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July 8, 2024

Massachusetts Real Estate Market Report and Forecast Summary

Newsletters/ Market Reports

Here are my market update reports on my YouTube Channel! 

2024 - January 

2023 - May

2023- February

2022 - April

2022 - January



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Feb. 15, 2024

How Long Does It Take To Build A House?

How Long Does It Take To Build A House?

Wondering how long it might take you to build a home?  Well, here's an overview of traditional stick frame construction.  


Hey, we're going to talk about how long does it take to build a house? I ...

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Jan. 17, 2024

Should I Get an Adjustable Rate Mortgage (ARM) Or A Fixed Rate Mortgage?



I thought we'd tackle this age-old question in the posts today.  There are a lot of factors here to consider, so what I thought I'd do is post a framework for thinking about how to answer the questions, and depending on the response, if people want ...

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Dec. 29, 2023

Massachusetts Real Estate Update December 2023 January 2024




Hey, how are you? It's been too long. We're gonna do another housing market update. This is usually, one of my most popular postings that I do out here on my channel, hopefully, you’ll like this, too. We'll do a quick overview with how ...

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Oct. 30, 2023

5 Spooky Home Inspection Problems that Aren't so Scary


5 Spooky Home Inspection Problems that Aren't so Scary


Transcript Follows! (Note much of transcript is AI generated, so mistakes may be in the text, it's lightly edited). 


Things that I have found that home buyers are universally really, really nervous about but don ...

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March 24, 2023

Everything You Need to Know about Slab Basement for Houses

When a listing says the basement is a Slab, what does that mean?

I get asked often about what a "slab basement" is when it appears in search listings.  A Slab basement is another way to say that there is no basement.  The home was built on a "slab" of ...

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March 9, 2023

Property Tax History and Organization Links





I have quite a lot of tax history on the blog, and it tends to be popular!  Here's an effort to organize that information.


Alphabetical Rankings (easiest to find your town).


2017 Property Tax Rates

2018 Property Tax Rates

2019 Property Tax ...

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April 6, 2022

Should I Buy A Home Next to Powerlines, or A Railroad, or a Highway?


Today's Buyers Ought to Know series is, “Should I buy a house next to power lines?” You’ll probably be surprised at the answer, but not really once we discuss how we sorta get there. It's pretty common in real estate that the house you want is ...

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April 1, 2022

Buying a Home in an Ultra Tight Market when Selling a Home too!



As part of my  seller’s ought to know series, we’re going to talk about how to buy in an ultra tight market. Even though interest rates are going up, the market remains ultra tight and it's ultra tight, because there's just not enough inventory. Having said ...

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March 23, 2022

Buying Foreclosures in Today's Market

Quick Overview to Explain How Foreclosure (REO's) Are bought and sold TODAY


Hey everybody. I appreciate you clicking on this video. And I know you're here because you want a deal on a foreclosure. I've got some good news and some bad news on that front ...

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