Milton, MA Real Estate News

By Larry Lawfer, "I listen for a living." It's all about you.
(YourStories Realty Group)
Do you know what you want?  Can you be clear to someone else what it is you want?  How do you define that?  In terms of real estate it starts in your mind.  Are you thinking of the rooms and amenities, or are you thinking of the location and accessibility?  Price is always a consideration, but how you define price can differ.  One of the truisms of real estate is that you live with the payment, you don’t live with the price. What this means is that you live with what you have to pay each month and it is that number that has the most significance to you.  The overall price with all the interest and so forth is more abstract the further you get from the closing event. Tudor with Pink Dogwood, Milton MA 02186 Once you know what you want you need to know how to get it and the first stop sh...
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By Christine Smith, Exclusive Buyer Agent & Attorney, Canton, MA
(Buyers Brokers Only LLC - www.BuyersBrokersOnly.com)
This Week's Featured Home in Milton MA: 49 Margaret Road Every Sunday I write a column for my local Patch sites featuring a home for sale in either Canton MA, Milton MA or Braintree MA. This weeks featured home is in Milton. The week's home is a two-bedroom contempoary home situated on nearly an acre of land and located at 49 Margaret Road in Milton MA.  It is a unique property with over 2000 square feet of living area set on a private lot set up off the road  The windowed dining area lets you enjoy the outdoors from the inside.  A wrap around deck, patio and balcony from the master bedroom provide more outside enjoyment.  To find out more about this home for sale in Milton MA, read my full article on Milton Patch: Welcome Home - June 19 Edition or you may contact me directly at 781-799...
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By Melissa Juarez
(Massachusetts Buyers Broker Agency, LLC)
The town of Milton has received five proposals for improving Governor Stoughton's property.  A vote will be taken on June 15.  Town records show that the five proposals came from: Frank Mulligan, as manager of the Governor Stoughton Land Preservation LLC; Boston-based Weston Associates; Westborough-based Pulte Homes of New England LLC; Boston-based The Community Builders Inc.; and Milton's Copeland Family Foundation.  The proposals have not been disclosed. For years, this property has been underutilized. Now Milton has an opportunity to decide on a use that will really be beneficial to the town.  I'll keep you posted on the results.  Melissa A. Juarez ~ Broker/Owner MBBA, LLC If you are a potential home buyer and you are interested in Milton, please contact me to start receiving listing...
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By Christine Smith, Exclusive Buyer Agent & Attorney, Canton, MA
(Buyers Brokers Only LLC - www.BuyersBrokersOnly.com)
Another Milton MA Buyer Under Agreement At the end of May I read Barbara Todaro's post about how  a pending sale can engergize the market.  I've seen Barbara and others post when their listings go under agreement but never thought much about blogging about it myself as a buyers agent - I usually waited & tweeted about it when it closed.  But I thought about it, and of course, Barbara is right! So, I am happy to report that the buyers of 10 Reedsdale Road in Milton MA are now under agreement to purchase the property as we now have a signed purchase and sale agreement in hand.  Waiting out our contingency period, the property is scheduled to close on July 15th.  These first time homebuyers took advantage of a move in ready home and with the assistance of their Milton MA Buyer Agent and At...
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By Larry Lawfer, "I listen for a living." It's all about you.
(YourStories Realty Group)
Milton, MA 02186 May 2011 Single Family Market Report. Traditionally this is a busy time for real estate and this year is no exception. While the media is talking about lowered prices across the country here in Milton we are seeing prices have stabilized.  Part of the indication of that is the list price to sold price statistic.   The list price to sale price ratio in Milton for sales in May of 2011 is 94.95%.  When a house is priced correctly for the market it will sell faster.  Homes that are overpriced will stay on the market longer and end up being canceled, or expired.  The interest rates are at an all time low and you really live with the payment you make on your home each month and not the price you purchased your home.  For this reason the low interest rate allows you to buy mo...
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By Melissa Juarez
(Massachusetts Buyers Broker Agency, LLC)
The 60th Annual Flag Day Parade will be held in Quincy on June 11.  The parade begins at 7 p.m. at Pageant Field.  There will be a fireworks display immediately after the parade. If you are a potential home buyer and you are interested in Quincy, please contact me to start receiving listings and open house schedules.  Let's connect today and we can begin visiting houses.  I can answer any other questions you may have regarding Quincy including schools, public transportation, houses of worship, parks, local government, market conditions, etc.  I look forward to hearing from you. Melissa A. Juarez ~ Broker/Owner MBBA, LLC majesq82@yahoo.com www.massachusettsbuyersbrokeragency.com Quincy Homes ~ Buyer's Agent ~ For Sale Quincy ~ Activities Quincy ~ Outdoors Quincy ~ Green Space Quincy ~ Qu...
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By Joseph D. Federico, Southwest Florida Homes with Joe Federico
(MVP Realty)
In May of 2011 there were 23 homes that closed within the month of May for Milton, MA. This is a decrease of 1 as there were 24 homes that closed in May of 2010. The Average list price for the homes that closed in Milton for May of 2011 was $556,491 The Average list price for the homes that closed in Milton for May of 2010 was $531,357 The Average sale price for the homes that closed in Milton for May of 2011 was $528,974 The Average sale price for the homes that closed in Milton for May of 2010 was $512,121 The Average Market time for the homes that closed in Milton in May of 2011 was 115 days. The Average Market time for the homes that closed in Milton May of 2010 was 108 days.   23 homes went under agreement in Milton, Massachusetts for the month of May 2011. The average list price o...
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By Larry Lawfer, "I listen for a living." It's all about you.
(YourStories Realty Group)
Certified HAFA Specialist As we continue to stumble through the lowest interest rates since the 1970′s due to the meltdown of our banking system and their practice of marketing mortgage backed securities several years ago we don’t want to miss the opportunities that exist right now.  Let’s put this in perspective.  Since 9172 the average interest rate has been 8.92%.  Right now you can get quoted an interest rate below 3% for some products.  That is less than half of what the interest rates have been on average.  It is true that you don’t live with the “price” of a home as much as you do live with the “payment” of the home.  The payment is the price plus the interest rate. When the interest rate is double the price then is considerably more.  That is why so many financial guru’s both i...
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By Larry Lawfer, "I listen for a living." It's all about you.
(YourStories Realty Group)
  There are so many ways to look at meaningful statistics that can provide you valuable information in your due diligence method for valuing homes and real estate in the Milton, MA 02186 Housing Market Reports-April 2011.  This report outlines the month of April 2011 in Milton, MA 02186 real estate market. Cliff Road, Milton MA 113 Houses Actively on the Market in Milton, MA 02186 12 Houses have been Sold in Milton, MA 02186 21 Houses Under Agreement in Milton, MA 02186 1 Houses have Expired from the market in Milton, MA 02186 3 Houses Canceled their listings in Milton, MA 02186 Good news here in April, more houses for sale, more houses under agreement, fewer houses expired and/or canceled. The only down side is that fewer closed in this month compared to last month.  All in all, not a ...
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By Larry Lawfer, "I listen for a living." It's all about you.
(YourStories Realty Group)
Buying a home, selling a home, looking for homes, avoiding the home are all emotional activities.  They are also business and need to also be a strategic and planned process along with the emotional.  There has never been a better time to be in business, especially the business of buying and selling homes.  Now is the time all indications point to it.  Interest rates at a level not seen since the Eisenhower Days.  The average interest rate since 1972 is 8.92%. In this period of time the average rate is twice what the rate is today.  NOW is the TIME to buy, buy and hold, buy and rent, buy and sell. This lowered interest rate translates to thousands of dollars of lowered payments to you. So that is real fun. This is where you make the money in the buying of the house not in the selling.  ...
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By Joseph D. Federico, Southwest Florida Homes with Joe Federico
(MVP Realty)
Milton, Mass. Real Estate - Week ending May 21, 2011 Here is a brief snapshot of the real estate market for single family homes in Milton, Mass. (Source MLSPIN)  Number of Homes on The Market                                             143 Average List Price                                                            $754,039 Average Market Time                                                      123 Days
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By Joseph D. Federico, Southwest Florida Homes with Joe Federico
(MVP Realty)
Milton, Mass. Real Estate - Week ending May 14, 2011 Here is a brief snapshot of the real estate market for single family homes in Milton, Mass. (Source MLSPIN)  Number of Homes on The Market                                             133 Average List Price                                                            $773,444 Average Market Time                                                      126 Days
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By Larry Lawfer, "I listen for a living." It's all about you.
(YourStories Realty Group)
Ambassador was added to my title here on Active Rain in April.  I was also named "Agent of the Month" for RE/MAX New England.  Six months is way to soon to be awarded any such designation if it is also based in real estate activity.  8 Listings in the first 6 months, one of them is under a purchase and sale agreement, one is rented both deals completed within two weeks of going on the market.  The rental was above market rental, and the sale was 98% of value List to Sale Price. Each of my listings are in different areas.  City, Suburb, Small City with economic diversity differences as well.  I am also representing buyers.  I have closed a rental and have a contract to purchase signed today for a property in Weymouth. I was certified a HAFA specialist today to help people through the sho...
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By Melissa Juarez
(Massachusetts Buyers Broker Agency, LLC)
The popular open house at the Milton Department of Public Works is scheduled for this Saturday, May 21, from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. Children will have a chance to ride the plow and recycling trucks.  There will be free cotton candy and hot dogs, with a magician arriving around 10:30 a.m. Also, the following items will be accepted at the open house: Kids toys and clothing to help children in need through Cradles to Crayons Inkjet cartridges and cellphones to raise funds for Milton schools. Button cell batteries, thermometers, and thermostats containing mercury to be recycled Worn out sneakers to be turned into sports surface by Nike Reuse-a-Shoe Should be a fun time enjoyed by all.  Melissa A. Juarez ~ Broker/Owner MBBA, LLC If you are a potential home buyer and you are interested in Milton, ...
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By Melissa Juarez
(Massachusetts Buyers Broker Agency, LLC)
Are you looking for something different for your child to do this summer? Is your child musically inclined?  Fontbonne Academy in Milton will be hosting a new musical theater camp this summer for students in grades 5 through 12. The camp will meet 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. on weekdays from July 11 to July 29.  There will be a performance for family and friends on the last day of camp. For more information, contact cfortier@fontbonneacademy.org Melissa A. Juarez ~ Broker/Owner MBBA, LLC If you are a potential home buyer and you are interested in Milton, please contact me to start receiving listings and open house schedules.  Let's connect today and we can begin visiting homes tomorrow.  I can answer any other questions you may have regarding Milton including schools, public transportation, houses...
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By Melissa Juarez
(Massachusetts Buyers Broker Agency, LLC)
Take a guided bike ride through Milton's Blue Hills during Mountain Bike Day, from 10 a.m. - 2 p.m. on Sunday, May 15. The event includes rides for all levels including a contest at 1 p.m.  If you are interested in participating, plan to meet at the Houghton's Pond Recreation Area, "Picnic Site 5", located at Route 138, Milton. Helmets are required. For more information, call 617-698-1802.
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By Joseph D. Federico, Southwest Florida Homes with Joe Federico
(MVP Realty)
Milton, Mass. Real Estate - Week ending May 7, 2011 Here is a brief snapshot of the real estate market for single family homes in Milton, Mass. (Source MLSPIN)  Number of Homes on The Market                                             133 Average List Price                                                           $771,338 Average Market Time                                                      129 Days
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By Joseph D. Federico, Southwest Florida Homes with Joe Federico
(MVP Realty)
In April of 2011 there were 11 homes that closed within the month for Milton, MA. This is a decrease of 7 homes as there were 18 homes that closed in April of 2010. The Average list price for the homes that closed in Milton for April of 2011 was $426,250 The Average list price for the homes that closed in Milton for April of 2010 was $509,250 The Average sale price for the homes that closed in Milton for April of 2011 was $396,591 The Average sale price for the homes that closed in Milton for April of 2010 was $481,444 The Average Market time for the homes that closed in Milton in April of 2011 was 97 days. The Average Market time for the homes that closed in Milton April of 2010 was 145 days. 17 homes went under agreement in Milton, Massachusetts for the month of April 2011. The averag...
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