By Chris Tuite

Wondering what's happening around the city as far as the condominium market?  

Owner property is a huge investment and having the ability to track the most accurate sales data is critical.

There are many websites one can visit hoping to capture "Data" but often times what third party sites post may not accurately depict the true nature of the market.


Statistical reports can give you a lot of important information about the market.  Actually, whether you’re a professional real estate agent or simply an...


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By Chris Tuite

Accuracy in pricing is essential.  What should have been versus the end result.
Is this a successful sale for the Seller?  
Why having an experienced and knowledgeable Agent that understands the results of properly pricing and positioning your home in a volatile market.  (Data gathered from MLS and public records)

Buyers and sellers devise new tactics as bidding wars heat upBy  Jenifer B. McKim |  GLOBE STAFF  
  APRIL 07, 2013


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Q: With all the information you can get on the Internet these days, I always run a Google search on apartment applicants. I've heard that there's a legal risk in doing this -- that I may learn things that I'm not legally allowed to rely on when choosing applicants. But I sometimes find information that's contrary to what applicants report on their applications. How can I use the Internet safely? --Brian G.
A: You're not the only one who can't resist a quick Internet search on a person...


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RENT IT RIGHT

March 19, 2013

 

By Chris Tuite

Q: The owners of the house we rent told us they'll be selling the property even though we have a year left on the lease. I have a medical problem and need quiet so that I can rest. But showing the house is going to be disruptive. Can we stop it? Actually, we want to get out now -- do we have grounds to break the lease? --Mary F.


A: Most states have laws governing when, for what reason, and with how much notice a landlord may enter a tenant's home. Entry to show the property to prospective...


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The Two Groups Most Affected by New Mortgage Rules  Text Size      Published: Friday, 15 Feb 2013 | 8:01 PM ET By: Polyana da Costa

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Narvikk | E+ | Getty Images The home loan industry will soon have to adapt to new mortgage rules that will offer borrowers much needed protection against lender abuses and reckless lending standards. But the changes may not please all borrowers. Some of...

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By Chris Tuite


Overpricing a home can have many ramifications for a home seller.  It can limit the number of potential buyers who can afford your home, reduce showings and create an impression in the marketplace that the homeowners are not serious about selling their home.  Serious homeowners who overprice their home often get caught in the trap of price reduction after price reduction trying to catch up to the market. During the past year, U.S. home sellers slashed more than $24 billion according to Trulia...


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By Chris Tuite

Lewis Wharf Owner........      

"Chris is the consumate professional as a real estate agent. In addition to his great attitude and superb personality his knowledge of the Boston real estate market is second to none. He has never let us down with finding great people to rent and his advice has been excellent. He has a great feel for the market and his integrity and inventive thinking make him the one person we go to for our real estate needs."

Real Estate Lawyer......

"I have had the distinct...


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Home Sales

January 29, 2013

 

By Chris Tuite


Home prices rose in November to rack up their best yearly gain since the housing crisis began, a further sign that the sector is on the mend. But data on consumer confidence on Tuesday was less encouraging, with moods falling to their lowest level in more than a year as Americans became more pessimistic about the economic outlook and their financial prospects. The S&P/Case Shiller composite index of 20 metropolitan areas gained 0.6 percent in November on a seasonally adjusted basis, in line...


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