Buy or Rent

Buy or Rent

Should I renew my apartment lease or buy a home for myself? You’re curious about options and curiosity is a great mindset to be in. It sure beats asking questions later like, “How do I break my lease?” or “how did my new home lose so much value?”

Mortgage and Divorce

The keyword in the answer to this question is “amicable” as in the communication and resulting terms being such. With the support of the goal of one party keeping the house by both parties, it can be done.

2022 Mortgage Rates

Thinking about buying a home in 2022? If so, you may be keeping a close eye on current mortgage rates. It can be hard to predict how rates will change in a given year, and rates alone aren’t the only thing to consider when buying a home, but they do have an impact on your finances.

Housing Market Crash

What happens when the housing market crashes? Notice the question is when not if. A housing market crash is as inevitable as an outbound tide although some lunar tides reach higher or retreat further. This feels like a lunar tide to me.

Rural Property

Homes in rural areas are generally much less expensive than those in cities and the suburbs. For the same price as some suburban homes, you can often purchase a great house on several acres of land in a rural environment. If you’ve ever been interested in starting a homestead or owning horses, buying a home in the country could be your first step toward realizing those goals.

Home Buyers Kit

Home Ownership is a Competitive Sport. How will you win? Meet “Peter Purchase” your homebuyer planner. Peter lives and works here (in our Commonwealth) not there (a call center in a different time zone). If you decide to work with us (and we decide to work with you) you will most likely meet Peter, in […]

Escalation Clause

f you’ve been bidding on homes with no success, you may be searching for a solution that will guarantee you win your next bid. One such solution is what’s known as an “escalation clause.” While including an escalation clause in your bid could improve your chances of securing your next home, there are pros and cons to using one. Here’s what you need to know.

Ready to Own?

Purchasing a home is an important stage of life that most of us aspire to. But it’s not uncommon for us to live in rental units for a time, especially when we’re still young and just starting our careers. Apartment life might be sustainable for a little while. But eventually, there comes a time when you realize you’re throwing away money that you could be investing in the equity of a home.

Buying a home with BitCoin

If you’ve already invested in cryptocurrency, you can still use it to buy a house—or anything, for that matter. People are already using bitcoin to buy homes and conduct other big transactions.

Buyers Market Or Sellers Market?

When it comes to real estate, one of the most common questions people have is, “When is it the right time to buy or sell a home?” Often, the right time to buy or sell has less to do with market conditions and more to do with your family’s needs. But if you want to get the best deal in your transaction, it pays to keep an eye on the market.

Moving to Downtown Boston

Make Sure Your New Property Isn’t Sinking First There’s a certain attraction to living in Boston. Although it’s quite expensive, living in the heart of the city means you get to be close to some of the best things the state has to offer, including a rich history, world-class healthcare facilities, and plenty of day […]

Off Market Purchase

We see and participate in, off market transactions every week. But it wasn’t deliberate. We didn’t set out to own this market share or be the experts in it. It was, in fact, purely accidental … a byproduct of staying independent and keeping the same phone number.

2021 Conforming and Jumbo Loan Limits

Can you think of many (any?) things that will cost LESS in 2021? Among the items on this shortlist is the cost of mortgage money. While we can’t predict the direction of mortgage rates in 2021, we can tell you that the Limits (caps) on lower costing mortgages are set to expand on January 1, 2021.

Home Buying Without PMI

Yes, It can be done! (But it is not always in your best interest to do so). “Why is that?” you’re asking now, “If I could save $200, $300, $400 a month, why wouldn’t I?” IF it was “TRUE” savings of course you would. Every time. But what if it wasn’t true savings?

Self Employed Home Buying During Covid