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How’s the Market: Winter, 2015-16: Getting ready

Winter has us all on edge.  It’s going to happen, but we’re not sure when and we’re not sure how bad it will be. Does that affect real estate sales in Newton or Brookline?  I’m not sure about that either.   After it happens, and after we get all the data, we can draw some […]

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How’s the Market? Fall, 2015, Real estate is an emotional business!!

Sometimes people’s emotions get into the middle of a  Newton real estate transaction and the stresses and strains of negotiating become simply unbearable.  I recently acted as a Buyers Agent for clients who looked for 8 months for a property, got close to bidding a few times, but each time, after a night of “thinking […]

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How’s the Market? What is a Fall Market?

When considering  Newton real estate, people often ask:   what exactly is a Fall Market?  What is a Spring Market? Most people who live in Massachusetts pay attention to the weather.  And, if you have children, you pay attention to the school calendar. Both of these factors contribute to annual variations in real estate sales in […]

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How’s the Market? Summer, 2015

Greetings from my family to yours.  You can probably guess that I’m the old guy on the left.  My three sons, two daughters in law, my two grandsons, and my beautiful wife are all here.  I am a lucky man.  We were able to spend a couple of sunny weeks in July together on Cape […]

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How’s the Market? June, 2015

Prices of residential real estate in Newton and Brookline MA have gone off the charts!! Where are we going with this? I’m not an alarmist but I have to say that prices for real estate in  Newton are getting way high.  And I’ve been around for a while. I recently was referred to a young […]

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How’s the Market? April, 2015

T.S. Elliot said “April is the cruelest month.”  But February, 2015 was the cruelest month since weather data has been recorded. So far, April has been gorgeous. It was a very difficult winter. Plus, I broke a bone in my hand skiing, and I was in a cast for 6 weeks.  No fun at all. But […]

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How’s the Market? February, 2015, It’s Snowmeggedon!!

From the front lines of Newton real estate: We’ve had upwards of 75 inches of snow in Newton over the past 21 days.  But top realtors keep on producing!! As listing agent, I put this Newton house  up for sale the day after the first big storm.  We held an open house during the second […]

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How’s the Market? December, 2014, Inventory is up.

As we approach the new year,  I’ve noticed that Newton real estate  inventory is actually higher than it was last year, by quite a bit.  That would be a indication that the market will cool off a bit this year.  I am still waiting for end of year statistics on median price, but I think that […]

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How’s the Market? Fall, 2014, Prices are up!!

 This has been an amazing year. Last year, 2013, you might recall, was a very strong year for Newton real estate sales. Single family home prices went up around 13% in Newton last year. Condo prices in Brookline were way up, too. 2014 started somewhat slowly, fewer sales than last year, prices inching up but […]

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July-August, 2014

Summer has arrived. Things are slowing down a bit, but it’s now a good time to buy. Prices are not going up any more, and the number of buyers is decreasing, due to vacations and slow downs. Of course, there aren’t as many properties on the market to look at, but if you can find […]

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