The Best Time to Market Your Hub Home

David Bates / February 4, 2015-6:59 pm

When is the best time to put your Hub home on the market? Well,  when do you want to get what you want in life? A lot of people might respond, “As soon as possible.” After all, companies like FedEx and Dominos aren’t testaments to... Continue Reading

What’s Going to Change in Boston Next Year?

David Bates / December 4, 2014-2:00 pm

If it's a new day in Boston, there's probably a new project getting approved, a new change for the old neighborhood, a new restaurant opening. There is tremendous enthusiasm for the future of the Hub, but it's not risk free future. What's... Continue Reading

What to Give Thanks For In Boston Real Estate? This!

David Bates / November 28, 2014-1:54 pm

  There is plenty to give thanks for on Thanksgiving and this Thanksgiving I suggested giving thanks to one of the most oft noted, but least talked about aspects of the Hub's residential real estate market. What was it? Check out my... Continue Reading

Extreme Over Ask Hub Offers in a Word

David Bates / November 13, 2014-1:56 pm

I surveyed more than 5,000 Hub condo sales that occurred in the first ten months of 2014. I was looking for a characteristic that these condos, regardless of price, had in common. I think I found it and  wrapped it up in one word. What's... Continue Reading

Hub Condo Buying Is Still In Season

David Bates / November 6, 2014-2:25 pm

  [caption id="attachment_4741" align="alignleft" width="600"] This time of year, it can be as tough to decipher the real estate market as it is to figure out the weather. (Snowvember storm pictured above)[/caption] In the morning, I put... Continue Reading

How Strong An Offer Should You Make on Hub Real Estate?

David Bates / September 24, 2014-11:45 am

One of the most common questions I get as a real estate agent is, “What’s a good offer?” I define a good offer as “an offer that brings you closer to getting what you want.” In my experience, this handy chart is one of the best indicators... Continue Reading

Hub’s New Homes Have Double the Space for Twice the Price

David Bates / September 16, 2014-2:00 pm

I broke down, by the year they were built,  more than 20,000 single family homes that were available for sale in MLS. The median price of a single family home that was built recently was nearly double the asking price of homes built decades ago.... Continue Reading

David Bates Real Estate Testimonial

David Bates / September 12, 2014-1:12 pm

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Will You Find the Perfect Hub Home?

David Bates / August 25, 2014-12:00 pm

Did you hear about the Realtor who had a buyer who wanted something that didn't exist? That client's name was "50% of their book of business." [caption id="attachment_4377" align="alignleft" width="150"] Is finding the perfect place like finding... Continue Reading

True Story About Hub Market Values

David Bates / August 14, 2014-6:00 pm

This happened recently. A neighbor contacted an owner whose house is about to go on the market and makes a cash offer, with no contingencies, that was 10% below what a broker told him was the lowest price to expect. So, of course, the owner... Continue Reading
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