Category Archives: First Time Home Buyers

Peter Hobart Drive in Hingham, Massachusetts

Welcome to Hingham, MA.. most specifically Peter Hobart Drive. A 20 minute drive to the beach but only two minutes from all of your day-to-day necessities makes this home truly special indeed. Read below on the things you will love about living on Peter Hobart Drive and in the Farm Hills neighborhood…

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William Raveis Mortgage named in the Top 100 Mortgage Companies in America

Riding on the wave of William Raveis announcing their 21-Day Mortgage Close strategy, they have placed in the Top 100 Mortgage Companies in America for 2016. Announced this spring by Mortgage Executive magazine, William Raveis Mortgage closed 2,420 loans equating to $794,353,427 in volume.

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May 17, 2017

Share your favorite listings from Raveis.com!

We are excited to announce a new sharing feature on Raveis.com and the William Raveis App. (Download the app here). Visitors to Raveis.com will now be able to share a property with an agent, friend, colleague or co-buyer.

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May 8, 2017

William Raveis Slashes Home Mortgage Closing Time

                 WILLIAM RAVEIS SLASHES HOME MORTGAGE CLOSING TIME

May 2, 2017, Shelton, Connecticut– Home-buyers wanting to close quickly on hot listings in a tight market will no longer have to wait 45 days long, as is the industry standard for mortgage closings.

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May 4, 2017

July 2016 Housing Data

In July 2016, as compared to July 2015, Unit Sales* as well as Average and Median Price, were up throughout the Northeast. Westchester County, NY saw a 18.4% increase in Unit Sales, while Connecticut saw a 9.9% jump. Inventory and Months of Supply continue to fall across the region, with months of supply dropping to 4.4% in Massachusetts, down from 5.3% a year ago.

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September 1, 2016

NYC Networking Event

On Tuesday, July 12th, 2016, William Raveis Real Estate, Mortgage and Insurance held an internal networking event for our agents at the University Club in New York, NY.  Agents from Westchester and Fairfield counties converged with NYC Raveis brokers.  The purpose of the event was to allow agents to expand their network, therefore making it easier to market each listing to a wider scope of people.

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July 26, 2016

Emerson Green, A Fresh Approach to Mindful Living

Almost every American has been urged to do their part in saving the planet. We recycle, we reuse, we try to make a difference in the world, one plastic bottle at a time.  We’ve heard of celebrities like Angelina Jolie and Brad Pitt installing solar panels atop their houses to produce efficient and environmentally safe energy, but many lack the time and money to make such an enormous change.  Enter Emerson Green, an affordable and “green” neighborhood in every sense of the term.  Marketed and sold by the Knox Team at William Raveis Real Estate, these homes feature eco-friendly design and responsibly sourced materials.  Homes that are built to last your family and our planet.  Come home to a connected, community-focused neighborhood that hearkens back to a simpler era – and looks forward to a sustainable future.

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July 20, 2016

Current Market Conditions: January 2016

In January 2016, as compared to January 2015, Unit Sales* rose 17.0% in Connecticut, 20.0% in New York**, 10.0% in Manhattan, 29.9% in Brooklyn, 3.3% in Rhode Island, 29.2% in Vermont and 23.5% in New Hampshire. Meanwhile, Sales to List Price rose 0.4% in Massachusetts and 2.8% in Maine.

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March 14, 2016

Current Market Conditions

Current Market Conditions: December 2015

In December 2015, as compared to December 2014, Unit Sales* rose 11.6% in Connecticut, 13.5% in New York**, 22.7% in Manhattan, 30.3% in Brooklyn, 9.7% in Rhode Island, 11.6% in Vermont and 11.4% in New Hampshire. Meanwhile, Sales Price rose 9.0% in Massachusetts and 7.8% in Maine.

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January 28, 2016

Current Market Conditions: October 2015

In October 2015, as compared to October 2014, Unit Sales* rose 11.0% in Connecticut, 12.0% in New York**, 17.6% in Manhattan, 9.2% in Brooklyn, 13.5% in Rhode Island, 13.5% in Vermont and 11.2% in New Hampshire. Meanwhile, Sales Price rose 0.6% in Massachusetts and 4.4% in Maine.

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November 16, 2015