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REAL ESTATE LOCAL NEWS, MASSACHUSETTS

Stay updated on real estate news in Massachusetts & get insights into local real estate events and market trends. Stay informed on commercial real estate news, ensuring you’re well-versed in this dynamic market. Whether you’re a buyer, seller, or investor, our brief updates keep you ahead in the ever-changing real estate landscape.

Five Tips to Make Your Bathroom Stand Out

By Michelle Gillespie - Every homebuyer has a vision of their perfect house and the rooms inside that are most important to them. Because of their relatively small size in comparison to the rest of a home, bathrooms are often overlooked in the staging process, but for many buyers, it could be the most important room of all.
Gary Kelley

Moving is a Hassle

Gary Kelley, Realtor - After nine years in my home, I am moving to a neighboring town. This will be my 11th move since college. And it is still a hassle.
Elaine Quigley, CBR, CRS, GRI Elaine.Quigley@commonmoves.com Cell: (508) 735-5161 www.EQRE.com

The Benefits of Multigenerational Households

Elaine Quigley, CBR, CRS, GRI - If you’re thinking of buying a home and living with siblings, parents, or grandparents, then multigenerational living may be for you.
Re/Max Executive Realty Lisa Y. Shaw, Broker Associate 508-826-7661 lisasells@remaxexec.com www.lisashawsells.com

What do building codes mean to buyers and sellers?

Lisa Y. Shaw, Broker Associate - With the dreaded Valentine’s Day coming up, love is in the air! Not feeling it this year? Well celebrate your love for the planet instead!

Sellers Needed for 2023

By Michelle Gillespie - The 2023 real estate market has arrived with some concerns about how the housing market will perform this year. We had three great years. 
Gary Kelley

New Year New Me!

We are in a New Year! The gyms are packed and the credit card bills from the holidays are establishing a new high-water mark. It’s a great time to think about your next home!
Elaine Quigley, CBR, CRS, GRI Elaine.Quigley@commonmoves.com Cell: (508) 735-5161 www.EQRE.com

What to Expect from the Housing Market in 2023

Elaine Quigley, CBR, CRS, GRI - The 2022 housing market has been defined by two key things: inflation and rapidly rising mortgage rates. And in many ways, it’s put the market into a reset position.
Judy Boyle, Realtor® Proudly serving the Borough’s and Beyond with honesty and integrity since 2005 www.judyboylecares.com JudyBoyleRealtor@gmail.com 508-561-7164

My predictions for 2023 – Millennial first-time homebuyers for the win

Judy Boyle, Realtor® - As we prepare to say goodbye to 2022, it is only human nature to set our sights on the new year with hope and renewal. Some of us make resolutions. Some of us set new goals. Whatever the new year means to you, it will likely consist of contemplations about housing because, let’s face it, we all need shelter. Yet it is so difficult to make sound decisions when the headlines are inconsistent.
Re/Max Executive Realty Lisa Y. Shaw, Broker Associate 508-826-7661 lisasells@remaxexec.com www.lisashawsells.com

Ring in the New Year!

Lisa Y. Shaw, Broker Associate - With the holiday season wrapping up, what’s to be expected in 2023 for the housing market? The NAR (National Association of Realtors) reported that interest rates doubled from the 3rd quarter of 2021 to the 3rd quarter of 2022, ringing the average rate for a 30 year fixed from 2.9 to 6%. That is forecasted to remain pretty consistent throughout 2023 fluctuating between 6-6.6 throughout the year and finishing 2023 right around 6%.

Happy Holidays and Have a Wonderful New Year

Making the perfect move means finding the perfect realtor. My personal commitment is to serve you with honesty and integrity.
Gary Kelley

Turn That Frown Upside Down

We are in a joyous time of year. And it seems many people are just down in the dumps. The economy seems to be weighing on many. When it comes to houses, there is a sense sellers aren’t selling and buyers are not buying. The real estate market isn’t crashing…and it is adjusting to a more normal market…call it cooling. Let’s take a closer look at this, dispel some false rumors and feel better as we move deeper into the holiday season.
Elaine Quigley, CBR, CRS, GRI Elaine.Quigley@commonmoves.com Cell: (508) 735-5161 www.EQRE.com

Sell your house before the holidays

Elaine Quigley, CBR, CRS, GRI - As you look ahead to the winter season, you’re likely making plans and thinking about what you want to achieve before the year ends. One of those key decision points could be whether or not you want to move this year. If the location or size of your current home no longer meets your needs, finding a house that better suits your lifestyle may be a top priority for you.
Re/Max Executive Realty Lisa Y. Shaw, Broker Associate 508-826-7661 lisasells@remaxexec.com www.lisashawsells.com

The housing market’s holiday traditions

Lisa Y. Shaw, Broker Associate - While most of us are enjoying the holiday season and participating in our own special traditions, the housing market’s traditions may not be so enjoyable right now for some.

Winter is approaching…is your home ready?

Michelle Gillespie, Realtor® - Now that autumn leaves have changed color and cool crisp fall nights have arrived, we are reminded that winter is just around the corner. As you work on your fall cleanup, here are a few of my home maintenance tips on preparing your home for the upcoming winter months.
Gary Kelley

Crazy Times – not really

Gary E. Kelley - Who remembers Crazy Eddie? Crazy Eddie was a retailer known for ads proclaiming, “Crazy Eddie’s prices are INSANE.” (Yes, there was also a serious fraud eventually leading to the demise of the company. Just remember the ads.
Elaine Quigley, CBR, CRS, GRI Elaine.Quigley@commonmoves.com Cell: (508) 735-5161 www.EQRE.com

The Emotional and Non-financial Benefits of Homeownership

Elaine Quigley, CBR, CRS, GRI - With higher mortgage rates, you might be wondering if now's the best time to buy a home. While the financial aspects are important to consider, there are also powerful non-financial reasons it may make sense to make a move. Here are just a few of the benefits that come with homeownership.
Re/Max Executive Realty Lisa Y. Shaw, Broker Associate 508-826-7661 lisasells@remaxexec.com www.lisashawsells.com

November housing prices holding steady

Lisa Y. Shaw, Broker Associate - While you may be hearing spooky stories about the housing market right now, don’t be frightened! The market is still good if you’re thinking about selling, and prices are holding pretty steady.

I will warm your heart as a listing agent…

Michelle Gillespie, Realtor - Fireplaces warm homebuyers’ hearts, and with winter just around the corner, the fireplace takes on greater importance in the sale of a home. The warm glow of a fire on a cold winter night can be magical.
Gary Kelley

Nothing Real Estate

Gary Kelley - We all have curve balls that come up in life, and as we age, they seem to come up more. In my head I feel like a 24 year old, but my birthday cards seem to be flipping that first number to a 6.
Elaine Quigley, CBR, CRS, GRI Elaine.Quigley@commonmoves.com Cell: (508) 735-5161 www.EQRE.com

Top reasons homeowners are selling their houses right now

Elaine Quigley, CBR, CRS, GRI - Some people believe there’s a group of homeowners who may be reluctant to sell their houses because they don’t want to lose the historically low mortgage rate they have on their current home. You may even have the same hesitation if you’re thinking about selling your house.