2012: Year of Multi-Family in the Boston Metro Market

Willard D. Cunningham

One trend that we (agents/brokers) have been seeing since late 2011, is the strength of the multi-family segment of the property markets in the Boston metro and suburbs. I have thought for at least 5 years that the multi-family segment … Read more

Buyer Agents, the MLS “book”, and advent of MLS online

Willard D. Cunningham

One day, not too long ago (1994 or so), real estate listings were published in a “book” that was published on a weekly basis. If you, the prospective buyer, wanted to search the MLS (multiple listing service) for properties for sale, … Read more

Special Assesments — condos

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You’ve heard the term “special assessment” from someone and it may have sounded ominous and vague .. unless you have searched for and perhaps purchased a condominium in the past.   What are special assessments and how or why … Read more

Home Owner’s Association (condo) Fee

When you see a property listing sheet and you are looking for the “condo fee”, it may be in a section of the listing sheet titled “HOA fee”. Don’t be confused by the use of the term “HOA” fee … Read more