While buyers are always a hot commodity, the revolving door service mentality can be a little daunting. Working with us can be a different experience.
As a team driven to the Real Estate industry from a passion for homes and love of the Boston area, our main focus is making sure you are well informed, comfortable, and finding the right fit. In fact, we often draw on Eric’s interior design expertise to help buyers see the hidden potential for their ideal situation. Leaving you with the perfect fit, at the perfect price, with fabulous ideas to make things work. Why compromise when you can find solutions?
Some things you can do:
- Read our Buyer’s Guide
- Search for Property in Boston and the surrounding areas
- Sign up for Daily Alerts (On your customized property search) by clicking on the My Account tab
- Call us (617)564.3555, or email if you prefer, and get started on your new home!
Here’s the somber truth, if you’re a buyer in the market for a new home in the past year, you may have less of a budget than you think you do. Many people chat with a mortgage broker at the beginning of their search, grab a pre-approval letter, and let months go by searching for their new place. The reality of the matter is that we are seeing interest rates fluctuate and mortgage rules change monthly, which means your pre-approval from last year (or last month!) could be in an amount you no longer qualify for. We strongly...read more
Those clever marketing and PR people have been using the term “The Summer of Gatsby” to get the public all aflutter about Baz Luhrmann’s new film “The Great Gatsby” which opened on May 10th. Well, I packed my linen suit and martini loving self up with Chester and my best friend to see this Art Deco Glam fest this past weekend. Let me say-it was simply great. Really it is just Art Deco Porn for interior designers and chock full of inspirational scenes. Since seeing the movie I just can’t stop thinking about...read more
Editorial Note: We’re excited to bring you a guest post from Rikk Miller, who has graciously provided a detailed look into the real estate market throughout the year. If you’d like to learn more about Mr. Miller you can find him on LinkedIn. According to the real estate experts, they expect a continued recovery of the housing market in 2013 after a sluggish 2012. Reports from the MLS Property Information Network, year to date home sales in Massachusetts have increased 20% as compared to 2011-2012. The average home prices have...read more
The National Association of Realtors (NAR) continues to sponsor the national open house in 2013, April 20-21. Think small business Saturday for Realtors, members of the NAR. This is an opportunity for the association to draw attention to the advantages of working with a Realtor. Through this program buyers, sellers, and window shoppers are encouraged to go out and visit open houses, call up a local Realtor to tag along, or just simply chat with a professional about their housing needs. The NAR emphasizes the importance of home ownership on...read more
This past week on ABC’s 20/20 there was a featured segment on real estate agents called, “7 Inside Secrets of Real Estate Agents”. This immediately caused a stir within the professional community. We decided we’d take a stab at them to see if we can shed some light on these 7 practices, from what we’ve seen in the Boston market. 1. Real Estate is a Darwinian struggle for survival. This makes me think of a time long ago when I was having trouble deciding on a profession. I let public opinion, including...read more
One of our very own Boston Burroughs made the grade in Wall Street 24/7′s 2013 List of the 5 hottest areas of the country! It’s a great little article which points out the history, charm, and diversity in this rather large section of our city. I’ll be the first person to tell you I don’t have a ton of experience with Dorchester or “DOT” as the locals call it, but you can’t deny that there are some great restaurants and amazing old homes in this part of Boston. DOT isn’t always looked upon...read more
Sometimes when looking for a new home, you have to look using special future glasses, or you need to be with us to help you see the hidden potential. Staging a home can make or break a sale, but for those that are not staged well, we’ve compiled the below list to get you prepped, these things are common in the home search, and can be easily fixed. Furniture You are not buying the furniture (unless you love it!) so try to imagine the room without the furniture in it. Frumpy couches and nicked up coffee tables should not deter you from...read more
Boston is often identified and described by visitors and residents alike using its neighborhoods. As in, “Oh, it’s just past the North End” or “It borders Back Bay and the South End”. Naturally each of the the many areas in Boston have developed housing and architectural styles which make them easily recognizable to anyone in the know. So what are they? Let’s look at a few of the areas around our neck of the woods… Roslindale is primarily single and multifamily homes, with a limited number of larger...read more
No we’re not having you sign up for a dating website, but we cannot stress enough the importance of having a trusting and open relationship throughout your real estate transaction. This starts, of course, with your agent, and moves all the way through to closing. In order to have a successful transaction there are many pieces of a puzzle that need to come together and fit together perfectly. Many of our buyers, most first time home buyers come to us with little background or experience with real estate transactions. We often have to provide...read more
Have you ever sat awake at night wondering what sorts of information it would take in order to find out whether you could be approved or even pre-approved for a mortgage? OK, so maybe such a dramatic scene hasn’t happened to you, but when you’re beginning your home search it’s essential to start a relationship with a mortgage company to help determine your budget. While every company will has it’s own set of requirements, here are some things you should have handy because somewhere along the way you will probably need...read more