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By Larry Lawfer, "I listen for a living." It's all about you.
(YourStories Realty Group)
Comments 2
Newton MA Luxury Housing Market Report Jan 2015. Over the last 30 days there are 46 properties that have been on the MLS here in Newton that were Active, Under Agreement, Sold, Expired or Canceled. This report gives you a snapshot of what is going on in this market right now.  If you have a prope...
By Larry Lawfer, "I listen for a living." It's all about you.
(YourStories Realty Group)
Comments 62
Prospecting is the real business even though we are in the real estate business.  In most states it is not too difficult to get your license to sell real estate. It is always less time and less money than any college degree. Lots of people have their license.  The low income averages of real esta...
By Larry Lawfer, "I listen for a living." It's all about you.
(YourStories Realty Group)
Comments 4
Farlow Hill luxury home, Newton MA 02458.  MLS #71746470 has just had a price reduction.  What is crazy about this is that this property is already one of the best priced home in the luxury category in all of luxury Newton MA homes.  Price per square foot can be a confusing statistic to follow, b...
By Larry Lawfer, "I listen for a living." It's all about you.
(YourStories Realty Group)
Comments 7
Do price breaks work I was asked by my client today as we discussed this action on his multi-million dollar property?  Preparing for the meeting took time.  I needed to research all the listings in this area of similar type and style.  My property is an upgraded older home.  It is not a gut rehab...
By Larry Lawfer, "I listen for a living." It's all about you.
(YourStories Realty Group)
Comments 1
Luxury Market Report 2014 Newton MA. This report looks at all the properties in Newton listed as luxury.  Luxury is defined by the National Association of Realtors as the top 10% of the market area.  The market area is the Multiple Listing Service.  In our area that is MLSPIN and it includes many...
By Larry Lawfer, "I listen for a living." It's all about you.
(YourStories Realty Group)
Comments 7
My 10 Favorite things about being a Realtor® would have to start with... The joy that my clients feel when they get exactly what they want at a price they love. There is nothing better than listening, understanding and then executing on the plan to win. Negotiating a win-win deal. Let's face it w...
By Larry Lawfer, "I listen for a living." It's all about you.
(YourStories Realty Group)
Comments 1
Housing trends in Newton MA.  I just read a fascinating report about the housing trends and demographics in the city of Newton MA.  This report was prepared by the Dukakis Center of Northeastern University and was written by Barry Bluestone and Tracy Corley.  Newton was settled in 1630 and is com...
By Larry Lawfer, "I listen for a living." It's all about you.
(YourStories Realty Group)
Comments 4
400 years of architecture in Newton MA redux.  Last month I went through the beginning era of architecture in Newton.  The link to that is right here.  Newton MA is a town just south and west of Boston only 7 miles from downtown Boston.  It is comprised of 13 villages with their own distinct feel...
By Larry Lawfer, "I listen for a living." It's all about you.
(YourStories Realty Group)
Comments 2
View from the Top, Luxury Newton MA.  When you are on the second and third floor of 114 Shornecliffe Road in Newton that sits atop Farlow Hill in the Newton Corner village you can see for miles. This Classical Revival home has so many wonderful details and design that it does look and feel like a...
By Larry Lawfer, "I listen for a living." It's all about you.
(YourStories Realty Group)
Comments 0
What have I done for you lately, Friday.  With each client, both seller listings and buyer clients, I speak with them on Friday. We choose a time that I will call and let them know everything that has been done to achieve our goals during the week.  For the Seller's listings I give a list of the ...
By Larry Lawfer, "I listen for a living." It's all about you.
(YourStories Realty Group)
Comments 6
Newton MA Luxury SF Market Report Dec 2014. There were 124 properties that were involved in the real estate market over the last 30 days.  Active, Under Agreement, Sold listings are the most important since they define the market. I also include Expired and Canceled listings as well because these...
By Larry Lawfer, "I listen for a living." It's all about you.
(YourStories Realty Group)
Comments 2
Newton, MA SF Housing Report Nov 2014.  Newton is located only 7 miles from downtown Boston.  It is a diverse and historic community that is really a town made up of 13 distinct villages, each with their own schools and small town centers.  The homes run all the way down from Ultra size and luxur...
By Larry Lawfer, "I listen for a living." It's all about you.
(YourStories Realty Group)
Comments 0
Newton Luxury Home report November 20 2014. This report is produced by the International Luxury Home Marketing group, of which I am a member of the select Million Dollar Guild.  These statistics are for all of the Boston market and do not reflect the statistics for any single town.  The spike we ...
By Larry Lawfer, "I listen for a living." It's all about you.
(YourStories Realty Group)
Comments 0
Newton's MA community spirit is alive.  Newton, unlike many great small cities in the US does not have a single center, instead it is made up of many smaller villages. The number of villages has changed over the years, bu the fact remains that it is as diverse a community as you can find in the U...
By Larry Lawfer, "I listen for a living." It's all about you.
(YourStories Realty Group)
Comments 0
Hello Darkness My Old Friend.  We are hearing the media talk about the lack of inventory leading to the lack of sales.  We are hearing about the diminished first time home buyers who are not in the market right now.  Journalists, who don't sell real estate, and agents who are a bit like chicken l...
By Larry Lawfer, "I listen for a living." It's all about you.
(YourStories Realty Group)
Comments 0
The sounds of Silence in Newton MA are deafening.  The Boston Globe last Sunday posted a piece about how weird the market is. The stated that there are fewer homes being sold this year than last year which is true. The writer went on with this and wondering what will happen next as if this trend ...
By James Lowenstern, Castles Unlimited. Newton MA Real Estate
(Castles Unlimited®)
Comments 0
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By Larry Lawfer, "I listen for a living." It's all about you.
(YourStories Realty Group)
Comments 3
Year over Year Market pricing Boston Area Move In Homes.  It is interesting to me that we are experiencing both a drop off in the unit numbers, but a jump in the price point. Since I have a property for sale in Newton I am particularly interested in in their numbers.  The stats are ever changing ...
By Larry Lawfer, "I listen for a living." It's all about you.
(YourStories Realty Group)
Comments 0
Luxury Homes Sales Boston Area Move In Homes Nov 2014. The International Luxury Home Marketing group provides  we ILHM members with reports on a weekly basis of what is going on with the Luxury market internationally and on the local level.  I follow all the markets very carefully because when as...
By Larry Lawfer, "I listen for a living." It's all about you.
(YourStories Realty Group)
Comments 5
Are you overpriced, or just poorly marketed?  This is a question to be asked as we slip back into a Buyer's Market here in the Boston Area Move in Homes section of this great country.  So many professionals sell themselves short and yet they spout bravado with each utterance.  It is never a matte...

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