Blog :: 03-2015
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Niche Rankings released its report on the Best Public High Schools in Massachusetts.
Out of the 14,431 schools ranked, Newton South came in 22nd place and Newton North came in 14th place.
The results were determined through various statistics and the opinions of 280,000 parents and students. High rankings show that students are mostly [...]
When buying a home, there is the seller’s asking price, and then there is the actual price value as determined by an appraiser. An appraiser determines the value of a home. They do this by walking through the home, examining the exterior, recording the layout of the home, checking any amenities such as a pool or built in bar, and note and [...]
Brokers may ask you certain questions at an open house. Check out these 6 common questions and how to answer them so that you aren’t caught off guard.
Most brokers will ask you how long you have been looking for more reasons than just making small talk. Answer this question honestly and be specific. Brokers ask this to gauge the [...]
After inheriting a home, there are a few things to consider regardless of whether you plan to keep, sell or lease the property.
1. Check the title.
In order to ensure that the home is transferable to you, confirm that the ownership is in the name it is intended.
2. Make sure there are no liens against the property.
You should [...]
In many parts of the country, the difference between rental costs and household income is making rent affordability unsustainable.
Many people are being forced to move to more metro areas due to the increasing different between rental costs and household incomes. According to the National Association of [...]
According to the National Association of REALTORS® Home Buyer and Seller Generational Trends study, millennials make up the largest percent of recent buyers. Thirty-two percent of all buyers in the past year have been 34 or younger.
While the majority of millennials used the Internet as a source to find the home they purchased, 90 percent [...]
While many people believe that the different seasons affect real estate in Boston, a new analysis from Redfin shows that that may not be the case. During the winter, only 11 percent of listings go under contract in under 30 days. In spring, that number only rises to 12 percent and then drops to 9 percent in both summer and [...]
RealtyTrac® released its US Foreclosure Market Report™ for February 2015. The report shows that foreclosures were down 4 percent since January, and down 9 percent from a year ago. This is the lowest percent of foreclosures since July [...]
CoreLogic® conducted an analysis that showed that 1.2 million borrowers regained equity in 2014, bring the total number of mortgaged homes with equity at the end of 2014 to 89 percent. However, from Q3 to Q4 of 2014, the negative equity value increased $7 billion to $348.8 billion. Over the course of the year, negative equity from Q4 2013 [...]
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