Monthly Archives: December 2011

Home buyers: Where are Boston housing prices headed in 2012 & beyond?

Keeping an eye on the real estate market in Massachusetts?  The Real Estate Cafe and would like to know what you think housing prices will look like in Greater Boston, as well as LOCAL cities and towns across the state, in 2012 and

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Do savings on expired luxury homes really exceed price reductions?

Following the near collapse of Wall Street in September 2008, The Real Estate Cafe began tracking and mapping million dollar price reductions on luxury homes across Massachusetts.  We were so excited that we created walking tours of “Million Dollar Markdowns” in two

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Want savings from expired listings or $8K home buyer tax credit?

Continuing our annual end of the year analysis of expired and canceled listings across Massachusetts, focusing this time on the 10 days before Christmas, 12/16-25/11. Continuing our annual end of the year analysis of expired and canceled listings across Massachusetts,

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Converting expired listings into win-win opportunity for DIY homebuyers & FSBOs

It’s that time of year again.  Thousands of real estate listing contracts are ending or “expiring” across Massachusetts.  Using 9/26/11 as a starting point, we estimate that 20,000 listings will expired or be canceled by the end of the year. 

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2012: Will more Realtors pull MLS listings from Trulia? Zillow next?

If mega-broker Edina Realty pulled their listings from and Trulia, despite the fact that both real estate portals are have millions of site visitors each month, will other mega-brokers, likeColdwell Banker, Century21, RE/Max, and Keller Williams follow?  If listings are disappearing from and Trulia, will Zillow be next?  Thanks to, a

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Will more Realtors pull MLS listings from Trulia & Zillow in 2012?

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Is the housing bubble still taking the JOY out of Christmas?

Insert Stuck Santa Six years after The Real Estate Cafe published this blog post, the housing bubble is still taking the joy out of Christmas. Real estate bubble: Top news story of 2005? Being squeezed for money is painful anytime, but

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Occupy Housing’s DIY Foreclosure Prevention: Don’t try this at home?

When I saw a headline this morning reading, Occupy protesters turn to foreclosures, it reminded me of repossession riots predicted in “Countdown to a Meltdown: America’s coming economic crisis,” a fictionalized look back at the presidential election of 2016 — not

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