Many of my buyers have asked me over the years whether or not title insurance is necessary. The buyer’s attorney recommends it to the buyer and the buyer questions it’s value because the property has passed the title exam. I highly recommend title insurance to all my clients. The reality is that a title examiner […]
The Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD)announced it would increase the annual mortgage insurance premium (MIP) by 0.10% for FHA loans under $625,500. This would raise the fee from 1.15% to 1.25% of the total loan amount. This annual premium increase — which is broken down into monthly payments — takes effect April 1, […]
Existing-home sales expected to rise 6.8% this year BY INMAN NEWS, MONDAY, FEBRUARY 27, 2012. Inman News® http://bit.ly/zkPdmG More homes went under contract in January compared to December and a year ago, according to an index released today from the National Association of Realtors that tracks pending sales of existing U.S. homes. NAR’s Pending Home Sales Index, which is […]
6. Winchester Median sales price, 2011: $739,900 Number of sales, 2011: 195 Median sales price, 2005: $735,500 Number of sales, 2005: 246 Price increase: 0.6 percent Changes in Mass. median home prices.
Have you ever seen a Kartell Louis Ghost chair? I was online early this morning researching the latest fashion trends for interior decorating and I came across the ghost chair. If you like contemporary design, these chairs are pretty slick! I am amazed how expensive they are…Target sells them for $390! They are $410 at […]
Assessing property boundaries is both an art and a science. Disputes regarding property boundaries can arise for a number of reasons. Properties can be difficult to survey. Rough terrain and human error may lead to miscalculation. Older boundaries may have been determined with poor instrumentation. One common boundary-related problem occurs when a gap of land — known […]
Here are some interesting stats: Of the 4,000 respondents to Better Homes & Gardens’ annual consumer survey, 55 percent (up 5 percent from 2010) said style upgrades for countertops, flooring, faucets, and fixtures are important in their next home purchase. Other priorities buyers have for their next home include: Affordable price: 78% Energy efficient heating and […]
Summary: Freddie Mac will soon increase incentives paid for completed short sales, according to a spokesman for the government-sponsored enterprise. Short sales increased dramatically since the crisis struck in 2007. Both Fannie Mae and… http://www.housingwire.com/article/freddie-mac-increase-short-sale-incentives?utm_source=feedburner&utm_medium=twitter&utm_campaign=Feed%3A+housingwire%2FuOVI+%28HousingWire%29
Good News for Housing. Unemployment Rate For Jan, 2012 drops to 8.3% as economy adds 243K jobs. http://on.wsj.com/yavyXg
The Empowered Women’s Seminar will be on Saturday, March 12, 2012, from 9am – 3pm, at the Sanborn House in Winchester, is being hosted by my women’s networking group,Women Innovatively Networking. The event is sponsored by: Guergana Barabonkova, Studio GB Architecture & Design Julianne Donato, Attorney at law Amy Hirschfeld, Soluna garden Farm Laurie Randazzo, Re/MAX leading […]
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