Brookline and Chestnut Hill MA Realtor, Ruth Lerner

Real Estate Agent - William Raveis Real Estate
Real Estate agent serving Brookline MA, West Roxbury MA, Brighton MA and Newton MA. I keep my readers informed on the local market trends, and entertained with insider real estate stories.
Brookline MA Condominium Market Update, June 2014 June is an important month for real estate in Brookline MA and in the Boston area in general.  It is a heavy month for closings, and closings show us where the market has been in previous months.   Between the time of the offer and the time of the...
Farmers Market Season in Boston, Massachusetts Farmers Market season is commencing.  Kale, corn, weird tomatoes, and home made jellys.... Honestly, I love farmers market, and significantly reduce my produce shopping in the supermarket.  The Newton market on Tuesdays and the Roslindale one on Satu...
Why Take a Mortgage Contingency Over Cash Offer? There is lots of cash in the market right now and many cash buyers looking to buy much of the inventory of condos in Boston. This week a client of mine had five offers on her condo, two of them were cash.  But she chose to take an offer with a mort...
Newton MA Real Estate Market Update: April 2014 Newton MA's market for single family houses has been very hot.  Everywhere you go you'll hear somone's story of rejected offers, multiple offers, too little inventory, or selling their house in a flash. These conditions are not the same in all the p...
Cash Buyers Assume They Can Pay Less?  Never Assume Cash buyers have been making many condo sellers in Brighton and Brookline very happy these days.  In general, they have an upper hand because they can waive the financing contingnecy, and they save everyone a lot of work and stress around obtain...
Regency Park Condominiums, 1731 Beacon Street in Brookline MA When I lived in Cleveland Circle and worked downtown, I passed 1731 Beacon Street everyday, at least twice.  By car or by T, you can't miss this building, even if you tried.  And I tried. From the outside, I always wondered how someone...
The Brookline MA single family home market is fairly small, with only 39 houses available today.  A smal market is subject to big changes, as every sale changes the averages. The house price range from roughly $800,000 for a small house on a small lot in Chestnut Hill, to large mansions price int...
Two Bedroom Condo with Parking, Brighton MA New Cleveland Circle listing: two bedroom condo with deeded parking.  Walk to B, C, D lines. Located in a pre-war building, this home is on a high first floor and shares to walls with neighbors!  Private deck, updated eat-in kitchen with gas cooking.  H...
First time home buyers are the spark in the real estate market which gets everyone else moving.  If it wastn't for you, no one could move! When buying your first home, take advice from the post below by Debbie Reynolds.  One of the most important sentences is, "Don't let anyone make you feel stup...
Do You Prefer an Offer at Asking or Over-Asking? Sounds like a dumb question, I know.  Picture this: You are a listing agent in a hot seller's market, with a listing you know has great demand.  You host a busy open house, and then the offers start to come in.  How do you react when you receive th...

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