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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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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Boston real estate home buying timeline

Posted by Michael DiMella on Fri, Oct 16, 2009

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Enhanced map based searching for Boston condos and homes

Posted by Michael DiMella on Wed, Nov 12, 2008

Our Boston home and condo search function has been greatly improved to make it more efficient and easier to use than ever!  The search tool will show you all properties directly from the Boston multiple listing service, but will display them in an easy to use interactive map that you can drag around to search for properties in your favorite neighborhoods:

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Boston Homebuying Timeline

Posted by Michael DiMella on Tue, Sep 23, 2008

Many of our first time buyer clients have been asking for a general homebuying overview timeline in graphical form.  I put together a quick version that you can quickly open (pdf):

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Boston real estate map search

Posted by Michael DiMella on Fri, Aug 29, 2008


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