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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.

Real estate ads, December 6 edition

Here are the real estate ads for the December 6 edition: Open publication - Free publishing

Benefits of house-hunting during the holiday season

By Elaine Quigley, Realtor, CBR, CRS, GRI, Prudential Prime Properties As you're writing out the holiday shopping list, maybe that's the time to put your name and a new home on it for you. If you've been considering buying a home, here are a few reasons why shopping for one during the holiday season can benefit you.

Real estate ads, November 29 edition

Here are the real estate ads for the November 29 edition: Open publication - Free publishing

Do you qualify for a mortgage?

By Karen Scopetski, V.P. Coldwell Banker Residential Brokerage Mortgage rates are at historic lows and there is no better time to buy a home. Do you qualify for those low advertised rates? Will you be able to secure a mortgage? Studies show that 6 in 10 people do qualify for mortgage loans. For those that can's qualify here are ten reasons why a would-be borrower might face rejection:

Real estate ads, November 22 edition

Here are the real estate ads for the November 22 edition: Open publication - Free publishing

By Steve Levine, President of Steve Levine Inc., and an agent for REMAX prestige As we bid farewell to the market of 2013, it's most certainly been one of the most up and down years I'se seen in my 28 years in the industry. We came off a tough recession, but started 2013 with a bang, as many homes flew off the market. It was a spring and summer of multiple full-price bids on many of the most desirable properties. As the fall approached, it became a bit quieter, but some sellers are seeing great results, as long as they have taken the time to properly prepare their properties.

Real Estate ads, November 15 edition

Here are the real estate ads for the November 15 edition: Open publication - Free publishing

Fireplaces provide a warm glow

By Michelle Gillespie, Realtor, Prudential Prime Properties With winter fast approaching 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. Many people love the ambiance a blaze provides, while others rely on their fireplaces to keep them warm and cozy during freezing temperatures.

Real estate ads, November 8 edition

Here are the real estate ads for the November 8 edition: Open publication - Free publishing

The budget process and determining your condo fee

By Vicki Aubry, Realtor, ABR, SRES, Prudential Prime Properties The condominium budget is planned annually to cover both operational expenses and payment to a reserve fund for future capital projects.

Real estate ads, November 1 edition

Here are the real estate ads for the November 1 edition: Open publication - Free publishing

Is your credit report accurate?

By Elaine Quigley, Realtor, CBR, CRS, GRI, Prudential Prime Properties You just found out your mortgage interest rate from your lender and it's much higher than advertised rates. You know your credit is better than that so why is it costing you more than it should to buy a home?

Real estate ads, October 25 edition

Here are the real estate ads for the October 25 edition: Open publication - Free publishing

Why fall real estate markets may be your best opportunity

By Steve Levine, President of Steve Levine Inc., and an agent for REMAX Prestige Overall, I would have to say that the best piece of advice I have always given my clients has been not to "rush" the home onto the market, but to take the time to prepare properly. For this, a pre-marketing team is an essential value-added service for an agent to bring to the table, and is the second thing you should ask a potential listing broker right after the obvious question of "how many homes have you sold?"

Real estate ads, October 18 edition

Here are the real estate ads for the October 18 edition: Open publication - Free publishing

Does your house have healthy “bones”?

By Michelle Gillespie, Realtor, Prudential Prime Properties Autumn has arrived - leaves are falling and days becoming shorter. In the real estate market, fall is the time to prepare your home for the winter months ahead, and to assess your home for the spring market. To assess your home, I always recommend that you begin with your home's infrastructure, or its "bones." To get a complete picture, start at the top (roof and attic) and finish at the bottom (foundation and cellar).

Real estate ads, October 11 edition

Here are the real estate ads for the October 11 edition: Open publication - Free publishing

October is Fire Safety Month – are you up to date?

By Vicki Aubry, Realtor, ABR, SRES, Prudential Prime Properties It's no accident that the heating season and Fire Safety Month come at the same time. October is a great time to take stock of items around your home that may need attention and to do some safety updates to your home.

Real estate ads, October 4 edition

Here are the real estate ads for the October 4 edition: Open publication - Free publishing

In Real Estate: Urban is in

By Elaine Quigley, Realtor, CBR, CRS, GRI, Prudential Prime Properties Maybe it's the high gasoline prices, the tremendous amount of heavy traffic and long commutes to the office that are fueling the growing interest in urban dwelling. Or, perhaps, it's just kind of cool to go green and be able to walk to most of the establishments that you once had to drive to for groceries, dining, gym workouts, retail shopping, and socializing.