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It's amazing how much Halloween has become part of our American culture and even though many of us have long-outgrown the days of tricks and treats, we still get caught up in the "spirit" of the holiday.   Case in point - My wife saw this on her way to work on Friday   Recently, MA passed legisla...
10/31/2010
A funny thing happened to me at a showing today. I have a wonderful 1 bedroom condominium for sale at 4 Colliston Road in Brighton, MA.  My buyer purchased it in early June and rather unexpectedly must sell it in order to take care of some family matters back "home".  Our market hasn't moved too ...
10/08/2010
   Homeowners can now obtain tax relief for casualty losses caused by "Chinese Drywall" In a welcome bit of news yesterday, the Internal Revenue Service issued Revenue Procedure 2010-36, which provides guidance to taxpayers seeking relief for property losses caused by  certain imported drywall (s...
10/01/2010
I recently sent the attached e-mail to all of my short sale agents and thought that I would pass it on to those who are interested.  While not a shocking development, think what could happen if ALL lenders take the same position as Wells Fargo has with delayed closings, etc. on short sales.  Dear...
09/27/2010
Are there always two sides to a story?  Yes, the impact to the real estate industry could be sharp.  But shouldn't the focus on whether this is a good deal for the distressed homeowner and the mortgage investors?  Is this another example of Government shoving legislation down our throats rather t...
09/25/2010
Are there always two sides to a story?  Yes, the impact to the real estate industry could be sharp.  But shouldn't the focus on whether this is a good deal for the distressed homeowner and the mortgage investors?  Is this another example of Government shoving legislation down our throats rather t...
09/25/2010
3 BR Winthrop Wonder - Pet Friendly & Steps to the BeachCompletely renovated, top floor unit near the beach features beautiful hardwood floors & a spacious contemporary kitchen w/ SS appliances, granite countertops & breakfast bar. Living/dining space currently used as master bedroom w/large bay ...
09/15/2010
Living it up in the Financial District!WHY RENT WHEN YOU CAN BUY AND STILL SAVE $$$? Incredible Opportunity For Qualified Upper-Moderate Income Households Only under Boston Redevelopment Authority guidelines. This immaculate 2 room studio condo is located in the heart of the Financial District. R...
09/15/2010
New YouTube video shows how easy it is to gain entry into a garage (and your house) My brother in law sent me a story today regarding a home inspector who noted that the garage door on a house he was inspecting had a dent in the top center of the door.  He concluded that someone had tried to brea...
09/07/2010
Sounds like Brian Buffini, Reads like Brian Buffini, BUT IT'S MATTHEW FERRARA!!!  There are some good hints here to help any of us in professions that are driven by referral business.  Regardless of whether you are a car salesperson, a mobile phone salesman or a Realtor®, these hints apply to us ...
09/01/2010
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