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There is no moral to this story.  It's just one of those things that happened. After a fairly tenuous three week period prior to the closing on an older home for my first time home buyer, I didn't think things could get any worse.  But they did. It started when the attorneys for the buyer accused...
Dear Home Seller:  Does your real estate agent still advertise in the newspaper?  Did you know that home buyers look at the Internet for information on real estate listings almost 10 times more than the newspaper? Real estate has been, and will continue to evolve around technology.  Who can get t...
 ATTENTION ALL MASSACHUSETTS ASSOCIATION OF REALTORS MEMBERS: There is an identity theft scam going on.  Do not give out your personal information to anyone and call the MAR immediately if someone contacts you regarding a supposedly-new law about fingerprinting in MA.  IT DOESN'T EXIST!!! TELL AL...
Congratulations Natick!  You've finally got the attention of the world looking down at the Natick Common figuring out what many of us residents already knew - - Natick is a great place to live! Well, CNN actually ranked Natick the #8 best place in the country to retire.  Although I am (hopefully)...
Thank goodness it's Friday.  I've had a busy week.  I thought that I would enjoy a cup of decaf this morning while reading blogs from my favorite real estate blog site - Active Rain.  But instead of divine inspiration and thinking about how neat it is to be participating in one of the greatest th...
BPOs are often associated with foreclosures and short sales, but other companies such as relocation firms order BPOs. A BPO stands for "broker price opinion," and it involves using a process very similar to an appraisal. Companies hire a real estate broker to prepare an opinion of value. The repr...
I'm at my wit's end with Realty Trac and  It seems that I am in the service business, whereas they are in the taking other people's money business.  To go one step further, these companies are making my service business look bad to consumers. Let me explain.  Our national website...

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