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2009 

I recently watched a replay of a story reported on "Good Morning America" by Diane Sawyer regarding a new tactic being used by up-side down homeowners seeking to forestall foreclosure proceedings by their lender. Apparently, the phrase "Produce the Note" is something that does work and is workin...
02/24/2009
This is a wake up call to all in the business that we all need to work harder to find and retain buyers for our listings.  Helping our clients understand short sales and what happens during a foreclosure will also help. Martin BUYERS WILL NOT GET OFF THE FENCE! BUYERS WILL NOT PULL THE TRIGGER! B...
02/15/2009
   As of January 31, 2009, there were 35 single family listings in Sherborn on the Multiple Listing Service (MLSPin).  It is very difficult to interpret the market statistics for Sherborn at this early point in the year.  Although it is encouraging to see some of the older inventory finally selli...
02/09/2009
   As of January 31, 2009, there were 42 single family listings in Dover on the Multiple Listing Service (MLSPin).  It is very difficult to interpret the market statistics for Dover at this early point in the year.  Although it is encouraging to see some of the older inventory finally selling, it...
02/09/2009
   As of January 31, 2009, there were 134 single family listings in Newton on the Multiple Listing Service (MLSPin).  Although it is encouraging to see that there were 18 homes put under agreement during the month, the reality is that all but one listing sold for under $1,000,000 a potential sign...
02/09/2009
   As of January 31, 2009, there were 68 single family listings in Wayland on the Multiple Listing Service (MLSPin).  It will be interesting to see what happens with home sales in Wayland during the spring and summer months ahead.  Almost 75% of the current inventory listed is above the average s...
02/09/2009
   As of January 31, 2009, there were 73 single family listings in Weston on the Multiple Listing Service (MLSPin).  Although home sales in Weston normally pick up in the Spring and Summer months, market absorption, average list prices and days on market are all indicators of the proverbial real ...
02/09/2009
     As of January 31, 2009, there were 70 single family listings in Needham on the Multiple Listing Service (MLSPin).  Market performance in Needham is forecasted to be strong, due in part to a large amount of properties listed for below market averages for the year to date which should continue...
02/09/2009
    As of January 31, 2009, there were 64 single family listings in Natick on the Multiple Listing Service (MLSPin).  Although the market absorption statistics for Natick show that the market is "balanced", home sale figures tell a slightly different story that Sellers and those interested in sel...
02/09/2009
  As of January 31, 2009, there were 108 single family listings in Wellesley on the Multiple Listing Service (MLSPin).  A marked slowdown in the sale and a moderate rate of new listing of single family homes in Wellesley signals some tough times to come, but plenty of opportunities for buyers.  A...
02/09/2009
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