Home Prices

February 27, 2012

Buy real estate now: Warren Buffet

All you real estate market fence-sitters take note!  None other than Warren Buffett, the Oracle of Omaha, said today that now’s the time to buy that […]
May 1, 2010

MA real estate 2010: home sales data confusion to clear soon?

What direction is Massachusetts real estate headed in 2010?  To judge from the conflicting statistics published this week by two highly-respected real estate tracking firms, the […]
January 30, 2010

MA home sale volume up, 12 month home prices slump modestly

Two reports issued separately last week paint a relatively upbeat picture of Massachusetts real estate as we get ready for the Spring 2010 prime home selling […]
November 25, 2009

Massachusetts (MA) home sales soar; slight pullback in Greater Boston home prices

The S&P/Case-Shiller Home Price Index for Boston took a breather in September, 2009, the Index’s most recent reporting period. The September Index slipped 0.2%, settling at […]
November 16, 2009

Massachusetts (MA) real estate 2010 forecast

The $8,000 First Time Home Buyer Tax Credit was recently extended to April 30, 2010.  And Congress created a new $6,500 long-term homeowner Home Buyer Tax […]
October 6, 2009

New video: What to offer on a home for sale in (MA) Massachusetts

Many home buyers feel a bit confused or uncertain about how much to offer on a home for sale in Massachusetts.  Is asking price too much?  […]
June 30, 2009

Home Prices Rise in Boston

Home owners throughout Massachusetts received some very welcome news today from Standard and Poor’s.   Boston metro area home prices rose 0.4% in April 2009 according to […]
April 7, 2009

Signs of Life in Real Estate

Stocks are up 22% from their lows . . . February new housing sales were up 4.7% nationally . . . Existing US home sales rose […]
April 2, 2009

High-Low Sales Report Mar 2009

The Franklin, MA real estate market strengthened moderately in March 2009 after the sluggish performance turned in for February.  The top selling prices of single family […]
March 31, 2009

Case-Shiller Boston Home Price Index 1/09

Single family home prices in the Greater Boston metro region fell again in January 2009.  Values declined 1.5% from December 2008’s levels, according to the S&P/Case-Shiller […]
March 13, 2009

Low Offers: Why They Don’t Work

Buyers will occasionally ask me whether they can make an offer of 20%, 30% or even 40% less than a listing’s asking price.  The expectation is […]
March 9, 2009

Home Buyers Active, Shopping Mall Packed

This is a report from the trenches of Franklin, MA real estate, a quick status snapshot of things as they were Sunday, March 8, 2009 in […]