REBA Conference

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​Today I went to the Real Estate Bar Association (REBA) Annual Conference. There were hundreds of attorneys there at the four points Sheraton in Norwood. I've been looking forward to a few of the sessions....
Nick & Sylvia's Class at PLUG Cambridge

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Are you always reflecting on why the interest rate has dropped in recent years and how it affects the ever changing real estate market? Would you like to know how the Cambridge property tax residential...
Appraising a Home for Buying or Selling

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​The most common method that real estate agents use in appraising a home is through a CMA. CMA is Realtor-speak for Comparative Market Analysis. In formal appraiser language, it's the Sales Comparison...
Low Inventory or too many buyers?

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Everyone asks me if the current market situation is due to too many buyers or too little houses. In an up-and-coming brokerage like ours, it's easy to conflate the constant growth we're seeing in house with...
When is Spring Market?

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Spring market is generally April-May, check out the chart below to see it for yourself! In Cambridge we'll typically see 130 or 150 new listings in spring months, but only 50 in the off season months.
Property Management and How It Works

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As recently as ten years ago, Property Management in the Cambridge/Brookline area was a daunting prospect for landlords. Today, the intense seller favorable market and low inventory of housing, in general, has...
Negotiations in the Off Season

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Here's a recap of my negotiation tips from the day, whether you’re selling your car or your house.1. Do your research/homework. Know every number there is to know.2. Be the source of the source. It helps to...
Dealing with Financing

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As the events of the last few years in the real estate industry show, people forget about the tremendous financial responsibility of purchasing a home at their peril. Here are a few tips for dealing with the...