Buying and Selling a home in the Greater Boston Area

6 Questions to ask when buying a condo in the Boston Area (Clone)

Posted by Avenue 3 Real Estate on Thu, Oct 23, 2014

 

 

Buying a condo in the Greater Boston Area Communities means buying full ownership of a portion of a building or complex. It means you have neighbors, association members, fees and bylaws. It means, you need to know what to ask about when you are buying so that you will not have any unpleasant surprises after moving in.

We do not mean to sound a negative tone here, condo buying is a terrific way to go, just be thorough in your research. Here are 6 important questions that you need to have the answers to before making an offer:

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Topics: Buyer kit, condos, buying a condominium, buying a condo, Greater Boston Communities, Greater Boston Area

Stopping by Greater Boston Area Open Houses this weekend.

Posted by Avenue 3 Real Estate on Fri, Oct 17, 2014

It's the weekend and you know what that means, Open Houses abound in the Greater Boston area. The front doors of Single-family homes, condos, and multi-families are wide-open welcoming strangers in to check out every inch of their interior and exterior space from top to bottom. Pretty amazing when you think about it. We often wonder how the idea got hatched and continues to thrive. It does say something about our trust in one another and the hobby of “just looking”.

So what about the Open house tradition?

Usually you'll find the most properties open to visitors will be on Saturday and Sunday afternoons anywhere from 1PM to 4PM. Properties available to be seen are advertised in newspapers, posted online, found on real-estate web sites and even by just the placing of an Open House sign (with or without balloons) in front of the home.

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Topics: open houses, Cambridge MA homes for sale, Single-family home, Open houses in Cambridge MA, Arlington MA Open Houses, Greater Boston Area, Open Houses in the Greater Boston Area

Buying a Home in MA in the 2014 Fall Market?

Posted by Avenue 3 Real Estate on Fri, Oct 3, 2014


The Fall market in real estate is often portrayed as a pale cousin to the famous Spring market which gets so much press. The oncoming holiday season and winter weather seem to threaten a precipitous end to the buying season and the buyers are alleged to disappear with the cold. Many feel that the holidays are a fabled “dead zone” for those trying to sell a home as well. But perhaps, there is more to the story. The real truth is that the Fall market is actually a great market for buying a home or selling a home in the Greater Boston Area and here are the reasons we think this is the case:  

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Topics: Arlington MA homes for sale, Arlington MA, buying a home in MA, selling a home, buying a home, Greater Boston Area, Fall Real Estate Market

3 Multiple Offer Mistakes to Avoid

Posted by Avenue 3 Real Estate on Sun, Jun 22, 2014

In a market such as this one, it is not uncommon to find yourself in a multiple offer situation. While no strategy can guarantee success, here are three mistakes to avoid in order to increase your chances of being successful in buying a home in the Greater Boston Area.

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Topics: buying a home in MA, buying a home, Multiple Offers

5 Tips on How to Win in a Multiple Offer Situation!

Posted by Avenue 3 Real Estate on Fri, May 16, 2014

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Topics: buying a home, Greater Boston Area, Multiple Offers

6 Questions to ask when buying a condo in Boston Area Communities!

Posted by Avenue 3 Real Estate on Sat, May 10, 2014

 

 

Buying a condo in the Greater Boston Area Communities means buying full ownership of a portion of a building or complex. It means you have neighbors, association members, fees and bylaws. It means, you need to know what to ask about when you are buying so that you will not have any unpleasant surprises after moving in.

We do not mean to sound a negative tone here, condo buying is a terrific way to go, just be thorough in your research. Here are 6 important questions that you need to have the answers to before making an offer:

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Topics: condos, buying a condo, Greater Boston Communities

How to be a Greater Boston Area Open House Pro!

Posted by Avenue 3 Real Estate on Tue, Apr 29, 2014

 

You're ready to hit some Open Houses Sunday but your time is limited due to weekend chores, shopping and of course, some much needed chilling time to catch-up on. So we're suggesting these 3 steps that will prepare you to make the experience efficient, easy and professional!

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Topics: open houses, Open Houses in MA, Property Search

Buying a Home in MA? Read here 1st and then sign, in that order!

Posted by Avenue 3 Real Estate on Tue, Apr 15, 2014

Buying a home in MA is not the easiest thing to do.  First you have to find a home to suit your needs and then you need to navigate the buying process.  Unlike other states, buying a home in Massachusetts is a multi stage process.  First, you put forth your Offer to Purchase, then comes the Home Inspection, then, the Purchase and Sale Agreement , Mortgage and Closing.

Along the way you will be asked to sign many forms and contracts.  Some of these are issued by the State of Massachusetts, like the Mandatory Licensee Consumer Relationship Disclosure, the Property Transfer Lead Paint Notification and the Home Inspector Facts for Consumers.  Others are issued by the Greater Boston Real Estate Board or the real estate company with which you are working. These may include Buyer Representation Agreements and the Offer to Purchase itself.

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Topics: MA Real Estate, buying a home, buying a condo

Selling a home in MA without paying Capital Gains! Really?

Posted by Judy Conley on Tue, Apr 1, 2014

 

Yes and it's called a 1031 tax-deferred exchange for Real Estate.

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Topics: 1031 tax-deferred exchange, MA Real Estate, selling a home in MA

8 Things you need to know before buying a Condo in MA

Posted by Avenue 3 Real Estate on Sat, Mar 29, 2014

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Topics: MA Real Estate, buying a condo, Greater Boston Area

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