Home sellers can be forgiven for feeling a little desperate in this slow market. After months of no interest, it's hard not to feel like the wallflower at the school dance. (By Kate M. Jackson, Boston Globe)
The so-called agents caravan - in which, on a designated day, agents tour one another's new listings - has upped the ante of marketing. No longer is the mere thrill of previewing a new listing enough to bring out the troops. Now they must be fed, and fed well.
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Falling prices are causing owners of nicer properties to put off selling. And the good ones are getting snapped up right away. (By Ted Siefer, Boston Globe)
The mortgage industry has been in turmoil since last summer, with dozens of lenders out of business, eligibility requirements and loan fees jacked up, and now, the stunning takeover of Freddie Mac and Fannie Mae. (By Jenifer B. McKim, Boston Globe)
You don't want the biggest purchase of your life to be the biggest mistake of your life. Here are some common pitfalls to avoid if your looking to buy a new home. (Boston.com)
Open House Crashers
Sick of Capes and Colonials? The latest entry in our 'Open House Crashers' video series finds where New England is hiding its mid-century modern houses. (Boston.com)
Ed Zotti, editor of The Straight Dope and author of 'The Barn House: Confessions of an Urban Rehabber' offers tips on what not to do when working on a fixer-upper. (Boston.com)
From a renovated kitchen to a remodeled loft, check out some of the home restoration before-and-after pictures that our readers sent in.
Due recent changes to Massachusetts home inspection regulations, there are a number of things you should know before starting the process. Here are 12 things you should know about getting a home inspection in the Bay State. (Boston.com)
How do you go about choosing a home inspector, quite possibly the last and most important person standing between you and the biggest investment of your life? (By Ted Siefer, Boston Globe)