Blog :: 01-2016

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3 Things You Should Know About Selling a Home This Year

2016 is a sellers market. This means more demand for homes and more competition between buyers, resulting in potential bidding wars and higher selling prices. That said, there are a few things that every seller should know about selling their home this year.

 

Infamous Citgo Sign Building for Sale

The building in Kenmore Square that includes Boston’s iconic Citgo Sign is for sale! Boston University is selling nine of its buildings in Kenmore Square. Boston University’s President, Robert A. Brown told BU Today, “We want to promote development that makes Kenmore Square an even more vibrant part of the city and gateway to the BU campus. That goal will be the guiding principal as we consider all the options available to us."

 

Top 3 Tips for Real Estate Buyers

The 2016 housing market is predicted to be a seller’s market. So what does that mean for buyers this year?

Well, if you’re looking to purchase a home this year, you can expect increased prices, low supply and fierce competition. So, above all it’s important to keep an open mind and move quickly when you find a good match. Here are the top 3 key tips for buyers looking for a home this year...

The Hottest Boston Neighborhoods of 2016

Using home value forecasting, Zillow has announced its predictions for the Boston neighborhoods expected to see the most home value growth over the next 12 months. And it's probably not what you would expect.

 

Things You Should Know About Selling Your Home in 2016

The real estate market is ever-changing and right now that change is in favor of the sellers. If you're planning to put your house up for sale this year, there are some important things you should keep in mind..

5 Healthy Home Habits To Start In 2016

It's that time of year - resolutions are flying around faster than you can blink. "Get fit", "eat healthy" and "drink less" are just a few of the more common promises people make themselves. But how about some uncommon ones? This year, focus on another significant investment in your life - your home.

Where Does Newton Rank Among School Districts In Massachusetts?

The recently released Best School Districts in America 2016 grades statistics, student and aparent reviews and expert insites. Factors include state test scores, college preparedness, graduation rates, SAT/ACT scores, teacher quality, student and parents reviews and more. Here's a breakdown of Newton's score.

New Listing! 348 E Street, Boston MA

348 E Street, South Boston, MA - This beautiful South Boston home has been completely renovated. The residence includes 3 bedrooms with 2.5 bathrooms and an additional room large enough for an office of nursery. Click to view photos and details.

The Tax Benefits of Home Ownership

Homeownership and the American dream seem to go hand-in-hand. To foster this goal, Congress has consistently practiced tax legislation that favors homeowners. So much so that our tax laws discriminate against renters, giving unequal tax benefits to homeowners.

For those who don't know, here is a list of tax deduction available to the average homeowner.

What The Increased Interest Rates Mean for Millennials

The Federal Reserve has finally raised its interest rate. The impact on savings accounts won't be huge, at least for now. However, with the December increase, the fed funds rate - which has been circling zero for the last six years - went up a quarter percent. Though this is a baby step, bigger changes could come in 2016 if the Fed continues to raise rates. So here's what millennial savers and borrowers should know and more improtantly, what to do about it.

Why 2016 Is The Perfect Year To Buy A Home

Mortgage rates have been skimming rock bottom for a while now but they have finally started to rise again. Some homebuyers feel they've missed the window of opportunity. However, this is not the case. Here are a few reasons this year is a perfect time to finally become a homeowner.