Massachusetts Real Estate News & Opinion by Claudette Millette

Real Estate Agent - The Buyers' Counsel
Are McMansions  Returning to the Housing Market?   Prior to the housing boom we were experiencing a definite upsurge in the size and stateliness of homes in the U. S.  The modest ranch, split level and even capes were being outpaced by larger homes with significantly more square footage.   Once t...
   Has the Housing Market Really Recovered?   The answer to this question seems to be a resounding “yes.” In most housing markets around the country prices have surged some 8 to 10% over the past year, and that’s a good thing for home owners.  It also bodes well for the general creation of wealth...
How to Get MLS Listings for Your Massachusetts Home Search   Looking for a home these days has become a little easier than it was years ago due to all of the technology at our disposal.  Of course, you will still want to avail yourself of the services of a good buyer agent who knows the area and ...
Adult Community – Carriage Hill Southborough Massachusetts   Carriage Hill Southborough is a luxury Adult Community – 55+ in Southborough, Massachusetts.  Conveniently located, just off of Route 30 it is one mile to the Mass Pike exit and 20 miles to downtown Boston.     Southborough is noted for...
How many Villages are there in Newton Massachusetts?   The answer to this question varies.  It really depends on whom you ask.  Most people will say that the answer is thirteen.  Those villages are:  Auburndale Chestnut Hill Newton Centre Newton Corner Newton Highlands Newton Lower Falls Newton U...
What Does a Massachusetts Buyer Agent Do?   You should know that not all Massachusetts real estate agents are created equal.  There are agents who specialize in listing homes and there are the fewer select agents who specialize in representing home buyers.  And, in between, there are Realtors® wh...
Buying a Home in Massachusetts?  Consider Resale Issues - Right up Front   The average home buyer in Massachusetts buys and sells a home every five to seven years. Whether your selling time will come that quickly or you are planning to keep your home longer, it is safe to assume that at some poin...
Town of Southborough Suburban location, pleasant neighborhoods, historic school system and an easy commute to Boston - These are all descriptions appropriate to the Town of Southborough. History In its early days Southborough was known as "Stony Brook" and was actually part of the nearby Marlboro...
    There could be a number of reasons for the recent jump, but according to an article in the Austin Business Journal, home remodeling has risen to its highest level in seven years.    Figures released indicate an increase of 22% in May from a year ago which marks 19 straight months of gains.  T...
The Elements of a Massachusetts Offer to Purchase Real Estate  Once you have found the perfect home, it is the job of your Realtor® to write up an Offer to Purchase. Since Massachusetts has a two-contract process, the Offer to Purchase is the first step, to be followed in 7 days to a week by the ...

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