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Over the past few days, I have seen a number of condos hit the market that would be good for an investor that is looking to expand their portfolio, buy their first investment property, or for parents looking to buy a place for their children while they go to school in the Boston area. These condo...
A lot of home buyers ask - how do you get paid as a buyer agent? Does it cost me more? Are you working to get me the best deal possible on a new home? There are a few ways in which a buyer agent is compensated for their time, effort, experience and knowledge in helping a buyer purchase a home. Th...
In the past 2 weeks, I have been involved in 2 situations where there have been multiple bids on a property (a.k.a - bidding wars). It's not uncommon to have an occasional bidding war on a property, particularly when there has been limited inventory in the neighborhood; the property is priced cor...
This weekend I was reading the local real estate listing newspapers and virtually every real estate franchise was heralding in their full page advertisements how they were number one in listings, or unit's sold, or volume of sales, or some other metric where they had more than everyone else. Afte...
There are a lot of factors that must be considered to answer the "should I buy or rent question". The expected length of time in a property is important as is the costs of owning vs. the costs of renting (it is more complicated than just comparing the principle and interest payment of a mortgage ...
As a buyer agent I work with many clients that are relocating to a town or neighborhood that they may not be very familiar with. I have many approaches to helping them get a feel for different areas, but there is a new tool that I think can provide a quick online overview of not only what is in t...
A recent study from the National Association of REALTORS (NAR) showed that 89 percent of homebuyers chose a real estate agent to help them with the purchase of their new home in 2010 vs. 69 percent in 2001. Some of the key reasons cited for this increase include the complexity of the buying proce...
In an effort to close some large tax loopholes in 2010, a provision was created that would have required all persons who receive rental income in 2011 to track and send 1099 forms to everyone that they did business with and paid over $600.00 for goods and services.  For small landlords that may r...
March brings a glimmer of hope to those of us in the Greater Boston area that the snows of the winter are (hopefully) past and warmer / brighter days are ahead.  Unfortunately, March also ushers in the rainy period where every few years we seem to get a "100 year storm".  Nothing is more frustrat...
If you are one of the millions of Americans that benefited from the home buyer tax credits over the past few years, you may have to start to repay them when you file your taxes this year. The Internal Revenue Service is sending a letter to taxpayers who claimed the credit that explains if, when a...

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A great resource if you want to know more about the Greater Boston real estate market. Gary Dwyer is Broker / Owner of Buyer Agents of Boston, LLC and an exclusive buyer agent serving all of Boston's neighborhoods, including Back Bay, South End, Beacon Hill, Waterfront, South Boston, Dorchester, Roxbury, and Jamaica Plain as well as Quincy, Arlington, Cambridge, Medford, Malden, Somerville, and Winchester.