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By Pat Laracy Baker, Realtor, Green, ABR, Needham, Massachusetts
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    Simplifying the Market™ Making Real Estate Easy to Understand Freddie Mac’s New 3% Down Program March 23 2015 Today, Freddie Mac is scheduled to start buying mortgages with down payments of only three percent – the first time down payments have been this low on Freddie Mac loans in nearly fiv...
By Pat Laracy Baker, Realtor, Green, ABR, Needham, Massachusetts
(Key Advantage Realty )
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    Simplifying the Market™ Making Real Estate Easy to Understand Home Prices Over 30 Years [INFOGRAPHIC] March 20 2015 I over to look back and see what has been going on and perhaps I am not alone, especially when it comes to the real estate market.  Pat Baker Key Advantage Realty Needham, MA Ex...
By Pat Laracy Baker, Realtor, Green, ABR, Needham, Massachusetts
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    Simplifying the Market™ Making Real Estate Easy to Understand Don’t Get Caught in the ‘Renter’s Trap’ March 18 2015 There are many benefits to homeownership, one of top ones, is being able to protect yourself from rising rents and lock in your housing cost for the life of your mortgage. The N...
By Pat Laracy Baker, Realtor, Green, ABR, Needham, Massachusetts
(Key Advantage Realty )
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    Simplifying the Market™ Making Real Estate Easy to Understand Location, Location, Location March 16 2015 A recent Demand Institute report revealed "nearly half of all American households plan to move at some point in the future.” Seventy-five percent of those surveyed in the report cited one ...
By Pat Laracy Baker, Realtor, Green, ABR, Needham, Massachusetts
(Key Advantage Realty )
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    Sales in the 02118 zip code market inched up to 16 homes sold over the last 30 days, while the number of sellers reducing their list prices reached two, which continues an emerging upward trend in price reductions. All indications show that the trend may be coming to an end, meaning less pric...
By Pat Laracy Baker, Realtor, Green, ABR, Needham, Massachusetts
(Key Advantage Realty )
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    Simplifying the Market™ Making Real Estate Easy to Understand Is Another Bubble Forming? March 12 2015 After the housing market bust we experienced across the country in 2008, many experts have been quick to warn that a new bubble may be forming in some areas. One particular example of this i...
By Pat Laracy Baker, Realtor, Green, ABR, Needham, Massachusetts
(Key Advantage Realty )
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    Simplifying the Market™ Making Real Estate Easy to Understand Homeownership is the "American Dream” for a Reason March 10 2015 There has been some who have been voicing doubt as to whether or not the younger generations still consider buying a home as being part of the "American Dream”. A rec...
By Pat Laracy Baker, Realtor, Green, ABR, Needham, Massachusetts
(Key Advantage Realty )
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    Simplifying the Market™ Making Real Estate Easy to Understand Is the Housing Market Back? Ask Lowes & Home Depot! March 9 2015 A recent Bloomberg Business article reports that both Lowes & Home Depot experienced fourth quarter profits that beat revenue projections by the most in six quarters....
By Pat Laracy Baker, Realtor, Green, ABR, Needham, Massachusetts
(Key Advantage Realty )
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    Simplifying the Market™ Making Real Estate Easy to Understand The Difference an Hour Makes [INFOGRAPHIC]   March 6 2015 The extra hours of sunshine is very welcome to us in the Northeast.  Let's celebrate the longer daylight hours and I believe the change of slightly warmer temperatures will ...
By Pat Laracy Baker, Realtor, Green, ABR, Needham, Massachusetts
(Key Advantage Realty )
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    Simplifying the Market™ Making Real Estate Easy to Understand Hurry Up!! Call your Agent and List your House!! March 5 2015 That headline might be a little aggressive. However, as the data on the 2015 housing market begins to roll in, we can definitely say one thing: If you are considering se...
By Pat Laracy Baker, Realtor, Green, ABR, Needham, Massachusetts
(Key Advantage Realty )
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    Simplifying the Market™ Making Real Estate Easy to Understand Housing Market to “Spring Forward” March 4 2015 Just like our clocks this weekend in the majority of the country, the housing market will soon “spring forward”! Similar to tension in a spring, the lack of inventory available for sa...
By Pat Laracy Baker, Realtor, Green, ABR, Needham, Massachusetts
(Key Advantage Realty )
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    Simplifying the Market™ Making Real Estate Easy to Understand New Construction = New Competition March 3 2015 For the last several years, home sellers had to compete with huge inventories of distressed properties (foreclosures and short sales). The great news is that the supply of these prope...
By Pat Laracy Baker, Realtor, Green, ABR, Needham, Massachusetts
(Key Advantage Realty )
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Where Are Mortgage Rates Headed? February 26 2015 The interest rate you pay on your home mortgage has a direct impact on your monthly payment. The higher the rate the greater the payment will be. That is why it is important to look at where rates are headed when deciding to buy now or wait until ...
By Pat Laracy Baker, Realtor, Green, ABR, Needham, Massachusetts
(Key Advantage Realty )
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Simplifying the Market™ Making Real Estate Easy to Understand Are House Prices Beginning to Accelerate Again?   In a recent post, we explained that the supply of homes for sale in December was at its lowest level in over a year. The January National Housing Trend Report from realtor.com now reve...
By Pat Laracy Baker, Realtor, Green, ABR, Needham, Massachusetts
(Key Advantage Realty )
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    Simplifying the Market™ Making Real Estate Easy to Understand Thinking of Buying? What are you waiting for? February 23 2015 If you are planning on becoming a homeowner, or moving up to the home of your dreams in 2015, here are four great reasons to consider buying a home now, instead of wait...
By Pat Laracy Baker, Realtor, Green, ABR, Needham, Massachusetts
(Key Advantage Realty )
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Consumer Confidence at Highest Level in Over a Decade February 10 2015 Two recently released reports reveal that the American public is starting to feel much better about the U.S. economy. The University of Michigan’s Surveys of Consumers showed that: “Consumer optimism reached the highest level...
By Pat Laracy Baker, Realtor, Green, ABR, Needham, Massachusetts
(Key Advantage Realty )
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    Simplifying the Market™ Making Real Estate Easy to Understand   Moving Across America [INFOGRAPHIC] simplify February 6 2015 It is really something to see where the Americans are moving to and from.  Leaving New York, my opnion TAXES. Illinois could be crime perhaps. Connecticut TAXES. Just ...
By Pat Laracy Baker, Realtor, Green, ABR, Needham, Massachusetts
(Key Advantage Realty )
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    Simplifying the Market™ Making Real Estate Easy to Understand   The Difference Between A Home’s Cost vs. Price simplify February 4 2015 As a seller, you will be most concerned about ‘short term price’ – where home values are headed over the next six months. As either a first time or repeat b...
By Pat Laracy Baker, Realtor, Green, ABR, Needham, Massachusetts
(Key Advantage Realty )
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Simplifying the Market™ Making Real Estate Easy to Understand 5 Reasons You Shouldn’t For Sale By Owner February 3 2015 Some homeowners consider trying to sell their home on their own, known in the industry as a For Sale by Owner (FSBO). There are several reasons this might not be a good idea fo...
By Pat Laracy Baker, Realtor, Green, ABR, Needham, Massachusetts
(Key Advantage Realty )
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    Simplifying the Market™ Making Real Estate Easy to Understand   13,808 Houses Sold Yesterday! Did Yours? simplify January 29 2015 There are some homeowners that have been waiting for months to get a price they hoped for when they originally listed their house for sale. The only thing they mi...

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