45 Percent of Buyers Use Open Houses As Key Part Of Their Home Search

45 Percent of Buyers Use Open Houses As Key Part Of Their Home Search

According to the 2013 National Association of Realtors® Profile of Home Buyers and Sellers, almost half of all home buyers are going to attend an open house as a part of their home search. When hosted properly, open houses are a very effective way for home sellers to promote their property. Here are a few things […]

10 Room-Expanding Tricks To Make Your Small Rooms Appear Larger

10 Room-Expanding Tricks To Make Your Small Rooms Appear Larger

As a home seller, it’s important to make sure you show off every square foot of your home so that potential home buyers can visualize their belongings and their life taking place in these new surroundings.   But what if you’re home is “spaciously challenged”?  There are things you can do to make every space look bigger so […]

14,109 Houses Sold Yesterday! Did Yours?

14,109 Houses Sold Yesterday! Did Yours?

Home sales are at the highest pace of 2014 and have risen for four consecutive months. According to the National Association of Realtors’ latest Existing Home Sales Report 14,109 is the average number of homes that sell each and every day in this country. When you’re ready to sell it’s important to have an experienced […]

Boston Named On Forbes 2014 List of America's Coolest Cities

Boston Named On Forbes 2014 List of America’s Coolest Cities

To compile our list of America’s Coolest Cities, we partnered with Sperling’s BestPlaces. We started with the 60 largest Metropolitan Statistical Areas and Metropolitan Divisions (cities and their surrounding suburbs), ranking them on six factors weighted equally. We considered entertainment and recreational amenities as well as each city’s “foodie” culture. Using Sperling’s Diversity Index, which […]

The Importance of Using an Agent When Selling Your Home

The Importance of Using an Agent When Selling Your Home

When a homeowner decides to sell their house, they obviously want the best possible price with the least amount of hassles. However, for the vast majority of sellers, the most important result is to actually get the home sold. In order to accomplish all three goals, a seller should realize the importance of using a […]

Back Bay Apartments Just Got Better with Avalon Exeter

Back Bay Apartments Just Got Better with Avalon Exeter

Boston apartments just got better with the addition of Avalon Exeter, located in Boston’s Back Bay neighborhood. The gleaming 28-story tower offers brand new luxury apartment homes with studio, one-, two- and three- bedroom floor plans and panoramic views of Boston, the Charles River and Cambridge. Homes feature bright, airy designs with quartz countertops and […]

Buying a Home Is 38 Percent Less Expensive than Renting

Buying a Home Is 38 Percent Less Expensive than Renting

Trulia released their Rent vs. Buy Report last week. The report explained that homeownership remains cheaper than renting in all of the 100 largest metro areas by an average of 38%! The other interesting findings in the report include: •Even though prices increased sharply in many markets over the past year, low mortgage rates have […]

What To Expect In The Housing Market In 2014

What To Expect In The Housing Market In 2014

In 2013, the housing recovery was a welcome bright spot for the economy: prices were shooting up, fewer homeowners were underwater, and builder confidence was finally on the upswing. It’s looking like 2014 should be another good year for housing–mostly. Here are ten things housing experts expect to see in 2014: 1. More homes will […]

Mortgage Rates Won’t Derail 2014 Housing Market

Mortgage Rates Won’t Derail 2014 Housing Market

Yes, the housing sector’s recovery has shown some signs of slowing down, as recently noted by Federal Reserve members. Home prices are rising, and so are mortgage rates, making it tough for would-be buyers, particularly first-time purchasers, to close a deal on a new place. Meanwhile, the looming threats of new mortgage rules and pending […]

Maximize Your Homeowner Tax Benefits For 2013 Before The End Of The Year

Maximize Your Homeowner Tax Benefits For 2013 Before The End Of The Year

People are always looking for ways to get every dollar back they deserve at tax time and although the year is quickly coming to an end,  there is still time for homeowners to maximize their homeowner tax benefits for 2013.  Here are a few last-minute things you should be sure to squeeze in. FORBES spoke with […]

Why Sellers Shouldn't Wait Until After the Holidays to List Homes

Why Sellers Shouldn’t Wait Until After the Holidays to List Homes

With the holidays approaching, sellers often wonder if they should keep their properties on the market or take them off? Or if they haven’t listed their homes yet, should they wait until after the first of the year? Maybe hold off until spring? Conventional wisdom used to be that you shouldn’t even try to sell […]

Boston Distinctive Properties' Robb Cohen Certified Luxury Home Marketing Specialist®

Boston Distinctive Properties’ Robb Cohen Certified Luxury Home Marketing Specialist®

Robb Cohen is an award-winning sales associate specializing in the Boston market who recently earned the prestigious Certified Luxury Home Marketing Specialist® (CLHMS) designation which the Institute for Luxury Home Marketing awards internationally to sales professionals who meet performance standards in the upper-tier residential market,  and who was also recognized as a member of the Million […]

Make Time To Explore Your Home Loan Options

Make Time To Explore Your Home Loan Options

Nobody could blame you if you haven’t been devoting much time to thinking about your mortgage recently. If yours is a typical working family, you may well relate to a hamster on a wheel: constantly running and going nowhere. Spare moments are few and precious, and jealously guarded as periods of much-needed relaxation. This is […]