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!

Read More

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

Get to know Boston with 365 things to do!

Posted by Tara Peterson on Tue, May 04, 2010

 

Read More

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

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.

Read More

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

Boston First Time Home Buyer Class on March 30th

Posted by Michael DiMella on Mon, Mar 22, 2010

Read More

Tags: Condos, Boston real estate, buyer, events

Thinking of buying? Attend our Boston Home Buyer Seminar

Posted by Tara Peterson on Tue, Feb 02, 2010

Read More

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

No Rest for the Wicked Funny

Posted by Michael DiMella on Wed, Nov 25, 2009

[Here's a guest post from Michelle Princi, a skilled buyer agent on my team here at Charlesgate Realty. If you have any questions, contact Michelle].

Read More

Tags: charity, events, holidays, north end, comedy

Back Bay: What's happening right now in your neighborhood?

Posted by Michael DiMella on Fri, Mar 06, 2009

This is a new (and hopefully) re-occurring post on this blog about what's going on in your neighborhood right now.  I'll feature different neighborhoods weekly - a little community service, if you will.  Definitely check out the Events Page as well - and suggest your own events for us to add!

Read More

Tags: Back Bay, off-topic, events, food