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January 31, 2006

Homebuyer survey: Graph prices thru 2010

Graph_pricesthru2010_1During 2005, The Real Estate Cafe tried to keep its clients as well as the general public informed about the real estate bubble through our blog. Now we'd like to invite our blog readers in Greater Boston to give us YOUR opinion on the housing market and homebuying plans for 2006.

The survey takes just a few minutes and we need *** FIVE *** more respondents to reach our goal of 100. Your feedback will help us provide better services to consumers.

Privacy Policy: Survey responses will be tablulated as a group without attribution to individual respondents. Your identify is so confidential we don't even ask for your name or your email address, so there's no way we can share or, God forbid, sell them to anyone who might send you junk mail or spam.

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January 20, 2006

Got homebuyers? GO FSBO

Gotsnow_2005Got snow?  In sharp contrast to blizzard conditions this time last year, people were driving around Boston today with their convertible tops down.  Wonder if the January thaw will create a spike in home sales compared to 2005, or at least an increase of new MLS listings.  Although MLS statistics reveal that unsold homes are up 54% in suburban Boston, NEW MLS listings across Massachusetts are up less than 8% over the same period last year:  January 1-15.  Does that suggest that sellers are waiting for the Spring market to list their properties, or that more people are thinking of selling outside the MLS to avoid paying traditional commissions?

If you're one of those homeowners who'd like to take advantage of the unseasonably warm weather to get ready, The Real Estate Cafe is planning a seminar on "Getting Organized to Sell For Sale by Owner."  Rather than formal classroom instruction, what would you think of meeting at someone's house to offer recommendations and pick-up ideas for your own home? 

Selling a home or not, the New England Chapter of the National Association of Professional Organizers (NAPO) has a variety of resources online for GO (Get Organized) Month (January 2006).  To register for our upcoming course, email us at recafe@mac.com, or record your contact information on our blog reader line:  617-876-2117.

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