Buying A House: When Is The Perfect Time

There is no “perfect” time to buy a house, just like there is no “perfect” house. When you find a house, don’t second guess interest rates or market conditions by waiting. Changes don’t occur that fast to make that much difference in price. Similarly, a good house won’t stay on the market long. Continue reading

“Get Real!” with Mildred Wong

MYTH: There is plenty of time to secure an apartment. September 1st is still seven months away.

FACT: Boston’s rental market remains one of the tightest and priciest in the country. In 2011, the vacancy rate was 4.4% at the end of June, and even lower in neighborhoods that are desirable to young professionals and students. Landlords quickly reached 100% occupancy due to fewer turnovers than in previous years. As a result, they raised rent prices because supply was low and demand was still strong. And most landlords left the cost of the broker fee to the tenant. Continue reading

“GET REAL!” with Mildred Wong

MYTH: It is not a good time to sell my home during the holidays and Winter months.

FACT: Seasonal trends no longer apply today with the Internet, smart phones, and tablets. Buyers are ALWAYS looking for properties online. The home market is no more affected during the holidays than during other “busy” periods of the year. Continue reading