Boston, MA Real Estate News

By Endre Barath, Jr., Realtor - Los Angeles Home Sales 310.486.1002
(Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices)
I am so grateful that Caffé  Vittoria in the North End of Boston aka in Little Italy is still around. It has been one of my favorite Cafes when I lived in Boston. It was the first Italian Café that opened in 1929. Nothing has changed, if you want to have the best Cappuccino in Boston outside of Italy, then this is a must visit destination.On our recent trip to Boston,  even though we were only there for less than six full days, we managed to stop in twice with friends.  I had conversations with friends about various places that sadly have closed. They were Boston Institutions. Hence, Therefore, I was very thankful that I was able to stop in and share a Cappuccino with friends.This Café has been around even before as well as during prohibition times, in the daytime it is a great place to...
Comments 23
By Grant Schneider, Your Coach Helping You Create Successful Outcomes
(Performance Development Strategies)
I am truly thankful for all of the friends I know through Active Rain.  When Lisa Von Domek created a meetup in Boston last Friday night. I was happy to make the trip to see so many AR members from all over. I have followed this wonderful AR members for years and I recognized them instantly.  Peter den Boer , Grant Schneider and Phyllis, Lisa Von Domek , Conrad Allen, Endre Barath, Jr. , Lisa Friedman , Sheila Anderson , George Souto , Debe Maxwell, CRS , Debbie Reynolds and Ray.  Also Nina Hollander, Jeff Dowler and Endre's wife Diane.I am grateful for my Active Rain Friends.  
Comments 41
By Associate Broker Falmouth MA Cape Cod Heath Coker, Heath Coker Berkshire Hathaway HS Robert Paul Prop
(https://teamcoker.robertpaul.com)
Should you Buy your second home first? Some renters are learning how to build wealth by owning while keeping their rental. If you have a great home already in the city, and can own a property, too, then this brief introduction to buying your second home first will inspire you with information.Join us at a free event to learn how you can rent AND own: Currently renting? Explore options to invest in real estate now to build wealth and be in a better place tomorrow. A Step By Step Guide To Building Wealth Owning a home is one of the best and fastest ways to build wealth and grow your net worth. But I work & rent in Greater Boston...how can I rent and own? Join us at 6pm on Wednesday, October 24th for an informal & informative conversation run by experts which will provide you with the tool...
Comments 0
By Michael Mahoney, Boston Realtor with Century 21
(Century 21)
Things to do in Boston this Week  D Street Market at The Lawn on D - Boston Come enjoy a European-style market at The Lawn On D featuring a farmers market, a cut flower stand, a mini car show, and roving street performers: jugglers, face painters, magicians, and aerialists! Plus, delicious food, drinks, lawn games, and live music throughout the day. Saturday, August 11, 2018   Truck & Tractor Day on the Greenway - BostonClimb aboard our trucks and tractors, check out a police cruiser and vintage fire truck, and listen in on our very special truck read-aloud Friday, Aug 10   Ignite Global Street Food and Fire Festival - SomervilleCelebrate Union Square's sizzling food landscape as we bring you an evening of international eats, fire throwers, roving entertainment, and a... Saturday, Aug 1...
Comments 2
By Michael Mahoney, Boston Realtor with Century 21
(Century 21)
Here Are Some Fun Things in and Around BostonMagic 106.7 Family Film Festival July 7, 2018 - August 25, 2018 South Garden With free, family-friendly movies shown under the stars, the Magic 106.7 Family Film Festival is a great summer night out. Entertainment, children's activities and giveaways will start at 6pm. All movies will start every Saturday at sundown. Rain dates will be held the following Tuesday. 2018 Movie Schedule July 7: The Lion King July 14: SING! July 21: Coco July 28: Wonder August 4: The Incredibles August 11: Mulan August 18: Tarzan August 25: A Wrinkle in Time See more about this event here Download Our Home Search App Now Find homes for sale in your immediate vicinity using the GPS-driven real estate search tool Search homes based on commute times, address, MLS num...
Comments 1
By Larry Lawfer, "I listen for a living." It's all about you.
(YourStories Realty Group powered by Castles Unlimited®)
Habits versus Techniques Day 27 of 90 in a Realtors® life.  When we sit in our continuing education classes we are learning the laws so that we remain compliant as we practice. We also learn techniques on how to prospect, how to follow up, newest trends and techniques.  Successful agents will be present in these classes and they know that techniques are nothing more than that. Techniques for prospecting and selling homes are good, vital in fact, but they are not what will make us successful.  It is our daily habits with what we have learned that make us successful.For instance cold calling.  Is anyone really still using the line "Hello, I'm agent name from agency, how are you today?"  Really?  How salesy can this be.  No doubt you are hearing lots of hang ups on this tired approach.  P...
Comments 5
By Larry Lawfer, "I listen for a living." It's all about you.
(YourStories Realty Group powered by Castles Unlimited®)
Day 17 of 90 My Best Practices Real Estate 2018 is a time for some reflection.  Setting out to share the journey of resetting my goals and focus and then sharing daily results here is an effort to pull back the curtain from the not so glamorous life of a working real estate professional.  We get asked what is the one thing you should do as a new real estate professional starting out often as a seasoned professional.  That is not a simple question because there is so much to do.  Surround yourself with positive, active, successful agents is my thought and the opposite is true as well. RUN FOREST RUN from any negative influences which include other agents, family, or friends and most importantly consistently tamp down your own internal negative thoughts with positive affirmations and dec...
Comments 5
By Michael Mahoney, Boston Realtor with Century 21
(Century 21)
Michael Mahoney eXp Realty Realtor Mentor Notes March 28 Today, I was struck by this quote because as a Realtor for 17 years I am amazed how many Realtors focus on copying the marketing or the message of other Realtors. Total BS. "Sally is on a shopping cart...I want to be on a shopping car. Lenny has a billboard, you must need a billboard to be great". Today's advice is to just be you. DO YOU! People want to work with people. They want to know you are real. You are authentic. They gravitate to you because of you. I always tell people when they start out to write their life story down.  All the trials, tribulations - warts and all. Clients love victory stories.  This is what makes us human. It's what makes them human. Write your own personal narrative.  Add it to your "BIO" page.  I thi...
Comments 0
By Larry Lawfer, "I listen for a living." It's all about you.
(YourStories Realty Group powered by Castles Unlimited®)
Day 1 of 90; Becoming the best journey are words that I wrote 8 years ago when I started this real estate journey back in Dallas Texas.  For the first 90 days of my real estate career I followed a regime that included sharing what are considered best practices in real estate for successful Realtors®.  I do this now again to pursue the next level of service to myself, my community and the people who live here.  In this way the focus is on our shared and collective community and not on leads, listings and leverage as the end goal.  The goals of closing deals and earning commission are just part of the process that you employ every day. My schedule through the years has been fluid and this has kept me from being free from needs. The truly successful Realtor® has a schedule that is locked a...
Comments 5
By Michael Mahoney, Boston Realtor with Century 21
(Century 21)
What if I told you that you would not see a paycheck for 90 days? That if you took a listing today or you went out with a buyer today and made an offer it could be 90 days until you saw a paycheck. Would that make you work harder everyday? The bottom line in real estate is that it's a 90 day cycle to a paycheck.7.5 weeks before you get paid. What would you do everyday, so that in 90 days, 100 days, 114 days and 121 days a pay check would show up? What can I help you do today to make it happen? You need to make this a contact sport.How many houses did you show this weekend? I showed 4 on Saturday and 5 on Sunday.9 this weekend.  Two separate clients. This is what it takes. We need to make sure you have at least 2.5 appointments per week. If you don't have a buyer to be out with this week...
Comments 2
By Michael Mahoney, Boston Realtor with Century 21
(Century 21)
 House Hunting Checklist by Boston Realtor Mike MahoneyAs the Spring market starts and people are heading out to look at houses, we had our designer make a House Hunting Checklist for our buyer clients. This one pager will help our buyer clients capture all the details as we tour properties throughout the Greater Boston area. Below is a sample image of our "House Hunting Checklist" Download the Checklist Below or click here Please feel free to pass along the checklist to friends or colleagues who may need help this Spring looking to purchase or a sell a home. It would be my pleasure to have a telephone conference call or meeting with anyone to help identify opportunities in the real estate market this Spring. If you are looking for opportunities in the market this Spring, take a look at...
Comments 0
By Jay McHugh, YOUR SendOutCard Mentor
(SendOutCards-Appreciation Marketing Expert)
 Welcome to this edition of The Monday Morning Memo.....I hope you had a productive and enjoyable weekend filled with some fun and laughter.  Let us stay focused this week on what we must and want to accomplish.  Let us not be fearful of the future or uncertain of the outcome from our decisions.  We must move forward and constantly work towards what we are trying to accomplish.  Take a minute today and think about this question:  What one thing can you do each day this week to bring you closer to success and happiness?  The vast majority of us are reactive to life and that in and of itself is our biggest problem.  We must not wait for life to happen to us, but rather create the life we wish to live.  This is not easy I know, but the alternative is not something we should settle for.  Th...
Comments 2
By James Harrison, Selling Made Easy
(Boston Bayside Properties)
For many typical Dorchester breadwinners, last week’s stock market gyrations undoubtedly revived feelings that had been largely absent for quite a while: retirement jitters. Nearly a quarter of working Americans own Individual Retirement Accounts—but since most IRAs’ values fluctuate considerably with the ups and downs of Wall Street, when major indexes officially enter correction territory (as the New York Times reported last Thursday), savers’ anxiety levels head toward redline territory. That’s too bad because one of the principal purposes of saving for retirement is to create a secure feeling about the future. Even if the financial pundits seem undismayed by all the correction territory chitchat, those feelings can begin to evaporate.All of this may seem unavoidable, but there is an...
Comments 1
By James Harrison, Selling Made Easy
(Boston Bayside Properties)
You might think that when your house is in terrific shape, that’s all you need to guarantee a quick, successful sale. Just because it is located in a desirable Dorchester neighborhood on a great street populated with conscientious neighbors—and just because it has most of the features and attributes that today’s buyers seem to want—that it’s a cinch to draw a raft of top-of-market bids from a clamoring flock of eager prospects. It often turns out that the result was not inevitable. The reason is that “My Dorchester house will sell itself” thinking was allowed to take over. Now it is definitely true that all of the terrific qualities listed above should guarantee a short and successful offering. The problem arises when a homeowner logically concludes that, since their Dorchester house wi...
Comments 1
By Michael Mahoney, Boston Realtor with Century 21
(Century 21)
Boston Celtics Home Opener Tonight at TD Garden - What's Hot in the NeighborhoodTonight the Boston Celtics open their home opener at 100 Legends Way, Boston MA 02114 AKA The TD Bank Garden. They are playing the Cleveland Cavaliers. If the Cavaliers beat the Celtics and you want to get the value of your home so you can move to Lebronville, please feel free to get the value of your Boston home here Hopefully, the Celtics will be as hot as the real estate market where the TD Garden is located. The area known as the West End.This neighborhood is a hot bed in the Boston condo market. See all the condos for sale in Boston's West End near TD Garden here
Comments 1
By Michael Mahoney, Boston Realtor with Century 21
(Century 21)
Italiante Style Homes and Garages in Boston Inspired by Enzo Ferrari On October 5, 1919, a young Italian car mechanic and engineer named Enzo Ferrari takes part in his first car race, a hill climb in Parma, Italy. He finished fourth. Ferrari was a good driver, but not a great one: In all, he won just 13 of the 47 races he entered. Many people say that this is because he cared too much for the sports cars he drove: He could never bring himself to ruin an engine in order to win a race. Heare are some homes in Greater Boston in the Italiante style inspiring likes the machines of Ferrari Michael MahoneyGreater Boston Realtor617-615-9435
Comments 0
By Larry Lawfer, "I listen for a living." It's all about you.
(YourStories Realty Group powered by Castles Unlimited®)
This is a decision that many families in the Boston area are facing. They love the house, the kids are gone and now they have kids, seems like the only time the house is filled is during the holiday parties.  The love of one's home of many years is also a strong inducement to stay.  Your neighbors, your neighborhood, your friends, your routines are all thrown up in the air when the decision to move is made.  Remodeling is a different form of torture.  Living with the planning and spending and waiting around for things to happen and then have things happening too fast and all at once. Ah, the joys of homeownership, or not.  For me, I would have it no other way.Your children have finally moved out and you and your spouse now live alone in a four-bedroom colonial (or a similar type of hous...
Comments 12
By Praful Thakkar, Andover, MA: Andover Luxury Homes For Sale
(LAER Realty Partners)
India Day Celebration by IAGB: August 20th, 2017 at Hatchshell BOSTON INDIA DAY 2017Sunday, August 20, 2017, 4-8pmThe Hatch Memorial Shell, Boston I remember those days when my daughter used to perform at this event.India Day is a big celebration for Indian Community in Boston area.Perhaps one of the largest gathering of the Indian community.And that too, at Hatch Memorial Shell Auditorium.(The home of Boston Pops - 4th July Celebration.)This year is India's 71st Independence Day Celebration.The theme of this year's event is 'Unity in Diversity'.And the participation will be from kids and adults alike from the community.It will be a fun-packed event.Reminding the date and time again:Sunday, August 20th, 2017 4-8 PMThe Hatch Memorial Shell Auditorium.(IAGB banner (old): Credit Courtesy w...
Comments 0
By Michael Mahoney, Boston Realtor with Century 21
(Century 21)
Boston Realtor Helps with VA Loans for Former Military PersonnelDid you serve in the Military and are interested in buying a home?Buy a home with 0 (yes, zero) to 1% down! It's not a scam, it's a benefit you earned from your service.I work with The Mortgage Network in helping military personnel buy homes all over Boston and all suburbs for 0 (zero) to 1% down! How do we do it? -- We request a credit from the seller which covers your closing costs and also allows for a very low or no down payment!Just give me a call at show contact info to learn more. Thanks much, Michael MahoneyKeller Williams Realtywww.RealtorMikeMahoney.com Former Reserve Officer - INF and 11 BRAVO617-615-9435mike@mmahoney.com
Comments 0
 Tuesday, July 4, 2017 Happy 4th of July 2017 Independence Day by Robert Vegas Bob Swetz     Robert Swetz would like to personally wish everyone a wonderful Independence Day 2017.   Thank you to all the men and women that fought and helped create the great country we live in today, The United States of America.    Let's Celebrate and "God Bless America"         Posted by Robert "Vegas Bob" Swetz at 8:31 AM   Labels: born on the 4th of july, celebration, God Bless America, holidays, independence day, july 4th, Robert Vegas Bob Swetz, Thank You, United States of America Location: Boston, MA, USA  
Comments 7