Monthly Archives: February 2013

How to Incorporate Spring’s Hottest Hues

Last week, we talked about quick and easy ways DIYs to spruce up your home. But, if you’re not the DIY-type, how about a little color inspiration instead?

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Realistic Expectations About Low-Ball Offers

How often do low-ball offers work?  Let’s ask it a different way, “How often have buyers been able to get a big discount off of the list price?” In a good market? Very rarely. In a weak market? More frequently, but not as often as you might think.

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February 26, 2013

Vine Won’t Replace YouTube…But Use it Anyway

At the end of January, Twitter announced the introduction of Vine, a new video service that allows users to create six-second looping video montages and share them instantly to Twitter and Facebook. While Vine is no replacement for more intensive video platforms, like YouTube, it’s definitely an interesting addition to your social arsenal.

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February 25, 2013

Top Viewed Homes: February 22, 2013

What drives someone to view a home online? Is it price, location, design or a combination of all? We’ve got our weekly round-up of raveis.com’s Top Viewed Homes in each state, from a split-level cape to a historic Newport cottage. So sit back, relax and enjoy! And, as always, let us know your thoughts on why these homes were the most viewed this week.

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February 22, 2013

Knock Out the Winter Blues with a Room Refresh

If you find yourself continuously dreaming of warmer weather and sandy beaches, chances are you’re living out the last few weeks of a New England winter. While I can’t promise sunshine and clear skies, I can give you tips to make living out the cold indoors a bit more manageable.

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February 21, 2013

Negotiation: The Three Currencies

Every sticking point in a negotiation can be put into one of three categories: moneytime or strife. At any given moment, one of these is going to mean more to a buyer/seller than the others, which means that concessions will need to be made in at least one of the other two categories.

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February 19, 2013

Facebook Graph Search: What Does it Mean for You?

If you’re an avid Facebook user, and I am, you’re probably used to (although still annoyed by) Facebook’s constant changes and updates to everything and anything having to do with your account.

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February 18, 2013

Top Viewed Homes: February 15, 2013

What drives someone to view a home online? Is it price, location, design or a combination of all? We’ve got our weekly round-up of raveis.com’s Top Viewed Homes in each state, from a split-level cape to a colonial. So sit back, relax and enjoy! And, as always, let us know your thoughts on why these homes were the most viewed this week.

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February 15, 2013

By the Numbers: January 2013

In January 2013, as compared to January 2012, the housing market in New England and New York saw strong increases in overall unit sales and sharp decreases in total inventory. Additionally, most states saw increases in average sale prices. All of these indicators point toward a growing and strengthening housing market.

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February 14, 2013

The Massachusetts Real Estate Market: Predictions for 2013

With the excess of free time that can be afforded to oneself due to a lack of power caused from the Blizzard of 2013, I started to ponder: what will the Massachusetts real estate market would look like at the end of 2013?  Hence, here my thoughts on where I see the market headed this year.

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February 12, 2013