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Relocation Advice

Smart Relocation Advice

Relocating can be exciting and stressful. When you need to find relocation housing in Massachusetts, where do you begin? Right here. You have come to the right place.

MABA buyer agents are here to welcome you to Massachusetts and help make your relocating to our beautiful state less stressful for you. As a non-profit member organization, MABA buyer agents set the gold standard for how every person relocating into the state of MA should be treated when looking for relocation housing.

Benefits of a MABA Buyer Agent if Relocating into Massachusetts

As you evaluate your options to select a broker to work with you to find the best relocation housing, be certain to evaluate and understand your options. It is unfortunate, but the terminology is confusing and the distinctions in services have become blurred in many states including MA. We believe that a MABA buyer agent will best serve your needs as you relocate.

Why use a MABA buyer agent if you are relocating?

  1. Peace of mind - Rest assured that you have hired a proven professional with a fiduciary responsibility to serve you, the home buyer. Selecting another non-MABA buyer agent or seller agent to work with will not give you this peace of mind.
  2. Market knowledge - Relocating into a state presents many options: where to live, new construction or existing, urban or rural, etc. Some feel the options are overwhelming. MABA agents will help you narrow the options and make informed decisions that suit your needs.
  3. Community knowledge - MABA agents have a 'village' of information that they offer their clients as part of their services. MABA buyer agents raised the bar for in-depth community knowledge about schools and their reputations, transporation services, new construction plans, developments, builders and zoning. We have a long list of service providers to help you as you move in. MABA buyer agents will know and share information about areas prone to flooding or at risk of severe storm damage during high tides or spring storms. Our in-depth community knowledge covering the state of MA delivers unparalleled service to our clients.
  4. Save time - MABA agents work only for you, the person relocating and looking to buy a home. Consistently we save our relocating clients time as we understand the many other demands on your time.
  5. Access to more properties - A MABA agent will first listen to your needs and then do the legwork to identify all the available properties that he or she feels best meet your wants and needs.

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  • Pending Sales for Massachusetts Homebuyers Maintain Steady Year-Over-Year Increases for Almost Four Years This February

    WALTHAM, Mass. – March 14, 2017 – The Massachusetts Association of Realtors® (MAR) reported today that ongoing buyer demand pushed pending sales up three percent over last year. Pending sales have been up 47 of the last 48 months, marking almost four years of positive gains in single family homes put under agreement. Realtors® confidence both in the market and in home prices was positive in February. 

     February Pending Sales:  

    Single Family February 2017 February 2016 % Change
    Sales 3,967 3,852 3.0%
    Median Price $330,000 $309,000 6.8%
    • Pending sales have been up 47 of the last 48 months  
    Condominium February 2017 February 2016 % Change
    Sales 1,558 1,566 -0.5%
    Median Price $313,000 $290,000 7.9%
    • Pending sales have been up or flat 17 of the last 18 months  

    “Buyers have been tireless these past four years, showing that the desire to live and work in Massachusetts is strong despite dwindling inventory and rising prices,” said 2017 MAR President Paul Yorkis, president of Patriot Real Estate in Medway.  

     Realtor® Market and Price Confidence Indexes:  

    Confidence Index February 2017 February 2016 %Change
    Market 75.20 68.66 10%
    Price 77.00 75.70 2%
    • The Realtor® Market Confidence Index was up for the 11th straight month
    • Measured on a 100-point scale, a score of 50 is the midpoint between a “strong” (100 points) and a “weak” (0 points) market condition  

    “This is the highest recording Market Confidence Index for the month of February since we began recording the data in 2008,” said Yorkis. “This speaks to the strength of the market this past year, as well as looking ahead to the spring market of 2017."