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Massachusetts Home Buyer Guide


5 Taxes Homebuyers Should Know About When Moving to Massachusetts

Jan 26, 2022 11:59:00 AM

Homebuyers moving to the Boston area should familiarize themselves not only with real estate property taxes, but also several other taxes that will impact the overall cost of relocating to Massachusetts. Besides real estate property taxes, Massachusetts has an income tax, a sales tax, an excise tax, and a tax related to the failure to obtain health insurance. 


Topics: Real Estate Misc., Massachusetts Relocation, Boston Relocation

Do Massachusetts Home Buyers Pay Taxes When Buying a Home?

Apr 6, 2021 5:42:00 AM

No, Massachusetts home buyers do not pay taxes on the purchase of real estate, but home sellers do pay something called tax stamps.


Topics: Home-buying Tips, Real Estate Misc., Massachusetts Relocation, Real Estate Law, Boston Relocation

What Salary Do Homebuyers Need to Buy a Home in Boston?

Dec 28, 2017 9:19:27 PM

It's not news that real estate in the Greater Boston area is expensive. But how much money do you need to earn to afford a home? 


Topics: Real Estate Market, Real Estate Misc., Boston Relocation

Public Transportation 101 For Homebuyers Moving to Boston

Oct 27, 2016 9:32:05 AM

Whether you are new to the city or planning a move to Boston, you need to know how to get around.  This means having knowledge of Boston public transportation, the Massachusetts mass transit system, and its various options.  Homebuyers moving to Boston and considering which city or town to live in are going to want to learn the letters MBTA.


Topics: Home-buying Tips, Massachusetts Relocation, Boston Relocation

Tips for Choosing a City When Moving to Massachusetts

Sep 5, 2016 3:00:00 PM

So you’ve already made the decision to move to Massachusetts, but where in Massachusetts? There are a number of things to consider when relocating, and there is a place for every lifestyle. Massachusetts arguably is split into six main areas:


Topics: Home-buying Tips, Massachusetts Relocation, Boston Relocation

Is Negative Equity Limiting Real Estate Inventory in Greater Boston?

Mar 14, 2016 9:30:00 AM

Negative equity in homes across the United States is holding back the housing market and limiting real estate inventory, the Zillow Group reported March 9, 2016, but data show the percentage of homes in the Boston area underwater was only about half the national average. 


Topics: Real Estate Market, Mortgage Rates & News, Boston, Boston Relocation

Three Tips Before You Move to Massachusetts

Oct 1, 2015 7:26:57 PM

While researching houses for your Massachusetts relocation it is also a good idea to get information on cost of living, moving expenses and school districts.  Cost of living varies greatly from state to state and even from one city or town to another. It is in your best interest to find out realistically what cities and towns you can afford to live in.  Moving expenses need to be taken into consideration while you are looking for a place to live as well. Even if your company provides you with a relocation package, moving expenses can escalate quickly. Many people assume to only look at school districts, if they have children or are expecting. Living in an area of a desirable school district is beneficial for many reasons, including resale value of your home and possibly more desirable neighborhoods.


Topics: Massachusetts Relocation, Boston Relocation

Home Buyers Relocation Guide to Commuting in Boston

Sep 21, 2015 5:20:11 PM

Boston is frequently listed as one of the city's in the U.S. with the worst traffic and toughest commute, but there are several commuting alternatives to consider other than driving solo into the city. The Greater Boston area has one of the most sophisticated public transportation systems in the country, so home buyers relocating to the area don't need to panic about commuting to work.


Topics: Real Estate Misc., Massachusetts Relocation, Boston Relocation

How Unmarried Home Buyers Hold Title to Real Estate in Massachusetts

Feb 15, 2014 5:20:00 PM

Obviously, not every home buyer that purchases real estate is married. Unmarried couples and friends, as well as relatives, have two choices on how they may hold title to real estate in Massachusetts. Married couples have another choice.  


Topics: Home-buying Tips, Massachusetts Relocation, Real Estate Law, Boston Relocation


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