Category Archives : Real Estate


Don’t Overprice

Unless you live under a rock, you’ve heard that the real estate market is strong with a shortage of houses and condos for sale and prices have been increasing.  This is great news if you are a seller.  Many homeowners in Medford and the surrounding cities are no longer underwater.  Sellers in places that have […]

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Who Moves to Medford?

Have you ever wondered where people moving to Medford come from? I’ve just found this interesting information from spokeo.com compiling the most common out of state cell phone numbers found for people living in Medford. I’ve been helping people sell their homes in Medford for over 20 years and I still found the info to […]

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Fire Safety

85% of all deaths by fire occur in the home. Since most of these deaths are from inhalation of smoke or toxic gas, it’s very important to make sure you have the proper smoke detectors and carbon monoxide detectors and that they are functioning properly. Fire Safety Tips Use a photoelectric smoke detector within 20 […]


What’s An Agent?

Being someone’s agent is an important role.  It creates a fiduciary relationship where the agent must work in the best interests of their principal.  Often a homeowner refers to the person they bought their insurance from as their agent. It sounds reasonable but it’s not accurate. That person is the agent of the insurance company. […]

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Selling Your Home? Don’t Overprice It

The housing market is coming back nicely, especially here in Greater Boston. What, if anything, could slow down the current momentum? We believe it may be sellers’ over exuberance when it comes to pricing. House prices have appreciated over the last twelve months, however, with both the inventory of homes for sale and interest rates […]

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Mortgage Rates Projected to Rise

We can all agree that mortgage rates have been phenomenally low for a long time.  The Mortgage Bankers Association, Fannie Mae and the National Association of Realtors have all projected that the 30-year mortgage rate will be at least 4% by the end of 2013. Historically, 4% is still an amazing interest rate!  When I first started […]


Cut Refinancing Expenses

Refinancing (especially at today’s low rates) can be fabulous just make sure to keep an eye on the cost to refinance.  Many people tend to ignore the refinancing costs because these expenses are rolled back into the new mortgage. Many people figure that if the new payment is lower than what they’re currently paying and […]


MLS Change

Soon properties will no longer be allowed to remain “Active” for sale but “flagged” as having an offer accepted. Having houses that are not for sale show as still active has been confusing for buyers and has messed up statistics in the area for the last few years. “ I’m very pleased to see our […]


Fixed Rate Mortgages

You might find this hard to believe but 30 year fixed-rate mortgages haven’t always been the standard. As part of FDR’s New Deal in 1934, the Federal Housing Administration was created to help Americans purchase homes with affordable terms. Prior to then, many loans had an amount due at the end of the term called […]


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3.8% Medicare Tax

Are you concerned about the new 3.8% Medicare Tax going into effect on January 1st? Watch this video to see how it might affect you, especially if you’re considering selling investment property and will have a capital gain. Download this free brochure for more information regarding the 3.8% Medical Tax. Let me know if you […]


Home Ownership Tax Questions

Since April 15th is right around the corner, I thought you might benefit from this article: Your Top Home Ownership Tax Questions Answered Which tax benefits do home owners miss? Will you get audited if you take the home office deduction? Find out the answers to these questions and more before Tax Day. Read Visit […]