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Massachusetts Home Buyer Guide

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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? 

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

Do Massachusetts Homebuyers Pay For Oil Remaining in the Oil Tank?

Nov 27, 2017 11:47:16 AM

Nearly 30 percent of homes in Massachusetts are heated with oil, and homebuyers are often responsible to pay for any oil remaining in the oil tank at the time of closing. 

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Topics: Home-buying Tips, Real Estate Misc., Homeowner Tips

Will GOP Tax Plan Help Millennials Buy Their First Home?

Nov 22, 2017 10:02:04 AM

The National Association of Realtors (NAR) opposes it. The National Association of Home Builders is not a fan either. So why could a plan the NAR president calls an all-out assault on the middle class help Millennials enter the housing market?

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Topics: Real Estate Market, Massachusetts Home Prices, Real Estate Misc.

It's a Seller's Market, So Why Aren't Sellers Selling?

Nov 20, 2017 2:10:49 PM

It's a seller's market in the Greater Boston area, and it has been for several years. So why aren't sellers selling?

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Topics: Real Estate Market, Home-buying Tips, Real Estate Misc.

Since Home Prices are Up, Should You Buy Now or Wait?

Jul 16, 2017 4:57:34 PM

Over the past year or so, more and more homebuyers are asking whether it is a good idea to buy now because home prices in the Greater Boston area have increased for approximately five years. The short (and truthful) answer is, "It might not be a good idea to buy depending on your plans."

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Topics: Real Estate Market, Home-buying Tips, Real Estate Misc.

How Much Did Massachusetts Homes Sales Decline in February 2017?

Apr 5, 2017 7:49:35 PM

Massachusetts home sales declined on a year-over-year basis in February 2017; however, single-family home sales were relatively healthy when measured against February transactions over the past 10 years.

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Topics: Massachusetts Home Prices, The Warren Group, Real Estate Misc.

Homebuyers Regret Waiting Too Long to Prepare to Buy

Mar 20, 2017 9:54:02 AM

An unfortunate scenario occurs over and over again every weekend in the Greater Boston area. It plays out something like this. 

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Topics: Home-buying Tips, Real Estate Misc.

Do Your Homework Before Choosing a Buyer Agent

Mar 9, 2017 9:32:09 AM

You've heard it over and over again. Buying a home likely will be the biggest financial transaction of your entire life. It's a cliché at this point, but it is true.

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Topics: Home-buying Tips, Real Estate Misc.

Learn About the Home Loan Process

Dec 22, 2016 9:41:22 AM

The following audio is from an interview on April 21, 2016, on Boston Herald Radio's Bizsmart show with host Rick Shaffer.

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Topics: Real Estate Market, Loan Programs, Real Estate Misc.

Massachusetts Has New Smoke Alarm Regulations

Dec 20, 2016 12:45:13 PM

New Massachusetts regulations, in effect as of December 1, 2016, require replacement of old and expired smoke alarms. 

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Topics: Real Estate Misc., Homeowner Tips

Nationally, First-time Homebuyers Making a Comeback

Nov 21, 2016 1:32:33 PM

Despite increasing home prices in most parts of the United States and the burden of student loan debt, first-time homebuyers nationwide made up 35 percent of the home-buying population, according to a data compiled by the National Association of Realtors (NAR) for its 2016 homebuyers and sellers profile.

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Topics: Real Estate Misc., National Association of Realtors

15 Mortgage Loan Terms MA First-time Home Buyers Should Know

Nov 16, 2016 8:58:00 AM

Massachusetts first-time home buyers sometimes feel like they are listening to a foreign language when learning about the many lending terms related to a mortgage loan. There are many and several sound similar. The following are 15 loan terms first-time home buyers should definitely know.

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Topics: Home-buying Tips, Mortgages 101, Loan Programs, Real Estate Misc.

   

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