Massachusetts Real Estate News & Opinion by Claudette Millette

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Real Estate Agent - The Buyers' Counsel

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2009 

The spring market.  It is a crucial time of the year in real estate.  Even with the current weakness in the economy there will be buyers coming out of a winter's hibernation who are ready to look for a new home.  For those who are looking to buy as well as sellers who said last year that they wou...
01/31/2009
    During the real estate boom years it was fairly common for a home warranty program to be included with a home purchase.   Many brokers would use them as listing tools and also to provide an incentive for home buyers to feel more comfortable with their purchase.  Now, with home sales down and ...
01/29/2009
In the wake of a flat new construction market, Toll Brothers has announced an incentive 30 year loan with a 3.99% interest rate.  The loan comes with no points paid up-front for qualified buyers.  The special loan is available in 270 Toll communities across 21 states and can be locked in right no...
01/26/2009
 I was recently asked about the connection between a property's assessment value and its potential selling price.  There is often confusion about the various methods that are used to evaluate property and it's important to be able to distinguish between them and to know how they may be helpful t...
01/20/2009
Barack Obama has asked for and has been granted the release of the second $350 billion from the Troubled Asset Relief Program funds to the treasury.     The request had been met with some debate from lawmakers, some who have argued that the first $350 billion were largely wasted and that there h...
01/16/2009
                                                                               As foreclosure rates soar, some lenders are eager to negotiate short sales in order to avoid the expense of seizing a delinquent borrower's property.  A short sale is one in which the seller is trying to get the bank t...
01/10/2009
  As we say good-bye to a year that was one of the worst for the financial and housing markets since the Great Depression, it is incumbent on us to try to find a silver lining.  What has 2008 left in its wake that may actually be helpful for new home buyers?                          LOW INTEREST ...
01/05/2009
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Buyer, Broker - Metrowest Mass
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