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09/8/20
This surge of business is the new normal
We had 3 consecutive record-breaking months of revenue in June, July and August, with nearly 50% higher revenue than those same months in 2019.
09/8/20
Boston Is Leading the US Housing Market Comeback!
Although the US economy is struggling, the housing market is making quite the comeback. More than half of the largest metropolitan areas have recovered from their pandemic lows, with Boston leading the pack.
08/10/20
Buying and Selling in Today's Market
In such an unusual year, many of you are still trying to figure out if now is the right time to make a move.  I’d like to share with you a couple of the sentiments that I’ve been hearing amongst my agent network for buyers who are sitting on the sidelines or sellers who are waiting to list.
07/28/20
The July Market Update 2020
The market is bouncing back! Every economic downturn in history has slowed down the demand of buyers in the U.S. to move, but this downturn has been different -- it has driven new buyer demand. Across the country, and for many different reasons, people are moving. Why? Just look at the trends acr...
07/8/20
The Best Free Background Check in MA: Eviction Court Records
A step-by-step guide to checking eviction court records, the best free background check in Massachusetts. Massachusetts landlords in need of a free background check are in luck. There are publicly available eviction court records at MassCourts.org. This step-by-step guide will walk you through h...
06/25/20
10 Most Common Real Estate Tax Deductions
Real estate investing is one of my favorite vechicles of investing due to leverage and many tax benefits. One of the many advantages of owning a rental home is the tax deductions – both those that are financially incurred and those that are just a loss on paper.
06/25/20
The 1031 Exchange: How Does it Benefit Us?
The 1031 exchange, or like-kind exchange (LKE), is a useful tool for real estate investors to defer taxes that they would have otherwise incurred when selling their investment home. The idea is this: instead of selling your investment home and incurring capital gains and depreciation recapture t...
06/25/20
Is 2020 Still a Good Time to Invest in Real Estate?
Are we approaching the downturn? How can we as investors or prospective home buyers capitalize on the current real estate climate?
03/2/17
How to Get Top Dollars for Your House
The closer in distance and offer date, the more relevant the comps.
06/22/20
Changes in the Summer Market
This year Summer will be different for sure. Here are some shifts we are noting already.
06/17/20
What Is Happening in the June 2020 Greater Boston Market?
I was expecting the market to move slowly, so selling even more houses than last year around this time was surprising to me. In fact, my transaction volume in May was double the volume I did last year around this time.
05/22/20
Boston Market May Update
Has COVID-19 slowed down the housing market?
05/11/20
Coronavirus and Housing Prices
The demand for housing is still there—it’s just a matter of waiting for the supply to return to the market. Taken together, the housing market appears like it will spring back into action once the virus allows for it to function again. Zillow says while pending home sales dropped dramatically in ...
03/25/20
How Has the Virus Impacted the 2020 Greater Boston Real Estate Market?
This might seem counter-intuitive given the virus, but most of the Greater Boston market has not seen major price declines yet, according to home price index charts below.
02/4/20
Two Fears of Real Estate Investors 
Interest rates are at historic lows right now. There are a lot of new real estate investors and buyers entering the market. Due to the lower inventory this year, a lot of properties for sale in the Greater Boston area receive multiple offers.
01/27/20
Tax Advantages of Home Ownership
What are some tax advantages of home ownership? How can we maximize the financial gains of home ownership besides appreciation and rental income?
11/29/18
Home Buying Steps in Massachusetts--Part I
After years of working in the real estate industry and having been through the property purchase and refinancing process myself many times.
01/15/20
20 Real Estate Trends in 2020
This is a list of 20 trends we see happening in real estate in 2020.
12/18/19
5 Myths about Real Estate Investments
There are many common misconceptions about real estate investments. A lot of millennials believe home ownership is out of reach for them, or that real estate investment is just a privilege for the rich. I completely understand and I know how hard this process can be. I started out not having a lo...
11/13/19
Should I Bid Above or Below List Price?
Many buyers or sellers ask about the value of the property they are buying or selling, known as the subject property.
11/13/19
What Should Sellers Do When the Market Is In Transition?
For seller clients, it’s important to understand the purpose of the Comparative Market Analysis (CMA) price range and it’s relationship to pricing.
11/11/19
How to Evaluate the Value of Properties
Many buyers or sellers ask about the value of the property they are buying or selling, known as the subject property.
04/3/17
How to Stand Out in a Bidding War—Part I
04/2/17
How to Stand Out in a Bidding War—Part II
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02/5/16
Luxury 3 Bed at the Heart of Back Bay
Enjoy loft-style luxury living with dramatic high ceilings in the most coveted part of Back Bay.
05/4/16
How to Use Comparative Market Analysis
The more recent the sale, and the closer the property.
05/4/16
Why I Became A Real Estate Agent and Investor
My initial reason for getting a real estate license was simply to buy investment properties myself.