October 2011

There are 2 blog entries for October 2011.

3 Reasons to Use a Buyers Agent

I just finished reading this article and felt compelled to share it with the real estate community.  It contains 2 statistics that I found interesting.

  • "In 2010, only 57% of buyers who purchased their homes had a buyer's agent."
  • "Buyers who use a buyer's agent pay an average of 5% less than buyers who don't."

Pretty interesting stuff.  If you're not using a buyer's agent, make sure the seller's agent is trustworthy, has a good reputation, and will negotiate with their seller to get you a good deal.  I've represented buyers and sellers in the same transaction, and I always look out for both parties best interests, but there's many sleazy agents out there that don't.  If you need a realtor in Boston or in the suburbs, The Terrier Group

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Starbucks, Subway, Social Wines, South Boston

I've been to neighborhood meetings in the last few weeks and several new business' are coming to South Boston in 2011/2012.  At the Andrew Square neighborhood meeting, Subway made a proposal to put a new "restaurant" at the intersection Old Colony and Dorchester where AT&T Mobile used to be.  Most of the neighborhood was in support with a few members desiring a more trendy South End type of restaurant.  It looks like Subway will be moving forward and they hope to open by the end of the year.

At the West Broadway neighborhood meeting, Starbucks and Social Wines presented.  Starbucks is slated to open at 11 West Broadway.  As some of you may have seen this week, the developer just started tearing down the old Quiet Man Pub and other buildings

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