Sunday, March 15, 2009

Fannie Mae Says No More Reduced Short Sale Commissions

If you are a Massachusetts Realtor or even someone who is selling a home and needs to do a short sale, the fact that Fannie Mae has dropped the hammer on banks trying to reduce a Realtor's commission is welcome news!

Short sales require much more work from the Real Estate agents involved than a traditional sale. To read the complete story see on why this is such a victory for those that need to do a short sale in Massachusetts see Fannie Mae Short Sale Commission No Longer Reduced.

Need to do a short sale in the Metrowest Massachusetts area? Having good representation is real important. Here are a few other articles I have written on the subject.

Avoiding foreclosure by a short sale or loan modification
Deed in lieu of foreclosure and short sales
Massachusetts short sales information


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Saturday, March 7, 2009

Hopkinton Makes Boston Magazine Best Places To Live 2009

Hopkinton Massachusetts has won the coveted award from Boston Magazine as one of the best places to live in 2009. According Boston Magazine's article Hopkinton was grouped into the "The Teflon Ten" which is the ten towns that are perceived according to statistical analysis to be primed for take off once the market starts making it's way back up again. These ten towns supposedly have not dropped in value like other towns have.

Having been a resident for 42 years and a Realtor for 23 I can vouch for the fact that Hopkinton is a terrific place to live and work. Hopkinton should be one of the towns that has a better than average appreciation rate when the Real Estate market does finally turn around. I do take exception to the statistics in the article though. I do not think they are accurate. According to the article Real Estate values since the peak in 2005 are only down -.40%.

I can tell you for certainty that market values have dropped in Hopkinton by more than around 1%. To read the full article see Boston Magazine names Hopkinton One of Best Places To Live.

Tuesday, March 3, 2009

Highland Park 4 Edge Hill Road Hopkinton Massachusetts

Looking for a terrific home in Highland Park Hopkinton Massachusetts? This Tudor home at 4 Edge Hill Road is exceptional. In case you are not that familiar with Hopkinton neighborhoods, Highland Park has always ranked among the best.

The home is listed at $659,900. For a complete break down of all the particulars on this Hopkinton home you can visit 4 Edge Hill Road Hopkinton Massachusetts. Here is a slide show video of the home.

**** Update ~ This Hopkinton home was sold on 8/14/2009 for $627,000. ****

For other local Real Estate information visit Hopkinton Real Estate

Thinking of selling your Home? Here are a few Real Estate articles that may be of interest:

Top ten mistakes to avoid when selling your Massachusetts home
Preparing your Massachusetts home for the Spring selling season
Selling your home does not have to be a mystery

About the Author: The above Real Estate information on 4 Edge Hill Road Hopkinton Massachusetts was provided by Bill Gassett, a Nationally recognized leader in his field. Bill can be reached via email at or by phone at 508-435-5356.