When I was thirteen or fourteen, I had a button that read, “If you can’t dazzle them with your brilliance, baffle them with your bullshit.” That works in middle school, but I grew out of it. Some of my peers didn’t. Because my clients and I sign into open houses with my email address, I get put on agent’s email “newsletter” lists. (P.S., I was not asked whether I want this advertising.) I usually unsubscribe when I see it. I am writing this because I opened one.
Along with a request at the end for help with my real estate search, I got a note about the market in July:
- Rhode Island home transactions fell -4.2%, while median price increased 1.8%. Pending sales were up 6.6% year-over-year.
- Massachusetts showed a decrease of -5.6% in total transactions year-over-year. The median price increased 3.1%. Pending sales were up 77.8% over July of 2013 – once again, the highest in the region.