Beatrice Cassis

Despite Increased Inventory, First-Time Homebuyers Deterred From Purchasing

After taking a direct hit in 2012 during the economic slump, and then rising gently in 2013, the national inventory of homes for sale has jumped 11.8 percent in May. However, most of the homes were in the top and middle thirds of the market. Homes in the most affordable price bracket, most favored by first time homebuyers, has been falling [...]

10 Boston Projects to Watch in 2014

tech <p>Boston is full of booming industry and improvement, from the ever-present construction on almost every bridge crossing the Charles, to the Government Center renovation. Here are ten projects in various stages of planning in the metro-Boston area worth watching in 2014.</p> <p>The Millennium Tower in Downtown
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Massachusetts Named Safest Residential State

tech <p>According to WalletHub's newly released <a href="http://wallethub.com/edu/2014s-safest-states-to-live-in/4566/">survey</a>, Massachusetts is the safest state to live in, in the entire country. Despite it's rough-and-tumble reputation, Boston is hardly a nucleus of immorality, despite the violence that has
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Check out Castles Unlimited's back-page ad in Distinctive Homes of New England!

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How to Win a Bidding War

tech <p>Contrary to what most people believe, it's not all about money. Sellers will sometimes take a lower offer, if it means less hassle.</p> <p>"What sellers really don't want to do is waste time," says John Walsh, president of the Connecticut-based lender, Total Mortgage. This means having all the paperwork -
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