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Boston Condos: Boston priced under $500,000

What’s happening to Boston condos priced under $500,000? The following information was obtained by MLS: Boston condos price under $100,000 1/1/13 – 8/1/13 – 32 Boston condos sold. 1/1/14 – 8/1/14 – 8 Boston condos sold. —- Boston Condos priced $100,000 – $250,0000 1/1/13 – 8/1/13 – 298 Boston condos… Continue reading



Boston condos under $100,000

Boston condos under $100,000 Yes, you can still buy Boston condos for under $100,000. Here are a few examples: 25 Alpine Park St #41 – Boston, Hyde Park 02126. 1 bedroom (UA) $72,750 174 Gramplain Way #2R – Boston, Dorchester. 1 bedroom sold $60,000 1455 River St – Boston, Hyde Park sold $60,000… Continue reading



Boston Luxury Condo Market

Boston luxury condo market According to NAR the Northeast luxury market has had a major increase in sales. Presently, MLS is reporting 122 Boston luxury condos for sale priced $1,000,000 and above. In the last 6 months, 321 Boston luxury condos have sold in the Boston area. Looking to buy a Boston… Continue reading



Mass. foreclosure rate below the national average

Click on chart to enlarge Corelogic reported foreclosure rates in the country, with Massachusetts at approximately 1.1% which is below the national average. The number of foreclosures are down -0.7% from last year. The number of completed foreclosures in 12 months ending January 2014 was 2,681. The number of presently… Continue reading



The smallest real estate listings in Boston

Tiny Boston real estate listings The following are the smallest per square foot listings for sale in Boston (MLS): 1. 310 Columbus Ave. #10. A Aeeded closet space 3×7 height 7 ft. asking price $15,000.00. Boston South End. This is the first I’ve heard of a deeded closet. 2. 364 Marlborough St… Continue reading



Housing vouchers for criminals

In the real estate video posted below the question is asked: Should criminals be classified as a protected class? Your thoughts?… Continue reading



Boston Home Prices: Case Shiller

Boston home prices. Click to enlarge The above chart is from S&P Case Shiller Home Price Index. As stated Boston peak in home prices was in September 2005. Today home prices are -3.9% off its peak… Continue reading



Boston Real Estate: Mortgage interest rates

          According to a recent article in Kiplinger, 30 year mortgage rates are about to increase:  “Now around 4.1%, rates will edge slowly toward 4.4% by the end of this year. Then they’ll follow the Treasury bond rate’s upward Continue reading



Boston Real Estate: More bad news for Airbnb

As a Boston real estate broker, who writes a Boston real estate blog, I’m accustomed to being second-guessed. Throughout most of my career, I’ve been told I was off based on some of my Boston real estate blog posts, I was regularly met with a perplexed look, reminiscent of the way a dog tilts his […]



Boston Real Estate: Low down payments on the rise

According to Freddie Mac: * An individual can obtain a conventional mortgage with down payment as little as 3% out of their own pocket. * In 2014 (so far), one in five borrowers who took out a conventional mortgage put down 10% or less. Err…low down payments on purchasing real estate, didn’t we… Continue reading



Let's talk Boston real estate. The most recent real estate comments

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  • James, Boston condo owners: Risk of using Airbnb: Just to be clear you’re posting a fear mongering piece, but...
  • Julieta, Affordable housing opportunity in the Fenway: Really? then point out specifically where my cmnoemts are...
  • Rene, Is the housing recovery weaker than it appears?: Give it back to the bank. If your State is a non-recourse...
  • Reyna, Daisy Buchanan’s in Back Bay facing foreclosure: Benjamin: in defense of Vangel, I think the aruemgnt can be...
  • Talene, Which direction will Boston rents go?: I have witnessed that smart real etsate agents just about everywhere...
  • Anna, Well, at least Boston isn’t Los Angeles: Your credit will tank but not as bad as a frrlceosuoe. You need...
  • Tyler Mills, Lenders go into overdrive to clear out backlog of delinquent mortgages: Instead of forcing out the...
  • Tyler Mills, Lack of housing inventory is getting ridiculous in Boston: Though inventory being down is really...
  • warren currier, ‘Boston’s faux housing boom’: Scott, Do you own any units in Boston? Supply /...
  • Nishant, Major Developers: Affordable homes can only be built outside downtown Boston: Yes, this is correct that...
  • warren currier, Done deal: Dr. Dre buys Tom and Gisele’s mansion for $40M: The property is located in LosAngeles,...
  • JS, Despite predictions, inventory of homes for sale continues to fall in Mass.: One thing that could be holding...
  • dcmhomebuyers, For 74 Beacon Street, it was the kitchen, stupid: Nice house. I think front section to location of...
  • Johnd478, Five signs you’re a ‘renter for life’: I just couldnt depart your site prior to...
  • Dionis Padron, Downtown condo prices now averaging near $1 million each: great article but prices for standalone...
  • John Ford, Charles Ponzi’s old Lexington home for sale at $3.3M: That’s a great idea. Anyone have an idea how...
  • Rich, Charles Ponzi’s old Lexington home for sale at $3.3M: Speaking of Mr. Ponzi, he ran his Ponzi scheme out of an...
  • amparo bracero, Big changes in store for Tremont Street?: I will love to comunicated my self with aida I was one of...
  • warren currier, Low mortgage rates may partly explain low inventory: The banks are making it very hard to get a loan....

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