Blog :: 2014

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Newton, MA Ranks as Top City in the Country

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When choosing where to live, Americans consider a variety of factors. For some, the quality of schools is important. For others, the strength of the local economy or personal safety takes priority.

To determine America's best cities to live in, 24/7 Wall St. reviewed data on the 550 areas measured by the U.S.

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How to Book the Perfect Vacation Apartment

While holidays are the right time for visiting new places and having fun, it is important that you plan well to get maximum value for your time and money. Once you know where you want to go and have enough vacation funds, it is time to decide on a good, reasonable lodging option to accommodate your [...]

US Home Sales Market Hits 6 Year High

Sales of new U.S. single-family homes surged in August and hit their highest level in more than six years, offering confirmation that the housing recovery remains on course.

The US Commerce Department said on Wednesday that sales jumped 18.0 percent to a seasonally adjusted annual rate of 504,000 units. That was the highest level since May [...]

Here's the 411 on Credit Scores

Realtors often first direct their clients to get approved for a loan amount through their favorite lender. However, many of these clients feel betrayed, cheated and at times embarrassed to learn that the credit scores they counted on, in some cases paid for or obtained for free are not used by mortgage [...]

How's This for a Title: Ukraine Conflict Boosts US Real Estate Market?

Ukraine's ongoing war with pro-Russian separatists and their Moscow benefactors is pushing money out of the region -- and into the United States.

"I hate to say it, but all this uncertainty and chaos is great for my business," said Marlen Kruzhkov, a Ukrainian-American attorney whose business is oriented toward foreigners, particularly those [...]

What Does the Zillow/Trulia Merger Mean?

Real estate listings service Zillow has purchased Trulia for $3.5 billion in stock, the companies announced in a joint statement. What does this mean for the industry?

The local associations of realtors and the MLS companies who have feasted on having realtors paying dues regardless of production will suffer - and should die off completely [...]

Top Stories for the Week of July 15th

The "Simply Marble-ous" Treasure Hunt Is On!

Save the Harbor/Save the Bay is partnering with JetBlue Airways again this year for the 3rd annual "Simply Marble-ous" Treasure Hunt. It is free and easy to enter. If you find a marble on your favorite beach from Nahant to Nantasket, just take a photo of yourself with your marble, post it on Save [...]