Monthly Archives: December 2013

5 New Year’s Resolutions for 2014

It’s that time of year—when hopeful people make resolutions for the New Year. We’ve all made them. We’ve all failed to keep them. Let’s do better in 2014. Keep reading for five simple resolutions, for real estate and beyond, that you can definitely keep in 2014.

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Raveis Faces: William Tierney

William Tierney is a sales associate in our newly opened office in Cohasset, Mass. Learn more about him in today’s Raveis Faces, a weekly blog post where we profile a new Raveis employee each week!

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December 20, 2013

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William Raveis Announces Plans to Enter Andover with the Acquisition of #1 Ranked Prudential Howe & Doherty REALTORS®

Leveraging the power of William Raveis, the Howe & Doherty team will create a greater competitive advantage in the Andover marketplace, beginning in January

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December 19, 2013

5 Edible Holiday Gifts

With Christmas just around the corner, and the spirit of the holiday season all around us, sometimes it’s hard to remember the real meaning of the season. It’s about spending time with friends and family and remembering the spirit of giving. It’s not about buying everyone on your list an iPad. Give the gift of delicious decadence this year—the time and effort you spent making these gifts will surely count for more than any expensive alternative.

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December 17, 2013

Current Market Conditions

Local Housing Data: November 2013

In November 2013, as compared to November 2012, Unit Sales* continue to rise throughout the Northeast, with Connecticut, Massachusetts and Westchester County seeing 13.5%, 7.6%, and 22.2% gains, respectively. Additionally, months of supply continued to fall, with Connecticut, Massachusetts and Westchester County seeing 17.8%, 29.3% and 24.9% losses, respectively.

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December 12, 2013

How to Rock Instagram: Part 4

This is the final installment of a four-part blog series on the power of Instagram.  To read part one, all about choosing the right content for Instagram, click here. To read part two, a breakdown of each Instagram filter, click here. To read part three, how to engage and grow your Instagram following, click here.

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December 11, 2013

Understanding Real Estate Terminology

If you’re thinking of buying a home soon, you may be wondering about some of the language you’ll hear. Since a home sale involves many people – real estate agents, attorneys, lenders, appraisers, and inspectors, just to name a few – some of the lingo tossed around might be confusing, especially for a first-time buyer. Financing a home, in particular, carries with it some terms that are important to understand. Here is a brief primer on some of the terminology you can expect to hear as you head down the path to home ownership.

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December 10, 2013

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William Raveis Real Estate, Mortgage & Insurance Relocating Headquarters in Shelton, Conn.

To support growth and expansion, the company is moving its headquarters just up the road to 2 Research Drive

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December 9, 2013

Raveis Faces: Bettie Torreso

Bettie Torreso is the receptionist for William Raveis Real Estate, Mortgage & Insurance’s headquarters. Learn more about her in today’s Raveis Faces, a weekly blog post where we profile a new Raveis employee each week!

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December 6, 2013

Top Viewed Homes: November 2013

Each month listings on get thousands of views. These four are the best of the best in each state. From a beautiful beachfront home in Bristol, Rhode Island (GO HAWKS!) to a dramatic contemporary with an in-house artist’s studio in Bedford, New York, these homes garnered the most views this month. Which is your favorite?

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December 5, 2013