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C.H. Naamad, Real Estate Pro in 02116
The Massachusetts unemployment rate declined 0.6 percent in March from the previous year, dropping further below a stationary national jobless rate, according to statistics from the Office of Labor and… Read more
Blogged Fri Apr 18, 2014 by C.H. Naamad Home Buying Home Selling Investment Properties
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Mario Pavli, Real Estate Pro in Boston, MA
"Flipping is back" may be a bit of an overstatement, but activity is there. No judgement on the mentality that buys into the "eternal price appreciation" model or what the short-term mindset does to long-term… Read more
Blogged Fri Apr 18, 2014 by Mario Pavli Home Buying Home Selling Rent vs Buy
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Mario Pavli, Real Estate Pro in Boston, MA
March home sales increased over the previous month for the first time in 2014, rising 24.6% from February, in addition to all 52 metro areas surveyed reporting an increase in sales over February, according… Read more
Blogged Fri Apr 18, 2014 by Mario Pavli Home Buying Home Selling Rent vs Buy
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Mario Pavli, Real Estate Pro in Boston, MA
Mortgage rates fell for the second week straight, hitting a six week low and assisting in homebuyer affordability during the spring home buying season.According to the latest Freddie Mac Primary Mortgage… Read more
Blogged Thu Apr 17, 2014 by Mario Pavli Home Buying Home Selling Rent vs Buy
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Mario Pavli, Real Estate Pro in Boston, MA
Solid growth is expected in the home remodeling market this year, but momentum should begin to moderate in the fourth quarter, according to the Leading Indicator of Remodeling Activity index released Thursday… Read more
Blogged Thu Apr 17, 2014 by Mario Pavli Home Buying Home Selling Rent vs Buy
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Chad Gaughan, Real Estate Pro in Boston, MA
Chad Gaughan answered:
Where in Greater Boston should I buy?
If you are still in the market, the Savin Hill area of Dorchester has really improved in the past for years. I have had a couple of clients start their home search in areas like Charle ... more
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C.H. Naamad, Real Estate Pro in 02116
The Boston Redevelopment Authority is expected to approve a $16 million apartment project in the city’s Audubon Circle neighborhood, near the Kenmore Square-Brookline border.Located at 900 Beacon… Read more
Blogged Wed Apr 16, 2014 by C.H. Naamad Home Buying In My Neighborhood Investment Properties
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Mario Pavli, Real Estate Pro in Boston, MA
Reversing four weeks of straight declines, mortgage applications climbed 4.3% from last week, according to theMortgage Bankers Association’s weekly survey of mortgage activity for the week ending April… Read more
Blogged Wed Apr 16, 2014 by Mario Pavli Home Buying Home Selling Rent vs Buy
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Mario Pavli, Real Estate Pro in Boston, MA
The Boston Redevelopment Authority is expected to approve a $16 million apartment project in the city’s Audubon Circle neighborhood, near the Kenmore Square-Brookline border.Located at 900 Beacon St.,… Read more
Blogged Wed Apr 16, 2014 by Mario Pavli Home Buying Home Selling Rent vs Buy
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Brian Cavana…, Real Estate Pro in Boston, MA
Mortgage Bonds are trading slightly lower this morning with Stocks higher following yesterday’s rally. In economic news, Housing Starts rose by nearly 3% in March from February as the sector climbs out… Read more
Blogged Wed Apr 16, 2014 by Brian Cavanaugh Market Conditions Home Buying Financing
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matt r, Home Buyer in Boston, MA
matt r asked:
Can 5% down get a condo in Boston? Let's assume the owner occupancy ratio doesn't qualify you for FHA, and a good credit score with a couple years of work history. Are lenders willing to go that low as long as you have PMI…
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C.H. Naamad, Real Estate Pro in 02116
The Massachusetts Association of Realtors (MAR) reported today that the March Realtor Market Confidence Index (RMCI) declined for the fifth straight month compared with the same time last year."The continued… Read more
Blogged Tue Apr 15, 2014 by C.H. Naamad Home Buying Home Selling Investment Properties
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Brian Cavana…, Real Estate Pro in Boston, MA
Mortgage Bonds are near unchanged after both Bond friendly and not-so Bond friendly data was released. The inflation reading April Consumer Price Index came in a bit hotter than expected, while the NY… Read more
Blogged Tue Apr 15, 2014 by Brian Cavanaugh Market Conditions Home Buying Financing
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Mario Pavli, Real Estate Pro in Boston, MA
The next couple of quarters may be rough going for the housing and finance industry.Housing prices and mortgage activity will stay highly sensitive to the Federal Reserve interest rate policy and guidance… Read more
Blogged Tue Apr 15, 2014 by Mario Pavli Home Buying Home Selling Rent vs Buy
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Mario Pavli, Real Estate Pro in Boston, MA
The state is selling a two-bedroom house in Revere that the MBTA received as part of a seizure order in what has been described as the biggest fare evasion scheme in T history.A former employee of a T… Read more
Blogged Tue Apr 15, 2014 by Mario Pavli Home Buying Home Selling Rent vs Buy
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Angel Calzad…, Real Estate Pro in Fort Lauderdale, FL
Access to mortgage credit is at its highest level in at least three years, and credit standards are expected to loosen even more this year, according to a newly released index by the Mortgage Bankers… Read more
Blogged Tue Apr 15, 2014 by Angel Calzadilla General Area Home Buying Financing
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Brian Cavana…, Real Estate Pro in Boston, MA
Mortgage Bonds are slightly lower today as Stocks prices rebound and are rallying after last week’s sell-off. The slight decline in Bonds is due in part to stronger than expected Retail Sales in March.… Read more
Blogged Mon Apr 14, 2014 by Brian Cavanaugh Market Conditions Home Buying Financing
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Mario Pavli, Real Estate Pro in Boston, MA
Six years after the Cleveland Circle Cinema closed, city officials this week could approve an $80 million redevelopment at the former theater's 2.5-acre parcel that borders Brookline and Boston, the… Read more
Blogged Mon Apr 14, 2014 by Mario Pavli Home Buying Home Selling Rent vs Buy
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Mario Pavli, Real Estate Pro in Boston, MA
Want to live in Boston’s Park Square on the border of the city's South End and Back Bay? Be prepared to pay among the highest rents in the city.Rents for a one-bedroom unit in the 128-unit high-rise… Read more
Blogged Mon Apr 14, 2014 by Mario Pavli Home Buying Home Selling Rent vs Buy
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James P. Fur…, Real Estate Pro in Boston, MA
Summary for Jamaica PlainThe median sales price for homes in Jamaica Plain, Boston for Jan 14 to Apr 14 was $420,000 based on 15 sales. Compared to the same period one year ago, the median sales price… Read more
Blogged Sat Apr 12, 2014 by James P. Furlong Home Buying Home Selling
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