For many first time home buyers the process can seem intimidating, but information available on the internet can help the buyer become well informed and able to be in control of the process.
This website North Shore Home Programs provides a remarkable amount of information, ranging from a step-by-step guide to home buying, to a list of programs available to help with down payments.
The greatest gift of the internet is the way it empowers the consumer through knowledge. Spending a little time on this website, and then googling “first time home buyer”, will go a long way to giving power to you, the buyer.
Knowledge helps to remove intimidation from the process of buying your first home.
Foreclosure petitions down 30%
Foreclosure deeds down 63%
Foreclosure auction announcements down 80%
The Warren Group; March 5, 2013
There were just 500 condos for sale in Boston at the end of January, yet 421 condos had accepted offers in the last 30 days. That means supply is not much more than one month! Read this article to find out what is going on.
David Bates Bates By the Numbers www.batesrealestatereport.com
Properties under agreement in January increased 18% from a year ago for SFHs and 22% for condos. In both cases January was the 21st straight month of year over year increases.
Massachusetts Association of Realtors; February 12, 2013
According to LINK, a firm that analyzes Boston real estate, sales rose 29% in 2012 while the median price reached a record high.
Boston Globe February 2, 2013
Bston condo market soars