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Home of the Week. Home of the Week: Want to get away? Topsfield antique paired with massive carriage house. The carriage house has a bathroom, a workshop, and a full kitchen. Search the latest listings to rent or buy at realestate.boston.com. May 26, 2021 11:30 am. Related Articles.

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Have Prices Pushed Boston-area Home Buyers To Breaking Point

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2 days ago · The median price of a Massachusetts single-family home hit a new record of $525,000 in May, according to The Warren Group, a real estate analytics firm. That marks a 23.5 percent jump from a year ago and a 28 percent increase over May 2019. And …

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Boston Real Estate News

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News. Rhode Island is getting $2.5 million in housing assistance. The vouchers, available next month, cover the first 18 months of rental assistance. Continue reading at realestate.boston.com. June 15, 2021 10:23 am. Related Articles. Hey something's wrong.

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Desperate Home Buyers Resort To Social Media Pleas, Drive-bys

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Collins is an educator, and she said COVID-19 forced her to think creatively at school — and, as it turns out, in real estate. “What COVID has taught me as a school leader is just because something’s the way it’s always been doesn’t mean it’s the best way. The methods we always used were incredibly competitive.

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Lt. Gov. Karyn Polito Purchases $1.8 Million Second Home

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Assessor’s records show Polito, who partially owns her family’s real estate development company, and Rodolakis, an attorney, paid about $300,000 more than the property’s appraised value of $1,494,900. The property previously sold in May 2001 for $325,000.

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Baby Boomers Reassess Downsizing During Pandemic

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Sales of single-family homes surged more than 20 percent in both Berkshire and Barnstable counties in 2020, with median prices jumping nearly 16 percent in both counties year over year, according to the Warren Group, a real estate analytics firm. Sales on Nantucket were up 71.2 percent, and the median price of a single-family sold on the island

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Pandemic Isn’t A Deterrent (mostly) For Boston Developers

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While condo sales volume statewide last year was down 1.4 percent, it fell 6.6 percent in Suffolk County, according to The Warren Group, a real estate analytics firm and publisher of Banker & Tradesman. Condo sales prices in Suffolk County were up 3.6 percent compared with 9.2 percent on average for Massachusetts as a whole.

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Experts Offer Predictions For US, Mass. Housing Markets In

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Housing economists are predicting another big year for real estate. “I think next year’s market will be quite strong — even stronger than this year’s,’’ said Daryl Fairweather, chief economist at Redfin. “As the economy recovers, as the vaccines get the virus under control, people will be back at work, and people who have delayed

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Report Predicts Return To Normalcy In US, Boston Home Markets

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December 3, 2020 8:01 pm. A lack of inventory and the upheaval of the COVID-19 pandemic created an unusual year for Boston’s real estate market, but according to a forecast for 2021, the next year will bring a return to normalcy. But that doesn’t mean Boston’s red-hot real estate industry will slow down anytime soon.

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Greater Boston Ranks 7th In US For Most Million-dollar Homes

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In a nation where only 4.27 percent of owner-occupied properties in the top 50 metros are valued at $1 million or more, Boston has the seventh most, a study released June 9 indicates. How common million-dollar homes are can vary significantly from …

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Recent Homes Sales In Boston And Cambridge (June 16)

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DORCHESTER 337 Park St. One-family Colonial, built 1890, 2,299 square feet, 4 bedrooms, 2 baths, 4,647-square-foot lot. $751,000 | realestate.boston.com

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Realty Firm Touts Program That Arms Buyers With More Cash

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Given the real estate firm’s ownership, one might think this suddenly gives the real estate agent carte blanche to come in and blow out walls and completely redo a home. Raveis maintains that the client still has a say in what is done during the refresh process, and renovation costs come out of the proceeds of the final sale.

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Boston Condo Market Offers 'unimaginable' Deals Amid Pandemic

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Boston-area home prices were up an astounding 14.3 percent year-over-year in September, according to the national brokerage Redfin — roughly in line with a nationwide real estate boom being driven by record-low mortgage rates and a shortage of homes for sale. But the downtown condo market has been marching — or stumbling — to the beat of a different drummer.

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How Real Estate Closings Are Getting Done During The

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April 9, 2020 5:00 pm. While much of the rest of the process has gone virtual, attorneys are still meeting home buyers in person for the final step in the real estate transaction: the closing. That’s because in Massachusetts, all-digital closings are not allowed. “We’re the last state in New England that won’t allow remote online

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Report: Boston Sees Third-largest Drop In Rental Prices

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It’s no shock that the COVID-19 pandemic has affected the rental market nationwide, but according to a report the Apartment List website released Monday, prices in Boston have taken one of the hardest hits. Since March, rent prices in Boston have dropped 18.2 percent. That’s the third-largest price drop for a city in the United States

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Deerfield Antique Gets An Eco-friendly Makeover

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Truman’s team also designed the interiors of the home using vendors based in the USA. It was an undertaking that was tough, particularly because cost was a factor. “You can totally source everything in the USA and spend an absolute fortune, but trying to find reasonably priced things made in the USA was a real challenge,” said Truman.

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Amazon's Latest Expansion Delivers Gift To Seaport Developers

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“In terms of real estate, 5,000 jobs is 5,000 households,” said Timothy Warren, CEO of the Warren Group, a real estate analytics firm and publisher of Banker & Tradesman. “That’s a lot of units, and it has to come from somewhere.”

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Did Trump Overvalue His Properties

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Dillon retained Cushman & Wakefield, a real estate services firm, to do an assessment of the estate, but the Trump Organization was not happy with the result. Dillon told Cushman that “the client blew up at her,” according to the filings. She began pressuring the appraisers to take steps that would push the value up, asking them, for

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Boston Tops This List For The Highest Price Per Square Foot

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Why Boston’s real estate is so pricey. The Boston market, geographically restricted by its coastal location, also has some of the oldest housing stock in the country, which is typically smaller than more recently built homes, Ratiu said. Boston, like the rest of the country, also faces a significant undersupply of homes, he said.

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Should You Negotiate What You Pay In Real Estate Commissions

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While there’s no set commission rate that all real estate agents charge — that would be price fixing — the industry standard is for sellers to pay a 2.5 percent to 3 percent commission to their agent, and another 2.5 percent to 3 percent to the buyer’s agent, for a total of up to 6 percent in commissions. On a $500,000 home, that can

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Luxury Home Of Week: Weston Equestrian Estate For $9.99

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Kathryn Alphas Richlen of Coldwell Banker Realty-Weston listed the home on Jan. 13 for $9,995,000. The property is made up of a main residence, an attached guest house, and a three-level barn. It sits on 7.33 acres, providing plenty of space for a lawn, waterfall pool, hot tub, fire pit, sports court, playground, outdoor kitchen, riding ring

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12 Must-see Open Houses Happening This Weekend (April 17-18)

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From a three-bedroom ranch on an acre in Pembroke for $409,000 to a two-bedroom luxury condo in the Seaport District for $3,495,000. | realestate.boston.com

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Coronavirus Throws Uncertainty Into Real Estate’s Busiest

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March 12, 2020 2:07 pm. For the first time in his 30-year real estate career, Melvin A. Vieira, Jr. finds himself wondering whether holding a routine open house could risk his client’s health. His client, a woman in her 70s, is eager to sell her home, but Vieira is weighing the potential ramifications of what could be dozens of people

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Fast-cash House Flippers Are Flooding Poor Neighborhoods

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As the discussion turned to the benefits of having a spouse involved in one’s real estate business, Cherwenka’s wife, Tolla, used a game-show flourish to show off the couple’s book, “The Art of Becoming a Multimillionaire Real Estate Investor.” “If you’d like one, it’s $20,” he said. “Hold one up there, babycakes.”

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The Pros And Cons Of Living On A Corner Lot

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The properties usually offer more sunlight, better space, and a spot at the nexus of the neighborhood for those willing to endure the extra landscaping and snow-clearing burdens they can bring. Gary Rogers, broker and owner at RE/Max On The Charles in Waltham, said there was a time when such parcels were seen as relatively rare and valuable.

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'0 Patience' For Neighbors

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“Perfect for comfortable camping, getaways, amazing Airbnb potential & more,” the listing from Rhode Island Real Estate Services says. The cottage also has a unique address — 0 Patience Way. The island, officially part of the town of Portsmouth, is about one-third of a square mile.

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Woman Spots 'Not Haunted' On 'for Sale' Sign In Her

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The house is west of Boston but Bloomstein didn’t want to say exactly where to respect the homeowner’s privacy, she said. But she reached out to the real estate agency to learn more about the sign. They knew nothing about it either. The consensus is that the sign is a prank. Or maybe a ghost with a sense of humor.

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For $575k Far From Daily Grind: A Maine Mill-turned- Home

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“This literally is the property where the river runs through it,” said listing agent Pete Molloy of Town & Shore Real Estate. The entire back edge of the building sits over the water. The Piscataqua used to be the power source for the mill, which produced flour, barrels, and wood planks.

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Ben Affleck Slashes Price On Island Mansion Boston.com

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Exciting news, home buyers: More than a year after first hitting the market, one of Ben Affleck’s mansions is now available at a 15 percent discount. The Cambridge native’s four-bedroom, 4.5-bathroom Greek Revival plantation in Riceboro, Georgia (about 35 miles south of Savannah), has an asking price of $7.6 million, a 15 percent markdown

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Do Marijuana Shops Drive Down Home Values

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Many states have seen home values rise as soon as marijuana is legalized and before dispensaries open, according to Francesca Ortegren, a data scientist with Clever Real Estate. In addition, according to Clever’s research, which used Zillow’s historical home price index, values increased by $22,888 between 2014 and 2019 in cities with pot

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Black Real Estate Agents Overcome Boston-area Bigotry

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Getting into commercial real estate deals is an especially hard slog. That’s partly because the process of buying, selling, or developing a commercial property takes far longer to complete. “It might take a year, two years, three years to sell a strip mall,’’ said George. To participate, a real estate agency needs patience and deep pockets.

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The Pros And Cons Of Living Near A School

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“Here in the coveted suburbs, living next to or near a school is a big plus,’’ Carrie Hines, a Concord real estate agent, said in an e-mail. “If I have a listing that is walkable to a school, I make sure to enter it into the remarks that get posted on the Internet. … Cars are required to drive 20 miles per hour.

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Does Writing A Letter To The Seller Give Buyers An Advantage

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“It can backfire if the seller feels the buyer is trying to manipulate them,’’ said Lisa Steele, a realtor with Steele Associates Real Estate in East Dennis. Recently, a buyer submitted one with an offer, and although it was a lovely letter, Steele said, “the seller knew the offer was the only thing that mattered and brushed off the

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Lizzie Borden's 'Maplecroft' Mansion Hits Market For $890,000

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The owners of the Lizzie Borden museum, Donald Woods and Lee-ann Wilber, purchased the mansion from Bates in 2018 for $600,000, according to The Herald News. Woods and Wilber intended to turn the home into a bed and breakfast while also offering tours of the site. “Of course since it wasn’t previously used as such, there are building codes

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What You Need To Know About Property Taxes In

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Property taxes are calculated by multiplying your city’s tax rate by the assessed value of your property and all the structures on it. In Massachusetts, tax rates are expressed as the number of dollars per thousand dollars of assessed value. So if a home is assessed at $100,000 and the tax rate is $25 (.025), the tax bill is $2,500.

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For Some Mass. Home Buyers, New Hampshire Is An

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By contrast, the median price in neighboring Essex County, on the northern border with New Hampshire in Massachusetts, rose 4 percent in September—to $390,000—according to real estate market tracker and publisher The Warren Group. And there is an even bigger gap when it comes to statewide prices.

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Massachusetts Counties Top List For Vacation Homes

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The median sales price for a single-family home on Nantucket in 2018 was $1.49 million, according to Tim Warren, CEO of The Warren Group, a real estate and financial data analytics firm. Median sales prices on the island rose 40 percent between 2013 and 2018, Warren said.

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Elder Bushes Are Gone, But Maine Retreat To Stay In The Family

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Associated Press. December 10, 2018 11:40 am. KENNEBUNKPORT, Maine — ‘‘Poppy’’ and ‘‘Bar’’ are gone, but the passing of George H. W. and Barbara Bush won’t mean an end to children’s laughter, splashing in the pool, barking dogs, or clinking horseshoes at the family’s property on the Maine coast. The former first couple

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What Real Estate Agents Have To Tell Buyers -- And What

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Speaking of estate sales, another common concern among buyers is whether anyone has died in the home; it comes up often enough to warrant its own state statute. “What that says is a real estate broker is not required to affirmatively disclose that there might have been a homicide or suicide on the property,” McDonagh said, meaning they don

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John Corcoran, Developer Of Real Estate, Good

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After earning millions as a real estate developer, he contributed time and money in the creation of St. Mary's Women and Infant Center, a multiservice agency for Dorchester residents that was born in 1993 after the closing of St. Margaret's.

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