marthas vineyard home: What is it going to take to get the Martha's Vineyard real estate market rolling again? - 11/29/07 03:57 PM
There is one thing for sure, wishful thinking is not working.  Neither is the constant stream of anemic price reductions week after week. How about those incentives and broker bonuses? You know what I'm talking about; the three-year old Range Rover in the driveway, the 24' sailboat, a 60" LCD TV, seller paid closing costs, seller paid Land Bank fee, first payment in six months, a vacation in the Bahamas or $50,000 to the agent that brings the buyer. None of that is working, and any additional compensation offered to an agent that brings the buyer should be considered a conflict … (0 comments)

marthas vineyard home: The Real Estate Shell Game - 07/18/07 01:03 PM
By Peter C. Fyler with editorial input from Jon Boyd, 2007 President, National Association of Exclusive Buyer's Agents© 2007 SplitRock Real Estate, LLC
I'm an exclusive buyer agent on Martha's Vineyard and my job is representing buyers; that's it plain and simple.  I have no allegiance or responsibility to sellers beyond the rules of courtesy and common decency set forth in my REALTOR® and NAEBA Association Code of Ethics. 
You're a Buyer looking for your dream home, and if you do what most buyers do today, you start looking for that dream home on the Internet.  You may go from one real … (0 comments)

marthas vineyard home: Buying A Home On Martha’s Vineyard Should Be Fun - 06/15/07 06:11 AM
House hunting on Martha's Vineyard can be fun, and I make sure it is fun.  However, I find many buyers new to the market get caught up in things that are irrelevant while failing to consider what's really important. They may base their decision on a Japanese Maple tree in the front yard, the green granite counter tops in the kitchen, or the color of the carpeting in the living room. I believe it is my responsibility as an exclusive buyer representative to keep my buyer-clients focused on the big picture, even though some of that may be more sobering than … (0 comments)

marthas vineyard home: All Real Estate Is Local, but that has not been the perception? - 04/23/07 11:36 AM
In David Lereah's new book, "All Real Estate Is Local", he references the investment mistakes his Grandpa made by listening to the national news instead of paying attention to "local influences and activity" He goes on to say, "Whatever the national trends are with regard to real estate - whether they are booming or busting - what really matters is what the market conditions are in your region, town, or neighborhood."  David Lereah is Senior Vice President and Chief Economist of the National Association of Realtors® (NAR).
Starting in 2001 real estate speculation began picking up steam in certain areas of the … (0 comments)

marthas vineyard home: Have We Seen the Last of Real Estate Markdowns? - 01/03/07 01:21 PM
I realize the Boston market is not Martha's Vineyard, so the demographic ingredient of people moving out of Massachusetts doesn't affect our market. However, I think you will find the speculative forecasts given by three diverse professionals -- an economist, an architect and a real estate broker, to be interesting. (Click here to view >) Market continues a slow adjustment
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marthas vineyard home: A Look Back at the Real Estate Market on Martha’s Vineyard. - 01/03/07 01:18 PM
Now that 2006 is just a memory, and for some not a very pleasant memory, we look forward to what 2007 holds in store. Will it be more of the same or a better year for real estate and the economy? Employment still remains high and unemployment benefit claims have been stable for the last few months despite troubles in the manufacturing sector precipitated by the fall off in auto sales and the continued slow down in the housing market. Interest rates peaked midyear and appear to have settled as the Fed continues to hold steadfast in hopes of keeping inflation … (0 comments)

 
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