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Searching for a Boston foreclosure deal

Posted by James Marsden on Mon, Dec 27, 2010

[This is a post from James Marsden, a Buyer Agent at Charlesgate Realty Group. If you have questions, please contact James].

Based in the jump in the number of foreclosure petitions issued by banks (the first step in the foreclosure process) in Massachusetts in 2010, foreclosed properties should continue to play a large role in the Boston real estate market.

While foreclosures can be an awesome deal, searching for and buying a foreclosed property in Boston and the surrounding area is a daunting task.  Property being foreclosed on is sometimes referred to as a Short Sale, a Pre-Foreclosure, Off Market Pending Eviction, REO, Bank Owned, Lender Owned, or some other technical term.

Each one of these terms and status have an impact on not only how much you offer for a property but how you can even find the properties and to whom the offer should be made.

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Tags: buying, foreclosures, REO, marsden

Is a picture really worth a thousand words?

Posted by James Marsden on Wed, Dec 15, 2010

[This is a post from James Marsden, a Buyer Agent at Charlesgate Realty Group. If you have questions, please contact James].

Well.....

As long as it wasn’t cropped, shot through a fish eye lenses, run through a filter, had the brightness played with…among other tricks.

I love shopping on line. It fact there have been days when I can honestly utter the phrase…”see what I’m wearing…bought it all on-line”. However sometimes when the package arrives I have to send it back. It just wasn’t the same as it looked on the web site.

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Tags: buyers agent, listing photos

How I had to Settle for a One Bedroom When I Really Wanted a Two Bedroom

Posted by James Marsden on Thu, Dec 09, 2010

[This is a post from James Marsden, a buyer agent on our team here at Charlesgate Realty Group. If you have any questions, please comment below or contact James].

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Tags: financing