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The internet will not doom Real estate agents to extinction like travel agents* because there are fundamental differences between the two businesses.   Travel agents Real estate agents Sell a product that is produced by a few different suppliers (airlines) who are in competition. Sell a product ...
11/02/2011
Recently Melissa was working an open house, and was talking with people who stopped by. One couple was going over the listing brochure and they were asking questions about it. Melissa was explaining what the various items on it meant. She explained that there were two numbers on it that they nee...
11/02/2011
Homeowners are not the only victims of the foreclosure crisis. I have a friend and former law client in California who owns a flood dry-out and mold restoration company. His company has been thriving for years until the foreclosure crisis hit. The way the flood dry-out business works is the homeo...
11/02/2011
Newton, MA multi-family residence market report October 2011 – Absorption Rate On October 31st there were 34 multi-family residences listed for sale in Newton, MA according to the multiple listing service data (MLSPIN). Absorption rate is a calculation of how many months of housing inventory are...
10/31/2011
Newton, MA multi-family residence market report September 2011 – Absorption RateOn October 3rd there were 34 multi-family residences listed for sale in Newton, MA according to the multiple listing service data (MLSPIN). Absorption rate is a calculation of how many months of housing inventory are...
10/08/2011
Newton, MA condo market report September 2011 – Absorption RateOn October 3rd there were 135 condos listed for sale in Newton, MA according to the multiple listing service data (MLSPIN). To review, the absorption rate is a calculation of how many months of housing inventory are on the market bas...
10/06/2011
I was searching for old Active Rain blog posts and found the very first post. You can see it here. http://activerain.com/blogsview/10/blast-the-bubble If you want to see an index of blog posts for a particluar day you can use the following link for June 25, 2006 for example. http://activerain.co...
10/06/2011
If it is red, white, and green, then this must be the Lake The Lake, also known as the village of Nonantum is the center of Italian heritage in Newton, MA. Just take a look at the streets.     And the fire hydrants. And the street signs. And the street light poles.   And the flags. And even the ...
10/05/2011
Just for fun we looked up Redfin’s transactions for all of Massachusetts on MLSPIN.   The MLSPIN shows Redfin has one office located in Somerville, MA, a town a little northwest of Boston. Redfin’s transactions are statewide, but mostly in eastern and central Massachusetts. There are 46 agents as...
10/02/2011
Special places in Newton Upper Falls: Echo BridgeEcho Bridge spans the Charles River between Newton MA and Needham MA. The bridge is located near the intersection of Route 9 and Route 128. The bridge was built to carry an aqueduct across the Charles River in 1875 by the Boston Water Works. It was...
09/28/2011
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