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Think Smarter with Nick

The Groundhog did not see his shadow so that means spring is, hopefully, right around the corner! With warmer weather tends to come more buyers in the market looking to purchase in the new year. Nick gives tips for finding your first home as well as some thoughts on how the market will evolve in the first part of 2020.

For those looking to make their first home purchase, what 3 tips would you give them?

  1. Be Patient - Right now we are at the lowest inventory levels I have ever seen in my career.  This means that you won’t have an abundance of listings to choose from in most neighborhoods.  We are hoping to see this change when the Spring market starts so just be patient and you will eventually find something you love!

  2. Don’t be

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boston restaurants 2020

The Boston dining scene can sometimes be underrated, in our opinion. But from Michelin-rated eateries like Barbara Lynch’s No. 9 Park and Menton to classics like Union Oyster House, there are some places to find an amazing meal throughout the city. We have seen a lot of changes in the past few years as new places have opened and we have had to say goodbye to some delicious favorites. (We miss you, L’Espalier). This year is destined to bring some exciting new restaurant options including these 5 we can’t wait to check out:

Krasi 

The owner of Committee and Greco is opening a Greek wine bar called Krasi in Back Bay as early as next week. It will feature one of the largest selections of Greek wines in the country as well as some amazing food. We

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Think Smarter with Nick

This month, Nick takes a look at how the market has shifted since last year based on the numbers. He discusses the trend many experts are seeing as Boston shifts into more of a buyer’s market. He also gives tips to buyers looking to make a purchase early in the new year.

According to a recent article, the Boston condo market has seen a slight decline in the number of sales and median sales price. What are your thoughts on this?

It is certainly true we are seeing a shift in the overall market here in Boston.  With that said, you have to remember that we were in a seller’s market for so many years that any change is going to feel significant.  As I have said before, I expect most of Boston’s neighborhoods to arrive in a neutral market (3-6 months

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Think Smarter with Nick

What will 2020 bring for Boston real estate? Nick discusses his top 3 predictions for how the market will shift in the new year. He also explains how BHHS Warren Residential can specifically help buyers and sellers in the new year. 

There have been some articles recently about a shift to a more “buyer’s market.” What do you think about this?

The shift from a seller’s market to a buyer’s market is something that could take a while.  Typically we consider a seller’s market one with 0-3 months of inventory. In 2019, many of our neighborhoods began to see a rise in supply levels, some of which reached above 3 months of inventory which means they have entered a neutral or balanced market (3-6 months of inventory).  The fact that we are still in a

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Think Smarter with Nick

It is hard to believe but the holiday season is here! This month, Nick talks about some of his favorite ways to celebrate the holidays around Boston. He also discusses why the holidays can actually be a great time to get your home on the market!

As the holiday season gets into swing in Boston, what are your favorite ways to celebrate around town?

Boston is a great city to get into the holiday spirit in!  There are multiple tree lightings throughout the city that I’ve gone to in the past with the one on the Boston Common being my favorite.  Taking a stroll along Newbury Street to do some holiday shopping is also a great way to spend an afternoon. By far, my favorite holiday tradition that my wife and I do every year is going to the Nutcracker

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Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices Warren Residential today announced that two global network members announced for Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices in early October will open referral channels to and from Western Europe and will increase exposure for BHHS Warren Residential’s listings online.  

The brokerages, Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices LARVIA operating in Madrid and Barcelona; and Portugal Property in Lisbon, Porto and the Algarve, which will join the network soon; are market leaders specializing in luxury estate, among other niches. The latter is Portugal’s largest independent real estate brokerage as measured by sales volume and offices. Both generate a sizeable portion of their business serving global clients buying and selling property in

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Think Smarter with Nick

Autumn in Boston means apple picking and pumpkin patches but also one of the strongest real estate markets! Nick gives his predictions on where the market will head as we finish 2019 and into 2020. He also gives some tips for sellers if they are looking to sell during this competitive time of year.

As we approach the final quarter of 2019, where do you see the market heading?

Throughout the year we’ve seen an increase of days on market as well as an increase in total inventory in most neighborhoods.  Some neighborhoods have moved from a seller’s market to a neutral market which is healthy and I expect to see this trend continue throughout the rest of 2019.  Ultimately, more inventory will provide opportunities to buyers who may have been

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the most affordable Greater Boston communities for families

Finding an affordable, yet family-friendly neighborhood in the Boston area can sometimes feel impossible. With continuously rising median home prices, affordability is hard to come across in this city.

But, there are still plenty of phenomenal neighborhoods in the greater Boston area that are ideal for growing families.

Not only are these communities filled with outstanding schools, parks, and shopping centers, they have tons of affordable homes on the market.

To help you with your home search, here are the most affordable neighborhoods for families in greater Boston:

Somerville, MA

With seemingly endless cultural events, music festivals, and craft breweries, Somerville has become an increasingly popular place for both first-time

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Staging your Boston Home to Sell Quickly

In order to sell your home quickly in Boston, you need to make it as desirable as possible to potential homebuyers. One of the best ways to do this is by staging.

In fact, staged homes sell 87% faster than non-staged homes. This is because these homes display furniture in a way that maximizes the beauty and size of the rooms.

Here are some tips on how to stage your Boston home so it can sell quickly:

Clean Up the Clutter

One of the best home staging tips for selling your Boston home is to clean up the clutter.

After a few years of living in the same home, you might have papers piling up in a corner of your house or towels overflowing your closets. But now that you're selling your home, it's time to clean them up.

Tidy up every square

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Think Smarter with Nick

This time of year is typically busy for people relocating into the Boston area. In this month's “Get Smarter,” Nick discusses the tools BHHS Warren Residential has to help someone find a home or sell their existing property. He also offers tips for those new to Boston!

Late summer and early fall are typically busy times for relocation in the Boston area. What tools does BHHS Warren Residential offer for people relocating into the area?

When I started the company back in 2008, I focused on building a website that was positioned to attract buyers looking to move to the Boston area.  Most of these people were relocating from different areas around the country so I had to figure out ways to accommodate their needs. This involved gathering

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