Property Tax, Interest Rates, and Your Monthly Payment

What can cause your pre-approved mortgage to fail, last minute, in 2022? Property tax and interest rates. If you are borrowing the full amount of your pre-approved mortgage, you need to check the total monthly cost of a property before you make an offer. Your lender pre-approved you based on a typical property tax and

By |2022-06-07T09:37:11-04:00June 8th, 2022|Categories: Money and finance, Mortgage matters|Tags: , , , , |

The annual “scare the buyers” article from The Boston Globe

The first week of February is too early for the annual “scare the buyers” article from The Boston Globe. I guess it was a slow news cycle in the real estate division. This annual tradition of throwing together statistics without context usually occurs a bit later in the year. In 2017, it was at the

By |2022-02-20T10:13:52-05:00February 23rd, 2022|Categories: buying process, Market data and conditions|Tags: , , , , |

Watching the real estate market without going crazy

This article is designed to make you crazy, buyers. Prices are up. We all know that. But, by how much? Funny, they don’t tell you anything relevant to your search. There is no chart of local information. Just a couple of paragraphs about why the housing bulls are dancing the gig. When you see an