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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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

Mixing Business and Friendship

January 8th, 2017 by Shane Engel

  There is a belief among some that “You don’t mix business and pleasure.”   “Pleasure” (and other emotions) tend to cloud one’s judgement, and, for some, that is too high a price to pay to do business with someone they otherwise know and trust. There is a lot of validity to this line of […]

The Market Can Bail You Out (or Bury You)

January 8th, 2017 by Shane Engel

  It is said that “A rising tide lifts all boats.” The idea behind this phrase is that, when a market is doing well, it benefits all involved. But is this actually true? And is there a way to benefit when “the tide goes out?”   In a real estate market like most areas of […]

The Best Money I’ve Ever Spent

January 8th, 2017 by Shane Engel

  People frequently ask legendary investor Warren Buffett about where to invest. If you know anything about Warren Buffett, you probably already know that he does not give out “hot stock tips.” Regardless of his refusal to give out “hot tips,” he does not shy away from answering the question. His answer, invariably is this: […]

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Community Events

Casual Talk On Robotics.

Arlington Robotics Meetup

We will meetup and talk about the new advancements in the field of robotics. As this is the first meetup, so we will keep it casual. Feel free to bring your hobby projects, if you want to talk about them. Here is a piece written by Jim Noon I am...

Friday Night Jam Session/Open Mic/Kitchen party

Canadian/Celtic Live Music & Dance Venues

Every friday night we have a open jam session/mic night. bring an instrument and join in if you play Cape breton, Irish, Scottish, Bluegrass or county music. or come and listen. Its free admission but a small donation to the Pub Jar would be...

Beginner 2 Mile Run from Cafe on the Common - all levels welcome

Waltham Trail Runners

We'll run from the cafe to the river path, go west to Prospect Street, and double back along the river. Finishing up with one loop around the common to make it an even 2 miles. Since it's an out and back we can spread out at different paces to...

Battle for the Quickening

Boston Area Casual EDH Players

We will primarily be playing EDH but also like to mix it up with cube drafting and sometimes casual multiplayer, Modern, and Planechase.  If you have an alternate suggestion for playing please feel free to suggest it to the group!