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Increased Real Estate Mortgage Rates

Increased Real Estate Mortgage Rates

Mortgage Rates on the Rise!

            Average U.S. mortgage rates rose modestly this week, a move that makes home-buying a bit less affordable. Still, rates remain near historically low levels.

            Mortgage buyer Freddie Mac said Wednesday that the average rate on the 30-year loan increased to 4.29 percent from 4.22 percent last [...]

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 [...]

Why Now is the Best Time to Sell Your Home

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According to the Theory of Supply and Demand, you’ll make the most money when demand is high and supply is low. The National Association of Realtors reported that buyer activity was three times greater this past January than in January 2014. They also state that there are fewer houses on the market now than there

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Surge In Boston Home Sales

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Surge In Boston Home Sales

The Greater Boston housing market exhibited significant growth this August, with the month’s 1,720 single-family sales representing a 13.5 percent increase from a year ago.

Furthermore, with 1,302 contracts signed in August pending sales were up 30.9 percent. This denotes at least another month of strong sales [...]

The Millennial Homebuyer

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The Millennial Homebuyer

A recent study by apartmentlist.com focused exclusively on millennials and their intentions about buying a home. The data comes from nearly 6,000 millennial renters (age 18-34) at a time when home ownership for American's under 35 is the lowest in history since 1984.  Here, we break down the key findings in the [...]

How to Avoid Cyber Rental Scams

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Just because it’s on the Internet doesn’t mean it's true: words to live by, especially when renting online.

You think you’ve found the perfect place – everything you've been searching for with a landlord eager and willing to accept first, last and security. But beware; that too good to be true listing you found online might actually be too [...]

Top 10 Massachusetts Towns With The Biggest Home Price Increases

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A mix of classically upscale, up and coming and working class neighborhoods are demonstrating large price jumps heading into the fall season. Downtown Boston alone jumped nearly 33 percent to a median home price of $3.1 million. The following is a breakdown of the ten Boston neighborhoods exhibiting the strongest price growth.

Why 2016 Is The Perfect Year To Buy A Home

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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.

Real Estate Moves That Will Save You Money In The New Year

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There are several real estate actions that can help lower tax obligations. With the clock steadily counting down to the New Year, making a move on some of these tips will save you money in the coming year.

 

 

Searching the Market as New Homebuyers

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Searching for a new home can come as a daunting task for many because of the sheer amount of considerations to keep in mind. Not to mention, looking for a second time does not come much easier than the first. In order to keep on top of the process and not let it overwhelm you, prioritizing some aspects as more important will make the path [...]

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