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Natick, MA - April 9, 2013 - RE/MAX of New England is pleased to announce several key success factors which marked 2012 as a year of recovery in the housing market - an overall increase in volume of home sales, total transactions, Agent productivity, and the launch of proprietary technologies.
In New England, RE/MAX Agents were involved in … [Read More...]
A measure of the number of Americans who signed contracts to buy homes rose in January from December to the highest level in more than 2 ½ years. The increase suggests sales of previously occupied homes will continue rising in the coming months.
The National Association of Realtors says its seasonally adjusted index for pending home sales rose … [Read More...]
(Reuters) - Construction spending rebounded in February as both public and private outlays increased, bolstering views of faster economic growth in the first quarter.
Construction spending advanced 1.2 percent to an annual rate of $885.1 billion, the Commerce Department said on Monday. Spending had declined 2.1 percent in January.
Economists … [Read More...]
Despite some bumps in the road, the housing upturn is "intact" and rising home prices are expected to boost household net worth and offset fiscal tightening, according to a monthly economic outlook released today by economists at Fannie Mae.
Tight inventories continue to restrain sales of existing homes. Although the number of homes on the … [Read More...]
Every year, ReMax Landmark gives awards to agents based on their gross commission for the year. The Chairman's award for 500K+, Platinum for 250K+, 100% for 100K+, and the Executive for 50K+. Now the awards are in and they are as follows:
Robin … [Read More...]
Upon beginning your search, you’ll find that many agents specialize in areas beyond general residential properties. You’ll find specialists in luxury homes, distressed properties, international transactions and more. Before you dive in, it’s important to determine whether you're dealing with a specific property type and/or a certain market … [Read More...]
Millions of people dream of one day getting elected president of the United States and moving into the White House, perhaps the most glamorous and certainly the most historic home in America.
The vast majority of us will never realize that dream of the presidency and all the power and prestige it holds. But what if we could, at least … [Read More...]
It’s an option short of foreclosure that many are taking advantage of.
“A short sale occurs when someone’s looking to sell their home and they owe more money on their mortgage than what the market value is,” said Kevin Sears, owner of Sears Real Estate.
He said generally speaking, anyone in this situation could be eligible for a short … [Read More...]
The National Association of Home Builders/Wells Fargo monthly housing market index rose six points in July to 35, the highest level since March 2007. An index reading below 50 indicates negative sentiment about the housing market.
The combined construction of new single-family homes and apartments in June rose 6.9% to a seasonally adjusted … [Read More...]
Last Week in the News
Retail sales rose 2% for the week ending July 7, according to the ICSC-Goldman Sachs index. On a year-over-year basis, retailers saw sales increase 3%.
The trade deficit decreased to $48.7 billion in May from a revised $50.6 billion in April. Exports rose 0.2% to $183.1 billion. Imports fell 0.7% to $231.8 … [Read More...]
Born in Canada, Jim's education took him from his home in Victoria,
Canada to the Sorbonne, in Paris. After graduating with a degree in
education, he began teaching. After many years in the classroom, Jim
relocated to Texas, where he found a career in which he could utilize the
skills he had cultivated as a teacher. That career was real estate. … [Read More...]
Free ice skating and complimentary hot chocolate, what more could you ask for on a cold Cambridge Sunday afternoon?
The grand opening of the Rink at the Charles Hotel will be held on Dec. 18 from noon-6 p.m., weather permitting. The festivities include performances by the Harvard Figure Skating Club, kids cookie decorating and a visit from … [Read More...]
See the beautiful Boston night sky for free at the Public Open Night at the Observatory!
The Public Open Night at the Observatory is a chance for people to come observe the night sky through telescopes and binoculars and see things they otherwise might not get to see, and learn some astronomy as well. The Open Nights are held most Wednesday … [Read More...]
Buying a home, especially for the first time, can be a very stressful experience. We have come up with 4 ways to help ease some of those uneasy thoughts you may have about buying a home in today's market.
1. Get the Facts
Facts and numbers are an agent’s best resource when it comes to buyer counseling. Very often the amount buyers would … [Read More...]