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Massachusetts Realtors Survey

In the latest REALTOR® Confidence Index, Massachusetts real estate brokers responded to a survey in which  they expect home prices in Massachusetts to increase between 3%-5% in the nest 12 months.

Massachusetts real estate home/condo price survey

Massachusetts real estate home/condo price survey

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New Boston Condos For Sale: 8/28/14

New Boston Real Estate Listings – Updated August 28, 2014

List Price

2 Avery St
8 room, 3 bed, 3 bath 2/3 Family

2 Avery St
5 room, 2 bed, 2 bath 2/3 Family

71697733… Continue reading

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Luxury apartment glut alert!


Via Adam, it appears one landlord is really competing to find tenants.

And this is why building more housing is good for the city.

File under: More housing, please… Continue reading

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Boston Condos: The cost to orginate a loan rises

Boston condo loans
Did you know the cost to originate a Boston condo mortgage today, and that’s just one loan, costs over $6,000?

Some, but not all, of the high cost is a result of the Dodd Frank Act. Banks are now required to do more verifications which on average add about a week to the overall… Continue reading

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Boston Condos: Here’s how long they stay on the market

Boston condos

According to MLS, there are 488 Boston condos for sale with an average of 85.73 days on the market.

The following are the average number of days on the market for a Boston condo per neighborhood:

Allston condos - 101.82 days on the market
Back Bay condos – 115.31 days on the market… Continue reading

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Cheap Boston Condos: Per neighborhood

Cheap Boston Condos

Cheap Boston Condos

The following is a list of the least expensive Boston condos per Boston neighborhood:

Allston – 1 bedroom condo asking price $255,000
Back Bay – Back Bay condo with asking price $279,000
Beacon Hill – Studio condo asking price $239,617
Brighton – Studio condo asking price $169,000

Charlestown – 2… Continue reading

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Federal Debt: All you need to know in three minutes

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More evidence we’re in a housing sales slump


Here’s more evidence, via the Warren Group, that we’re in a housing sales slump in Massachusetts.

Chart via Warren Group. Click on link for closer look… Continue reading | 1 Comment

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Newest Boston Condo and Apartment Listings 8/27/14

 15  Walbridge St. Allston 02134 1 bed, 1, bath 655 sqft $1,700

470  Beacon Street Back Bay 02115 0 bed, 1, bath 9999 sqft $1,395

115  St. Botolph Street 02116 0 bed, 1, bath 350 sqft $1,495

248  Kelton St Brighton 02134 2 bed, 1… Continue reading

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Next sub-prime crisis: Student loans

This one item may have a huge negative impact on the Boston condo market in the near future: Student loan debt. Did you know since 1999 the amount of money borrowed to go to college increased by 511%? In addition, year-over-year college tuition has increased by 8%. Only time will tell what impact this will have on the Boston real estate market.

Below is a very interesting video regarding… Continue reading

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