Monthly Archives: January 2006

Homebuyer survey: Graph prices thru 2010

2005, The Real Estate Cafe tried to keep its clients as well as the
general public informed about the real estate bubble through our blog.
Now we’d like to invite our blog readers in
Greater Boston to give us YOUR opinion on the housing market and
homebuying plans for 2006.

The survey takes just a few minutes and we need *** FIVE *** more respondents to reach our goal of 100. Your feedback will help us provide better services to consumers.

Privacy Policy:
Survey responses will be tablulated as a group without attribution to
individual respondents. Your identify is so confidential we don’t even ask for your name or your email
address, so there’s no way we can share or, God forbid, sell them to anyone who might send you junk mail or spam.

Posted in Consumer surveys, Housing forecasts, Price trends, Real Estate Bubble

Real Estate readers choice

Reader’s choice, Wisconsin ???,
Madison Wisconsin readers choose front page news coverage through online poll

Posted in Client Feedback – The real estate connection – Luxury condominiums

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Season housing price variation in Massachusetts

Do blog post showing one or more images from, shownig seasonal price variations for single-family homes across Massachusetts.

Use disclosures about data limitations to communicate the kinds of custom market research we can do for either buyers or sellers on an a la carte basis.

Ask Doug to bullet point those limitations and give examples of what customized reports could include and how they could be used.

Posted in Market trends

Got homebuyers? GO FSBO

Gotsnow_2005Got snow?  In sharp contrast to blizzard conditions this time last year, people were driving around Boston today with their convertible tops down.  Wonder if the January thaw will create a spike in home sales compared to 2005, or at least an increase of new MLS listings.  Although MLS statistics reveal that unsold homes are up 54% in suburban Boston, NEW MLS listings across Massachusetts are up less than 8% over the same period last year:  January 1-15.  Does that suggest that sellers are waiting for the Spring market to list their properties, or that more people are thinking of selling outside the MLS to avoid paying traditional commissions?

If you’re one of those homeowners who’d like to take advantage of the unseasonably warm weather to
get ready, The Real Estate Cafe is planning a seminar on "Getting Organized to Sell For Sale by Owner."  Rather than formal classroom instruction, what would you think of meeting at someone’s house to offer recommendations and pick-up ideas for your own home? 

Selling a home or not, the New England Chapter of the National Association of Professional Organizers (NAPO) has a variety of resources online for GO (Get Organized) Month (January 2006).  To register for our upcoming course, email us at, or record your contact information on our blog reader line:  617-876-2117.

Posted in FSBO: For Sale By Owner

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Posted in FSBO: Best Practices

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Experiment with Pay per Click

Link: Bothell Real Estate Homes Properties and Lots.

Uses FSBO ads, too:

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