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The HAFA program is designed to stream line the short sale approval process, but there are many hurdles that must be overcome.  To see if you qualify, see if you can answer these five questions in the affirmative.There is a new program, effective April 5, that is designed to get short sale offers...
Cabot Estate - Boston's Premier Gated Condominium Community Jamaica Plain, affectionately known to locals as "JP," is one of the greenest neighborhoods in the city of Boston.  It is surrounded on three sides by large tracts of forested open space and shares its western border with the town of Bro...
Wellesley welcomes Singh's Cafe to town   With all of the rain that we've had in Eastern Massachusetts of late, there hasn't been much to celebrate - unless you work for one of those companies that pumps out basements. But somehow through the overcast skies, I did find a ray of sunshine in town. ...
3 BR Winthrop Wonder - Pet Friendly & Steps to the BeachCompletely renovated, top floor unit near the beach features beautiful hardwood floors & a spacious contemporary kitchen w/ SS appliances, granite countertops & breakfast bar. Living/dining space currently used as master bedroom w/large bay ...
Affordable homes do exist in Wellesley MA! The other day I was driving around with some clients who are racing to beat the clock and get a new home under agreement by April 30 to take advantage of the first time homebuyer's tax credit.  As we were talking, the subject of Wellesley came up. For th...
Third Annual Heritage Day Celebration set for Saturday March 27 at Wellesley Middle School Heritage Day is a celebration of cultural diversity organized by Wellesley High School Students to develop self-esteem and promote civic responsibility through the use of the performing, educational and cul...
 New Active Rain Group Promises a Break From the Mundane   How many times have you read a blog post right here on Active Rain that made you scratch your head and think "even my dog has more intelligence than that person?" Well, welcome on board to "For the Dogs" (
Closing Cost Assistance and Appliance Incentive for Fannie Mae Homes As if the federal tax incentives weren't enough to get reluctant buyers to "get off of the fence", REALTORS® may be interested in learning about a new initiative from Fannie Mae available until the end of April 2010. Under the s...
Will the Massachusetts Supreme Judicial Court provide timely guidance on the Ibanez Case?     For those of you unfamiliar with the case  of U.S. Bank v. Ibanez, attorney and fellow Active Rainer, Richard Vetstein, Esq. provides a nice, easy to understand narrative in his blog Ibanez Update: Massa...
Should the Real Estate Community Share in the Blame for the Housing Crisis?   According to Lawrence Yun, Chief Economist for the National Association of Realtors® (NAR), housing sales should increase by approximately 15% in 2010, with a modest (3-4%) increase in prices. But, is everything what it...

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