Boston, MA Real Estate News

By Praful Thakkar, Andover, MA: Andover Luxury Homes For Sale
(LAER Realty Partners)
Hello 'Rainers,I am attaching a flyer on Buffini and Company’s MarTech Event Coming to Boston on June 2nd! Today’s Consumers Live in a World Dominated by TechnologyCan you communicate with your clients using their preferred channels, impress them with your technology-based marketing, and outshine your lagging competitors? And, in the middle of this tech-driven world, are you also building relationships with your clients?To Register for the event Call Allie Sarnataro 1-800-945-3485 x 2293Let her know you were referred by me, Praful Thakkar, and you'll get the discounted price. When you sign up through Allie and mention my name you will receive the $29 rate! Take advantage of this great offer!   If anyone else would like to sign up it is not too late, just call the number above! Register ...
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By Praful Thakkar, Andover, MA: Andover Luxury Homes For Sale
(LAER Realty Partners)
Hello 'Rainers, I am attaching a flyer on Buffini and Company’s MarTech Event coming to Boston in June!    To Register for the event  Call Allie Sarnataro 1-800-945-3485 x 2293Let her know you were referred by me, Praful Thakkar, and you'll get the discounted price. When you sign up through Allie and mention my name you will receive the $29 rate! Take advantage of this great offer!   So far we have a good group attending from the office, if anyone else would like to sign up it is not too late, just call the number above! Register sooner rather than later to be safe on the pricing!  Please call Allie to register so I receive the credit for referring you into the event! If you have any questions about registry, the event, or anything else feel free to contact Allie Sarnataro (contact info...
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By Larry Lawfer, "I listen for a living." It's all about you.
(YourStories Realty Group powered by Castles Unlimited®)
Why West Roxbury starter home for sale. 28 LaSell Street in West Roxbury is a three bedroom one full bath and setup for second half bath that has come on the market today.  West Roxbury is located in the southwest side of Boston.  It is a home for people who look for community, safety and the ease of being part of a city while living in a more suburban type community. West Roxbury has always been on the front end of educational reform and community activity. Brook Farm, located in West Roxbury was a utopian experiment in communal living started in the 1840's. Brook Farm was inspired by the transcendental movement of that time and this rugged independent thought still resonates among it's inhabitants.The days of communal living in West Roxbury are over and the love of community still rem...
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By Larry Lawfer, "I listen for a living." It's all about you.
(YourStories Realty Group powered by Castles Unlimited®)
Last week, the inaugural “Homebuyer Insights Report” was released by the Bank of America. The report revealed the reasons why consumers purchase homes and what their feelings are regarding homeownership.Consumer Lending Executive, D. Steve Boland, explained:“Homebuyers today are motivated by both emotional and practical reasons. Nearly all want more space, but a majority of homebuyers, especially those purchasing their first home, are also looking for a place to call their own, put down roots and make memories. They value the emotional benefits of owning a home as much as the financial ones.”Boland went on to say:“The path to homeownership is a journey and can be as overwhelming as it is exciting. For many people, this is the single most significant financial transaction they will ever ...
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By Larry Lawfer, "I listen for a living." It's all about you.
(YourStories Realty Group powered by Castles Unlimited®)
West Roxbury Boston's haven of innovation and involvement. West Roxbury is located in the southwest corner of Boston boardered by Roslindale, Dedham and Newton. West Roxbury, home to a 19th century experimental, utopian community frequented by such notable writers as Ralph Waldo Emerson, Nathaniel Hawthorne and Henry David Thoreau. Today, West Roxbury is known for its civic activism and youth programming. Its tree lined streets and mostly single-family homes give this city neighborhood a suburban feel. Centre Street anchors the neighborhood's business district, which consists of restaurants, banks, and shops. Residents flock to Millennium Park, a former landfill that has been converted into 100 acres of trails, ball fields, and picnic areas.28-LaSell-West-RoxburyWest Roxbury today is st...
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By Larry Lawfer, "I listen for a living." It's all about you.
(YourStories Realty Group powered by Castles Unlimited®)
Real Estate is a Process and best practices will guide you.  This seemingly easy process can be very stressful if you don't know what to expect.  Each season and each year can be different.  This is clearly evident if you consider the market in 2010 and the market now.  In 2010 our economy and our housing market that drives our economy was in the dumps.  Driven there by greedy Wall Street and the banking industry the real estate market was collapsing. Today is much different.  The market has come back to it's levels of before the crash and the inventory of houses to buy is not keeping pace with the people who want to buy houses.Milton MA real estateLack of inventory to buy coupled with lots of buyers creates incredible competition for the good properties.  If you are a Seller and your h...
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By Larry Lawfer, "I listen for a living." It's all about you.
(YourStories Realty Group powered by Castles Unlimited®)
Ready Fire Aim Hiring a best real estate agent for today's market. This is not the best way to hire the most qualified agent for your needs. National Association of Realtors (NAR) statistics show that most people only talk to one agent.  This is really not the way to get the best qualified agent either.  No two agents are created equal and so you should always be talking to more than one agent.  You should google your agent to see what they are doing on the internet.The internet now drives the real estate industry. There is so much information out there and much of it is conflicting or inaccurate.375 Westfield Dedham MA 02026The large companies like Zillow, Trulia and Realtor.com are trying to cut out the agent, but it is the qualifed agent, not the internet that can get what you want f...
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By Ray Stockwell, Director of Marketing
(ZipperAgent)
Hot or Not in Boston Back Bay Luxury Real Estate?Ranked at number 16 in "The 20 Hottest Markets this Spring" by Realtor Magazine Boston continues to be a very Hot market for Real Estate.  As the following graph, courtesy of Trulia.com,  shows sale prices for Boston Back Bay homes are up significantly over last year at this time. Among millennials, roughly those people between 18 and 26, which account for 31% of home buyers Boston is ranked number 4 in the United States and Boston's Back Bay area is in my experience a favorite location for millennials. What millennial would not like the Bay restaurants and night life along with great access to public transportation?   Top 10 Markets to Watchin 2016Realtor.com's chief economist, Jonathan Smoke, has this  to say about Boston's Real Estate ...
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By Larry Lawfer, "I listen for a living." It's all about you.
(YourStories Realty Group powered by Castles Unlimited®)
Boston Area Move In Homes Luxury Housing Report April 2016. Brought to you by the Institute for Luxury Home Marketing (ILHM) which tracks and reports on the luxury real estate market throughout the world providing us an insight into this segment of our real estate market.  Luxury is defined as the top ten percent of the overall market at the time.   The way it is defined in the Boston area is by taking all the homes on the market in the MLSPIN system and determining what the top 10% is.  Because of the diversity of our housing markets from town to town what is luxury in Braintree is not the same type and style of home as it would be in Weston.ILHM-April-InventoryWith luxury one very expensive house sold will make the system spike as it did in early April.  The 90 day cycle is showing so...
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By Jim Mushinsky
(Centsable Inspection)
A public hearing is scheduled on Monday April 11, 2016 at 3:00pm by the Massachusetts Division of Banks regarding proposed changes to 209 CMR 4.00, 43.00, 46.00 and 54.00. Proposed Amendments to 209 CMR 46.00: Community Reinvestment Proposed Amendments to 209 CMR 54.00: Mortgage Lender Community Investment Proposed Repeal of 209 CMR 4.00: Compliance with Federal Law and Regulation Proposed Amendments to 209·CMR 43.00: Audit Requirements for Credit Unions Written comments may be submitted to the Massachusetts Division of Banks, 1000 WashingtonSt., lOth Floor, Boston, MA 02118-6400 or at dob.comments@state.ma.us until 5:00 p.m. on Thursday,April 14, 2016.Visit The Secretary of the Commonwealth of Massachusetts website to read an official copy of the public hearing notice.Copies of the cur...
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By Larry Lawfer, "I listen for a living." It's all about you.
(YourStories Realty Group powered by Castles Unlimited®)
Boston Area Luxury Home Market Report Jan 25 2016. I am a Million Dollar Guild member of the Certified Luxury Home Marketing Specialists group.  The top 1% of agents in the country.  The International Luxury Home Marketing specialists organization provides me with a weekly report that covers the world luxury market and drills down into the specific luxury areas of the world.  I live in the Boston area and that is where I work. Here is this week's report. As we leave the holiday season, we are looking down the barrel of the new spring season. While prices of luxury homes has always remained reasonably stable it appears we are in for anearlier uptick in prices. The super high end luxury condos on the waterfront in Boston are reselling right now at a $500,000 profit as reported in today's ...
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By MaryBeth Mills Muldowney, Massachusetts Broker Owner
(TradeWinds Realty Group LLC)
Hope you all safe, living in a beautiful and enjoyable City like Boston has it's benefits but on a SNOW EMERGENCY  it is important that you have the information for your specific neighborhood for the parking restrictions and potential areas to park your vehicles.The City of Boston has prepared a list of information for specific City of Boston Neighborhoods for parking requirements during this snow emergency. Please search for your specific neighborhood on:                                                  http://www.cityofboston.gov/snow/parkingmap/ This is a very specific site with maps and more to assist the City of Boston, Massachusetts residents deal with emergency parking situations during a Snow Emergency in the City.                                    Please stay safe, your person...
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By Ray Stockwell, Director of Marketing
(ZipperAgent)
The slab, as I now know it is called, has been a curiosity to me for years.  Why would a piece of prime real estate on Newbury St in Boston's Back Bay be vacant year after year.During warm months the site is used by artists and street musicians as a venue for peddling their wares and songs. It is a gathering spot for riders of the T (Metropolitan Boston Transit Authority) and a convient spot to let your dog raom a little on his or her lease.  Beyond that it appears to have little praticle use and one wonders if it ever did.It is not uncommon for commercial properties on Newbury Street to sell upwards of $6,000,000.00 so why is this property vacant year after year with no apparent attempts to use it as anything but a backrop for murals painted by the city?  Yet there it is near the inter...
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By Larry Lawfer, "I listen for a living." It's all about you.
(YourStories Realty Group powered by Castles Unlimited®)
Boston Area Luxury Home Market Report Jan 5 2016.  The Luxury market in the Boston area is still very strong.  The movements in the market this winter mirror the slowdown of other years but still remains strong overall.  While overall prices have dropped here in the late fall early winter they are still robust.Boston Area Luxury Marketing ReportThe overall inventory is down as it always is at this time of year but it is on it's way back up. The Spring Market is not too far away right now. The 7 day inventory always drops off the charts right around the holidays.  Towns like Newton MA have 66 Active listings in the luxury category.  47 Dudley Road, Newton MA 02459 is one such home.  It has a great yard which is unusual for Newton and being in Newton Center and close to the schools and do...
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By Larry Lawfer, "I listen for a living." It's all about you.
(YourStories Realty Group powered by Castles Unlimited®)
Boston Area Luxury Housing Market Nov 16 2015 comes to you from the Institute for Luxury Home Marketing.  This report follows the luxury housing market across the world and then drills down into each specific high end area, like the Boston real estate.  Luxury is defined as the 10 10% of the reporting market, which in most cases in the US is the MLS.  Over the last 90 days and mirroring the last 7 days the average price point for a luxury home has been dipping and is hovering around a 1.86 million dollar mark.47-Dudley-Newton-Livingroom47 Dudley Road, Newton MA 02459 is a home that fits comfortably inside anyone's definition of luxury.  This 3 home private cul de sac sits off the winding Dudley Road in Newton Center.  Open Houses on Sunday's from 11AM to 12:30PM.  Once you leave Dudley ...
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By Larry Lawfer, "I listen for a living." It's all about you.
(YourStories Realty Group powered by Castles Unlimited®)
Sure I will connect if you don't bury me with pitches.  It seems inevitable some virtual assistant, some web developer, some lead generating yahoo finds me here, or in Linkedin, or Facebook and lets me know we should connect.  I have a habit of connecting with anyone who asks who has a face.  What I mean by that is that I will connect with those who seem transaparent and real.  I will not connect to you if you haven't filled out your profile or added a photo.Then it happens,  "Hi Larry, I see we are in the same business and I notice your websites, your lead generation, your workload....pick your pitch...is not as strong as it could be..."  Notice the generic sound of this pitch. They never mention the website---I have several. The never mentions specific's just that they can help me.  I...
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By Endre Barath, Jr., Realtor - Los Angeles Home Sales 310.486.1002
(Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices)
Oldtimers at Fenway Park, Boston, MA. the year was 2012 and it was the last home game of the season September 26th and go figure Diane & I were there. The season was comprable to this year. That year it was a weak manager. This year it was weak management. The season's statistics very simmilar. I wonder how those "old timers" must be feeling? What is the french word "Deja Vu"??       If you are considering buying or selling a home, a luxury home, luxury investment real estate, luxury vacation homes, or luxury beach properties in Southern California, Los Angeles, Century City, Westwood, West Hollywood, Beverly Hills, Marina Del Rey, Venice or Malibu, feel free to contact me at me at 310.486.1002 (m) or homes@endrebarath.com or visit one of my websites at http://www.endrebarath.com.  I am...
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By Larry Lawfer, "I listen for a living." It's all about you.
(YourStories Realty Group powered by Castles Unlimited®)
Active Rain Meetup-Opportunity for Growth.  I have been an active blogger for many years. I have had the privlige to serve this Active Rain community as one of it's Ambassador's for many years as well.  I am often asked by non members about blogging and Active Rain. What are the benefits, how much time does it take, do you really get referrals are just some of the questions?  In blogging as in all aspects of real estate you will never know how successful a strategy is for you until you take the first steps.  It is just like farming an area, it is just like door knocking only you are doing it in the privacy of your own office or home.  Blogging is story telling. I have yet to meet an agent who doesn't have some stories to tell.  I am shocked that more agents don't know their own skills.I...
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By Larry Lawfer, "I listen for a living." It's all about you.
(YourStories Realty Group powered by Castles Unlimited®)
Boston Area Move In Homes Luxury Housing Market Report. Statistics brought to you by the International Luxury Home Marketing Service (ILHM).  I am a Million Dollar Guild member which is it's highest designation.  The Spring market is upon us and the properties coming on the market, and in many cases coming back on the market are taking note of the prices and are coming on the market priced to sell.Boston Luxury Housing ReportInventory remains low across many of the price points in real estate this Spring, but in many areas there are as many as 9 months of inventory which is 3 months beyond a normal market. There is always an uptick on new inventory in the Spring and there will be a number of quick sales to be expected over the next 30 days. Boston Luxury Housing Report The Days on Marke...
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