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Zillow iBuyer: What You Need To Know

Have you heard of Zillow’s newest program iBuyer? Here’s my thoughts on how it impacts you as a home seller:   Hi everybody. It’s Ruth. I’m sitting in the car in Newton and I wanted to share a few thoughts about one of my favorite topics, which is Zillow. So Zillow has a program called […]

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Are Real Estate Agents Becoming Obsolete?

There is new data from the National Association of Realtors (NAR) that shows some surprises about the percentage of people using a realtor:   Hi everybody. It’s Ruth. In 2002 when I got my real estate license, I remember somebody telling me, “Why are you becoming a real estate agent? Don’t you know real estate […]

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Should I Remodel?

Seems everyone is in spring cleaning mode. A common question I get asked is “Should I remodel or renovate my home if I plan on selling it?” Here’s my answer:  Hi, it’s Ruth. I wanted to quickly talk about a topic that I’ve had a few conversations recently about and that’s should I remodel […]

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Selling My Home: Should I Take The First Offer?

You put your home on the market. You got an offer. You’re thrilled. It’s the first offer though. Should you take it? Hi everybody. It’s Ruth. Today I want to talk to you about whether or not you should be taking the very first offer on the property. So you’re a seller. You have your […]

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Winter Real Estate Market in Greater Boston

Yes, it’s cold outside and everything is frozen over. Does that mean the same holds true for real estate in Greater Boston? <span data-mce-type=”bookmark” style=”display: inline-block; width: 0px; overflow: hidden; line-height: 0;” class=”mce_SELRES_start”></span> Hi everybody, it’s Ruth. I want to talk to you quickly about the housing market in the winter. It is winter, it […]

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What Happens To Home Prices In The Winter?

Many of you have been contacting me asking what happens to home prices in the winter:  <span data-mce-type=”bookmark” style=”display: inline-block; width: 0px; overflow: hidden; line-height: 0;” class=”mce_SELRES_start”></span> Hi, everybody. It’s Ruth. It is a very cold Saturday morning here in Brooklyn, Massachusets and I wanted to talk just a couple of minutes to answer a […]

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Massachusetts Real Estate Tax Rates

Below find an interactive map of Massachusetts tax rates by towns created by Kurt Rosenfeld, including information on residential exemption.  Some of the highest real estate taxes, per $1,000 in assessed value, are in Longmeadow at $23.58, Wilbraham at $22, and Maynard at $22. Lowest real estate taxes are paid in Hancock (Berkshire County) at […]

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