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LOW MORTGAGE RATES + LOW HOUSING PRICES = TIME TO INVEST

The stars are aligning to create the most opportune time to invest in real estate.  Adjustable and fixed mortgage rates have continued to decline remarkably since July 2007. According to Freddie Mac, the average 30-year fixed rate loan is about 4.6%, still down from the previous week. These are some of the lowest rates I’ve […]

>>June 18, 2011

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5 Important Tips for First-Time Home Buyers

So, you’re ready to buy your first Boston luxury home. For first time buyers especially, this experience might seem a bit overwhelming at first. To ease your anxiety, it’s important to do some homework. This should give you some idea of what you can buy within your price range and which neighborhoods appeal to you […]

>>June 11, 2011

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Boston Luxury Home Sales Pick Up Their Pace

The luxury real estate market has experienced a steady slow down, due to several factors: lack of buyer confidence, stricter mortgage guidelines, commercial development projects put on hold, etc. But finally, after two long years, the property transaction pace is picking up at great speed in many cities – Boston real estate market included. The […]

>>June 04, 2011

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Boston’s Fan Pier Gets A Boost, At Last

After much delay, due to economic stagnation, it is now official… Vertex, one of the largest local biotech companies, is moving to Boston’s Fan Pier. Vertex recently received FDA approval for its hepatitis C treatment, which prompted expansion and relocation from Cambridge to Fan Pier. In the past Cambridge has been the real estate hub […]

>>May 28, 2011

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Boston Home Closing To-do List and the Associated Costs

Buyers and sellers always ask me the same question, “what do I need to do before closing my Boston home?” Here’s an organized list to help address some of the more common concerns: 1. Homeowners Insurance – If buying, you need to get homeowner’s insurance, as well as insurance for the value of the property replacement. If […]

>>May 21, 2011

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