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Big Condo Projects On The Way

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          For the past year, Bay State homeowners and potential home buyers competed in bidding wars as they targeted a dwindling supply of properties for sale. Massachusetts' housing market rebounded strongly in the first two quarters as the median sale price for single-family homes and condos jumped at double-digit rates and sales [...]

Spring DIY Tips and Trends

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It finally feels like spring is here! With the warm weather, many are getting ready to clean out the old, and start fresh with the new. But spring cleaning doesn't mean getting rid of everything in the garage. Familiar pieces showcased and refurbished in a special way can be conversation starters and a great way to add life into your space. [...]

Easy Ways to Save Energy in 2012

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There are so many energy efficient solutions to conventional products out there but consumers are often overwhelmed about what makes the most sense for them.  A lot of green products will save energy and ultimately money for your household but there are two in particular that are extremely inexpensive and make an enormous impact on your [...]

Rent at Record High After September Increase

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Rent at Record High After September Increases

U.S. multifamily rents are now at a record high and still climbing rapidly. In August the average nationwide rent rose to $1,162, a 6.5 percent increase year over year. This percentage mirrored that of July when the average U.S. apartment rent rose to $1,155. And that’s not all: rents have been [...]

Target vs Walmart: Which Will Increase Your Home Value More

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Research has shown that homes situated near a Trader Joe?s or Whole Foods see significant increases in value. Can big-box retailers have a similar effect?

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How To Redo Your Kitchen for Under $1000

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Kitchen renovations are expensive but luckily there are small, inexpensive tweaks you can make to emulate the same “new space” effect. Here are five changes you can make that will freshen up your kitchen without breaking the bank.

 

Wheel Estate: Bike Paths Lift Home Values

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Bicycle-friendly amenities are contributing to a surge in property values  for communities everywhere, marshaled by developments in urban centers and suburban outposts that accommodate “active” transportation. At its core, the bicycle boom is about people choosing a lifestyle that gives them more options and requires less dependence on motor vehicles. Through supporting bike infrastructure, real estate professionals who influence the built environment [buildings, neighborhoods and streets] can play a significant role in creating healthier, more sustainable communities.

Tips To Get Your Home Ready For The Spring Market

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Despite all evidence to the contrary, it is the middle of winter. However, spring will be here before you know it and historically in most real estate market this is when it really begins to heat up. The spring market usually yields the highest prices for home sellers.

However, it is important to properly prepare your home if you?re thinking of selling it in the spring. Competition will be fierce so you have to make sure you have a fighting chance. Check out these tips to get your home spring-ready.

Home Improvements to Boost Your Home's Value

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When it comes to buying a house, its no secret that we tend to “judge the book by its cover”.  So, if you’re selling your home its important to make sure it looks as appealing as possible. Here are a few tweaks you can make to boost your selling price.

 

Condos Are Back and Overtaking Single-Family Homes In Appreciation

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Condos are appreciating faster than single-family homes accross the US. This is especially prominent in areas with thriving job markets and ongoing urban renewal. Condo are appreciating at a rate of 5.1 percent compared to the 3.7 percent appreciation for single family [...]