laws in existence since the Great Depression!  … (0 comments)

 
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