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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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  • Closed Home Sales Down in April After Record Inventory Lows and Rising Prices

    Median Sales Prices Have Seen Year-Over-Year Increases for 19 Straight Months

    WALTHAM, Mass. – May 23, 2017 – The Massachusetts Association of Realtors® (MAR) reported today that low inventory and rising prices caught up to the spring market, with single-family home sales decreasing over eight percent from this time last year. Both single-family and condominium prices saw a hike. Condominium sales decreased almost 10 percent from April 2016.

    April Closed Sales:

    Single-Family April 2017 April 2016 %Change
    Sales 3,735 4,082 -8.5%
    Median Price $362,500 $349,900 +3.6%
    • Closed sales have been down for four out of the last 12 months
    • Median prices have been up or flat for 16 out of the last 17 months
    Condominium April 2017 April 2016 %Change
    Sales 1,455 1,607 -9.5%
    Median Price $345,000 $329,950 +4.6%
    • Closed sales have been down for four out of the last 12 months
    • Median prices have been up or flat for 16 out of the last 17 months

    “With the current trend of plunging inventory and rising prices, the odds were strong that sales increases of the winter market would be unsustainable through the spring,” said 2017 MAR President Paul Yorkis, president of Patriot Real Estate in Medway. “The demand is there; we just need more homes on the market to satisfy that demand.”

    Inventory and Days on Market:

    Single-Family April 2017 April 2016 %Change
    Inventory 13,234 19,392 -31.8%
    Months of Supply 2.7 4.0 -32.5%
    Days on Market 81 107 -24.3%
    New Listings 7,706 8,513 -9.5%
    • 62nd time in the last 63 months of year-over-year inventory decreases
    Condominium April 2017 April 2016 %Change
    Inventory 1,455 1,607 -9.5%
    Months of Supply 2.0 2.8 -28.6%
    Days on Market 60 78 -23.1%
    New Listings 2,640 2,971 -11.1%
    • Inventory down for 16 out of the last 17 months

    “Unfortunately, our existing level of inventory makes it hard for us to meet our current and future housing needs,” said Yorkis. “If we don’t do anything soon, it will have a negative impact on the entire Massachusetts economy.”

    If you are thinking of buying a home anywhere in the state of Massachusetts, it is in your best interest to work with a member of the Massachusetts Association of Buyer Agents. These men and women are dedicated to working exclusively on your behalf to ensure that you have the best possible home-buying experience. Find a MABA agent here.