MALE, South End, Boston, Massachusetts
About Me: Writer, traveler, observer. Sometimes real estate agent. Long-time city resident, lifetime Massachusetts resident.
Posted 07/04/2014 03:01:35 EDT
artiefun, I don't "sell" homes, I only work with buyers; I don't "sell" homes in "Greater Boston", I only work in Boston; I am not a Realtor(TM). So, I have no idea what you're talking about.
Posted 07/01/2014 03:18:12 EDT
Wow. If I lived in "Greater" Boston, I'd be scared.But, I don't. I live in "Boston" Boston. What a useless study.
Posted 06/17/2014 11:38:48 EDT
And, yes, I think it's just like Poltergeist - but that was a movie and not real life.
Posted 06/17/2014 11:38:31 EDT
Thank you for the comments. Yes, my column may have hyped the relationship between the fire and the condos but the situation deserves a conversation, no? If you want to know my actual opinion, it's th more »
Posted 04/13/2014 09:21:39 EDT
Costumers? Does she work on Broadway?
Posted 03/17/2014 09:25:40 EDT
Oh, boy, I'm sorry I'm late to the party! As many on this board point out, it doesn't take a rocket scientist a real estate agent. The barriers to entry to becoming a real estate agent in Massachusett more »
Posted 02/23/2014 01:06:59 EST
We're a lovable bunch!
Posted 01/24/2014 07:06:04 EST
What? "I didn't think there was any population growth in MA over the last decade..." How can you hope to be taken seriously on this board if you don't know something as simple as that? State populatio more »
Posted 12/20/2013 09:18:17 EST
What is this "real estate recession" you speak of? Here in Boston Proper, prices have continued to increase year after year after year since ... well, 1960 (ignoring 1989-1990).
Posted 12/11/2013 06:06:42 EST
Love how their initial delivery boundaries stops right at Melnea Cass Blvd.
Have a nice day, Roxbury.
Posted 09/10/2013 01:40:19 EDT
Very tough situation developing for buyers in Boston. Don't lose faith, my friends. Keep focused on your goal, don't give in on giving up contingencies, and don't go above your budget!
Posted 09/07/2013 05:05:50 EDT
Inventory in Boston's downtown neighborhoods is at gruesomely low levels.
Posted 07/23/2013 10:52:09 EDT
I'm going to hold my breath while reading the comments until the first "But wait until interest rates rise" and "What about the shadow inventory" comments. I'm pretty sure I won't fait before being ab more »
Posted 06/17/2013 08:39:51 EDT
When we were selling my parents' house, a potential buyer wrote a nice letter telling us how much he and his wife loved their home. We didn't have any other offers in hand, so it ended up being irrele more »
Posted 02/27/2013 06:30:15 EST
The governor's plan would basically create a graduated tax rate in the Commonwealth, which is illegal under our constitution.
Posted 02/25/2013 07:54:39 EST
There already is a place where dog owners can let their pets off leashes. It's called New Hampshire.
Posted 02/08/2013 02:40:05 EST
Hello, Conor Larkin's!!!
Posted 12/24/2012 11:21:22 EST
You are all very angry people.
Having said that, I think Ted II took a look at the Boston.com comment board and decided he didn't have a chance!
Posted 11/06/2012 05:39:37 EST
Thank you so much Rona for all your great posts! I don't know how you put up with all the comments - hopefully you just didn't read them. Good luck with your new website and with real estate in genera more »
Posted 09/14/2012 08:14:51 EDT
This whole thing made my head hurt. While I can understand doing some calculations (I did the same when we bought, both times), this guy is way too focused on numbers and not enough on reality. If the more »
Posted 07/24/2012 12:16:34 EDT
Oh, but it's hilarious that some commenters are complaining that sellers' agents are setting the prices lower than they should be just so they can sell the homes fast. I thought it was real estate age more »
Posted 07/24/2012 12:14:11 EDT
I've heard the argument both ways: agents want your home to sell fast so that they can pocket the commission but also that agents want to sell your home for as much as possible so they can pocket larg more »
Posted 07/17/2012 03:40:44 EDT
Lance: Girlfriend, you're preaching to the converted. The title insurance scheme never gets enough attention. As you mention, as much as half the title insurance policy cost is turned over as a commis more »
Posted 06/01/2012 09:43:24 EDT
Great question. Answer: I don't know. We bought in 2006, "downsizing" from a two-bedroom in South Boston to a one-bedroom in the South End, from 1,186 square feet to 684 square feet. Hard to swallow, more »
Posted 05/16/2012 02:21:48 EDT
I've heard that most agents in the suburbs won't step out their door without their clients signing buyer's agent contracts (especially those agents who are Realtors(TM!).) Here in Boston, it's almost more »
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