Tara Peterson

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Open House at Stunning South End Home with Wine & Hors D'oeurve

Posted by Tara Peterson on Mon, Oct 03, 2011

Special Thursday Night Open House

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Tags: South End, luxury, Boston real estate, Boston condos

So You're Thinking of Buying a Home in Boston?

Posted by Tara Peterson on Tue, Aug 09, 2011

You've never done this before, and it can be, well...kind of intimidating. I'm sure you've had your doubts, questions, concerns... it can be really quite overwhelming, but it doesn't have to be!!

You've been pondering this, discussing it with friends and family, but want more information on the market and what actually happens during your first home buying, but you're not quite sure where to get the answers? We at Charlesgate Realty Group can you help you!

We've been hosting a Boston Home Buyer Class for a few years now. It's free. And we discuss things such as:

     •    Renting vs. Buying: Whether it even makes sense for you to buy right now
    •    Homebuying process and timeline: How long it actually takes to buy
    •    Working with an agent: How it works and whether or not you really need one
    •    What mortgages are still available and how much cash you need to buy
    •    Using neighborhood level data (like discount ratios and real time trend graphs) to value properties
    •    Negotiating 101: How to craft your offer to drive a hard bargain!
    •    Top 10 online resources to aid your home search

It's very low key, we offer food and drinks before and afterward and it's a great way to learn about the Boston real estate market, ask questions that you may have regarding the process. In fact, our buyer agents stick around to answer any other questions you may have that we may not have hit upon during the class. The class is at 6pm on Tuesday September 20.

Click here to get more information and to register. We hope to see you there!

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Tags: property search, buyer tools, South End, Condos, Financial District, Back Bay, pricing, financing, buyers, housing market, charlesgate realty, buying, foreclosures, the economy, for sale, economy, events, attorneys, property tax, Boston real estate, Boston condos, charlesgate realty group, condo docs, buyers agent, beer, Boston, downtown boston, South End

Attend our upcoming Boston First Time Home Buyer Class for free

Posted by Tara Peterson on Thu, Jan 06, 2011

FEBRUARY 1, 2011 UPDATE: Due to popular demand (aka...selling out our first two sessions in January!) we're adding several more home buyer classes to our schedule.  Please visit this page for the updated schedule.


We're hosting our first Boston Home Buyer class of 2011 on Tuesday, January 18th at 6:00pm (and due to demand, we just added our second class of the year on January 25 at 6pm).  If you are thinking of buying a new home in Boston in the near future, there's no better place to learn the process than at our free, informal home buyer class. 

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Tags: Condos, home values, housing market, charlesgate realty, Boston, Boston condos, charlesgate realty group

Thank You For Your Toys For Tots Donations

Posted by Tara Peterson on Thu, Dec 16, 2010

Wow!! We got a good amount of toys this year for Toys for Tots with such short notice. I think we had around 40, give or take a few. We would just like to thank EVERYONE who contributed and took the time and effort to donate this year!!

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Tags: charlesgate realty, Boston, Boston life, charity, Sarah Herbert

3rd Annual Toys For Tots Drive at Charlesgate Realty Group

Posted by Tara Peterson on Mon, Dec 06, 2010

Hey everyone!! It’s that time of the year again here at Charlesgate Realty Group! Drop off your toy donation at Charlesgate Realty Group and we will donate a toy for every rental or sale, or you can just come on by and drop off your toys. We're looking to beat last year's donation!! We donated over 50 toys last year! Every little bit helps!!

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Tags: Back Bay, charlesgate realty, non-profit, things to do, Boston, Boston life, Boston real estate, charity, boston events, charlesgate realty group, Holiday

Get to know Boston with 365 things to do!

Posted by Tara Peterson on Tue, May 04, 2010


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Tags: Back Bay, food, charlesgate realty, events, things to do, in the news, north end, comedy, Boston, music, art, 365 things to do in Boston, boston events, things to do in boston, facebook, charlesgate realty group

First Time Boston Home Buyer Class to be held April 14th!

Posted by Tara Peterson on Wed, Apr 07, 2010

We're hosting another First Time Home Buyer class on Wednesday, April 14 at 6:30pm. So, if you missed the last one because of the blasted rain, or just couldn't attend, here's another chance!  Info below or find out more and RSVP on this page.

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Tags: buyer tools, Back Bay, buyers, events, Boston condos

Thinking of buying? Attend our Boston Home Buyer Seminar

Posted by Tara Peterson on Tue, Feb 02, 2010

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Tags: charlesgate realty, events, things to do, buyer, Boston real estate, Boston condos

Spring Edition: Top 23 things to do in Boston

Posted by Tara Peterson on Fri, Mar 20, 2009

Here's a guest post from Tara, our marketing and design wiz extraodinaire at Charlesgate Realty Group.  I asked her to put together a list of top things to do in Boston in the spring, and what better way to do it on 23 Neighborhoods than to list the top 23!  Here goes:

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Tags: things to do