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Top five home buyer misconceptions

Posted by Leslie Mann on Sun, Feb 9, 2014 @ 12:04 PM


To help you avoid some common pitfalls in buying your next home, I thought I’d share a quick list of common misconceptions we often hear from people looking to buy a home in the Boston area.

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Topics: Boston suburbs real estate, Boston relocation, Boston home buying process

Making sense of Boston MLS home search codes

Posted by Leslie Mann on Wed, Feb 5, 2014 @ 08:44 PM

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Topics: Boston suburbs real estate, Boston MLS, Boston suburbs realtor, Boston home search

What does it cost to buy a home in Boston?

Posted by Leslie Mann on Tue, Dec 3, 2013 @ 11:14 PM

  Not sure how much you need to earn to buy a home in the Boston area? That's $68,956 for a median-priced home, according to the mortgage data provider HSH Associates, who recently produced a survey of the salaries you must earn to buy a home in certain U.S. cities. That's assuming an average home price of $393,700 with a mortgage rate of 4.57 percent.

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Topics: Boston suburbs real estate, cost of buying a home in Boston

Seven little ways to win in a seller's market

Posted by Leslie Mann on Sun, Oct 27, 2013 @ 07:18 PM

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Topics: Boston suburbs real estate, 2013 real estate trends

Searching for home sellers in the Boston suburbs

Posted by Leslie Mann on Tue, Mar 26, 2013 @ 12:17 PM

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Topics: Boston suburbs real estate, Boston suburbs realtor, Wellesley real estate, Wellesley realtor, Newton real estate

Boston suburbs seeing remarkably low home inventory

Posted by Leslie Mann on Sat, Jan 26, 2013 @ 02:28 PM

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Topics: Boston suburbs real estate, Hallmark Sotheby's International Realty Boston, selling your home in the Boston suburbs, Boston suburbs real estate market

Neighborhood profile: Ivy Lane in Sherborn

Posted by Leslie Mann on Tue, Dec 18, 2012 @ 08:33 PM

Each week I like to feature a neighborhood in the Boston suburbs that I love. This week I decided to talk about Ivy Lane in Sherborn.

Neighborhood characteristics
The Ivy Lane neighborhood in Sherborn offers a combination of quiet, handsomely wooded yards within walking distance to town center. Featuring mostly colonial and garrison colonial-style homes built in the 1960s and 70s, the neighborhood is beautifully kept. The level streets are great for running and biking.

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Topics: Boston suburbs real estate, living in Sherborn MA, living in Sherborn, Sherborn realtor, Sherborn real estate, Sherborn MA homes for sale

Home selling advice from Coco Chanel?

Posted by Leslie Mann on Sat, Aug 25, 2012 @ 06:18 PM



"Dress shabbily and they remember the dress; dress impeccably and they remember the woman," Coco Chanel infamously said.

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Topics: Boston suburbs real estate, Wellesley real estate, home seller tips, Wellesley home for sale

What's in my shopping cart?

Posted by Leslie Mann on Wed, Aug 22, 2012 @ 04:46 PM

Last Friday we got the green light to list a new home for sale and to "relaunch" a home that was for sale but needed some sprucing up. This means shopping - and quickly - to get both homes looking their best. So what was in my shopping cart? Here's a quick snapshot:

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Topics: Boston suburbs real estate, home selling tips, Sherborn realtor, Sherborn real estate, home staging

Tips for moving to the Boston suburbs

Posted by Leslie Mann on Fri, Jun 8, 2012 @ 02:11 PM



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Topics: Boston suburbs real estate, best places to live in Massachusetts, best places to live in Boston, Boston metrowest real estate, Boston MLS, Boston suburbs realtor, Boston relocation