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After taking a direct hit in 2012 during the economic slump, and then rising gently in 2013, the national inventory of homes for sale has jumped 11.8 percent in May. However, most of the homes were in the top and middle thirds of the market. Homes in the most affordable price bracket, most favore...
06/25/2014
This is the intro for the new Castles magazine TV Show:   https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=P2y0n6Yp9Dw&feature=youtu.be   The show will be up on the web this week!   The show will feature the best luxury real estate that is currently on the market!!   The show covers an international array of ...
06/23/2014
According to WalletHub’s newly released survey, Massachusetts is the safest state to live in, in the entire country. Despite it’s rough-and-tumble reputation, Boston is hardly a nucleus of immorality, despite the violence that has recently swept through Dorchester and a few other neighborhoods. I...
06/18/2014
As a result of the recovering economy and the Federal Reserve stimulus program that created an artificial cap, mortgage rates will inevitably rise. As this shift happens, homeowners who would usually consider selling their current homes to buy new homes actually hold onto them in order to keep th...
06/17/2014
Contrary to what most people believe, it’s not all about money. Sellers will sometimes take a lower offer, if it means less hassle.   “What sellers really don’t want to do is waste time,” says John Walsh, president of the Connecticut-based lender, Total Mortgage. This means having all the paperwo...
06/17/2014
First impressions mean everything, and when prospective buyers or realtors take their first look at your home, they’ll immediately study your home’s facade and front lawn. While an overhaul such as new siding can cost thousands, there are plenty of budget-friendly ways to improve the look of your...
06/16/2014
1 Stonefield Lane List Price: $4,295,000 Situated on newer prestigious cul-de-sac. Young,fresh,and exquisitely grand 12 room sophisticated shingle and stone residence set on an impressive park-like setting of almost one acre. Flat,level yard with bluestone patio, covered porch, fireplace,outdoor ...
06/09/2014
405 Commonwealth Ave Newton, MA 02459      List Price: $2,495,000  Come home to the sophistication and elegance of this gorgeous circa 1917 brick colonial home sitting handsomely on the carriage lane of Commonwealth Avenue’s Heartbreak Hill. This meticulously preserved home mixes the excitement a...
06/07/2014
One of the sadder facts of life is that the more you can spend on a house, the more options you will have. Many factors go into making that leap – affordability, convenience, size, proximity to transportation. This begs the question: What’s truly affordable these days? The middle class unfortuant...
06/02/2014
    The wait is finally over! The Chestnut Hill Wegmans will have its grand opening, this Sunday, April 27th at 7 am. The store said it hired more than 300 workers for the 80,000 square-foot store, and has already had growing popularity with its liquor section that opened in March. Wegmans Store ...
04/25/2014
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