In an effort to make properties more affordable for their citizens, New Zealand will ban foreigners from buying existing homes starting early next year, according to Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern's statement during a press conference in Wellington on Tuesday. “We are determined to make it easier for Kiwis to buy their first home, so we … Continue reading Foreigners Will No Longer Be Able To Buy Houses In New Zealand
Photo Source: Catalyst Group You'll see better results when you use a real estate agent and it won't cost you more - new study shows. It is a common belief that you can save money when selling your home by putting it on the market yourself; that way you avoid commissions of real estate agent … Continue reading Agents Sell Homes for More Than FSBOS – New Study Shows
Whether you’re horrified or elated over the results of this week’s election, one thing we can all agree on is that the new President will undoubtedly influence our nation’s economy and by extension the housing market. The last time a real estate dealmaker held the office was in 1790s and early 1800s when George Washington … Continue reading What Does A Trump Presidency Mean For Real Estate?
Based on factors such as average workweek, commute time, divorce rate, physical activity and average sleep per night.
Median home prices in areas around Greater Boston are quickly reaching $500,000. While this list includes some traditionally more expensive neighborhoods, many suburbs that aren’t usually considered as such are also soaring in price. As prices in Boston skyrocket, people are forced to move farther out to find affordable real estate (it’s called decentralization). The … Continue reading Median Home Prices Around Greater Boston
Like it or not, summer is drawing to a close. It's almost time for fall! Before the leaves fall and the weather turns chilly, you might consider doing some seasonal maintenance. We all know what to do to get our wardrobes ready for the season, but how do you prepare your house for those chilly months to … Continue reading Fall Home Maintenance Tips
According to a new study Newton Centre has been ranked fourth most green in the country. The study looked at homes across the country that were listed from April 2014 to April 2016 to determine what percentage has “green” features, such as energy star ratings, LEED certification and solar panels. To be considered “green” the … Continue reading Newton Centre Ranked Top In Nation for Green Homes
Fall is a great season to showcase your home, especially in New England. Here are a few ways to spruce up your space for a fall sale. First things first, while we’re told not to judge a book by its cover – when it comes to home buying most people do just that. So make … Continue reading How To Spruce Up Your Home For A Fall Sale
Curb appeal is everything when it comes to selling your home, 71 percent of prospective home buyers say that a home’s curb appeal is an important factor in their buying decision. Here are seven exterior home improvements that can increase resale value and help sell your home even faster: Replace Your Front Door: A standard … Continue reading 7 Exterior Home Improvements That Increase Resale Value
Boston is the third most expensive rental market in the country, with the median rent for a 1 bedroom apartment coming in at $2,230. As for 2-BRs in the Boston area, the median rent was $2,530 as of late July. Rents in the Bean are third only to San Francisco with a median 1 BR … Continue reading This Is How Boston Rents Compare to Other U.S. Cities
No surprise here. A new report found that an increase of one Walk Score point can increase the price of home in the Boston area by $3,937 or 1.21 percent! Basically, the more walkable the address is to amenities like parks and shops and transportation, the better its walk score and the higher its price. … Continue reading This Is How Much Walkability Influences Real Estate Prices In Boston
As we all know houses require upkeep, and unless you’re fine paying tons of money to the repair services you’ll have on speed dial, it pays to master a few home maintenance skills yourself! Here are the basic every homeowner should master: 1. Hanging frames Bare walls don’t make for a cozy home, andeven though installing picture hooks … Continue reading Home Maintenance Skills Every Homeowner Should Learn