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Smile – Google Camera’s In Town

If you see a car with a funnyGoogle Street View Camera helmet looking attachment on top of it, smile because it’s the Google Street View camera. We’ve spotted the car driving through the streets of Medford and Somerville updating their maps.

Parking in Somerville

We all know it – parking in Somerville can be difficult.  According to the city’s parking website, there are “more than 11,600 registered vehicles per square mile; roughly 7,600 more cars per square mile than Boston and almost 3,600 more than Cambridge”.  That’s a heck of a lot of cars […]

Who Moves to Somerville?

Have you ever wondered where people lived before they moved to Somerville MA?  Spokeo used cell phone numbers to figure out where people came from before they decided to move to hip Somerville.  It surprised me to see that Washington DC is the #1 city where people used to live […]

More People Living in Medford & Somerville

If you’ve been looking around Medford or Somerville lately and think that you are seeing more people, you’re right. Although some parts of Massachusetts are losing population, according to the U.S. Census, our area is growing. The Boston Business Journal has put together an interesting map showing how much population […]

Who Moves to Medford?

Have you ever wondered where people moving to Medford come from? I’ve just found this interesting information from compiling the most common out of state cell phone numbers found for people living in Medford. I’ve been helping people sell their homes in Medford for over 20 years and I […]

Medford Real Estate Market Update

There are many factors that influence the real estate market here in Medford. Interest rates are higher than they were a few months ago. Today you can get a 30 year fixed rate mortgage for 4.625% if you have good credit. Another important factor is the number of homes for […]

Somerville Real Estate Market Update

Let’s take a look at what’s been happening with single family real estate values over the last year in Somerville, MA. Somerville Real Estate Market January 2012 The black line which shows the median sales prices. Not surprisingly, prices peaked in July – the reason why I say it’s not […]

Somerville Real Estate Update

Although it’s currently snowing as I look outside my window, the spring real estate market is already beginning in Somerville. Somerville Housing Stats February 2010 These numbers wouldn’t be complete without looking at the average days on the market that it takes for a property to sell. Average Days On […]

Real Estate Statistics for Somerville

Medford Real Estate Market Statistics

Medford Real Estate Update

Happy Holidays! Here’s the latest scoop on the Medford real estate market. Medford Real Estate Statistics as of December 2009 Let’s compare this to just about one year ago as the new year began. Medford Real Estate Statistics as of January 2009 As you can see, prices throughout the city […]

Stoneham Home Prices

The real estate market has been busy in Stoneham. Here is the latest info: Stoneham Home Statistics As of December 2009 To get the full picture, you’ll also want to know how long it’s taking properties to sell. Single family homes in Stoneham are selling in an average of 80 […]

Market Update – Winchester Homes

Curious about what’s happening in the market for Winchester Homes? I decided to sharpen my pencil and do some number crunching today. Take a look at latest statistics: Winchester Real Estate Market Stats November 2009 These numbers only tell you part of the story. You also need to look at […]

Malden Real Estate Market Update

The leaves are falling from the trees, Halloween has come and gone and we’ve turned the clocks back. It’s time to take a look at what’s happening in the Malden real estate market. Malden Real Estate Market Statistics as of November 2, 2009 The average days on market is another […]

Malden – Overlooked Town Says

Malden made it on short list of 6 overlooked Massachusetts towns in September 2009 . I’m proud to say that they quoted me and the fact that Malden is one of the few placed close to Boston where you can buy a 6 room 3 bedroom 1.5 bath house for […]

Arlington Real Estate Market

Today I sharpened my pencil and did some number crunching on current market conditions in Arlington. Although there are some real estate markets that have felt a major impact from the current recession, Arlington Massachusetts isn’t one of them. Arlington Real Estate Statistics as of September 2009 Since looking at […]

Somerville Market Update

It’s time to do some number crunching on the Somerville real estate market. Here’s what the lastest statistics look like: Somerville Housing Stats August 2009 The numbers wouldn’t be complete if we didn’t also look at the average Days on Market which are: Single Family Homes – 71 Condos – […]

Medford Market Update

If you’ve been reading my blog, then you know that I’m a number cruncher. I think it’s the best way to keep a good handle on what’s happening in the real estate market. Here are the latest statistics for Medford: Medford Real Estate Market Stats July 2009 What this shows […]

Condo Market Update

Today I was in the mood to do some number crunching, so I took a look at the condo market and what’s been happening over the last 6 months. Greater Boston Condo Sales 2009 * There are a wide variety of condos in each city. They range from small associations […]

Real Estate Market Inventory Update

I find that number crunching really helps me get a good handle on the real estate market. Today I decided to focus in on the single family homes market to show you what’s going on in my main market areas: Medford & Surrounding Cities Real Estate Market Stats May 2009 […]

State of the Somerville Market

It’s time to cast the spotlight on the city of Somerville and see what’s going on in the real estate market. Spring is here (although the weather seems more like summer) and I thought it would be interesting to compare the number of properties for sale this spring with what […]

Photos From Stoneham Trivia Bee

Well, our team didn’t win, but we did have a lot of fun (and will never forget that Napoleon was first exiled to the island of Elba!) The Stoneham Educational Foundation’s Trivia Bee – another fun fund raiser for the city.

Real Estate Market Update Meford MA

Spring is in the air, but we’re not seeing a “typical” spring market, at least not yet in Medford. Spring is historically when the most number of buyers come out to look at homes. Normally by April there is a frenzy of sellers putting their homes on the market to […]

Real Estate Market Update – Stoneham MA

The spring market is starting off a bit slow in Stoneham. Here are the latest statistics for the housing market: Real Estate Statics for Stoneham MA as of April 2009 Let’s compare these figures to what was happening in December (which reflects the fall market in Stoneham) Real Estate Statics […]

Market Update – Winchester, MA

The real estate market in Winchester, Massachusetts is currently a mixed bag. Here’s what the latest housing figures look like: Winchester Real Estate Market Snapshot as of March 2009 As I’ve mentioned before in my blog, Winchester doesn’t have many multi family homes, so if you’re not familiar with the […]

Read & Go Green

When was the last time you went to your local library? As a kid, one of my favorite trips was to the library. There were so many books to read, so many adventures to have! My first job in high school I was a page at the Medford Public Library. […]

Wind Turbine at McGlynn Middle School

As you drive up Route 93 heading north from Boston, you’ll notice something new spinning in the wind – the McGlynn Middle School in Medford, MA has a wind turbine! If you’ve been reading this blog, you already know that I’m a Prius-driving tree hugger (and proud of it) so […]

Real Estate Market Update – Melrose MA

When I think of Melrose, I instantly think of its lovely Victorian downtown area that looks like it’s something from a Dickens story. Thankfully as the snow melts it’s looking less like Christmas and feels like spring might really be coming! The real estate market in Melrose has slowed down, […]

Real Estate Market Balance in Malden MA

The prices of real estate in Malden, MA have come down, just like the rest of the country. However, unlike many other areas, properties are selling in the city. Real Estate Stats Malden February 2009 Average Days on Market Single Family Homes – 115 Condos – 170 Multi Family Homes […]

The Sky Isn’t Falling in Arlington, MA

Although you can’t read or watch the news without hearing the term “housing crisis”, Arlington Massachusetts is a good example that all real estate is local and you can’t judge by what might be going on in other areas. Here are the latest statistics from January 2009: Arlington Real Estate […]

Market Update for Somerville, MA

If Goldilocks were looking to buy or sell a house in Somerville, she would find that one segment of the market is speeding up, one segment is slowing down and one segment is just right and has remained level. Here’s the latest statistics for the Somerville, MA real estate market. […]

Real Estate Market Update – Medford, MA

Welcome 2009! It will be interesting to see what changes happen in the upcoming year. We’re already seeing some changes in the real estate market in Medford, MA and I’m sure I’ll surprise some people because many of the changes are positive. Medford Real Estate Statistics As of January 2009 […]

Market Update – Stoneham MA

Looking out my window certainly confirms that winter is here in New England and with the snow we normally see a slow down in the market. This is exactly what’s happening in the condo and multi family segments of the real estate market in Stoneham MA. Stoneham Real Estate Market […]

Market Update – Winchester MA

Let’s take a look at what’s been going on in the real estate market in the fair city of Winchester: Winchester Real Estate Market Stats December 2008 Winchester’s housing inventory is primarily made up of single family homes. As you can see from the chart above, both the single family […]

Malden: 1 of The Best Places to Raise Kids

Business Week magazine just put out their list of the Best Places to Raise Your Kids 2009. The magazine was looking for the best affordable cities to raise kids. They picked one city in each state and were looking for cities with a population of at least 50,000 and median […]

Real Estate Stats for Somerville, MA

Somerville is a wonderful city where each square has its own feel. Although no city in my market area has been totally immune to the effects of this market, Somerville is remaining an active market. Somverille Housing Stats November 2008 As you can see from the chart above, absorption rates […]

Real Estate Stats for Arlington, MA

What’s happening in the real estate market in Arlington, MA? Since most people are looking to buy or sell either a single family, a condo or a multi family home, I’ve separated out what’s happening in each of these markets. Arlington Housing Stats October 2008 These numbers tell us that […]

Real Estate Stats For Medford, MA

As the leaves are falling from the trees, it’s time for another update on what’s happening in the real estate market here in Medford, MA. Since most people are looking to buy or sell either a single family, a condo or a multi family home, I’ve separated out what’s happening […]

Cut Down Your Commute Time

With the high price of gas (August 2008), I’m meeting with many buyers who have decided it’s time to move either closer to work or to a commuter friendly area. Thankfully the cities of Arlington, Medford, Somerville, Malden, Melrose and the surrounding communities all have wonderful access to public transportation. […]

Medford, Somerville and Winchester Real Estate Approaches Equilibrium

t’s time, once again, to update you on what’s happening in the Medford MA area real estate market. One of the key factors I look at is absorption rates. Absorption rate is a way to look at the number of properties currently on the market and then using the number […]

First Time Buyers Coming Back to Somerville MA Market

If you’re tired of reading all of the doom and gloom coming from the media (August 2008), I’m here to give you some good news. . . We’re seeing first time buyers coming back to the local real estate market. I’ve recently put homes in Malden MA and condos in […]