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2015 

Between May 2014 and May 2015 for Dover, MA, the number of sales closed on single-family homes increased by 20%, while the average sales price decreased by 38.1% in the area. The number of days of the houses on the market decreased by 40.3% and new listings in Dover increased by 21.7%.As for cond...
06/28/2015
Homebuyers and sellers today make inferences about real estate agents' professionalism based on their ability to use current technology. Think about LinkedIn, Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, blogs, personal websites, etc. The image we project to the public is heavily influenced by our presence on t...
06/27/2015
Moving can be hard, especially with kids. RIS Media created this video with some helpful tips to make the transition an easy and smooth one:What do you think? Have any tips to add to make the transition easier for both you and your kids? Join the discussion in the comments!
06/26/2015
Clear Capital recently released its Home Data Inex Market Report with data through May 2015. The report found, outside of the usual headline-making markets, there are seven markets, considered "major" in density and culture, which are in bubble territory. These markets have had two years on conse...
06/25/2015
Making changes to your home isn't just a great way for you to love your home more, it is also a way to make your home worth more when you're ready to move away.This infographic from RIS Media's Housecall courtsey of Williams Ski and Patio shows just how much renovating even the outdoors of your h...
06/24/2015
Hold onto your home for two years! If you sell after 24 months, you'll be exempt from capital gains taxes up to $250,000 for a single person and $500,000 for a married couple. Your mortgage may not be as steep as you think, thanks to Uncle Sam. The government incentivizes home ownership with a t...
06/23/2015
With interest rates and home prices expected to climb in the next year, the financial penalties of delaying or forgoing a home purchase in today's market have become very steep, according to the inaugural Opportunity Cost Report released recently by realtor.com, a leading provider of lonline real...
06/22/2015
While it’s no surprise that Johnny Depp’s acting skills are enjoyed by the masses, it does come to interest that Depp has a niche for home design. Originally purchased in 2001, Depp has spent the last 15 years renovating this village of cottages, and has put the property on the market for $26 mi...
06/21/2015
(Photo credit to McClean Design/ OC Register)This home is being built in Bel Air, California. With over 100,000 square feet, this home is going to be priced at $500 million, according to John Gittelsohn/Bloomberg News and OC Register. The home is to have a 5,000 square foot master bedroom, a 30 c...
06/21/2015
While home construction in the month of May fell by 11.1%, many industry experts are seeing an optimistic approach to this number, and actually claim that it highlights a recent trend in the housing market. Industry specialists report that it’s not that people aren’t looking to purchase a new pie...
06/20/2015
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