Home buying, investing, and selling information in the Greater Boston area

Earth Day document shredding event

March 13th, 2017 by Shane Engel

As a service to our community, we are holding a “shredding” event at our office, from 10-1, on April 22nd, 2017, which we scheduled to conveniently take place after tax filing time (so you can put aside items to be shredded as you are going through that process.) We have hired a professional, industrial shredding […]

Newton at Gateway condos in Watertown (near Newton Corner)

February 13th, 2017 by Shane Engel

Why People Choose to Live at Newtown at Gateway in Watertown Newtown at Gateway is a 139 unit condominium complex in Watertown, MA (near Newton Corner). Each unit has 1 level of living space, and units within the complex feature either 1 and 2 bedrooms, and 1 and 2 bathrooms. The complex itself is spread […]

Repton Place condominiums in Watertown

January 19th, 2017 by Shane Engel

Why People Choose to Live at Repton Place in Watertown Repton Place is a 179 unit condominium complex in Watertown, MA and offers units with a living area (square footage) between 557 and 1352 square feet. Units within the complex range from studio to 3 bedrooms, and 1 or 2 bathrooms. There are some garden-style […]

6 Options if you can’t make mortgage payments and are facing the threat of Foreclosure in Massachusetts

January 18th, 2017 by Shane Engel

  How to Handle a Late Mortgage Payment Financial difficulties can be created by a number of circumstances. I have seen enough situations to feel like I have “seen it all,” and I know better than to judge people who are facing such difficult circumstances. Life events such as illness, divorce, loss of a job, […]

Informational Resources for REO Asset Managers dealing with properties in Massachusetts

January 18th, 2017 by Shane Engel

This site is intended to provide important, Massachusetts-specific, information regarding the sales process, as well as potential pitfalls we help our clients avoid. Below are a set of videos and links to resource documents. Tip 1 for REO asset managers (Massachusetts)- Winterization       Tip 2 for REO asset managers (Massachusetts)- Older Homes are Prevalent […]

The Village Condos in Watertown

January 17th, 2017 by Shane Engel

Why People Choose to Live the Village Condominiums in Watertown The Village Condominiums is a 308 unit condominium (townhouse) complex in Watertown, MA. The complex itself is spread out over a total of 26 buildings, spread out over approximately 18 acres. It is conveniently located near the town lines of Belmont and Waltham. The complex […]

Condos at Hamilton Place in Watertown

January 11th, 2017 by Shane Engel

Hamilton Place Condominiums in Watertown     Why People Choose to Live at Hamilton Place in Watertown Hamilton Place is a 137 unit condominium complex in Watertown, MA. It is conveniently located in Watertown Square (32 Whites Ave), where residents can enjoy local shopping, dining, and exercise trails. Commuters will appreciate the nearby bus service […]

There is a Buyer for EVERYTHING

January 8th, 2017 by Shane Engel

  OK, maybe not EVERYTHING…but you might be surprised. Especially when it comes to real estate.   At the right price, there is ALWAYS a buyer. This is something I didn’t realize early on in my career (a “whopping” 12 years ago…seems like a lifetime ago.) I would go into a house (that smelled like […]

The Time I Refused to Sell a House

January 8th, 2017 by Shane Engel

  If you recall the madness which was taking place in the manic real estate market of 2004-2007 (especially in such places as Boston, Miami, Las Vegas, etc.), you have, no doubt, heard crazy stories of “weekend investors” going bankrupt, people making $30,000/ year obtaining mortgage loans for $750,000, people re-financing their homes at $105% […]

Sometimes very unusual things happen

January 8th, 2017 by Shane Engel

  Most of the time, when I meet with someone who wants to sell a house, they have, let’s say, “different” ideas about what it is worth than everyone else. There is a very funny cartoon I have seen (and wish I could post here, but have not asked for permission from the cartoonist) which […]

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Fiber Arts Drop-In

Makers of HATCH Makerspace

Need help with that sewing project? Haven't picked up your knitting needles in awhile? Drop in during our open hours on Mondays to get help from our resident textiles expert.

Sewing Basics: Splash Proof Pouch

Makers of HATCH Makerspace

Part three of our "Summer Sewing Extravaganza," be beach ready with a splash-proof pouch! Perfect for your phone and other devices by the waterside. Sewing Basics, offered monthly, will feature simple fabric cutting, straight seaming, sewing...

Jake & Joe’s Prospect Hill 4 Miler

Waltham Trail Runners

We will be running up Border Rd and then a portion of the Prospect Bandit Run (PBR) course. Please note that this run is hilly and is meant for intermediate and advanced runners. The run is 4 miles long with options to add more.

Black Diamond Real Estate Investors - Waltham MA

Black Diamond Real Estate Investors- Waltham and Worcester

The four taxes you pay when you sell a property - and how not to The market is strong, so maybe you are selling a property to step up to something larger. Or maybe you are revamping your portfolio into more passive investments: avoiding the...